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NYC Audubon benefits from a passionate and talented corps of professional staff, trip leaders, and educators, under the guidance of a board of directors dedicated to accomplishing our mission to protect the City's birds and their habitats. Though we are a small organization, we are always looking to improve our communal skillset and bring new voices into the fold, with an eye towards better reflecting the diverse community of New York City.

Not all of NYC Audubon's staff are birders, but we do share a commitment to safeguarding the birds and wild places of New York City—whether via conservation science, advocacy work, outreach and education, or by maintaining our organization on a sound financial footing. Open NYC Audubon positions will be posted below as they become available.

Statement on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
New York City Audubon believes all people have the right to a close connection to the natural world and the right to a healthy environment. Preserving our environment is only possible if we all feel that connection. We recognize that inequities in our society are widespread and hinder access to nature. Only by embracing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility as values and striving for them in practice will we begin to foster a love of nature in all people and inspire them to be active stewards of the environment. We further believe that to thrive as an organization and effectively advance our mission and vision, the diversity of New York City’s people must be represented in, and welcomed into, our leadership, staff, and membership. The expertise, values, and perspectives of a diverse and inclusive organization are fundamental to expanding the reach and impact of our conservation, advocacy, and educational efforts. We commit to building an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible New York City Audubon, dedicated to protecting nature for all of New York City’s people and its wild birds.
Open Position: Director of Development
New York City Audubon seeks a motivated and experienced Director of Development to lead the organization’s fundraising. The Director of Development holds primary responsibility for all aspects of fundraising and membership, including supervision of staff and volunteers supporting this area, to further NYC Audubon’s work to champion nature in the City’s five boroughs through engaging programs and innovative conservation initiatives.  
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Open Position: FAO Schwarz Fellow
Reporting to the Director of Conservation and Science at New York City Audubon Society Inc. (NYC Audubon), the FAO Schwarz Fellow will help develop and advocate for an environmental policy initiative and coordinate educational and public programs for youth. Policy work includes research, policy, and public outreach groundwork for NYC Audubon’s legislative efforts to protect migrating birds and the health of city residents, with a focus on passing Lights Out legislation in New York City and/or New York State. Educational work includes developing and delivering nature and conservation programming at NYC Audubon’s seasonal environmental center on Governors Island and coordinating and delivering Feathered Friends, an after-school birding club for third- to fifth-graders. This full-time position is based in NYC Audubon’s administrative office in the Chelsea-Flatiron neighborhood of New York City, but the Fellow will also work throughout the five boroughs and on Governors Island.
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Board of Directors
NYC Audubon welcomes suggestions for new members of our board of directors for three-year terms beginning in June of each year. To make our board more representative of New York City’s diversity, we are especially interested in candidates who are racially/ethnically diverse, women, residents of boroughs other than Manhattan and Brooklyn, and/or with financial, educational, or New York City government policy/advocacy expertise. Please submit your suggestions to Jeffrey Kimball, chair of the nominating committee, via email at
Trip Leaders and Educators
NYC Audubon seeks experienced birders and/or natural history educators who enjoy sharing their knowledge about the natural world with others. As part of our ongoing commitment to better reflect the diverse face of our city and continue to expand accessible and inclusive birding, we particularly invite applications from candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. To learn more, email Program Manager Danielle Sherman at