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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: Stewardship Technician 
Department: Stewardship
Location:         Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray NJ
Reports to: Stewardship Project Director - Forester
Job Classification: Full-time (40 hour week)

Job Description:  
New Jersey Audubon’s mission is focused on fostering environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among NJ's citizens; protecting NJ's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promoting the preservation of NJ's valuable natural habitats. Towards this end NJ Audubon’s Stewardship Department implements projects and programs that are central to achieving this mission. With staff based in key locations in northern and southern New Jersey and engaged statewide, the Stewardship Department is working with public and private landowners, state and local government and private industry to manage habitat and conserve wildlife resources.

Serving as a member of the forest stewardship team, the Stewardship Technician’s duties will include collecting data to be used in the development of forest stewardship plans, processing inventory data using computer software, conducting field tasks associated with the implementation of stewardship practices and some report writing. Most of this work will occur in northern NJ; however, periodic travel into central and southern NJ is also required. 

Other Major Responsibilities:
Locating predetermined inventory locations in the field using maps, compass, and GPS units, and conducting standard tree mensuration measurements, as well as collecting data on other resources such as shrubs, herbaceous and non-native plants.
Works with other Stewardship staff to ensure that work is being completed in a timely and efficient manner.   
Participates in writing technical documents related to natural resource management.
Participates and supports departmental staff members with other conservation projects including, but not limited to; tree and shrub planting, tree marking, thinning operations using chainsaws, herbicide applications, wetland or vernal pool construction, wildlife habitat projects, prescribed burning projects and wildlife barrier fence installations.  
Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the needs of the stewardship department and organization as required.  
Participates with other mission area staff to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the assigned work station.

Minimum 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.   
Proficiency in writing.
Strong work ethic.
A motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player.
Detail oriented individual is essential.  
Possess effective time management skills.
Ability to complete tasks independently when necessary.  
Computer literacy and working knowledge of a variety of software programs, including standard Microsoft software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers) and GIS. 
Experience or ability to safely use and maintain land management tools and equipment, including backpack sprayers, planting bars, shovels, chainsaws, tractors, other miscellaneous power and construction tools. 

Preferred Additional Skills:
Knowledge of ecological land management principles and silvicultural systems.
Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation science, with emphasis on ecological forest management. 
Experience 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 forest inventory software.
Herbicide applicator or operator license. 
Interest, training, and experience in prescribed fire management 

B.S. in forestry, natural resources or other closely related field preferred. 
Thorough knowledge of trees and plants in NJ, including strong winter ID skills.  
Must be able to perform field work under all types of adverse weather conditions.
Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and in rough terrain carrying equipment weighing up to 35 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 New Jersey 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 sending resume with cover letter with salary requirements, three professional references and a writing sample, to don.donnelly@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.