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You might be just the person we’re looking for to fill an open position. To apply for any of the positions listed below, send a resume and cover letter to the address listed for that position. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

Current Openings

Position Title:Vice President of Stewardship
Department:Stewardship
Location:Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray, NJ or Center for Research & Education, Cape May Court House, NJ
Reports to:President and CEO
Position Classification:Salaried, exempt, Full Time – 40 hrs./week

 

Job Description:  The Vice President of Stewardship is the chief administrator of NJ Audubon’s (NJA) Stewardship Department which functions on a statewide level as well as specific place-based initiatives, advancing habitat restoration, water quality protection, climate resilience and adaptation, and wildlife recovery. The Vice President of Stewardship works in collaboration with other mission areas in development and implementation of the Organization’s Conservation Priorities and is part of NJA’s senior leadership team, working with senior staff and the President to set policy and carry out the Organization’s strategic priorities.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Senior Team Role

  • Participates as an active member of senior leadership team including participation in senior staff meetings, on teams working on CEO/organizational priorities, and on inter-departmental collaboration.
  • Supports establishing and implementing organizational priorities including:
    • Conservation Priorities – plays a leadership role developing, tracking, and reporting priorities to staff, board and public.
    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) – plays a lead role in advancing the Organization’s DEIJ strategies.
    • Fundraising – plays a lead role in collaboration with the Development department in securing major gifts.
  • Board Engagement – provides support to Board meetings, activities, and Board committees (i.e., Conservation Committee, Facilities and Land Management Committee).

 

Department Leadership Role

  • Manages the Department’s programmatic delivery.
  • Works with the Vice President of Finance and Department to direct budgeting and finance for the Department with a goal of aligning funding to priorities and achieving sustainability.
  • Supervises Department staff so that the work and mission of the Organization and strategic priorities are fulfilled:
    • Makes routine employment decisions regarding staff duties and responsibilities, reviews performance, and mentors staff.
    • Assigns work, guide and advise staff.
    • Promotes staff growth and training including succession planning.

 

Stewardship

  • Directs development and implementation of vision for stewardship initiatives with an eye towards constant innovation.
  • Oversees development and implementation of stewardship initiatives with emphasis on the Forest and Farm landscape, including: Working Lands for Wildlife, Young Forest, Northern Bobwhite, Ruffed Grouse and Delaware River Watershed Initiatives. Support the advancement of Coast and Wetlands and Cities and Towns landscape priorities. Continue to advance the Corporate Stewardship Council.
  • Evaluates programs to assure the highest standards, foster culture of learning and prioritize based on the Organization’s priorities and mission fit.
  • Oversees the network of unstaffed sanctuaries and collaboration with center staff at nature centers and staffed sanctuaries, supervising, and delegating responsibility where appropriate to individual sanctuary stewards.
  • Oversees department staff to assess properties offered to NJA and makes recommendations to the CEO as to their suitability for NJA including as potential sanctuaries and divestment.
  • Collaborates closely with Government Relations on stewardship related policy matters.
  • Works with the mission areas to implement NJA conservation priorities through cooperative projects and grants including environmental education policies and legislation.

 

Membership/Fundraising

  • Works with Vice President of Development to develop, implement and evaluate fundraising plan.
  • Works with Development staff to seek funding for the Department.
  • Participates in key NJA events such as World Series of Birding and donor cultivation gatherings.
  • Collaborates with other NJA staff to secure grants and funding for the Organization’s priorities.

 

Community Relations/Communications

  • Represents the Organization in public forums, boards, coalitions and government advisory councils, or delegates such representation to the Department Directors, or other staff where appropriate.
  • Oversees the development of stewardship related reports and positions for members, the public and media through the NJA web site, in the NJA magazine, media outlets and social media; delegates work to other staff where appropriate. Ensures the communications are timely and accurate.

