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"Beach Sweep" Clean-up at Brown's Woods on October 22nd
Director of School Programs Job Description
Stewardship Project Director (south)
Environmental Educator I (part-time as needed)
Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) is seeking an Executive Director
Looking for land surveying help
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"Beach Sweep" Clean-up at Brown's Woods on October 22nd             (Posted: 10-12-16)

The Barnegat Bay Partnership (BBP) is hosting a clean-up at Brown's Woods Preserve (117 Haines Road, Toms River) during the October 22nd Clean Ocean Action "Beach Sweeps." All ages are welcome at the clean-up event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers should pre-register at The event will be held rain or shine, and volunteers should dress for the weather and bring gloves. Trash bags will be provided.

The goal of the Beach Sweeps is to reduce and eliminate sources of litter. The Beach Sweeps events are more than people picking up trash. Data collected during the Beach Sweeps turns a one-day event into a legacy of information to combat litter and other sources of pollution by identifying and monitoring trends. The information helps find solutions to keep beaches clean and healthy for citizens and marine life.

The Barnegat Bay Partnership comprises government, academic, business, and private stakeholders working together to help protect, restore, maintain, and enhance the water quality and natural resources of the Barnegat Bay estuary and its contributing watershed. One of 28 National Estuary Programs, the Barnegat Bay Partnership is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Ocean County College.

Director of School Programs Job Description             (Posted: 10-5-16)

Position Description: Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center located in Chesterfield, NJ, is seeking a Director of School Programs to lead, promote, and teach our field trips, unit of study, and Urban Youth Initiative. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, great with teaching a large range of ages, and a team player. Candidates should be knowledgeable about our varied ecosystems as well as comfortable working around farm animals including chickens, goats, and sheep. The Director of School Programs will also be responsible for assisting all our farm-based education programs including summer camp, homeschool classes, after-school programs, events, tours, and family programs.

" Promote field trips through a variety of mediums
" Communicate with schools the details of the field trip/unit of study
" Hire and train staff to teach the field trip
" Organize, lead, and teach on the day of a field trip
" Teach classroom lessons during unit of study
" Develop new programming
" Further develop and grow the field trip/unit of study engagement
" Identify, write, and manage grant, corporate, and other funding for the Urban Youth Initiative
" Assist with summer camp
" Assist with events, fundraisers, and other activities related to the education center
" Assist other programs when needed

" College degree in environmental education, environmental science, or related field
" Experience working with students/campers in an outdoor/indoor environment
" The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
" Experience with farm or garden work
" The ability to work both independently and as a team
" Respectful, clear and patient interpersonal communication skill set
" Comfortable with public speaking and networking
" Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed and well organized
" The ability to maintain composure in a changing environment
" The ability to commit to and promote Fernbrook Farms' mission, goals, and priorities

Candidates should send resume and cover letter to the Director of Education, Brian Kuser (

Stewardship Project Director (south)             (Posted: 10-5-16)

Position Title: Stewardship Project Director- South
Department: Stewardship
Location: Center for Research and Education (CRE), Cape May, NJ
Reports to: Vice President for Stewardship
Job Class: Full-time (40 hour week)

New Jersey Audubon is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies. New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey's citizens; protects New Jersey's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey's valuable natural habitats.

Job Description: New Jersey Audubon is seeking a Stewardship Project Director - South to work collaboratively both internally and externally by leading a team of conservation professionals as we seek to conserve and restore wildlife and habitat across three broad landscapes; forests and farms, coasts and wetlands and cities and towns. The Stewardship South team works on public and private lands engaging land owners, managers and agriculture producers to implement best management practices, create, enhance and restore wildlife habitat, while engaging the public and working to protect water resources. Activities include, but are not limited to, implementing sustainable agricultural practices that are compatible with the development of habitat conservation and protection plans and strategies critical for wildlife conservation.

The Director is responsible for developing and managing project plans and budgets, securing or helping to secure funding for habitat enhancement projects, and serves as one of the lead NJA staff working on the Delaware River Watershed Initiative.

