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CONTENTS:
Essex County Environmental Center Seeking Part-time Program Assistant
Environmental Educator positions at Tenafly Nature Center
Christie Administration Seeks 2015 Americorps Watershed Ambassadors
Job Posting: GIS Specialist
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Watershed Policy Director at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Full time development director Hackensack Riverkeeper
Seasonal Teacher Naturalist - Rancocas Nature Center
American Littoral Society: Volunteer Opportunities in NJ and NY!
JCC ABRAMS CAMPS: SCIENCE & NATURE SPECIALIST
School Garden Educator Position Available (NJ)
Two open positions at Scherman Hoffman
AmeriCorps Positions Available at NJSOC
Stewardship Technician Position
Johnson Park Elementary School in Princeton NJ is seeking a Garden Educator
NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve Employment Opportunities
Environmental Job Portal: "Sustainable Careers"
Environmental Jobs in NJ
Online resource guide for environmental science degree programs
STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future
Sustainability related degree programs
NJDEP Employment Opportunities
GreenBiz.com
NJ Next Stop...Your Career: Green Jobs
NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development: Occupation Explorer
NAAEE Partnering with FWS on Promoting EE Career Opportunities
Green Careers Resource Guide
Careers in Natural Resources
www.greatgreencareers.com
Interested in Being a Book Reviewer?
NAAEE Jobs Service Continues to Grow
Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program
Student Opportunities Web Site
GreenJobsReady.com
Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers
Environmental Careers/Jobs
Environmental Careers, Green Jobs
EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environmental Job Listings
Environmental Career Opportunities
NAAEE EE Jobs Listings
Essex County Environmental Center Seeking Part-time Program Assistant             (Posted: 7-28-14)

The Essex County Environmental Center is seeking a part-time Program Assistant for immediate hire. Details below. Interested parties, please submit cover letter, resume and references to: Tara Casella, Center Director, Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068, or via email to tcasella@parks.essexcountynj.org.

Position: Part-time Program Assistant

General Statement of Work
Part-time/seasonal, as needed. Under the direction of the Facility Manager and Program Coordinator, a Program Assistant aids the Center staff in coordinating and conducting environmental education programs and special events serving all ages and interest groups at the Center. The Program Assistant will also provide administrative support in the daily execution of assigned program(s) or projects. Flexible schedule; approximately 25 hours per week, including some evenings and Saturdays.

Duties
1. Assist the Senior and Associate Educator/Naturalists in implementing environmental education programming at the Center and in the County System, as required, for children ages 18 months to grade 12 and adults.
2. Assist in creating Teacher Kits (including resources, lesson plans, and artifacts for loan to teachers) on environmental topics including the Passaic River watershed, air quality, ecology, natural history and energy.
3. Participate in the planning and execution of special events, including soliciting donations and seeking funding sources.
4. Provide general staff support, including answering phones, word processing, copying, faxing, filing, drafting correspondence and assisting with mailings.
5. Maintain and update records, databases, and files.
6. Participate in staff meetings and Center development.
7. Work closely with Center staff to carry out the Center's vision and mission.
8. Present a positive image to the all facility users and the public.
9. Perform other duties, as assigned.

Background
This position requires an academic background (HS Diploma/college work preferable) in biology, environmental science, education, or related field with excellent writing and public speaking skills. Some teaching experience required, as well as knowledge or familiarity with local environmental issues, flora and fauna, ecosystems, outdoor activities, and education. Prior experience working with the public, especially groups of children, in educational settings is also preferred but not required. Considerable walking and some lifting required.

Compensation
Salary is $10-12/hr. Maximum of 25 hours per week.

Tara M. Casella
Director, Essex County Environmental Center
A Facility of the Essex County Park System
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068
Phone: 973-228-8776/Fax: 973-228-3793
Email: tcasella@parks.essexcountynj.org

Environmental Educator positions at Tenafly Nature Center             (Posted: 7-14-14)

Environmental Educator II (part-time 20+ hours a week)
Environmental Educator I (part-time as needed)

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.
" Assume responsibility over one facet of Education Department operations. (EE II only)
" 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. (EE II includes some administrative support.)
" Work with nature center's online database to maintain records and administer registrations.
" Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:
" 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 II: Position starts August 4. Guaranteed 20 hours per week, additional hours based on seasonal demand for programs. Compensation: $10-$15 an hour depending on experience. Mandatory availability between the hours of 9 am - 9 pm on Sundays or Saturdays, 1-2 weekdays, and 2 weekend evenings a month; additional full time summer position available.

