Blog

Here you can find all the latest Audubon International news! From the great environmental efforts of our members, to where we will be next, to helpful tips you can apply at your golf course, you can find it all here.
<< First  < Prev   1   2   3   4   5   ...   Next >  Last >> 
  • 09/25/2014 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization Overview:

    Audubon International is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental organization headquartered in the Albany-area of upstate New York. Our mission is to deliver high-quality environmental education and facilitate the sustainable management of land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources in all places people live, work, and play. The organization, which has been in existence for over 25 years and is not affiliated with the National Audubon Society, works with a wide range of interested partners, including golf courses, developers, small businesses, large corporations, academic institutions, fellow not-for-profits, community associations, local governments, and state and federal agencies. Through education, technical assistance, certification, and recognition, Audubon International facilitates the implementation of natural resource management practices that ensure land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources are sustainably used and conserved.


    Position Description:

    Audubon International (AI) seeks a highly-qualified and enthusiastic individual to serve as Membership Coordinator. The Membership Coordinator provides critical member services support to all AI programs: the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP), the ACSP for Golf, the Signature/Classic Program, the Green Lodging Program, and the Sustainable Communities Program. The incumbent assists with a variety of functions including: communicating with stakeholders about the benefits of membership and serving as a primary point of contact for general questions about membership, developing membership outreach and retention strategies, developing and updating educational materials, managing the organization's membership database of approximately 3,000 organizations, generating/tracking invoices, serving as a spokesperson for the organization in various venues, answering calls from the public, and other duties as assigned.


    Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    Membership Communications

    • Answer general public inquiries by phone or email and transfer to appropriate program management staff or external party contacts (i.e., wildlife rehabilitator, NY DEC, etc.) if needed
    • Assist the Director of Advancement and program management personnel in the development and implementation of membership sales and retention efforts and in the maintenance of AI's relationships with property management companies, members, and prospects
    • Produce monthly membership reports
    • Prepare packets for mailing to members
    • Manage the administration of certification requests including filing, listing and creating certificates
    • Generate invoices and coordinate monthly mailings
    • Maintain mailing machine and related equipment

    Database Management and Recordkeeping

    • Enter and maintain current information and data in an electronic database
    • Maintain "Members Only" area of the official website and ensure all members are able to access it
    • Maintain up-to-date electronic and physical member files in conjunction with program staff
    • Digitize hard copy member files where needed

    Business Office Assistance

    • Process checks and enter payments into the database
    • Accept credit card payments over the phone and screen online orders to be processed
    • Keep inventory of products and educational materials and reorder as needed

    Event Coordination

    • Assist AI staff as appropriate with on-site coordination
    • Play an important support role coordinating transportation and meeting place logistics

    Required Qualifications:

    ·         A bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of study (i.e., environmental studies, natural resource management, communications, business administration) and at least 3 years of related professional experience, OR a master's degree in an appropriate field of study (i.e., environmental studies, natural resource management, communications, business administration) and at least 1 year of related professional experience

    ·         Excellent interpersonal communication skills and experience working with diverse constituencies and membership demographics

    ·         Ability to excel both by working independently and as part of a collaborative team

    ·         Must be genuinely passionate about the organization's mission

    ·         Strong technical and persuasive writing skills

    ·         Strong organizational skills

    ·         Computer proficiency (i.e., Microsoft Office suite, database management, internet-based research, professional applications of social media); Proficiency with Wild Apricot is highly desirable

    ·         Knowledge and/or professional experience in golf course management is desirable


    Compensation:

    This is a full-time, permanent position. Audubon International offers a mission-driven work environment that promotes continued employee growth and development. Our non-profit organization offers its employees a competitive compensation package, including salary, individual health benefits, retirement benefits, and vacation.


    Deadline to Apply:

    October 17, 2014

     

    How to Apply:

    Submitted applications will be reviewed upon receipt and must include the following:

    ·         Cover letter summarizing the candidate's qualifications for the position, including a description of how prior educational training, experience and skills prepare the candidate to fulfill the job responsibilities detailed above

    ·         Curriculum vitae or resume

    ·         Contact information (name, job title, phone and email) for 3-5 professional references

    ·         Writing sample (3 pages maximum) which demonstrates analytical reasoning skills and ability to communicate technical concepts or analysis to a non-technical audience

    ·         Application materials should be submitted via e-mail to tara@auduboninternational.org with the job title and your name in the subject line (i.e., Membership Coordinator – Jane Smith)

    Audubon International is an equal opportunity employer committed to practices that ensure employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.


  • 08/22/2014 1:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out this awesome video by the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association! It features a couple of our certified members and really showcases the ethic we work to instill at golf courses around the world.



