Audubon International seeks a highly-qualified and enthusiastic individual to serve as Environmental Program Specialist. The incumbent will report directly to the Director of Environmental Programs for Golf and work with other Audubon International staff to:
• process, assess, manage, and track certification activities for members in AI’s award winning Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf (ACSP-G),
• assist with implementation of landscape level conservation initiatives such as the Raptor Relocation Network (RRN) and Monarchs in the Rough (MITR),
• organize and manage the organization’s annual BioBlitz,
• develop Case Studies and Fact Sheets for ACSP, MITR and RRN
• represent AI at events
Audubon International, a 501 (c ) (3) nonprofit organization, has been in existence for over 30 years and uses a set of award-winning environmental education and certification programs, technical assistance and recognition, to positively impact environmental health at multiple geographic scales, including individual properties, communities, and ecoregions. We work with a wide range of interested partners, including golf courses, developers, small businesses, environmental not-for-profits, community associations, local governments, and state and federal agencies.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Under the guidance of the Director of Environmental Programs the incumbent will:
• Receive and manage incoming ACSP-G member documents from direct mail and email submissions; log all member progress information into AI’s Member Database.
• Accurately and systematically assess completeness and rigor of ACSP-G member submissions; match submitted data to AI standards; identify gaps in submission
• Respond to members with appropriate feedback, recognition, progress reports, and educational materials, as needed.
• Manage AI’s Raptor Relocation Network program including but not limited to enrolling participants, updating written and electronic materials, and conducting site visits to evaluate relocation sites, coordinating citizen science monitors and managing relocation and tracking website
• Enroll members in the Monarchs in the Rough program, provide materials to members, prepare reports on program and monitoring efforts
• In collaboration with other Program staff, provide needed administrative and technical support to as needed.
• Coordinate with appropriate AI staff to ensure that information maintained in the organization’s member database is up-to-date and accurate.
• Assist in marketing and promotional efforts for all of AI’s education and certification programs.
• Occasionally represent AI at meetings, conferences, and educational venues to promote AI’s mission and programs, and assist with member recruitment and partner relationships as needed.
• A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study (i.e., environmental studies, resource management, sustainability, etc.) and at least one year of related professional experience.
• Excellent attention to detail;
• Excellent writing and oral communication skills, including ability to write clearly about scientific concepts;
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills and experience working with diverse constituencies and membership demographics.
• Ability to excel both by working independently and as part of a collaborative team.
• Experience and comfort with public speaking.
• Computer proficiency (i.e., Microsoft Office suite, database management, internet-based research, professional applications of social media, etc.)
The person in this position must be able to:
• Remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
• Occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
• Constantly operate a computer and other office machinery, such as a copy machine, computer printer and folding machine.
• Regularly ascends/descends stairs to access office equipment.
• Frequently communicate with members and interested parties who have inquiries, and exchange accurate information in these situations.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
How to Apply:
Submitted applications will be reviewed upon receipt and must include the following:
• Cover letter summarizing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, including a description of how prior educational training, experience and skills prepare the candidate to fulfill the job responsibilities detailed above.
• Curriculum vitae or resume.
• Contact information (name, job title, phone and email) for three professional references
Application materials should be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com with the job title and your name in the subject line (i.e., Program Specialist – Jane Smith).
Audubon International is an equal opportunity employer committed to practices that ensure employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.