 

Other

  • Prepares written reports, proposals and plans as required.
  • Attends department and organizational meetings and serve on committees as requested by supervisor.
  • Participates with other mission area staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned office.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as requested.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Degree in a related field (e.g., conservation biology, zoology, ornithology, natural resources, environmental policy) Master’s (preferred) or relevant experience.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with stewardship and land management.
  • Minimum five-years’ experience in management/supervisory positions.
  • Demonstrated fundraising, budgeting, and financial management skills.
  • Excellent Computer Skills (e.g. Microsoft 365, ArcGIS) and Social Media Skills.
  • 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 other organizations with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the Organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends and travel as needed.
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and lift up to 50 lbs.as needed for programs and 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.

Housing: May be available.

Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled

Application:  Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter with salary requirements and three professional references 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: Songbird Technician

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory

Office Location:  Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Various, Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor: VP of Research, NJ Audubon

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime (40 hours) August 2 – approximately November 12, 2021

 

Job Description: SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN for Cape May long-term bird-banding operation at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ.  Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.  Specifically, we are hiring a songbird technician for the Cape May Bird Banding Project; August 2 to approximately November 12, 2021. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

 

Major Responsibilities Duties:

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

 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

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

 

Start Date: August 2, 2021                     End Date: November 12, 2021

 

Salary: $12/hour.  Housing allowance provided.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2021.

 

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

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

 

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

 

Position: Experienced Songbird Banders (2)

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory

Office Location:  Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Various, Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor: VP of Research, NJ Audubon

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime (40 hours) August 2 to approximately November 12, 2021

 

Job Description: EXPERIENCED SONGBIRD BANDERS for Cape May long-term bird-banding operation at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ.  Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.  Specifically, we are hiring 2 Experienced Songbird Banders for the Cape May Bird Banding Project for August 2 to approximately November 12, 2021. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

 

Major Responsibilities Duties:

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

 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

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

 

Start Date: August 2, 2021                     End Date: November 12, 2021

 

Salary: $13.00 – 13.50/hour depending on experience.  Housing allowance provided.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2021.

 

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

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

 

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

 

Position Title:Seasonal Stewardship Technician – South (2 Positions)
DepartmentStewardship
Location:Center for Research & Education, Cape May Court House, NJ
Reports To:Stewardship Project Director – South
Job Classification:Seasonal Full-time 40 hrs./ week (July 8 through Dec. 21, 2021 – 24 weeks)

 

Job Description: New Jersey Audubon is currently seeking two Seasonal Stewardship Technicians to assist with on-the-ground restoration and monitoring projects in Southern New Jersey related to the Delaware River Watershed Initiative and the program to Conserve Habitat on the Cape May Peninsula. The position’s responsibilities will include field-based restoration and monitoring work, including projects that focus on invasive plant management, wetlands restoration that target the federally threatened bog turtle as well as agricultural best management practices. The work will occur on both private and public lands in Southern New Jersey. The Seasonal Stewardship Technicians 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 on-the-ground management activities, including, but not limited to: mechanical and manual plant removal, herbicide applications, woody vegetation management, and tree and shrub plantings.
  • Works closely with department staff to implement habitat restoration activities, including, but not limited to: conducting site visits and assisting with on-the-ground restoration work, preparing recommendations and maps for landowners.
  • Conduct visual surveys, radio telemetry studies, and trapping studies for reptile and amphibians, following existing protocols and recording all sightings and survey information into a database.
  • Conduct habitat assessments on both public and private lands.
  • Participates in education and outreach activities, including, but not limited to: outreach meetings, tabling events, assisting with presentations, social media, and writing press releases.
  • Participate with other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate degree program or have a B.S related to wildlife ecology, forestry, natural resources, or other closely related field.
  • Familiarity with local flora, fauna, and characteristic ecosystems of New Jersey
  • Ability to use standard field equipment and experience with or ability to safely use and maintain tools and equipment, including, but not limited to backpack sprayers, brush cutters, chainsaws, and planting bars.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Start Date: July 8th, 2021 through December 22nd, 2021. The positions are expected to run for 24 weeks.

