Audubon seeks a dynamic Executive Director to build on Audubon Texas’ (ATX) rich history and expand its contributions to conservation in Texas and throughout the entire Central Flyway, leading the organization to its next level of programmatic and financial success.
The Executive Director will be the chief executive officer for Audubon Texas and will exercise broad leadership and management responsibility in developing statewide conservation policy, initiatives, and public programming. The Director will also work with senior management in exploring opportunities and the feasibility of expanding ATX’s leadership in Audubon’s Gulf Coast and North American Grasslands work, as well as emerging opportunities addressing water issues in Texas. The successful candidate will have the passion and leadership skills necessary to articulate, develop, and implement Audubon’s conservation goals and strategies in the state, all while working closely with the Audubon Texas Board of Directors and staff, and Audubon’s key national conservation leaders to continue to develop the state program in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities. The Executive Director will hold the title of Vice President within the national organization and will report directly to the Central Flyway Vice President.
Audubon Texas has a staff of 40 and an annual budget of nearly $3.9 million which includes several offices and programs across the state, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center in San Antonio, Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas, Coastal Conservation Program in Galveston Area and coordination of the partner-managed Audubon site Sabal Palm Sanctuary in Brownsville. Audubon Texas works with a network of twenty independently funded and managed, affiliated local Audubon Chapters, and approximately 25,000 grassroots members, plus various conservation organizations, government agencies, and other public and private entities to protect birds and their habitats. Audubon Texas is a critical part of an extensive network of 22 National Audubon Society state offices that advance state and local conservation policies, conduct on-the-ground work and educational programming and contribute to the goals of hemispheric-scale conservation priorities of the organization.