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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:                 Internships Unpaid – Education and Conservation    # of Positions: 3

Department:                  Education

Location:                       Lorrimer Sanctuary, Franklin Lakes, NJ and remote

Supervisor:                   Alexa Fantacone, Sanctuary Director

Job Classification:              Internship, Unpaid, Hours TBD based on project proposal

Start Date:                     Immediate                      End Date: TBD                          

 

Internship Description:

At least one opportunity available in both environmental education and stewardship/conservation. Project proposal will be based on the strengths and interests of the candidates.  Projects will fit into the New Jersey Audubon (NJA) mission. Students will work with their University Advisor as well as the Sanctuary Director to determine an appropriate course of work.  Opportunities listed are examples of possible project topics at Lorrimer Sanctuary.

Learning Objectives

The candidate should have a passion in environmental education and conservation. Interns will learn about conservation initiatives as well as how to communicate about these complex issues with children and adults. Learning opportunities and experience will reflect the mission of NJA and include professional mentoring and collaboration with other NJA team members:

  • Training on the mission, vision, and initiatives at NJA and Lorrimer with site supervisor
  • Education and safety training and property tour
  • Natural History, Native Species and Invasive Species knowledge will be gained through program development or conservation work
  • At the end of their internship, interns will choose one employee whose roles align with their professional goals. They will conduct a “career interview” with employee and go over resume and cover letter with supervisor or mentor
  • Other Departmental Opportunities/Experiences/Possible Collaborations
  • Stewardship/conservation/research interns can participate in volunteer opportunities throughout the state when NJA feels it’s appropriate.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Environmental Education – develop and implement summer camp curriculum, develop, and build outdoor interpretation for the center, create, and implement programs for K-8th grade students, design interpretive materials for use on trails and in the nature center, create a robust directory of Lorrimer Sanctuary curriculum by organizing existing lessons.
  • Stewardship and Conservation – removal of invasive species, creation and maintenance of wildlife gardens, study of current land use in surrounding area to implement change, catalog species of concern and interest on property, perform an energy audit of the building.
  • Other projects geared toward Earth/Environmental Science to be considered.
  • Interns will spend at least 4 weeks of their internship as a summer camp secondary instructor (second adult for camp sessions).
  • Interns (both education & stewardship) will run at least one outreach program and must have excellent public speaking skills to foster environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among all people in New Jersey.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:

  • Full-time status as an Environmental Science, Biology or Ecology degree-seeking undergraduate student with no fewer than 24 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university (juniors and seniors), graduate students or recent graduates.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed undergraduate courses and in the major field of study.
  • Satisfactory Background check
  • Passion for the environment, sustainability concepts and climate change resiliency.
  • Excellent Computer Skills – Microsoft Office, use of social media – Instagram, Facebook, and ability to download and analyze data sets, and create/modify videos and digital images.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to modify messages for different audiences including children, young adults, parents and teachers.
  • Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other staff and organizations with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 25 lbs.

Starting Date:              Immediate

End Date:                      TBD

Internship:                     Unpaid Position                         

Application Deadline: Until Filled

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

Send all documents together listing the job title in subject line, to [email protected]

 

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

Position Title:  Communications Intern, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

Department:     Government Relations

Location:         Trenton, NJ, position is remote as this time

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

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

Start Date:       January 2022

End Date:         April 22 (tentative)

 

Job Description:  The Communications Intern will work with the Outreach & Communications Manager to advance the goals of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed by effectively using communication tools and completing other projects as needed. The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed unites non-governmental organizations working in the Delaware River Watershed and enhances their capacity to effectively advocate for protecting and restoring the Delaware River Basin by coordinating on policy, actions, and messages to foster accountability at the federal, state, and local levels.