Environmental Educator I: Position starts August 4. Hours vary depending upon seasonal demand for programs. Compensation: $10-$15 an hour depending on experience. Mandatory availability between the hours of 9 am - 9 pm on weekdays and minimum of 2 weekend days & evenings a month; additional full time summer position available.

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references by July 21, 2014 to Debora Davidson, Education Director, ddavidson@tenaflynaturecenter.org. No calls please.

Christie Administration Seeks 2015 Americorps Watershed Ambassadors             (Posted: 7-3-14)

Future New Jersey Environmental Leaders Cultivated in this Program

(14/P66) TRENTON -- New Jersey is seeking its next generation of environmental leaders, young people with a hands-on desire to improve our state and the quality of life for our residents. Some of those potential leaders are likely to come from the Department of Environmental Protection's AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program, which is seeking twenty recruits for its 2015 class.

"This is an excellent program that develops environmental stewardship in our young people, who are the leaders of tomorrow,'' said DEP Commissioner Bob Martin. "They will be entrusted with the task of protecting New Jersey's environment, its air and water, natural and historic resources, long after we have departed. It is great to know such talented young people will be in charge of New Jersey's future.''

Program coordinators are accepting applications through Aug. 29 for the next group of AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors for the 2015 class. There are 20 watershed management areas across the state where an ambassador can be placed. These host agencies include watershed associations, soil conservation districts, sewerage authorities and county agencies.

Ambassadors work with all sectors of the public to improve the quality of New Jersey's waterways, fostering community-based environmental activities, and empowering state residents to make responsible and informed decisions regarding their watersheds.

"What has struck me about the young people who participate in the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program is their willingness to pitch in and motivate the public to get involved in cleaning up their local waters,'' said Pat Gardner, Director of the DEP's Division of Water Monitoring and Standards, which oversees the program. "The efforts of these young watershed ambassadors helps make the public more aware of how everyday actions impact clean water."

Watershed Ambassadors say the program has made a marked difference on their lives and increased their respect for the environment.

"It feels like I have been living in a whirlwind of activity. It has been exciting," said Will York, a Rhode Island transplant and seasoned teacher with a graduate degree in education, who is a Watershed Ambassador at the Sussex County Utilities Authority under the supervision of program alumni and host agency supervisor Nathaniel Sajdak. "Ultimately, I want to create a more sustainable planet and better life for people through stewardship and education,'' he added.

"It's impossible to put into words how the program can shape and expand your horizons,'' said Joanna Marino, who has a Master's Degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University and is assigned to the Barnegat Bay Partnership. "You are able to explore your interests further, and perhaps more importantly, you invariably discover a whole new set of interests that excite you. All of this comes packaged with 19 other like-minded people who become fast friends and who share a sense of responsibility and pride in New Jersey's incredible aquatic resources.''

The DEP began hosting the federal AmeriCorps program in 2000. AmeriCorps is a national service initiative that began in 1993 and is also known as the domestic Peace Corps.

September 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the national program. Since its inception, more than 820,000 men and women have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, serving more than 1 billion hours and improving the lives of countless Americans. The organization recently announced grants for programs, nationwide. New Jersey's Watershed Ambassadors Program was a recipient and will receive $260,000 in federal funding for 2015.

Ambassadors are required to complete 1,700 hours of service in a 10 to 11 month period. Compensation for their service includes a living stipend of up to $12,100 over the course of the term; eligibility for health benefits during this period; deferment of public student loans during their term of service and extensive training throughout the program year. In addition, members are eligible to receive an education award of $5,550 upon their successful completion of the program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a bachelor's degree, and must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to get to and from field sites.

Members of the current term are busy conducting their final stream assessments, watershed presentations and local stewardship projects in anticipation of their July 11th graduation ceremony at the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area. Current accomplishments to date include:
" More than 1,200 educational watershed demonstrations and public presentations;
" 400 visual and biological assessments completed;
" 2,000 volunteers trained in the DEP's visual and biological assessment protocols;
" Engaged in 90 community watershed projects generating 9,000 stewardship hours;
" 5 miles of rivers and stream improved through community cleanups;
" 5 acres of parks and public lands improved;
" Constructed 50 rain barrel through 5 workshops preventing 70,000 gallons of rain water from entering NJ's stormwater systems;
" Served as captains for Governor Christie's Barnegat Bay Blitz initiative; and

Watershed Ambassadors also play a key role in the Department's ongoing "Don't Waste Our Open Space" campaign to cut down on illegal dumping on state open lands. Working with park superintendents, AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors engaged hundreds of community volunteers, municipal employees and students from one end of the state to the other to remove some 200 cubic yards of trash from state parks and forests.

