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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: Program Director
Department: Education
Location: Nature Center of Cape May,1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ
Reports To: Center Director – Nature Center of Cape May
Job Classification: Year-round, Full-time (40-hour week)

 

Job Description:  The program director is the lead staff person with respect to all Nature Center of Cape May (NCCM) programming with duties primarily in the education branch of New Jersey Audubon (NJA). The program director oversees all facets of the educational programs given at the NJA center and encourages and maintains an active, cooperative interface between staff, volunteers and interns involved in these programs.  The program director takes an active role in promoting NJA as a membership-based conservation organization and supporting the Organization’s priorities.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Educational Programming and Visitor Services

  • Plan, develop, schedule, and conduct natural history programs for schools, special interest groups, nature camps, the public, and family programs.
  • Fulfill duties as Summer Camp Director including maintaining state board of health and children’s summer camp requirements, conducting drills, and training and assisting seasonal summer staff.
  • Maintain lesson plans, educational supplies, teaching materials, files and records, and all other programming information.
  • Oversee, organize, and conduct administrative duties as needed including monthly records, program registration and sending out follow-up materials.
  • Recruit & direct the training and supervision of the seasonal teacher-naturalists and interns.
  • Collaborate with NJ Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory on appropriate programs.
  • Interact with visitors to the center by answering questions about the natural world, programming opportunities, and NJ Audubon.
  • Assist in the development of brochures and other center-specific marketing materials, including having a social media presence.
  • Assist in the Center Nature Store and its operation as needed.
  • Assist with the design and maintenance of interpretive exhibits,
  • Work with VP for Education and the statewide education team to develop and assess programs
  • Interact with other NJA staff to promote statewide programming initiatives.
  • Coordinate the care, feeding, and well-being of live animals (including a marine science lab) that are presented for educational purposes.
  • Assist in the maintenance off all nature center spaces, grounds, gardens, and trails.

 

Other

  • Prepare written reports, proposals and plans as required.
  • Network with local and state organizations expanding NJ Audubon’s presence to increase local awareness, support and participation.
  • Attend center, department and NJ Audubon meetings and serve on committees as requested by supervisor.
  • Strive to increase NJA membership.
  • Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities at the site.
  • Participate with center staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as required.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • A. or B.S. in the sciences or education, preferred.
  • At least two years’ experience teaching in a nature center or equivalent setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in management/supervisory positions and coordinating volunteers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of natural history of New Jersey and coastal environments; bird migration/coastal ecology/marine science a plus.
  • Excellent Computer Skills – Microsoft Office, including program registration software i.e., ACTIVE network and Eventbrite 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 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:  Feb 1, 2021

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Application Deadline:  Position will be posted 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) 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:    Spring Hawk Migration Counter

Department:        Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO)

Site location:        Montclair Hawk Lookout, Montclair, NJ

Office Location:   Scherman Hoffman, Bernardsville, NJ

Supervisor:           Program Director, Cape May Bird Observatory

Job Classification:  Seasonal, Full time (40 hrs./week) March 16 – May 15, 2021

 

Job Description: Hawk Counter Spring Migration – Seasonal biologist/ornithologist needed to
conduct survey of migrating birds of prey in Montclair, NJ.  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.

Responsibilities:  Duties include identifying and recording migrating birds of prey, entering data into the Hawk Migration Association of North America database, and interacting with the public.

Duties:

  • Identify and count all migrating raptors.
  • Maintain daily data entry in digital platform and follow backup data procedures as needed.
  • Keep appropriate records for rare sightings.
  • Provide daily summaries for post on various NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory outlets.
  • Some data entry in MS Excel possible.
  • Educate visitors about raptor migration, NJ Audubon, and conservation issues.
  • Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors in flight a must.
  • Careful data collecting skills a must.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.
  • Applicants should have experience interacting with the public.
  • 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 desired.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, climb multiple steep steps and lift 25 lbs. as necessary.
  • All applicants must have their own transportation, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date: March 16, 2021

End Date:  May 15, 2021

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

Application Deadline:  January 20, 2021

 

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

Please indicate “Montclair” in the subject line 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:               Migration Count Coordinator for Springwatch

Department:         Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO)

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

Site Location:      Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor:          Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime (40 hrs./week) March 1 – May 31, 2021

 

Job Description: SEASONAL MIGRATION COUNT COORDINATOR for spring migration monitoring project at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ.  Cape May is one of the premier migration hot spots in the country.  Along with coordinating the migration project the coordinator will also provide day-off relief 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.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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 and proofing of data at conclusion of season.
  • Oversee the creation of regular summaries, highlights and notable bird sightings for posting on web
  • Work with seasonal counters to create a season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in a timely manner.
  • Availability via cell phone for troubleshooting and in person when not otherwise counting.
  • Provide at least 1 lecture and/or field workshop at Cape May Spring 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.
  • Applicants should have experience interacting with the public.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces and lift up to 25 lbs. as necessary.
  • All applicants must have their own transportation, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date: March 1, 2021

End Date:  May 31, 2021

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

Application Deadline: January 20,2021 but applications will be reviewed as received.

