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Position Title:    Development Operations Manager
Department: Development
Location: Headquarters, 9 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ
Reports to: Vice President of Development & Communications
Classification:    Full time, exempt (40-hour week)

Job Description:  
The Development Operations Manager will be directly responsible for the overall operations of the Development Office, including direct supervision of staff overseeing the organization’s membership processing, gift entry, prospect research, Raisers Edge database and administrative support. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Development & Communications.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Works closely with VP for Development & Communications in creating and implementing development operation procedures, policies and strategies.
  • Manages day to day operations of development office, including full and part time staff members (membership processing, data entry, reporting, and gift processing) and outside consultants and/or vendors using discretion and independent judgment. 
  • Responsible for NJA data administration (Raiser’s Edge).
  • Responsible for the overall donor database and records.
  • Assures integrity of data and records, deleting duplicate records, appropriate coding etc.
  • Oversee NJA gift acknowledgement processes.
  • Manage and resolve fundraising database issues by effectively managing relevant aspects of the database support process.
  • Ensure procedures are in place to check the quality of data entered in to Raiser’s edge.
  • Budget Management.
  • Assists with prospect research for major gift prospects.
  • Works closely with Finance Department on bank deposits and account reconciliation.
  • Resolve personnel problems with guidance from supervisor and if needed HR.
  • Assigns work, guides and motivates staff.
  • Participates with other staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at assigned center.
  • Assumes additional administrative responsibilities as requested to support the department and the organization.

Knowledge and Skills
  • Demonstrated management skills.
  • Demonstrated budgeting and finance skills.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in fundraising.
  • Knowledge of membership, online giving and social media trends in fundraising.
  • Knowledge and experience with fundraising software, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work successfully with diverse audience, i.e. staff, management, board members, volunteers, donors, and vendors.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects at a time.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical skills (Some understanding of database and giving trends analysis).
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) and Raiser’s Edge (or other donor management system.

Qualifications
Bachelor's degree required.
Five years of experience in management/supervisory positions in Development field.
Experience with back office functions related to gift processing, data entry and reporting.
Experience with Raiser’s Edge database.
High energy and passion for NJ Audubon's mission.
Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and be able to lift at least 25 pounds, in order to participate in special events.

Starting Date: Immediate.
Salary:           Commensurate with experience.
Deadline:       This position will remain open until filled.
Application:  Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter, salary requirements and three professional references to Human Resources via email to  hr.development@njaudubon.org
 

New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Position Title: Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed Intern
Department:   Conservation
Location:        Government Relations, Trenton, NJ
Reports to:     Project Director 
Job Class:      Temporary, Part-Time (approximately 15 hours/week)
Start date:      Immediate 
End date:       December 15, 2016

Job Description: The CDRW Communications Intern will work with the Project Director and Conservation Associate to advance the goals of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed through the use of effective communication tools and other projects, as needed. The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed unites non-governmental organizations working in the Delaware River Watershed and enhances their capacity to effectively advocate for protecting and restoring the Delaware River Basin by coordinating communications, messages, and actions to foster accountability at the federal, state, and local levels. 

