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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: Membership Assistant Part-time
Department Development
Location: 9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Reports To: Development Operations Manager
Job Classification Hourly, Part-time, approximate 15 -25 hours per week

 

Job Description:

 

The Membership Assistant works in close coordination with the Database Team and may also provide administrative support to other development related matters.  The Membership Assistant will take an active role in promotion of New Jersey Audubon as a membership-based conservation and environmental organization.

Major Responsibilities:

Membership Processing – Offline

  • Process offline credit card memberships (new joins and renewals) in Raiser’s Edge. This includes new memberships from recent member drives.
  • Prepare and send member cards, new member packets and premiums.

 

Membership Processing – Online

  • Process online credit card membership transactions (new joins and renewals) in Raiser’s Edge NetCommunity.
  • Set up and process Auto Renewal Memberships. These memberships will be renewed annually, but processing will take place monthly on the 1st of each month depending on membership expiration dates.
  • Prepare and send member cards, new member packets and premiums.

 

Online Gift Entry

  • Process online credit card donation transactions (including tributes/memorials) in Raiser’s Edge NetCommunity. Prepare and send acknowledgment letters.
  • Enter matching gift pledges, confirm recent donor gifts with companies and foundations, and enter matching gift payments.
  • Process Monthly Recurring Gifts on the 15th of every month in Raiser’s Edge. Also, establish new monthly payments by setting up in gift records. At the start of each new calendar year, prepare and send donor acknowledgement letters with cumulative gift amounts from previous year for donor tax purposes.

 

Update Constituent Records in Raiser’s Edge

  • Make address/addressee/mailing preferences changes in constituent records as needed.
  • Participate with other staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.

 

Other Responsibilities

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

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Three or more years of professional experience in fund development for nonprofit organizations with the emphasis on membership preferred.
  • Excellent Computer Skills – Microsoft Office, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with attention to accuracy and details.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of NJ Audubon and the natural world helpful.
  • Must be flexible to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the department and organization,
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for events and lift up to 25 lbs.

 

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 [email protected]

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:  Communications Intern, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

Department:  Government Relations

Location:  Trenton office but position is remote

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

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

Start Date: Immediate

End Date:  4 months with possibility of extension

 

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.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • College student 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.
  • Excellent internet and computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite. Graphic design and/or website design experience a plus.
  • Social media competency (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
  • Superior communication skills (written and oral) and research 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 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.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ.

Starting Date: Immediate

End Date: 4 months after hire date

Salary: $12 per hour

Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.

To Apply: Qualified individuals may apply by sending 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:          Teacher Naturalist

Department:             Education

Location:                  Lorrimer Sanctuary, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Reports To:              Sanctuary Director

Job Classification:  Teacher Naturalist (hourly) approximately 8 hours per week


JOB DESCRIPTION
:

The Teacher Naturalist has duties in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and provides environmental education programs to schools, interested groups and the public.  The Teacher Naturalist takes an active role in promoting New Jersey Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Educational Programming

  • Plan and conduct environmental education programs for schools, special interest groups, nature camps, general public and family programs.
  • Maintain lesson plans, educational materials and all other related programming information.
  • Play a key role in developing a suite of programming at Lorrimer Sanctuary to be offered yearly.
  • Work with the Sanctuary Director to create fundraising events and educational events for members and the public.
  • Assist with program preparation and clean-up and with care and handling of program materials and equipment.
  • Occasionally help with seasonal property maintenance of the sanctuary.

 

Other Responsibilities

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

 

Training

  • Satisfactorily complete Center-specific programmatic training.
  • Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities at the site.
  • Obtain a satisfactory background check.
  • Participate in ongoing training as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • A. or B.S. in the sciences or education preferred.
  • Two to three years in the Environmental Education field, or comparable experience.
  • Excellent Computer Skills – Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of NJ Audubon and the natural world helpful.
  • 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.
  • Must be flexible to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 50 lbs.

 

 

 

 

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 [email protected].  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. 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:              Sustainability Ambassador (Internship)

Department:                 Education

Location:                     Remote with occasional in person meetings

Supervisor:                  Project Director, School Sustainability

Job Classification:       Temporary, Part-Time, hourly, (24 hours/week)

 

Job Description:

This position has duties in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission.  The Sustainability Ambassador Intern will gain knowledge and skills in sustainability and climate change by designing virtual environmental and sustainability lessons with a focus on topics that include biodiversity, reducing energy, sustainable foods, reducing consumption and waste and learning about watersheds.

 

Learning Objective:  The candidate should have an interest in education, sustainability, climate change social media and data collection.  The Sustainability Ambassador will learn about NJ conservation initiatives, sustainability, and climate change actions as well as how to communicate about these complex issues with students and teachers using social and traditional media.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the creation of five youth-oriented videos that demonstrate Eco-Schools USA At Home pathways.
  • Assist updating existing climate change educational models with New Jersey specific data and information.
  • Assist in the facilitation of virtual environmental education programs including, but not limited to, a sustainability and climate change conference.
  • Participate with staff and volunteers to adopt a “team” approach in daily operations (if located at a nature center), program development and delivery.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Excellent Computer Skills – Microsoft Office, use of social media – Instagram, Facebook, and ability to download and analyze data sets, and create/modify videos and digital images.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to modify message for different audiences including children, young adults, parents and teachers.
  • 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.
  • Passion for teaching a must. Knowledge of the environment, sustainability concepts and climate change a plus.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 25 lbs.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Pre-service elementary or science educator enrolled as an undergraduate (junior/senior), graduate student or recent graduate from a higher education program.
  • Full-time status as a degree-seeking undergraduate student with no fewer than 24 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university (juniors and seniors), graduate students or recent graduates.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed undergraduate courses and in the major field of study.
  • Satisfactory background check.
  • Must be flexible to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional weekends and evenings.

 

Starting Date:  January 11, 2021

End Date: May 31, 2021

Salary:  $12/hour

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

To Apply: Qualified individuals may apply by sending cover letter of interest, resume, academic transcripts (do not include your social security number or date of birth), and a letter of recommendation from a professor (if preferred, this can be transmitted directly by email from the professor, but the name of the applicant must be in the subject line of the email).

Send all documents together listing the job title 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.