Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will begin construction in 2017 of a new Nature Center and community park in Buffalo Township as an extension of our existing Todd Nature Reserve. This new facility will be a collaborative effort between ASWP and Buffalo Township. Prior to the construction of the new center, ASWP will open a storefront location in Buffalo Township to begin engaging the public and building support for ASWP and the new center.
The Nature Center Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient operations of all activities at the new center, including program coordination and delivery, nature store and concessions management, facility rental and maintenance activities, and overall guest relations. As the organization’s primary liaison to the local community, the Nature Center Manager will be responsible for networking within the community and building relationships with businesses, schools, and civic organizations. The Nature Center Manager will also be responsible for developing volunteer support, growing the ASWP membership base, and championing the core mission of ASWP.
This position reports to the executive director and will be responsible for helping to recruit additional staff for the new center.
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) is an environmental education and conservation engagement organization founded in 1916 and based in Pittsburgh (Fox Chapel). It is an independent chapter of National Audubon Society and serves a seven-county region consisting of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmorland counties. ASWP maintains three nature reserves – Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Fox Chapel, Allegheny County, Succop Nature Park in Butler, Butler County, and Todd Nature Reserve in Sarver, Butler County. With an annual operating budget of approximately $1,400,000 and 16 employees (plus seasonal help), ASWP conducts both formal and informal programs in schools, local parks and at its three locations, advocates on behalf of birds and nature, and conducts conservation programs throughout western Pennsylvania.
The mission of Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is to connect the people of southwestern Pennsylvania to birds and nature through our programs, projects, and places.
Preferred Qualifications and Prerequisites:
The Nature Center Manager will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Education, Biology or other natural sciences, or at least 5 years of experience in a similar position – preferably at a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. A proven track record of innovative thinking and professional success is essential.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends. Candidates must have a valid PA Driver’s License and Pennsylvania Act 33/34 clearances are required. The Nature Center Manager must be able to conduct tours of the facility and grounds and participate in organization activities that require lifting items weighing up to 50 lbs. ASWP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How to Apply
Submit resume, letter of introduction, and salary requirements (required; a range is acceptable) in confidence, via mail or e-mail to: Jim Bonner, Executive Director, Audubon Society of Western PA, 614 Dorseyville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15238; firstname.lastname@example.org.