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Audubon California Executive Director - Application Due April 26
National Audubon Society
Position: Executive Director
Department: California State Office
Position Summary: Audubon seeks a dynamic, creative State Executive
Director to lead the implementation of its ambitious strategic vision by
attracting significant new resources and talent to this well-established
organization. The Executive Director will be the chief executive officer
for Audubon in California and will supervise all its facilities
and programs statewide. The Executive Director reports to the Director of
Field Operations, and will be jointly supervised by the Audubon California
state board of directors, which is a non-fiduciary board.
The Executive Director and all employees of Audubon California are
of National Audubon Society. The Executive Director will participate as a
member of a team of state directors to help achieve Audubon goals.
Lead Audubon California's fundraising through a strong and well-supported
development department, through board engagement, and through personal
efforts. Significantly increase contributions from major donors and
grants and earned revenues.
Effectively and passionately articulate Audubon's strategies for
the conservation needs of the state of California.
Oversee the development of high leverage conservation and public policy
programs to conserve and restore California's natural ecosystems, focusing
on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats.
Work closely with board and staff to update and implement the Audubon
California Strategic Plan and Statewide Plan for Audubon Centers and their
associated operating budgets.
Raise the profile and visibility of Audubon California and build creative
and enduring alliances with Audubon chapters, public agencies and other
Effectively manage Audubon California so that all elements of the Audubon
network-chapters, volunteers, staff, board, centers and
sanctuaries-collaborate as a team.
Be a visible and effective advocate for Audubon priorities in state and
national legislative and regulatory arenas in coordination with other
Audubon offices and local chapters.
Recruit, inform and motivate the Audubon California Board to maximize its
Hire, manage and lead an experienced and skilled state program staff team
to achieve Audubon California's maximum potential.
Qualifications and Experience:
The successful candidate will be a creative leader who is passionate about
Audubon's vision. The individual must embrace Audubon's distinct
foundation and believe firmly in its non-partisan, collaborative approach
public policy. The position calls for an entrepreneurial spirit coupled
with strong business and management skills. The Executive Director must
a strategic thinker, persuasive communicator, an excellent fundraiser and
able to engage the diverse communities of California. Audubon California
An engaging leader; an individual who can inspire and motivate staff,
volunteers, donors, potential partners, and who will enthusiastically
embrace the full array of duties required in this position: strategic
planning, organizational management, public policy advocacy, grass roots
work, fund raising, communications, and partnership building.
A seasoned organizational leader with at least ten years of progressively
responsible experience with private, non-profit, or public sector
organizations, including five years at management level with comparable
staff and budget. Proven visionary leadership and effective management of
an organization of talented professionals, ideally one with multiple
or sites. Experience managing institutional growth and change.
An individual who is knowledgeable and passionate about California, its
heritage, natural resources, and its conservation issues.
An enthusiastic and skilled executive in marketing and fund raising,
including campaign experience and work with major donors.
Demonstrated outstanding stakeholder relations skills; an ability to work
with a wide range of individuals, volunteers, donors, and organizations on
the local, regional and national level.
Productive working relationships with communities of color.
Excellent oral and written communications skills, including substantial
public speaking experience. The candidate should be a leader who can
develop and maintain effective representation of Audubon in California and
nationally, building public recognition of its brand and mission.
Compensation and Application Instructions: Audubon California offers a
highly competitive salary and benefits package.
Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume
Email applications are strongly preferred. Deadline for application: