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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.

Current Openings

Position Title: Vice President of Government Relations
Department Government Relations
Location: Trenton Policy Office
Reports to: President and CEO
Classification: Full time regular

 

Job Description:  The Vice President of Government Relations (“Vice President”) is the lead staff of the Government Relations Department of NJ Audubon (“NJA”) which functions to determine and advance conservation policy. The Vice President is the organizational leader who works directly with decision-makers at the State and federal levels as well as with NJA members and the public on policy related matters. The Vice President works in collaboration with other NJA Departments to implement the conservation mission and is part of NJA’s leadership team working with senior staff and the President to set policy and carry out the organization’s strategic plan.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Direct development and implementation of policy and legislative initiatives in coordination with other NJA departments
  • Lead collaboration with partners including coalition members
  • Lead advocacy before State and federal decision-makers
  • Manage Department staff to ensure mission and programmatic delivery
  • Participate on the senior staff management team working on strategic priorities
  • Work with the Vice President of Finance, to direct budgeting and finance for the Department with a goal of aligning funding to priorities and achieving sustainability
  • Work with Development staff to seek and maintain diverse funding through grants, contracts and individual giving
  • Participate in key NJA events such as World Series of Birding and donor cultivation gatherings
  • Represent NJA at public events to expand knowledge of NJA mission
  • Work with NJA Communications team to communicate NJA positions and activities to the public
  • Participate with other staff to adopt a team approach towards daily operations at assigned center
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested

 

Qualification/knowledge/skills:

  • Strong background in conservation or environmental policy
  • Degree in environmental policy, law, sciences or related fields or relevant practical experience
  • Minimum three-years of experience in management/supervisory positions
  • Legislative and grassroots advocacy and media experience desired
  • Demonstrated fundraising (including grant-writing and donor cultivation), budgeting and finance experience.
  • Proficient Computer Skills – Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of water/environmental/conservation issues and/or experience leading and working in a coalition a plus
  • Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other organizations in various coalitions with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends and travel as needed
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and be able to lift at least 25 pounds in order to participate in special events
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ

 

Starting date:  Immediate

Application DeadlineThis position will remain open until filled

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Applications including a cover letter, resume, and the names of two references should be submitted to hr.govrelationsVP@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.

Position Title: Stewardship Technician  – South
Department Stewardship
Location: Center for Research & Education, Cape May Court House, NJ
Reports To: Stewardship Project Director – South
Job Classification: Full-time regular (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.

 

The Stewardship Technician will work collaboratively with New Jersey Audubon staff and partners, and in consultation with the Stewardship Project Director, to implement on-the-ground conservation projects for both public and private landowners in Southern New Jersey. The position’s primary responsibilities will focus on invasive plant management in Cape May County along with other stewardship activities in Southern New Jersey. Additional responsibilities include grassland, pollinator habitat, and riparian buffer installation, wetland restoration, forest stewardship activities, and promotion and implementation of agricultural practices in the Delaware River Watershed that reduce ecological impacts and provide ecological benefits.

 

The Stewardship Technician will advise landowners participating in these habitat initiatives with recommended management techniques as well as assisting the Project Director with conservation plan development, coordination, technical support, and field assessment and monitoring. Other responsibilities will include coordinating volunteers as necessary to meet program goals; development and delivery of external communications including but not limited to presentations, press releases, and other spoken and written content; interacting with various partners (public, private and governmental) to promote effective, active conservation management actions associated with critical habitats.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conducts site visits and, in consultation with the Project Director, implements specific field based projects.
  • Initiates and follows through on landowner outreach efforts and works with a variety of landowners to enhance habitat on a wide range of properties.
  • Develops and implements invasive plant management projects, primarily in Cape May County and other areas in Southern New Jersey.
  • Conducts land management tasks to meet project requirements, including, but not limited to, herbicide application, tree and shrub planting, grassland maintenance, tree thinning, wetland restoration, wildlife habitat projects, and prescribed burning projects.
  • Implements habitat restoration projects on New Jersey Audubon centers in Cape May County.
  • Assists with the implementation of habitat restoration projects on agricultural land in Southern New Jersey.
  • Facilitate community-based conservation through the development and distribution of education materials and press articles, as well as through creation of web content and social media postings;
  • Organizes and conducts workshops for stakeholders;
  • Recruit, train and coordinate volunteers to act as stewards of natural resources through data submission or participation in community restoration and stewardship events;
  • Works with the Stewardship Project Director and other department staff to identify funding sources and prepare project reports and proposals;
  • Identify and explore opportunities to expand New Jersey Audubon conservation programs;
  • Maintain key relationships with partners, funders, donors and other contacts as well as completing other tasks as requested;
  • Participates with other mission area staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations;

