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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: Fall 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. August 25 to November 30
Job Description: Hawk Counter Fall 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: August 25, 2016
End Date:  November 30, 2016
Salary: $1,400 - 1,800/month, commensurate with experience.  Housing available.

Application Deadline:   July 15, 2016
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: Migration Count Coordinator for fall migration projects (Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Sea Watch, Cape May Morning Flight)
Department: Cape May Bird Observatory
Location: Cape May County, NJ
Reports to: Program Director, CMBO
Job Classification: Seasonal/Full time

Job Description: SEASONAL MIGRATION COUNT COORDINATOR for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ.  Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.  Along with coordinating the migration projects the coordinator will also provide day-off relief at each of the 3 migration sites, and enter data.  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.  
Duties:
  • Identify and count all migrating raptors, seabirds, or songbirds on relief days, and fill in for primary counters as time allows for sickness, personal emergency, etc.
  • Inventory and maintain all gear necessary for migration counters throughout the season
  • Provide appropriate training for migration counters as necessary both on- and off-site
  • Act as liaison to Trektellen regarding online platform, and supervise data uploading
  • Oversee the data entry for all counts including Hawkcount.org, and proofing of data at conclusion of season
  • Oversee the creation of regular summaries, highlights and notable bird sightings for posting on web
  • Work with seasonal counters to create season summary reports for NJ Audubon publications in a timely manner
  • Availability via cell phone for troubleshooting, and in person on weekends when not otherwise counting
  • Provide at least 1 lecture and/or field workshop at Cape May Autumn Festival
Qualifications:
  • 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, including some weekends, under sometimes difficult field conditions
  • Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors, seabirds and songbirds in flight
  • Careful data collecting skills a must. 
  • Must have own vehicle, a valid, clean driver’s license, and be able to lift 25 lbs.
Start Date: 16 August 2016 
End Date: 31 January 2017
Salary: $ 2,100/month.  Housing and gas reimbursement provided.
Application Deadline: July 15, 2016.
Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single pdf document (including email and phone contact info) via email: hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org
Please be sure to 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.  NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
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Position: Migration Counters (3) for fall migration projects (Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Sea Watch, Cape May Morning Flight)
Department: Cape May Bird Observatory
Location: Cape May County, NJ
Reports to: Program Director, CMBO
Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime
Job Description: MIGRATION COUNTER (3) for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ.  Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.  Specifically, we are hiring a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch (25 August to 7 December), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch (22 September to 22 December), and a counter for the Cape May Morning Flight Project (16 August to 8 November).  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.  
Duties:
  • Identify and count all migrating raptors, seabirds, or songbirds.
  • 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 CMBO outlets
  • Some data entry in MS Excel possible
  • Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner to receive final payment

Qualifications:
  • 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 strong background identifying raptors, seabirds or songbirds in flight 
  • Careful data collecting skills a must. 
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs as necessary
  • All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.
Start Date for Hawk Watch: 25 August 2016 End Date: 07 December 2016
Start Date for Avalon Sea Watch: 22 September 2016 End Date: 22 December 2016
Start Date for Morning Flight: 16 August 2016 EndDate: 08 November 2016
Salary: $ 1,400 - $1,800/month, depending on experience.  Housing and gas reimbursement provided.
Application Deadline: July 15, 2016.
Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info)  via email: hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org 
Please be sure to 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.  NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
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Position: Interpretive Naturalist Interns (3 positions)
Department: Cape May Bird Observatory
Location: Cape May, NJ
Reports to: Program Director, CMBO
Job Classification: Fulltime Seasonal
Job Description: INTERPRETIVE NATURALIST INTERN(3) for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ   
25 August to 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.  
Duties:
  • Orienting and assisting visitors to the Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch, and Morning Flight Songbird County. 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.
Qualifications:
  • 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.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs as necessary.
Start Date: 25 August 2016
End Date: 31 October 2016
Salary: $ 900/month   Housing and gas reimbursement provided
Application Deadline:  July 15, 2016
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
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: Field Naturalist Intern, Monarch Monitoring Project
Departments: Research and Education
Location: Cape May, New Jersey
Reports to: CMBO Program Director and MMP Director
Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime
Job Description: FIELD NATURALIST INTERN for ongoing MONARCH MONITORING PROJECT at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, New Jersey August 25 to October 31. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's great hot spots for 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.  
Duties:
  • Daily road censuses of migrating Monarchs
  • Monarch tagging
  • Data entry
  • Educating the public about the project and Monarch biology
Qualifications:
  • Experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player
  • Familiarity with insect ecology a plus, but not required
  • Willingness to work irregular hours
  • Careful data collecting and entry skills
  • Must have own vehicle and a valid, clean driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs as needed
Start Date: August 25, 2016
End Date: October 31, 2016
Salary: $900/month; housing and reimbursement for gas provided
Application Deadline: July 8, 2016
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 (NJ 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 (EOE).

