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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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