The National Audubon Society is hiring a
The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.
Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
The Raptor Rehabilitation Assistant position is designed to assist Center staff in all areas of bird care. This individual will participate in the day-to-day operations of the raptor clinic, rehabilitation and/or husbandry of the Center’s resident raptors and provide support to the Raptor Trauma Clinic. They will be expected to maintain good communications within other departments of the Center, Audubon staff and volunteers in addition to the general public to actively help promote the Center’s programs and mission of caring for Florida’s raptors.
This is a full –time seasonal position (6 months) starting in February to provide support during baby bird season at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.
• Provide daily husbandry of the resident raptors including cleaning and feeding
• Assist with the husbandry of raptors under rehabilitation as well as assist in the coordination of their releases.
• Assist in the care of orphaned baby raptors and returning uninjured babies to their nests and/or fostering into a new nest.
• Assist clinic staff with medical examinations, daily medical treatments, tracking bird progression in Raptor Med, and cleaning and feeding.
• Assist in the training of volunteers.
• Maintain and update patient records including admission records, medical and food charts, bird release location maps, daily log books, monthly reports, project lists, etc.
• Participate in Audubon activities, fundraising and special events as necessary.
• Assist in maintenance projects as it relates to bird care, equipment and aviaries.
• Answer phones, assist with rescues and/or releases when needed, provide information to general public and other duties as assigned.
• Equivalent of high school education preferred.
• Basic animal clinical and husbandry experience required, raptor experience preferred.
• Must be able to work outside in the natural Florida environment, lift 50+ pounds on occasion. Majority of position is working on your feet 5-6 hours daily.
• Individual must be flexible and willing to prioritize projects as directed from supervisor.
• Individual must be able to communicate with diverse groups and individuals including staff, volunteers, veterinarians, donors and the general public as it relates to conservation and Center operations.
• Individual must have good written and verbal skills, organizational skills, be a team player and have the ability to work with limited resources.
• Valid Florida Driver's License and reliable transportation required.
• Weekend hours will be required, some evening work or emergency response may also be required.
• Respect of wildlife and Florida environment. Commitment to Audubon’s mission and programs.
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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