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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. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.
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Position Title: Spring Hawk Migration Counter

Site location:    Montclair Hawk Lookout, Montclair, NJ

Office Location: Scherman Hoffman, Bernardsville, NJ

Supervisor:     Program Director/CMBO and Sanctuary Director Scherman Hoffman

Job Classification: Seasonal, Full time (40-hour week) hours may vary. March 16 – May 15, 2018

 

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

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

·        Motivated self-starter with capacity to work in a team setting

·        Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic

·        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

·        Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, climb multiple steep steps and lift 25 lbs. as necessary

·        All applicants must have a vehicle, and a valid, driver’s license to operate a vehicle in NJ

 

Start Date: March 16, 2018

End Date: May 15, 2018

Salary: $1,500 - 1,800/month, commensurate with experience. Housing provided.

 

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.

 

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:           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, 2018)


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.

·        Assume additional responsibilities as required.

 

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 with capacity to work in a team setting.

·        Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic.

·        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, 2018   End Date: December 22, 2018

Salary: $ 1500/ month. Housing provided.

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2018.

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

 

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:  Volunteer Migration Field Assistants (multiple)

Site location:    Cape May, NJ

Office Location: Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May Point, NJ

Supervisor: Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Volunteer, seasonal, (Mar 1 – May 31, 2018) two-week commitment

 

Job Description: Multiple volunteer positions are available during the period March 1 to May 31, 2018 for an ongoing and evolving bird migration monitoring project at Cape May, NJ. The area is world-renowned as a migration hotspot, but a large majority of bird study here has historically occurred during autumn. There is still much to learn about how, why, and when birds migrate north through the Cape May region. The Cape May Springwatch initiative is a volunteer-created and volunteer-powered project that has existed for the past several years, with assistance from New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory.

Migration Field assistants will learn about migration monitoring techniques, enjoy opportunities to enhance their field birding skills, and contribute to the early stages of an important and unique research project. Shared housing is available at the observatory’s bunkhouse. Assistants will preferably provide their own transportation to Cape May Point; for those coming from farther afield, transportation from Philadelphia and/or Atlantic City airports pick-ups may be possible. A fair amount of travel locally can be done via bicycle.

 

Responsibilities: Primary duties include assisting with and/or conducting stationary migration counts at Cape May Point and other locations on or near Cape Island. These counts will occur every day, beginning at sunrise and continuing 3-6 hours, contingent on conditions. All species of migrating birds are tabulated. Additional projects may include transect and area surveys aimed at detecting migrant songbirds, conducting exploratory evening migration counts, and acoustic monitoring (analyzing nocturnal flight calls recorded at one or more stations). Additional research and interpretation opportunities exist with New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory.

 

Qualifications:

·        Enthusiastic, disciplined, and responsible, with a strong interest in bird migration is essential.

·        Previous experience with avian field research, particularly migration monitoring, is highly desirable but not compulsory, 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 with capacity to work in a team setting.

·        Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic.

·        Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

·        Strong computer skills 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 (occasionally cold and/or wet conditions) is essential and able to move and lift up to 25 lbs.

 

Minimum time commitment = two weeks.

Start Date: March 1, 2018

End Date: May 31, 2018

Salary: Volunteer.   Housing provided: Applicants would share living space with other volunteers and staff.


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
Volunteer Migration Field Assistants.

 

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: Policy Manager

Department:    Government Relations

Location:        Trenton or Cape May Bird Observatory, NJ

Reports to:     Vice President of Government Relations

Job Classification: Full time (40-hour week)

 

Job Description: The Policy Manager will work to advance the conservation agenda of NJ Audubon (NJA). General responsibilities include conservation issue analysis, advocacy before the Legislature, communications with the public and occasionally media, and interfacing with conservation partners. The position will require extensive efforts to support the coordination of the NJ Keep it Green Coalition, the State’s preeminent open space preservation coalition. The Policy Manager will also manage grant projects and work to build relationships with legislators, the media, partner organizations and stakeholders to further NJA conservation goals.

 

Major Responsibilities:

·        Overseeing and coordinating major components of conservation campaigns, including Legislator and media outreach, securing support of partner organizations when needed.

·        Building relationships with and educating members of the Legislature and their staff on NJA issues including existing and needed legislation.

·        Reviewing potential and pending legislation and providing feedback to appropriate staff when needed.

·        Coordinating with internal NJA staff on development and review of legislation to further conservation priorities.

·        Planning and executing legislator events and cultivating participation to further NJA goals and mission.

·        Preparing and presenting testimony on pending legislation before the State Legislature in coordination with the V.P. of Government Relations.

