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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:

The National Audubon Society Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) team seeks a dynamic and detail-oriented candidate to join our growing team. Reporting to the Chief EDIB Officer, this position will provide high level operational and administrative support to the EDIB Department, as well as support the tactical delivery of select projects in the EDIB portfolio. This is a new position and will be a key part of the EDIB Department. The Senior Associate, EDIB must possess high-quality judgement, prioritization and organizational skills and drive tasks / projects to completion under limited supervision and collaboratively as part of a team. The EDIB team is highly collaborative and passionate about National Audubon Society staff and programs.


$70,000 - $85,000/year

Essential Functions:
  • Provide administrative support to the Chief EDIB Officer to manage calendar, travel, and invoicing.
  • Provide administrative and tactical project management support to program managers/ directors.
  • Provide support and act as a liaison in planning and coordinating programs, including organizing meetings, events, retreats, and overall travel, and preparing program materials, and maintaining program-related documents.
  • Partnering with the Director of Learning and Development on various trainings and activities, such as EDIB training communications (sending out pre-requisite materials, etc.) and other administrative needs.
  • Review, interpret, and analyze EDIB data, such as quantitative and qualitative data, send reports, and provide recommendations.
  • Coordinate both internal and external EDIB assessments such as, engagement surveys and outside diversity management assessments.
  • Provide support in taking program-related meeting minutes and following up on open action items.
  • Partner with program managers/directors and embedded project manager to execute against project schedules, supporting keeping project teams on task against planned activities.
  • Facilitate communication and coordination among program staff, collaborators, partners, and other interested and impacted parties.
  • Assist in drafting program-related communications with an awareness of the sensitivity and confidentiality of the information.
  • Follow up in a timely manner on open requests related to programs, with regular updates to program managers/directors as needed.
  • Support compiling updates on program status as required (ex: updates to leadership).
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluating program activities and outcomes.
  • Support program managers in creating surveys, collecting data on program progress, and assisting in the preparation of program evaluation reports. Support EDIB Department communications including staff-wide newsletters and emails. Manage departmental requests and monitor department email inbox.
  • Contribute to staff-wide newsletters and emails.
  • Manage invoice processing and update centralized EDIB budget file.
  • Support the preparation of draft ICA/IBC contracts in partnership with program managers/directors.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ professional administrative experience and data analytics experience required. A similar combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Experience supporting an EDIB Department is a plus.
  • Proven administrative and time management skills and ability to complete a high volume of varied responsibilities in a fast‐paced setting, make decisions, and effectively move programs forward with keen attention to detail, thoroughness, and accuracy.
  • Has understanding and interest in anti-racism, environmental justice, transformative justice and/or restorative justice frameworks that inform Audubon’s internal and external EDIB efforts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as ability to edit and proofread documents.
  • Proven technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
  • Strong people and networking skills and the ability to work both independently and work collaboratively as part of a team. High-level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
  • Ability to foster an environment of creativity and professional growth.
  • Must be well organized and self-directed.
  • Highly self-motivated with demonstrated critical thinking skills and strong aptitude for continuous learning.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite applications, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as knowledge of or the capacity to learn other web-based tools such as Concur, Slack, Asana, and Survey Monkey.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and/or for occasional weekend or evening meetings and events.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential, sensitive information.
  • Genuine interest in conservation and birds is a plus.
EEO Statement:
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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