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CONTENTS:
Open position - Stewardship Project Director -GIS Sanctuary/Facilities Management
EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...): March 13, 2017
Jobs at Tulpehaking Nature Center, Mercer County Park Commission
Open Job positions - NCCM Teacher Naturalist and Nature Store Associate
Citizen Science Opportunity - Stream Monitoring Training
SUMMER CAMP TEACHER/NATURALIST (Full-time, Seasonal)
Urban Airshed Reforestation Program Program Coordinator
CCI Job Opportunity
AmeriCorps Positions Available:
Job with Impact
TO: EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...): February 21, 2017
Summer Farm & Garden Camp Counselor positions available (Amherst)
NJ Sea Grant Consortium Entry Level Job Opening
TO: EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...): February 13, 2017
TEACHING POSITION in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...): January 30, 2017
USGBC NJ is Seeking a new Executive Director
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association: Multiple positions!
Calling All Volunteers!
Research and Conservation - Job Advertisement
Employment Opportunity - Environmental Educator
Job announcement - Tulpehaking Nature Center
Educator/Deckhands for our 2017 season
Education Job Opportunities in NJ Dec 20th 2016 Edition
Job Announcement: Asst. Superintendent of Horticulture Education
Employment Opportunity at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES:
(The listing below is limited to Federal, State and non-commercial organizations)
A Path To Green Jobs
Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers
Careers for Green Thumbs
EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environmental Careers/Jobs
Environmental Career Opportunities
Environmental Jobs in NJ
Environmental Job Listings
Environmental Science Education & Career Resource
Funding resources for a career in STEM
Guidebook to Online Degrees in Environmental Science
NAAEE EE Jobs Listings
New guide to green careers and degree options
NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife - Employment Opportunities (Internal and External)
NJDEP Employment Opportunities
NJ Next Stop...Your Career: Green Jobs
NWF: Building Pathways to Sustainable Careers
Online resource guide for environmental science degree programs
Outdoor Degrees & Careers
Question about sustainability education
STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future
Student Opportunities Web Site
Open position - Stewardship Project Director -GIS Sanctuary/Facilities Management             (Posted: 3-22-17)

Position Title: Project Director - GIS & Sanctuary/Facilities Management
Department: Stewardship
Location: Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray, NJ
Supervisor: Vice President Stewardship
Job Classification: Full Time (40 hour week)

Job Description: Stewardship Project Director - GIS & Sanctuary/Facilities Management primary responsibility is to support NJ Audubon staff with GIS needs and to also oversee the network of NJ Audubon Sanctuaries and provide support to facilities management. The successful candidate should be able to use GIS software (i.e., ArcGIS) and hardware to map, analyze, support and answer questions related to Stewardship Department and other NJ Audubon projects. The candidate should have a strong background in GIS and experience with manipulating data between various platforms. In addition, this position coordinates and monitors the network of NJ Audubon sanctuaries, conducting annual property visits, supporting stewardship and restoration projects on sanctuaries and assisting with tracking facilities.

Major Responsibilities:
GIS
" Act as GIS lead on major initiatives/projects involving spatial data and analysis
" Provide GIS project support within and outside the Stewardship Department, as needed. Including, but not limited to:
o GIS project management
o GIS mapping and ground-truthing
o Generation of forest inventory survey points
o GIS analysis
o GIS mapping and analysis to support grant proposals, sanctuary activities, and miscellaneous projects
" Oversee ESRI site maintenance contract and licenses for NJA.

Conservation Projects
" Provide project assistance in the implementation of habitat restoration projects including, but not limited to plantings and non-native invasive plant removal
" Initiate and manage restoration and habitat improvement projects on NJA-owned properties as well as on public and private lands
" Assist in the pre and post management surveys to aid in the adaptive management of restoration projects.

NJA Facilities
" Provide staff support to the Facilities and Land Management Committee
" Oversee stewardship and management activities on NJA properties and easements, with focus on non-staffed sanctuaries. Activities include:
o Trail construction/maintenance
o GIS mapping (trails, landscape, focal points)
o Invasive vegetation removal and other site maintenance other than trails
o Maintain Green Acre status on NJA-owned properties
o Identify and initiate restoration projects at non-staffed NJA properties
o Use GIS and other tools to evaluate potential new land acquisitions
o Advance prepared management plans to initiate specific tasks (i.e. work closely with the NJA Forester to implement Forest Stewardship Plans) - secure forest stewardship plans where necessary. Work with NRCS/USFWS on restoration projects on NJA properties as applicable.
o Prepare cost reports associated with NJA existing properties and focusing on potential new properties.
o Monitor activities at NJA sanctuaries as it relates to building maintenance and repairs.
o Prepare deeds and closing documentation for basic land acquisitions.
o Serve as initial clearing house and conduct appropriate reviews for new property offers, using developed land-acquisition protocol.
o Organize and prepare paperwork and reports as required by NJA and outside funding sources for new land acquisitions.
o Assist in the cultivation of major donors as associated with NJA properties including providing property updates, participating in site visits. Oversee NJA's Deer Management Program including all hunter contracts/activities, hunter deliverables.

Other
" Provide departmental assistance, as necessary, in grant writing, preparation of management plans, implantation of management plans (i.e. field work, surveys and in-house).
" Participate in promotional activities, as required, NJA Donor Events, etc.
" Participate in partnerships/professional organizations as it relates specifically to Stewardship, the NJA mission and GIS.
" Oversee Land Stewards as needed.
" Provide assistance to the VP Stewardship in addressing public questions regarding development projects or other impacts to natural habitat.
" Participate with Center staff and volunteers to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the Center.
" Assume additional responsibilities as required.

Knowledge and Skills:
" Experience developing and implementing restoration, stewardship and wildlife management projects
" Able to conduct internet research and use standard web-based tools and maps
" Experience using a GPS and GIS software (preferably ESRI) essential
" Excellent computer skills - Microsoft Office.
" Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
" Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting.
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
" Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
" Ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
" Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
" Strong professionalism and work ethic.
" Discretion: Ability to maintain confidentiality as appropriate.
" Knowledge of NJ Audubon and the natural world helpful.

Qualifications:
" Education: MS in ecology, natural resources or related field with a strong GIS background; or, a MS degree in Geographic Information Systems with a background in ecology or natural resources.
" Experience: Minimum five years' experience working in the natural resources or conservation field using
" Experience using GIS to advance conservation efforts
" 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 locations throughout New Jersey and work weekends and nights as required
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and special needs of the department and the organization.
" Must have a reliable vehicle and a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.
Starting Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experienced
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 hr.stewardshipnorth@njaudubon.org

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.

EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...): March 13, 2017             (Posted: 3-16-17)

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Jobs at Tulpehaking Nature Center, Mercer County Park Commission             (Posted: 3-16-17)

Job Announcement: Full-time Land Steward
The Mercer County Park Commission seeks an enthusiastic and driven individual to assist in the stewardship and management of Mercer Countyˇ¦s open space parcels and county parklands. Mercer County manages 7,180 acres of parkland in addition to the Countyˇ¦s 2,690 acres of preserved open space. The Mercer County Park Commission is committed to the preservation and improvement of natural resources within the county park system.
Position Summary:
The Land Steward works with and reports directly to the County Naturalist. The Land Steward plays a significant role in the preservation of county open space by implementing stewardship initiatives and monitoring fee-owned open space. Specifically, this individual will maintain and manage the deer hunting program, invasive species management, specific restoration projects and the Countyˇ¦s Emerald Ash Borer Plan. This position will also coordinate trail maintenance and volunteer projects and events pertaining to stewardship.
Responsibilities:
„ Monitor each open space property in cooperation with Planning Department on an annual basis to perform compliance enforcement, boundary maintenance
„ Assist in development of management plans for county parkland
„ Manage restoration projects such as reforestations, meadow restoration, shrubland creation, pollinator habitat
„ Assist with organization of citizen science initiatives; including Amphibian Crossing Project, Grassland Breeding Bird Surveys, Ash Tree Inventory.
„ Organize volunteer work efforts for activities not limited to trail maintenance, reforestation, invasive plant removal, biological surveys.
„ Develop GIS maps for general field work and baseline documentation
„ Coordinate activities with contractors, foresters, biologists to perform restoration projects.
„ Assist in monitoring of completed restoration projects
„ Administer Countyˇ¦s Deer Management Program;
„ Maintain inventories of equipment and supplies.
„ Teach quarterly program series, ˇ§Your Wild Yardˇ¨, to encourage community to perform backyard stewardship practices.
„ All other conservation work as needed.
Qualifications:
„ Minimum Bachelorˇ¦s degree in natural resource management, forestry, conservation, environmental science, or related subject.
197 Blackwell Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
(609) 303-0706
www.mercercountyparks.org
„ 3 + years experience in natural resource management, or land stewardship
„ Knowledge of regional ecology and skills to identify flora and fauna
„ Working knowledge of restoration and stewardship methods
„ Identification of common and emerging invasive species and understanding of effective eradication techniques
„ Familiarity with GPS and mapping technologies; basic skills using ArcGIS software
„ Pesticide license or willingness to obtain one
„ Excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
„ Ability to work independently and as part of a team as necessary
„ Strong interpersonal skills, organization, attention to detail and ability to prioritize
„ Physical capacity to complete hard labor in the field in many weather conditions
Compensation: $42,000 - $45,000, commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Please mail cover letter and resume to Jennifer Rogers, County Naturalist, The Historic Hunt House, 197
Blackwell Road, Pennington, NJ 08534 or via email to jrogers@mercercounty.org. Applicants must be a resident of
Mercer County or move into the county after being hired. Application deadline: March 31, 2017.
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The Tulpehaking Nature Center is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission.
Job announcement: Seasonal Educator
The Mercer County Park Commission seeks a Seasonal Naturalist to help lead programs at the Tulpehaking Nature Center. The nature center is the main educational facility for the Abbott Marshlands, a naturally and historically important area south of Trenton containing 3000 acres of forest and tidal freshwater wetlands, 19 miles of hiking and kayaking trails, and one of the most significant American Indian archaeological sites in the Eastern United States. The main duty of the Seasonal Naturalist is to develop and lead engaging environmental education programs to children and families, including school field trips, after school, scouting and summer camp programs. This position will also assist the Nature Center Manager as needed, including but not limited to: supervising interns, staffing information tables at fairs/festivals, coordinating volunteer events, and trail monitoring. Saturday or Sunday availability required.
Wage: $11/hr, approximately 20 hrs/week
Responsibilities:
„ Create and lead nature center programs for a variety of audiences, including: families, elementary-aged and middle school children.
„ Serve as the first point of contact for visitors, monitoring the front desk as needed, answering questions and communicating with the public about upcoming programs.
„ Provide care and maintenance of teaching animals.
„ Assist in development of interpretive materials; including signage, pamphlets, and social media updates.
„ Assist with occasional trail work/maintenance or native garden maintenance.
„ Assist the Nature Center Manager on other tasks as needed.
Qualifications:
„ Must be a resident of Mercer County
„ Available Saturdays or Sundays, and occasional evenings
„ Enthusiastic about nature, the environment, and/or history, and interested in sharing that with others
„ Must be people oriented, have a positive attitude, and the ability to professionally represent the Nature
Center and Park Commission to the public
„ Comfort working independently as a leader and part of a team; must be self-motivated
„ Ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment and juggle multiple, changing priorities; strong time and project management skills needed.
How to apply: Please send a cover letter and resume with two references to: Kelly Rypkema
Manager, Tulpehaking Nature Center
krypkema@mercercounty.org
Application deadline: Position open until filled.
Mercer County is an EOE/AA/ADA Employer.
157 Westcott Avenue
Hamilton, NJ 08610
(609) 888-3218
www.mercercountyparks.org
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Job Announcement: Seasonal Naturalist
Position Summary:
The Mercer County Park Commission seeks a Seasonal Naturalist to teach nature programs and assist with stewardship in the County Park System. The main duty of the Seasonal Naturalist is to develop and teach engaging environmental education programs to children and families, including school field trips, preschool, after school, scouting and nature camp programs. This position also has stewardship responsibilities, including native garden care, trail maintenance, and native tree/shrub planting. The Seasonal Naturalist will also assist the County Naturalist and Nature Center Manager as needed, including but not limited to: supervising interns, staffing information tables at fairs/ festivals, monitoring supplies and equipment, coordinating community and volunteer events and trail monitoring.
Responsibilities:
„ Create and lead nature programs for a variety of audiences, including: families, elementary-aged and middle school children. Nature Programs are hosted throughout the park system. Most programs are taught at the new Tulpehaking Nature Center, Mercer Meadows, or Baldpate Mountain.
„ Prepare and teach three weeks of summer nature camp for school-aged and preschool children.
„ Assist in development of interpretive materials; including signage, pamphlets, and social media updates.
„ Assist with Trail Crew, leading small groups of volunteers to maintain park trails.
„ Assist with restoration efforts; planting trees, shrubs, wildflowers or using hand tools to remove invasive plants.
„ Perform native garden maintenance at our two native gardens, assist with native green roof maintenance.
„ Serve as the first point of contact for visitors and monitor front desk at the nature center one weekend day per week.
Qualifications:
„ Minimum Bachelorˇ¦s degree in natural resources, biology, education, or related field of study and
„ Previous experience teaching a variety of children.
„ Knowledge of local ecology, ability to identify local flora and fauna
„ Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
„ Ability to work independently and as part of a team
„ Be able to traverse rough terrain and be comfortable working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
Wage: $11/hr, approximately 20 hrs/week
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Jennifer Rogers, County Naturalist, 197 Blackwell Road, Pennington, NJ 08534 or via email to: jrogers@mercercounty.org. Applicants must be a resident of Mercer County. Application deadline: April 14, 2017. Mercer County is an EOE/AA/ADA Employer.
197 Blackwell Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
(609) 303-0706
www.mercercountyparks.org

