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National Audubon Society (Vice President & Executive Director, New York)

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• Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, conservation or related field required; advanced degree strongly preferred.

• 7-10 years’ progressive professional experience, to include 3-5 years at a senior management level with comparable staff and budget responsibilities.

• Strong leadership skills, with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business and management skills; demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, donors, and potential partners a must.

• Demonstrated success in fundraising, in particular extensive experience with major donors, foundations, corporations, and government funders.

• Seasoned organizational leader with an array of experience in public policy development and advocacy, campaigns, lobbying, and/or involvement in the state legislature and in working with members of Congress.

• Demonstrated ability to succeed in a highly matrixed, complex organization—strong ability to influence and persuade others required.

• Outstanding interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and organizations at the local, regional, and national levels.

• Tech-savvy, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, budgeting systems and donor databases; experience with Salesforce desired. Comfort with and interest in leveraging technology to maximize conservation impact and network engagement.

• Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects through to success, including meeting financial goals, project deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners.

• Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, including substantial public speaking experience, and the ability to represent effectively Audubon New York to its members, state and federal elected officials, donors, and chapter leaders, as well as in traditional and social media.
• Knowledge and appreciation of, as well as connection to New York and its environment, conservation and political history, and the role of science in developing conservation strategies.

• Knowledge of New York’s political and demographic reality with broad connections to partners and the philanthropic community, and is externally focused on raising Audubon’s profile.

• Willingness and ability to travel routinely throughout the state and nationally, as required.

• A strong commitment to the mission, values, and programs of Audubon New York and the National Audubon Society.