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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 –Project Director South

Job Classification: Seasonal full-time (40 hours a week, for 16 weeks)

 

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 on-the-ground restoration projects in Southern New Jersey. The position’s responsibilities will include field-based restoration work such as invasive plant management, tree and shrub planting, agricultural best management practices, grassland maintenance, wetland restoration, forest management, vegetation surveys, reptile and amphibian surveys, volunteer coordination, and public outreach and education. The work will occur on both private and public lands. The Seasonal Stewardship Technician will also contribute to other projects to support the department’s mission. This position reports to the Stewardship Project Director and works collaboratively with NJ Audubon staff and partners.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conducts invasive plant management tasks, including, but not limited to: mechanical and manual plant removal, herbicide applications, and tree and shrub planting.
  • Works closely with department staff to implement agricultural best management practices, including, but not limited to: conducting site visits and assisting with on-the-ground restoration work.
  • Participates in other restoration projects as needed.
  • Works closely with Cape May Bird Observatory and Nature Center of Cape May staff to manage and maintain grounds at centers in Cape May County.
  • 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: outreach meetings, tabling events, assisting with presentations, and writing press releases.
  • Conducts vegetation surveys and reptile and amphibian 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 staff 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:

  • 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 Southern New Jersey 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: Immediate. The position is expected to run for sixteen weeks.

Salary: $12.50/hour

Deadline: This position will remain open until filled

Application: To apply, submit a cover letter,resume, and three references as one document, naming the file with the following convention: firstname_lastname_Stewardship_Technician. Submit the document hr.stewardshipsouth@njaudubon.org and write “Seasonal Stewardship Technician” in the Subject line

 

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 Manager

Department:                Government Relations

Location:                    Trenton, NJ

Reports to:                 Project Director

Job Classification:     Full time (40-hour week)

 

Job Description: The Project Manager will work to advance the conservation agenda of New Jersey Audubon (NJA) through the Coalition of the Delaware River Watershed. The Project Manager will play an important role in raising awareness of the Delaware River Watershed, the Coalition, and the activities of our members. General responsibilities include managing multiple projects, including planning key coalition events, coordinating with partner organizations and government agencies, and mobilizing coalition member organizations, as well as contributing to the overall operations of the Coalition and the NJA Government Relations team.

 

Major Responsibilities:

·        Develop a broad understanding of the mission, activities, and accomplishments of the Coalition and NJA with the goal of enhancing collaboration among members, raising awareness of activities throughout the Basin, and identifying opportunities for Coalition engagement

·        Manage Coalition projects, including coordinating with interagency bodies and state agencies on activities in the river basin such as special events and initiatives aimed at raising awareness of the watershed

·        Coordinate meetings, activities, and initiatives of the Coalition Steering Committee and other standing workgroups and subcommittees

·        Lead the planning, coordination, and execution of special events including the annual Delaware River Watershed Forum, coalition member meetings, and other events as necessary

·        Organize activities by Coalition members and other partners to support and promote increased conservation funding for the Delaware River Basin

·        Assist in coordinating, preparing, and editing grant applications and reports

·        Prepare necessary reports for Coalition members, the Steering Committee, the public, and other stakeholders

·        Perform some administrative functions with other Government Relations staff towards daily operations at the assigned work location

·        Represent the Coalition and NJA at external meetings and events as needed

 

Qualifications

·        Four-year degree and 2-3 years of relevant work experienced required; Master’s degree in relevant field preferred

·        Excellent project management abilities, written and oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills

·        An organized self-starter able to work independently in execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other departments and organizations in the coalition

·        Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects, shifting priorities, and meet deadlines

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

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic; Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude

·        Government agency, legislative, and grassroots advocacy experience desired

·        Knowledge of environment, conservation, and water-related issues a plus

·        Grant writing experience a plus

·        Ability to maintain confidentiality

·        Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Office Suite

·        Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and special needs of the department and 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 of interest, resume, and a short writing sample (maximum 4 pages) as a single PDF document listing the job position in the 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:             Outreach & Communications Associate

Department:                Government Relations

Location:                    Trenton, NJ

Reports to:                 Project Director

Job Classification:     Full time (40-hour week)

 

Job Description: The Outreach & Communications Associate will work to advance the conservation agenda of New Jersey Audubon (NJA) through the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed. General responsibilities include working to increase awareness and engagement of member organizations, coalition partners, and the public through effective communications. The Communications Associate will play a key role in managing the Coalition’s external communications, developing communications tools and strategies, interacting with media, and contributing to the overall operations of the Coalition and the NJA Government Relations team.

