Mass Audubon Seeks CCO

Posted on March 24, 2023
Mass Audubon Seeks CCO
Position Title:
Chief Conservation Officer
Position Summary

Mass Audubon seeks a Chief Conservation Officer (CCO). A new position at Mass Audubon, the CCO will lead the organization’s efforts to protect and restore resilient landscapes, conserve wildlife, and drive nature-based climate solutions across the Commonwealth. The CCO will be a proven leader responsible for driving innovative conservation strategies and overseeing programs throughout the Commonwealth. The leader will have a track-record of accomplishments in the conservation field, a commitment to building strong partnerships with government agencies and other non-governmental organizations, seasoned organizational skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

The CCO will oversee Mass Audubon’s land conservation, conservation science, and bird conservation departments. Over the past year, these accomplished departments have doubled in size and now include a new ecological restoration unit and a coastal resilience program established to meet the organization’s ambitious land conservation and restoration goals.

The CCO will be a thought partner with the President on conservation strategy and serve on the Executive Staff Team. The position will work closely with colleagues on the Executive Team to continue to elevate the full body of work at Mass Audubon and serve as a key representative of the organization’s conservation priorities with decision-makers, external partners, the philanthropic community, its membership, and the general public.

Mass Audubon has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm based in Boston, to assist in this search. All nominations, inquiries, and applications (including resumes and one- to three-page letters of interest responding to the objectives outlined in the full job description) should be directed in strict confidence to the search team here:
Karen Wilcox and Tatiana Oberkoetter
Isaacson, Miller