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Position: Interpretive Naturalist Interns (2 positions)

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory

Location: Cape May, NJ

Reports to: Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Fulltime Seasonal


Job Description: INTERPRETIVE NATURALIST INTERN for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ 1 Sep-31 Oct.  Cape May is renowned as one of the world's great hot spots for bird migration.  NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated. 



·            Orienting and assisting visitors to the Cape May Hawkwatch. Over 500 people may visit per day during peak times.

·            Conducting mini-workshops on bird identification and migration phenomena.

·            Assisting visitors with bird identification, and assisting hawk counter when needed.

·            Maintaining records of visitor contacts.



•        Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal      skills.  

•        An enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player.

•        Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.

•        Familiarity with bird migration and birding.  Experience identifying raptors, passerines,           and/or sea birds in flight is a plus, but learning on the job is possible and we will provide   training and support.

•        All applicants must have their own vehicle (unless other arrangements are made prior to         employment), and a valid, clean driver’s license.


Start Date:       1 September 2014                                  End Date: 31 October 2014

Salary:              $ 900/month   Housing and gas reimbursement provided


Application Deadline:  August 30, 2014


Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references (including email and phone contact info)  to Mike Crewe, Cape May Bird Observatory, PO Box 3, 701 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ 08212, or email: mike.crewe@njaudubon.org


New Jersey Audubon (NJA) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJA is not connected with the National Audubon Society.  New Jersey Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).




Position Title:              Manager, Communications and Public Relations
Department:                Headquarters
Location:                      Bernardsville, NJ
Reports To:                 VP for Development and VP for Government Relations
Job Classification:     Full-time,  (40 hour work week)

Job Description

 Under the guidance of the Vice President for Development and Vice President for Government Relations, the Communications Manager will create, deliver and manage a comprehensive internal (NJ Audubon membership) and external communications strategy for the organization. He/she will connect and grow various audiences to the mission, vision and reputation of NJ Audubon as a leader in environmental conservation and sustainability.  The position will work closely with leadership throughout the organization to develop communication plans and programs aligned with organizational priorities, manage relationships with key media and other external stakeholders, and leverage social media platforms to broaden brand recognition and awareness of organizational activities and promote greater interaction between the organization, its donors, members, legislators, volunteers and other key audiences.

 Major Responsibilities

·          Develops and coordinates implementation of a comprehensive, long-term marketing and communications strategy addressing specific organizational goals and priorities targeting key audiences.
·          Provides strategic counsel on communications challenges and opportunities to NJ Audubon leaders to enhance the visibility and reputation of the organization.
·          Develops and maintains relationships with key print and online journalists whose activities are important to the mission and vision of the organization.  Provides media training and messaging to all organizational spokespeople to ensure consistent delivery of key messages supporting organizational goals.
·          Creates and maintains a comprehensive internet and social media strategy to enhance awareness of the organization and its activities and promote dialogue between the organization, its members and key stakeholders.
·          Develops plans and promotional materials supporting all special events and development initiatives.
·          Works with NJ Audubon center staff to guide and enhance local and regional communications strategies related to center-specific programming and statewide collaborative programming.
·          Centrally responsible for protecting and promoting the NJ Audubon brand. Monitors and measures the effectiveness of all communications vehicles and seeks continuous improvement based on data and feedback.
·          Represents NJ Audubon with key community and stakeholder organizations and the press.
·          Develops and manages the budget and supervises internal and external staff and consultants for communication’s initiatives.
·          Oversees and coordinates all print (publications) and digital communications.  Works with relevant staff to develop and place traditional (earned and paid) communications and coordinated social media posts.
·          Participates with other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center 

Knowledge /Skills


·          Excellent oral and written communication skills (including editorial and copy writing experience).
·          Fluency with email marketing, online giving, Google Analytics and  social media platforms and trends.
·          Strong fluency with corporate branding principals and basic design skills.
·          Hands-on experience with graphic design helpful, but not required (Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, basic HTML, CMS).
·          Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.
·          Ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people.
·          Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
·          Motivated self-starter with the 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.
·          Ability to counsel senior leaders and subject matter experts and enhance their communications skills.
·          Ability to work in a team environment that values and respects the contributions of all staff and volunteers.
·          Innovative thinking with respect to the design and execution of all communications and public outreach efforts. 


