Senior Center Assistant

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St. Louis, MO, United States

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30+ days ago

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 using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

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 will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Position Summary:
The Senior Center Assistant will be an integral part of the Center team working closely with Center Director and program leads to support visitor services, volunteer program, and conservation and education programs.


  • $16.50 to $18.00 Per hour

This is a part-time position.
Essential Functions:
  • Serve as Center lead for front desk and visitor services, troubleshoot issues, train volunteers and staff on front desk services, schedule staff weekend assistants, and schedule front desk volunteers to help cover front desk during the week and on weekends.
  • Cover front desk as needed and help keep the Center presentable and welcoming to visitors.
  • Assist Education Team with summer camp registrations using Camp Doc software.
  • Assist with administrative tasks including but not limited to processing donations, monthly earned income reports, invoices, receipts, and tracking small inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Assist with ordering, stocking, maintaining, and promoting the Center’s Nature Store.
  • Assist program staff in promoting activities, programs, and events using Every Action event software and/or similar software.
  • Assist program leads in developing and implementing volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling, and appreciation & recognition, and keeping volunteer contact list updated.
  • Support set up and take down of programs and events.
  • Support program staff in tracking and entering program data for assessment and evaluation.
  • Support Center Director in coordinating visitor surveys to collect demographic and other info to help us improve our programs and services.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Associates degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred, with 1-2 years demonstrated program support experience required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and a can-do attitude are essential.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to track and advance tasks and projects to completion in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and be a valuable team player on a small team.
  • Critical thinking skills and a problem-solving attitude.
  • Experience coordinating, training and supervising volunteers and knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to volunteerism a plus.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Every Action event management and Camp Doc software or similar products a plus.
  • Desire to work with diverse communities not typically engaged in conservation efforts.
  • Experience and familiarity with the natural history, outdoor education, and conservation a plus.
  • Willing and able to occasionally work outside of the normal work schedule.
  • A strong commitment to the mission, values, and programs of the Audubon Center at Riverlands and the National Audubon Society.
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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COVID Policy:
All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.