Major Responsibilities:

·        Oversee internal and external communications on behalf of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, including digital messaging, member engagement, and media relations in coordination with the Project Director

·        Develop a broad understanding of the mission, activities, and accomplishments of the Coalition and NJA

·        Lead the development and implementation of communications strategies to help improve the Coalition’s web and social media presence

·        Produce a variety of digital communications including regular blog posts, social media content, and e-newsletters

·        Work with NJA Communications staff and consultants to prepare press releases, LTEs, and opinion pieces and securing media coverage pertaining to NJA’s conservation and the Coalition’s agenda

·        Produce a suite of communications tools to assist Coalition member organizations, including sample op-eds and LTEs, communications trainings, and other materials

·        Engage in grassroots outreach, communications, and organizing as needed to support the Coalition’s agenda

·        Identify media stories and relevant current events that can be leveraged to support the organization’s work and outreach efforts

·        Maintain the Coalition’s external profile through its website, social media accounts, and other platforms

·        Participate with other staff towards daily operations at the assigned work location

·        Represent the Coalition and NJA at external meetings and events as needed


 

Qualifications

·        Four-year degree and 2-3 years of relevant work experience required; Master’s degree in relevant field preferred

·        Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and project management skills;

·        Media, web, social media, and grassroots advocacy experience

·        An organized self-starter and able to work independently in execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other departments and organizations in the coalition

·        Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects, shifting priorities, and meet deadlines

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

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic; Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude

·        Ability to maintain confidentiality

·        Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Office Suite

·        Policy and/or legislative experience a plus

·        Knowledge of environment, conservation, and water-related issues a plus

·        Experience with design tools a plus

·        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 send cover letter of interest, resume, and a short writing sample (maximum 4 pages) 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:                 Development Director - South

Department:                   Development

Location:                        Center for Research and Education, Cape May Court House, NJ

Reports to:                     Vice President of Development and Communications

Job Classification:          Full time (40 hour work week)

 

Job Description:

The Development Director has the primary responsibility for individual fundraising efforts in southern New Jersey. The Development Director will manage a small portfolio of donors and work closely with our mission areas and Cape May center directors with cultivation and solicitation of prospects. The Development Director will work closely with the VP of Development and Communications to coordinate the organization’s fundraising strategy and priorities.

 

Major Responsibilities:

·        Responsible for fundraising for the southern region of the state supporting mission areas and Cape May centers.

·        Manages schedule, logistics and cultivation/solicitation strategy for VP for Development and Communications and President and CEO in the southern region of the state.

·        Coordinates closely with VP of Development and Communications in coordinating solicitation strategies organization-wide.

·        Develops cultivation and stewardship opportunities for Cape May region.

·        Creates and oversees central business membership and sponsorship strategy for Cape May region.

·        Works with Director of Corporate and Foundations Relations to develop corporate and foundation relationships in southern portion of state.

·        Works closely with organization staff with fundraising related events to develop sponsorship and individual giving opportunities for the World Series of Birding and the Catch of Cape May.

·        Works with volunteers as required to advance fundraising to support mission areas and Cape May Centers.

·        Performs other general administrative duties as needed.

·        Participates with other staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at assigned center and between development and the centers.

 

Knowledge/Skills:

·        Skilled in fundraising event management, prospect management and prospect research required.

·        Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, Raiser’s Edge (or related donor management system) required.

·        Strong written and oral communication skills.

·        Strong analytical skills.

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

·        Experience and knowledge with effectively working with a variety of personalities, including management, donors and volunteers.

·        Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.

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

·        Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting.

·        Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

·        Informed and committed to the role that environmental education, conservation and research plays in our society today and its importance for the future.

·        Interest in environmental/nature related organizations preferable. 

 

Qualifications:

·        Bachelor's degree preferred.

·        Three to five years proven history of successfully cultivating and soliciting gifts from individuals.

·        Knowledge of annual giving, membership, special events, online giving and social media trends in fundraising helpful.

·        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.

Deadline:  This position will remain posted until filled.

Application: Qualified individuals may apply by emailing resume with cover letter as a single pdf document, listing job position in subject line, to hr.development@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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