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Houston Audubon's mission is to advance the conservation of birds and their habitats in the Greater Houston Gulf Coast region. Houston Audubon is a nonprofit organization established in 1969 to conserve wildlife and natural resources with a 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 Houston Gulf Coast area providing over 4,100 acres of wetlands, 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 enjoy nature, learn, socialize, and explore. We deliver hundreds of nature-based program experiences for children and adults every year.

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Conservation Director

Hours per Week: 40
Workplace: Houston Audubon headquarters in West Houston
Reports to: President and CEO

Position Overview: The Conservation Director leads the development, implementation, and tracking of conservation strategies, policy actions, and monitoring efforts that advance the protection of birds and other wildlife in the Houston Gulf Coast region. The director creates and leads effective partnerships and alliances to accomplish common conservation goals and further integrate Houston Audubon’s activities with those of the broader conservation community to increase our collective impact. Details in the job description below.


Development Manager

Hours per Week: 40
Workplace: Houston Audubon headquarters in West Houston
Reports to: VP, Strategic Advancement and Community Relations

Postion Overview: Houston Audubon seeks an experienced and strategic fundraising professional to oversee key fundraising events and initiatives that support and advance the mission of Houston Audubon. The successful candidate will plan and execute major fundraising events, manage a small portfolio of individual, corporations, and foundations, develop relationships with members and donors, and work collaboratively with staff and Board of Directors. The position reports to the VP, Strategic Advancement and Community Relations and manages projects within the development department in collaboration with the Senior Development Associate. Together, the Development Department is responsible for raising approximately $1.8 million per year. Details in the job description below.


Volunteer Coordinator

Hours per Week: 40
Workplace: Houston Audubon headquarters in West Houston
Reports to: Outreach and Engagement Director

Postion Overview: Houston Audubon volunteers play an important role in delivering and supporting our conservation mission. The volunteer coordinator will be responsible for maintaining and delivering our robust and diverse volunteer program to support Houston Audubon’s spring migration operations, nature education programs, community science and outreach initiatives, habitat restoration, trail maintenance, and native plant nursery operations. Last year, over 600 volunteers contributed 12,000 hours to support our work. The goal of this position is to effectively match volunteers with appropriate roles to meet the organization’s needs while enhancing volunteer satisfaction and retention. Details in the job description below.


Natives Nursery Team Lead

Hours per Week: 10-15 (part-time)
Workplace: Houston Audubon headquarters in West Houston
Reports to: Program Manager for Bird-friendly Communities (BFC) and nursery operations

Postion Overview: The part-time Natives Nursery Team Lead will play a key role in propagating native plants for restoration and native gardening projects, inspiring a greater understanding of their importance, and encouraging others to plant more native vegetation. The successful candidate will lead nursery volunteers, contribute to the culture and direction of the nursery team, and engage with other native plant groups in the region to foster collaboration and strengthen the sustainability of the native plant movement. Daily activities will include cultivating and selling nursery plants, coordinating volunteer activities, acting as community liaison for native plant gardening, and assisting with nursery operations. Details in the job description below.


Looking for other ways to get involved with Houston Audubon?

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

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