 

Learning Objective:  The candidate should have an interest in media relations, marketing, writing, nonprofit communications, social media management, public relations, or related field. The Communications Intern will learn about conservation policy and how to effectively communicate complex issues in a clear manner. The Communications Intern will also learn how to communicate with the public using social and traditional media, and the overall communications/public relations needs of nonprofit organizations.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist internal and external communications on behalf of the Coalition for the Delaware River. Watershed, including digital messaging, member engagement, and media relations in coordination with the Outreach & Communications Manager.
  • Produce a variety of digital communications including blog posts, calendar/website updates, social media content, and e-newsletters.
  • Work with the Outreach & Communications Manager to prepare press lists, press releases, letters to the editor, and opinion pieces.
  • Identify media stories and relevant current events that can be leveraged to support the organization’s work and outreach efforts.
  • Attend meetings as requested by supervisor.
  • Participate with other Center staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the Center.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as required by the Department and Organization.

 

Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:

  • Graduate student or upperclassman in an accredited four-year undergraduate program or anyone seeking to further their professional experience in nonprofit communications/public relations.
  • Knowledge of environment, conservation, and water-related issues a plus.
  • Interest in policy and/or legislative processes a plus.
  • Social media competency (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn).
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Office 365, internet, and Research skills. Graphic design and/or website design experience a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people and 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 deadlines and needs of the department and organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ, some travel may be required.

 

Start date: January 2022

End date: April 2022 (tentative)

Salary: $13.00/hour

Application Deadline: 30 days after posting

 

To Apply:  Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and a short writing sample (maximum 4 pages) as a single PDF document listing job position in subject line, to [email protected]

 

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

 

 

Position Title: Nature Camp Teacher Naturalist -Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
Department Education
Location: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ
Reports To: Program Director
Job Classification Seasonal, 40 hours per week, Monday thru Friday,

 

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, or relevant experience.
  • 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.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other staff and organizations with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the department and organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Obtain a satisfactory background check.

 

 

StartDateJune 27 – September 2, 2022, variable weeks

 

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
Department Education
Location: Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May, NJ
Reports To: Program Director
Job Classification Seasonal, part-time/hourly, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am -12:30 pm

Approximately, 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.

 

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 the Department and Organization

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • A. or B.S. in the sciences or education, or relevant experience.
  • 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.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other staff and organizations with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the 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 outdoors events and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Obtain a satisfactory background check.

 

Start Date: June 23– August 19, 2022

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: This 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 and Outreach Educator
Department Education
Location: Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May, NJ
Reports To: Program Director
Job Classification Seasonal, part-time/hourly, Monday through Friday, 30 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 in the morning and conduct public outreach programs in the afternoons and/or evenings. 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.  Public outreach programs are conducted at the Center or at local businesses to educate participants about our regional natural habitats, flora and fauna and to promote our mission.

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.
  • Develop and conduct family-oriented outreach programs to be delivered at offsite locations including hotels, campgrounds, festivals and the whale-watching excursion vessels.

 

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 the Department and Organization.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • A. or B.S. in the sciences or education or relevant experience
  • 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.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other staff and organizations with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the department and organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 50 lbs.

 

Start Date: June 20– August 29, 2022

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Deadline: This 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:   Policy Assistant

Department:     Government Relations
Location:          Remote (Bernardsville, NJ Office)
Reports To:      Vice President, Government Relations

Classification:  Salaried, exempt, full-time temporary, 40 hours per week

 

The Policy Assistant plays a key role in affecting public policy to further New Jersey Audubon’s mission. This individual will work in coordination with other members of the Government Relations office on key conservation, climate, and environmental policies. They will be responsible for researching and tracking legislation and regulatory changes on policy issues and provide input on how to achieve the goals of NJA’s Government Relations office. The position will be required to build and facilitate internal networks, coordinate meetings, agendas, and presentations. Additionally, the Policy Assistant will assist other Government Relations staff in their work influencing the outcome of policy at state and federal levels. They will coordinate strategic partnerships with relevant agencies, conservation organizations, and industry to advance the organization’s conservation agenda.

