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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

Job Title:                      Sanctuary Director

Location:                      Lorrimer Sanctuary, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Department:                 Education

Reports to:                   Vice President of Education

Job Classification:       Full time regular (40 hours week), salaried, exempt, Housing Available

 

Job Description:  The Sanctuary Director is the administrator of the NJ Audubon mission and operations at the facility and associated grounds/sanctuary.  The position has duties primarily in the education branch of NJ Audubon and is expected to maintain, grow, and promote center-based programming that reflects the NJ Audubon mission and meets the needs of our members, our community, and the region. The Sanctuary Director takes a leadership role in membership growth, donor cultivation, sanctuary stewardship and community outreach.  The Sanctuary Director encourages and maintains an active, cooperative interface between staff, volunteers and interns involved in these programs and takes an active role in promoting NJ Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Leadership/Management

  • Develop and implement long-range strategic goals in support of NJ Audubon’s Conservation Priorities.
  • Oversee the operations of the center and all associated programs.
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff so that the work and mission of NJ Audubon are fulfilled and comply with all organizational and legal requirements for hiring and employment practices.
  • Work with VP of Finance to develop and monitor annual budget and finances for Lorrimer with a goal of aligning funding to priorities and achieving sustainability.
  • Oversee facilities maintenance, inspections and improvements including buildings, grounds and onsite equipment and ensure the safety and security of sanctuary property as required.
  • Manage an effective volunteer program according to NJ Audubon’s expectations.
  • Maintain ongoing coordination with NJ Audubon headquarters staff regarding programmatic, operational, and human resources policies and procedures.

 

Education

  • Oversee, coordinate and/or provide natural history / environmental education to diverse audiences including schools and other special interest groups (scouts, birthday parties, teachers, etc.), summer camps, adult natural history/birding field trips
  • Work with VP of Education to develop / assess programs including programs for underserved populations.
  • Develop and disseminate annual calendar of events with NJ Audubon communications team.
  • Interact with other NJ Audubon staff to promote statewide education initiatives.

 

Membership/Fundraising

  • Strive to increase membership base in cooperation with Development Department and other departments as appropriate.
  • Work with VP of Development to develop, implement and evaluate annual fundraising plan.
  • Act as the chief fundraising representative at the center and participate in collaborative fundraising efforts in accord with and upon the approval of the VP of Development.

 

Member and Community Relations

  • Represent NJ Audubon in the local community, expanding the Organization’s presence to increase local awareness, support and participation, and maintain routine contact with town officials and representatives.
  • Work with the Communications Department to coordinate marketing and promotions of all programs including media, social media and community-outlets for Center programs.
  • Actively promote the Center’s programs by contacting new clients. Foster good relationships with our educational base including: schools, scouts, youth groups, and other student-oriented groups.
  • Maintain a welcoming space to effectively engage visitors.

 

 

 

Facilities / Property

  • Oversee facilities maintenance, inspections and improvements including buildings, grounds and onsite equipment such as heating/cooling systems.
  • Ensure the safety, maintenance and security of sanctuary property as required.
  • Work with the VP of Stewardship to develop, implement and evaluate property stewardship plan.

 

Other

  • Prepare written reports, memorandum of understandings, proposals and plans as required in cooperation with Center Administrative Team.
  • Attend department and NJ Audubon meetings and serve on department or Organization committees as requested by supervisor.
  • Participate with other New Jersey Audubon staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center and assume additional responsibilities as required.

 

Qualifications/knowledge/skills

  • Degree in the sciences or education or relevant practical experience in a similar position.
  • Minimum three-years of experience in managing a nature center, supervising staff and coordinating volunteers.
  • Good natural history knowledge of NJ flora, fauna and habitats with a strong foundation in conservation science with the ability to inspire others to explore the natural world.
  • 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 staff and 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 have own transportation and a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ, have the physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary, be able to move materials and to lift 50 lbs. and operate mechanical equipment as needed.
  • Have or obtain and maintain certification for self and staff for First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities at the site including satisfactory background check.

