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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:    Director of NJ Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory

Department:       Education

Location:          Cape May County, New Jersey

Reports to:       Vice President for Education

Classification:  Fulltime regular (40 hour work week)

 

Job Description:  The Director of NJ Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) is responsible for the leadership and direction of the Bird Observatory which includes two sites in Cape May County (Northwood Center in Cape May Point and the Center for Research and Education in Goshen).  The CMBO Director (“Director”) must be fully engaged in all program platforms including migration watches and bird banding, special events, communications and fundraising.  The Director is expected to lead a dynamic team continuing to grow and innovate an internationally renowned Bird Observatory through advancing NJ Audubon’s mission and brand.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Leadership/Management

  • Develop and implement long-range strategic goals in support of NJ Audubon’s Conservation Priorities.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the CMBO, it’s team and all associated programs and events.
  • Manage CMBO staff and volunteers to ensure NJ Audubon mission and programmatic delivery in alignment organizational policies and procedures.
  • Work with VP of Finance to develop and monitor annual budget and finance for CMBO with a goal of aligning funding to priorities and achieving sustainability.
  • Work with VP of Finance to oversee CMBO retail operations physical stores and online FeatherEdge Optics (FEO) to strengthen and increase profits. Continue to foster strong relationship with key optic companies.
  • Oversee facilities maintenance, inspections and improvements including buildings, grounds and onsite equipment and insure the safety and security of sanctuary property as required.
  • Foster collaboration with the Nature Center of Cape May.

 

Membership/Fundraising

  • Work with the Development team and other departments as appropriate to develop, implement and evaluate fundraising plan.
  • Work with Development team to actively increase membership, cultivate donors, volunteers and others.
  • Work with Development team to write and manage grants/contracts.
  • Work with the Development team and act as the lead fundraising representative for CMBO and participate in collaborative fundraising efforts.
  • Work with Development team and direct CMBO signature events, such as World Series of Birding and Cape May Migration events.

 

Public Relations and Community Outreach

  • Build relationships in the local/national/international community, expanding NJ Audubon and CMBO presence to increase awareness, support and program participation.
  • Work with the Communications team to oversee marketing and promotions including publications, media, social media and community-outlets for CMBO and NJA.
  • Maintain a welcoming space to interact with visitors.

 

Programming

  • Work with the VP of Education to oversee existing educational/recreational programming; develop and implement new initiatives.
  • Work with the VP of Research to collaborate on seasonal migration monitoring and long-term population studies tied to NJA conservation outcomes; develop and implement new initiatives.
  • Work with the VP of Stewardship to collaborate on habitat management.

Other

  • Participate with other staff to adopt a team approach towards daily operations.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

 

Qualifications/ knowledge/skills

 

  • Degree in the sciences or education or relevant practical experience in a similar position.
  • Minimum three-years of experience in management/supervisory positions and coordinating volunteers.
  • Excellent birder with experience leading bird field trips, speaking to groups, and inspiring others to explore the natural world.
  • Good natural history knowledge of NJ flora, fauna and habitats with a strong foundation in conservation science. Demonstrated fundraising (including grant-writing and donor cultivation), budgeting and finance experience.
  • Strong Computer (Microsoft Office 365) and Social Media Skills to fulfill the job requirements
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • 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 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 50 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

 

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Starting date:  Immediate

Application DeadlineThis position will remain open until filled

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmbodirector@njaudubon.org

Please indicate Position in the subject line so that your application is routed to the correct department.

 

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: Seasonal Stewardship Technician – South

Department: Stewardship Department

Location: Center for Research and Education, Cape May Court House, NJ

Reports to: Stewardship Project Coordinator – South

Job Classification: Full-time, Seasonal (40 hours a week, for 24 weeks, May through October)

 

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.