  • 08/14/2014 3:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Audubon International is Looking for Environmental Communications Interns, Environmental Research Interns, and Geographic Information Systems Interns for Fall 2014! Please read the descriptions below:


    Environmental Communications Internship

    Internship Description:

    Audubon International is seeking an Environmental Communications Intern(s) for fall 2014. The intern(s) will report to the Associate Director of Outreach & Communications and focus on creating content for the organization’s publications, website, and social media. This is an unpaid internship, but interns may receive a stipend at the conclusion of the internship.

    The intern(s) will be asked to work between 10 and 20 hours per week for 10 to 12 weeks. The start date is flexible, but preferably in mid-to-late September. The intern(s) will have the option of working in our Troy, NY office or working from home, with preference given to those who are able to attend weekly or bi-weekly in-person meetings.

    The intern projects can be tailored to reflect specific strengths and skill sets. Possible projects include:
    • Researching and writing articles for our publication Stewardship News, our website, member emails, or industry publications. These articles can be about general environmental issues, environmental issues specifically affecting our members, or about our members themselves.
    • Researching and writing case studies about our members.
    • Researching and writing fact sheets on environmental how-to topics such as how to compost.
    • Designing infographics to create visually attractive methods for presenting information.
    • Creating three to five minute videos for our YouTube channel.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Current college student or recently graduated student in the field of environmental science/communications/journalism/graphic design.
    • Experience researching and writing articles or papers on environmental topics.
    • Passion for our organization’s mission.

    Desired Qualifications:
    • Experience in graphic design and familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
    • Experience with nonprofit organizations.
    • Experience with video production.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Tara Pepperman at tara@auduboninternational.org along with a writing sample (5-page maximum). Students with experience in graphic design can also send one to three design samples in jpeg or PDF format. Please put the job title and your name in the subject line of the email. Applications are due on Friday, September 12th.


    Environmental Research Internship

    Internship Description:
    Audubon International is seeking an Environmental Research Intern(s) for fall 2014 to compile, analyze, and summarize information collected from natural resource site assessments, environmental plans, and certification documentation. Project results will focus on the benefits of environmental best practices for natural resource management, sustainable landscaping, and water and chemical use. The intern(s) will help develop research questions that will guide data compilation and analysis.


    This is an ideal project for students interested in environmental best practices and environmental behavior as well as data management and research. All work will need to be done in our Troy office. The intern(s) will directly work with the Associate Director of Environmental Programs and report to the Intern Coordinator. The intern(s) will be asked to work between 10 and 20 hours per week for 10 to 12 weeks. The start date is flexible, but preferably in mid-to-late September. This is an unpaid internship, but interns may receive a stipend at the conclusion of the internship.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Current college student or recently graduated student in the field of environmental science/environmental policy/planning/conservation or data management.
    • Passion for our organization’s mission.
    • Experience in Microsoft Office.

    Desired Qualifications:
    • Experience with nonprofit organizations.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Tara Pepperman at tara@auduboninternational.org along with references. Please put the job title and your name in the subject line of the email. Applications are due on Friday, September 12th.



    Geographic Information Systems Internship

    Internship Description:

    Audubon International is seeking a Geographic Information Systems Intern for fall 2014. The intern will report to the Executive Director and work to develop GIS maps for its landholdings, nature preserves, and fee simple properties using ArcView and free-source online cartographic technologies. This is an unpaid internship, but interns may receive a stipend at the conclusion of the internship.


    The intern will be asked to work between six and eight hours per week for 10 weeks. The start date is flexible, but preferably in mid-to-late September. The intern will need to attend regular meetings at our Troy, NY headquarters and will have the option of completing projects on their own. The intern may need to travel to local town halls for tax maps; mileage will be reimbursed.


    Project components and outcomes include:

    • Obtaining and/or digitizing tax map property boundaries for Audubon International lands (fewer than ten tracts) and for Audubon International member regions across the country
    • Development of base-maps and maps with multiple conservation and/or natural land features (such as surface waters, geology, wetlands, soils, etc.) from local, regional and national sources
    • Storage of shapefiles and project files in Audubon International’s servers
    • Printing project maps
    • Training staff in the use of free-source mapping software
    Required Qualifications:
    • Current college student or recently graduated student in the field of geography, environmental science, natural resources, or similar
    • Experience in GIS map creation, basic cartography, ESRI-compatible software, and online mapping software such as ZeeMaps and Google Earth
    • Ability to identify online map sources, incorporate GPS point and line files, and hand-digitize shapefiles
    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Tara Pepperman at tara@auduboninternational.org along with three examples of GIS projects. Please put the job title and your name in the subject line of the email. Applications are due on Friday, September 12th.


  • 08/14/2014 9:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • 07/25/2014 9:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To download a PDF version, please click here.

  • 05/12/2014 1:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At this year’s National Planning Conference in Atlanta, Joanna Nadeau, associate director of environmental programs, really got to be a part of the action by hosting a panel featuring three communities certified in Audubon International’s Sustainable Communities Program. The session, Comprehensive Planning for Sustainability, was part of the Sustaining Places Symposium. One theme that emerged from all the featured Certified Sustainable Communities was the power of collaboration.