 

Start Date: Immediate.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Housing on the property available.

Deadline: This position will remain open until filled

 

Application:

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document to [email protected]

Please indicate job title 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:              Development Data Entry Assistant

Department                  Development

Location:                     9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Reports To:                  Development Operations Manager

Job Classification:       Hourly, Part-time, approximate 12 hours per week

 

Job Description:

 

The Development Data Entry Assistant works in close coordination with and is accountable to the Development Operations Manager to assist with the routine operations of development department office. They will assist with data entry and processing of philanthropic gifts. They will prepare and send donor and member communications. Additionally, they will assist the department with general administrative support and play a critical role in assisting New Jersey Audubon’s development efforts.

 

Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsible for data-entry of gifts pledged and received (individual giving, membership dues, major gifts, corporate, etc.).
  • Ensure integrity of donor database (Raiser’s Edge) by entering data and updating records in an accurate, timely and consistent manner.
  • Prepare and send donor and member communications including acknowledgment letters, membership cards, new member packets and premiums.
  • Contact members and donors when needed (answer inquiries, update credit card information).
  • Work closely with the development team in responding to strategic priorities as needed.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as required for the Department and Organization.
  • Participate with other staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • High graduate, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years of related professional experience, preferably in a non-profit organization.
  • Experience with nonprofit databases and/or CRM systems (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
  • Strong attention to detail, experience in data entry and administrative support required.
  • Passion for New Jersey Audubon’s mission
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Office 365.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • 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 competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of their responsibilities while collaborating with other staff and 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 department and 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. Some travel may be required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting Date:  Immediate

Salary range:  $16.00 – $16.50/per hour

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled

 

Application:  Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter, and three professional references to Human Resources via email to  [email protected]

 

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:              Development Operations Assistant

Department                  Development

Location:                     9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Reports To:                  Development Operations Manager

Job Classification:       Full-time regular, 40-hour week (exempt)

 

Job Description:

 

The Development Operations Assistant works in close coordination with and is accountable to the Development Operations Manager to assist with the routine operations of development department office. They will be responsible for data entry and processing of philanthropic gifts. They will prepare and send donor and member communications. Additionally, they will assist the department with general administrative support and play a critical role in assisting New Jersey Audubon’s development efforts.

 

Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Collaborate with Development Operations Manager to create, implement and streamline efficient operational systems to support the Development Department.
  • Collaborate with development and finance staff to ensure gifts are processed and coded accurately.
  • Create and run reports for reconciliation, tracking progress and analyzing results.
  • Perform other general administrative duties such as ordering office supplies, opening mail, etc.
  • Occasional travel to assist the department at organization events.
  • Ensure integrity of donor database (Raiser’s Edge) by entering data and updating records in an accurate, timely and consistent manner.
  • Responsible for data-entry of gifts pledged and received (individual giving, membership dues, major gifts, corporate, etc.).
  • Prepare and send donor and member communications including acknowledgment letters, membership cards, new member packets and premiums.
  • Contact members and donors when needed (answer inquiries, update credit card information).
  • Work closely with the development team in responding to strategic priorities as needed.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as required for the Department and Organization.
  • Participate with other staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • High school graduate, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of related professional experience, preferably in a non-profit organization.
  • Experience with nonprofit databases and/or CRM systems (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
  • Strong attention to detail, experience in data entry and administrative support required.
  • Passion for New Jersey Audubon’s mission.
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Office 365.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • 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 competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of their responsibilities while collaborating with other staff and 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 department and 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. Some travel may be required.

 

 

 

Starting Date:  Immediate

Salary Range: $35,600 to $40,000/annually

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled

Application:  Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter, and three professional references to Human Resources via email to  [email protected]

 

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 – Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

Department                      Government Relations

Location:                         Trenton – Temporarily remote due to Covid-19

Reports to:                      Vice President of Government Relations

Classification:                 Full time exempt, regular (40-hour week)

 

Job Description:

The Director- Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (Coalition) (www.delriverwatershed.org) will be responsible for overseeing all Coalition activities, including developing and enhancing member relations, advancing the Coalition’s conservation agenda, and raising awareness of the Delaware River Watershed to its 170+ member organizations, media, and policymakers. The Director will also work closely with the Vice President of Government Relations to advance the Coalition’s priorities and New Jersey Audubon’s (NJA) conservation agenda.