 

New Jersey Audubon is currently seeking a Seasonal Stewardship Technician to assist with on-the-ground restoration projects in Southern New Jersey. The position’s responsibilities will include field-based restoration work such as invasive plant management, tree and shrub planting, native seed collection, grassland and pollinator habitat installation, promoting agricultural and forest best management practices, vegetation surveys, and public outreach and education. The work will occur on both private and public lands. The Seasonal Stewardship Technician will also contribute to other projects to support the department’s mission. This position reports to the Stewardship Project Coordinator and works collaboratively with NJ Audubon staff and partners.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conducts invasive plant management tasks, including, but not limited to: mechanical and manual plant removal, herbicide applications, monitoring, and tree and shrub planting.
  • Works closely with department staff to implement agricultural and forest best management practices, including, but not limited to: conducting site visits and assisting with on-the-ground restoration work, preparing recommendations and maps for landowners.
  • Assist with landowner outreach efforts.
  • Works closely with staff to manage and maintain grounds at Audubon centers in Cape May County.
  • Identify native plant populations in Cape May County and assist with native seed collection, cleaning, and storing; following existing protocols and organizing all information into a database.
  • Conducts vegetation surveys following existing protocols and records all management activities and survey information into a database.
  • Participates in other restoration projects as needed.
  • Organizes and coordinates community volunteer events and workshops and recruits volunteers to act as stewards of natural resources.
  • Participates in education and outreach activities, including, but not limited to: outreach meetings, tabling events, assisting with presentations, and writing press releases and blog posts.
  • Updates website and social media sites as necessary.
  • Works with the Stewardship staff to maintain existing key relationships with partners, funders, and others.
  • Participates with other mission area staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned work station.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Familiarity with local flora, fauna, and characteristic ecosystems of New Jersey.
  • Familiarity with habitat management methods and techniques preferred.
  • Familiarity with or ability to 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.
  • 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, familiarity with ArcMap preferred) 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:

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate degree program or B.S related to wildlife ecology, forestry, natural resources, or other closely related field.
  • Must be able to perform field work under all types of adverse weather conditions independently and as part of a group
  • Must be 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: May through October. The position is expected to run for 24 weeks.

Salary: $13.00/hour

Deadline: .Deadline to apply April 15th, 2019

Application: To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three references as one document, naming the file with the following convention: firstname_lastname_Seasonal_Stewardship_Technician. Submit the document hr.stewardshipsouth@njaudubon.org and write “Seasonal Stewardship Technician” 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: Seasonal/Summer Camp Teacher Naturalist
Department: Education
Location: Lorrimer Sanctuary, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Reports to: Lead Teacher Naturalist
Job Classification: Seasonal: April 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019. April/May – 16 hours/week, Jun-Aug – 35 hours/week flexible as needed.

 

Job Description:  The Seasonal /Summer Camp Teacher/Naturalist has duties primarily in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and provides hands-on activities, games, crafts and nature exploration in a school field trip and nature camp setting.  The Teacher Naturalist will work directly with the Lead Teacher Naturalist to develop and teach the programs and takes an active role in promoting New Jersey Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct, plan and develop (as applicable) natural history programs for children.
  • Plan and conduct weeklong summer camp programming specific to Fishing, Reptiles/Amphibians and hiking
  • Programs will have a strong focus on awareness and respect for the natural world.
  • Maintain lesson plans, equipment, educational materials and all other related programming information as required.
  • Help in the care, feeding, and wellbeing of live animals that are presented for educational purposes.

 

Membership

  • Strive to increase NJ Audubon membership base

 

Other

  • Prepare written reports, proposals and plans as required.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of New Jersey’s natural and built environments; demonstrated experience teaching children about fishing, reptiles and amphibians and hiking.
  • Demonstrated experience working with children in an outdoor setting.
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues required.
  • 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 criticism.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

 

Qualifications

  • A. or B.S. in the sciences or education preferred.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and special needs of the sanctuary and the Organization.
  • Must have a reliable car and valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.
  • Must be able to drive a 15-passenger van specific to transporting children for summer camp.
  • Must have the physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary, able to move materials and to lift 50 lbs. and operate mechanical equipment as needed
  • Participate in an orientation/training session.
  • Valid First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities at the site.
  • Obtain a satisfactory background check.

Date:  April 1 through August 31, 2019.

Salary:  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.lorrimer@njaudubon.org

Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying.

 

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.