Salary: $13.00/hour

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2021

 

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_Seasonal_Stewards_Technician 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:Nature Camp Teacher Naturalist
DepartmentEducation
Location:Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ
Reports To:Program Director
Job ClassificationSeasonal, 40 hours per week

 

Job Description:

NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary is looking for an enthusiastic educator to work in our summer nature camp program. The Summer Nature Camp Teacher Naturalist is the lead teacher for groups of children exploring the outdoors.  They will work with the Scherman Hoffman staff to develop and conduct environmental education programs as well as oversee group dynamics and safety.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and conduct programs with crafts, activities and games that have a strong focus on awareness and respect for the natural world.
  • Participate in the daily setup and breakdown of all program aspects including all cleaning procedures related to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
  • Organize and supervise children including to facilitate group management and safety.
  • Maintain lesson plans, educational materials, and all other related programming information as required.
  • Oversee and actively engage youth counselors and/or counselors in training.
  • Help in the care, feeding, and wellbeing of live animals that are presented for educational purposes.

 

Other

  • Participate with Center staff and volunteers to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the Center.
  • Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities at the site.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested by supervisor and NJA senior staff.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • A. or B.S. in the sciences or education, preferred.
  • Two to three years’ experience working with children in formal/non-formal settings.
  • 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 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.
  • Obtain a satisfactory background check.

 

Starting DateJune 28 – August 27, 2021, with three mid-summer weeks off

 

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

 

Application Deadline:  Position will be posted until filled.

Qualified individuals may apply by sending cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to [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:Nature Camp Teacher Naturalist
DepartmentEducation
Location:Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May, NJ
Reports To:Program Director
Job ClassificationSeasonal, part-time/hourly, Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 1:30, 25 hours per week

 

Job Description:

NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May is looking for an enthusiastic educator to work in our summer nature camp program. The Summer Nature Camp Teacher Naturalist is the lead teacher for groups of children exploring the outdoors.  They will work with the Nature Center of Cape May staff to develop and conduct environmental education programs as well as oversee group dynamics and safety.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and conduct programs with crafts, activities and games that have a strong focus on awareness and respect for the natural world.
  • Participate in the daily setup and breakdown of all program aspects including all cleaning procedures related to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
  • Organize and supervise children including to facilitate group management and safety.
  • Maintain lesson plans, educational materials, and all other related programming information as required.
  • Oversee and actively engage youth counselors and/or counselors in training.
  • Help in the care, feeding, and wellbeing of live animals that are presented for educational purposes.

 

Other

  • Participate with Center staff and volunteers to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the Center.
  • Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities at the site.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested by supervisor and NJA senior staff.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • A. or B.S. in the sciences or education, preferred.
  • Two to three years’ experience working with children in formal/non-formal settings.
  • 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 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 DateJune 24 – August 20, 2021

 

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:Nature Camp Teacher Naturalist
DepartmentEducation
Location:Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road, Cranbury, NJ
Reports To:Center Manager/Educator
Job ClassificationSeasonal, 40 hours per week

 

Job Description:

NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve is looking for an enthusiastic educator to work in our summer nature camp program. The Summer Nature Camp Teacher Naturalist is the lead teacher for groups of children exploring the outdoors.  They will work with the Plainsboro Preserve staff to develop and conduct environmental education programs as well as oversee group dynamics and safety.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and conduct programs with crafts, activities and games that have a strong focus on awareness and respect for the natural world.
  • Participate in the daily setup and breakdown of all program aspects including all cleaning procedures related to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
  • Organize and supervise children including to facilitate group management and safety.
  • Maintain lesson plans, educational materials, and all other related programming information as required.
  • Oversee and actively engage youth counselors and/or counselors in training.
  • Help in the care, feeding, and wellbeing of live animals that are presented for educational purposes.

