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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: Maintenance/Property Worker
Department Plainsboro Preserve Facilities
Location: Plainsboro Preserve, Cranbury, NJ
Reports To: Sanctuary Director
Job Classification Part-time, hourly, hours vary seasonally
  April 1 – October 31 approximately 12 hours per week

November 1 – March 31 approximately 8 hours per week

 

Job Description:

Part time maintenance position is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of grounds, buildings and facilities, and for weekly cleaning of the building at New Jersey Audubon Society’s Plainsboro Preserve Center.  

Major Responsibilities

  • Groundskeeping and building maintenance including (but not limited to) lawn mowing, weed removal, landscaping, garbage removal, road and site improvements, chainsaw use, and general facility maintenance.
  • Ensuring the safety of visitors, program participants, volunteers, and staff by keeping the building and grounds safe and in good order; keeping all entrances to the Nature Center free of leaves, snow and ice; limbing and removing trees/branches from trails or anywhere they present a safety concern.
  • Maintenance of lawn mower and additional power equipment.
  • Maintenance of nature center building – painting, light construction, repair work, and general maintenance.
  • Weekly cleaning of the interior of the building, including vacuuming all carpeted floors, wet mopping all tiled floors, cleaning public and staff restrooms, emptying trash and recycling, and dusting public areas and offices.
  • Set up and break down of furniture and equipment for public events and programs.
  • Supervisory responsibilities for volunteers and community service workers performing maintenance/management work on site.
  • Trail work and maintenance.
  • Assistance with bird seed.
  • Removal/management of introduced invasive plant species.
  • Participates with other center staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the Center.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Knowledge/skills:

  • 2 to 3 years relevant experience. Knowledge of grounds maintenance and equipment upkeep (lawn mower, chain saw, weed whacker, leaf blower, etc.)
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and ability to do light construction work and building maintenance is essential. General knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and horticulture helpful.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to 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.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work in a team setting.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
  • Must be physically able and willing to perform all aspects of job in all seasons.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet special needs of the Center.

Starting date:  June 18, 2018

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

To apply:  Please send cover letter of interest and resume, as a single PDF document listing job position in subject line, to hr.plainsboro@njaudubon.org

Application deadline:  Position will be posted until filled.

 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 Director South
Job Classification: Full-time/hourly, Seasonal (40 hours a week, for 24 weeks, September through February)

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, agricultural and forest best management practices, grassland maintenance, wetland restoration, forest management, vegetation surveys, reptile and amphibian surveys, volunteer coordination, 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 Director 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, 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.
  • Participates in other restoration projects as needed.
  • Works closely with staff to manage and maintain grounds at centers in Cape May County.
  • 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.
  • Conducts vegetation surveys and reptile and amphibian surveys, following existing protocols and records all management activities and survey information into database.
  • 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 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 related to wildlife ecology, forestry, natural resources, or other closely related field. B.S. preferred.
  • Must be able to perform field work under all types of adverse weather conditions
  • Must 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: September through February. The position is expected to run for 24 weeks.

Salary: $12.50/hour

Deadline: Deadline to apply August 15, 2018

Application: To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three references as one document, naming the file with the following convention: firstname_lastname_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:            Habitat Outreach Coordinator
Department:             Education /Stewardship
Site Location:            Atlantic Highlands Middletown Township, NJ
Reports to:               Vice President for Education
Job Classification:     Fulltime – 40 hours per week

Job Description: The Habitat Outreach Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to advance and further develop a Habitat Certification program with the express goal of educating and engaging residents within the Atlantic Highlands-Middletown Township and nearby communities. The Coordinator will conduct a variety of outreach activities and site visits and will make and implement recommendations for habitat enhancement using native species to get sites certified. The Coordinator will take an active role in promoting New Jersey Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization. The successful candidate must be highly organized, willing to work independently with excellent communication and project management skills and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The Habitat Outreach Coordinator lives onsite at the Scudder Property.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Advance, further develop and implement a habitat certification program based on the program created by National Wildlife Federation.
  • Work with onsite land steward/caretaker of the New Jersey Audubon property to create a model backyard habitat to showcase best practices in habitat management.
  • Network with community: neighbors, local business, schools, towns and adjacent county park.
  • Attend relevant community meetings and functions.
  • Schedule and host meetings and special events.
  • Work with Development and Communications staff to prepare advertising/marketing materials for a variety of media – internet, newspaper, flyers, and fundraising events.
  • Promote, coordinate and/or lead NJ Audubon outreach programs or local trips or promote habitat stewardship for the community.
  • Encourage membership enrollment.
  • Assist with the Organization’s special events as needed.
  • Oversee and provide botanical care and appropriate landscape maintenance.

Other:

  • Assume additional responsibilities as required for the Department and the Organization.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of New Jersey’s natural history, wildlife and native plants.
  • Knowledge of habitat stewardship and natural landscaping, preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Office, ESRI, Adobe, etc.
  • 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.
  • Informed and committed to the role that environmental education, conservation and research plays in our society today and its importance for the future.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in natural resource related field.
  • Two years of experience in successful community outreach or similar program preferably for a non-profit organization.
  • Public relations and marketing experience a plus.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and special needs of the department and the organization.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 50 lbs.

Starting Date:  Immediate
Salary:  Commensurate with experience. Competitive salary includes house. Must live on site.
Application Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled.
Apply:  Qualified individuals may apply by sending cover letter, resume, and three references as a single PDF document listing job position in subject line to hr.habitatoutreach@njaudubon.org

The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

 

060118

Position Title:                   Nature Store Sales Associate/Naturalist

Department:                     Retail

Location:                           Cape May Bird Observatory, New Jersey, CRE        and/or Northwood

Reports to:                        Sales Manager
Job Classification:           Seasonal Part-time, up to 32 hours per week in April and May, occasional days.  June through August; and Sept. 19 – 23 and October 18 -21, 2018.

Job Description:  The Nature Store Sales Associate/Naturalist supports the retail operations and sales at the Cape May Bird Observatory Nature Stores.  The Nature Store Sales Associate/Naturalist supports all phases of store operations to ensure maximum sales and profitability, including store presentation, inventory management, and loss prevention.  The Nature Store Sales Associate reports to the Sales Manager. This position has a schedule of Sunday through Wednesday at Northwood during April and May, though candidates available consistently but for fewer than all four days may be considered; occasional days t.b.d. June through August; and Sept. 19 – 23 and October 18 -21, 2018.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure customer service and satisfaction and greets visitors, answer telephones and disseminate NJA/CMBO information, promote NJA mission and answer questions about local natural areas, and natural history.
  • Assist with processing and display of merchandise.
  • Encourage membership enrollment with each sale.
  • Assist customers with merchandise selection, process sales and maintain accurate sales records and prepare daily reconciliations.
  • Assist Sales Manager with offsite sales during special events.
  • Assist and guide the work of store volunteers.
  • Maintain supply and restock of literature for center (membership brochures, checklists, information packs, etc.,) to ensure ample supply available.
  • Assist with general light maintenance of store and grounds, including breaking down of cardboard, taking out trash and recycling, filling bird feeders, cleaning up, etc.,
  • Work in cooperation with the Sales Manager and assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Other Responsibilities

  • Participate with Center staff and volunteers to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the Center.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as required.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of natural history and retail experience with the birding market or similar product line preferred.
  • Knowledge of optics a plus.
  • 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:

  • High School diploma.
  • Retail experience required.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and special needs of the Nature Store and the Organization.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.

Starting Date:  Immediate

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline:  Position will be posted until filled

Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter as a single pdf document to hr.cmboNatureStore@njaudubon.org

Please include position in 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.