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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: 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: Shorebird Field Technician

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.

Location:  Cape May and Cumberland Counties, NJ

Dates: 16 April thru 30 June 2015

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
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Salary: $1800 - $2200/month, depending on experience

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 1 March to René Buccinna, NJA Center for Research and Education, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, rene.buccinna@njaudubon.org

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.   NJA is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Title:  Shrub/Scrub Bird Field Technician
Department: Research
Location:  Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray, NJ
Immediate Supervisor:  Dr. Kristin Mylecraine, Senior Research Scientist
Job Classification: Seasonal, full-time

Job Description: FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed May 1st through August 15th for research on shrub/scrub bird ecology in northern New Jersey.  Duties include conducting point count surveys in the NJ Highlands using distance sampling methodologies, vegetation sampling, data entry and some data analysis.  Housing and mileage reimbursement will be provided.  

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.  Applicants must be able to work independently, move materials and to lift 25 lbs as needed and be willing to work in occasionally hot and buggy conditions and potential rough terrain.  
Must be willing to travel in the State of New Jersey.  This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid  driver’s license to operate a vehicle in New Jersey..

Start Date: May 1 thru August 15, 2015

Salary:  $1,800 - $2,200 per month, depending on experience

Application Deadline:  March 10, 2015

Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by March 
10th  to Kristin Mylecraine, New Jersey Audubon, Wattles Stewardship Center, 1024 Anderson Road, Port Murray, NJ  07865,  kristin.mylecraine@njaudubon.org. 

New Jersey Audubon  is a privately supported, not-for-profit, statewide membership organization.  Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJ Audubon is not connected with the National Audubon Society.   NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Title:            Spring Hawk Migration Counter
Location:   Montclair Hawk Lookout, Montclair, NJ 
Supervisor: To be determined
Job Classification:     Seasonal, March 15 to May 15, 2015 Full time (40 hour work week) hours may vary.

Job Description: Hawk Counter Spring Migration Seasonal biologist/ornithologist needed to conduct survey of migrating birds of prey from
March 15 to May 15, 2015. 

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.

Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with hawk migration and experience identifying all eastern North American raptors is required.
  • Enthusiastic and motivated self-starter.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Careful data collecting skills a must.
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and climb multiple steep steps.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet needs of department and organization. 
  • Transportation necessary to get from provided housing to count site. This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license to operate a vehicle in NJ.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience. Housing provided.

Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.

Qualified individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters to:  Wayne Greenstone via email wglaw2@verizon.net or call(201)-207-5439.

New Jersey Audubon is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position: Invertebrate Field Technician
Department: Research
Location:  Stone Harbor Point, Cape May County, NJ
Center for Research and Education, Cape May Court House, NJ
Immediate Supervisor: Dr. David Mizrahi, Vice President, Research
Job Classification: Seasonal, fulltime

Job Description:  The Invertebrate Field Technician (3) will be responsible for data collection for  research on abundance and diversity of intertidal invertebrates at Stone Harbor Point, NJ.  Stone Harbor Point is located at the southern end of Seven-Mile Island.  This is an important feeding and roosting area for shorebirds migrating between wintering grounds in northern South America and arctic breeding areas. 

Dates: 16 April thru 15 December 2015

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Sediment core sampling
  • Sediment processing (sieving, washing)
  • Invertebrate ID to highest taxonomic level possible
  • Data entry

Qualifications:
  • Ability to identify intertidal invertebrates required
  • Working knowledge of taxonomic system for ID
  • Familiarity with intertidal invertebrates of the northeastern US a plus
  • Proficiency with MS Excel or Access preferred
  • Must be willing to work irregular hours, 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
  • Must be able to move materials and lift 25 lbs as needed.

Salary: $1800 - $2200/month, depending on experience
Housing and reimbursement for gas provided

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 1 March to René Buccinna, NJ Audubon Center for Research and Education, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, rene.buccinna@njaudubon.org
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Position Title:  Development Officer
Department     Development
Location:          Cape May or Plainsboro, New Jersey
Reports to:       Vice President for Development
Classification:   Part time (32 hour week)
 

Job Description: 

The Development Officer has the primary responsibility for individual fundraising efforts in central and southern New Jersey.  He/she will also manage a small portfolio of national donors to the Cape May Bird Observatory and work closely with our mission areas and center directors with cultivation and solicitation of prospects.  The Development Officer will also work closely with the Director of Development and Vice President for Development to coordinate the organization’s fundraising strategy and priorities. 

The position will be located at one of two possible locations; the Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, New Jersey  or The New Jersey Audubon Center in Plainsboro New Jersey. Frequent regional travel throughout central and southern New Jersey is required. Some evenings and weekends are required when necessary. 

Major Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for fundraising for the southern region of the state, and some out-of-state Cape May Bird Observatory prospects, supporting mission areas, Plainsboro and Cape May centers.
  • Manages schedule, logistics and cultivation/solicitation strategy for VP for Development and President and CEO in the central and southern region of the state, and out-of-state donors.
  • Coordinates closely with Vice President for Development in coordinating solicitation strategies organization-wide.
  • Works closely with organization staff with fundraising related events throughout the organization.
  • Participates with other center staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.
  • Perform other general administrative duties as needed. 

Qualifications:  

  • At least three to five years proven history of successfully cultivating and soliciting gifts from individuals.
  • Experience with back office functions related to gift processing, data entry and reporting preferred.
  • Knowledge of membership, online giving and social media trends in fundraising helpful.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 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. 

Knowledge/Skills:  

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills.
  • Experience and knowledge with effectively working with a variety of personalities, including management, donors and volunteers.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, Raiser’s Edge (or related donor management system) required.
  • Skilled in fundraising event management, prospect management and prospect research required.
  • Motivated self-starter who is a team player.
  • Informed and committed to the role that environmental education, conservation and research plays in our society today and its importance for the future. 
  • Experience with bird watching and environmental / nature related organizations preferable. 

    Starting Date: Immediate.
    Salary:  Commensurate with experience.
    Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled.
    Application:  Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter, salary requirements and three professional references to Joyce Fajnor, Executive Assistant and Director of Human Resources via email to humanresources.develoff@njaudubon.org 
New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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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