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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.

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Position Title: Summer Camp Teacher/Naturalist
Department:    Education
Location:        Lorrimer Sanctuary, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Reports To:    Sanctuary Director
Job Class:      Seasonal; (Part time – 30 hrs per wk), June 22 to August 21, 2015, 6 hrs per day, 5 days wk.

Job Description:  The Summer Camp teacher/naturalist has duties primarily in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and provides hands-on activities, games, crafts and nature exploration in a day-camp setting.  He/she will work directly with the Sanctuary Director to develop and teach the programs.  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, and conduct natural history programs for children aged 4 to 11 years old.  Programs will have a strong focus on awareness and respect for the natural world. 
  • Maintain lesson plans, educational materials and all other related programming information as required.
  • Help in the care, feeding, and well being of live animals that are presented for educational purposes.  
Membership
  • Strive to increase NJ Audubon membership base 
Facilities / Property
  • Assist with care and maintenance of the grounds, gardens, and trail system as needed.  
Other
  • 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 criticism. 
  • Motivated self-starter who is also a team player
  • Punctual with effective time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written skills required. 
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
Qualifications
  • Educational background 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.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ; the physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary, able to move materials and lift 50 lbs and operate mechanical equipment as needed. 
Starting Date:  June 22, 2015
Salary:  Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline:  Position will be posted until filled.

Qualified individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters to:  Patrick Scheuer, Sanctuary Director, patrick.scheuer@njaudubon.org  or  790 Ewing Ave., Franklin Lakes, NJ  07417

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: George Myers Master Naturalist Intern
Department:  Education
Location: Cape May Bird Observatory and Nature Center of Cape May 
Reports To: Program Director, CMBO 
Job Classification: Full-time, Seasonal (May through December)

Job Description:
The GEORGE MYERS FIELD NATURALIST INTERN develops a full spectrum of skills through hands-on participation in various educational, research and conservation projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) and Nature Center of Cape May (NCCM), Cape May, NJ (1 May - 23 Dec).  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.  New Jersey Audubon 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.  

Note:  This position is named in honor of the late George Myers, a talented CMBO Associate Naturalist who passed on much too soon. In the spirit of George, the position aims to bring the successful candidate through a full lifecycle of being a field naturalist: from learning how New Jersey Audubon translates research into outreach material and ultimately into conservation, to how we develop and execute programs for youth through adulthood.  The successful applicant will work with the Bird Observatory during the spring and fall migration periods, and for the Nature Center during the summer months, during which time they will go from an active learner to a skilled leader with a clear understanding of the needs of New Jersey’s resident and migratory wildlife, the ways in which we are working to protect them, and the ability to engage a diverse public audience to become stewards of the important resources

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Educational Programming 
  • Conduct short programs, field trips and workshops on bird id and migration phenomena.
  • Assist visitors with bird identification
  • Assist migration research counters when needed.
  • Orient and assist visitors to the Cape May Migration Count Sites. Over 500 people may visit per day during peak times 
  • Conduct children’s programming at the Nature Center’s summer children’s nature camp.
  • Conduct interpretive outreach programs (emphasis on local aquatic marine animals) at various locations throughout Cape May County.
  • Assist in all daily operations of running the Nature Center during the busy summer season.  This may include program registration, retail operations, cleaning, gardening, animal care, aquarium and equipment maintenance, etc.
  • Organize and maintain lesson plans, educational supplies, equipment, teaching materials, files and records, and all other programming information.
  • Assist with the design and maintenance of interpretive exhibits, displays, and other center-based informational materials.

Membership
  • Strive to increase NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory membership base. 

Community Relations  
  • Represent NJ Audubon in the local community, expanding the organization’s presence to increase local awareness, support and participation.
  • Develop material for web/blog site and posting it.
  • Develop brochures, checklists, and displays as instructed by the Program Director.