Open Job positions - NCCM Teacher Naturalist and Nature Store Associate             (Posted: 3-16-17)

Position Title: Teacher Naturalist
Department: Education
Location: Nature Center of Cape May, Cape May, NJ
Supervisor: Center Director
Job Classification: Full-time (40 hour week)
Job Description: The teacher naturalist has duties primarily in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and provides natural science programs to schools, interested groups and the general public. The Teacher Naturalist, under the direction of the Center Director, takes part in all aspects of programming and operating a nature center. The Teacher-Naturalist takes an active role in promoting New Jersey Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Educational Programming and Visitor Services
" Plan, develop, schedule, and conduct natural history programs for schools, special interest groups, nature camps, the general public, and family programs.
" Fulfill duties as Summer Camp Director including maintaining state board of health and children's summer camp requirements, conducting drills, and training and assisting seasonal summer staff.
" Take a leadership role in developing, planning and conducting statewide youth birding programs as part of a New Jersey Youth Birder's Club management team.
" Maintain lesson plans, educational supplies, teaching materials, files and records, and all other programming information.
" Oversee, organize, and conduct administrative duties as needed including program registration and sending out follow-up materials.
" Interact with visitors to the center by answering questions about the natural world, programming opportunities, and NJ Audubon.
" Assist with the design and maintenance of interpretive exhibits, brochures and other center-specific marketing materials.
" Assist in the Center Nature Store and its operation as needed.
" Coordinate the care, feeding, and well-being of live animals (including a marine science lab) that are presented for educational purposes.

Membership
" Strive to increase NJ Audubon membership base.

Community Relations
" Represent the NJ Audubon in the local community, expanding the organization's presence to increase local awareness, support and participation.
" Develop and promote center programs with marketing materials and electronic or social media.

Volunteer and Intern Program
" Assist with the training and supervision of volunteers and interns and regular or contract staff involved in education programs or public interface.

Facilities / Property
" Assist with care and maintenance of the grounds, gardens, and trail system as needed.

Other Responsibilities
" 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 required.

Knowledge and Skills
" Excellent computer skills - Microsoft Office.
" Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
" Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting.
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
" Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
" Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
" Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
" Strong professionalism and work ethic.
" Knowledge of NJ Audubon and the natural world helpful.
" Discretion: Ability to maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

Qualifications
" Education: B.A. or B.S. in the sciences or education, preferred.
" 2 years' experience in a nature center setting Preferred.
" Knowledge of NJ natural history and coastal environments; bird migration/coastal ecology/marine science a plus
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and special needs of the department and the organization.
" Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.
" Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 50 lbs.

Starting Date: April 15, 2017
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.

Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter as a single pdf document to HR.NCCM@njaudubon.org
Please include position in Subject line.
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Position Title: Nature Store Sales Associate and Administrative Assistant-
Department Retail
Location: Nature Center of Cape May, Cape May, NJ
Supervisor: Center Director
Job Classification Part-time/hourly, approx. 8 hrs. (Dec 16 to April 15); approx. 24 hrs. per week (Apr 16 - Dec 15)

Job Description: The Nature Store Sales Associate and Administrative Assistant supports the retail operations and sales at the Nature Center of Cape May (NCCM) to ensure maximum sales and profitability. This position reports directly to the Center Director and provides administrative support for the Center.