Matt Barr, who has a degree in environmental science and serves as a Watershed Ambassador with the Musconetcong Watershed Association, said, "I have become a better environmental educator because of this program. In the end, what began as a very challenging experience is concluding with a copacetic feeling of accomplishment".

Through their partnerships, field work and thousands of presentations Watershed Ambassadors have promoted environmental stewardship through increased public awareness of pollution caused by litter and nonpoint source pollution, while concurrently reducing nutrient sources from reaching local waters in collaboration with the Department to improve New Jersey's environment.

Interested applicants for the 2014-2015 program year should submit their application with references, resume and cover letter by August 29th online at http://goo.gl/LtTwJ3 or visit our home page at http://www.nj.gov/dep/wms/bear/americorps.htm

For additional information, please contact Kathy Giordano, Program Manager or Kimberly Cenno, Supervisor at (609) 633-1441.

NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program
Division of Water Monitoring and Standards
Bureau of Environmental Analysis, Restoration and Standards
Mail Code: 401-03
401 E. State Street, PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Phone: 609-633-1441 Fax: 609-984-6505
NJWAP@dep.state.nj.us

For more information on the NJDEP's AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program, visit: http://www.nj.gov/dep/wms/bear/americorps.htm

For more information on the AmeriCorps National Service Initiative, visit: www.americorps.gov

Job Posting: GIS Specialist             (Posted: 7-3-14)

The Highlands Council is currently seeking a GIS Specialist to process and prepare information for planners, scientists, leadership team, and communications staff.
Click HERE.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Watershed Policy Director at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association             (Posted: 6-9-14)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Policy Director

Position Description: The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is seeking an energetic and experienced professional to advance our local and state clean water policy agenda. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successful environmental advocacy and community outreach and have outstanding verbal and written communications skills.

In addition to being a front line environmental advocate, the Director manages two full-time staff that work to strengthen local environmental ordinances, modify or defeat development and land use proposals that threaten clean water, and assist other NJ watershed organizations through our Watershed Institute program. Bachelor's degree in environmental policy, environmental science, or related degree is required. Advanced degree and/or 3-5 years experience is preferred.

Organization: The Policy Director reports to our Executive Director and works collaboratively with the directors of our science and education programs. The Watershed Association is headquartered on the 930-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township, NJ. Later this year the organization will move into a new LEED-Platinum environmental center, currently under construction on the Reserve. For more information on the Watershed Association please visit www.thewatershed.org.

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume including three professional references, current salary and salary requirements to Kevin Walsh, Deputy Director at kwalsh@thewatershed.org. Application deadline is July 3, 2014. Anticipated starting date is September 1, 2014

Full time development director Hackensack Riverkeeper             (Posted: 6-3-14)

Click HERE.

Seasonal Teacher Naturalist - Rancocas Nature Center             (Posted: 6-3-14)

Position Title: Seasonal Teacher Naturalist
Location: Rancocas Nature Center
Reports To: Sanctuary Director
Job Classification: Full-time-40 hours/week during summer camp season June 24, 2014 to August 15, 2014 Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (note: week 1 is only a 4-day work week)

JOB DESCRIPTION: The seasonal teacher-naturalist provides natural science programs primarily to summer camp participants, but may be called upon to provide environmental education to schools, interested groups and the general public. The teacher naturalist, under the direction of the sanctuary director, takes part in all aspects of programming and operating a nature center. The teacher-naturalist takes an active role in promoting the Rancocas Nature Center as a membership-based environmental organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Educational Programming and Visitor Services
" Plan, develop, schedule, and conduct natural history programs for nature camps, schools, special interest groups, and the general public
" Maintain lesson plans, educational materials and all other related programming information
" Interact with visitors to the center through answering inquiries about the natural world and the center, as needed
" Assist with the design and maintenance of interpretive exhibits and other center-specific materials, as needed
" Assist in the Center Nature Store and its operation, as needed
" Assist in the care, feeding, and well being of our live animals that are presented for educational purposes, as needed

Community Relations
" Represent the Rancocas Nature Center in the local community, expanding RNC's presence to increase local awareness, support and participation, as appropriate
" Develop and disseminate appropriate promotional materials related to center programs and events, as needed

