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.
The Communications Associate will help execute state- and program-level communications to members, online donors, and the public. They will frame messages, develop content, and use marketing tools including print and digital media to reach target audiences.
Reporting to the Communications Director for Audubon’s Florida (AFL) office, the Communications Associate will support overall engagement with conservation efforts across the state.
They will work to implement a wide range of writing-based tactics including social media posts, blog/news updates, email engagement, basic design work, and earned media placements. One morning you could be working on a campaign to protect beach-nesting birds, and that afternoon, writing a brochure for a summer camp program.
You should be a superstar writer, a creative thinker, and a fast actor. You will juggle multiple projects at one time, and regularly interface with key advocacy, science, education, and nature center teams to ensure communications support organizational goals.
Please include a cover letter as part of your application.
- In coordination with the Communications Director, implement communications strategies that will broaden Audubon Florida’s visibility and reach, enhance development goals, and deepen the impact of our work.
- Support the creation of a wide range of communications materials for distribution across various platforms and diverse audiences to build support for Audubon Florida’s conservation, policy, and programmatic goals.
- Improve accessibility of AFL’s work across platforms.
- Support the engagement of AFL’s 100,000+ members on local, state, and national conservation issues, focusing on coastal policies and stewardship, Everglades science and restoration, climate change and renewable energy, policy initiatives, etc.
- Support AFL Centers by crafting communications that engages members around public programming, fundraising events, summer camps, etc.
- Support AFL’s equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (EDIB) efforts through the development of engagement materials and outreach.
- Create, edit, and post graphics using Canva and/or the Adobe Creative Suite.
- Create, edit, and post social media content to our center pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), and develop creative methods for increasing engagement. Support center efforts to also post relevant state and national content.
- Write and edit content for all websites, including Audubon Florida, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, as needed.
- Support membership, fundraising, advocacy, and other organizational goals through creative digital tactics.
- Research marketing and placement opportunities for Audubon, Center for Birds of Prey, and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary materials. Liaise with outlets as appropriate.
- Monitor and report on mentions of our work in the media.
- Work with policy and communications team to work with college students, training them to write Letters to the Editor and Op-eds.
- Facilitate the timely coordination of communications among key collaborative partners and help track progress toward key deliverables under the work plan, including tracking and coordinating budget expenditures with senior communications staff.
Qualifications and Experience
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, marketing, or related field and 0-2 years’ experience in a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
- Experience in developing engaging print and online communications materials for a wide range of audiences.
- Exceptional writing and editing skills. Must write quickly and well under pressure and have the ability to communicate complex and technical information clearly to many audiences.
- Demonstrated time-management skills, attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines.
- Graphic design skills a plus.
- Tech-savviness and ability to learn how to use tools to manage online communications.
- Proficiency with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required.
- Commitment to mission and values of the National Audubon Society, as well as a personal interest in helping to further the organization’s efforts to create a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.
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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