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You might be just the person we're looking for to fill an open position. To apply for any of the positions listed below, send a resume and cover letter to the address listed for that position. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.
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Position Title:                 Development Director - South

Department:                   Development

Location:                        Center for Research and Education, Cape May Court House, NJ

Reports to:                     Vice President of Development and Communications

Job Classification:          Full time (40 hour work week)

 

Job Description:

The Development Director has the primary responsibility for individual fundraising efforts in southern New Jersey. The Development Director will manage a small portfolio of donors and work closely with our mission areas and Cape May center directors with cultivation and solicitation of prospects. The Development Director will work closely with the VP of Development and Communications to coordinate the organization’s fundraising strategy and priorities.

 

Major Responsibilities:

·        Responsible for fundraising for the southern region of the state supporting mission areas and Cape May centers.

·        Manages schedule, logistics and cultivation/solicitation strategy for VP for Development and Communications and President and CEO in the southern region of the state.

·        Coordinates closely with VP of Development and Communications in coordinating solicitation strategies organization-wide.

·        Develops cultivation and stewardship opportunities for Cape May region.

·        Creates and oversees central business membership and sponsorship strategy for Cape May region.

·        Works with Director of Corporate and Foundations Relations to develop corporate and foundation relationships in southern portion of state.

·        Works closely with organization staff with fundraising related events to develop sponsorship and individual giving opportunities for the World Series of Birding and the Catch of Cape May.

·        Works with volunteers as required to advance fundraising to support mission areas and Cape May Centers.

·        Performs other general administrative duties as needed.

·        Participates with other staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at assigned center and between development and the centers.

 

Knowledge/Skills:

·        Skilled in fundraising event management, prospect management and prospect research required.

·        Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, Raiser’s Edge (or related donor management system) required.

·        Strong written and oral communication skills.

·        Strong analytical skills.

·        Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

·        Experience and knowledge with effectively working with a variety of personalities, including management, donors and volunteers.

·        Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.

·        Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.

·        Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting.

·        Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

·        Informed and committed to the role that environmental education, conservation and research plays in our society today and its importance for the future.

·        Interest in environmental/nature related organizations preferable. 

 

Qualifications:

·        Bachelor's degree preferred.

·        Three to five years proven history of successfully cultivating and soliciting gifts from individuals.

·        Knowledge of annual giving, membership, special events, online giving and social media trends in fundraising helpful.

·        High energy and passion for NJ Audubon's mission.

·        Must be willing to travel in New Jersey. This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid New Jersey Driver’s License.

·        Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

·        Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and be able to lift at least 25 pounds, in order to participate in special events.

 

Starting Date: Immediate.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Deadline:  This position will remain posted until filled.

Application: Qualified individuals may apply by emailing resume with cover letter as a single pdf document, listing job position in subject line, to hr.development@njaudubon.org

 

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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Position: Migration Count Coordinator for fall migration projects (Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Sea Watch, Cape May Morning Flight)

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory

Office Location: Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Cape May County, NJ

Reports to: Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime August 16 – January 31, 2018

 

Job Description: SEASONAL MIGRATION COUNT COORDINATOR for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ.  Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.  Along with coordinating the migration projects the coordinator will also provide day-off relief at each of the 3 migration sites, and enter data.  NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated. 

 

Duties:

·          Identify and count all migrating raptors, seabirds, or songbirds on relief days, and fill in for primary counters as time allows for sickness, personal emergency, etc.

·          Inventory and maintain all gear necessary for migration counters throughout the season

·          Provide appropriate training for migration counters as necessary both on- and off-site

·          Act as liaison to Trektellen regarding online platform, and supervise data uploading

·          Oversee the data entry for all counts including Hawkcount.org, and proofing of data at conclusion of season

·          Oversee the creation of regular summaries, highlights and notable bird sightings for posting on web

·          Work with seasonal counters to create season summary reports for NJ Audubon publications in a timely manner

·          Availability via cell phone for troubleshooting, and in person on weekends when not otherwise counting

·          Provide at least 1 lecture and/or field workshop at Cape May Autumn Festival

           

Qualifications:

·        Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills.  

·        An enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player.

·        Willingness to work irregular hours, including some weekends, under sometimes             difficult field conditions.

·        Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors, seabirds and songbirds in flight.

·        Careful data collecting skills a must.