Major Responsibilities:
Retail Responsibilities
" Ensure customer service and satisfaction and greets visitors, answer telephones and disseminate NJA/NCCM information, promote NJA mission and answer questions about local natural areas, and natural history.
" Perform ordering, processing and display of merchandise.
" Assist customers with merchandise selection and process sales; encourage membership enrollment with each sale
" Maintain accurate sales records; prepare weekly reconciliations and make bank deposits.
" Maintain inventory database and perform bi-annual store inventory.
" Assist director with offsite sales during special events.
" Assist and guide the work of store volunteers.

Administrative Responsibilities
" Manage supply and restock of literature for center (membership brochures, checklists, information packs, etc.,) to ensure ample supply available.
" Assist in program registration including coordination of scheduling school groups, birthday parties and public programs
" Manage, coordinate, and maintain the summer camp online registration system.
" Assist with general light maintenance of store and grounds, including breaking down of cardboard, taking out trash and recycling, filling bird feeders, cleaning up, etc.
" Maintain and keep various permits up to date.
" Assist with care and maintenance of animals in coordination with the Teacher-Naturalist

Other Responsibilities
" Participate with Center staff and volunteers to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the Center.
" Assume additional responsibilities as required.

Knowledge and Skills
" Excellent computer skills - Microsoft Office; retail Point of Sale and Online Program Registration software preferred.
" Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
" Motivated self-starter who with capacity to work productively in a team setting.
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
" Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
" Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
" Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
" Strong professionalism and work ethic.
" Knowledge of NJ Audubon and the natural world helpful.
" Discretion: Ability to maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

Qualifications
" Education: B.A/B.S. preferred.
" Experience: Retail experience required
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and special needs of the department and the organization.
" Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.
" Ability to walk on uneven surfaces as needed for outdoors events and lift up to 50 lbs.

Starting Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled

Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter as a single pdf document to HR.NCCM@njaudubon.org
Please include position in Subject line.

Citizen Science Opportunity - Stream Monitoring Training             (Posted: 3-8-17)

 
Citizen Scientists Needed!
Make your outdoor experience this summer even more meaningful by becoming a Raritan Headwaters Stream Monitor!

Raritan Headwaters is seeking Citizen Scientists for our June 2017 stream monitoring season in the North and South Branch region of the Raritan River (parts of Hunterdon, Morris and Somerset Counties). Our Citizen Scientists are part of a large network of volunteers who help Raritan Headwaters collect data about the health of the environment.

RHA's Stream Monitoring Program identifies stressed streams, determines the sources of contamination, and detects trends in water quality over time caused by changes in land use. This is the scientific data we use to identify and promote conservation activities in the region that improve or protect our water quality.

As a volunteer stream monitor, you'll learn about the health of the water around you and what you can do to protect it. You'll be trained to collect biological samples of the critters (benthic macroinvertebrates) that live on the bottom of the stream and to make visual observations of the in-stream and surrounding stream habitat.

Our next stream monitoring training will be held April 29th, 9am - 3pm at the Brick Cottage at Fairview Farm. You'll be introduced to our stream monitoring program and protocols for the biological and visual habitat assessments during the classroom portion of the training. In the afternoon, we will head outside to apply what we learned. During the workshop, participants will be assigned to a stream monitoring site. Stream monitoring volunteers are asked to visit their site once during the last two weeks in June. 

No prior experience is required, and all  equipment will be provided. Citizen scientists must be 15 years or older (12 and up are welcome if accompanied by an adult).


 

Want to learn more? Contact me at agorczyca@raritanheadwaters.org or (908) 234-1852 x315.
  
Thank you for you time, consideration and support.

Sincerely,
Angela Gorczyca
Water Quality Program Manager

Raritan Headwaters Association is on a mission to protect clean water in the north and south branch of the Raritan River. Join us!
 
  
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SUMMER CAMP TEACHER/NATURALIST (Full-time, Seasonal)             (Posted: 3-8-17)

- June 28 - August 18, 2017 - Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM

- Based at various sites in the Morris County Park Commission:
o Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham
o Pyramid Mt. Natural Historic Area in Montville

- Duties include:
o Lead week-long sessions of "Adventures in Nature" Day Camp for grades K - 5. This includes all aspects of programming including set up, supervision, clean up, adjusting activities to the needs of individual campers, maintaining discipline, evaluation, and communication with Assistant Director of Education and Interpretive Programming.
o Work effectively with parents of campers, projecting a knowledgeable, confident, and positive image.
o Provide fun, educational, and safe experiences for up to 16 children at a time with assistance from 2 part-time staff.
o Supervise teen volunteers.
o Assist with enhancing current curriculum and developing new lessons on various natural history themes.

