Thank you for your interest in joining our team. Audubon Canyon Ranch is a great place to work with people who love the outdoors as much as you do.

Current Job Opportunities:

Chief Executive Officer

Digital Media Specialist

Fire Foward Intern (2021-2022 Academic Year)

Grants Manager



Chief Executive Officer

The Opportunity
Audubon Canyon Ranch engages and affects the community through its mission of “connecting nature, people, and science in a rapidly changing world,” its ecologically-significant properties and preserves, and its varied stewardship, research, and education programs. The new CEO will accomplish their goals in collaboration with a strong talented staff of 33 and volunteer cohort of 400.

It’s an exciting time for ACR and for the next CEO. ACR will complete a four-year strategic plan in 2022. The new CEO will be poised to evaluate ACR’s progress towards the strategic plan with the board, staff, and volunteers, factoring in the effects of the pandemic in looking to future plans for ACR.

While ACR has a healthy endowment which provides financial stability, philanthropic support and other revenue must increase to ensure a balanced budget not dependent on draws from the endowment. The next CEO will play a key role to strengthen and grow fundraising and grant income. Building and strengthening partnerships and alliances will also be an important goal and includes continuing dialogue with local tribal leaders.

The new CEO should see the big picture, be a visionary, and see ACR’s place in it. The future for ACR is bright.

The position is based at ACR’s Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen, California.

Please review complete position description.

To Apply
Brakeley Search is conducting this search on an exclusive basis on behalf of ACR. Interested candidates should apply via email by sending a resume and a letter outlining qualifications as PDF or Word documents to Chelsea Burr at [email protected] with “Chief Executive Officer ACR” in the subject line.



Digital Media Specialist

The Opportunity
Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR), an innovative North Bay conservation science and education organization, is hiring a Digital Media Specialist. The position will be 40% time and based at ACR’s Healdsburg office. Starting salary is $25 per hour.

Purpose
Audubon Canyon Ranch’s (ACR) mission is to connect nature, people, and science in a rapidly changing world. ACR’s communications program connects the greater community to our work in ways that are meaningful and inspire action. The Digital Media Specialist develops and manages engaging, science-grounded content that can be shared broadly via social media, eNews, blog posts, digital ads, and more, providing a connecting thread between ACR’s innovative programs, beautiful preserves, and mission-driven people, and our extended community intent on connecting with the natural world, cultivating conservation values, and stewarding lands responsibly.

Please review complete Digital Media Specialist position description.

To Apply
Email resume, cover letter, and no more than three relevant writing samples (all titled with Lastname, Firstname_resume or cover letter or writing samples) to [email protected] with “Digital Media Specialist” in subject line. No phone calls, please.


Fire Forward Intern: 2021-22 Academic Year

The Opportunity
Santa Rosa Junior College students interested in joining a growing community of skilled prescribed fire practitioners are encouraged to apply for a paid internship with Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Fire Forward® program, the leading North Bay program building wildfire resilience through prescribed fire training and implementation. Up to four interns will be selected for the 2021/2022 academic year.

The nine-month program will run from August 2021–May 2022, requiring an average commitment of three days per month, generally on Fridays and Saturdays; some Sunday fieldwork required. Interns will commit to roughly 220 hours (28 days) of combined coursework (Ε100 hours) and fieldwork (Ε120 hours). Interns will receive a $5,000 stipend (an equivalent rate of $23 per hour) and SRJC internship credits will be available.

Please review complete internship opportunity.

To Apply
Email resume and 1-page statement of interest to Fire Forward Director Sasha Berleman at [email protected] with “Fire Forward Internship” in the subject line. Deadline to apply: July 16, 2021.


Grants Manager

The Opportunity
Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR), an innovative North Bay conservation science and education organization, is hiring a Grants Manager. The position will be 80 to 100% time and based at one of ACR’s Sonoma or Marin County nature preserves and/or telecommuting-based. Starting salary is $56,000-$70,000 and benefits are competitive.

Purpose
The ACR Grants Manager is a core member of the Development and Communications Team and responsible for researching, compiling, submitting, and securing foundation, corporate and government grants for general support, programmatic support, and organizational capacity building to meet annual fundraising goals. The Grants Manager reports to the Director of Philanthropy.

Please review complete Grants Manager position description.

To Apply
Email resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample (all titled with Lastname, Firstname_resume or cover letter or writing sample) to [email protected] with “Grants Manager” in subject line. No phone calls, please.


At Audubon Canyon Ranch we believe that multiple perspectives and diversity create a stronger work environment and drive innovation. By building a culture where differences are valued, all voices are heard, and people are encouraged to bring their full, authentic selves to work, we are much more likely to succeed.

Audubon Canyon Ranch does not discriminate on the basis of, or the perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, medical condition, and status as a veteran, in any of its employment activities.

Submission of your application is not an offer of employment or an employment contract.