General
" Assist with the supervision of volunteer staff involved in education or public interface
" Help with care and maintenance of the grounds, gardens, and trail system, as needed
" Strive to increase Rancocas Nature Center membership base, as appropriate
" Assume additional responsibilities as requested

Knowledge/Skills
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive criticism
" Team player
" Punctual with effective time management skills
" Excellent oral and written skills required
" Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements
" Ability to work nights and weekends may be required

Qualifications
" B.A. or B.S. in the sciences or education, preferred.
" Demonstrated knowledge of natural history of NJ
" Demonstrated experience of teaching in a nature center setting.
" Valid First Aid and CPR certificate (to be provided by the Rancocas Nature Center).
" Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ, have the physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary, and be able to move materials and to lift 40 lbs.

Starting Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Salary: Competitive and Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Position will be posted until June 15, 2014.

Qualified individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters to: Susan Buffalino, Rancocas Nature Center,794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060 or via email to susan.buffalino@rancocasnaturecenter.org.

The Rancocas Nature Center is an equal opportunity employer.

American Littoral Society: Volunteer Opportunities in NJ and NY!             (Posted: 5-19-14)

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The American Littoral Society 
Caring for the Coast Since 1961

Greetings American Littoral Society friends!

With spring comes a rush of activity in our regional offices across New Jersey and New York. We are getting our boots dirty on the beach leading citizen science ecology workshops with hundreds of students and gathering recruits for fish tagging, marine debris removal, beach and marsh grass plantings, oil spill spotting, moonlight horseshoe crab tagging sessions and building oyster reefs!

We could not do this work without the help of our amazing members, friends and volunteers! We have a packed schedule of fun volunteer activities so bring your friends and family and come join us this month in the marshes and beaches of NJ and NY!

With thanks,

The American Littoral Society team


Checking the clam rake for marine invertebrates.

Call for Volunteer Spill Spotters in New Jersey!   

When an oil spill hits New Jersey, will you know what to do? Join our Spill Spotters network of trained volunteers to be our eyes on the water before, during, and after an oil spill or other catastrophic pollution event. Come join our popular workshop and get the hands-on training needed to protect New Jersey's coastal wildlife and habitat.

Bring your friends to a training session so you can learn how to respond to an oil spill!  You will also learn how to perform a biological assessment of a coastal area at nearby beaches using seine nets, clam rakes, and binoculars. Identifying our coastal natural resources is a vital first step to protecting them. Now in its second year, Spill Spotters is generously supported by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. 

For more information and to register contact Stevie Thorsen, Education Director at stevie@littoralsociety.org

Upcoming Training Workshops (open to the public) 

Thursday, June 12, 2014:  7:30 PM - 8:30 PM in Keyport, NJ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Westville, NJ*

*This workshop will be followed by a biological assessment at a nearby beach.

Upcoming Biological Assessments (open to the public, no training needed) 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014:  2 PM at Veterans Memorial Park, Neptune, NJ

Wednesday, June 4, 2014:  2 PM at L Street Beach, Neptune, NJ

Monday, June 9, 2014:  3 PM at Windward Beach, Brick, NJ

Wednesday, June 18, 2014:  10 AM at Oceanic Bridge, Rumson, NJ

Thursday, June 19, 2014:  6 PM at the Spy House, Port Monmouth, NJ 


Community Beachgrass Planting in Seaside Park, NJ   

Sunday, June 1st, 2014 

10 AM - 12 Noon

Island Beach State Park   

Seaside Park, NJ 08752  

Call for volunteers! Bring your friends, family and children and help us plant 3000 beachgrass plugs in Island Beach State Park to restore dunes that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.  Tools and work gloves will be provided by the American Littoral Society. This project is made possible through support from the NJ Recovery Fund.  

For more information and to sign up, contact Stevie Thorsen, Education Director at stevie@littoralsociety.org.



Horseshoe Crabs in Delaware Bayshore, New Jersey.

 

 

Call for Horseshoe Crab Tagging Volunteers in Delaware Bayshore, New Jersey  

Horseshoe crabs are "living fossils" and are an integral part of the ecosystem, providing food for migrating birds such as the endangered Red Knot. Their population is at record lows and we need your help! Please join the American Littoral Society and our partners at the US Fish and Wildlife Service and help tag and survey 3000 horseshoe crabs over several days in May and June. To learn more and to volunteer, click here to register.

