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National Audubon Society Executive Director - Audubon Delta in New York, New York

Position SummaryThe National Audubon Society (NAS) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and strategic Executive Director to build and lead our new regional office across the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi (Audubon Delta). The Executive Director will lead a talented team to advance overall conservation objectives, strengthen and mobilize our bipartisan network, and deliver durable policy solutions across the region. The Executive Director will also serve as a Vice President of the National Audubon Society and work with their peers across the country to shape and deliver national objectives, initiatives, and processes.The incoming Vice President and Executive Director must have demonstrated success in implementing innovative conservation, policy, engagement, and development strategies. Building on the success of the regions well-respected conservation program, they must inspire collaboration among our conservation, legislative, and philanthropic partners to deepen our conservation impact and leadership across the delta and gulf region and inspire the regions decision-makers, conservation partners, and philanthropic community to invest in Audubons conservation vision and strategic plan. Additionally, the chief executive for the delta region will oversee the Pascagoula River Audubon Center and Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Mississippi, the Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary in Louisiana and the Little Rock Audubon Center in Arkansas.This is a high-profile position with the potential to grow National Audubon Societys reach and effect change at the local, regional, and national levels. The Vice President and Executive Director will report to Audubons Vice President for the Mississippi Flyway.Victory Search Group (VSG)has the privilege of leading the recruitment for the Vice President and Executive Director for Audubon Regional Southeast (Arkansas/Louisiana/Mississippi). VSG is a senior level retained executive search firm serving a select group of clients, including nonprofit organizations.**Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to FunctionsStrategic Leadership and Organizational Management:Define a clear vision for the region that increases our conservation impact, distinguishes ARD from our conservation partners, leverages our current strengths, inspires donor investment and engagement of a bipartisan network.Deliver strategic and operational excellence through the leadership, management, and mentoring of a mature and diverse staff.Serve as a leader in infusing organizational decisions, policies, and programs with values of equity, diversity, and inclusion.Focus resources on the most critical, high-leverage projects and strategies, including policy development and public engagement.Leverage the impact of Audubon centers to achieve state, regional, and national goals.Build upon the strong foundation of programs and initiatives that are resonant and relevant for the Delta and Gulf Regions diverse population.Manage the day-to-day operations of the office, including setting financial and programmatic goals, and analyzing results in collaboration with local and national staff.Ensure that all Audubon financial standards, operating policies, programmatic commitment, and legal/statutory requirements are met.Conservation Strategic Execution:Craft and achieve strategic goals and initiatives that are integrated fully with the National Audubon Societys conservation, network, and philanthropic priorities.Increase our region-wide capacity to achieve the conservation of priority birds and their habitats. Priorities include:Protecting the iconic waters and habitats of the Mississippi River Delta for the benefit of birds and communities.Promoting bird-friendly natural solutions and land management strategies for advantage of forest bird species and for carbon and water storage through our healthy forest program targeting conservation efforts on both public and p