·        Must have own vehicle, a valid, clean driver’s license, and be able to lift 25 lbs.

 

Start Date: August 16, 2017                                         

End Date: January 31, 2018

Salary: $ 2,100/month. Housing and gas reimbursement provided.

Application Deadline: June 20, 2017.

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org

Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying.

 

New Jersey Audubon (NJA) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJA is not connected with the National Audubon Society.

 

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Position: Migration Counters (3) for fall migration projects (Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Sea Watch, Cape May Morning Flight)

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory

Office Location: Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Cape May County, NJ

Reports to: Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Seasonal (see below) Full time

 

Job Description: MIGRATION COUNTER (3) for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ.  Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.  Specifically, we are hiring a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch (August 24 to December 7), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch (September 22 to December 22), and a counter for the Cape May Morning Flight Project (August 16 to November 7). NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated. 

 

Duties:

·          Identify and count all migrating raptors, seabirds, or songbirds.

·          Maintain daily data entry into new digital platform, and follow backup data procedures as needed

·          Keep appropriate records for rare sightings

·          Provide daily summaries for post on various CMBO outlets

·          Some data entry in MS Excel possible

·          Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner to receive final payment

           

Qualifications:

·        Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills.  

·        An enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player

·        Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions

·        Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors, seabirds or songbirds in flight

·        Careful data collecting skills a must.

·        Ability to lift 25 lbs. as necessary

·        All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date for Hawk Watch: August 24, 2017                End Date: December 7, 2017

Start Date for Avalon Sea Watch: September 22, 2017 End Date: December 22, 2017

Start Date for Morning Flight: August 16, 2017             End Date: November 7, 2017

 

Salary: $ 1,400 - $1,800/month, commensurate with experience. Housing and gas reimbursement provided.

Application Deadline: June 20, 2017.

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org

Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying.

 

New Jersey Audubon (NJA) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJA is not connected with the National Audubon Society.

 

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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Position: Field Naturalist Intern, Monarch Monitoring Project

Departments: Research and Education

Office Location: Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Cape May, New Jersey

Reports to:   Program Director, CMBO and MMP Director

Job Classification: Seasonal Full Time (August 24 – November 7)

 

Job Description: FIELD NATURALIST INTERN for ongoing MONARCH MONITORING PROJECT at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, New Jersey August 24 to November 7. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's greatest hotspots for animal migration, as well as being a popular summertime vacation destination and beach resort. The combination of the two offers great opportunities for wildlife research and education through public outreach. The field naturalist intern will gain valuable experience in progressing from an active learner to a skilled leader with a clear understanding of the ways in which we are working to monitor and protect New Jersey’s resident and migratory wildlife, and the ability to engage a diverse public audience to become stewards of these important resources. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated. 

 

Duties:

          Daily road censuses of migrating Monarchs

          Monarch tagging

          Data entry

          Educating the public about the project and Monarch biology

          Maintain display of monarch caterpillars and chrysalides

 

Qualifications:

          Experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills

          Enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player

          Familiarity with insect ecology a plus, but not required

          Willingness to work irregular hours

          Careful data collecting and entry skills

          Must have own vehicle and a valid, clean driver’s license

          Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs. as needed

 

Start Date: August 24, 2017

End Date: November 7, 2017

Salary: $1000/month; housing and reimbursement for gas provided

Application Deadline: June 20, 2017

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org

Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying.

 

New Jersey Audubon (NJA) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJA is not connected with the National Audubon Society.

 

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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Position title: Interpretive Naturalist Interns (3 positions)

Department:  Cape May Bird Observatory

Location:       Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location:      Cape May, NJ 
Reports to:    Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Seasonal, full time (August 24 – October 31)

 

Job Description: Interpretive Naturalist Interns (3 positions) for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's greatest hotspots for animal migration, as well as being a popular summertime vacation destination and beach resort. The combination of the two offers great opportunities for wildlife research and education through public outreach. The interpretive naturalist intern will gain valuable experience in progressing from an active learner to a skilled leader with a clear understanding of the ways in which we are working to monitor and protect New Jersey’s resident and migratory wildlife, and the ability to engage a diverse public audience to become stewards of these important resources. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated. 

 

Duties:

        Orienting and assisting visitors to the Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch, and Morning Flight Songbird County. Over 500 people may visit per day during peak times!