Learning Objective:  The successful candidate will work with the Government Relations Office throughout the fall, during which time they will learn how conservation policy is shaped and implemented at federal and state levels, and how these policies affect local communities. The successful applicant will gain a clear understanding of the diverse needs of the Delaware River Watershed and the many non-governmental organizations working to protect and restore its vital resources. Finally, the successful candidate will develop the necessary skills to effectively communicate complex conservation issues in a clear and concise manner, to research and analyze federal and state policies, and to work with diverse constituencies working throughout the Delaware River Watershed.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop a broad understanding of the mission, activities and accomplishments of the Coalition.
  • Under the supervision of the Project Director and Conservation Associate, assist with regular communications including updating the Coalition’s website, social media accounts, and other materials and content for distribution 
  • Develop and implement communications strategies to help improve social media presence. 
  • Research and draft memos on research topics as directed by the Project Director and Conservation Associate, and brief CDRW staff 
  • Help organize and maintain databases and lists including members and contacts, planning information, and conservation projects.
  • Assist Conservation Associate in conducting outreach to organizations in the Delaware Watershed to gather information on conservation projects taking place in the region, and maintaining a list of these projects 
  • Attend Coalition meetings as requested by supervisor
  • Participate with other staff to towards daily operations at the assigned work location.
  • Perform other general administrative duties as needed
Knowledge and Skills
  • Strong communications skills in writing, public speaking, and social media
  • Experience working on communications, preferably for a non-profit organization, campaign, or public office
  • Familiarity with the greater Delaware Valley region a plus
  • Familiarity with web and social media platforms
  • Punctual with effective time management skills
  • Motivated self-starter who is a team player
  • Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge and interest in water/conservation issues a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and be able to lift at least 25 pounds, in order to participate in special events
Qualifications
  • Graduate student or upperclassman in an accredited four-year undergraduate program 
  • Flexibility to adjust some hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization
  • Must have his/her own vehicle, a valid driver’s license, and be able to operate vehicle in NJ
Starting Date:  Immediate
End Date:  December 15, 2016
Salary: $10.00/hour
Application Deadline:  October 15, 2016

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and a short writing sample (maximum 4 pages) as a single PDF document to hr.govrelations@njaudubon.org

New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Title:         Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations 
Department:            Development
Location:                9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Reports to:              Vice President for Development and Communications
Job Classification:  Full-time (40 hour week)

Job Description:  

The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations has primary responsibility for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding businesses, corporations, civic groups, corporate and private foundations and government entities.  The position is actively engaged in working to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector, as well as other key stakeholders, which will result in increased funding for the immediate and long-term goals of New Jersey Audubon.
 
Major Responsibilities:
  • Designing, implementing and managing a comprehensive proactive development plan focused on expanding and enhancing corporate and foundation giving.
  • Proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based upon foundation and corporate guidelines and interests. Taking the lead with key staff to develop new approaches to foundations and corporations and coordinate these contacts to initiate the cultivation/fundraising process.
  • Identifying, researching, and developing cultivation and partnership strategies for emerging corporate and foundation prospects.
  • Cultivating and maintaining relations and strong communication ties with existing donors and prospects.
  • Managing foundation and corporate giving including grant writing and grant reporting.
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with program staff in order to obtain information to craft funding proposals, updates, and compliance reports.
  • Advising staff and volunteers on corporate and foundation areas of interest and cultivation of corporation and foundation special requirements.
  • Compiling and maintaining current, accurate information about corporate and foundation donors and prospects utilizing the Raiser’s Edge software.  Maintains a rigorous schedule of contacts with corporate and foundation representatives, creating moves management plans, monitoring proposal deadlines, submissions and reporting due dates.
  • Coordinating the reporting and tracking of non-federal grants and contracts.
  • Works closely with the development team in responding to strategic institutional priorities as needed.
  • Works closely with the Stewardship team to identify prospective members for NJA Corporate Stewardship Council.
  • Helps assure that membership trends and best practices are utilized to help position NJA ahead of funding changes.
  • Performs other general administrative duties as needed.
  • Participates with other staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at assigned center. 
Knowledge/Skills:
  • Proven ability to research, investigate, and pursue funding opportunities.
  • The ability to draft compelling communications about the society’s work, whether in the context of a grant application, special appeal, or acknowledgment letter.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work successfully with diverse audience, i.e. staff, management, board members, volunteers, donors, and vendors.
  • Ability to solicit support in a face-to-face meeting with corporate and foundation representatives.
  • A motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills essential.
  • Knowledge and experience with fund raising software, preferably Raiser’s Edge. 
  • Familiarity with a variety of software programs, including Microsoft Office software products and web based research tools. 
  • Possess effective organizational and time management skills and the ability to organize complex projects. 
  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.

Qualifications: 
  • Five or more years of paid professional experience in fund development for nonprofit organizations preferred, with an emphasis on grant writing and major gifts. 
  • Demonstrated success in implementing effective major gift fundraising strategies involving corporate and foundation giving, including prospect research and a donor-centered approach to giving.
  • A bachelor’s degree or relevant experience may be substituted for education.
  • High energy and passion for NJ Audubon's mission.
  • Must be willing to travel in New Jersey.  This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid New Jersey Driver’s License.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and be able to lift at least 25 pounds, in order to participate in special events.

