Director of Bird Conservation - Mass Audubon

Post Date: 11/14/2022
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: Mass Audubon
Position/Title/Fund: Director of Bird Conservation - Full-time
Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Lincoln, MA
Contact Info: Jeff Collins, Director of Conservation Science: conservation@massaudubon.org

Mass Audubon has been a champion for birds since our founding in 1896. From millinery boycotts and passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, to completing the first statewide breeding bird atlas in North America, to current programs supporting our most imperiled species, Mass Audubon has been synonymous with bird conservation in the state, regionally, and internationally for over 125 years.

We are now seeking an accomplished leader as our next Director of Bird Conservation to leverage strengths of the entire organization to advance bird conservation in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond. The director will expand our regional and international role as we engage more deeply in full life cycle conservation of key species. The director will grow our staff and budget, build and strengthen partnerships, raise our collective ambition and impact, and lead a dedicated team to a new legacy in bird conservation within and well beyond Massachusetts.

The Director of Bird Conservation advances the organization’s mission by developing and implementing strategic actions relating to bird conservation in the state, regionally, and throughout the hemisphere. The director provides leadership and coordination for Mass Audubon’s bird conservation initiatives including strategic and annual planning, fundraising and budget management, staff recruitment and management, leadership on statewide and regional working groups, media relations, both scientific and general public publications, and public and community relations. The director acts as the spokesperson for Mass Audubon’s bird conservation efforts.

The Director of Bird Conservation forges collaborative relationships with governmental, academic and other organizations and institutions to promote Mass Audubon’s strategic goals and priorities. The director creates and leads effective partnerships and alliances to accomplish common conservation goals and further integrate Mass Audubon’s activities with those of the broader conservation community. The director, working with Development staff, will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting financial support for current and expanding programs, and has demonstrated success with grant writing and attracting major gifts.