Executive Director

The Buffalo Audubon Society seeks candidates for the position of Executive Director. The
selected person will lead the activities of our not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization and take us
beyond where we are in the most excellent and positive way possible.
What We Look For
We aim to hire an inspiring, creative, vision-filled individual to lead our members, volunteers,
donors, and the public at large in advancing our activities. We expect outstanding speaking and
writing skills, as well as a solid handle on not-for-profit financial practices and personnel
management. Excellent grantsmanship and donor & volunteer relations skills are highly desired.
We welcome experience and knowledge in the areas of birding/ornithology, nature education,
and the environmental and conservation sciences.
Who We Are
The Buffalo Audubon Society was founded in 1909 and its mission is to promote the
appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world through education and stewardship. We have
a committed board of approximately 15 directors; a seven-person staff consisting of an ED, an
education director, two naturalists, an office manager, a groundskeeper, and a gifts shop/web
manager; and a strong corps of volunteers. Our three core activity areas include providing
educational and experiential opportunities for the enjoyment of the natural world with an
emphasis on birds, promoting activities that protect and advance birds and bird habitat in our
Western New York service area, and properly maintaining our nature center and seven nature
preserves. Though we are an independent organization, we embrace the bird-friendly
conservation goals of the Audubon movement and are affiliated with the National Audubon
Society, New York Audubon, and the Audubon Council of New York.
What We Offer
The Buffalo Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. We are
committed to a workplace free of any kind of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, national or ethnic origin,
politics, or veteran status. We respect the individuality of each member of our community,
treat all employees equally and encourage them to achieve their fullest potential. All
individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Apply with a resume and cover letter describing your relevant experiences and successes.
Please provide the names and contact information for three references. Send your materials to
BuffaloAudubonSearch@gmail.com by January 15, 2018.