 

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Works within scope of New Jersey Audubon’s conservation strategic policy goals.
  • Provides assistance with preparation of program materials including presentations, memos, spreadsheets, and other communications.
  • Completes research and policy analysis in support of policy priorities including climate, conservation, and environmental policies.
  • Develops strategic partnerships with relevant agencies, conservation organizations, and industry.
  • Performs administrative functions and general project support for the department such as scheduling and coordinating meetings and conferences, directing emails to team members, and taking on special projects as needed.
  • Assists with planning for meetings and trainings with external partners, including developing talking points, writing background memos, composing PowerPoint decks, and other related materials for distribution.
  • Coordinates and supports logistics and content development for convenings and public events. (drafting invitations, conducting outreach to presenters and attendees).
  • Engages in outreach to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Takes notes and documents internal and external meetings.
  • Drafts sections of reports, research briefs, blogs, and other publications.
  • Oversees logistical tasks for proposal development.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

 

Qualification/knowledge/skills:

  • Four-year degree required, preferably in the fields of public policy or social sciences.
  • Demonstrate interest in public policy and/or social sciences through prior work experience, involvement in volunteering programs, leadership positions in academic and/or extra-curricular settings or a public policy-related internship.
  • Experience presenting to and communicating with government and/or program leadership is preferred but not required.
  • Experience working with government agencies is preferred but not required.
  • Experience building networks or organizational capacity, facilitating informational sessions, increasing internal knowledge and capacity, and identifying key stakeholders is preferred but not required.
  • Excellent Computer Skills – Microsoft Office 365
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • 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.
  • 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 be able to lift at least 25 pounds.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ.

 


Starting date
:  Immediate

Salary:  Range – $38,000 – $42,000

Application Deadline:  Position will be posted until filled.

Qualified individuals may apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and the names of two 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 Title: DEIJ Intern, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

Department: Government Relations

Location: Remote Temporarily

Reports to: Engagement Coordinator, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

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

Start Date: July 2022

End Date: November 2022

 

Job Description:  The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Intern will work with the Engagement Coordinator to advance the goals of New Jersey Audubon and the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) by assisting with DEIJ efforts. The intern will deepen their understanding of DEIJ concepts, application, and strategies by actively participating in CDRW’s DEIJ goals and attending external DEIJ trainings.

 

New Jersey Audubon and the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed are dedicated to the journey of advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in their work to advocate for a healthy and protected watershed. As an organization and Coalition, we strive to address these issues and cultivate a Coalition that comprehensively and authentically includes all voices in the watershed.

 

Learning Objective:  The candidate should have an interest in social and environmental justice, non-profit operations, advocacy, community engagement, and relationship building. The intern will learn skills on how to identify and implement DEIJ efforts, how to facilitate conversations with CDRW members on DEIJ, how to create and disseminate resources, and how to maintain a robust membership base.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • The DEIJ Intern will work closely with the Engagement Coordinator as well as CDRW staff, members, and DEIJ consultant to advance DEIJ efforts and membership engagement.
  • Assist in recruitment of new Coalition Members across the Delaware River Watershed, identifying and filling gaps in membership representation.
  • Manage member engagement tracking and support development of strategies to re-engage members by identifying shared priorities and updating primary contacts.
  • Support improvement of membership onboarding structures and strategies.
  • Attend webinars and learning experiences to facilitate personal growth and skills in DEIJ; apply learning to position responsibilities.
  • Support improvement of CDRW’s DEIJ resource hub by translating current resources into functional formats, identifying content gaps, researching and compiling new resources, and encouraging use by NJA departments and Coalition membership.
  • Support development of DEIJ focused blogs, webinars, and communications.
  • Assist with planning and facilitation of DEIJ workgroup meetings and activities; serve as an active participant in the workgroup.
  • Support fulfillment of the Coalition’s 2022 DEIJ Workplan and organization’s DEIJ objectives.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as required by the Department and Organization.