 

Other

  • Participate with Center staff and volunteers to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the Center.
  • Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities at the site.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested by supervisor and NJA senior staff.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • A. or B.S. in the sciences or education, preferred.
  • Two to three years’ experience working with children in formal/non-formal settings.
  • 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 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 DateJune 21 – August 27, 2021, with one mid-summer week off

 

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

 

Application Deadline:  Position will be posted until filled.

Qualified individuals may apply by sending cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to [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:             Nature Camp Counselor – Volunteer

Department:               Education

Location:                    One of the following:  Lorrimer Sanctuary (Franklin Lakes), Scherman                                                   Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary (Bernardsville), Plainsboro Preserve (Plainsboro),                                       Nature Center of Cape May (Cape May)

Reports to:                  Nature Camp Teacher Naturalist

Job Classification:      Seasonal, Volunteer position (minimum 1 week commitment, hours vary)

 

Job Description:

NJ Audubon nature centers are looking for enthusiastic candidates to serve as Nature Camp Counselors.  The Nature Camp Counselor assists the summer camp program staff by working directly with young children in an outdoor learning environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist instructors in providing a fun and educational experiences for campers that have a strong focus on awareness and respect for the natural world.
  • Support campers and staff by preparing for activities such as outdoor exploration, games, and crafts.
  • Assist with daily setup and breakdown of all program aspects including all cleaning procedures related to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
  • Assist instructors in group management including encouraging campers to participate in all activities.
  • Under supervision, lead special camp activities and programs as appropriate.
  • Attend required NJA camp orientation.
  • Participate with Center staff and volunteers to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the Center.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 16+ years old.
  • Must enjoy working with children and youth.
  • Willing to occasionally be in leadership roles with children and youth.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to a diverse group of people.
  • Able to accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Enjoy working outdoors and appreciating nature.
  • Must commit to at least one week of summer camp.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

 

Program Dates:  Vary according to the nature center schedule.

 

To apply:  Please fill out NJ Audubon’s Nature Camp Volunteer Application – https://forms.office.com/r/ngb1k8k4gt .  Once you have been contacted you will need to also send 3 letters of recommendation from a teacher, supervisor, or employer to complete your application.

Position Title:Nature Center Assistant
DepartmentEducation
Location:Lorrimer Sanctuary
Supervisor:Sanctuary Director
Job ClassificationSeasonal, Part-time/hourly, approx. 24 hrs. (Jun 24– Sep 4, Thurs-Sat)

 

Job Description:  The Nature Center Assistant supports center operations and visitor services as well as the retail operations/sales at the NJ Audubon’s (NJA) Lorrimer Sanctuary. This position reports directly to the Sanctuary Director and provides some administrative support for the Center.

 

Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Welcome visitors, ensure customer service and satisfaction.
  • Conduct daily opening and closing procedures for the nature center and store.
  • Help with administrative responsibilities related to the center’s operations including answering telephones and disseminating information, promoting NJA mission and answering questions about local natural areas, and natural history.
  • Manage supply and restock of literature for center (membership brochures, checklists, information packs, etc.,) to ensure ample supply available.
  • Assist with general light maintenance of center facilities, store and grounds, including breaking down of cardboard, taking out trash and recycling, filling bird feeders, cleaning up, etc.
  • Assist with care and maintenance of animals as needed in coordination with the Center staff and volunteers.

 

Nature Store Retail Responsibilities

  • Assist customers with merchandise selection and process sales; encourage membership enrollment with each sale.
  • Maintain accurate sales records; prepare weekly reconciliations and make bank deposits.
  • Maintain inventory database and perform bi-annual store inventory.
  • Perform ordering, processing, and display of merchandise.
  • Assist with sales during special events.
  • Assist and guide the work of nature store volunteers.

