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Position Title: Project Director- Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed.
Location: Trenton Policy Office
Reports To: Vice President for Government Relations of NJ Audubon
Classification: Full time
New Jersey Audubon Society is seeking to fill the full-time position of Project Director, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, a network of non-governmental organizations working throughout four states to protect and restore water resources. This position offers a unique opportunity for a leader to define and generate meaningful impacts at a Watershed-wide scale, while forging relationships with Coalition members and other partners. By translating vision into collaborative action, the Project Director will help ensure a more secure future for the Watershed.
The Director will be responsible for overseeing all Coalition activities, including member relations, advancing the Coalition’s conservation agenda, and raising awareness of the Delaware River Watershed with the public, media and policymakers. General responsibilities include collaboration with Coalition members and partners; project planning and implementation; supervision of Coalition staff, consultants, and re-grant recipients; communications with the media, general public, and funders; and fundraising and advocacy efforts. Specific tasks undertaken by the Project Director will encompass planning and implementing grassroots/grasstops outreach and political strategy, conducting media outreach, meeting and conference planning and management, public speaking, budgeting, and writing/drafting handouts, grant applications, and other materials.
- Develop a broad understanding of the activities and accomplishments of the Coalition with the goal of enhancing collaboration among members, raising awareness of activities throughout the Basin, and identifying opportunities for Coalition engagement.
- Direct Coalition activities including coordination of the Steering Committee and other standing committees and workgroups, member recruitment and outreach, conference and meeting planning, and internal and external communications.
- Supervise Coalition staff; manage recruitment needs, develop and oversee work assignments, and evaluate performance.
- Work with the Steering Committee to develop and implement policy priorities, and associated work plans.
- Work to develop and implement a communications and media strategy around Coalition efforts; write and distribute outreach materials, releases, and other products for Coalition members, policymakers and the public. Oversee development and implementation of internet and social media communications tools.
- Coordinate activities by Coalition members and other partners to support and promote increased conservation funding for the Delaware River Basin.
- Work to secure additional funding from new resources for the expansion and continuation of the Coalition’s efforts. Serve as point of contact for funding organizations, and write grant applications and reports.
- Monitor invoicing, payments, and financial reports for Coalition grants, re-grants, and consultants
- Participate with other staff to towards daily operations at the assigned work location.
- Perform other general administrative duties as needed.
- Four year degree or equivalent work experience. Advanced degree desirable.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, project management skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues required.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
- Organized, a self-starter and able to work independently in the execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other organizations in various coalitions.
- Media, web, legislative and grassroots advocacy and grant writing experience desired.
- Three years progressively responsible experience in coalition or collaboration work as well as experience in developing and implementing advocacy campaigns, grassroots organizing, media, and environmental advocacy desirable.
- 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.
- Excellent Computer Skills - Microsoft Office.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ.
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 ProjDirCDRW@njaudubon.org
New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.