- Requirements:
o Degree in Natural Sciences, Education, or related field preferred. At least one year experience in presenting educational programs to children required.
o Knowledge of and passion for the natural world.
o Enthusiastic, outgoing, patient, and flexible when working with children and adults.
o Ability to work both independently and on a team with minimal supervision.
o Willingness to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and to lead hikes on variable terrain, including rocky and hilly trails.
o Comfortable handling or learning to handle reptiles and invertebrates (training provided).
o Certification in First Aid and CPR or ability to obtain certification prior to start date
o Valid Driver's license and personal transportation.
o 3 professional references.

- Starting salary: $13.75/hr.
- Application deadline: April 15, 2016
- EOE

For further information or to send resume:
Jenny Gaus-Myers
Assistant Director of Education and Interpretive Programming
973-326-7611 (phone)
973-656-2465 (fax)
jgaus@morrisparks.net

Urban Airshed Reforestation Program Program Coordinator             (Posted: 3-8-17)

The NJ Tree Foundation, a statewide tree planting and educational nonprofit, is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator for southern cities in NJ. The Camden Program coordinator will advance our community-based urban forestry efforts in both Camden and Gloucester City, NJ.

The Urban Airshed Reforestation Program coordinator will implement community-based tree planting projects in Camden and other south jersey cities. Duties include: Find and organize community groups and volunteers to conduct tree plantings and greening projects. Map out and/or design projects. Recruit other organizations as partners. Participate in Camden SMART and other group/coalition meetings and activities. Educate residents through our TreeKeepers training. Assist our development director with grants, grant reports and press releases. Communicate projects effectively to various groups and via social media. Assist NJ Tree Foundation staff with other tree planting, maintenance and educational projects.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a BS in Environmental Science, Forestry, Landscape Architecture, or similar field. Some experience a plus. Some evenings and Saturdays required. Excellent written, verbal, listening and people skills a must.

Good computer skills and own computer necessary. Valid driver's license and good driving record a must. Able to work independently and work well in a group setting. Leadership skills necessary.

Salary: Starting salary mid $30's plus benefits.

The NJ Tree Foundation is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees in New Jersey's most urban neighborhoods, where the need is greatest. Through tree planting, volunteerism, and partnerships, we assist numerous communities in improving their environment and quality of life.

To apply for the Urban Airshed Reforestation Program Coordinator position, please Email/Fax resume w/cover letter and writing sample by March 17th, 2017 to: Lisa Simms, Email: LSimms@NJTreeFoundation.org Fax: 732-608-8483. To find out more about the NJ Tree Foundation www.njtreefoundation.org

CCI Job Opportunity             (Posted: 3-1-17)

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Job Summary: The Mobile Markets Coordinator is responsible for daily operations of a year round mobile fresh foods market serving low income food desert communities, and will function as the point of contact for vendors, clients, and community partners.

Position Responsibilities: Responsible for daily operations of a year-round mobile fresh foods market serving low-income food desert communities-operations include sourcing and distribution

Functions as the point of contact for vendors, clients, and community partners
Responsible for education and outreach within the local communities to raise awareness of the market and developing and maintaining strong working relationships with consumers and external stakeholders. Must be competent in social media.

Must be available for up to 8 hours on market days and an additional 4-6 hours per week on non-market days. Includes some weekends.

Position Qualifications Required:
Required Experience: Demonstrated interest in local agriculture, food, community, social justice, public health and/or local economies and be motivated by the mission of eliminating hunger and creating sustainable programs and policies to address the root causes of food insecurities.

Able to work independently and interdependently with other staff and volunteers.
Must display ease and comfort with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions and demonstrate the ability to treat all people with equity and respect. Some ability to communicate in Spanish as well as English a plus.

