Director of Gulf Ecology, National Audubon Society

Various Locations: (US-NY-New York; US-AL; US-MS-Moss Point; US-LA-Baton Rouge; US-LA-New Orleans; US-TX-Clear Lake Shores)

Organization: National Audubon Society

Duties: Help to develop and implement Audubon’s conservation plan and on-the-ground restoration for the Gulf of Mexico. This person will play a leadership role in helping Audubon identify and prioritize sites for restoration and conservation along the coast, coordinate multi-state and Gulf-wide funding for restoration of these sites, and serve as Audubon’s science lead, in coordination with the national science team and field-based scientists, for Gulf Coast efforts. The Director leads Audubon’s work to enhance Gulf bird habitat restoration and conservation on coastal sites through developing and applying regional and Gulf-wide habitat restoration and management plans, and coordinating Gulf funding efforts with Audubon State Offices and Gulf chapters on federal and state funding resulting from the BP Oil Spill (i.e., National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Natural Resources Damage Assessment Funds, and the RESTORE Act), Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, and other federal, state, foundation and corporate funding opportunities. This position will work closely with federal and state natural resource and wildlife agencies, civic organizations such as coastal conservation partners, and individual landowners to meet these goals.

Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in applied coastal ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, or related field, Master’s preferred, and 5+ years’ experience of program management. Familiarity with coastal systems and environments and their interaction with birds or other wildlife. Bird life-cycle knowledge desired. Knowledge and appreciation of the people, values, and current restoration, coastal resilience, and conservation. Experience applying the best available science and other information to achieve conservation outcomes. Ability to synthesize and communicate technical and complex information for a non-technical audience, with effective communication skills reaching both scientific audiences as well as the general public. Excellent written and verbal communications skills with experience in grant writing and working with the press preferred.

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