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National Audubon Society Senior Program Manager - Coastal Stewardship in New York, New York

Position Summary:The Senior Program Manager is responsible for delivering Audubons coastal stewardship program across the central Gulf Coast region (Louisiana and Mississippi). The program includes monitoring and stewardship of coastal birds during the breeding and non-breeding seasons, engagement of volunteers and community leaders, and delivery of education and outreach activities and frameworks. The Program Manager is responsible for building a cohesive and sustainable team that is representative of the region, resourcing and managing the programs budgets and associated grants, and collaborating across national and regional departments to ensure that the coastal stewardship program is fully integrated into Audubons local and national strategies and assets. This includes collaborating closely with the regions centers and sanctuaries, finance and operations, and conservation and policy teams.The Senior Program Manager will report to the Senior Director of Conservation in the region. The position will be located in Moss Point, MS or in New Orleans, LA. They will be responsible for managing a team of full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff.Essential Functions:Leadership and Staff ManagementIn collaboration with regional leadership, establish clear program objectives and goals that include bird conservation, volunteer engagement, public outreach, policy, and financial outcomes for the regionDevelop new strategies and programmatic elements to deepen the impact and raise the visibility of Audubons coastal stewardship program, including identifying opportunities for geographic expansionBuild and manage a representative staff that bring a variety of strengths, perspectives, and experiences to the programIn partnership with the development and regional conservation teams, raise funds from individuals, foundations, and government agencies, and manage budgets, reporting schedules, and donor/funder relationships to ensure a sustainable program modelOversee all operational aspects of the programs activities, budget, grant management, and reportingEstablish and deepen relationships and intentionally cultivate diverse partnerships with key stakeholders, including local and state agencies and decision makers and partner conservation and community organizations.Financial Planning and ManagementManage budgets and associated grants, including timely submission of reports and solicitations of new fundsDevelop strong relationships with the funder and donor community to inspire continued and growing investment in Audubons work on the coast and beyondWork with finance and grant management staff to create and maintain accurate and complete grant records.Program Development and ImplementationIn partnership with the regional conservation team, expand and deploy coordinated monitoring and stewardship protocols for protection of coastal birds, with aligned and accurate data collection and analysisWork with stewardship team to implement strong stewardship practices, including the recruitment of a representative network of volunteers, and provide them with training, management, and recognitionEnsure deliverables in all supporting grants are being met and reported on timeProvide strategic oversight and manage coordination efforts for all aspects of the program across the region, from Audubon staff and leadership to partner organizationCultivate and maintain productive working relationships with all partnering organizations, agencies, groups and individuals participating in the program, particularly landowners and land managers where the work is being performedIntegrate coastal stewardship programming and coastal bird conservation priorities into habitat restoration planning and delivery.Outreach and CommunicationsServe as the public face of the coastal stewardship program with media, community events, and donors/funders, building trust and raising visibility of Audubons work along the Gulf CoastCollaborate with regional communications and conservation t

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