 

Preferred Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:

  • Anyone seeking to further their experience in non-profits, advocacy, environment, and advancing DEIJ culturally and systemically.
  • Experience integrating DEIJ within workplaces, communities, organizations, and/or personally.
  • Knowledge of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice concepts.
  • Knowledge of environment, conservation, and water-related issues a plus.
  • Interest in policy and/or legislative processes a plus.
  • Strong Computer skills – Microsoft Office 365, internet, research skills; experience with Canva or similar graphic design programs a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise inclusivity and build diverse connections and relationships and contribute to a healthy workplace culture.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people and 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.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the department and organization.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Willingness to travel in the watershed as needed.

 

Starting date:  July 2022

End Date: November 2022

Application DeadlineThis position will remain open until filled

Salary: $13.00/hour

 

To Apply:  Please send cover letter of interest and resume as a single PDF document listing job position in subject line, to [email protected]

 

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

Position Title: Director of Policy

Department:     Government Relations

Location:          Temporarily Remote (Bernardsville, NJ Office)

Reports to:      Vice President of Government Relations

Job Classification:  Salaried, Exempt, Full time (40-hour week)

 

Job Description:  The Director of Policy will work to advance the conservation priorities of NJ Audubon (NJA). General responsibilities include, testifying before the Legislature, education of state and federal elected officials and their staff, communications with the public and occasionally media, and interfacing with conservation partners. The position will lead the coordination efforts of the NJ Keep it Green Coalition, the State’s preeminent open space preservation coalition, and provide policy and advocacy assistance to the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, as requested.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing and coordinating major components of conservation campaigns, including Legislator and media outreach and securing support of partner organizations when needed.
  • Spearheading NJA’s coordination of Keep It Green Coalition by organizing lobby days and regular committee calls and meetings, coordinating member group participation, overseeing staffing (as appropriate), etc.
  • Preparing and presenting testimony on pending legislation and the state budget before the State Legislature.
  • Planning and executing legislator events and cultivating participation to further NJA goals and mission.
  • Building relationships with and educating members of the State and Federal Delegations and their staff on NJA issues including existing and desired legislation.
  • Leading NJA’s Federal policy priorities including but not limited to Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, Land and Water Conservation Fund, State Wildlife Grants, Bird-Safe Buildings, Horseshoe Crab Recovery, etc.
  • Reviewing potential and pending state and federal legislation and providing feedback to appropriate staff when needed.
  • Developing an understanding of NJA activities in all mission areas and building relationships with NJA staff in order to better integrate conservation priorities into Government Relations efforts.
  • Coordinating with internal NJA staff on development of new and review of existing legislation to further conservation priorities.
  • Developing and implementing strategies to achieve both NJA and various environmental coalition’s legislative goals in coordination with the V.P. of Government Relations.
  • Managing all components of specific grants including preparing and editing grant applications and reports as well as fulfilling grant deliverables.
  • Engaging in grasstops and grassroots outreach with environmental and other stakeholders, communications and organizing as needed to support the NJA conservation agenda.
  • Representing NJA in meetings, public forums and events.
  • Working with NJA Communications staff and consultants to prepare press releases, letters to the editor,  and opinion pieces.
  • Drafting letters to decision-makers that reflect NJA concerns, position, or policy suggestions.
  • Providing policy and advocacy support to the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed as needed.
  • Participating in NJA fundraising efforts.
  • Preparing reports and presentations for the public, the membership, the Board, the President and the Vice Presidents.
  • Participating with other staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the office.
  • Assuming additional responsibilities as requested.

 

Qualification/knowledge/skills:

  • Four-year degree related to conservation, policy, or environmental issues and three-plus years relevant work experience required. Masters degree preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of environmental and conservation issues helpful.
  • Media, web, legislative and grasstops advocacy and grant writing experience desired.
  • Must be willing to travel to Trenton with some frequency and to Washington DC on occasion.
  • Excellent Computer Skills – Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint
  • 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 their responsibilities while collaborating with other organizations in various coalitions with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and be able to lift at least 25 pounds in order to participate in special events
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

 

Starting Date:  Immediate

Salary:  Commensurate with experience. $58,000-$62,000

Application Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled.

 

Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references as a single PDF document, listing job position in subject line, to [email protected]

 

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