·        Developing an understanding of NJA activities in all mission areas and building relationships with NJA staff in order to better integrate conservation priorities into Government Relations efforts.

·        Developing and implementing strategies to achieve both NJA and various environmental coalition’s legislative goals in coordination with the V.P. of Government Relations.

·        Managing all components of specific grants, including outreach, media and grassroots efforts, as well as reporting requirements.

·        Supervising NJA Conservation Associate (part-time) as well as interns and campaign-specific staff as needed.

·        Providing significant capacity for NJA coordination of Keep It Green Coalition by organizing lobby days and regular committee calls and meetings, coordinating member group participation, etc.

·        Engaging in grassroots outreach, communications and organizing as needed to support the NJA conservation agenda.

·        Working with environmental and other stakeholders to achieve the above.

·        Representing NJA in meetings and before various organizations as necessary.

·        Working with NJA Communications staff and consultants to prepare press releases, LTEs, and opinion pieces and securing media coverage pertaining to NJA conservation agenda.

·        Drafting letters to decision-makers that reflect NJA concerns, position, or policy suggestions.

·        Writing articles on Advocacy and Government Relations activities and developing member action alerts.

·        Actively participating in and staffing Keep It Green Coalition events and some Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed activities when needed.

·        Participating in NJA fundraising efforts.

·        Performing some administrative functions along with the Government Relations team.

·        Coordinating, preparing and editing grant applications and reports.

·        Preparing necessary reports for the public, the membership, the Board, the President and the Vice Presidents.

·        Speaking at public forums, meetings and events on various conservation topics.

·        Performing other related duties as assigned and performing additional tasks related to supporting the organization.

·        Participating with other staff and volunteers to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the office.

 

Qualification/knowledge/skills:

·        Four-year degree and two-plus years relevant work experience required; Master’s degree related to conservation or environmental policy preferred.

·        Excellent computer skills - Microsoft Office.

·        Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

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

·        Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic.

·        Ability to maintain confidentiality.

·        Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, project management skills.

·        Knowledge of environmental and conservation issues helpful.

·        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.

·       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 a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.

·        Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 25 lbs.

 

Starting Date: Immediate

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled.

 

Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references 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:                 Director of Development - North

Department                     Development

Location:                        Headquarters, 9 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ

Reports to:                     Vice President of Development and Communications

Classification:                Full time (40 hour week)

 

Job Description

The Director of Development – North will be directly responsible for managing a portfolio of donors to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors in central and northern New Jersey working in coordination with center and departmental staff throughout the region. He/she will work closely with the VP of Development and Communications in designing and implementing a fundraising strategy for the individual giving program, which includes annual giving, major and planned giving.

 

The position is located at the Bernardsville Headquarters office, but on occasion will require travel in the state and adjustment of hours to meet the demands of the department and the organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

·        Works closely with VP of Development in creating and implementing development strategy.

·        Supervises Membership Development Associate, managing and maintaining a robust membership growth plan for NJ Audubon and Cape May Bird Observatory.

·        Helps assure that membership trends and best practices are utilized.

·        Works closely with VP of Development, Membership Development Associate and Director of Communications in developing comprehensive online giving strategy.

·        Responsible for managing and growing individual portfolio. Cultivate, maintain relations and strong communications ties with existing donors and identify prospective donors.

·        Compiles and maintains current, accurate information on donors and prospects utilizing the Raiser’s Edge software.

·        Qualifies, solicits and stewards prospects in portfolio to increase annual giving and to determine major and planned giving capacity.

·        Coordinates closely with senior staff, which includes executive staff and Center Directors in planning cultivation and solicitation strategy organization-wide.

·        Works closely with VP of Development and Director of Communications to develop planned giving marketing and solicitation plan.

·        Participates with the Development and Communications staff to adopt a “team” approach towards achieving department goals and to support donor events and activities.

·        Plans and coordinates major donor events including the Annual Presidents Circle Reception, Donor Excursion Events, the World Series of Birding Board Team, and donor ask events.

·        Assumes additional responsibilities as requested to support the department and the organization.

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

 

Knowledge and Skills

·        Skilled in fundraising, event management, prospect management and prospect research.

·        Knowledge of current and emerging trends in fundraising, membership, online giving and social media.

·        Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, Raiser’s Edge (or related donor management system) required.

·        Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.

·        Strong budgeting, finance, and 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, board members, donors, volunteers and vendors.

·        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.

 

Qualifications

·        Bachelor's degree required.

·        Five years of professional fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in fundraising with a successful track record in prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

·        Five years of experience in management/supervisory positions in Development field.

·        Experience with fund raising software, preferably Raiser’s Edge and moves-management strategy for donor cultivation and solicitation.

·        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 open 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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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 (0 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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