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Director of Finance and Administration

The Audubon Naturalist Society seeks a Director of Finance and Administration to oversee all aspects of the non-profit organization’s financial planning, budgeting, analysis, and reporting. The Director will be responsible for creating systems and strategies for effective financial management and reporting, working collaboratively with department heads to develop, track, and analyze budgets, and prepare reports for key internal and external audiences.  Additionally, the Director of Finance and Administration will work with appropriate senior leadership, staff, and Board leadership to manage the planning and administration duties related to Human Resources and Information Systems. The Director of Finance and Administration reports to the Executive Director and manages staff accountants, Property Manager, Director of Rental Events, and the Sanctuary Shop Manager. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is highly organized, possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, and enjoys contributing as a team player. For a complete job description click here.


 
Director of Development
 
The Audubon Naturalist Society seeks a Director of Development who will lead and direct all aspects of our non-profit organization’s fundraising activities to maximize philanthropic support for ANS. This is a great opportunity for an individual with a proven track record of non-profit development success who is highly organized, possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, enjoys contributing as a team player and has a passion for nature.

The Director will be responsible for creating and implementing long-term, strategic and comprehensive annual operations plans for development. As a member of the executive team, the Director will establish both broad and specific goals and objectives for membership, annual fund, major individual and institutional giving initiatives, and special events. The Director will work collaboratively with department heads to seek and analyze funding opportunities for our mission work in environmental education and conservation advocacy, as well as for general operating support. 

Additionally, the Director of Development will work with the executive team, the Board of Directors and the Development Committee to provide fundraising leadership to support implementation of the organization’s five-year strategic plan. The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and manages the Annual Fund Manager, Database Administrator and two, part-time Grant Writers. Full job description here.

 


Grant Writer
 
ANS seeks an experienced part-time grant writer ANS to research and identify prospects and secure funding from existing and new institutional and government sources to support ANS general operations and environmental education and conservation efforts.

Reporting to the Development Director and in concert with another part-time Grant Writer the successful candidate will be responsible for collaborating with various ANS staff to draft and submit compelling proposals, letters of intent, supporting documents, and interim and final reports.

Requirements (list of responsibilities here)

  • Minimum two years grant writing experience, preferably with a local or national nonprofit environmental organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of the grant application process.
  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills.
  • Proven success in securing grants from institutional and government funders.
  • Organized with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and be deadline focused under tight and competing submissions.
  • Ability to work both as a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with a wide range of people.
  • Proficient with Microsoft word, Excel and internet research.

Desired Qualities
Ability to build, cultivate and steward relationships with existing and potential grant funders.
Outgoing and friendly.
Enjoys nature and the outdoors with a keen interest in regional environmental issues.

Location and Schedule
Woodend Nature Sanctuary, Chevy Chase, MD; Flexible 24-hour work week with benefits.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to development@ANShome.org, and reference the position name in your subject line. No calls please.

Audubon Naturalist Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Contract Naturalist (Maryland and DC)

Teach and lead ANS environmental education programs including School Programs, Afterschool Nature Clubs, Nature Birthday Parties, Scouts, School's Out Nature Camps, and other special events throughout the DC metro area. Most programs are led individually; leader is responsible for organizing materials, setting up room, leading program and cleaning room after the program. Some programs take place entirely outside and include the use of live animals. This position is based out of the Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

contract naturalist adRequirements
Experience working with young children a must (Ages 3-11)
Experience leading or assisting informal environmental education lessons/programs
Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
Must pass FBI and State of Maryland Background Check

Desired Qualities
Experience with natural history of Maryland and DC
Experience working/teaching in an outdoor setting
Experience handling live animals
Ability to work independently
Outgoing and friendly
Organized and ability to multitask
Excellent communication skills
CPR/First Aid Certified (or the ability to become within 1 month of hire)

General Schedule
This is a contract position. Contract Naturalists are contacted on an as needed basis for programs during the week and over the weekend. Flexible and seasonal scheduling averages 2-15 hours/week in the Spring, Summer, and Fall; 2-15 hours/month in the Winter.  Programs may take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Casual, friendly work environment.

Pay
$12/hour; this position does not offer additional benefits.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by email to Karen Vernon at karen.vernon@anshome.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Audubon Naturalist Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
 


Contract Naturalist (Northern Virginia)

Teach and lead ANS environmental education programs including School Programs, Afterschool Nature Clubs, Nature Birthday Parties, Scouts, School's Out Nature Camps, and other special events throughout the Northern Virginia metro area. Most programs are led individually; leader is responsible for organizing materials, setting up room, leading program and cleaning room after the program. Some programs take place entirely outside and include the use of live animals. This position is based out of the Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg, VA.

Requirements
Experience working with young children a must (Ages 3-11)
Experience leading or assisting informal environmental education lessons/programs
Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
Must pass FBI and State of Virginia Background Check

Desired Qualities
Experience with natural history of Virginia
Experience working/teaching in an outdoor setting
Experience handling live animals
Ability to work independently
Outgoing and friendly
Organized and ability to multitask
Excellent communication skills
CPR/First Aid Certified (or the ability to become within 1 month of hire)

General Schedule
This is a contract position. Contract Naturalists are contacted on an as needed basis for programs during the week and over the weekend. Flexible and seasonal scheduling averages 2-15 hours/week in the Spring, Summer, and Fall; 2-15 hours/month in the Winter.  Programs may take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Casual, friendly work environment.

 

Pay
$30 for a 1 hr program or $35 for a 1.5 hour program (pay is per program and includes prep time and clean up time after the program). This position does not offer additional benefits.
 
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by email to Susanne Ortmann at susanne.ortmann@anshome.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Audubon Naturalist Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Nature Birthday Parties leadersweekend hours available

Lead our nature-themed Birthday Parties at Woodend Sanctuary. Parties are held Saturdays and Sundays year round at the Teale Learning Center (the ANS preschool). Party leaders are responsible for setting up, leading a one hour program (total party time is one and ½ hours), cleaning up and locking the building. A variety of outdoor themes are offered, including handling a snake & tortoise.

Requirements:
Experience working with young children (ages 3-9).
Experience leading informal environmental programs/lessons.
Ability to work outside leading nature hikes.
Ability to work unsupervised on weekends.
Must pass FBI & State of Maryland Background Check.

Desired:
A friendly and outgoing manner (birthday parties are fun!)
Experience handling reptiles.
Good communication skills with adults (parents) as well as children.

Pay:
$50 per birthday party (1 & ½ hour party, with setup & breakdown time in addition).
This position does not offer additional benefits.

How to Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references to Carol Hayes at carol.hayes@anshome.org

 

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