Position: Experienced Songbird Banders (2)

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory

Office Location:  Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Various, Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor: VP of Research, NJ Audubon

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime (40 hours)

 

Job Description: EXPERIENCED SONGBIRD BANDERS for Cape May long-term bird-banding operation 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 2 Experienced Songbird Banders for the Cape May Bird Banding Project; (1 for August 1 through November 15, and 1 for July 15 through November 15). 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.

 

Major Responsibilities Duties:

  • Daily operation of banding station at The Nature Conservancy’s South Cape May Meadows.
  • Follow strict protocols for daily operations including go/no-go situations.
  • Site Preparation (i.e. site setup, net lane clearing) and breakdown
  • Site Maintenance (maintaining net lanes, net repair, etc.)
  • Extracting birds from mist-nets
  • Identify, band, weigh, age, sex, and measure all species captured in mistnets.
  • Record data on paper datasheets daily at banding station, transfer data to Microsoft Excel datasheets weekly, and into the BBL’s program, BANDIT at the end of the season.
  • Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner to receive final payment.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Mist-netting and bird banding experience in a high-volume banding station necessary (>5,000 birds/season)
  • Experience aging species based on molt, and using Pyle guide required.
  • Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying passerines, near-passerines, raptors and marsh birds by sight.
  • Strong computer skills – (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements, Proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential
  • Careful data collecting skills a must.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience managing volunteers required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural inclusion and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. and walk on uneven terrain.
  • All applicants must have access to a vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date: July 15, or August 1, 2019                    End Date: November 15, 2019

 

Salary:  $1,800-2,000/month, depending on experience   Housing provided in a bunkhouse environment.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2019.

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.research@njaudubon.org

Please indicate “Bander” in the subject line to insure your application is properly directed.

 

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: Songbird Technician

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO)

Office Location:  Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Various, Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor: VP of Research, NJ Audubon

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime (40 hours)

 

Job Description: SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN for Cape May long-term bird-banding operation 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 songbird technician for the Cape May Bird Banding Project; 1 August through 15 November 2019. 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.

 

Major Responsibilities Duties:

  • Site Preparation (i.e. site setup, net lane clearing) and breakdown
  • Site Maintenance (maintaining net lanes, net repair, etc.)
  • Extracting birds from mist-nets
  • Record data on paper datasheets daily at banding station, transfer data to Microsoft Excel datasheets weekly, and into the BBL’s program, BANDIT at the end of the season.
  • Writing summary reports for print and web

 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Mist-netting and bird banding experience in a high-volume banding station necessary (>5,000 birds/season)
  • Bird extraction experience using the body-grasp method required
  • Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying passerines, near-passerines, raptors and marsh birds by sight.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements; Proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential
  • Careful data collecting skills a must.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.
  • Punctual with 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 inclusion and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. and walk on uneven terrain.
  • All applicants must have access to a vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date: 1 August 2019                         End Date: 15 November 2019

 

Salary:  $1,000/month   Housing provided in a bunkhouse environment.

Application Deadline: 1 June 2019.

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.research@njaudubon.org

Please indicate “Songbird Tech” in the subject line to insure your application is properly directed.

 

 

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: Summer Camp Teacher Naturalist
Department: Education
Location: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville, NJ
Reports to: Program Director
Job Classification: Seasonal: June 24 to August 30, 2019. Full time 40 hours per week, 8:30 – 4:30 flexible as needed. Weekly commitment.

 

Job Description:  The Summer Camp Teacher/Naturalist has duties primarily in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and provides hands-on activities, games, crafts and nature exploration in a camp setting.  The Teacher Naturalist will work directly with the Program Director to develop and teach the programs and takes an active role in promoting New Jersey Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct, plan and develop (as applicable) natural history programs for children.
  • Programs will have a strong focus on awareness and respect for the natural world.
  • Maintain lesson plans, educational materials and all other related programming information as required.
  • Help in the care, feeding, and wellbeing of live animals that are presented for educational purposes.

