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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:        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: Nature Camp Post Care Educator

Department:    Education

Location:         Plainsboro Preserve, Cranbury, NJ

Supervisor:      Teacher Naturalist

Job Classification:  Seasonal, Part-time hourly, 12.5 hours per week, 2:30 – 5:00 Monday – Friday, June 23 – August 31, 2017

Job Description:

NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve is looking for an enthusiastic educator to work in our summer nature camp program. The Summer Nature Camp Post Care Educator will work with the staff of the Plainsboro Preserve and help facilitate environmental education programs. The candidate will gain valuable teaching experience and natural history knowledge while learning group management in an outdoor setting. 

 Major Responsibilities:

·        Assisting with crafts, activities, games, and daily setup and breakdown of classrooms.  

·        Work in cooperation with Lead Instructor and facilitate group management and safety.

·        Supervise children and organize free time activities. 

·        Work in cooperation with the teacher naturalists and Sanctuary Director and assume other responsibilities as assigned.

 Knowledge/Skills

·        Good communication skills especially with children and young adults. 

·        An interest in the natural world.

·        Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction.

·        Team player.

·        Punctual with effective time management and organizational skills.

·        Ability to work independently as necessary.

 Other

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

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

·        Assume additional responsibilities as requested by supervisor and NJA senior staff.

 Knowledge and Skills

·        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.

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

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

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic.

·        Ability to maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

·        Knowledge of NJ Audubon and the natural world helpful.

Qualifications

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

·        Experience working with children.

·        Two years’ experience in a nature center setting preferred.

·        Prior formal or non-formal teaching experience.

·        Group management skills.

·        Willingness to work outside daily.

·        Valid First Aid and CPR certification is required.

·        Knowledge of NJ natural history.

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

·        Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.

·        Must have physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary, and able to lift materials up to 50 lbs.

 Starting DateJune 23 – August 31, 2017

Salary: $11 per hour

Deadline: This position will remain open 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.Plainsboro@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:                   Nature Camp Educator
Department:                  Education
Location:                       Plainsboro Preserve, Cranbury, NJ
Supervisor:                   Teacher Naturalist
Job Classification:       Seasonal, Full-time, 40 hours per week, June 19 – August 31, 2017, with one mid-summer week off

Job Description:

NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve is looking for an enthusiastic educator to work in our summer nature camp program. The Summer Nature Camp Educator will work with the staff of the Plainsboro Preserve and help facilitate environmental education programs. The candidate will gain valuable teaching experience and natural history knowledge while learning group management in an outdoor setting. 


Major Responsibilities:

·        Assisting with crafts, activities, games, and daily setup and breakdown of classrooms.  

·        Work in cooperation with lead instructor and facilitate group management and safety.

·        Supervise children and organize free time activities. 

·        Work in cooperation with the teacher naturalist and assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills

·        Good communication skills especially with children and young adults. 

·        An interest in the natural world.

·        Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction.

·        Team player.

·        Punctual with effective time management and organizational skills.

·        Ability to work independently as necessary.

Other

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

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

·        Assume additional responsibilities as requested by supervisor and NJA senior staff.

 Knowledge and Skills

·        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.

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

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

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic.

·        Ability to maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

·        Knowledge of NJ Audubon and the natural world helpful.

Qualifications:

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

·        Experience working with children.

·        Two years’ experience in a nature center setting preferred.

·        Prior formal or non-formal teaching experience.

·        Group management skills.

·        Willingness to work outside daily.

·        Valid First Aid and CPR certification is required

·        Knowledge of NJ natural history

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

·        Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.

·        Must have physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary, and able to lift materials up to 50 lbs.

 

Starting Date: June 19 – August 31, 2017

Salary: $11 per hour

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.Plainsboro@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:                   Teacher Naturalist/Seasonal

Department:                     Education

Location:                          Plainsboro Preserve, Cranbury, NJ

Supervisor:                       Sanctuary Director

Job Classification:           Seasonal - Full-time (40 hour week), June 12 - August 31, 2017, one unpaid week off mid-summer.

Job Description: The teacher naturalist has duties primarily in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and provides natural science programs to schools, interested groups and the general public. The teacher naturalist, under the direction of the Sanctuary Director, takes part in all aspects of programming and operating a nature center. The teacher-naturalist takes an active role in promoting New Jersey Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Educational Programming and Visitor Services

·        Plan, develop, schedule, and conduct natural history programs for schools, special interest groups, nature camps, the general public and family programs.

