National Audubon Society

Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Our nearly 500 local chapters nationwide engage members in grassroots conservation action.

Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

National Audubon Society New Orleans, LA, USA
Oct 01, 2019
Full time
Position Summary The Communications Associate acts as the team coordinator for a Communications Committee in place working towards the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition. They will play a key role in building awareness and support in both Louisiana and nationwide for restoration of the Mississippi River Delta on behalf of National Audubon Society, Environmental Defense Fund, and National Wildlife Federation, as well as in collaboration with regional partner coalitions to restore coastal Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. They will support a variety of communications projects through regular reporting on team deliverables, monitoring coverage in the media and other channels, as well as facilitating effective team workflow and operations. The Communications Associate should also possess a strength for multiplatform storytelling and will help develop a wide range of campaign materials across web and print, as well as manage and maintain the coalition-branded blog as well as various other programs. Essential Functions • Contribute to the development and implementation of communications work plans supporting Mississippi River Delta restoration goals; • Manage communications committee functions including project tracking, weekly meeting agendas, follow-ups, and team reporting;  • Create a wide range of communications materials for distribution across a variety of platforms and for diverse audiences, with the goal of building support for coalition priorities; leveraging graphic design expertise where necessary; • Manage content on campaign website, blog and social media properties; working with campaign staff to design, create, edit, and regularly update multimedia pages on the site; • Distribute strategic communications to key media contacts as well as coalition email subscribers;  • Monitor the media, web news sources, and social media for news stories and features relating to the campaign, compiling news clips to inform campaign staff, building reports of campaign coverage, and identifying opportunities for media outreach and communications strategies; • Oversee media tracking and measurement aspects of communications plans; • Prepare materials for the press and assist communications staff with pitching to reporters, editors, and producers; • Assist senior communications staff with coordination, execution and documentation of media events; • Facilitate the timely coordination of communications among key collaborative partners and help track progress towards key deliverables under the work plan, including tracking and coordinating budget expenditures with senior communications staff; • Support senior communications staff as needed in achieving strategic team and coalition goals; • Perform other duties as assigned.  Qualifications and Experience • Bachelor’s Degree required; strongly preferred in communications, journalism, marketing or other related field; • 3+ years’ experience in public relations, journalism or other communications or marketing-related field, with a demonstrated record of success; • Experience in project management and coordination required; • Demonstrated time-management skills, attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple projects to consistently meet deadlines; • Experience in developing engaging print and online communications materials for a wide range of audiences; • Exceptional writing and editing skills. Must write quickly and well under pressure; • Ability to communicate complex and technical information clearly to various audiences;  • Proactive, self-starter able to get things accomplished with minimal direct supervision;  • Strong proficiency in a wide range of digital platforms and programs, including Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Engaging Networks or similar email management system;  • Photography, sound and video recording and editing capabilities; experience in the nonprofit sector on issues related to conservation; knowledge of Louisiana and its people/geography/history/environment is a nice to have;  • Must be willing to travel, as well as commit to some evening and weekend work as needed; • Valid driver’s license required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Audubon Society Boulder, CO, USA
Oct 01, 2019
Full time
Overview Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Position Summary Reporting to the Colorado River Program Director at the National Audubon Society, the Program Manager is responsible for assisting the Colorado River Program with policy and management efforts as well as stakeholder relations with a principal focus on water and habitat issues at the United States-Mexico border. As part of the team, s/he will work with a broad array of internal and external partners to improve coordination and collaboration, to contribute to Audubon’s efforts to use science, economics, law, fundraising and communications to improve the reliability of water supplies for people and birds across the Colorado River Basin, as well as produce timely work products throughout the year. Additionally, the Program Manager effectively oversees specific projects pertaining to Audubon’s Colorado River Program. S/he will work in partnership with other like-minded organizations in pursuit of Audubon’s objectives; and s/he will also advocate on behalf of Audubon to local, state, and federal government officials, including agency staff and appointed and elected officials. **The Program Manager may be based out of Boulder, Colorado or an agreeable remote location within the region that uses Colorado River water. Essential Functions Under the guidance of the Program Director, track and coordinate progress on a variety of collaborative efforts in the Colorado River Delta. Provide content and broadly support broad-ranging Audubon efforts to secure resources for restoration of the Colorado River Delta. Support and manage select Audubon partnership efforts to promote Colorado River water conservation. Support and manage select Audubon partnership efforts to promote the protection and restoration of Colorado River Basin riparian habitats. Develop productive relationships with key stakeholders, including staff from local, state, and federal agencies, NGOs, and funders in the United States and Mexico. Provide content in support of Audubon objectives for web and social media platforms; be active in the communication and dissemination of Audubon objectives and successes in the Colorado River Basin. Research and guide framing of Colorado River and related policy positions, including development of briefing papers and talking points. Provide occasional document translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English. Work closely and effectively with consultants that Audubon retains for science, economics, and policy work; act as a liaison on projects and report updates to the Program Director following meetings. Qualifications and Experience Bachelor’s degree in environmental policy or science or related field required; Master’s or Professional degree preferred. 5+ years professional experience in environmental advocacy, to include demonstrated success at the federal, state and/or local level. Knowledge of Western Water or Colorado River issues required. Outstanding writing, editing, presentation, and public speaking skills required, as well as superior communication and interpersonal skills. Experience working within or managing diverse coalitions. Written and spoken Spanish fluency. Ability to work independently and in a team-based environment. A self-starter, with strong organizational and time/project management skills. Fundraising or donor cultivation a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, as well as web-based and social media tools. A flexible approach to work, and ability to occasionally travel for work when needed.  Demonstrated interest in conservation and the mission of the National Audubon Society. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com