        Conducting mini-workshops on bird identification and migration phenomena.

        Assisting visitors with bird identification, and assisting hawk counter when needed.

        Maintaining records of visitor contacts.

 

Qualifications:

        Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills.

        An enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player.

        Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.

        Familiarity with bird migration and birding. Experience identifying raptors, passerines, and/or sea birds in flight is a plus, but learning on the job is possible and we will provide training and support.

        All applicants must have their own vehicle (unless other arrangements are made prior to employment), and a valid, clean driver’s license.

        Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs. as necessary.

 

Start Date:       August 24, 2017

End Date:         October 31, 2017

Salary:                         $ 900/month   Housing and gas reimbursement provided

Application Deadline: June 20, 2017

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org

Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying.

 

New Jersey Audubon (NJA) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJA is not connected with the National Audubon Society.

 

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position Title: Fall Hawk Migration Counter

Site location:    Montclair Hawk Lookout, Montclair, NJ

Office Location: Scherman Hoffman, Bernardsville, NJ

Supervisor:     Sanctuary Director

Job Classification: Seasonal, Full-time.  (August 25 to November 30)

 

Job Description: Hawk Counter Fall Migration Seasonal biologist/ornithologist needed to
conduct survey of migrating birds of prey.

Responsibilities: Duties include identifying and recording migrating birds of prey, entering data into the Hawk Migration Association of North America database, and interacting with the public.

 

Duties:

·          Identify and count all migrating raptors

·          Maintain daily data entry into new digital platform, and follow backup data procedures as needed

·          Keep appropriate records for rare sightings

·          Provide daily summaries for post on various NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory outlets

·          Some data entry in MS Excel possible

·          Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner       

Qualifications:

·        Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors in flight a must

·        Careful data collecting skills a must

·        Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills

·        An enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player

·        Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions

·        Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, climb multiple steep steps and lift 25 lbs. as necessary

·        All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, driver’s license to operate a vehicle in NJ.

 

Start Date: August 24, 2017

End Date: November 30, 2017

Salary: $1,400 - 1,800/month, commensurate with experience.  Housing available.

 

Application Deadline:  June 20, 2017

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org

Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying.

 

New Jersey Audubon (NJA) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJA is not connected with the National Audubon Society.

 

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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Position Title:              Summer Camp Teacher/Naturalist – Urban Education

Department:                  Education

Work Site:                     Paterson, NJ

Office Location:            Bernardsville, NJ

Reports To:                   Project Director – Urban Education and Outreach

Job Classification      Seasonal Part-time: July 10 to August 4; 1pm to 3pm Monday through Friday, plus training and                                        preparation time (not to exceed a total of 100 hours.)

 

Job Description: The Summer Camp Teacher/Naturalist- Urban Education has duties primarily in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and provides hands-on activities, games, crafts and nature exploration at a school-based camp in Paterson, NJ. They will work directly with the Project Director – Urban Education and Outreach to develop and teach the programs. The Teacher/Naturalist takes an active role in promoting NJ Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        Plan, develop (if applicable), and conduct natural history programs for children.

·        Coordinate and conduct walking field trips within the City of Paterson.

·        Conduct one field trip to the Great Falls National Historic Park.

·        Programs will have a strong focus on awareness and respect for the natural world.

·        Participate in an orientation/training session.

·        Maintain lesson plans, educational materials and all other related programming information as required.

 

Other

·        Strive to increase NJ Audubon membership base.

·        Prepare written reports, proposals and plans as required.

·        Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

 


Knowledge and Skills

·        Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.

·        Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting.

·        Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

·        Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

·        Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office), oral and written communication skills required.

·        Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.

 

Qualifications

·        B.A. or B.S in the sciences or education, preferred.

·        Demonstrated knowledge of natural history of NJ.

·        Prior experience working with young children in an outdoor setting.

·        Valid First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities at the site.

·        Obtain a satisfactory background check.

·        Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ or the ability to utilize public transportation to arrive at the job site.

·        Must have the physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of Paterson, able to move materials and lift 50 lbs. and operate mechanical equipment as needed.

 

Start date: July 10 – August 4

Salary: $12-$15 per hour - commensurate with experience. Up to a maximum of 100 hours.

Application Deadline:  Position will be posted until filled.