Horseshoe Crab Tagging Dates
Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 3:15 AM
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 4:45 PM
Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 4:45 PM    

 

 

Invasive Species Strike Training Sessions in South Jersey

On Thursday, May 22nd and Friday, May 23rd, 2014, learn to identify and eradicate invasive plants with the American Littoral Society and  NJ Invasive Strike Team Education Director, Melissa Almendinger.

For Cape May on May 22, click here to register. 

For Atlantic County on May 23, click here to register.     

 

 

Ruler's Bar Island, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area

 

 

Community Marsh Planting in Jamaica Bay, NYC

Sunday, June 1, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
American Littoral Society Northeast Chapter
28 West 9th Road
Broad Channel, Queens, NY 11693

Open Call for Volunteers! Please join us for a community-led planting and restoration day on Ruler's Bar and Blackwall marsh islands in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.  For the second year, we are teaming up with the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers to organize a day of planting plugs of spartina alterniflora (marsh grass), repairing fencing and clearing debris as part of our Marsh Restoration Initiative, the first-ever community led marsh restoration project in a National Park.  Click here to register. 

 

 

 

Join us in 2014!

Our work would not be possible without the support of our dedicated volunteers, community members and partners like you so we thank you for your support and we hope you join us in 2014! 

For volunteer opportunities, news and upcoming events, please join our mailing list. 

You can also become a member or donate. 

 

About the American Littoral Society 

The American Littoral Society is a member-supported coastal conservation non-profit that promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm and engages communities to do the same through work in advocacy, conservation and education. Founded in 1961 in Sandy Hook, NJ, the American Littoral Society now has regional offices throughout New Jersey, New York and Florida.

 

Littoral (definition): of, or related to the shore or coast. Literally speaking, that's us!  

 

 

 

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JCC ABRAMS CAMPS: SCIENCE & NATURE SPECIALIST             (Posted: 5-16-14)

The JCC Abrams Camps has just MOVED to an AMAZING 20+ acre new campsite in West Windsor, NJ with indoor facilities at the brand NEW Windsor Athletic Club (WAC). We are growing fast and hiring now AWESOME new staff members. Please download an application from our website at www.JCCAbramsCamps.org or contact us at JCCAbramscamps@jccpmb.org.

QUALIFICATIONS:
" Experience in science and nature instruction with children.
" Familiarity and comfort with science and nature concepts such as recycling, basic chemistry, basic physics, earth science, etc.
" Good communication and organizational skills
" Minimum age: 18 / College Grade
" Previous Camping experience Preferred
" Student Teaching in Education Preferred
" First Aid and CPR certifications are a PLUS
" High-energy, enthusiastic, creative, open-minded, ready for anything!

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
A specialist is responsible for running an activity & providing leadership in their skilled area. Specialists are critical to the success of the camp. They establish a trusting & supportive environment to facilitate exciting program areas.

1. The Science and Nature Specialist is responsible for planning, leading and executing all science and nature activities.
2. Prepare materials and/or equipment for all science and nature activities.
3. Instruct the groups that come to the area on the rules and procedures of that area.
4. Teach and work with campers on new skills in the specialty area.
5. Help campers develop positive attitudes toward learning these skills.
6. Manage a group of approximately 12+ campers with the support of the group's staff during their scheduled time at science & nature.
7. Coordinate in the planning of Friday Fests, Ruach Sing-A-Longs, Maccabi Games, Counselor Chaos, Let's Move, Electives and Special Events.
8. Responsible for daily set-up and clean-up.
9. Must be able to work & cooperate in a friendly relationship with campers, staff, & administration.
10. Assume additional roles as given by UD such as bus duty, lunch duty and drills.
11. Always help other Specialists when they need an "extra hand."
12. Assist in any way to make sure that Camp Idol is the best show ever.
13. Provides a list of needed supplies for science & natured. Care for & store all materials & supplies.
14. Take inventory of all programming materials & supplies at end of the summer & pack up for winter storage.

School Garden Educator Position Available (NJ)             (Posted: 5-14-14)

Part time Garden Educator Job Description
Riverside Elementary School in Princeton, NJ seeks a garden educator/manager for a part time seasonal position. Candidates must demonstrate passion for garden-based learning, as well as experience and joy in working with young children. Our fall program runs until a few weeks after first frost in November and resumes in mid-March, with about 90 hours of total instructional time, including a weekly after-school garden club. Our garden educator teaches pre-K through fifth grade, with the majority of the activity concentrating in K to 2. Garden curriculum may combine existing lessons from our well-established (13-year) program in addition to creative input from the new educator. The position includes garden management and maintenance, in collaboration with the school and PTO. The Riverside garden spans a 40-foot sunny slope the length of the soccer field and is fully integrated into our school life. If interested, please contact Beth Behrend at bbehrend@gmail.com.