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

Qualified applicants should send cover letter and resume, via e-mail to: hr.development@njaudubon.org

New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

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Position Title: Stewardship Project Director- South
Department:   Stewardship
Location:        Center for Research and Education (CRE), Cape May, NJ
Reports to:     Vice President for Stewardship
Job Class:     Full-time (40 hour week) 

 New Jersey Audubon is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies. New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey's citizens; protects New Jersey's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey's valuable natural habitats.

Job Description:  New Jersey Audubon is seeking a Stewardship Project Director - South to work collaboratively both internally and externally by leading a team of conservation professionals as we seek to conserve and restore wildlife and habitat across three broad landscapes; forests and farms, coasts and wetlands and cities and towns. The Stewardship South team works on public and private lands engaging land owners, managers and agriculture producers to implement best management practices, create, enhance and restore wildlife habitat, while engaging the public and working to protect water resources. Activities include, but are not limited to, implementing sustainable agricultural practices that are compatible with the development of habitat conservation and protection plans and strategies critical for wildlife conservation. 

The Director is responsible for developing and managing project plans and budgets, securing or helping to secure funding for habitat enhancement projects, and serves as one of the lead NJA staff working on the Delaware River Watershed Initiative.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for developing and managing project plans and budgets, and securing or helping to secure funding for habitat enhancement projects.
  • Creates and manages programmatic and project budgets, takes a lead role in fundraising in all areas: government grants, individuals, corporations, foundations, grants and gifts.
  • Directs and manages habitat restoration and habitat enhancement projects.
  • Serves as one of the lead NJA staff working on the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. 
  • Consults with landowners and managers on habitat management practices.
  • Aids in developing and implementing habitat conservation and restoration activities.
  • Interacts with numerous partners (public, private and government) to promote effective, adaptive conservation management actions associated with critical habitats.
  • Supervises Stewardship staff which includes full-time and seasonal staff;
  • Initiates, cultivates and helps to maintain relationships with key project partners and supporters. 
  • Directs landowner outreach efforts; aids landowners in the development of project proposals for federal funding; delivers federal and state conservation incentive programs through landowner contacts. 
  • Develops and implements conservation plans and habitat management plans on public and private lands. 
  • Oversees development of and conducts workshops for stakeholders and the public.
  • Identifies opportunities to expand NJA conservation programs. 
  • Works with the Vice President for Stewardship and other department staff to identify funding sources and prepare project reports and proposals. 
  • Represents NJA on regional coalitions, councils and committees. 
  • Maintains existing key relationships with partners, funders, and other contacts.
  • Completes other tasks as assigned.
  • Participates with other NJA staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations. 
Knowledge/Skills:
  • Experience developing and implementing restoration, stewardship and wildlife management projects.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of ecological processes and familiarity with regional wildlife and/or plant life and/or ecosystems.
  • A motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player. 
  • Possess effective time management skills and the ability to organize complex projects and budgets.
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple complex projects and complete tasks independently when necessary.
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact with the public and others.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements, able to conduct internet research and use standard web-based tools and maps, etc.  Experience using GIS software (e.g. ESRI) essential.
  • Familiarity with a variety of software programs, including standard Microsoft software products. GPS experience is a plus. 
  • Fundraising or grant writing experience is beneficial. 
  • Experience supervising staff is preferred. 
Qualifications: 
  • M.S. in wildlife biology, natural resources, or related field preferred including an emphasis in land management, restoration, stewardship and/or conservation planning. Relevant experience may be substituted for education. 
  • Minimum five years experience working in the natural resources or conservation field. 
  • 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 inventory locations throughout New Jersey and work weekends and nights as required.  This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid drivers License.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet specials needs of the department. 
Starting Date: Immediate. 
Salary: Commensurate with experience.  
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.stewardshipsouth@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.