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Conservation Advocacy Coordinator (Part-Time)

With conservation campaigns, education of elected officials, training of new advocates and community habitat restoration events, our Advocacy Coordinator will
share our work, engage with communities, represent our organization, do science-based outreach, improve policies to conserve birds and their habitat, and empower leaders to invest in our shared outdoors.

The Conservation Advocacy Coordinator works with staff, volunteers, partner NGOs, community groups, and multiple agencies to inspire conservation action. Through the lens of a local and well-respected nonprofit organization, the Advocacy Coordinator will improve our County by inspiring conservation work, and improving policies and actions.


Lead Conservation Advocacy Campaigns, 70%
• Conserve and restore our habitats and species by working with the public to educate, inspire, and share our work for our region’s threatened birds, biodiversity, and habitats
• Tie advocacy campaigns on conservation issues into our existing conservation projects, and work to improve our local advocacy work on California Least Tern, native plants, Lights Out, ReWild Mission Bay, Vaux’s Swifts, and more.
• Organize our annual Advocacy Training program
• Communicate with people and organizations looking to take conservation action
• Represent our organization at community and regional meetings

Local Stewardship, 10%
• Maintain existing relationships and build new partnerships to help local communities to engage with their parks and steward their natural resources

Administration, 20%
• Complete timesheets, data tracking, event reporting, CRM use, etc.

The Advocacy Coordinator must be:
• Outgoing with excellent oral communication and writing skills
• Organized, able to set priorities and handle multiple tasks
• Experienced with multiple forms of media and storytelling
• Hard-working, self-motivated, able to work in a team setting and individually
• Interested in learning and identifying birds, native and non-native plant species, and our varied habitats throughout the County
• Able to pass a background check

Salary, Benefits, & Terms
This is a part-time, non-exempt position. The wage range for this position is $19-21 per hour. Hours worked per week will be scheduled with your supervisor, averaging 20 hours per week. Benefits include paid health insurance, vacation, holidays and sick leave, SIMPLE-IRA retirement plan with 3% match. Details on additional benefits can be found in our Employee Handbook, available upon request. Offer of employment contingent upon completion of criminal background check.

How To Apply
Please email your resume and cover letter to with “Conservation Advocacy Coordinator” in the subject line.

If your application cannot be submitted electronically, please mail it directly to:

Andrew Meyer, Director of Conservation, San Diego
Audubon Society, 4010 Morena Blvd, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92117

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled at any time.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and Statement on Diversity
San Diego Audubon Society is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally-protected characteristics. San Diego Audubon is committed to building an inclusive environment reflecting the diversity of our community in its board, staff, volunteers, and members and ensuring its internal culture, business practices, and programs are welcoming and advance its diversity goals.


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