 

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, 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 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:         George Myers Naturalist Intern

Department:            Education

Office Location:      Cape May Bird Observatory and Nature Center of Cape May, New Jersey

Site Location:          Cape May County, NJ

Reports to:              Program Director, CMBO and Center Director, NCCM

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime (40 hrs./week) March 23 through December 22, 2021

 

Job Description:  The GEORGE MYERS NATURALIST develops a full spectrum of skills through hands-on participation in various educational, research and conservation projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) and Nature Center of Cape May (NCCM), 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.  New Jersey 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.

 

Note:  This position is named in honor of the late George Myers, a talented CMBO Associate Naturalist who passed on much too soon. In the spirit of George, the position aims to bring the successful candidate through a full lifecycle of being a field naturalist: from learning how New Jersey Audubon translates research into outreach material and ultimately into conservation, to how we develop and execute programs for youth through adulthood.  The successful applicant will work with the Bird Observatory during the spring and fall migration periods, and for the Nature Center during the summer months, during which time they will go from an active learner to a skilled leader with a clear understanding of the needs of New Jersey’s resident and migratory wildlife, the ways in which we are working to protect them, and the ability to engage a diverse public audience to become stewards of the important resources

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Educational Programming

  • Conduct short programs, field trips and workshops on bird id and migration phenomena.
  • Assist visitors with bird identification.
  • Assist migration research counters when needed.
  • Orient and assist visitors to the Cape May Migration Count Sites. Over 500 people may visit per day during peak times.
  • Conduct children’s programming at the Nature Center’s summer children’s nature camp.
  • Conduct interpretive outreach programs (emphasis on local aquatic marine animals) at various locations throughout Cape May County.
  • Assist in all daily operations of running the Nature Center during the busy summer season. This may include program registration, retail operations, cleaning, gardening, animal care, aquarium and equipment maintenance, etc.
  • Organize and maintain lesson plans, educational supplies, equipment, teaching materials, files and records, and all other programming information.
  • Assist with the design and maintenance of interpretive exhibits, displays, and other center-based informational materials.

 

Membership

  • Strive to increase NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory membership base.

 

Community Relations

  • Represent NJ Audubon in the local community, expanding the organization’s presence to increase local awareness, support and participation.
  • Develop material for web/blog site and posting it.
  • Develop brochures, checklists, and displays as instructed by the Program Director.

 

Other

  • Obtain satisfactory background check.
  • Attend center, department and NJ Audubon meetings and serve on committees as requested by supervisor.
  • Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR and other public safety certification as appropriate
  • Participates with other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as required.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or similar field preferred.
  • Familiarity with bird migration, birding, marine species and coastal ecology is a plus, but learning on the job is expected and we will provide training and support.
  • Applicants should have experience interacting with the public.
  • 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 desired.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
  • Must have the physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain for long distances, able to move materials and to lift 25 lbs.
  • All applicants must have their own transportation, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date:  March 23, 2021

End Date:  December 22, 2021

Salary:  $13/hour. Housing may be available

Application Deadline:  January 20, 2021.

 

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

Please indicate “George Myers” in the subject line 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:      Springwatch Technician

Department:          Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO)

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

Site location:         Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor:            Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Seasonal Part-time (30 hrs./week), (Mar 1 – May 31, 2021)

 

Job Description: Technician position available during the period March 1 to May 31, 2021 for an ongoing and evolving bird migration monitoring project at Cape May, NJ. The area is world-renowned as a migration hotspot, but a large majority of bird study here has historically occurred during autumn. There is still much to learn about how, why, and when birds migrate north through the Cape May region. The Cape May Springwatch is the newest formalized migration count project conducted by New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory. The Springwatch Technician will assist the Migration Count Coordinator in carrying out the count and associated data gathering tasks.

