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Coastal Conservation Coordinator J

Georgia Audubon
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Description:

The Coastal Conservation Coordinator will manage and assist in the implementation and growth of conservation programs, primarily in the coastal Georgia counties. This work will occur under the direction of the Director of Conservation and will focus on aspects of our bird-friendly communities work (bird-building collisions, plants for birds, etc), bird/habitat monitoring, habitat restoration and coastal resiliency, strategic partnerships, private/working lands conservation, and community engagement.

● Establish and grow Georgia Audubon’s existing programs along the coast and in nearby inland communities.

● Identify gaps in coastal (or near coastal) avian conservation and help develop projects to address such needs.

● Support our community engagement and education programs, including work force development and youth programs

● Conduct monitoring of birds and/or habitat and other field work as assigned.

● Assist in facets of habitat restoration projects, including the coordinating of volunteer workdays, procuring of plants, site preparation, invasive plant removal, and native plantings.

● Engage regional non-profits, community organizations, state and federal groups, and other potential partners on conservation and outreach initiatives.

● Assist with technical grants and programming. Tasks may include creating technical documents for the public and professionals, assist in producing grant deliverables, generating concise information on native plants and wildlife habitat, as well as engage with private landowners and public agencies.

● Participate in bird and plant monitoring, bird banding, and other fieldwork as assigned. In some cases, management of some species-specific or habitat projects may be assigned.

● Supervise work of Georgia Audubon interns/fellows as assigned.

● Aid in data analysis and summarization of project findings, including report writing.

● Recruit, communicate with, and oversee volunteers for conservation programs. Georgia Audubon  825 Warner St. SW Suite B  Atlanta, GA 30310  (678) 973-2437 

● Contribute to the promotion of Georgia Audubon and bird conservation through the development of informational videos/web-based content, sheets/brochures, written articles, and speaking engagements.

● Cultivate strategies and deliver programs that engage and educate the diverse communities of Georgia’s coastal region in the enjoyment and conservation of birds. ● Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Conservation or Executive Director.


• Bachelor's degree in natural sciences, conservation, resource management, or similar field, or a combination of education and experience; graduate degree a plus.

• 1-3 years’ experience in wildlife conservation, ornithology, ecology, natural resources management, or other applicable life sciences.

• Well-versed in conservation and identification of local and regional birds. Ability to identify birds by sight and sound as well as an understanding of their life histories and distributions strongly preferred.

• A solid knowledge base of ecology, land management, urban ecology and conservation, threats to birds and their habitats, and the environmental landscape in Georgia would be ideal.

• Knowledge of the identification and conservation of Georgia’s native plants and habitats a plus.

• Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to synthesize and communicate technical and complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences.

• Experience coordinating with partners and stakeholders, engaging landowners and managers, managing grants, and project management strongly preferred

• Skilled in proactively making strategic connections to gather, synthesize, and apply information

• Highly organized and able to juggle multiple demands in a dynamic and growing organization.

• Experience conducting field work, monitoring, or sampling preferred but not required

• Ability to work outdoors, in all weather conditions and on varying terrain, with or without accommodation; must be able to carry field equipment at times, with or without accommodation.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and applications. Experience with Canva or related design software a plus

• Capacity to work independently

• Demonstrated experience in community engagement and outreach preferred. Volunteer management and/or educational experience a plus

• Ability and willingness to travel along the Georgia Coast regularly and inland on occasion. Valid driver's license and personal vehicle needed.

• Positive attitude with a desire to learn.


Paid time off. Group health insurance, participation in a voluntary retirement plan, and professional development opportunities will be available, including participation in the Georgia Audubon Master Birder program.

How to Apply:

To apply, please email a statement of interest, resume, and contact information for three references in one PDF document to

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