National Audubon Society
Vice President and Executive Director, Connecticut & New York
The National Audubon Society (NAS or Audubon) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and strategic Executive Director to lead our Connecticut/New York office. The Executive Director will lead a talented team to advance overall conservation objectives, strengthen and mobilize our bipartisan network, and deliver durable policy solutions across the two states. The Executive Director will also serve as a Vice President of the National Audubon Society and will work with their peers across the country to shape and deliver national objectives, initiatives, and processes.
Audubon is one of the oldest and most influential conservation organizations in the United States. Since 1905, 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. The organization is a powerful distributed network with an unparalleled reach that includes over 1.8 million members, over 500 local and campus chapters, 22 field offices, and 34 nature centers. The $135M, 700+ employee organization works with dozens of international partners throughout the Western Hemisphere to support the protection of migratory birds and the habitats they need to thrive, today and in the future.
Reporting to the Vice President for the Atlantic Flyway, the incoming Vice President and Executive Director will bring demonstrated experience successfully leading an organization or unit that is similar in its complexity, programs and services, and funding structure to Audubon Connecticut and New York. Demonstrated success in implementing innovative conservation, policy, engagement, and development strategies is preferred. Building on the success of our well-respected conservation programs in Connecticut and New York, they must inspire collaboration among our conservation, legislative, and philanthropic partners to deepen our impact and leadership across the region and inspire decision-makers, partners, and the philanthropic community to invest in Audubon’s conservation vision and strategic plan. Additionally, the ED/VP for Connecticut and New York will oversee a $6.8 million budget, a team of 47 staff, and 7 Audubon Centers and 3 Sanctuaries, while mobilizing the power of the 32 affiliated Audubon Chapters and over 130,000 grassroots members to protect birds and their habitats. This is a leadership position with the potential to grow National Audubon Society’s reach and effect change at the local, regional, and national levels. Location: flexible within Connecticut and New York.
APPLICATIONS, NOMINATIONS, AND INQUIRIES
Confidential inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including resumes and brief letters of interest) should be sent electronically to the Isaacson, Miller executive search team:
Chloe Kanas and Tatiana Oberkoetter
The National Audubon Society is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion, and equal opportunity. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.