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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:  Montclair NJ Fall 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/CMBO and Sanctuary Director/Scherman Hoffman

Job Classification:  Seasonal Fulltime, September 1 to November 30

 

Job Description:  Fall Hawk Migration Counter (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.

Duties:

  • Identify and count all migrating raptors.
  • 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 NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory outlets.
  • Some data entry in MS Excel possible.
  • Educate visitors about raptor migration, New Jersey 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.
  • 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: September 1, 2020

End Date:  November 30, 2020

Salary: $1,650 – 1,910/month. Housing may be available.

Application Deadline: open until position 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 “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 Counters (3) for fall migration projects (Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch, Cape May Morning Flight)

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO)

Office Location:  Northwood Center, Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor: Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Seasonal Full time/Part time (see below)

 

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 (September 1 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 (August 1 to November 15/part time – 30 hrs/week).  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.
  • 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, Knowledge and Skills:

  • 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 Hawk Watch: September 1, 2020                       End Date: December 3, 2020

Start Date for Avalon Sea Watch: September 22, 2020             End Date: December 24, 2020

Start Date for Morning Flight: August 1, 2020                End Date: November 15, 2020

 

Salary:  $ 1,450 – $2,050/month, commensurate with experience.  Housing may be available in a bunk-house environment.

Application Deadline: open until position 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. 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 fall migration projects (Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch, Cape May Morning Flight)

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO)

Office Location: Northwood Center, Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor: Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime August 1, 2020 – January 15, 2021

 

Job Description: SEASONAL 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 on web
  • 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 Autumn 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, 2020

End Date: January 15, 2021

Salary:  $ 2,100 – $2,200/month.  Housing may be available in a bunk-house environment.

Application Deadline: open until position 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 “Coordinator” in the subject line so that your application is routed to the correct department.

 

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

 

Position Title:         Newark bird-building interaction project technician

Department:           Research

Field Location:       Newark, Essex Co., NJ

Office Location:     Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

Reports to:              Dr. Nellie Tsipoura

Job Classification:  Seasonal Full Time (17 August – 13 November 2020)

 

Job Description:  The Newark bird-building interaction project technician will be responsible for data collection to evaluate building/bird interactions in Newark, NJ.  Modern tall building in US cities, including Newark, have the potential to cause significant mortality to migrant birds.  The technician will conduct daily surveys for dead or injured birds by walking the perimeter of twelve buildings, including the PSEG building, Prudential Tower. Seton Hall Law School, Panasonic Building, National Newark Building, Newark Legal Center, Gateway 1, 2 and 4, during the 2020 fall migration period. They will coordinate and supervise student volunteers in the field as needed. They will also collect daily weather-related data, such as prevailing wind direction, wind-speed, temperature, and cloud cover.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Pre-dawn surveys around buildings to document grounded birds
  • Transporting injured birds to the rehabilitator
  • Coordinating with student interns conducting surveys concurrently
  • Data entry and management

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Attention to detail, ability to follow detailed protocols and collecting data
  • Familiarity with birds of the northeastern US
  • Ability to handle live birds preferred
  • 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 oral and written skills required.
  • Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive 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.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or similar field preferred.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
  • Must have access to a vehicle, and a valid and clean driver’s license.
  • Must be able to walk long distances in uneven terrain, sometimes in inclement weather.

 

  • Start Date: August 17, 2020;   End Date: November 13, 2020
  • Salary: $ 960 to $1,040 bi-weekly, depending on experience.

Partial reimbursement for housing may be available.

  • Application Deadline: Aug 8, 2020.

 

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to [email protected]. Please include “Newark fall” in the subject line so that your resume is routed properly.

 

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: Interpretive Naturalist Intern (2 positions)

Department:  Cape May Bird Observatory

Location: Cape May Point, NJ

Supervisor: Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification: Seasonal, part time (September 1 – October 31; 30hrs/week)

 

Job Description: Interpretive Naturalist Interns (2 positions) 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. The interpretive naturalist intern 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.  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:

  • 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 hawk 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:       September 1, 2020

End Date:         October 31, 2020

Salary:             $ 1,430/month.

Application Deadline:  position open until filled.

 

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

Please indicate “Interp Nat” in the subject line so that your application is directed to the proper 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: Field Naturalist Intern, Monarch Monitoring Project

Departments: Cape May Bird Observatory

Location: Cape May, New Jersey

Supervisor: CMBO Program Director and MMP Director

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime September 1 – October 31, 2020

 

Job Description: FIELD NATURALIST INTERN for ongoing MONARCH MONITORING PROJECT at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, New Jersey September 1 to October 31. Cape May is renowned as one of the world’s great hot spots for migration. The field naturalist intern 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. 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:

  • 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: September 1, 2020

End Date: October 31, 2020

Salary:      $1910/month; housing may be available.

Application Deadline: position open until filled.

 

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