Required Education: High School
Training / Certification / Licensure: Valid NJ license with a clean driving record
Must obtain/maintain current First Aid certification.
ServSafe Certified

Suzanne Ghee
AVP, Business Growth & Community Health Engagement

303 Lippincott Drive
Marlton, NJ 08053
856-355-0090
sghee@virtua.org

AmeriCorps Positions Available:             (Posted: 3-1-17)

Education, Environment & Community Outreach Initiative at Montclair State University's NJSOC

Are you passionate about environmental issues? Would you like to make a difference? The New Jersey School of Conservation (NJSOC) is looking for 4 individuals to take part in our Environment, Education, and Community Outreach - EECO - initiative during the 2017-18 academic year.

We seek enthusiastic, creative and highly committed individuals, who have excellent interpersonal skills and a strong interest in environmental education and conservation.
The EECO project at NJSOC is a residential program. You will live in Stokes State Forest of Northern New Jersey and serve with the Faculty of the New Jersey School of Conservation and biologists with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Members selected to serve will reside on the School's campus and receive free room and board as part of their stipend. EECO members will be engaged in the following activities:
o Teaching (after training) many of the over 30 individual environmental learning experiences that are offered at NJSOC in the natural sciences, outdoor pursuits, humanities, and social sciences (e.g. Forest Ecology, Team Building, Conservation Photography, Pioneer Life etc.) to K-12 students, community members, and college students.
o Plan, organize, and coordinate environmental conservation service projects for k-12 service-learning students, faith-based and civic organizations, and college service-organizations. Projects may include: invasive species abatement, lake clean up, trail building, etc.
o Develop, maintain, and restore NJSOC infrastructure and habitat necessary and related to the educational and environmental mission of the School. Members will serve with several biologists from the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife, Endangered and Nongame Species Program.

NJSOC Training Includes:
o Multi-day orientation and ongoing training opportunities
o Personal and professional development
o In depth learning associated with environmental education and service
o Exposure to social issues related to conservation and the environment
o Develop presentation skills in on-site and school-based education sessions

Position requirements:
o Ability to serve in the outdoors, independently and year-round
o Valid drivers license
o Undergraduate degree.
o Must pass a background check

Details:
o Funding is through the AmeriCorps State/National program.
o Each individual receives an annual living allowance of approximately $12,100 for full-time service (1700-hour term, 35- 40 hours per week across a twelve month term starting in September). Room and board is provided onsite at NJSOC.
o Each member receives an educational award of approximately $5,700 for a completed year of service (1700 hours).
o Positions run September 1st to August 31st.
o Attending school on off-hours is permitted.
o EECO is an AmeriCorps project. AmeriCorps is a state and national service initiative that provides opportunities for participants to engage in community service in return for stipend and scholarship funds. Each year over 100,000 American citizens serve their communities and country through participation in AmeriCorps programs located throughout the U.S.
o Established in 1949, the NJSOC, located a little over one hour from New York City is the oldest university operated environmental field center in the USA. Our mission is to convey knowledge of how Earth systems operate and how human actions affect these systems. Our goal is to educate and cultivate environmentally responsible behaviors that lead to the resolution of current environmental problems.

To apply or for more information contact:
Dr. Randall FitzGerald
Associate Director, NJSOC
fitzgeraldr@mail.montclair.edu
973 948-4646

Job with Impact             (Posted: 3-1-17)

FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR DEMOCRACY, OUR FUTURE.

Impact is a non-profit project of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and USPIRG, that creates the grassroots action and power it takes to make an impact on issues that matter. We're hiring a team of organizers for a two-year program. Organizers currently work in 25 states. We're working with national campaigns to get our country to 100 percent renewable energy, reduce corporate agriculture's pollution of our water, and end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH IMPACT
What will you do with Impact? First, you'll come together with other new and experienced staff from across the country to learn how to make your impact in classroom trainings on the issues, our campaigns, our strategies and the tactics you'll be using throughout the year. Then, you'll put those skills to use in the field. Your campaign assignment will depend in part on where you applied to work and where you can make the biggest difference. For example, you might build the coalition that convinces a major restaurant to stop serving meat raised on antibiotics. Or you could organize the news event that convinces the governor in your state that switching to more renewable energy is an opportunity to be a hero with the public. Even when there's not a vote coming up, organizing helps build long-term power to secure victories in the future. By first educating people on an issue and then winning them over to our point of view, we lay the groundwork for political change. It's challenging, fun and incredibly meaningful. We're taking on big issues and we're up against big adversaries. We run campaigns with concrete goals, detailed plans, rigorous training, and above all, a laserlike focus on results.

