ABNC Employment Opportunities

The Armand Bayou Nature Center is home to a diverse and talented staff. ABNC hires a combination of permanent, temporary and seasonal staff to fill a variety of administrative, educational, and interpretive programming needs.

The Armand Bayou Nature Center offers a casual working environment, attracts friendly, dedicated professionals, and supports individual career development. Permanent staff turnover is typically low; though our needs continue to evolve as ABNC programming grows. As permanent positions become available, we will announce them here.

All applicants, whether responding to a posted announcement or seeking future employment consideration, must submit a completed and signed application form.


Staff Openings

Armand Bayou Nature Center currently has 2 positions available.


Donor Development Coordinator

Position Description

Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) is seeking a professional donor developer to assist the Board of Trustees and Executive Director in growing the contributed revenue component of our annual operating income.  This position will focus on company and organization sponsorships (unrestricted gifts) and serve as the fundraising liaison to business, industry and professional organizations in the ABNC service area.  This position will collaborate with contract grant development staff for foundation giving and capital campaigns, and with ABNC department heads for project and program specific (restricted) gifts, membership drives, and special event underwriting. Negotiated revenue goals will apply to this position. This position currently reports to the Executive Director.


The candidate will be capable of planning and implementing actions to expand corporate and professional giving. The candidate is expected to strengthen existing donor relationships and develop new funding opportunities. The DDC will work primarily on unrestricted gifts (both monetary and in-kind) from individuals, corporations and professional organizations, and on an as-needed basis on annual giving campaigns and restricted grant applications, as determined by fundraising strategy plans.




Candidates are invited to submit a statement of qualifications and cover letter by email (tom@abnc.org), fax (281-474-2552) or mail to ABNC, Personnel, PO Box 58828, Houston, TX 77258. No phone calls, please. No agencies, please.


Executive Director

Anticipating the retirement of the current Executive Director in mid-2018, the Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) Board of Trustees seeks to hire a new executive officer in early 2018 to assure a smooth transition in leadership.  It is anticipated that the retiring Director will assume a senior donor development and advisory role during the transition.

Position Description

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer for ABNC and has broad authority to lead the operations of the nature center to achieve its mission and goals. Primary responsibilities include strategic leadership and planning; philanthropic resource development and fundraising; stakeholder relationships and communications, and public relations; and ABNC operations and natural resource management/administration. The Executive Director manages an annual budget of roughly $ 1,000,000.

Scope and Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership and Planning

Philanthropic Resource Development and Fundraising

Stakeholder Relationships and Communications, and Public Relations

Center and Resource Management/Administration

Experience and Skills Required

Salary and Benefits

A competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience. Benefits include major medical insurance, life insurance, vacation and personal leave.

Candidates are invited to submit a statement of qualifications and cover letter by email, Linda Retherford board_president@abnc.org, fax - 281-474-2552 or mail to, ABNC, Personnel, PO Box 58828, Houston, TX 77258. No phone calls, please. No agencies, please.