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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:   Director- Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed
Department:     Government Relations
Location:          Trenton Policy Office
Reports To:      Vice President for Government Relations of NJ Audubon
Classification:  Full time (40 hr. week)

Job Description:
The Director- Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (www.delriverwatershed.org) will be responsible for overseeing all Coalition activities, including member relations, advancing the Coalition’s conservation agenda, and raising awareness of the Delaware River Watershed with the public, media, and policymakers, as well as working with the Vice President of Government Relations to advance New Jersey Audubon’s conservation agenda.  General responsibilities include managing a three-member staff team, consultants, and re-grant recipients; collaborating with Coalition members and partners; project planning and implementation; overseeing communications with the media, general public, and funders; leading advocacy efforts; and fundraising. Specific tasks undertaken by the Director will encompass managing the planning and implementation grassroots/grasstops outreach and political strategy, overseeing media outreach, supervising meeting and conference planning and management, public speaking, budgeting, and writing press releases, grant applications, and other materials.  

Major Responsibilities:

  • Direct Coalition activities including coordination of the Steering Committee and other standing committees and workgroups, member recruitment and outreach, conference and meeting planning, federal and state advocacy, and internal and external communications.
  • With coordination with the HR department, supervise multiple staff working on the Coalition including developing workplans, providing oversight and management of projects, and performing annual and semi-annual evaluations.
  • Coach, mentor, and develop staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and opportunities.
  • Develop, oversee, and coordinate Coalition conservation campaigns, including outreach to Legislators and media, mobilizing member organizations to take action, and serving as the liaison with congressional offices on behalf of the Coalition
  • Build and maintain relationship with members of Congress, congressional staff, and federal agency staff
  • Draft letters to decision-makers that reflect NJA and Coalition concerns, position, or policy suggestions.
  • Coordinate activities by Coalition members and other partners to support and promote increased conservation funding for the Delaware River Basin.
  • Oversee the Coalition’s state conservation agendas in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware through managing the Conservation Associate, including developing individual strategies for each state, working with State Outreach Lead grantees, and coordinating with Coalition members in each state.
  • Speak at public forums, meetings, and events on various topics. Represent New Jersey Audubon and the Coalition in meetings and events and before various organizations as necessary.
  • Work with the Steering Committee to develop and implement policy priorities and associated work plans.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a communications and media strategy around Coalition efforts through managing the Outreach and Communications Associate, including creating internet and social media communications tools
  • Work with NJA Communications staff, consultants, and the Outreach and Communications Associate to prepare press releases, LTEs, and opinion pieces and securing media coverage pertaining to NJA and Coalition conservation agenda.
  • Oversee writing and distribution of outreach materials, releases, and other products for New Jersey Audubon, Coalition members, policymakers and the public.  
  • Oversee the planning, organization, and execution of special events, including the Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum, Annual Coalition Member meeting, and other events through supervising the Project Manager.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of special projects, including coordination with interstate agencies, state agencies, and nongovernmental organizations on awareness campaigns for the Delaware River Basin through supervising the Project Manager.
  • Work to secure additional funding from new resources for the expansion and continuation of the Coalition’s efforts. Serve as point of contact for funding organizations, and write grant applications and reports.
  • Oversee all components of specific grants, including managing staff, advocacy, outreach, media and member engagement efforts, and reporting requirements.
  • Prepare necessary reports for the public, Coalition membership, the Board, the President and the Vice Presidents
  • Manage the overall operational, budgetary, and financial responsibilities and activities of the Coalition, including monitoring invoicing, payments, and financial reports for Coalition grants, re-grants, and consultants
  • Develop a broad understanding of the activities and accomplishments of the Coalition with the goal of enhancing collaboration among members, raising awareness of activities throughout the Basin, and identifying opportunities for Coalition engagement.
  • Support the Government Relations Vice President on Department and organizational priorities.
  • Participate with other staff to towards daily operations at the assigned work location.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and perform additional tasks related to supporting the organizations

 

Qualification/knowledge/skills:

  • Four-year degree with five years of work relevant work experience.  Advanced degree desirable.
  • Five years progressively responsible experience in coalition or collaboration work as well as experience in developing and implementing advocacy campaigns, grassroots organizing, media, and environmental advocacy desirable.
  • Two or more years experience in a managerial role overseeing full-time staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, project management skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues required.
  • Excellent Computer Skills – Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
  • Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines
  • Organized self-starter able to work independently in the execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other organizations in various coalitions.
  • Media, web, legislative and grassroots advocacy and grant writing experience desired.
  • 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.
  • 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

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled.

Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references as a single PDF document, listing job position in subject line, to hr.govrelations@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: Environmental Educator
Department: Education
Programs Location: Southern NJ
Office Location: Southern NJ – TBD
Reports To: Project Coordinator – Eco-Schools NJ  
Job Classification: Full-time regular, (40 hours per week)

Job Description:  The Environmental Educator has duties primarily in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and provides diverse nature and sustainability programs to schools, afterschool and public audiences throughout Southern New Jersey.  All school programs integrate S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts and skills along with arts integration. The Environmental Educator also works with children, adults and families exploring the natural and built environment including exploring city parks and schoolyards, and conducting community block walks.  The Environmental Educator should be able to offer a unique point of view with regards to outdoor exploration and learning in the urban environment.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Educational Programming

  • Plan, develop, schedule, and conduct natural history programs for after-school programs, special interest groups, nature camps, the general public, and families.
  • Work with the statewide education team to deliver school sustainability programs using the Eco-Schools USA framework.
  • Maintain lesson plans, educational supplies, teaching materials, files and records, and all other programming information.
  • Organize and conduct administrative duties as needed including program registration, sending out follow-up materials and preparing reports.
  • Interact with the public by answering questions about the natural world, programming opportunities, and NJ Audubon.
  • Assist with the design of brochures, websites and other marketing and communication materials.

Membership

  • Strive to increase NJ Audubon membership base.

Community Relations  

  • Represent NJ Audubon in the local community, expanding the organization’s presence to increase local awareness, support and participation.
  • Develop and promote programs with marketing materials and electronic or social media.

Other

  • Be willing to drive throughout NJ to deliver community based programs.  
  • Attend center, department and NJ Audubon meetings and serve on committees as requested by supervisor.
  • Obtain satisfactory background check.
  • Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR and other certification as appropriate.
  • Participate with other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Interest in and knowledge of New Jersey’s natural and built environments.  
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles of teaching in non-formal settings.
  • Experience teaching with people of all ages and working with youth and staff from diverse backgrounds in an urban 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.
  • Informed and committed to the role that environmental education, conservation and research plays in our society today and its importance for the future.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A. or B.S. in education or the sciences, preferred.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience teaching in a variety of settings including school, afterschool, nature center, etc.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ; move materials and lift 25 lbs. as needed.

Starting Date:  Immediate
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.education@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: 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, 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, 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.
  • 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) 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: May to October. The position is expected to run for 24 weeks.
Salary: $12.50/hour
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_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.

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