Center Director, Seabird Institute

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

Job Description

Bremen, ME
Full time
Posted 30+ Days Ago

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
Essential Functions

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 summarize periodic budget reports, regularly review revenue and expenses, and develop recommendations for adjustments and new projections.

  • Provide leadership, management, and mentoring for ASI staff:

    • Directly supervise education, programming, outreach, and operations staff, including work scheduling, prioritizing, coaching, and process execution.

    • For all ASI staff, communicate program and organizational goals, monitor progress towards those goals, coordinate cross-functional objectives, support personal growth and development.

    • Oversee recruitment, hiring, and management of approximately 30 seasonal staff to sustain science and educational activities.

  • In collaboration with the Director of Conservation Science and education team, coordinate the development of programmatic education and engagement goals, planning to achieve those objectives, and the subsequent execution by cross-functional staff teams.

  • Collaborate with a wide array of internal partners to achieve program goals (e.g., finance, grants administration, IT, legal, others).

  • Integrate the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging into all aspects of Audubon’s work, including exterior-facing engagement and internal work plans and workplace culture.

  • Preserve and cultivate a culture of mutual respect, individual initiative, collegiality, and diversity; collaborate with staff to identify and implement best practices and evaluate outcomes, where applicable.

  • Fundraising and External Relations

  • Raise the profile and visibility of Audubon’s Seabird Institute


    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: 1065734

    Posted On: Apr 30, 2024

    Updated On: Apr 30, 2024

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