Director of Conservation, Audubon Alaska
Company: Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Audubon protects birds and the places they need, today and
tomorrow. Director of Conservation, Audubon Alaska in Anchorage,
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Alaska Job Locations US-AK-Anchorage - US-AK Type Regular,
Full-Time Job Category Community Relations/Outreach ID 2020-4500
City Anchorage State/Province AK Additional Location :
State/Province AK 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 approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus
chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers,
Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the
country.-- 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 identify, 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. The
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to inquire about the status of applications. Position Summary
Audubon Alaska (AK) is the Alaska program of the National Audubon
Society. Our working geography includes 207 Important Bird Areas
covering 50% of the total U.S. coastline, 65% of the total U.S.
wetlands, the traditional lands of 226 Federally-Recognized Tribes,
and the largest federal and state public land base in the country.
The Director of Conservation will lead the development of landscape
level conservation objectives for the implementation of Audubon's
priority conservation strategies in Alaska for the benefit of birds
and the places they need to thrive. Conservation strategies focus
on climate and public lands, coasts and water, and regenerative
economies. A successful candidate will work closely with Audubon's
Alaska team and national conservation, policy and science teams.
They will collaborate with natural resource agencies (federal,
state, county, and municipal), Tribal governments and
organizations, conservation organizations, universities, and
Audubon chapters for successful implementation of their work across
large landscapes. The Director of Conservation will work closely
with national, flyway, and state fundraising, science, engagement,
and policy teams to build sustainable income streams, engagement
efforts, conservation science strategies, and policy objectives to
further Audubon's conservation objectives in the region.
Reporting to the Executive Director & Vice President of Audubon
Alaska, the Director of Conservation will manage the conservation
and science staff throughout the state, including tracking
conservation activity and defining measures of success. They will
develop funding proposals to foundations, corporations, agencies,
and individuals. They will also be responsible for identifying
funding opportunities and managing the funding relationships with
natural resource agencies at multiple levels of governance along
with some funder and donor relationships as assigned. Essential
- In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and
implement conservation strategies for the benefit of birds,
wildlife habitats, and human communities, across Alaska.
- Design and direct the conservation programs in Alaska to be
fully aligned with National Audubon's strategic plan, maximizing
Audubon's impact by integrating work across the full suite of
Audubon's national and regional science, conservation, network,
policy, and development teams.
- Further Audubon's reputation through building partnerships and
coalitions with a network of Tribal organizations, land and
wildlife management agencies, universities, NGOs, and community
- Oversee the incorporation of community science engagement in
Audubon's conservation work and the analysis of these data and
those collected by Audubon staff to inform adaptive management
strategies and understand outcomes of conservation action.
- Manage staff and engage volunteers, as needed, to implement
Audubon's bird conservation programs.
- Design, implement, and direct measures of success focused on
birds and habitat across priority landscapes.
- Provide technical expertise related to birds and habitat in the
region to internal and external audiences and partners.
- Research and secure public and private funding opportunities to
support conservation programs.
- Support the Vice President with development activities
including solicitation of gifts and prospect development. Specific
activities may include, but are not limited to, leading bird walks
and giving presentations to existing and prospective donors.
- Develop and oversee priority bird conservation projects, in
coordination with state and regional science staff and partners, in
order to achieve the goals of Audubon's hemispheric bird
- Coordinate with regional science, policy, education, and
communications staff not under direct supervision to guide
planning, monitoring, and conservation implementation in the areas
overseen by Audubon Minnesota. Integrate these efforts into
Mississippi Flyway and Gulf of Mexico conservation plans and goals.
Qualifications and Experience
- M.S. in Ornithology, Avian Ecology, Forestry, Natural Resources
Management, or a related field.
- 8+ years of experience in natural resources management,
biology, Traditional Indigenous Knowledge, or related environmental
or conservation work and at least 4 years of management experience,
specifically leading professional teams.
- Must be well-versed in conservation, biology, and
identification of Alaska birds and other wildlife.
- Strong understanding of the value and previous experience
supporting community science, with a focus on wetlands or water
monitoring a plus.
- A commitment to working inclusively with Tribes, Tribal
governments, and/or Native Corporations
- Deep understanding of conservation issues in Alaska.
- Proven record in project management including managing grants
(writing proposals, coordinating with relevant funders, completing
reports, and administering contracts), writing articles, and
stewarding other relevant projects.
- Proven fundraising experience, specifically from public
agencies and in conservation preferred.
- Demonstrated experience working with public agencies (federal
- Must be self-motivated and willing to work in a flexible,
- Excellent oral and written communications skills and the
ability to synthesize and communicate technical and complex
information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Strong leadership and collaborative ethics, as demonstrated in
- Strong interpersonal and social skills with a positive attitude
and good sense of humor.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, working knowledge of GIS
- Candidate must be willing to conduct in-state travel,
occasional out-of-state travel and be comfortable with working
evenings and weekends as job demands.
- Valid driver's license required.
- Willingness to travel in cars, planes, boats and other
- Ability to work outdoors, in all weather conditions and on
varying terrain, with or without accommodation. Options Apply for
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