Letter from Gary Clayton
Mass Audubon's president, Gary Clayton,
talks about his decision to retire. Read the letter >
Mass Audubon, a vibrant regional nonprofit and leader in science-based conservation, advocacy, and environmental education, seeks a President. Founded in 1896, Mass Audubon is the largest nature conservation organization in New England. Today, it protects more than 38,000 acres of some of Massachusetts’ most ecologically significant land and welcomes half a million yearly visitors to its diverse network of more than 100 wildlife sanctuaries and rural, suburban, and urban nature centers. Widely recognized as an environmental education leader, Mass Audubon offers thousands of camp, school, and adult programs each year. It also plays a leading advocacy role in the state, helping to draft, shape, and strengthen environmental laws and regulations. The President oversees a year-round staff of 260, an annual operating budget of more than $30 million, and an endowment of more than $150 million. With an increasingly critical strategic emphasis on climate action, and a Board and staff primed for a new level of influence, impact, and inclusive outreach to new constituents, Mass Audubon is poised to play an even more significant leadership role on behalf of nature and the public in the years ahead.
Mass Audubon seeks a decisive, bold, and strategic leader and spokesperson with a demonstrated passion for nature and a sense of urgency about its protection. Leadership experience in a complex organization is preferred, as is experience leading through growth and change. Strengths in communication and fundraising, collaboration and partnerships, and dynamic staff leadership are essential, as is proven commitment to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Isaacson, Miller, Inc. is assisting Mass Audubon in this search. A full position profile is available, and confidential inquires, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Karen Wilcox, Leslie McCarthy, & Tatiana Oberkoetter
Mass Audubon is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity and very much welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.