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Staff and Contract Positions
NYC Audubon's staff is a diverse team of professionals with expertise in the fields of conservation science, advocacy, education, nonprofit management, communications, and development.
Job Opening: Bird Survey Technician
New York City Audubon seeks two Bird Survey Technicians to assist with a monitoring study of multiple green roofs and green terraces in Manhattan. The seasonal staff positions will run from May 1 - November 15, 2023, and are an exciting opportunity to get involved in urban biodiversity research with one of the city’s leading conservation organizations.
Job Opening: Director, Advocacy and Engagement
New York City Audubon seeks a dynamic Director of Advocacy and Engagement to lead campaigns that inspire New Yorkers and protect the city’s wild birds and urban biodiversity. The ideal candidate will combine government relations experience with a commitment to conservation and sustainability, and the ability to think both strategically and tactically about advocacy campaigns and outreach.
Job Opening: Communications Associate
New York City Audubon seeks an energetic and proactive Communications Associate to grow our visibility, reach new audiences, and engage constituents. This is an exciting position for someone starting a career in communications, marketing, branding and/or community engagement, with an opportunity to learn all aspects of nonprofit marketing/communications and make a big impact in environmental conservation.
Birding Guides 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, or People of Color, and who speak languages in addition to English. Birding guides and educators are contracted per event or event series; frequency of events varies throughout the year. To learn about currently available birding guide and educator roles, contact us with a brief summary of your birding and/or education experience at email@example.com, with “Birding Guide/Educator” in the subject line. No calls, please.
Board of Directors and Advisory Council
Our leadership is made up of diverse and dynamic individuals who volunteer their time, offering guidance and expertise in a wide range of issues that steer the organization's work.
Board of Directors
NYC Audubon welcomes suggestions for new members of our board of directors for three-year terms that begin in June of each year. See our Leadership page for a list of current board members and information on how to submit suggestions for candidates.
NYC Audubon's advisory council provides valuable insight, expertise, and counsel to the work of the organization. Advisory council members may include past members of the board of directors and adjunct committee members. See our Leadership page for a list of current advisory council members and information on how to get involved.
Commitment to EDIA
NYC Audubon’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDIA), an integral part of our mission, guides our recruitment of staff, board and advisory council members, volunteers, and educators. Read more here about how we center EDIA in our conservation, engagement, and advocacy work, and in our internal operations.
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.