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Position Title: Cape May Bird Observatory Director
Location: Cape May County, New Jersey
Reports To: President / CEO and VP Education
Position Classification: Fulltime (40 hour work week)
Job Description: The Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) Director is responsible for leadership and direction of the Bird Observatory including two sites in Cape May County (Northwood Center in Cape May Point and the Center for Research and Education in Goshen). The CMBO Director must be fully engaged in all program platforms, fund raising and special events, and is expected to grow and promote CMBO to maintain its excellent reputation and establish it as the top bird observatory in North America.
· Spearhead the development and implementation of a strategic plan to establish CMBO as the top bird observatory in North America.
· Oversee the operations of the Center for Research and Education and the Northwood Center and all associated programs.
· Foster collaboration with the Nature Center of Cape May.
· Supervise and mentor CMBO staff and volunteers so that the work and mission of NJ Audubon are fulfilled and comply with all organizational and legal requirements for hiring and employment practices
· Work with VP for Finance to develop and track performance against budget to manage CMBO’s financial health.
· Work with VP for Finance to oversee CMBO retail operations physical stores and online FeatherEdge Optics (FEO) to strengthen and increase profits. Continue to foster strong relationship with key optic companies.
· Oversee facilities maintenance, inspections and improvements including buildings, grounds and onsite equipment and insure the safety and security of sanctuary property as required. Maintain a welcoming space to effectively engage visitors.
· Manage an effective volunteer program according to the NJ Audubon’s expectations.
· Act as the chief fundraising representative for CMBO and participate in collaborative fundraising efforts.
· Direct CMBO signature events, such as World Series of Birding and Cape May Migration events.
· Work with the Development team and other departments as appropriate to develop, implement and evaluate fundraising plan.
· Work with Development team to actively increase membership, cultivate donors, volunteers and others.
· Work with Development team to write and manage grants/contracts.
Public Relations and Community Outreach
· Build relationships in the local/national/international community, expanding NJ Audubon and CMBO presence to increase awareness, support and program participation.
· Oversee marketing and promotions including publications, media, social media and community-outlets for CMBO programs.
· With the VP for Education oversee existing educational/recreational programming; develop and implement new initiatives.
· With the VP for Research collaborate on seasonal migration monitoring and long-term population studies tied to NJA conservation outcomes; develop and implement new initiatives.
· With VP for Stewardship collaborate on avian habitat management.
Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
· B.A. or B.S. in the sciences or education, Masters in a related field preferred.
· Proven administrative, management and fundraising experience in a similar setting.
· Minimum of five years experience in a similar situation.
· Bird and natural history knowledge of NJ flora, fauna and habitats a plus.
· Demonstrated leadership/supervisory skills.
· Experience coordinating volunteers.
· Motivated self-starter who is a team player and has a desire to make an immediate contribution.
· Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.
· Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and motivate a diverse range of people.
· Able to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
· Excellent communication skills; enthusiastic presenter.
· Excellent organizational, time and project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
· Ability to work nights and weekends as required.
· Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements.
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, be able to move materials and to lift 50 lbs and operate mechanical equipment as needed.
Starting Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application: Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume, cover letter, three references and salary requirements to Joyce Fajnor, Executive Assistant and Director of Human Resources via email to email@example.com.
NJ Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.njaudubon.org for additional information on NJ Audubon.
Position Title: Information Systems Manager
Location: 9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Reports To: Vice President for Development
Job Classification: Full Time (40 hour work week)
Job Description: The Information Systems Manager has Society-wide responsibility for a broad range of computer technology and network communications functions and is responsible for performing data analysis and reporting via the Raisers Edge database application. He/she is the main point of contact with vendors for all software applications and services and supervises a part-time Content Management Assistant.
Information Systems Administration and Oversight
- Technical administration of all Society web sites:
1. New Jersey Audubon (www.njaudubon.org)
2. BirdCapeMay (www.birdcapemay.org)
3. World Series of Birding (www.wsob.org)
4. Birding and Wildlife Trails (www.njwildlifetrails.org)
Oversight of web hosting services and web platform software. Direct interaction with outside programmers and graphic designers. Troubleshoot and solve hosting or network-related problems with the sites. Provide training and technical support for all staff who are responsible for creating and maintaining content on each of the web sites. (Currently, the site is run on the DotNetNuke (DNN) content management system but is migrating to Word Press.) Perform content updates to the site’s main landing pages as required. Perform analysis of web traffic and content using Google Analytics, prepare reports on a regular basis.
- Technical and administrative oversight of all mission-critical software applications and services:
1. Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge membership database, and Blackbaud NetCommunity
2. CapWiz net advocacy system
3. Backup Disaster and Recovery Services (HQ file server)
The Information Systems Manager is the main point of technical and administrative contact with all providers of software applications and services. Establishes relationships with account reps and technical support reps, participates in contract negotiations and approvals, reviews and approves vendor invoices, oversees troubleshooting of major problems.
- Technical implementation and administration of NetCommunity eblast system.