Major Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and federal agency staff on behalf of the Coalition.
  • Coordinate activities by Coalition members and other partners to support and promote increased conservation funding for the Delaware River Basin.
  • Speak at public forums, meetings, and events on various topics. Represent the Coalition and NJA in meetings and events and before various organizations, as necessary.
  • Oversee the Coalition’s state conservation agendas in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware including developing individual strategies for each state, working with State Lead grantees, and coordinating with Coalition members in each state.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a communications and media strategy around Coalition efforts, including creating internet and social media communications tools.
  • Oversee the planning, organization, and execution of special projects and events, including the Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum, Annual Coalition Member meeting, and other events.
  • 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.
  • Oversee all components of Coalition grants, including managing staff, advocacy, outreach, media and member engagement efforts, and reporting requirements. 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.
  • Supervise and mentor multiple staff members and interns working on the Coalition including onboarding, developing workplans, providing oversight and management of projects, and performing annual and semi-annual evaluations.
  • Partner with other NJA departments to strengthen Coalition and NJA campaign policy priorities.
  • Work with NJA Communications staff to prepare outreach materials such as press releases, letters to the editor, letters to decision-makers, opinion pieces, and secure media coverage at events sponsored by the Coalition or NJA.
  • Work with the Development Department to identify and grow relationships with donors. Seek to secure additional funding from new resources for the expansion and continuation of the Coalition and NJA efforts.
  • Prepare necessary internal reports for the Board, the President, and the Vice Presidents.
  • Support the Government Relations Vice President on Department and Organizational priorities.
  • Participate with other staff to towards daily operations at the assigned work location.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested for the Department and Organization.


Qualification/knowledge/skills:

  • Four-year degree is required. Advanced degree a plus.
  • 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 supervising staff is required.
  • Legislative and grassroots advocacy and grant writing experience desired.
  • Excellent Computer Skills – Microsoft Office 365 and Social Media Skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Knowledge of environmental and conservation issues 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 and exercise cultural competence and inclusion and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of their 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.
  • 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:  $60,000 to $70,000.

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled.

Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references as a single PDF document to Human Resources via email to [email protected]


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

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

Department:     Government Relations

Location:         Trenton, NJ, position is remote as this time

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

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

Start Date:       January 2022

End Date:         April 22 (tentative)

 

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

 

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

 

Major Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:

  • Graduate student or upperclassman in an accredited four-year undergraduate program or anyone seeking to further their professional experience in nonprofit communications/public relations.
  • Knowledge of environment, conservation, and water-related issues a plus.
  • Interest in policy and/or legislative processes a plus.
  • Social media competency (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn).
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Office 365, internet, and Research skills. Graphic design and/or website design experience a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • 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 and exercise cultural competence and inclusion and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of their responsibilities while collaborating with other staff and 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 department and organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ, some travel may be required.

 

Start date: January 2022

End date: April 2022 (tentative)

Salary: $13.00/hour

Application Deadline: 30 days after posting

 

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

 

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 – Level 1 (Invasive Plants)
Department:Stewardship
Location:Center for Research & Education, Cape May Court House, NJ
Reports To:Stewardship Project Director – South
Job Classification:Full-time regular (40 hours/week)

 