Major Responsibilities:
" Responsible for developing and managing project plans and budgets, and securing or helping to secure funding for habitat enhancement projects.
" Creates and manages programmatic and project budgets, takes a lead role in fundraising in all areas: government grants, individuals, corporations, foundations, grants and gifts.
" Directs and manages habitat restoration and habitat enhancement projects.
" Serves as one of the lead NJA staff working on the Delaware River Watershed Initiative.
" Consults with landowners and managers on habitat management practices.
" Aids in developing and implementing habitat conservation and restoration activities.
" Interacts with numerous partners (public, private and government) to promote effective, adaptive conservation management actions associated with critical habitats.
" Supervises Stewardship staff which includes full-time and seasonal staff;
" Initiates, cultivates and helps to maintain relationships with key project partners and supporters.
" Directs landowner outreach efforts; aids landowners in the development of project proposals for federal funding; delivers federal and state conservation incentive programs through landowner contacts.
" Develops and implements conservation plans and habitat management plans on public and private lands.
" Oversees development of and conducts workshops for stakeholders and the public.
" Identifies opportunities to expand NJA conservation programs.
" Works with the Vice President for Stewardship and other department staff to identify funding sources and prepare project reports and proposals.
" Represents NJA on regional coalitions, councils and committees.
" Maintains existing key relationships with partners, funders, and other contacts.
" Completes other tasks as assigned.
" Participates with other NJA staff to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations.

" Experience developing and implementing restoration, stewardship and wildlife management projects.
" Strong understanding and knowledge of ecological processes and familiarity with regional wildlife and/or plant life and/or ecosystems.
" A motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player.
" Possess effective time management skills and the ability to organize complex projects and budgets.
" Ability to work effectively on multiple complex projects and complete tasks independently when necessary.
" Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
" Good communication skills and the ability to interact with the public and others.
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
" Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements, able to conduct internet research and use standard web-based tools and maps, etc. Experience using GIS software (e.g. ESRI) essential.
" Familiarity with a variety of software programs, including standard Microsoft software products. GPS experience is a plus.
" Fundraising or grant writing experience is beneficial.
" Experience supervising staff is preferred.

" M.S. in wildlife biology, natural resources, or related field preferred including an emphasis in land management, restoration, stewardship and/or conservation planning. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.
" Minimum five years experience working in the natural resources or conservation field.
" Must be able to perform field work under all types of adverse weather conditions.
" Must have the physical capacity to walk on uneven surfaces and in rough terrain carrying equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
" Must be willing to travel to different inventory locations throughout New Jersey and work weekends and nights as required. This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid drivers License.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet specials needs of the department.

Starting Date: Immediate.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Deadline: This position will remain open until filled.
Application: Qualified individuals may apply by emailing their resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and three professional references, preferably as one document, to

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.

Environmental Educator I (part-time as needed)             (Posted: 10-5-16)

Tenafly Nature Center is an independent non-profit member-supported 400 acre nature preserve, located in Tenafly, NJ, five miles north of the George Washington Bridge. With over seven miles of trails and a 3-acre pond, TNC is the largest privately-run nature center in Bergen County. Educators (report to the Education Director) are responsible for teaching our increasing demand of programs both on and off site throughout the year. Curriculum is hands-on and geared toward helping children and adults to develop awareness, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world.

Job Responsibilities:
" Teach programs, on and off site, for groups of Pre K-12th grade children, scouts, birthday parties, families and adults including special needs individuals and groups, following best practices. This includes all aspects of programming, including set up, clean up, evaluation, and follow up.
" Learn our environmental education curriculum and implement the purpose, goals and objectives of each program.
" Help to develop new programs and prepare and maintain program curriculum materials.
" Create a safe, fun, learning atmosphere for children while projecting a knowledgeable & confident image to parents and teachers.
" Work with other staff and supervise volunteers.
" Assist with care of captive live animals.
" Articulate organization mission and project a helpful and positive attitude when interacting with the public, including TNC members, teachers, and group leaders in person & on the phone.
" Work with nature center's online database to maintain records and administer registrations.
" Perform other duties, as assigned.

" Bachelor's degree in natural science, environmental education, or related field. At least 2 years experience in environmental education, outdoor education or early childhood education.
" Knowledge of and passion for the natural world.
" Enthusiastic, outgoing, patient, and flexible when working with children and adults.
" Willingness to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and variable terrain.
" Comfortable handling or learning to handle reptiles, invertebrates and birds of prey (training provided).
" Ability to work both independently and on a team with minimal supervision.
" Ability to communicate effectively and interact well on the phone and in writing.
" Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
" Ability to walk all the major trails of TNC and climb one flight of stairs. Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs.
" Mastery of Microsoft Office and common office equipment. E-mail and internet access required.
" Willingness to work irregular hours.
" Criminal History background checks will be required.
" Currently be eligible to work in the USA.
" Valid Driver's license and personal transportation.
" Current first aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain certification.

Environmental Educator I: Position starts November 1. Hours vary depending upon seasonal demand for programs. Compensation: $10-$15 an hour depending on experience. Availability needed between the hours of 9 am - 9 pm on Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays; additional hours including full time summer position available.

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references by October 15, 2016 to Debora Davidson, Education Director, No calls please.

Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) is seeking an Executive Director             (Posted: 10-5-16)

The MWA is located in Asbury, Warren County, NJ. The watershed spans nearly 160 square miles in northwest New Jersey and includes portions of Morris, Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex counties. MWA's Executive Director leads the execution of the Association's mission - to protect and improve the quality of the Musconetcong River and its Watershed, including its natural and cultural resources. The successful candidate will have executive authority in the areas of program development and implementation, communications, staff supervision, member relations, fundraising and finance. This position reports to the MWA Board of Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and execute the organization's strategy in collaboration with the Board of Directors, ensuring consistent and timely progress.
Provide leadership in developing new programs that further MWA's goals and contribute to the sustainability of the organization.
Oversee the human resource aspects of the organization, including recruiting, performance, employee evaluation, development and setting goals/objectives. Maintain a climate and morale that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality employees.
Identify project and operational grant opportunities. Write and submit successful grant applications.
Lead an organizational fundraising program that successfully increases revenue (grants and contributions).
Oversee the financial aspects of the organization, including expanding revenue, budget development and monitoring, annual IRS Form 990 completion, and the management of grant funding.
Actively engage and build strong relationships with partners critical to the success of MWA, including federal, state and local government agencies, other environmental organizations, volunteer and communities.
Actively engage and energize MWA's volunteers, board members and event committees.
Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
Attend monthly Board meetings and keep the Board of Directors fully informed on matters that affect the success of the organization.
Maintain a working knowledge of significant regional/watershed management developments and trends.
Oversee MWA's digital and print communications, including the website, newsletters and press releases.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or related field. Master's degree preferred. Four years of experience in watershed management may be substituted for Master's degree.
Experience: One to three years of experience as a manager or director, preferably in the non-profit sector. Track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff. Experience working with State and Federal government agencies, municipal officials, partner organizations and the general public. Experience working with water quality issues. Proven track record of successfully securing public and private funding. Past experience working with a Board of Directors.
Skills: Flexible and a self-starter, able to work independently and prioritize tasks appropriately. Able to manage time effectively and meet strict deadlines. Excellent written skills and highly effective motivation and communication skills a must. Willingness to pitch in wherever and whenever needed. Commitment to MWA's mission. Preferred candidates will have experience with environmental permitting.
Supervision: Has experience managing a diverse team to achieve organizational goals.
This is a full-time salaried position. Weekend/evening work is a necessary part of this job but can largely be planned for. As such, there is flexibility to balance the hours worked. The use of a personal vehicle is also required, but reimbursed.

Beth Styler Barry
Executive Director
Musconetcong Watershed Association
P.O. Box 113
10 Maple Avenue
Asbury, NJ 08802
Cell 908-455-1404 (preferred)
Office 908-537-7060


Since 1988 UrbanPromise’s mission has been to equip Camden’s children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership.  UrbanPromise strives to fulfill this mission through after-school programs, summer camps, two schools, experiential learning, job training and a host of other programs that challenge youth to develop and realize their potential.  UrbanPromise has a job opening for a middle school science teacher.

Position Title: Middle School Science Teacher Department: CamdenForward School (CFS)
Reports To: Principal S a lary: $30,000 + Full Time Benefits

Position Summary:
To develop in each pupil an awareness of the role of science in economic and social progress; to motivate each pupil to acquire knowledge of scientific facts and principles, and skills in scientific methods of problem solving; to discover and develop special talents of pupils in scientific field. The teacher is responsible for planning and implementing lessons in accordance with the standards set forth by the CamdenForward School of UrbanPromise Ministries and the NJ State and Common Core standards.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Develops and implements weekly Science lesson plans that are in accordance and are consistent with the Camden Forward School program curriculum, NJ Standard guidelines and the Common Core Standard guidelines.
2. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students. Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine student's developmental levels and needs. Plans a science program involving demonstrations, lectures, discussions, and student experiments; organizes laboratory activities for optimum learning. Demonstrates scientific concepts by use of scientific apparatus, experiments, and standard or teacher-prepared charts, sketches, and other instructional aids.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of content and pedagogy. Incorporate technology into the curriculum for Science. MS Science teacher provides individual or small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils and to accommodate circumstances where a variety of projects and experiments are being worked on simultaneously.
4. Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, selfcontrol, perseverance, and punctuality.
5. Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks. Cooperates with school administration in facilitating the annual school Science Fair, provide displays and programs for the school and community, and in sponsoring science activities. Instructs students in proper use, care, and safe handling of chemicals, science equipment, and plant and animal life. Provides for safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment, and tools. Makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to equipment as required.
6. Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
7. Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on students and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
8. Other duties as assigned include but not limited to: Assist in fund raising and in running both UPM and CFS special events and work closely with CFS team to continuously improve department-organizations efforts. In addition, attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.