·          Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field.
·          Minimum of four years’ experience in marketing, communications or a related field, including internships, with media, communications agencies or corporate communications.
·          Passion for the environment, nature and wildlife and the ability to share that passion with others.
·          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 New Jersey.  This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid NJ driver’s license.
·          Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Starting Date:  Immediate
Salary:  Competitive nonprofit salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits package.
Application Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled.

Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Joyce Fajnor, Executive Assistant and Director of Human Resources via e-mail to joyce.fajnorcm@njaudubon.org

 New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.



Position Title:              Web and Social Media Specialist
Department:               Development
Location:                    9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ  07924
Reports to:                 Vice President for Development
Job Classification:       Part time, approximately 20 – 24 hours per week.

 Job Description:  

The Web and Social Media Specialist has Society-wide responsibility for a broad range of computer technology and network communications functions.  He/she is the main point of contact with vendors for all software applications and services and supervises  a part-time Content Management Assistant.

 Major Responsibilities:

 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. 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 implementation and administration of Blackbaud 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.


  • 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 editing of correspondence, magazine articles, renewal appeals, and other fundraising appeals as needed when requested by the Vice President for Development. 

Building and Tech Infrastructure 

  • 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.
  • 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  

  • 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, with an emphasis on WordPress.
  • 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 Brian O’Leary, Vice President for Development at brian.oleary@njaudubon.org 

 New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.   


Position Title:   Maintenance/Property Worker

Location:          Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Center, Bernardsville, NJ

Reports To:      Sanctuary Director

Job Classification:  Part-time, hourly, up to 16 hours per week, hours vary seasonally

Date:  April 15, 2014 – November 30, 2014,  approximately 8 to 16 hours per week

Job Description:  Part time maintenance position is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of grounds, buildings and facilities at New Jersey Audubon Society’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Center, a 276–acre property, in Bernardsville.

Major Responsibilities

·          Grounds maintenance including (but not limited to) lawn mowing, landscaping, garbage removal, road and site improvements, and general facility security.  Ensuring the safety of visitors, program participants, volunteers, and staff by keeping entrances and exits at Visitor Center free of ice and snow, limbing and removal of fallen trees/branches in high traffic areas, etc.

·          Maintenance of lawn mower and additional power equipment.
·          Maintenance of buildings- painting, light construction, repair work, and general maintenance.
·          Supervisory responsibilities for volunteers and community service workers performing maintenance/management work on site.
·          Spreading wood chips on and clearing trails, assistance with bird seed.
·          Maintenance and cleaning of drainage ditches, catch basins, gutters.
·          Removing (blowing) leaves from the road and drainage ditch in the fall.
·          Removal/management of introduced invasive plant species.  Pesticide applicators license is a plus.
·          Set up and break down for public events.
·          Preparation for controlled burns.
·          Other special projects that come up


·          Knowledge of grounds maintenance and equipment upkeep (lawn mower, chain saw, weedwacker, leafblower, etc.)

·          Ability to do light construction work and building maintenance is essential.  General knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and horticulture helpful.

·          Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED), be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license in good standing, able to move materials and equipment weighing over 50 pounds, walk on wooded trails or over rough terrain.

·          Must be physically able and willing to perform all aspects of job in all seasons.

·          Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·          Flexibility to adjust hours to meet special needs of the Center.

 Starting date:  Immediate
 Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with experience.
 Application deadline:  Position will be posted until filled.

 CONTACT:  Qualified individuals may apply be sending resumes with cover letters and three references to mike.anderson@njaudubon.org or by mail to Mike Anderson, Sanctuary Director, New Jersey Audubon Society, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924.  

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.