 

Membership

  • Strive to increase NJ Audubon membership base

 

Other

  • Prepare written reports, proposals and plans as required.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of New Jersey’s natural and built environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children in an outdoor setting.
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues required.
  • 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 with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

 

Qualifications

  • A. or B.S. in the sciences or education preferred.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and special needs of the sanctuary and the Organization.
  • Must have a reliable car and valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.
  • Must have the physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary, able to move materials and to lift 50 lbs. and operate mechanical equipment as needed
  • Participate in an orientation/training session.
  • Valid First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities at the site.
  • Obtain a satisfactory background check.

Date:  June 24 through August 30, 2019, Weekly commitment, July 1 – 12 off.

Salary:  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.sh@njaudubon.org (Indicate in the subject line the position).

 

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.

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, 2019) 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.

Minimum time commitment = two weeks.

Start Date: March 1, 2019

End Date:  May 31, 2019

Volunteer positionHousing 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.

 

Position title: Interpretive Naturalist Interns (3 positions)

Department:  Cape May Bird Observatory

Location: Cape May Point, NJ

Supervisor: Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Seasonal, full time (August 25 – October 31)

 

Job Description: Interpretive Naturalist Interns (3 positions) for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), 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. The interpretive naturalist intern will gain valuable experience in progressing from an active learner to a skilled leader with a clear understanding of the ways in which we are working to monitor and protect New Jersey’s resident and migratory wildlife, and the ability to engage a diverse public audience to become stewards of these important resources.  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 Counts. 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, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • 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.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues required.
  • 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 with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. as necessary.
  • All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date:       August 25, 2019

End Date:         October 31, 2019

Salary:                         $ 1000/month   Housing provided in a bunk-house environment.

Application Deadline:  June 25, 2019

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing 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 “Interp Nat” in the subject line so that your application is directed to the proper department.

 

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: Migration Count Coordinator for fall migration projects (Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch, Cape May Morning Flight)

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO)

Office Location: Northwood Center, Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor: Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime August 10, 2019 – January 15, 2020

 

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, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors, seabirds and songbirds in flight.
  • Careful data collecting skills a must.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office to fulfill the job requirements.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues required.
  • 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 with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. as necessary.
  • All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date: August 10, 2019

End Date: January 15, 2020

Salary:  $ 2,100/month.  Housing available in a bunk-house environment.

Application Deadline: June 25, 2019.

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing 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 “Coordinator” in the subject line so that your application is routed to the correct department.

 

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: Migration Counters (3) for fall migration projects (Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch, Cape May Morning Flight)

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO)

Office Location:  Northwood Center, Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor: Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Seasonal Full time/Part time (see below)

 

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 (August 25 to December 3), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch (September 22 to December 24), and a counter for the Cape May Morning Flight Project (August 1 to November 15/part time – 30 hrs/week).  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 a 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, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors, seabirds or songbirds in flight.
  • Careful data collecting skills a must.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office to fulfill the job requirements.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues required.
  • 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 with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • 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: August 25, 2019                           End Date: December 3, 2019

Start Date for Avalon Sea Watch: September 22, 2019             End Date: December 24, 2019

Start Date for Morning Flight: August 1, 2019                   End Date: November 15, 2019

 

Salary:  $ 1,400 – $1,900/month, commensurate with experience.  Housing provided in a bunk-house environment.

Application Deadline: June 25, 2019.

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing 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.

 

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:  Fall Hawk Migration Counter

Department:  Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO)

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 Fulltime, August 25 to November 30

 

Job Description:  Fall Hawk Migration Counter (Seasonal biologist/ornithologist) needed to
conduct survey of migrating birds of prey in Montclair, NJ. NJ 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.

Duties:

  • Identify and count all migrating raptors.
  • Maintain daily data entry into a 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.
  • Educate visitors about raptor migration, New Jersey Audubon, and conservation issues.
  • Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner.

 

 

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors in flight a must.
  • Careful data collecting skills a must.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office to fulfill the job requirements.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues required.
  • 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 with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. as necessary.
  • All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date: August 25, 2019

End Date:  November 30, 2019

Salary: $1500 – $1900/month, commensurate with experience. Housing available.

Application Deadline: June 25, 2019

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing 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 “Montclair” in the subject line so that your application is directed to the appropriate department.

 

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.