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You might be just the person we're looking for to fill an open position. To apply for any of the positions listed below, send a resume and cover letter to the address listed for that position. 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:    Spring Hawk Migration Counter
Site location:    Montclair Hawk Lookout, Montclair, NJ 
Office Location:  Scherman Hoffman, Bernardsville, NJ
Supervisor: Sanctuary Director
Job Classification:  Seasonal, Full time (40-hour week) hours may vary. March 16 – May 15

Job Description: Hawk Counter Spring Migration Seasonal biologist/ornithologist needed to 
conduct survey of migrating birds of prey.

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.

Duties:
Identify and count all migrating raptors
Maintain daily data entry into new digital platform, and follow backup data procedures as needed
Keep appropriate records for rare sightings
Provide daily summaries for post on various NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory outlets
Some data entry in MS Excel possible
Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner

Qualifications:
Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors in flight a must 
Careful data collecting skills a must
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
Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, climb multiple steep steps and lift 25 lbs. as necessary
All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, driver’s license to operate a vehicle in NJ.

Start Date: March 16, 2017
End Date:  May 15, 2017
Salary: $1,400 - 1,800/month, commensurate with experience.  

Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled. 

Qualified individuals may apply by sending cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org
Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying.
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).

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Position Title:  Research Technician – Ruffed Grouse Survey Technician
Department: Research
Location:   Office Location- Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray, NJ 
Primary field locations – Managed forested habitat and control sites in northwest NJ 
Reports to: Dr. Kristin Mylecraine, Senior Research Scientist
Job Classification: Seasonal Full Time (March 16 through May 15, 2017), (40 hours/week)

Job Description:  The Ruffed Grouse Survey Technician (two) will be responsible for data collection related to Ruffed Grouse populations at Hudson Farm and control sites in northwestern NJ.  This information will be used to assess the current status of Ruffed Grouse populations, and to establish a baseline that will be used to assess the response of Ruffed Grouse to planned forest stewardship activities. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Point count surveys with distance sampling for Ruffed Grouse and other bird species
Habitat surveys
Data entry

Qualifications:
Ability to identify Ruffed Grouse and other birds by sight and sound
Working knowledge of common vegetation in NJ forested habitats 
Proficiency with GPS and range finders
Proficiency with MS Excel or Access preferred
Must be willing to work irregular hours (early mornings), and occasional weekends
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
Must have own vehicle, valid and clean driver’s license, able to operate vehicle in NJ
Must have the physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain for long distances, and be able to move materials and lift 25 lbs.

Start Date:  March 16, 2017
End Date:   May 15, 2017
Salary: $1800 - $2200/month, depending on experience
Housing arrangements may be available
Mileage reimbursement provided

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2017

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single pdf document (including email and phone contact info), by email to hr.research@njaudubon.org  Please include “Ruffed Grouse” in the subject line to be sure your application is routed correctly.

NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. 


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Position Title: Shorebird Field Technician
Location:  Cape May and Cumberland Counties, NJ
Center for Research and Education, Cape May Court House, NJ
Reports to: Dr. David Mizrahi, Vice President, Research
Job Classification:  Seasonal, fulltime (16 April thru 30 June 2017) 40 hours/week

Job Description:  The Shorebird Field Technician 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.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Extracting birds from mist-nets
Banding, weighing and measuring birds
Recording data
Point Counts
Surveying for color-banded birds
Data entry

Qualifications:
Ability to identify shorebirds of the eastern U.S.
Color-banded re-sighting experience preferred
Proficiency with MS Excel or Access preferred
Flexibility to work irregular hours, in occasionally hot and buggy conditions
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
Must be able to move materials and lift 25 lbs as needed
Must have own vehicle, and a valid and clean driver’s license

Start Date:  16 April 2017
End Date:  30 June, 2017
Salary: $1800 - $2200/month, depending on experience
Application Deadline: 15 February 2017

Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) as a single PDF document by email to hr.research@njaudubon.org   Please include “Delaware Bay” in the Subject line to be sure that your application is routed to the correct department. 

NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Title: Newark Building Collision Technician
Department: Research
Location:   Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary, Bernardsville, NJ.  Primary field location – Newark, Essex Co. (specific survey locations to be determined)
Reports to: Dr. Nellie Tsipoura, Senior Research Scientist
Job Classification: Seasonal, fulltime (1 April thru 31 May 2017) 40 hrs/week

Job Description:  The Newark Building Collision Technician will be responsible for data collection to evaluate building/bird interactions in Newark, NJ.  Modern tall buildings in US cities, including Newark, have the potential to cause significant mortality to migrant birds.  Technician will conduct daily surveys for dead or injured birds by walking the perimeter of the PSEG building, Prudential Tower and 2-3 other buildings (e.g. Seton Hall University School of Law, Panasonic Building, National Newark Building, Newark Legal Center) during the 2017 spring migration period. They will coordinate and supervise student volunteers in the field as needed.  They will also collect daily weather-related data, such as prevailing wind direction, wind-speed, temperature and cloud cover.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
pre-dawn surveys around buildings to document grounded birds
transporting injured birds to the rehabilitator 
coordinating with student interns conducting surveys concurrently
Data entry and management 

Qualifications:
Must be willing to work in an urban setting
Familiarity with birds of the northeastern US preferred 
Ability to handle live birds preferred 
Proficiency with GPS and range finders preferred
Proficiency with MS Word and Excel or Access
Must be willing to work irregular hours (early mornings), and occasional weekends
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
Must have own vehicle, and a valid and clean driver’s license

Start Date: 1 April 2017
End Date: 31 May 2017
Salary: $1800 - $2200/month, depending on experience
Housing available if needed; mileage reimbursement provided
Application Deadline: 15 February 2017

Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email address and phone number) as a single pdf document by email to hr.research@njaudubon.org.  Please include “Newark” in the subject line to be sure that your application is routed to the correct department.  

New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Title:  Research Technician - Shrub/Scrub Bird Field Technician
Department: Research
Location:  Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray, NJ
Reports to:  Dr. Kristin Mylecraine, Senior Research Scientist
Job Classification: Seasonal (May 1 through August 15, 2017), full-time (40 hours/week)

Job Description: The Shrub/Scrub Bird Field Technicians (two) will be responsible for conducting bird and habitat surveys in managed early successional habitats and control sites throughout the NJ Highlands region.  This information will be used to assess response of target species to ongoing management activities, and to guide future management recommendations. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Point count surveys for target early successional bird species, using distance sampling methodologies 
Habitat surveys 
Data entry and some data analysis.    

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.  
Must be willing to work independently and as part of a team.
Must have the physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain for long distances, and be able to move materials and to lift 25 lbs.  
Must have reliable vehicle, a valid and clean driver’s license, and be able to operate a vehicle in New Jersey.
Must be willing to travel in the State of New Jersey.  

Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date:  August 15, 2017

Salary:  $1,800 - $2,200 per month, depending on experience
Housing arrangements may be available
Mileage reimbursement provided

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) as a single PDF document by email to hr.research@njaudubon.org   Please include “Shrub-Scrub” in the Subject line so your application is routed correctly for review. 

NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Title:         George Myers Master Naturalist Intern

Department:            Education

Location:                 Cape May Bird Observatory and Nature Center of Cape May, New Jersey

Reports to:              Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Seasonal Full Time (March 23 through December 22, 2017)


Job Description: The GEORGE MYERS FIELD NATURALIST INTERN develops a full spectrum of skills through hands-on participation in various educational, research and conservation projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) and Nature Center of Cape May (NCCM), Cape May, NJ. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's greatest hotspots for animal migration, as well as being a popular summertime vacation destination and beach resort. The combination of the two, offers great opportunities for wildlife research and education through public outreach. New Jersey Audubon 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. 

 

Note: This position is named in honor of the late George Myers, a talented CMBO Associate Naturalist who passed on much too soon. In the spirit of George, the position aims to bring the successful candidate through a full lifecycle of being a field naturalist: from learning how New Jersey Audubon translates research into outreach material and ultimately into conservation, to how we develop and execute programs for youth through adulthood. The successful applicant will work with the Bird Observatory during the spring and fall migration periods, and for the Nature Center during the summer months, during which time they will go from an active learner to a skilled leader with a clear understanding of the needs of New Jersey’s resident and migratory wildlife, the ways in which we are working to protect them, and the ability to engage a diverse public audience to become stewards of the important resources

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Educational Programming

·        Conduct short programs, field trips and workshops on bird id and migration phenomena.

·        Assist visitors with bird identification

·        Assist migration research counters when needed.

·        Orient and assist visitors to the Cape May Migration Count Sites. Over 500 people may visit per day during peak times

·        Conduct children’s programming at the Nature Center’s summer children’s nature camp.

·        Conduct interpretive outreach programs (emphasis on local aquatic marine animals) at various locations throughout Cape May County.

·        Assist in all daily operations of running the Nature Center during the busy summer season. This may include program registration, retail operations, cleaning, gardening, animal care, aquarium and equipment maintenance, etc.

·        Organize and maintain lesson plans, educational supplies, equipment, teaching materials, files and records, and all other programming information.

·        Assist with the design and maintenance of interpretive exhibits, displays, and other center-based informational materials.

 

 Membership

·        Strive to increase NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory membership base.

 

Community Relations 

·        Represent NJ Audubon in the local community, expanding the organization’s presence to increase local awareness, support and participation.

