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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:   Nature Center Assistant

Department:     Education

Location:          Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville, NJ

Supervisor:      Sanctuary Director

Job Classification:  Part-time/hourly, approx. 16-32 hrs/week (must work at least one weekend day)

 

Job Description:  The Nature Center Assistant supports center operations and visitor services as well as the retail operations/sales at NJ Audubon’s (NJA) Scherman Hoffman. 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, moving trash and recycling to designated “staging areas” on a regular basis, filling bird feeders, keeping the visitor center neat and clean, etc.
  • Work with Program Director on online program registration and maintaining monthly records related program attendance and visitation.
  • Conduct education classes and workshops related to NJA mission and store product.

 

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 and storage of merchandise.
  • Coordinate quarterly Art displays.
  • Assist with sales during special events including monthly birdseed sales, spring and fall plant sales, and other center specific sales.
  • Assist, recruit 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.
  • Proven experience in nature center / retail setting.
  • Proven teaching experience with multiple age groups; natural history knowledge, birder preferred.
  • 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 at least one weekend day 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 Title:Nature Center Assistant
Department:Education
Location:Nature Center of Cape May, Cape May, NJ
Supervisor:Center Director
Job Classification:Part-time/hourly – hours vary during the year:  approx. 24 hrs. per week from April16 – December 15 and approx. 8 hrs. per week from December 16 to April 15

 

Job Description:  The Nature Center Assistant/Nature Store Associate supports center operations as well as the retail operations/sales at the NJ Audubon’s (NJA) Nature Center of Cape May (NCCM) to ensure maximum sales and profitability.  This position reports directly to the Center Director and provides administrative support for the Center.

 

Major Responsibilities:

 

Nature Center Assistant Responsibilities

  • Welcome visitors, ensure customer service and satisfaction, and,
  • Help with administrative responsibilities related to the center’s operations including answering telephones and disseminating NJA/NCCM information, promoting NJA mission and answering questions about local natural areas, and natural history.
  • Assist in program registration including coordination and management of summer nature camp and public programs utilizing Active and Eventbrite online registration program systems.
  • 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.
  • Maintain and keep various permits up to date.
  • Assist with care and maintenance of animals as needed in coordination with the Program Director.
  • Prepare and process weekly gift reports.

 

Nature Store Retail Responsibilities

  • Perform ordering, processing, and display of merchandise.
  • Assist customers with merchandise selection and process sales; encourage membership enrollment with each sale.
  • Coordinate consignment sales and necessary records for the Harbor Art Gallery.
  • Maintain accurate sales records; prepare weekly reconciliations and make bank deposits.
  • Maintain inventory database and perform bi-annual store inventory.
  • Assist Center Director with offsite 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.
  • Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities at the site.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

 

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • High school diploma required; B.A. or B.S. in the sciences or education preferred.
  • 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 his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other staff and organizations with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be available on Sunday 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.