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing resume with cover letter as a single pdf document, listing job position in subject line, to HR.UrbanEd@njaudubon.org

 

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Position Title:        Policy Manager
Department:          Government Relations
Location:               Trenton or Cape May Bird Observatory, NJ
Reports to:            Vice President of Government Relations
Job Classification: Full time (40-hour week)

Job Description: The Policy Manager will work to advance the conservation agenda of NJ Audubon (NJA). General responsibilities include conservation issue analysis, advocacy before the Legislature, communications with the public and occasionally media, and interfacing with conservation partners. The position will require extensive efforts to support the coordination of the NJ Keep it Green Coalition, the State’s preeminent open space preservation coalition. The Policy Manager will also manage grant projects and work to build relationships with legislators, the media, partner organizations and stakeholders to further NJA conservation goals.

Major Responsibilities:
• Overseeing and coordinating major components of conservation campaigns, including Legislator and media outreach, securing support of partner organizations when needed.
• Building relationships with and educating members of the Legislature and their staff on NJA issues including existing and needed legislation.
• Reviewing potential and pending legislation and providing feedback to appropriate staff when needed.
• Coordinating with internal NJA staff on development and review of legislation to further conservation priorities.
• Planning and executing legislator events and cultivating participation to further NJA goals and mission.
• Preparing and presenting testimony on pending legislation before the State Legislature in coordination with the V.P. of Government Relations.
• Developing an understanding of NJA activities in all mission areas and building relationships with NJA staff in order to better integrate conservation priorities into Government Relations efforts.
• Developing and implementing strategies to achieve both NJA and various environmental coalition’s legislative goals in coordination with the V.P. of Government Relations.
• Managing all components of specific grants, including outreach, media and grassroots efforts, as well as reporting requirements.
• Supervising NJA Conservation Associate (part-time) as well as interns and campaign-specific staff as needed.
• Providing significant capacity for NJA coordination of Keep It Green Coalition by organizing lobby days and regular committee calls and meetings, coordinating member group participation, etc.
• Engaging in grassroots outreach, communications and organizing as needed to support the NJA conservation agenda.
• Working with environmental and other stakeholders to achieve the above.
• Representing NJA in meetings and before various organizations as necessary.
• Working with NJA Communications staff and consultants to prepare press releases, LTEs, and opinion pieces and securing media coverage pertaining to NJA conservation agenda.
• Drafting letters to decision-makers that reflect NJA concerns, position, or policy suggestions.
• Writing articles on Advocacy and Government Relations activities and developing member action alerts.
• Actively participating in and staffing Keep It Green Coalition events and some Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed activities when needed.
• Participating in NJA fundraising efforts.
• Performing some administrative functions along with the Government Relations team.
• Coordinating, preparing and editing grant applications and reports.
• Preparing necessary reports for the public, the membership, the Board, the President and the Vice Presidents.
• Speaking at public forums, meetings and events on various conservation topics.
• Performing other related duties as assigned and performing additional tasks related to supporting the organization.
• Participating with other staff and volunteers to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the office.

Qualification/knowledge/skills:
• Four-year degree and three-plus years relevant work experience required; Master’s degree related to conservation or environmental policy preferred.
• Excellent computer skills - Microsoft Office.
• Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
• Ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
• Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
• Strong professionalism and work ethic.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, project management skills.
• Knowledge of environmental and conservation issues helpful.
• Organized, a self-starter and able to work independently in the execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other organizations in various coalitions.
• Media, web, legislative and grassroots advocacy and grant writing experience desired.
• Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and special needs of the department and the organization. May need to work occasional nights and/or weekends.
• Must have reliable transportation to get to office and attend meetings.

Starting Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled.

Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references as a single PDF document, listing job position in subject line, to hr.govrelations@njaudubon.org

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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Position Title:                Project Director – GIS & Sanctuary/Facilities Management

Department:                  Stewardship

Location:                       Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray, NJ

Supervisor:                   Vice President Stewardship

Job Classification:        Full Time (40 hour week)

 

Job Description: Stewardship Project Director - GIS & Sanctuary/Facilities Management primary responsibility is to support NJ Audubon staff with GIS needs and to also oversee the network of NJ Audubon Sanctuaries and provide support to facilities management. The successful candidate should be able to use GIS software (i.e., ArcGIS) and hardware to map, analyze, support and answer questions related to Stewardship Department and other NJ Audubon projects. The candidate should have a strong background in GIS and experience with manipulating data between various platforms. In addition, this position coordinates and monitors the network of NJ Audubon sanctuaries, conducting annual property visits, supporting stewardship and restoration projects on sanctuaries and assisting with tracking facilities.