·        Develop material for web/blog site and posting it.

·        Develop brochures, checklists, and displays as instructed by the Program Director.

 

Other

·        Obtain satisfactory background check

·        Attend center, department and NJ Audubon meetings and serve on committees as requested by supervisor.

·        Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR and other public safety certification as appropriate

·        Participates with other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center

 

Knowledge and Skills

·        Familiarity with bird migration, birding, marine species and coastal ecology is a plus, but learning on the job is expected and we will provide training and support.

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

·        Motivated self-starter who is also a team player

·        Punctual with effective time management skills

·        Excellent oral and written skills required

·        Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude

·        Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements

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

·        Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·        Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or similar field preferred.

·        Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.

·        Must have his/her own vehicle, a valid driver’s license, and be able to operate vehicle in NJ.

·        Must have the physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain for long distances, able to move materials and to lift 50 lbs.

 

Starting Date: March 23, 2017   End Date: December 22, 2017

Salary: $ 1500/ month. Housing provided.

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2017.

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org

 

New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Title:
Stewardship Project Director- South
Department:   Stewardship
Location:        Center for Research and Education (CRE), Cape May, NJ
Reports to:     Vice President for Stewardship
Job Class:     Full-time (40 hour week) 

 New Jersey Audubon is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies. New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey's citizens; protects New Jersey's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey's valuable natural habitats.

Job Description:  New Jersey Audubon is seeking a Stewardship Project Director - South to work collaboratively both internally and externally by leading a team of conservation professionals as we seek to conserve and restore wildlife and habitat across three broad landscapes; forests and farms, coasts and wetlands and cities and towns. The Stewardship South team works on public and private lands engaging land owners, managers and agriculture producers to implement best management practices, create, enhance and restore wildlife habitat, while engaging the public and working to protect water resources. Activities include, but are not limited to, implementing sustainable agricultural practices that are compatible with the development of habitat conservation and protection plans and strategies critical for wildlife conservation. 

The Director is responsible for developing and managing project plans and budgets, securing or helping to secure funding for habitat enhancement projects, and serves as one of the lead NJA staff working on the Delaware River Watershed Initiative.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for developing and managing project plans and budgets, and securing or helping to secure funding for habitat enhancement projects.
  • Creates and manages programmatic and project budgets, takes a lead role in fundraising in all areas: government grants, individuals, corporations, foundations, grants and gifts.
  • Directs and manages habitat restoration and habitat enhancement projects.
  • Serves as one of the lead NJA staff working on the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. 
  • Consults with landowners and managers on habitat management practices.
  • Aids in developing and implementing habitat conservation and restoration activities.
  • Interacts with numerous partners (public, private and government) to promote effective, adaptive conservation management actions associated with critical habitats.
  • Supervises Stewardship staff which includes full-time and seasonal staff;
  • Initiates, cultivates and helps to maintain relationships with key project partners and supporters. 
  • Directs landowner outreach efforts; aids landowners in the development of project proposals for federal funding; delivers federal and state conservation incentive programs through landowner contacts. 
  • Develops and implements conservation plans and habitat management plans on public and private lands. 
  • Oversees development of and conducts workshops for stakeholders and the public.
  • Identifies opportunities to expand NJA conservation programs. 
  • Works with the Vice President for Stewardship and other department staff to identify funding sources and prepare project reports and proposals. 
  • Represents NJA on regional coalitions, councils and committees. 
  • Maintains existing key relationships with partners, funders, and other contacts.
  • Completes other tasks as assigned.
  • Participates with other NJA staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations. 
Knowledge/Skills:
  • Experience developing and implementing restoration, stewardship and wildlife management projects.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of ecological processes and familiarity with regional wildlife and/or plant life and/or ecosystems.
  • A motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player. 
  • Possess effective time management skills and the ability to organize complex projects and budgets.
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple complex projects and complete tasks independently when necessary.
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact with the public and others.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements, able to conduct internet research and use standard web-based tools and maps, etc.  Experience using GIS software (e.g. ESRI) essential.
  • Familiarity with a variety of software programs, including standard Microsoft software products. GPS experience is a plus. 
  • Fundraising or grant writing experience is beneficial. 
  • Experience supervising staff is preferred. 
Qualifications: 
  • M.S. in wildlife biology, natural resources, or related field preferred including an emphasis in land management, restoration, stewardship and/or conservation planning. Relevant experience may be substituted for education. 
  • Minimum five years experience working in the natural resources or conservation field. 
  • 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 inventory locations throughout New Jersey and work weekends and nights as required.  This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid drivers License.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet specials needs of the department. 
Starting Date: Immediate. 
Salary: Commensurate with experience.  
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.stewardshipsouth@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.