 

Responsibilities:  Primary duties include assisting with and/or conducting stationary migration counts at Cape May Point and other locations on or near Cape Island. These counts will occur every day, beginning at sunrise and continuing 3-6 hours, contingent on conditions. All species of migrating birds are tabulated. Additional projects may include transect and area surveys aimed at detecting migrant songbirds, conducting exploratory evening migration counts, and acoustic monitoring (analyzing nocturnal flight calls recorded at one or more stations). Additional research and interpretation opportunities exist with New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Enthusiastic, disciplined, and responsible, with a strong interest in bird migration is essential.
  • Previous experience with avian field research, particularly migration monitoring, is highly desirable but not compulsory, learning on the job is expected and we will provide training and support.
  • Applicants should have experience interacting with the public.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces and lift up to 25 lbs. as necessary.
  • All applicants must have their own transportation, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date: March 1, 2021

End Date:  May 31, 2021

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

Application Deadline: January 20, 2021 but applications will be reviewed as received.

 

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

Please indicate “Springwatch” in the subject line 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:         Stone Harbor Point Beach Nesting Bird Technician

Department:            Research

Field Location:        Stone Harbor Point, NJ

Office Location:      Center for Research & Education, Cape May Court House, NJ

Reports to:              Dr. Nellie Tsipoura, Senior Research Scientist & Director of Citizen Science and Dr.
David Mizrahi, Vice President of Research & Monitoring

Job Classification:  Seasonal Full Time 40 hrs./week (April 12 – August  20, 2021 – 19 weeks)

 

Job Description:  Technician will monitor nesting activities and behavior of beach-nesting birds (Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, Black Skimmer, Common and Least Tern), as well as document disturbance and predation and will be responsible for recording detailed observations and data in the field, and doing data entry, public outreach, equipment maintenance, and other duties as necessary. The position requires walking long distances over sandy beach, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions. Training will be provided.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Searching for and monitoring nests and conducting bird surveys
  • Recording detailed observations and data in the field
  • Monitoring beach nesting bird broods
  • Documenting disturbance and predation
  • Data entry and management

 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or similar field preferred.
  • Experience identifying and monitoring beach nesting birds and nest searching
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow detailed protocols and collecting data
  • Ability and willingness to interact with the public and work well with partners
  • Proficiency with GPS and range finders preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Excel or Access, required; experience with GIS preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 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 independently or in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions and in an urban setting.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
  • Must be able to walk long distances in uneven, muddy, or wet terrain, sometimes in inclement weather.
  • Must be able to move materials and lift 25 lbs. as needed.
  • Must have own vehicle, and a valid and clean driver’s license.

 

Start:Date:  April 12, 2021

End Date:   August 20, 2021

Salary:        $960 to $1,080 bi-weekly, depending on experience.

Application Deadline:  Jan 29, 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 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:         NJ Hackensack Meadowlands Bird Technicians (2)

Department:            Research

Field Location:       NJ Meadowlands

Office Location:      Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville, NJ

Reports to:              Dr. Nellie Tsipoura, Senior Research Scientist & Director of Citizen Science

Job Classification:  Seasonal Full Time – 40 hrs./week (April 5 – 23 July 2021; 16 weeks)

 

Job Description:  Technician will catch and band individuals of several passerine bird species in the NJ Hackensack Meadowlands, and collect tissues for further analysis. Technician will be responsible for determining access to various sites by map and GPS, setting up mist-nets and extracting birds from them, finding nests, and collecting tissues. They will also record detailed observations and data in the field and do data entry.  The position requires spending long hours in the field carrying equipment, handling birds, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions.

 

All field work conducted at NJ Audubon adheres to NJA’s Field Work Protocol following COVID-19 precautions, complying with federal, state, and local guidelines and restrictions and following industry best practices. Health and safety of staff, volunteers, program and project participants and the public are the top priority.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist in determining potential survey sites in wetland habitats and access to those sites
  • Visit point by foot or water to set up mist-nets for catching passerine birds
  • Assist in banding and collect of body measurements and tissue samples
  • Conduct nest searches and collect egg samples
  • Assist in processing samples as needed
  • Produce online maps of surveyed area and bird captures
  • Data entry and management

 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or similar field preferred
  • Ability to identify birds of the Northeast by sight and sound
  • Previous experience mist netting, banding and nest searching
  • Willingness and ability to navigate by kayak/canoe to water accessible sites
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow detailed protocols and collect data
  • Ability and willingness to interact with the public and work well with partners
  • Proficiency with GPS and mapping apps preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Excel or Access, required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work in a team setting.
  • Excellent oral and written skills 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 independently or in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions and in an urban setting.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
  • Must be able to walk long distances in uneven, muddy, or wet terrain, sometimes in inclement weather.
  • Must be able to move materials and lift 25 lbs. as needed.
  • Must have own vehicle, and a valid and clean driver’s license

 

Start Date:  April 5, 2021

End Date: July 23, 2021

Salary:  $ 1,080 to $1,200 bi-weekly, depending on experience

Application Deadline:  February 5, 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 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:         NJ Hackensack Meadowlands Bird Technician/Crew Leader

