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Houston Audubon is a nonprofit organization established in 1969 to conserve wildlife and natural resources on the Upper Texas Coast. We have a rich history of advancing our mission with positive local, regional and global impact through sanctuary and habitat management, environmental education and conservation advocacy. Houston Audubon owns and manages 17 nature sanctuaries in the Upper Texas Coast area providing over 4,000 acres of wetlands, piney wood forest, coastal woodlots and prairie, and beach that serve as critical habitat for over 300 species of migratory and resident birds. Houston Audubon sanctuaries also serve as community assets where people walk, commune with nature, learn, meditate, socialize and explore. We deliver over 700 nature‐based program experiences for children and adults every year.

Conservation Director

Position Title: Conservation Director
Position Classification: Full-time, 40 hours
Reports to: Executive Director

Position Summary: The Conservation Director will lead science, policy and monitoring efforts for the organization and be responsible for developing and implementing priority conservation strategies for the benefit of birds, communities, and the places they need to thrive on the Upper Texas Coast. The Conservation Director will oversee the work of the Bird-Friendly Communities Program and manage capital, restoration, and facilities projects in collaboration with Houston Audubon operations and sanctuary managers. The successful candidate will also collaborate with natural resource agencies, universities, and private conservation organizations to build and maintain an ongoing network of subject matter expertise on issues affecting birds and bird conservation. This role will also work closely with the Development Department to provide subject matter expertise for funding proposals and should be able to communicate conservation priorities to funders in both presentations and through written materials.

Essential duties and responsibilities, as well as required qualifications, skills, and experience, are in the PDF.

Volunteer Manager

Position Title: Volunteer Manager
Reports to: Development Director
Classification: Full-time exempt
Location: Houston Audubon headquarters

Position Summary: The Volunteer Manager is responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising a community of volunteers who are committed to supporting Houston Audubon’s efforts in nature education programming, habitat restoration, trail maintenance, native plant nursery operations, and general administration for the organization. We are searching for a candidate with prior experience in volunteer management to grow the volunteer program, implement new processes and procedures, and build strong interdepartmental relationships to ensure volunteer needs are met. The Volunteer Manager reports to the Development Director and works with all staff to advance a positive, inclusive, and supportive community that advances our conservation mission.

Essential duties and responsibilities, as well as required qualifications, skills, and experience, are in the job description below.

Operations Administrator

Position Title: Operations Administrator
Hours per Week: 30-40
Workplace: Houston Audubon headquarters in West Houston
Reports to: Operations Manager

Position Summary: The Operations Administrator is responsible for administrative and support services. This role is a full-time position in nonprofit administration and provides executive assistance, organization-wide project support, supply and merchandise management, and workspace management for a dynamic and growing organization. A successful candidate will actively collaborate with all Houston Audubon staff to ensure projects are completed and will proactively pursue opportunities to increase operational efficiencies in pursuing our conservation mission.

Primary duties, as well as desired qualifications, skills, and experience, are in the PDF.

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Thank you for your interest in advancing the conservation of birds and positively impacting their supporting environments. We look forward to meeting you!