Create design templates for various email categories; create email mailing lists for specific target audiences; schedule, prepare and send email communications according to eblast policy guidelines; review and report on email delivery and bounce statistics.
- Technical implementation and administration of NetCommunity online interactive calendar.
Creation of online calendar pages in the NetCommunity content management system. Assemble calendar information that is submitted by the various Centers and enter it into the corresponding calendars. Provide technical training as needed to allow Centers to update their own online calendars.
- Technical implementation and administration of CapWiz net advocacy system.
Main point of technical and administrative contact with CapWiz; provides training and technical support for Government Relations staff members. Provides statistics and reports on advocacy responses.
- Technical oversight and administration the HQ file server and its backup systems.
- Technical administration and oversight of the Society’s Gmail account for staff email addresses and user groups.
- Establishing and maintaining all computer systems at the central office, including the network server, printers, back-up units and emergency battery units, and computer software and hardware upgrades. Provide “help desk” services for HQ staff, helping to resolve hardware and software problems.
- Provide information to the entire NJ Audubon staff regarding important -related matters (i.e. – system updates, virus and malware alerts, etc.). Manage the Society’s TechSoup account (software donations for non-profit organizations), and use that account to obtain annual renewals of Norton AntiVirus software and other productivity software applications for the entire Society.
Raisers Edge Database Analysis and Reporting
The Information Systems Manger is the primary technical administrator of the Society’s Raiser Edge (RE) database. Serves as primary point of administrative and technical contact with Blackbaud account reps. Must be familiar with all RE functionality, such as: RE administration and business rule setups, constituent record formatting, special codes and attributes, gift processing, procedures and best practices for running queries and reports, etc. Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Provide detailed membership and development financial reports, at the request of the Vice President for Development.
- Perform database queries to analyze membership data, update constituent records, and to create subsets of records for use in fundraising appeals, membership renewals, database maintenance, etc.
- Assist the Development Associate with special projects and fundraising appeals.
- Assist with the maintenance of all electronic files on contributions from members as well as non-members.
- Provide membership lists, electronic files, and/or printed labels for special mailings including New Jersey Audubon magazine and other brochures, fliers, or special appeals.
- Consult with Centers and Mission Areas about content for the various web sites. Suggest ideas for new content and features, post new content to the site as needed.
- Technical oversight and administration of the Society’s social media accounts – Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, etc. Collect and post news and information to these social media sites. Track account activity utilizing available reporting tools.
- Assist with the editingof correspondence, magazine articles, renewal appeals, and other fundraising appeals as needed when requested by the Vice President for Development.
Building and Infrastructure
- Participate with other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.
- Assume additional responsibilities for the Department and the Organization as needed;
- Works closely with the development team in responding to strategic organizational priorities.
Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrated proficiencies in all aspects of Blackbaud Raisers Edge database application.
- Background in website development and maintenance. Knowledge of content management system (CMS) web platforms, and especially DotNetNuke and Word Press, is preferred.
- Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office). Experience in graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop and desktop publishing software a plus.
- Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
- Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills – including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback
- Ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people.
- Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
- Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting.
- Excellent organizational, time and project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
• At least two years professional experience in website development and maintenance preferred.
• Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and lift up to 25 lbs in order to participate in special events.
• Must be willing to travel in the State of 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 department/organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Starting Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.
Qualified individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters via email to Joyce Fajnor at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.
Position: Shorebird Field Technician
Location: Cape May & Cumberland Counties, NJ, Center for Research and Education, Cape May Court House, NJ
Supervisor: Dr. David
Mizrahi, Vice President, Research
Job Classification: Seasonal, fulltime
Description: The Shorebird Field Technician (3) 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.
Dates: 16 April thru 30 June 2014
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Extracting birds from mist-nets
Banding, weighing and measuring birds
Surveying for color-banded birds
- Mist-netting and bird banding
Ability to identify shorebirds of the eastern U.S.
Color-banded re-sighting experience preferred
Proficiency with MS Excel or Access preferred
Must be willing to work irregular hours, in occasionally hot and buggy conditions
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
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, email@example.com
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
Position Title: Shrub/Scrub Bird Field Technician
Location: Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray, NJ
Immediate Supervisor: Dr.Kristin Munafo, Senior Research Scientist
Job Classification: Seasonal, full-time
Job Description: FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed May 1st through August 15thfor 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 entryand 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, 2014
Salary: $1,800 - $2,200 per month, depending on experience
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014
Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by March 1st to Kristin Munafo, New Jersey Audubon, Wattles Stewardship Center, 1024 Anderson Road, Port Murray, NJ 07865, firstname.lastname@example.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.
Spring Hawk Migration Counter
Hawk Lookout, Montclair, NJ
Supervisor: To be determined
Job Classification: Seasonal, March 15 to May 15, Full time (40
hour work week) hours may vary.
Hawk Counter Spring Migration Seasonal biologist/ornithologist needed to
conduct survey of migrating birds of prey from March 15 to May 15.
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.
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
will be posted until filled.
individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters to: Wayne Greenstone via email email@example.com or call (201)-207-5439.
New Jersey Audubon is
an equal opportunity employer.