Seasonal South Pinellas County Anchor Steward at National Audubon Society

Posted in Customer Service 9 days ago.

Location: Miami, Florida

Job Description:

National Audubon Society

Seasonal South Pinellas County Anchor Steward


Job ID: 2022-4842
Type: Seasonal, Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Science
National Audubon Society


The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.


Under the direction of Audubon’s Shorebird Project Manager, the South Pinellas County Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Monitor nesting birds and conduct minimum weekly counts of nests, chicks, and fledged young of each nesting species, and enter/report data in the Florida Shorebird Database and Excel spreadsheets as directed by the supervisor.

  • Assist site managers and Audubon staff with installing symbolic fencing around new nest areas as needed.

  • Conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays, generally between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hours may run longer or change as needed, and longer hours are anticipated on holiday weekends.

  • Assist with recruitment of volunteers; train and schedule volunteers to chaperon nesting birds and to conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays.

  • Work closely and communicate with site managers and Audubon staff, external partners, and volunteers in a positive and professional manner at all times.


  • Experience and ability with verbal communication.

  • Experience and ability with record-keeping and summarizing data.

  • Ability to recruit, train, support, and schedule volunteers.

  • Work well independently and with other staff, partners, and volunteers.

  • Must have a positive and diplomatic attitude.

  • Demonstrated capability of physically active work walking on sandy beaches carrying field equipment during Florida summer field conditions. Ability to lift 30 lbs with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Must have a valid driver's license and a personal vehicle suited for transportation to complete assigned tasks.

  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.

  • Familiarity with Pinellas County beaches preferred.

  • Previous experience with monitoring and stewardship for one shore/seabird nesting season preferred, but similar experience will be considered.

  • Interest in conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.


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