·        Maintain lesson plans, educational supplies, teaching materials, files and records, and all other programming information.

·        Oversee, organize, and conduct administrative duties as needed including program registration and sending out follow-up materials.

·        Interact with visitors to the center by answering questions about the natural world, programming opportunities, and NJ Audubon.

·        Assist with the design and maintenance of interpretive exhibits, brochures and other center-specific marketing materials.

·        Assist in the Center Nature Store and its operation as needed.

·        Coordinate the care, feeding, and well being of live animals that are presented for educational purposes. 

 Membership

·        Strive to increase NJ Audubon membership base.

 Community Relations 

·        Represent the NJ Audubon in the local community, expanding the organization’s presence to increase local awareness, support and participation.

·        Develop and promote center programs with marketing materials and electronic or social media. 


Volunteer and Intern Program

·        Assist with the training and supervision of volunteers and regular or contract staff involved in education programs or public interface.

 Facilities / Property

·        Assist with care and maintenance of the grounds, gardens, and trail system as needed. 

 Other Responsibilities

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

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

·        Assume additional responsibilities as requested by supervisor and NJA senior staff. 
 

Knowledge and Skills

·        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.

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

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

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic.

·        Ability to maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

 

Qualifications

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

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

·        Two years’ experience in a nature center setting referred.

·        Knowledge of NJ Audubon and natural history

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

·        Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.

·        Must have physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary, and able to lift materials up to 50 lbs.

Starting DateJune 12 – August 31, 2017 (one week off mid-summer)

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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.Plainsboro@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:                   Nature Center Assistant

Department:                     Education

Location:                          Plainsboro Preserve, Cranbury, NJ

Supervisor:                       Teacher Naturalist

Job Classification:           Seasonal, Part-time, 29 hrs per week, Thursday – Sunday, June 10 – August 31, 2017

 Job Description:

NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve is looking for an enthusiastic individual to work as a nature center assistant. S/he will work with the staff of the center to inform and manage visitors during the summer season, coordinate special projects and help with teaching on an as needed basis. 

 Major Responsibilities:

·        Provide information for visitors to the center.

·        Make sales, take registrations and help with administrative responsibilities related to the center’s operations.

·        Coordinate and undertake special projects related to displays, exhibits and other interpretive needs of the center.

·        Supervise children during summer camp as needed and help with free time activities. 

·        Coordinate and teach Family Nature Programs, Birthdays and Scout Programs on Saturdays.

·        Work in cooperation with the teacher naturalist and assume other responsibilities as assigned.

 

Knowledge/Skills

·        Good communication skills. 

·        An interest in the natural world.

·        Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction.

·        Team player.

·        Punctual with effective time management and organizational skills.

·        Ability to work independently as necessary.

 

Other

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

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

·        Assume additional responsibilities as requested by supervisor and NJA senior staff.

 

Knowledge and Skills

·        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.

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

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

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic.

·        Knowledge of NJ Audubon and the natural world helpful.

·        Ability to maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

 

Qualifications:

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

·        Experience working with children.

·        Two years’ experience in a nature center setting preferred.

·        Prior formal or non-formal teaching experience.

·        Group management skills.

·        Willingness to work outside daily.

·        Valid First Aid and CPR certification is required.

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

·        Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.

·        Must have physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary, and able to lift materials up to 50 lbs.

 Starting DateJune 10 – August 31, 2017.

 Salary: $11 per hour.

 Qualified individuals may apply by emailing resume with cover letter as a single pdf document, listing job position in subject line, to HR.Plainsboro@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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Position Title:             Teacher Naturalist
Department:                Education
Location:                      Nature Center of Cape May, Cape May, NJ

Supervisor:                   Center Director
Job Classification:     Full-time (40 hour week)

 

Job Description: The teacher naturalist has duties primarily in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and provides natural science programs to schools, interested groups and the general public. The Teacher Naturalist, under the direction of the Center Director, takes part in all aspects of programming and operating a nature center. The Teacher-Naturalist takes an active role in promoting New Jersey Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
:

 

Educational Programming and Visitor Services

·        Plan, develop, schedule, and conduct natural history programs for schools, special interest groups, nature camps, the general public, and family programs.