Two open positions at Scherman Hoffman             (Posted: 5-8-14)

Position Title: Web and Social Media Specialist
Department Development
Location: 9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Reports To: Vice President for Development
Job Classification Part Time, approximately 20- 24 hours per week,

Job Description:
The Web and Social Media Specialist has Society-wide responsibility for a broad range of computer technology and network communications functions. He/she is the main point of contact with vendors for all software applications and services and supervises a part-time Content Management Assistant.

Major Responsibilities:
Information Systems Administration and Oversight
Technical administration of all Society web sites:
1. New Jersey Audubon (www.njaudubon.org)
2. BirdCapeMay (www.birdcapemay.org)
3. World Series of Birding (www.wsob.org)
4. Birding and Wildlife Trails (www.njwildlifetrails.org)

Oversight of web hosting services and web platform software. Direct interaction with outside programmers and graphic designers. Troubleshoot and solve hosting or network-related problems with the sites. Provide training and technical support for all staff who are responsible for creating and maintaining content on each of the web sites. (Currently, the site is run on the DotNetNuke (DNN) content management system but is migrating to Word Press.) Perform content updates to the site's main landing pages as required. Perform analysis of web traffic and content using Google Analytics, prepare reports on a regular basis.

" Technical implementation and administration of Blackbaud NetCommunity online interactive calendar.

Creation of online calendar pages in the NetCommunity content management system. Assemble calendar information that is submitted by the various Centers and enter it into the corresponding calendars. Provide technical training as needed to allow Centers to update their own online calendars.

Communications
" Consult with Centers and Mission Areas about content for the various web sites. Suggest ideas for new content and features, post new content to the site as needed.
" Technical oversight and administration of the Society's social media accounts - Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, etc. Collect and post news and information to these social media sites. Track account activity utilizing available reporting tools.
" Assist with the editing of correspondence, magazine articles, renewal appeals, and other fundraising appeals as needed when requested by the Vice President for Development.

Building and Tech Infrastructure
" Provide information to the entire NJ Audubon staff regarding important -related matters (i.e. - system updates, virus and malware alerts, etc.). Manage the Society's TechSoup account (software donations for non-profit organizations), and use that account to obtain annual renewals of Norton AntiVirus software and other productivity software applications for the entire Society.
" Participate with other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.

Other
" Assume additional responsibilities for the Department and the Organization as needed;
" Works closely with the development team in responding to strategic organizational priorities.

Knowledge and Skills
" Background in website development and maintenance. Knowledge of content management system (CMS) web platforms, and especially DotNetNuke and Word Press, is preferred.
" Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office). Experience in graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop and desktop publishing software a plus.
" Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
" Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills - including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback
" Ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people.
" Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
" Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting.
" Excellent organizational, time and project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

Qualifications
" At least two years professional experience in website development and maintenance preferred, with an emphasis on WordPress.
" Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and lift up to 25 lbs in order to participate in special events.
" Must be willing to travel in the State of New Jersey. This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid New Jersey Driver's License;
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the department/organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Starting Date: Immediate

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.

Qualified individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters via email to Brian O'Leary, Vice President for Development at brian.oleary@njaudubon.org
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Position Title: Maintenance/Property Worker
Department Facilities
Location: Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Center, Bernardsville, NJ
Reports To: Sanctuary Director
Job Classification Part-time, hourly, up to 16 hours per week, hours vary seasonally
Date: April 15, 2014 - November 30, 2014, approximately 8 to 16 hrs per week

Job Description: Part time maintenance position is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of grounds, buildings and facilities at New Jersey Audubon Society's Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Center, a 276-acre property, in Bernardsville.