Job Description: The Stewardship Technician – Level 1 (Invasive Plants) 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 implementation of invasive plant management in Cape May County along with other stewardship activities in Southern New Jersey. Additional responsibilities include assisting in other stewardship activities such as 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 – Level 1 will assist landowners participating in these habitat initiatives with implementation of recommended management techniques as well as assisting the Project Director in field assessment and monitoring to deliver the Healthy Land and Waters Grant Program. Other responsibilities will include 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, agency, landowners) to promote effective, active conservation management actions associated with critical habitat.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Works with Project Director to implement specific field-based projects and conducts on-the-ground restoration activities, including 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, and chainsaw and brush-cutter operation.
  • Implements habitat restoration projects on New Jersey Audubon centers in Cape May County.
  • Assists with the implementation of additional habitat restoration projects in Southern New Jersey, including, but not limited to, agricultural best management practices and forest stewardship activities.
  • Conducts follow-up monitoring of habitat restoration activities on public and private land in Cape May County.
  • Conducts habitat assessments and monitoring activities associated with invasive plant management projects.
  • 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.
  • Works with Project Director to participate landowner outreach, site visits, and 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 Project Director to maintain key relationships with partners, funders, donors and other contacts.
  • Contribute to other projects to support the department and the organization’s mission and will work collaboratively with New Jersey Audubon staff and partners.
  • Participate with other New Jersey Audubon staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center and assume additional responsibilities as required.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • S. in natural resources or related field with up to 1 year of experience.
  • Familiarity with local flora, fauna, and characteristic ecosystems of New Jersey; familiarity with non-native invasive plants of the mid-Atlantic preferred.
  • Familiarity with or ability to safely use standard field equipment and experience with or ability to safely use and maintain tools and equipment, including backpack sprayers, brush cutters, chainsaws, ATVs, and planting bars.
  • Familiarity with habitat management and restoration concepts and techniques.
  • Familiarity with report writing is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, familiarity with ArcMap preferred) to fulfill the job requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues desired.
  • 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 competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of their responsibilities while collaborating with other staff and 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.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
  • Must have the physical capacity to walk on uneven terrain for long distances while carrying equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • All applicants must have their own transportation, and a valid, clean driver’s license. Mileage reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle for job-related travel is provided.

 

Start Date:  Immediately

Salary range:   $32,200 to $34,300 annually

Deadline:  This 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) naming the file with the following convention: firstname_lastname_StewardshipTechnician- Level 1 (Invasive Plants) to [email protected]

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

 

Position Title:Stewardship Technician – Level 1 (Agriculture)
DepartmentStewardship
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: The Stewardship Technician – Level 1 (Agriculture) 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 implementation of agricultural best management practices and working land for wildlife projects in the Delaware River Watershed that reduce ecological impacts and provide ecological benefits. Additional responsibilities include assisting in other stewardship activities such as grassland, pollinator habitat, and riparian buffer installation, wetland restoration, and forest stewardship activities and invasive plant management activities.

 

The Stewardship Technician – Level 1 will assist landowners participating in these habitat initiatives with implementation of recommended management techniques as well as assisting the Project Director in field assessment and monitoring to deliver the Healthy Land and Waters Grant Program. Other responsibilities will include 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, agency, landowners) to promote effective, active conservation management actions associated with critical habitat.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Works with Project Director to implement specific field-based projects and conducts on-the-ground restoration activities, including agricultural best management practices and working lands for wildlife projects in Southern New Jersey.
  • Conducts land management tasks to meet project requirements, including, but not limited to, herbicide application, tree and shrub planting, chainsaw and brush-cutter operation.
  • Assists with the implementation of additional habitat restoration projects in Southern New Jersey, including, but not limited to, invasive plant management projects and forest stewardship activities.
  • Conducts follow-up monitoring and certification of agricultural best management practices and habitat restoration activities on agricultural land.
  • Conducts habitat assessments and monitoring activities associated with working land for wildlife projects.
  • 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.
  • Works with Project Director to participate in landowner outreach, site visits, and workshops for stakeholders.
  • Works with the Project Director to maintain key relationships with partners, funders, donors and other contacts.
  • Contribute to other projects to support the department and the organization’s mission and will work collaboratively with New Jersey Audubon staff and partners.
  • Participate with other New Jersey Audubon staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center and assume additional responsibilities as required.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • S. in natural resources or related field with up to 1 year of experience.
  • Familiarity with local flora, fauna, and characteristic ecosystems of New Jersey; familiarity with agricultural systems of the mid-Atlantic preferred.
  • Familiarity with or ability to safely use standard field equipment and experience with or ability to safely use and maintain tools and equipment, including backpack sprayers, brush cutters, chainsaws, ATVs, and planting bars.
  • Familiarity with habitat management and restoration concepts and techniques.
  • Familiarity with report writing is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, familiarity with ArcMap preferred) to fulfill the job requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues desired.
  • 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 competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of their responsibilities while collaborating with other staff and 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.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
  • Must have the physical capacity to walk on uneven terrain for long distances while carrying equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • All applicants must have their own transportation, and a valid, clean driver’s license. Mileage reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle for job-related travel is provided.