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Participate with Center staff and volunteers to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the Center.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as required.
  • Maintain certification for First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities at the site, preferred.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

 

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • High school diploma required;.
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Office; retail Point of Sale and Online Program Registration software preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of NJ Audubon and the natural world helpful.
  • Excellent organizational, time and project management skills, including recordkeeping, 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.
  • Must be available Thursday through Saturday and be flexible to adjust hours during the week to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings.
  • Must have own transportation and a valid driver’s license 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. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position:                      Migration Count Coordinator

Office Location:           Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location:               Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor:                  Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification:       Seasonal full time August 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022

 

Job Description: MIGRATION COUNT COORDINATOR for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. Along with coordinating the migration projects the coordinator will also provide day-off relief at each of the 3 migration sites and enter data. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

 

Duties:

  • Identify and count all migrating raptors, seabirds, or songbirds on relief days, and fill in for primary counters as time allows for sickness, personal emergency, etc.
  • Inventory and maintain all gear necessary for migration counters throughout the season.
  • Provide appropriate training for migration counters as necessary both on- and off-site.
  • Act as liaison to Trektellen regarding online platform and supervise data uploading.
  • Oversee the data entry for all counts including Hawkcount.org, and proofing of data at conclusion of season.
  • Oversee the creation of regular summaries, highlights, and notable bird sightings for posting online.
  • Work with seasonal counters to create season summary reports for NJ Audubon publications in a timely manner.
  • Availability via cell phone for troubleshooting, and in person on weekends when not otherwise counting.
  • Provide at least 1 lecture and/or field workshop at Cape May Fall Festival.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

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

 

Start Date: August 1, 2021

End Date: January 15, 2022

Salary: $15/hour. Housing may be available.

Application Deadline: July 2, 2021.

 

Interested individuals should email their cover letter, resume, and three references as a single PDF document to [email protected]

 

Please write “Migration Count Coordinator” in the subject line so that your application is directed to the correct person.

 

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

Position:                      Migration Counter (Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch, or Cape May Morning Flight)

Office Location:           Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May Point, NJ

Site location:               Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor:                  Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification:       Seasonal full-time or part-time (40 hours/week or 30 hours/week)

 

Job Description: MIGRATION COUNTER (3) for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. Specifically, we are hiring a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch full time 40 hrs/week (August 25 to December 3), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch full time 40 hrs/week (September 22 to December 24), and a counter for the Cape May Morning Flight Project part time 30 hrs/week (August 1 to November 15). NJ Audubon fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

 

Duties:

  • Identify and count all migrating raptors, seabirds, or songbirds.
  • Maintain daily data entry into a digital platform and follow backup data procedures as needed.
  • Keep appropriate records for rare sightings.
  • Provide daily summaries for post on various CMBO outlets.
  • Some data entry in MS Excel possible.
  • Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner to receive final payment.

 

Qualifications:

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

 

Start Date for Morning Flight: August 1, 2021                           End Date: November 15, 2021

Start Date for Cape May Hawkwatch: August 25, 2021              End Date: December 3, 2021

Start Date for Avalon Sea Watch: September 22, 2021             End Date: December 24, 2021

Salary: $13.25/hour. Housing may be provided.

 

Application Deadline: July 2, 2021.

 

Interested individuals should email their cover letter, resume, and three references as a single PDF document to [email protected]

 

Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying. If you are applying to multiple positions, please send one email/position.

 

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:                      Monarch Field Naturalist

Office Location:           Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location:              Cape May, NJ

Supervisor:                  Program Director, CMBO

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

 

Job Description: MONARCH FIELD NATURALISTS (2) needed for ongoing Monarch Monitoring Project at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ. Cape May is renowned as one of the world’s great hot spots for migration. The Monarch Field Naturalists will gain valuable experience in progressing from an active learner to a skilled leader with a clear understanding of the ways in which we are working to monitor and protect New Jersey’s resident and migratory butterflies and wildlife, and the ability to engage a diverse public audience to become stewards of these important resources. NJ Audubon fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

 

Duties:

  • Daily road censuses of migrating Monarchs.
  • Monarch tagging.
  • Data entry.
  • Educating the public about the project and Monarch biology.
  • Maintain display of Monarch caterpillars and chrysalides.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Familiarity with insect ecology a plus, but not required.
  • Careful data collecting and entry skills.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office to fulfill the job requirements.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. as necessary.
  • All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date: August 25, 2021

End Date: October 31, 2021

Salary: $12.50/hour. Housing may be available.

