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Employment at Tucson Audubon

Grant Development Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Development
FLSA: Exempt, Full Time
Compensation: Starting $17.49/hour

SUMMARY: Tucson Audubon Society is hiring a Grants Development Specialist. This position will be responsible for identifying grant opportunities that will fund Tucson Audubon Society’s programs and projects, and will oversee the grant application process from beginning to end.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research and identify grant opportunities for organizational funding
  • Compile necessary information for the application process through collaboration with program staff, database research, and other fact-finding actions
  • Assist program staff in developing, writing, and managing grant applications
  • Write grant proposals in accordance with grantor standards and requirements
  • Ensure grants are submitted on time and within application parameters
  • Catalog all grant opportunities and track the progress of each, from initial research, to application, to acceptance or rejections
  • Maintain awareness of fundable programs and projects for alignment with grant opportunities
  • Maintain communication with funding agencies
  • Generate reports and other required materials for funders

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Education Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Engagement & Education
FLSA: Non-exempt, Full Time
Compensation: $16.20 – $19.11/hour DOE

SUMMARY: The Education Coordinator assists the Volunteer & Education Manager in coordinating, designing, and implementing Tucson Audubon’s  educational programming, classroom lessons, youth-oriented field trips, and events for children in grades K-12.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans and implements educational programming with an emphasis on developing and implementing programming in Spanish.
  • Collaborates with and supports community partners with educational programming opportunities.
  • Ensures educational programming aligns with TAS’s mission and Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) values.
  • Assists with developing and managing both digital educational materials (e.g., lesson plans, protocols, etc.) and physical educational materials (e.g., activity kits, binoculars, craft supplies, etc.).
  • Assists with volunteer outreach and supervision.
  • Cultivates strong relationships with volunteers.
  • Collaborates with the Communications & Development team to ensure educational content is regularly updated on the website, social media, and in publications.
  • Works with the Communications & Development team to promote educational programming and report on program activities.
  • Utilizes a database to schedule and manage events, including registration of and communication with participants.

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Landscape Lead (Qualifying Party)

DEPARTMENT: Restoration
FLSA: Non-exempt, Full Time to Part Time
Compensation: DOE

SUMMARY:  The Tucson Audubon Society seeks a Landscaping Lead to serve as the Qualifying Party allowing Tucson Audubon to secure and hold a Landscaping License (Arizona ROC: Category CR-21). The Landscaping Lead will provide expertise and capacity across a range of Tucson Audubon programs including in the implementation of GI-LID and GSI projects; residential/commercial/municipal habitat restoration and habitat creation projects; and the creation of artificial streams and water features as habitat amenities. These duties include adequately maintaining all licensing requirements and documentation on behalf of the organization. Tucson Audubon will reimburse testing fees associated with attaining the CR-21 qualifying party status and pay all business license application fees. 

Tucson Audubon can flexibly accommodate a range time availability in this position, from being a Full Time employee to being a very Part Time employee while meeting the requirements of being the Landscape License Qualifying Party.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Secure and maintain Organizational Contracting License in the CR-21 category including all required documentation and record keeping;
  • Work with Restoration Program and Project Managers to implement and ensure code compliance on all manner of GSI/GI-LID projects, habitat creation and enhancement at the residential, commercial, and municipal scales, and artificial streams and water features;
  • Work to train coworkers on legally required landscape best-practices;
  • Integrate all manner of sustainability measures into landscape project planning;
  • Be proficient with local and state codes and regulations especially as regards stormwater management, urban greening efforts, invasive species control, and federal regulations regarding threatened and endangered species, cultural, and environmental clearances;
  • Understand and be able to communicate native plant landscaping best practices.

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Invasive Plant Project Manager

DEPARTMENT: Restoration
FLSA: Exempt, Full Time

SUMMARY: Tucson Audubon seeks a motivated individual to join our invasive plant team planning, implementing, and assessing invasive plant control projects, hazardous fuels mitigation projects, and invasive plant mapping. The Invasive Plant Project Manager will provide a lead role in the development and implementation of ecosystem restoration and species-specific restoration projects for Tucson Audubon Society. This position focuses on securing and managing Invasive Plant Mapping / Monitoring / Control projects, and building the program’s reputation by ongoing networking and engagement with the community.

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Mitigation Program Manager

(Posted September 2021)

Status: Full-time / Exempt
Reports to: Director of Conservation and Research
Salary Range: $44,000-48,000 / Year; Depending on Experience and Qualifications
Benefits: Begins at 153 hrs of annual PTO; Health insurance; 10 annual holidays.
Location: Based in Tucson, AZ

SUMMARY:  The Mitigation Program Manager provides a lead role in the development and implementation of ecosystem restoration and species-specific restoration projects within Tucson Audubon’s existing CWA 404 In-Lieu Fee Mitigation program and any additional mitigation programs and projects that the organization may engage. These duties include: researching and writing mitigation project proposals and development plans, working with the US Army Corps of Engineers on plan development and annual reporting, facilitating Credit sales to permittees and managing all permittee correspondence, working with contractors and staff for implementation, and partnering with relevant landowners at project sites. In addition, the Mitigation Program Manager will be responsible for annual program budgeting and jointly scheduling work with other members of the Restoration Department.

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Invasive Plant Strike Team Crew – Two Positions

Status: Full-time / Non-exempt

Location: Tucson, Arizona, with travel throughout southeastern Arizona

SUMMARY:  The Tucson Audubon Society seeks to hire two Invasive Plant Strike Team members for invasive plant species management (identification, assessment, treatment, monitoring) and hazardous fuels reduction at a variety of ecologically sensitive and high-priority areas throughout the region. The Strike Team implements treatment activities as agreed up by contract / grant / or award and will interface with clients and public in a courteous and educational manner. Each team member, as Certified Applicators, will keep accurate records of activities as required by state and federal law, and will ensure safe practices are followed and materials treated appropriately. Application fees and fees for successful tests leading to attaining Certified Applicator status will be reimbursed after 1 year of employment.  

The In-house Strike Team also, at times, works on sites in conjunction with our Federal Strike Team (CoATIS). Crew will also work on Tucson Audubon habitat and ecosystem restoration or conservation and research projects, as available.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Be or become Certified Applicators in the state of Arizona and maintain active certification
• Recognize all primary regional invasive species, and stay aware of all known new potential threats
• Work in a safe and responsible manner to control invasive plant species through a variety of means including chemical, manual, cultural, and mechanical
• Work with our Field Crew on projects for our Restoration and Conservation departments including: hazardous fuels reduction, plant inventory and mapping, habitat and rainwater-harvesting installs
• Most work for the In-house Strike Team constitutes day-trips; occasional overnighters and hitches up to 8 days likely to occur

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

color_square_face_right

Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447