Major Responsibilities
" Grounds maintenance including (but not limited to) lawn mowing, landscaping, garbage removal, road and site improvements, and general facility security. Ensuring the safety of visitors, program participants, volunteers, and staff by keeping entrances and exits at Visitor Center free of ice and snow, limbing and removal of fallen trees/branches in high traffic areas, etc.
" Maintenance of lawn mower and additional power equipment.
" Maintenance of buildings- painting, light construction, repair work, and general maintenance.
" Supervisory responsibilities for volunteers and community service workers performing maintenance/management work on site.
" Spreading wood chips on and clearing trails, assistance with bird seed
" Maintenance and cleaning of drainage ditches, catch basins, gutters
" Removing (blowing) leaves from the road and drainage ditch in the fall
" Removal/management of introduced invasive plant species. Pesticide applicators license is a plus.
" Set up and break down for public events
" Preparation for controlled burns
" Other special projects that come up

Qualifications:
" Knowledge of grounds maintenance and equipment upkeep (lawn mower, chain saw, weedwacker, leafblower, etc.)
" Ability to do light construction work and building maintenance is essential. General knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and horticulture helpful.
" Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED), be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver's license in good standing, able to move materials and equipment weighing over 50 pounds, walk on wooded trails or over rough terrain.
" Must be physically able and willing to perform all aspects of job in all seasons.
" Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet special needs of the Center.

Starting date: Immediate

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application deadline: Position will be posted until filled.

CONTACT: Qualified individuals may apply be sending resumes with cover letters and three references to mike.anderson@njaudubon.org or by mail to Mike Anderson, Sanctuary Director, New Jersey Audubon Society, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924.

AmeriCorps Positions Available at NJSOC             (Posted: 5-8-14)

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Stewardship Technician Position             (Posted: 4-11-14)

Position Title: Stewardship Technician
Department: Stewardship
Location: Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray NJ
Reports to: Stewardship Project Director - Forester
Job Classification: Full-time (40 hour week)

Job Description: New Jersey Audubon's mission is focused on fostering environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among NJ's citizens; protecting NJ's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promoting the preservation of NJ's valuable natural habitats. Towards this end NJ Audubon's Stewardship Department implements projects and programs that are central to achieving this mission. With staff based in key locations in northern and southern New Jersey and engaged statewide, the Stewardship Department is working with public and private landowners, state and local government and private industry to manage habitat and conserve wildlife resources.

Serving as a member of the forest stewardship team, the Stewardship Technician's duties will include collecting data to be used in the development of forest stewardship plans, processing inventory data using computer software, conducting field tasks associated with the implementation of stewardship practices and some report writing. Most of this work will occur in northern NJ; however, periodic travel into central and southern NJ is also required.

Other Major Responsibilities:
" Locating predetermined inventory locations in the field using maps, compass, and GPS units, and conducting standard tree mensuration measurements, as well as collecting data on other resources such as shrubs, herbaceous and non-native plants.
" Works with other Stewardship staff to ensure that work is being completed in a timely and efficient manner.
" Participates in writing technical documents related to natural resource management.
" Participates and supports departmental staff members with other conservation projects including, but not limited to; tree and shrub planting, tree marking, thinning operations using chainsaws, herbicide applications, wetland or vernal pool construction, wildlife habitat projects, prescribed burning projects and wildlife barrier fence installations.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the needs of the stewardship department and organization as required.
" Participates with other mission area staff to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the assigned work station.

Minimum Knowledge/Skills:
" Proficiency in the use of forestry field equipment such as a GPS, compass, diameter tape, clinometers, densitometer, tape measure, data collector, and range finder; or the ability to master use of this equipment in a short period of time.
" Proficiency in writing.
" Strong work ethic.
" A motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player.
" Detail oriented individual is essential.
" Possess effective time management skills.
" Ability to complete tasks independently when necessary.
" Computer literacy and working knowledge of a variety of software programs, including standard Microsoft software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers) and GIS.
" Experience or ability to safely use and maintain land management tools and equipment, including backpack sprayers, planting bars, shovels, chainsaws, tractors, other miscellaneous power and construction tools.

Preferred Additional Skills:
" Knowledge of ecological land management principles and silvicultural systems.
" Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation science, with emphasis on ecological forest management.
" Experience with the standard concepts of forest measurements including: point and plot sampling, tree diameter measurements, product classification, merchantable and total tree height determinations, regeneration and understory vegetation assessments. Familiarity with forest inventory software.
" Herbicide applicator or operator license.
" Interest, training, and experience in prescribed fire management

Qualifications:
" B.S. in forestry, natural resources or other closely related field preferred.
" Thorough knowledge of trees and plants in NJ, including strong winter ID skills.
" Must be able to perform field work under all types of adverse weather conditions.
" Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and in rough terrain carrying equipment weighing up to 35 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 New Jersey Drivers License.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet special needs of the department and the organization.