    Read more about Joanna's experience on the APA Blog.

  • 04/22/2014 2:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To download the PDF, click here.
  • 04/15/2014 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Now is your last chance to earn entries in our Earth Day raffle for US Open tickets.

    Here's how to enter:

    New members: Sign up for one of our programs to receive ten entries.

    Current or lapsed members: Renew your membership to earn five entries.

    BONUS: Any Audubon International member can earn entries in the raffle for referring new members to our programs. For each new member that signs up and mention's your facility's name, you will receive one entry.


    To enter, call 518-767-9051 and mention the US Open raffle when you sign up or renew. Or sign up or renew online and check the box the enter. All entries must be received before April 22nd.

    Good luck!

    The prize is two (2) Gallery Weekly Ticket Packages, from June 9-15, 2014, at the Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst, NC. Each ticket has a value of $475.00.

    U.S. Open Gallery Weekly Ticket Package (June 9 - 15, 2014) includes:

    •  Daily U.S. Open tickets for all practice and championship rounds June 9 - 15 (playoff ticket if needed June 16)    •  Complimentary general parking Gallery tickets provide general admission to the grounds of Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2) to walk the course and purchase food and beverage at concession stands.

    The winning packages will be awarded to registered member facilities ONLY, not to individuals. Raffle tickets are not available for purchase. Since Audubon International membership is based on facility participation, the winning facility, and their management will be notified shortly after the drawing. The tickets may be re-distributed, given, or raffled to individuals within the facility; staff, members, or others only upon the discretion of the management. Winning tickets will not be mailed to facility prior to May 15, 2014.

    The Winner will be determined by random drawing. The drawing will take place on April 22, 2014, at approximately 12:30 p.m. EST. Winners will be notified by telephone or/and e-mail or/and mail. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.
  • 04/08/2014 2:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On 3/31, the "Dean of Green" radio show at Illinois State University had Dave Kopsell from the Illinois State University Department of Agriculture stop by to talk turf and discuss ISU's Weibring Golf Course and their involvement in the ACSP for Golf. Click on "Talking Turf with Dave" at the website below to listen to the great things Dave had to say about our program.

  • 03/31/2014 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    We are looking for 2014 summer interns! This summer we will have two types of internship positions available: an Environmental Communications Internship and an Environmental Research Internship.

    The intern(s) will be asked to work between 10 and 20 hours per week for 10 to 12 weeks. The start date is flexible, but preferably in mid-to-late May. This is an unpaid internship. Read more about each position:

    Environmental Communications Internship
    Audubon International is seeking an Environmental Communications Intern(s) for summer 2014. The intern(s) will report to the Associate Director of Outreach & Communications and focus on creating content for the organization’s publications, website, and social media. The intern(s) will have the option of working in our Troy, NY office or working from home, with preference given to those who are able to attend weekly or bi-weekly in-person meetings.

    Required Qualifications:

    ·         Current college student or recently graduated student in the field of environmental science/communications/journalism/graphic design.

    ·         Experience researching and writing articles or papers on environmental topics.

    ·         Passion for our organization’s mission.


    Desired Qualifications:

    ·         Experience in graphic design and familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

    ·         Experience with nonprofit organizations.

    ·         Experience with video production.


    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Tara Pepperman at tara@auduboninternational.org along with a writing sample (5-page maximum). Students with experience in graphic design can also send one to three design samples in jpeg or PDF format. Please put the job title and your name in the subject line of the email. Applications are due on Friday, April 18th.



    Environmental Research Internship

    Audubon International is seeking an Environmental Research Intern(s) for summer 2014 to compile, analyze, and summarize information collected from natural resource site assessments, environmental plans, and certification documentation. Project results will focus on the benefits of environmental best practices for natural resource management, sustainable landscaping, and water and chemical use. The intern(s) will help develop research questions that will guide data compilation and analysis.


    This is an ideal project for students interested in environmental best practices and environmental behavior as well as data management and research. All work will need to be done in our Troy office. The intern(s) will directly work with the Associate Director of Environmental Programs and report to the Intern Coordinator. 


    Required Qualifications:

    ·         Current college student or recently graduated student in the field of environmental science/environmental policy/planning/conservation or data management.

    ·         Passion for our organization’s mission.

    ·         Experience in Microsoft Office.


    Desired Qualifications:

    ·         Experience with nonprofit organizations.


    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Tara Pepperman at tara@auduboninternational.org along with 3 references. Please put the job title and your name in the subject line of the email. Applications are due on Friday, April 18th.

<< First  < Prev   1   2   3   4   5   ...   Next >  Last >> 
                    

Headquarters
 | 120 Defreest Drive, Troy, New York 12180 | 518-767-9051

Signature Office | 230 2nd Street, Suite 311 | Henderson, Kentucky 42420 | 270-869-9419


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software