 

Start Date:  Immediately

Salary range:   $32,200 to 34,300 annually

Deadline:  This 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) naming the file with the following convention: firstname_lastname_StewardshipTechnician- Level 1 (Agriculture) to [email protected]

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

 

Position Title:Stewardship Forester
DepartmentStewardship
Location:Statewide NJ, office TBD
Reports To:Stewardship Project Director – Forester, Don Donnelly,
Job ClassificationSalaried, Exempt, Full-time Regular (40 hours per week)

 

Job Description: 

 

The Stewardship Forester position will serve as part of a team working on various forestry and wildlife habitat initiatives throughout the state. Initially the position will be focused on northern New Jersey landscapes with occasional work in southern New Jersey that may become more frequent over time.

 

Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Meet with private forest landowners to discuss management options in support of NJ Audubon’s wildlife habitat and forest health initiatives.
  • Assist government agency biologists and administrators with forest management projects.
  • Design forest inventories and collect forest vegetation data using standard methods and practices. As needed, provide oversight and direction to other staff assisting with forest inventory work.
  • Process and analyze field data. Prepare silvicultural prescriptions with an emphasis on forest health and wildlife habitat goals.
  • Prepare forest stewardship plans to meet standards established by the NJ Forest Service, the NJ Pinelands Commission, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
  • Mark trees and implement silvicultural prescriptions, including associated practices like prescribed burning and invasive species control.
  • Implement timber sale contracting and sale administration as needed to meet forest health and wildlife habitat objectives.
  • Assist with forest education and outreach activities in support of NJ Audubon programs and interests.
  • Collaborate with other staff across NJA Audubon to enable team success. This may entail other help with day-to-day operations and special projects outside of specific responsibilities listed above.

 

Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:  

 

  • S. in forestry or other closely related natural resources field with the ability to obtain NJ Approved Forester status within a reasonable time after being hired. Other related credentials such as NJ Licensed Tree Expert and NJ Licensed Pesticide Applicator are highly desirable.
  • Two or more years of direct forestry experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with the standard concepts of forest measurements and proficiency in the use of typical forestry equipment such as a prism wedge, GPS, compass, diameter tape, clinometer, densitometer, tape measure, and data collector.
  • Knowledge of ecological land management principles, silvics and silvicultural systems that are applicable to NJ forest types.
  • Knowledge of current forest trends and practices in conservation science, with an emphasis on ecological forest management and wildlife habitat.
  • Familiarity with forestry programs in the state of NJ, including the NJ Forest Stewardship Program, Farmland Assessment requirements, and NRCS-EQIP.
  • Interest in the use of prescribed fire as a management tool. Prior training and experience in prescribed fire is desirable.
  • Ability and/or willingness to safely use and maintain forest management tools and equipment, including backpack sprayers and herbicides, planting bars, shovels, chainsaws, tractors, and other construction tools.
  • Strong computer skills Microsoft Office 365, GIS, and forest inventory software to fulfill the job requirements.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • 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 competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of their responsibilities while collaborating with other staff and 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 the special needs of the program and organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends and travel as needed.
  • All applicants must have their own reliable transportation, and a valid, clean driver’s license.
  • 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 forestry equipment weighing up to 25 lbs.

 

Starting Date:  Immediate

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled.

Application:  Qualified applicants may apply by emailing resume with cover letter, a professional writing sample (preferably a forestry plan) and three professional references in a single pdf document, listing the job position in the subject line, to:  [email protected]

 

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.