 

 

Knowledge/Skills

  • Experience implementing restoration projects.
  • Familiarity with local flora, fauna, and characteristic ecosystems of New Jersey.
  • Familiarity with or ability to safely use standard field equipment such as a GPS, compass, and field guides, and experience with or ability to safely use and maintain tools and equipment, including backpack sprayers, planting bars, brush cutters, and power tools.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office and ArcGIS) to fulfill the job requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written skills required.
  • 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.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.

 

Qualifications:

  • S in natural resources or related field with two years experience including an emphasis in land management and habitat restoration.
  • Must be able to perform field work under all types of adverse weather conditions, able to walk on uneven surfaces and in rough terrain carrying equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be willing to travel to different locations in Southern New Jersey as required. This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid New Jersey driver’s 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: To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three references as one document, naming the file with the following convention: firstname_lastname_and jobtitle.. email the document to hr.stewardshipsouth@njaudubon.org and write position applied for in the Subject line.

 

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.

 

 

Position Title:  Communications Intern, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

Department:  Government Relations

Location:  Trenton, NJ

Reports to:  Outreach & Communications Manager, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

Job Classification:  Temporary, Part-Time, hourly, (15 hours/week or less)

Start Date: Immediate

End Date:  3 months after hire date (tentative)

 

Job Description:  The Communications Intern will work with the Outreach & Communications Manager and Project Director to advance the goals of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed by effectively using communication tools and completing other projects as needed. The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed unites non-governmental organizations working in the Delaware River Watershed and enhances their capacity to effectively advocate for protecting and restoring the Delaware River Basin by coordinating on policy, actions, and messages to foster accountability at the federal, state, and local levels.

 

Learning Objective:  The candidate should have an interest in media relations, marketing, writing, nonprofit communications, social media management, public relations, or related field. The Communications Intern will learn about conservation policy and how to effectively communicate complex issues in a clear manner. The Communications Intern will also learn how to communicate with the public using social and traditional media, and the overall communications/public relations needs of nonprofit organizations.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist internal and external communications on behalf of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, including digital messaging, member engagement, and media relations in coordination with the Outreach & Communications Manager.
  • Produce a variety of digital communications including blog posts, calendar/website updates, social media content, and e-newsletters.
  • Work with the Outreach & Communications Manager to prepare press lists, press releases, letters to the editor, and opinion pieces.
  • Identify media stories and relevant current events that can be leveraged to support the organization’s work and outreach efforts.
  • Attend meetings as requested by supervisor.
  • Participate with Center staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the Center.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • Graduate student or upperclassman in an accredited four-year undergraduate program or anyone seeking to further their professional experience in nonprofit communications/public relations.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 25 lbs.

 

Knowledge/skills:

  • Knowledge of environment, conservation, and water-related issues a plus.
  • Superior writing and research skills.
  • Social media competency (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
  • Excellent internet and computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite. Graphic design and/or website design experience a plus.
  • Interest in policy and/or legislative processes a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Motivated and organized self-starter able to work independently in the execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other organizations in various coalitions.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

 

Start date: Immediate

End date: 3 months after hire date (tentative)

Salary: $10.00/hour

Application Deadline: 30 days after posting

 

To Apply:  Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and a short writing sample (maximum 4 pages) as a single PDF document listing job position in subject line, to hr.grintern@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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