Starting Date: Immediate.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Deadline: This position will remain open until filled

Application: Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter with salary requirements, three professional references and a writing sample, to don.donnelly@njaudubon.org

New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Johnson Park Elementary School in Princeton NJ is seeking a Garden Educator             (Posted: 4-2-14)

Johnson Park Elementary School in Princeton NJ is seeking a Garden Educator for a part time seasonal position. In the fall, our garden program runs for four weeks starting in mid September and resumes for ten weeks in late March. The Garden Educator would be responsible for teaching weekly half hour classes to our nine kindergarten through second grade classes and biweekly half hour classes to our nine third through fifth grade classes. This curriculum development and scheduling of classes can be determined by the Educator's interests and availability. There would be some additional maintenance work, planning and purchasing for our ten garden beds located in our interior courtyard school garden.
If interested, please contact Elizabeth White at ripwhite2@yahoo.com

NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve Employment Opportunities             (Posted: 3-21-14)

NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve has some new exciting employment opportunities for the summer of 2014.

The following positions are open...

Nature Camp Educator

Nature Center Assistant

Teacher Naturalist

Click on each to read the job description.

Lindsey Fenner
Teacher-Naturalist
NJ Audubon Society
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Rd
Cranbury, NJ 08512
Phone: (609) 897-9400
Fax: (609) 897-0287

Environmental Job Portal: "Sustainable Careers"             (Posted: 11-27-13)

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Environmental Jobs in NJ             (Posted: 7-10-12)

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Career Planning Resources from the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment             (Posted: 7-2-12)

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Online resource guide for environmental science degree programs             (Posted: 6-1-12)

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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)

Online tool to search for programs and degrees in sustainability sciences:
Click HERE.

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

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GreenBiz.com             (Posted: 3-2-11)

GreenBiz.com has a green jobs and career center with full time professional, contract, and internship level positions in solar and renewable energy, cleantech, green building, sustainable businesses and socially responsible organizations, and more.
Click HERE.

NJ Next Stop...Your Career: Green Jobs             (Posted: 10-18-10)

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NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development: Occupation Explorer             (Posted: 10-18-10)

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NAAEE Partnering with FWS on Promoting EE Career Opportunities             (Posted: 9-23-10)

NAAEE is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on the Youth in the Great Outdoors (YGO) project to promote career opportunities by providing opportunities for mentoring and career workshops at the annual conference.

YGO is a FWS initiative to "engage, educate, and employ youth from all walks of life to care about our lands, waters, wildlife, culture, and heritage."

http://www.doi.gov/whatwedo/youth/

Green Careers Resource Guide             (Posted: 9-11-09)

Green Careers Resource Guide
By Jim Cassio

This e-book on green and environmental careers began life as one of my research bibliographies. By 2007 it had evolved into a handout for the International Career Development Conference, and now it continues to evolve as a living e-book publication with several updates per year.

The resource guide answers basic green career questions such as: What is a green job? What is sustainability? Where are the green jobs? What occupations can lead to green jobs? What are the best online resources for people who want a green job or career? Includes links to hundreds of industry and occupation-specific resources as well as descriptions of all major green niche employment websites.

198 Willow Creek Drive, Folsom, CA, 95630
www.cassio.com

Careers in Natural Resources             (Posted: 8-18-09)

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www.greatgreencareers.com             (Posted: 8-18-09)

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NAAEE Jobs Service Continues to Grow             (Posted: 6-16-08)

The NAAEE EE-Link Web site (eelink.net) offers thousands of resources in hundreds of categories for people seeking information about the environment, including a growing jobs service and weekly report! The EE Jobs Report is sent to over 1200 subscribers every Monday morning and lists the newest jobs added during that week. Subscribe by sending an email to jobs-report-subscribe@naaee.org
Learn more: http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/newclick/7652095

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.
http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/newclick/5781220

GreenJobsReady.com             (Posted: 5-18-10)

GreenJobsReady.com is an online informative portal offering the latest news views and resources on breakthrough green jobs training programs in the Renewable Energy world.
www.GreenJobsReady.com
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Direct:(724) 216-5571

Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers

www.princeton.edu/~oa/jobs/careeroe.html

Environmental Careers/Jobs

www.enviroeducation.com/careers-jobs/

Environmental Careers, Green Jobs

www.ecobusinesslinks.com/environmental_jobs.htm

EnvironmentalCareer.com

www.environmentalcareer.com/

Environmental Job Listings

www.ecoemploy.com/jobs/

Environmental Career Opportunities

www.ecojobs.com/index.php

NAAEE EE Jobs Listings

To view job postings, visit: http://eelink.net/eejobsdatabase.html