Now hiring: Facilities Assistant, Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary
The purpose of the Facilities Assistant position is to provide support to the Center Manager in all operational functions of the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary (RDAC). These operational functions include performing maintenance work for the buildings, grounds, equipment and vehicles at the RDAC or to contract to have the work done when necessary; collaborating with the staff on facilities use and planning; collaboratively manage and improve the site for wildlife with Center Manager and volunteers; and coordinating with volunteers, whenever possible, for gardening, building and grounds upkeep, trails maintenance and other tasks. The Facilities Assistant will regularly interact with the public and with diverse populations of visitors from around the world. This is a 40 hour a week salaried position with full benefits. Hourly wage of $16.35.
- Maintain buildings and grounds, including upkeep of lawns, gardens, walkways, parking lots, trails, and buildings. Maintain water/irrigation, plumbing, electrical systems. Tasks may include light repairs, light construction, painting, light cleaning, equipment maintenance and repair, and other work as needed. Maintenance of Center and State Office vehicles. Purchase of maintenance supplies and equipment. Use of appropriate safety equipment is mandatory.
- Provide assistance for weekend or after-hours meetings, weddings and other events that use the facilities, and to visitors.
- When necessary, arrange for outside contractors, including soliciting bids, completing contractor paperwork, supervising contractor work, approving and submitting invoices for payment, etc.
- Submit annual and periodic maintenance budget requests to Center Manager, including purchasing of new or additional equipment and supplies; working with the staff on the sustainable use and future planning for the Center’s facilities.
- Working with volunteers on upkeep and enhancement of the buildings and grounds.
- Maintain relations with core contractors (cleaning, plumbing, electrical, builders, water, security).
- Maintain contacts with essential city, county and federal (i.e.Forest Service) officials, and other partner NGO’s.
- Use of hand tools, lawn mowers, water pumps, water systems, power equipment will be required.
- Please note that Saturday will be a required work day.
Must apply online. Please do not call the Center office.
Now hiring: Director of Policy
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in public policy, natural resources or related field required. Master’s or J.D. strongly preferred.
- 7-10 years’ progressive professional experience, to include 5+ years working on policy and government relations related to conservation in business, government or the non-profit arena. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
- Keen understanding of current policy trends in New Mexico related to wildlife management, climate change and land conservation and experience applying this knowledge to policy advocacy and implementation strongly preferred.
- Successful track record working in federal, state, and local governmental processes especially with Governors’ offices, state and federal agencies, and legislative committees.
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcome of the decision-making process.
- Experience in working in partnership with a network of local chapters and invested grassroots leaders.
- Experience working in a decentralized organization that coordinates strategies for both local and national legislative issues.
- Effective management skills, including the ability to direct and mentor staff in a decentralized setting.
- Superior interpersonal skills – a leader that is effective organizational ambassador in order to build coalitions and cultivate relationships with partners, government officials, donors, and the public.
- Willingness to aid in fundraising efforts as needed; experience with issue campaigns a plus.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability synthesize and interpret technical information for various audiences.
- A commitment to Audubon’s mission of conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitat and the ability to communicate the mission, goals, and programs effectively to partners, government officials, donors, and the public.
- Willingness and ability to travel regularly across the state and elsewhere as needed, some weekends and evenings required.
- Tech-savviness, with proficiency in MS Office applications, campaign/advocacy tools and other online software. Comfort with donor management systems such as Salesforce is ideal, but not required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability synthesize and interpret technical information for various audiences, including the grassroots network, decision makers and the news media.
- Spanish fluency preferred.
To learn more and apply: please visit our Online Job Portal. Applicants must apply online.
Coming Soon: GreenStart Conservation Intern (Spring 2020)
Audubon New Mexico’s GreenStart 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. GreenStart interns will learn from experts in the field of conservation education, wildlife biology, facilities management and political advocacy while gaining exposure to a variety of different conservation programs and strategies including:
• Development and delivery of environmental education programs
• Habitat restoration
• Field data collection
• Digital engagement
• Facilities Management
• Organizing and engaging community in conservation efforts
This internship program is designed to provide practical experience in a variety of different areas of expertise in the conservation field. Throughout the course of the internship the interns will learn from and mentor with professionals in the fields of wildlife biology, conservation education, nature center management, hydrology, and environmental policy to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities that will equip them to pursue a variety of conservation career paths. Audubon New Mexico’s GreenStart internship is a challenging and highly rewarding experience for someone considering and/or pursuing a career in conservation. This position will run from February through mid-May 2020. Additional details will be announed late Fall 2019.
Want to be part of a volunteer team working in one of the most beautiful spots in Santa Fe?
Audubon New Mexico is looking for guest service volunteers to help in our visitor center at the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary on Upper Canyon Road. Meet and greet people from all over the world who are avid conservationists and birders. Volunteers also needed for conservation, education, events, and trails and grounds maintenance. If you love the natural world and want to help in environmental efforts for our beautiful state, this is for you! Call 505 983-4609 x 23 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.