Department:            Research

Field Location:        NJ Meadowlands

Office Location:      Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville, NJ

Reports to:              Dr. Nellie Tsipoura, Senior Research Scientist & Director of Citizen Science
Job Classification:  Seasonal Full Time – 40 hrs./week (March 29 –July 30, 2021, 18 weeks)

 

Job Description:  Technician crew leader will lead two seasonal technicians in catching and banding individuals of several passerine bird species in the NJ Hackensack Meadowlands, and collecting tissues for further analysis. Technicians will be responsible for determining access to various sites by map and GPS, setting up mist-nets and extracting birds from them, finding nests, and collecting tissues. They will also record detailed observations and data in the field and do data entry.  The position requires spending long hours in the field carrying equipment, handling birds, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions.

 

All field work conducted at NJ Audubon adheres to NJA’s Field Work Protocol following COVID-19 precautions, complying with federal, state, and local guidelines and restrictions, and following industry best practices. Health and safety of staff, volunteers, program and project participants and the public are the top priority.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Coordinating activities of two field technicians and working closely with principal investigators to accomplish project goals
  • Determining access by land or water of potential survey sites
  • Leading banding and tissue collection efforts, including mist-netting birds and collecting blood samples
  • Leading nest search efforts and the collection of egg samples
  • Providing training to technicians as needed
  • Ensuring samples are preserved and processed as needed
  • Producing online maps of surveyed area and bird captures
  • Data entry and management
  • Ensuring work is conducted following COVID-19 precautions

 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science, or similar field.
  • Ability to identify birds of the Northeast by sight and sound and in the hand.
  • Skilled in setting up mist nets; removing birds from the nets; banding birds; identifying, sexing, and aging birds; collecting blood samples.
  • Experience with nest searching preferred.
  • Previous experience supervising field staff.
  • Willingness and ability to navigate by kayak/canoe to water accessible sites.
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow detailed protocols and collect data.
  • Ability and willingness to interact with the public and work well with partners.
  • Proficiency with GPS and mapping apps preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Excel or Access, required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 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 independently or in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions and in an urban setting.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
  • Must be able to walk long distances in uneven, muddy, or wet terrain, sometimes in inclement weather.
  • Must be able to move materials and lift 25 lbs. as needed.
  • Must have own vehicle, and a valid and clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date:  March 29, 2021.

End Date:  July 30, 2021

Salary:    $ 1,280 to $1,600 bi-weekly, depending on experience.

Application Deadline:  Feb 5, 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 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:         Bird Survey Technician (point counts)

Department:            Research

Field Location:        NJ Hackensack Meadowlands

Office Location:      Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville, NJ

Reports to:              Nellie Tsipoura, PhD, Senior Research Scientist & Director of Citizen Science

Job Classification:  Seasonal Full Time – 40 hrs./week (April 12 – July 30, 2021; 16 weeks)

 

Job Description:  Technician will conduct point count surveys of breeding landbirds to determine abundance and distribution of avian species in wetland and other habitats of the NJ Meadowlands. Work will also involve some territory mapping and nest searching. Technician will be responsible for determining access to various sites by map and GPS, conducting standardized point count surveys, recording detailed observations and data in the field, and doing data entry.  The position requires spending long hours in the field conducting surveys, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions.

 

All field work conducted at NJ Audubon adheres to NJA’s Field Work Protocol following COVID-19 precautions, complying with federal, state, and local guidelines and restrictions and following industry best practices. Health and safety of staff, volunteers, program and project participants and the public are the top priority.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist in determining potential survey sites and access to those sites
  • Conduct point count surveys at approximately 80 points repeated through the season
  • Produce online maps of points and site access
  • Data entry and management

 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or similar field preferred.
  • Ability to identify birds of the Northeast by sight and sound
  • Previous experience conducting point counts
  • Ability to use GPS units and range finders
  • Willingness and ability to navigate by kayak/canoe to water accessible sites
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow detailed protocols and collect data
  • Ability and willingness to interact with the public and work well with partners
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Excel or Access, required; experience with GIS preferred
  • Excellent oral and written skills 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 independently or in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions and in an urban setting.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
  • Must be able to walk long distances in uneven, muddy, or wet terrain, sometimes in inclement weather.
  • Must be able to move materials and lift 25 lbs. as needed.
  • Must have own vehicle, and a valid and clean driver’s license.

 

Start Date:  April 12, 2021

End Date:  July 30, 2021

Salary:  $1080 to $1,200 bi-weekly, depending on experience.

Application Deadline:  Feb 5, 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 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.