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Position Title: Stewardship Technician 
Department: Stewardship
Location: Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray, NJ
Reports to: Stewardship Project Director - Forester
Job Classification:  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 Technician to assist with the development of forest stewardship plans and broadly support stewardship projects.  The work will largely be centered in northern NJ; however, travel into central and southern NJ is also required.  The position’s responsibilities will include providing support to field-based restoration work such as tree cutting, plantings, herbicide applications, invasive species management and forest inventory using standard tree mensuration techniques. Work will occur on public and private lands.  The Stewardship Technician will also contribute to other projects to support the department and organization’s mission. This position reports to the Stewardship Project Director – Forester and works collaboratively with NJ Audubon staff and partners.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Participates and supports stewardship staff with land management tasks, including, but not limited to; tree, plant and wildlife identification, tree marking, thinning operations using chainsaws, herbicide applications, tree and shrub planting, grassland maintenance, wetland or vernal pool construction, wildlife habitat projects, prescribed burning projects and wildlife barrier fence installations.
  • Participates in a support capacity to the preparation of technical reports and documents.
  • Works with NJA Stewardship staff to ensure that work is being completed in a timely and efficient manner. 
  • Identifies and explores opportunities to expand NJA conservation programs and mission. 
  • Participates with other staff to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the assigned work station.
  • Records activities, enters survey data into database, and maintains equipment as needed to complete job.
  • Completes other tasks as requested.

Knowledge/Skills:   
  • Proficiency in the use of forestry field equipment such as a GPS, compass, diameter tape, clinometers, densitometer, tape measure, data collector, and range finder; or the ability to master use of this equipment in a short period of time.
  • Experience or familiarity with the standard concepts of forest measurements including: point and plot sampling, tree diameter measurements, product classification, merchantable and total tree height determinations, regeneration and understory vegetation assessments.
  • Familiarity with flora, fauna, and characteristic ecosystems of New Jersey.
  • Experience or ability to safely use and maintain land management tools and equipment, including four-wheel drive vehicles, tractors, backpack sprayers, planting bars, shovels, chainsaws, other miscellaneous power and construction tools. 
  • Knowledge of ecological land management principles and silvicultural systems.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation science, with emphasis on ecological forest management. 
  • Ability to obtain related licenses or certifications such as herbicide applicator’s license.
  • Interest, training, and experience in prescribed fire management is desirable.
  • Motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player.
  • Punctual with effective time management skills.
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple complex projects. 
  • 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.
  • Ability to complete tasks independently when necessary.  
  • 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 with Geographic Information Systems software and familiarity with forest inventory software preferred.

Qualifications:  
  • Enrollment in a college degree program related to forestry, wildlife ecology, natural resources or other closely related field. B.S. preferred. 
  • 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 special needs of the department and the organization. 

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.stewardshipnorth@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.

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Position Title:    Development Assistant (Full Time)
Department:     Development
Location:          Headquarters, 9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Reports To:      Director of Development
Job Classification:  Full Time, 40 hour per week

Job Description:  

The Development Assistant reports directly to the Director of Development and is the primary technical administrator of the Society’s Raiser Edge (RE) database.  He/she serves as primary point of administrative and technical contact with Blackbaud account reps and 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.  The successful candidate must be highly organized with excellent communication, computer and analytical skills and be able to manage multiple tasks at the same time.  

Major Responsibilities:

Technical Duties:

  • Provide detailed membership and development financial reports, at the request of the Director of Development and 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.
  • Update constituent records in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Assist the Director of Development with special projects and fundraising appeals.
  • Work with lock box vendor to assure regular maintenance of all electronic files on contributions from members as well as donors.
  • Work with lock box vendor to assure proper gift processing procedures, coding and recognition for unusual gifts (tribute/stock/memorial, etc.)
  • Provide and prepare membership lists, reports, and electronic files for lock box vendor and direct mail vendor.
  • Occasionally support the Development team in printing labels for special mailings including New Jersey Audubon magazine and other brochures, fliers, or special appeals.
  • Technical implementation and administration of Blackbaud NetCommunity eblast system.
  • Work with Communications Manager to 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 CapWiz net advocacy system and its integration with Raisers Edge.
  • Main point of technical and administrative contact with CapWiz; provides training and technical support for Government Relations staff members.
  • Provides Raisers Edge statistics and reports on advocacy responses.

Office Support:

  • Inventory and order office supplies and membership materials.
  • Answer telephone inquiries.
  • Provide assistance with member acquisition and retention activities and events and help with post-event follow-up activities and correspondence.
  • Assist with cultivating and stewarding members and donors.
  • Work closely with the development team in responding to strategic institutional priorities as needed.
  • Help assure that membership trends and best practices are utilized to help position NJA ahead of funding changes.
  • Assume additional responsibilities for the Department and the Organization as needed. 
  • Participate with other staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Understanding of Blackbaud Raisers Edge database application preferred.
  • At least two years experience with Raisers Edge or similar CRM system preferred. 
  • Excellent organizational, time and project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office).  
  • 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.

Qualifications: 

  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and lift up to 25 lbs. in order to participate in special events. 
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet specials needs of the department.
  • This position requires a reliable vehicle and a valid New Jersey Driver’s License as some travel may be required.

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 hr.devassist@njaudubon.org 

New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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