Audubon announces job opportunities to join Mississippi River Delta team

08.30.2011 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

The National Audubon Society is looking for two smart, passionate people to join the Mississippi River Delta restoration team. Open positions include Louisiana Vice President and State Director and Communications Coordinator for the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign. The Vice President position would be located in Baton Rouge, La., and the Communications Coordinator would be located in either Baton Rouge or Washington, DC.

Vice President and State Director, Louisiana

Position summary (more information can be found on Audubon’s website):

Audubon seeks a dynamic, motivated, and innovative State Executive Director to maintain and enhance Audubon Louisiana’s role as a strong leader in conservation science and policy advocacy.

The Executive Director holds the title of Vice President within the national organization, and functions as the chief executive officer for Audubon in Louisiana, exercising fund-raising, management and leadership responsibility in overseeing programs and initiatives related to the state. This individual must be a visionary leader, an accomplished fundraiser, an experienced manager, and have the proven ability to implement successful conservation projects “on-the-ground.” He or she will build on Audubon’s rich history and enhance its contributions to conservation in Louisiana. The Executive Director works in collaboration with the larger Audubon organization at all levels and with external policy makers, agency leaders, and funders at the local, state and national level. The Executive Director reports to the national organization’s Vice President of the Lower Mississippi Flyway, and will be jointly supervised in the future by a Louisiana  state board s/he will help to create. The Executive Director and all employees of Audubon Louisiana are employees of National Audubon Society.

Key focal challenges for a new state director in Louisiana will include: establishing the brand and supporting elements of a full state office; delivering the conservation outcomes related to the long-term investment of restoring coastal hydrology and habitats; managing Audubon’s largest and oldest holding, the Rainey Sanctuary, in concert with surrounding landowners; forwarding the goals of the Important Bird Areas program in the state; and building chapter and grassroots support for the state’s conservation agenda. Concurrently, the director will continue the record of financial stability that supports its current 7 staff and $1.18 million annual budget, and expand its conservation impacts through science, policy, and public education and outreach.

Board development and assistance will be crucial to success. These efforts will require strong non-profit management experience and fund-raising abilities, and a thorough understanding of Louisiana’s diverse communities and resources.

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Communications Coordinator, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign

Position summary (more information can be found on Audubon’s website):

The communications coordinator for the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign will play a key role in building nationwide awareness and support for restoration of the Mississippi River Delta on behalf of the National Audubon Society, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the National Wildlife Federation. The coordinator will work closely with other staff members to create and produce content for web and print, conduct media outreach, and distribute key information to campaign staff.

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