Application Deadline: July 2, 2021

 

Interested individuals should email their cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document to [email protected]

 

Please write “Monarch Field Naturalist” in the subject line so that your application is directed to the correct person.

 

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:                      Hawk Migration Counter

Office Location:           Scherman Hoffman, Bernardsville, NJ

Site Location:               Montclair Hawk Lookout, Montclair, NJ

Supervisor:                  Program Director, Cape May Bird Observatory

Job Classification:       Seasonal full time August 25 – November 30, 2021

 

Job Description: HAWK MIGRATION COUNTER (1) needed for fall hawk watch in Montclair, New Jersey with New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory. Located atop First Watchung Mountain in northern New Jersey, the Montclair Hawk Lookout is the second oldest hawk watch in North America and one of only a handful that operate both a spring and fall count. Our long-term monitoring sites help NJ Audubon keep its finger on the pulse of migration and contribute to conservation and education. NJ Audubon fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to all fauna and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

 

Duties:

  • Accurately identify and count all eastern raptors. Applicants should explore our website to see typical species for the count: https://njaudubon.org/watches/
  • Maintain daily data entry using our digital platform (equipment provided) and follow backup data procedures as needed.
  • Educate visitors about raptor migration, New Jersey Audubon, and conservation issues.
  • Keep appropriate records for rare sightings.
  • Write summary blogs for the CMBO website at least weekly.
  • Some data entry in MS Excel is possible.
  • Provide a detailed summary report for NJ Audubon publications in a timely manner after the count ends.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors in flight a must.
  • Knowledge of current environmental and conservation issues.
  • Careful data collecting and punctuality a must.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Strong organizational and time managements skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • 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 alone and in a team setting.
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and climb steep steps.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs.
  • All applicants must have their own vehicle and a valid, clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date: August 25, 2021

End Date: November 30, 2021

Salary: $13.25/hour. Housing may be available.

Application Deadline: July 2, 2021.

 

Interested individuals should email their cover letter, resume, and three references as a single PDF document to [email protected]

 

Please write “Montclair” in the subject line so that your application is directed to the correct person.

 

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:                      Interpretive Naturalist

Office Location:           Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location:              Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor:                  Program Director, CMBO

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

 

Job Description: INTERPRETIVE NATURALISTS (3) needed for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ. Cape May is renowned as one of the world’s greatest hotspots for animal migration, as well as being a popular summertime vacation destination and beach resort. The combination of the two offers great opportunities for wildlife research and education through public outreach. Interpretive Naturalists will gain valuable experience in progressing from an active learner to a skilled leader with a clear understanding of the ways in which we are working to monitor and protect New Jersey’s resident and migratory wildlife, and the ability to engage a diverse public audience to become stewards of these important resources. NJ Audubon fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

 

Duties:

  • Orienting and assisting visitors to the Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch, and Morning Flight Songbird Counts. Over 500 people may visit per day during peak times.
  • Conducting mini-workshops on bird identification and migration phenomena.
  • Assisting visitors with bird identification and assisting the migration counter when needed.
  • Maintaining records of visitor contacts.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Familiarity with bird migration and birding. Experience identifying raptors, passerines, and/or sea birds in flight is a plus but learning on the job is possible and we will provide training and support.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. as necessary.
  • All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date: August 25, 2021

End Date: October 31, 2021

Salary: $12/hour. Housing may be available.

Application Deadline:  July 2, 2021

 

Interested individuals should email their cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document to [email protected]

 

Please write “Interp Nat” in the subject line so that your application is directed to the correct person.

 

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.