Executive Director

Name of Organization: Buffalo Audubon Society
Title of Position: Executive Director
Reports to: President, Buffalo Audubon Society Board of Directors
Supervises: 4 full time, 2 part time staff
 
The Executive Director of Buffalo Audubon is responsible for the Society’s overall strategic direction,
leadership and administration. Through guidance and approval from the Buffalo Audubon Board, the
Executive Director has broad authority to lead and govern the operations of the Society towards its
mission, strategic goals, and operations. Primary responsibilities include implementation of the
strategic plan, staff development and supervision, financial management, fund raising, public
relationship, program development, site management and evaluation.
 
The mission of Buffalo Audubon is to promote the appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world
through education and stewardship. Buffalo Audubon serves the seven counties of Western New York.
The Society was established in 1909 and has a strong tradition of environmental education, conservation
and advocacy. Buffalo Audubon has a significant endowment and investment portfolio and is supported
by a diverse array of revenue streams Buffalo Audubon collaborates with many partner organizations to
achieve its ambitious goals in these areas. The society owns and operates the Beaver Meadow Audubon
Center in North Java, NY and owns six other preserves across Western New York. Buffalo Audubon is an
affiliated chapter of the National Audubon Society.
 
The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership in the advancement of an environmental
education/conservation organization. Strong interpersonal skills, writing ability, and management
experience are also sought. An advanced degree is preferred, as is a demonstrated history of increased
responsibility and professional experience. Buffalo Audubon provides a competitive salary and
significant benefits.
 
Please provide a short cover letter, resume, and the names of three references. Materials should be
sent to BuffaloAudubonSearch@gmail.com. Please do not call with requests for additional information.
 
The deadline for receipt of application materials is December 15, 2017.
 
The Buffalo Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. At Buffalo Audubon,
all employees are treated equally and are encouraged to achieve their fullest potential. We respect the
individuality of each member of our community, and 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. All individuals, regardless of
personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.