Center Director, Seabird Institute

at National Audubon Society - Maine Audubon in Bremen, Maine, United States

Job Description

National Audubon Society

Center Director, Seabird Institute


Job ID: 2024-5613
Type: Regular, Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Science
National Audubon Society


The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

Audubon’s Seabird Institute (ASI) seeks a Center Director to build on its rich history and success, and expand its contributions to conservation in Maine and beyond. This is a high-profile position with the opportunity to manage the operations of a program with an annual budget of ~$2M and full-time staff of eleven. The Center Director will be responsible for planning, developing, operating, and managing the Hog Island Audubon Camp, Project Puffin Visitor Center, and Todd Wildlife Sanctuary, and working in close coordination with the Director of Conservation Science, Seabird Institute, the operation of Audubon’s Maine Islands Seabird Sanctuary Network (Project Puffin) and other ASI programming. The successful candidate will be an experienced community-builder, effective manager, and change leader with the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders within the organization as well as externally. The successful candidate will report to Audubon’s Sr. Director for Coastal Conservation and be based in Bremen, Maine.


$95,000-$105,000 / year


Organization and Financial Leadership

  • Provide collaborative and creative leadership for the Audubon Seabird Institute’s mission, strategy, core program areas, and operating departments consistent with National Audubon’s Flight Plan.
  • Develop, enhance, and maintain administrative systems that allow for efficient and smooth functioning operations, promote cross-functional synergies and efficiencies, and ensure compliance with NAS policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the annual budget process for ASI: coordinate budget development, prepare and su


    National Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicants for employment based on their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, uniformed service member status, or any other status protected by law.
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Job Posting: 1037577

Posted On: Feb 12, 2024

Updated On: Mar 01, 2024

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