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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:  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.