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Posted February 8, 2023


The Youth & Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for furthering Indiana Audubon’s mission through public outreach and instruction in Indiana, specializing in youth and family education in the Indianapolis area. The Coordinator develops, implements, and manages birding programs and activities with the aim of promoting conservation, education, and appreciation of birds and their habitats.

Key responsibilities include but are not restricted to, organizing and leading public outreach programs, creating mission-driven educational content, fostering partnerships with the community, and promoting the enjoyment of birds through various channels with a focus on a youth audience.


  1. Present Indiana Audubon related programming to community groups and centers, with emphasis on youth birding events through the Indiana Young Birders Network.
  2. Lead Indiana Audubon related programming for Audubon hosted workshops and events.
  3. Guide Indiana Audubon field trips around the state throughout the year, with emphasis on youth birding events.
  4. Attend Indiana Audubon and similar organization meetings, conferences, and appropriate workshops including the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival (May 10-14) and the Hummingbird Migration Celebration (August 5).


  1. Regularly create content, such as articles and graphics, for printed materials, social media, and emails on deadline.
  2. Provide regular website updates as they pertain to youth birding programs and events.
  3. Keep up to date with the current trends and best practices in youth birding and environmental education.
  4. Plan, manage, and explore new opportunities for social media marketing campaigns.


  1. Correspond with the public via Audubon’s various communication channels, such as website, social media, press release, and printed mail, where appropriate.
  2. Collaborate with local schools, community organizations, and nature centers to promote youth birding programs and initiatives.
  3. Foster current and forge new partnerships to support youth birding programs and initiatives.
  4. Develop and manage monthly newsletter and contact list for Indiana Young Birders Network.


  1. Comply with all society directives, policies, and procedures.
  2. Keep Communications and Outreach Manager apprised of education and outreach operations, changes, and issues as they arise.
  3. Other outreach-related tasks as assigned.


Two years related degree work or equivalent related experience or a minimum 2 years in environmental education and outreach is required. Candidates will demonstrate strong skills in organization, program planning, public relations, and communication skills.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in natural resources or ecology and native birds to Indiana is a plus. Strong communication skills (oral and written) are a must. Ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of people, follow assignments closely, meet deadlines, and work independently of the supervisor. Candidates should be proficient with Microsoft Suite, social media best practices, and basic website coding. Possession of driver’s license and ability to drive statewide is required. Focus will be providing in-person programs in Indianapolis and surrounding counties. Thus, the most successful candidate will need to be located near this area.


This position is an entry level contracted, part-time position and not employed with Indiana Audubon. Compensation of $1200/month subject to Coordinator reasonably and satisfactorily performing the services and the submission of a report to the Education and Outreach Manager detailing the services performed.

The term of this engagement shall continue through December 31, 2023. No additional benefits, accrued time off, or healthcare is offered with this contract. Certain expenses may be approved for compensation. These expenses must be approved prior and included in the Indiana Audubon annual budget.


Although Indiana and Federal antidiscrimination laws do not apply to Indiana Audubon, Indiana Audubon is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Indiana Audubon is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in Indiana Audubon policy and the way we do business at Indiana Audubon and is an important principle of sound business management.



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