EDUCATION College Degree
EXPERIENCE Experience working with urban youth
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Strong classroom management skills
• Ability to work with diverse urban students
• In-depth understanding of and commitment to the organizations vision and mission.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS This position includes the normal physical demands associated with work in the office and classroom environment.
This position includes the ability to schedule work outside of the typical work week, evenings and weekends.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.
All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate any individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Looking for land surveying help             (Posted: 10-4-16)

Native Plant Society 
of New Jersey
Looking for land surveying help
As many of you know, the Native Plant Society is the owner of a parcel of land in New Holland Township in Hunterdon County.  The land, approximately one acre in size, has steep slopes, wetlands, lots of wonderful native plants and, unfortunately, a good number of invasive aliens. 

We had the land surveyed about 6 years ago, but regrettably the temporary corner markers were removed before more permanent monuments could be placed.

The lack of defined boundaries has hampered our attempts to remove the invasive plants and to fully utilize the property.

So, we are looking for someone with land surveying expertise and qualifications to help us set the corner posts.  If you are, or know anyone, who could do the work,
pro bono, that would be great!  Just contact me and I will put it all together.

John Black,
Native Plant Society of NJ 
For more information contact


Fall Internship Opportunities at NJDEP             (Posted: 8-22-16)

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Open positions at NJ Audubon             (Posted: 8-1-16)

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BBP part-time reservist position             (Posted: 8-1-16)

The Barnegat Bay Partnership is currently accepting applications to fill our Temporary Field and Lab Technician Position. This is an "as-needed" position, with hours depending on specific project needs, but not to exceed 29 hours a week. Work will be primarily field-based (water quality monitoring, wetlands assessment, fisheries monitoring), with office work also anticipated. A Bachelor's Degree is required. Applications will be accepted until August 4, 2016. For more information and to apply please go to

Seeking Green Jobs Crew Leader FT             (Posted: 7-22-16)

Thank you for your passion to regenerate our slice of the Delaware Valley! I write to share an exciting opportunity to raise up the next generation of everyday environmental heroes in Camden, NJ. Please Circulate Widely!

PowerCorps Camden is seeking an inspiring individual to lead a crew of Americorps volunteers through team building, job training, environmental awareness, and green infrastructure management. You and your team will receive various trainings by experts from around the region.

Your crew of 10 Americorps Members are 18-26 years old and serve for a period of 6 months. They are signing up to create a strong foundation for a successful future, and with your help, they will do it with style. Crew Leaders make a difference everyday, both in the minds & hearts of Camden's young men and women, as well as in the urban environment through facilitating your Members' daily service.

Find out if you qualify to be the next PowerCorps Camden Crew Leader:

Matt Bennett
Crew Leader
PowerCorps Camden

New Jersey Future is Hiring!             (Posted: 7-20-16)

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New guide to green careers and degree options             (Posted: 8-20-15)

We developed this guide to help current and prospective college students better understand the green energy sector. This includes a detailed look at more than a dozen specialties within "green", non-profit organizations making a difference, and how to find and land a green job. Other key resources within the guide include:
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Seven PhD-holding professionals in green energy and related areas contributed to the creation of the guide, including three department chairs and a former COO and consultant to a handful of Fortune 100 companies.

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Guidebook to Online Degrees in Environmental Science             (Posted: 5-19-15) recently updated our guide for environmental science students. We added extensive information about careers, education requirements, and online degree options for several specialties. The guide shares tips for success and degree timelines. Click HERE for the complete guide.

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Question about sustainability education             (Posted: 11-5-14)

We just put the finishing touches on a new website focused on sustainability education and careers - While there's certainly a growing interest in the field, there aren't many resources available for students exploring sustainability education. Here are a few sections of the site we're particularly proud of:

- An overview of careers in sustainability, including a salary calculator that factors in position and location (city & state)

- A comprehensive list of colleges that offer programs in sustainability-related fields (over 1,000 programs and growing!)

- A college student action guide with over 10,000 words on building sustainability campaigns on campus, finding funding, and reaching goals

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STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future             (Posted: 12-20-11)

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Sustainability related degree programs             (Posted: 12-20-11)

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NJDEP Employment Opportunities             (Posted: 9-6-11)

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Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program             (Posted: 4-9-08)

National Parks Service program provides opportunities for teachers from schools with diverse student populations to have well-rounded work experiences in national parks. Selected teachers spend the summer working as park rangers and develop lesson plans based on their experience for use in the classroom.             (Posted: 5-18-10) is an online informative portal offering the latest news views and resources on breakthrough green jobs training programs in the Renewable Energy world.
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