·        Fulfill duties as Summer Camp Director including maintaining state board of health and children’s summer camp requirements, conducting drills, and training and assisting seasonal summer staff.

·        Take a leadership role in developing, planning and conducting statewide youth birding programs as part of a New Jersey Youth Birder’s Club management team.

·        Maintain lesson plans, educational supplies, teaching materials, files and records, and all other programming information.

·        Oversee, organize, and conduct administrative duties as needed including program registration and sending out follow-up materials.

·        Interact with visitors to the center by answering questions about the natural world, programming opportunities, and NJ Audubon.

·        Assist with the design and maintenance of interpretive exhibits, brochures and other center-specific marketing materials.

·        Assist in the Center Nature Store and its operation as needed.

·        Coordinate the care, feeding, and well-being of live animals (including a marine science lab) that are presented for educational purposes. 

 

Membership

·        Strive to increase NJ Audubon membership base.

 

Community Relations 

·        Represent the NJ Audubon in the local community, expanding the organization’s presence to increase local awareness, support and participation.

·        Develop and promote center programs with marketing materials and electronic or social media. 

 

Volunteer and Intern Program

·        Assist with the training and supervision of volunteers and interns and regular or contract staff involved in education programs or public interface.

 

Facilities / Property

·        Assist with care and maintenance of the grounds, gardens, and trail system as needed. 

 

 

Other Responsibilities

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

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

·        Assume additional responsibilities as required.

 

Knowledge and Skills

·        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.

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

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

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic.

·        Knowledge of NJ Audubon and the natural world helpful.

·        Discretion: Ability to maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

 

Qualifications

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

·        2 years’ experience in a nature center setting Preferred.

·        Knowledge of NJ natural history and coastal environments; bird migration/coastal ecology/marine science a plus

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

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

·        Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 50 lbs.

 

Starting Date: April 15, 2017

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.

 

Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter as a single pdf document to HR.NCCM@njaudubon.org

Please include position in Subject line.

 

New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Position Title: Nature Store Sales Associate and Administrative Assistant-
Department:   Retail
Location:         Nature Center of Cape May, Cape May, NJ
Supervisor:      Center Director
Job Classification:   Part-time/hourly, approx. 8 hrs. (Dec 16 to April 15); approx. 24 hrs. per week (Apr 16 – Dec 15)

Job Description:  The Nature Store Sales Associate and Administrative Assistant supports the retail operations and sales at the Nature Center of Cape May (NCCM) to ensure maximum sales and profitability.  This position reports directly to the Center Director and provides administrative support for the Center. 

Major Responsibilities:

Retail Responsibilities
  • Ensure customer service and satisfaction and greets visitors, answer telephones and disseminate NJA/NCCM information, promote NJA mission and answer questions about local natural areas, and natural history.
  • Perform ordering, processing and display of merchandise.
  • Assist customers with merchandise selection and process sales; encourage membership enrollment with each sale.
  • Maintain accurate sales records; prepare weekly reconciliations and make bank deposits.
  • Maintain inventory database and perform bi-annual store inventory.
  • Assist director with offsite sales during special events.
  • Assist and guide the work of store volunteers.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Manage supply and restock of literature for center (membership brochures, checklists, information packs, etc.,) to ensure ample supply available.
  • Assist in program registration including coordination of scheduling school groups, birthday parties and public programs.
  • Manage, coordinate, and maintain the summer camp online registration system.
  • Assist with general light maintenance of store and grounds, including breaking down of cardboard, taking out trash and recycling, filling bird feeders, cleaning up, etc.
  • Maintain and keep various permits up to date.
  • Assist with care and maintenance of animals in coordination with the Teacher-Naturalist
Other Responsibilities
  • 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

  • Excellent computer skills - Microsoft Office; retail Point of Sale and Online Program Registration software preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Motivated self-starter who 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.
  • Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic.
  • Knowledge of NJ Audubon and the natural world helpful.
  • Discretion: Ability to maintain confidentiality as appropriate.
 Qualifications
  • Education:  B.A/B.S. preferred.
  • Experience:  Retail experience required.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and special needs of the department and the organization.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 50 lbs.

Starting Date:  Immediate
Salary:  Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline:  Position will be posted until filled

Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter as a single pdf document to HR.NCCM@njaudubon.org
Please include position in Subject line. 

New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer. 

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