Position Summary: Audubon seeks a dynamic Executive Director to build on Audubon New Mexico’s rich history and expand its contributions to conservation in New Mexico and the Central Flyway, leading the organization to its next level of programmatic and financial success. This is a high-profile, pivotal opportunity for a conservation professional to be an environmental entrepreneur in representing one of Audubon’s oldest state programs.
The Executive Director will be the chief executive officer for Audubon New Mexico and will exercise broad leadership and management responsibility in developing statewide conservation policy, initiatives, and public programming. Additionally, the Executive Director will oversee the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary, a community nature center in Santa Fe that welcomes thousands of schoolchildren and visitors annually, and will supervise the staff responsible for planning, operating, and managing the day-to-day operations, as well as the implementation of the long-term natural, cultural, and historic reserves, habitat, and public outreach goals at the center.
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Conservation Program Manager
Position Summary: More than 50% of New Mexico lands are used to grow crops and forage. These working lands are central to New Mexico’s economic, social and environmental health. Yet, many of the current practices – perverse incentives to use water, over allocation of water resources, fire suppression, and continuous grazing – jeopardize the health of our grasslands and rivers and the birds that depend on them. Birds are excellent indicators of ecosystem health. People are at the heart of conservation solutions. By partnering with private landowners, Audubon can help ensure a bright future for birds, a healthy grassland ecosystem for future generations and vital economy for New Mexico’s working lands. The Grassland Conservation Program Manager (Program Manager) leads Audubon’s work to enhance grassland bird habitat on working lands through development and application of regional bird-friendly management practices and ranch specific habitat management plans, monitoring of bird populations and natural resources, testing and development of market-based solutions and incentive programs, and outreach and education on Farm Bill legislation and Farm Bill conservation programs. This position will work closely with federal and state natural resource and wildlife agencies, civic organizations such as livestock and agricultural alliances and conservation partners, and individual ranchers to meet these goals. The initial geographic focus of the grassland conservation programming is the Southern Shortgrass Prairie and shin oak community in eastern New Mexico with programmatic expansion in the Southern Rockies Colorado Plateau short-grass prairies and Chihuahuan Desert grasslands as time and resources permit. The ideal candidate for this position will have range management and/or private lands wildlife conservation experience, proven ability to work with a variety of partners, ability to manage complex projects, skills to communicate and work with private landowners, and a passion for science-based conservation and working lands conservation.
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Development & Administrative Assistant
Position Summary: Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Development & Administrative Assistant for Audubon New Mexico, located at the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary, will be responsible for providing development, financial and administrative support to advance our education and conservation programs, both locally and statewide. Specifically, this person will support Audubon New Mexico’s fundraising and development program, including processing contributions and donor thank you letters, maintaining the donor database and conducting prospect research. Financial and administrative tasks will include processing invoices, maintaining accurate files and calendars, bank deposits, and assisting in the management of facility rentals and visitor center priorities. (S)he will be a vital member of the Audubon New Mexico team.
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Natural Resources Intern
Position Summary: Audubon’s Wings internship program invites students and recent graduates to help shape a healthy environment and vibrant future for birds – and all of us who share the planet with them. The purpose of this internship is to assist the Center Manager in carrying out a diverse array of duties associated with day-to-day operations of the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary, including the facilities, grounds, and natural resources. This position also will provide operational support in planning and implementing projects specific to the Center’s stewardship goals. The intern will have opportunities to learn about the management of natural resources, native plants and habitat, acequia operations, trail maintenance, working with Master Gardeners, as well as care and maintenance of historic buildings and grounds. This position will provide significant opportunities to learn about the overall operations of a nature center. This is a temporary paid internship, 20-30 hours per week for approximately 3 months.
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