Center Director

National Audubon Society
Columbus, OH

The National Audubon Society is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential conservation organizations in the United States. Since 1905, a passion for birds and nature has been the driving force behind Audubon’s legacy. The organization has played a critical role in some of the most significant victories for birds and the environment. Audubon advocates broadly for conservation through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.

Audubon is a powerful distributed network with an unparalleled reach that includes more than 1.6 million members, 463 chapters, 22 state and regional offices and 34 nature centers. In addition, Audubon works with dozens of international partnerships throughout the Western Hemisphere that also support the protection of migratory birds and the habitats they need to thrive today, and in the future.

The Grange Insurance Audubon Center is dedicated to conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. As a part of the National Audubon Society, the Center engages people in learning about conservation, provides resources for all generations on how they can take actions to support birds and communities, and teaches about how birds are indicators of environmental health.

The National Audubon Society is seeking a transformative Center Director that is an experienced non-profit leader who is passionate about conservation, brings experience building programs and raising earned and contributed revenue, and is excited about the opportunity to work for a national organization. The Director will have a deep understanding of non-profit leadership, strong development experience, and demonstrated expertise in program development.

Interested candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • At least 7 years of progressive leadership experience, preferably in an environmental or educational (to include schools and museums) institution to include fundraising, budgeting, operations management, and program development and execution.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Record of success in establishing and executing fundraising goals and strategies, identifying and analyzing challenges, and formulating effective solutions.
  • Ability and willingness to partner with key stakeholders, including boards, donors, government leaders, and staff.
  • Experience working in a matrixed organization.
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, flexible, collegial, goal-oriented and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Project management experience, including managing budgets, teams, and programs.