 

Major Responsibilities

GIS

·        Act as GIS lead on major initiatives/projects involving spatial data and analysis

·        Provide GIS project support within and outside the Stewardship Department, as needed. Including, but not limited to:

o   GIS project management

o   GIS mapping and ground-truthing

o   Generation of forest inventory survey points

o   GIS analysis

o   GIS mapping and analysis to support grant proposals, sanctuary activities, and miscellaneous projects

·        Oversee ESRI site maintenance contract and licenses for NJA.

 

Conservation Projects

·        Provide project assistance in the implementation of habitat restoration projects including, but not limited to plantings and non-native invasive plant removal

·        Initiate and manage restoration and habitat improvement projects on NJA-owned properties as well as on public and private lands

·        Assist in the pre and post management surveys to aid in the adaptive management of restoration projects.

 

NJA Facilities

·        Provide staff support to the Facilities and Land Management Committee

·        Oversee stewardship and management activities on NJA properties and easements, with focus on non-staffed sanctuaries. Activities include:

o   Trail construction/maintenance

o   GIS mapping (trails, landscape, focal points)

o   Invasive vegetation removal and other site maintenance other than trails

o   Maintain Green Acre status on NJA-owned properties

o   Identify and initiate restoration projects at non-staffed NJA properties

o   Use GIS and other tools to evaluate potential new land acquisitions

o   Advance prepared management plans to initiate specific tasks (i.e. work closely with the NJA Forester to implement Forest Stewardship Plans) – secure forest stewardship plans where necessary. Work with NRCS/USFWS on restoration projects on NJA properties as applicable. 

o   Prepare cost reports associated with NJA existing properties and focusing on potential new properties. 

o   Monitor activities at NJA sanctuaries as it relates to building maintenance and repairs. 

o   Prepare deeds and closing documentation for basic land acquisitions.

o   Serve as initial clearing house and conduct appropriate reviews for new property offers, using developed land-acquisition protocol.

o   Organize and prepare paperwork and reports as required by NJA and outside funding sources for new land acquisitions. 

o   Assist in the cultivation of major donors as associated with NJA properties including providing property updates, participating in site visits. Oversee NJA’s Deer Management Program including all hunter contracts/activities, hunter deliverables.

Other

·        Provide departmental assistance, as necessary, in grant writing, preparation of management plans, implantation of management plans (i.e. field work, surveys and in-house).

·        Participate in promotional activities, as required, NJA Donor Events, etc.

·        Participate in partnerships/professional organizations as it relates specifically to Stewardship, the NJA mission and GIS.

·        Oversee Land Stewards as needed.

·        Provide assistance to the VP Stewardship in addressing public questions regarding development projects or other impacts to natural habitat.

·        Participate with Center staff and volunteers to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the Center.

·        Assume additional responsibilities as required.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

·        Experience developing and implementing restoration, stewardship and wildlife management projects

·        Able to conduct internet research and use standard web-based tools and maps

·        Experience using a GPS and GIS software (preferably ESRI) essential

·        Excellent computer skills - Microsoft Office.

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·        Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting.

·        Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.

·        Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

·        Ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.

·        Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic.

·        Discretion: Ability to maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

·        Knowledge of NJ Audubon and the natural world helpful.

Qualifications:

·        Education: MS in ecology, natural resources or related field with a strong GIS background; or, a MS degree in Geographic Information Systems with a background in ecology or natural resources.

·        Experience: Minimum five years’ experience working in the natural resources or conservation field using

·        Experience using GIS to advance conservation efforts

·        Must be able to perform field work under all types of adverse weather conditions

·        Must have the physical capacity to walk on uneven surfaces and in rough terrain carrying equipment weighing up to 50 lbs

·        Must be willing to travel to different locations throughout New Jersey and work weekends and nights as required

·        Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and special needs of the department and the organization.

·        Must have a reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.

Starting Date: Immediate

Salary: Commensurate with experienced

Deadline: This position will remain open until filled.

Application: Qualified individuals may apply by emailing their resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and three professional references, preferably as one document, to hr.stewardshipnorth@njaudubon.org

 

The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

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