Other
  • Obtain satisfactory background check
  • Attend center, department and NJ Audubon meetings and serve on committees as requested by supervisor.
  • Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR and other public safety certification as appropriate
  • Participates with other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center

Knowledge and Skills
  • Familiarity with bird migration, birding, marine species and coastal ecology is a plus, but learning on the job is expected and we will provide training and support.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive criticism 
  • Motivated self-starter who is also a team player
  • Punctual with effective time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills required
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or similar field preferred.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.
  • Must have the physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain for long distances, able to move materials and to lift 50 lbs. 
Starting Date:  1 May 2015   End Date:  23 December 2015
Salary:  $ 1500/month plus housing and gas reimbursement
Application Deadline:  Open until filled.
Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to Mike Crewe, Cape May Bird Observatory, PO Box 3, 701 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ 08212, or email: mike.crewe@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.

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Position Title: Seasonal Stewardship Technician - South
Department: Stewardship Department
Location: Center for Research and Education, Cape May Court House, NJ
Reports to: Stewardship Specialist - South
Job Classification: Part-time/hourly, Seasonal (30 hours a week, for 15 weeks, June through September)

Job Description:
New Jersey Audubon’s mission is focused on fostering environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among NJ's citizens; protecting NJ's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promoting the preservation of NJ's valuable natural habitats. Towards this end NJ Audubon’s Stewardship Department implements projects and programs that are central to achieving this mission. With staff based in key locations in northern and southern New Jersey and engaged statewide, the Stewardship Department is working with public and private landowners, state and local government and private industry to manage habitat and conserve wildlife resources.

New Jersey Audubon is currently seeking a Seasonal Stewardship Technician to assist with invasive plant management projects that support the Cape May Habitat Restoration Task Force (the Task Force). The Task Force is a Coordinated Weed Management Area dedicated to controlling non-native invasive plants and restoring wildlife habitat throughout Cape May County. Organized by New Jersey Audubon, the Task Force is a partnership between local non-profits, local, state and federal agencies, homeowners, and businesses that work cooperatively to better address non-native invasive plants. The Seasonal Stewardship Technician’s responsibilities will include field-based restoration work, such as invasive plant control, volunteer coordination, public outreach and education, and vegetation monitoring. 

Major Responsibilities:
  • Conducts invasive plant management tasks, including, but not limited to: mechanical and manual plant removal, herbicide applications, and tree and shrub planting.
  • Organizes and coordinates community volunteer events and workshops and recruits volunteers to act as stewards of natural resources.
  • Participates in education and outreach activities, including, but not limited to: tabling events, assisting with presentations, and writing press releases.
  • Conducts vegetation surveys, following existing protocols and records all management activities and survey information into database.
  • Updates website and social media sites as necessary.
  • Works with the Stewardship Specialist to maintain existing key relationships with partners, funders, and others.
  • Participates with other mission area staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned work station.
  • Completes other tasks as requested.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Excellent plant identification skills, including common invasive plant species.
  • Familiarity with local flora, fauna, and characteristic ecosystems of New Jersey.
  • Familiarity with or ability to use standard field equipment such as a GPS, compass, and field guides, and experience with or ability to safely use and maintain tools and equipment, including backpack sprayers, planting bars , brush cutters, and power tools.
  • A motivated self-started who is also a strong team player.
  • Possess effective time management skills and the ability to work effectively on multiple projects.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact with the public and partners.
  • Ability to complete tasks independently when necessary.
  • Computer literacy and working knowledge of standard office software programs (e.g. MS Office).
  • Strong work ethic.

Qualifications:
  • Enrollment in an undergraduate degree program related to wildlife ecology, forestry, natural resources, or other closely related field. B.S. preferred.
  • Must be able to perform field work under all types of adverse weather conditions
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and in rough terrain carrying equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be willing to travel to different locations in Cape May County as required. This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid New Jersey driver’s license.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet special needs of the department and the organization.

