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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

 

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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
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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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Position Title: Shorebird Field Technician
Location:  Cape May and Cumberland Counties, NJ
Center for Research and Education, Cape May Court House, NJ
Reports to: Dr. David Mizrahi, Vice President, Research
Job Classification:  Seasonal, fulltime (16 April thru 30 June 2017) 40 hours/week

Job Description:  The Shorebird Field Technician will be responsible for data collection for ongoing research on shorebird migration ecology along New Jersey’s Delaware Bay shore.  Delaware Bay is recognized as an internationally important staging area for shorebirds during spring migration from South American wintering grounds to arctic breeding sites.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Extracting birds from mist-nets
Banding, weighing and measuring birds
Recording data
Point Counts
Surveying for color-banded birds
Data entry

Qualifications:
Ability to identify shorebirds of the eastern U.S.
Color-banded re-sighting experience preferred
Proficiency with MS Excel or Access preferred
Flexibility to work irregular hours, in occasionally hot and buggy conditions
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
Must be able to move materials and lift 25 lbs as needed
Must have own vehicle, and a valid and clean driver’s license

Start Date:  16 April 2017
End Date:  30 June, 2017
Salary: $1800 - $2200/month, depending on experience
Application Deadline: 15 February 2017

Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) as a single PDF document by email to hr.research@njaudubon.org   Please include “Delaware Bay” in the Subject line to be sure that your application is routed to the correct department. 

NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Title: Newark Building Collision Technician
Department: Research
Location:   Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary, Bernardsville, NJ.  Primary field location – Newark, Essex Co. (specific survey locations to be determined)
Reports to: Dr. Nellie Tsipoura, Senior Research Scientist
Job Classification: Seasonal, fulltime (1 April thru 31 May 2017) 40 hrs/week

Job Description:  The Newark Building Collision Technician will be responsible for data collection to evaluate building/bird interactions in Newark, NJ.  Modern tall buildings in US cities, including Newark, have the potential to cause significant mortality to migrant birds.  Technician will conduct daily surveys for dead or injured birds by walking the perimeter of the PSEG building, Prudential Tower and 2-3 other buildings (e.g. Seton Hall University School of Law, Panasonic Building, National Newark Building, Newark Legal Center) during the 2017 spring migration period. They will coordinate and supervise student volunteers in the field as needed.  They will also collect daily weather-related data, such as prevailing wind direction, wind-speed, temperature and cloud cover.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
pre-dawn surveys around buildings to document grounded birds
transporting injured birds to the rehabilitator 
coordinating with student interns conducting surveys concurrently
Data entry and management 

Qualifications:
Must be willing to work in an urban setting
Familiarity with birds of the northeastern US preferred 
Ability to handle live birds preferred 
Proficiency with GPS and range finders preferred
Proficiency with MS Word and Excel or Access
Must be willing to work irregular hours (early mornings), and occasional weekends
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
Must have own vehicle, and a valid and clean driver’s license

Start Date: 1 April 2017
End Date: 31 May 2017
Salary: $1800 - $2200/month, depending on experience
Housing available if needed; mileage reimbursement provided
Application Deadline: 15 February 2017

Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email address and phone number) as a single pdf document by email to hr.research@njaudubon.org.  Please include “Newark” in the subject line to be sure that your application is routed to the correct department.  

New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Title:  Research Technician - Shrub/Scrub Bird Field Technician
Department: Research
Location:  Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray, NJ
Reports to:  Dr. Kristin Mylecraine, Senior Research Scientist
Job Classification: Seasonal (May 1 through August 15, 2017), full-time (40 hours/week)

Job Description: The Shrub/Scrub Bird Field Technicians (two) will be responsible for conducting bird and habitat surveys in managed early successional habitats and control sites throughout the NJ Highlands region.  This information will be used to assess response of target species to ongoing management activities, and to guide future management recommendations. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Point count surveys for target early successional bird species, using distance sampling methodologies 
Habitat surveys 
Data entry and some data analysis.    

Qualifications:  
Point count experience and the ability to identify birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound required.  
Proficiency with GPS and range finders required, and knowledge of MS Excel and ArcGIS preferred.  
Must be willing to work independently and as part of a team.
Must have the physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain for long distances, and be able to move materials and to lift 25 lbs.  
Must have reliable vehicle, a valid and clean driver’s license, and be able to operate a vehicle in New Jersey.
Must be willing to travel in the State of New Jersey.  

Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date:  August 15, 2017

Salary:  $1,800 - $2,200 per month, depending on experience
Housing arrangements may be available
Mileage reimbursement provided

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) as a single PDF document by email to hr.research@njaudubon.org   Please include “Shrub-Scrub” in the Subject line so your application is routed correctly for review. 

NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer.

 
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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.