Starting Date: Early to mid-June. The position is expected to run for fifteen weeks.
Salary: $12.50/hour
Deadline: This position will remain open until filled
Application: To apply, submit a cover letter and resume as one document, naming the file with the following convention: firstname_lastname_Stewardship_Technician. Submit the document to Kristen Meistrell at kristen.meistrell@njaudubon.org, and write “Seasonal Stewardship Technician” in the Subject line

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
Department               Education
Location:                   Lorrimer Sanctuary, Franklin Lakes NJ
Reports To:               Sanctuary Director
Job Classification:   Part time, 24 hours per 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 sanctuary director and program coordinator (if applicable), 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, sending out follow-up materials and preparing reports.
  • 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 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 Program 

  • Assist with the training and supervision of volunteers and 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 

  • Attend center, department and NJ Audubon meetings and serve on committees as requested by supervisor.
  • Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities at the site.
  • Help maintain all nature center spaces, grounds, gardens, and trails. 
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested by supervisor and NJA senior staff.

  Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive criticism.
  • Motivated self-starter who is also a team player
  • Punctual with effective time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written skills required.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements.
  • 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
  • At least two years experience teaching in a nature center setting.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet special needs of the Sanctuary and the organization.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ; have the physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary, able to move materials and to lift 50 lbs and operate mechanical equipment as needed.

Starting date:  Immediate
Salary:  Commensurate with experience
Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled.
Application:  Qualified individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters to:  Patrick Scheuer, Sanctuary Director, Lorrimer Sanctuary, 790 Ewing Ave., Franklin Lakes, NJ  07417 or patrick.scheuer@njaudubon.org

 New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Position Title:   Maintenance/Property Worker
Department:     Facilities
Location:          Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Center, Bernardsville, NJ
Reports To:      Sanctuary Director
Job Classification:  Part-time, hourly, up to 16 hours per week, hours vary seasonally
Date:  April 15, 2014 – November 30, 2014,  approximately 8 to 16 hours per week

Job Description:  Part time maintenance position is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of grounds, buildings and facilities at New Jersey Audubon Society’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Center, a 276–acre property, in Bernardsville.

Major Responsibilities

·          Grounds maintenance including (but not limited to) lawn mowing, landscaping, garbage removal, road and site improvements, and general facility security.  Ensuring the safety of visitors, program participants, volunteers, and staff by keeping entrances and exits at Visitor Center free of ice and snow, limbing and removal of fallen trees/branches in high traffic areas, etc.

·          Maintenance of lawn mower and additional power equipment.
·          Maintenance of buildings- painting, light construction, repair work, and general maintenance.
·          Supervisory responsibilities for volunteers and community service workers performing maintenance/management work on site.
·          Spreading wood chips on and clearing trails, assistance with bird seed.
·          Maintenance and cleaning of drainage ditches, catch basins, gutters.
·          Removing (blowing) leaves from the road and drainage ditch in the fall.
·          Removal/management of introduced invasive plant species.  Pesticide applicators license is a plus.
·          Set up and break down for public events.
·          Preparation for controlled burns.
·          Other special projects that come up

  Qualifications:

·          Knowledge of grounds maintenance and equipment upkeep (lawn mower, chain saw, weedwacker, leafblower, etc.)

·          Ability to do light construction work and building maintenance is essential.  General knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and horticulture helpful.

·          Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED), be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license in good standing, able to move materials and equipment weighing over 50 pounds, walk on wooded trails or over rough terrain.

·          Must be physically able and willing to perform all aspects of job in all seasons.

·          Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·          Flexibility to adjust hours to meet special needs of the Center.

 Starting date:  Immediate
 Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with experience.
 Application deadline:  Position will be posted until filled.

 CONTACT:  Qualified individuals may apply be sending resumes with cover letters and three references to mike.anderson@njaudubon.org or by mail to Mike Anderson, Sanctuary Director, New Jersey Audubon Society, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924.  

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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