HOW YOU'LL MAKE AN IMPACT
Every day with Impact is different. You could be connecting with new health or consumer groups to build a coalition to stop antibiotic overuse, speaking in a church basement or at a town hall meeting on 100 percent renewable energy, organizing a news event on water pollution from factory farms, or meeting with an editorial board about any of these issues. During the summer, you'll run a citizen outreach canvass-and have the power of a paid staff of college students and others ready to help you build support for an issue, recruit new members, and raise funds for the campaign. And you'll recruit the next wave of Impact organizers and interns so we can continue to work on more campaigns. So if what you want to do after college is to join a team of people who bring their passion to work every day to make an impact on issues that matter, then we're the group for you.

TO APPLY: http://bit.ly/2lrIXqM

START DATE: Positions starting immediately or August 2017
LOCATION: Urgent positions in New Brunswick, NJ, Reno/Vegas, NV and Minneapolis, MN.
PAY & BENEFITS The target annual compensation for this position is $25,500 in the first year. Impact offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Impact is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. Impact will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

TO: EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...): February 21, 2017             (Posted: 2-21-17)

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Summer Farm & Garden Camp Counselor positions available (Amherst)             (Posted: 2-21-17)

Farm and Garden Camp includes activities in the Children's Garden, hands-on animal care and productive farm work, an intentional focus on growing the food that we eat, a weekly farm stand for families and preparing, sharing and celebrating at the Friday Farm Feast. Located on the Hampshire College Campus, the Farm Center serves as a vibrant public resource to connect to our food and explore the rich history of agriculture in the Pioneer Valley. Farm and Garden Camp is a program of The Farm Education Collaborative (TFEC). TFEC designs and delivers authentic agricultural experiences that nurture the connections between families, farms, and food in the Pioneer Valley. Find out more at http://farmandgardencamp.org/

Instructors are responsible for guiding and supporting children ages 4-14 through daily farm and garden activities and transitions during each 5-day camp session in July and August (8 weeks total, including a 4-day staff orientation period). Camp Instructors need experience working with and a genuine love for children, a creative spirit, the ability to be flexible when needed and lots of patience. We expect your first priority at camp to be identifying and meeting the diverse and evolving needs of our campers. The main focus of the position is to support, engage, challenge, and enjoy the children.

Instructor Requirements: All Instructors must attend mandatory staff training at the Hampshire College Farm Center. Counselors must be available to work all seven weeks of camp (Monday through Friday) and must have current CPR and First Aid certification before the start of staff training. See full job description for more details. Please include your cover letter in the body of your email, attach a pdf of your resume and reply to cara@farmandgardencamp.org.

NJ Sea Grant Consortium Entry Level Job Opening             (Posted: 2-17-17)

The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC), a non-profit marine education organization on Sandy Hook, is hiring part-time seasonal field instructors for their K-12 Marine Science Education Program.

Following a paid training period, you will lead students through Sandy Hook's salt marsh and beach environments. Experience is not necessary but a background in marine science or education is helpful. Work begins in April.

Scheduling is flexible. This is a great opportunity for education students to gain classroom experience or anyone interested in teaching marine science to children.

Interested candidates should send resume to: email rhiggins@njseagrant.org or Fax 732-872-9573

TO: EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...): February 13, 2017             (Posted: 2-17-17)

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TEACHING POSITION in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES             (Posted: 2-1-17)

Hunterdon County Vocational School District is seeking teacher candidates for a new Environmental Sustainability and Engineering Academy for high school students located in Califon, New Jersey. Position starts spring 2017 with full-benefits.

Candidates are not required at this time to have a teaching degree but must have at least 4 years of work experience within the last 10 years in the environmental field and have a Master's Degree in either;
" Bioenvironmental Engineering
" Earth Science
" Ecology
" Environmental Engineering
" Sustainability Studies
" Or related field

The academy's curriculum will consists of an alignment of;
" Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Natural Resources & Ecology 4 year high school program
" NJ High School's Green Program of Study Sustainable Energy 1st year course
" Advance Placement Environmental Science curricula
" Project Lead the Way's Introduction to Engineering 1st year high school course

Salary will include time required for professional development and training of the curricula and building a robust academy with education and business partners and related organizations. Support services and guidance will be provided.

Candidates must be willing to complete the alternate route teaching certification process and have a passion for teaching students and learning about the environmental field.

Interested candidates are to send a resume to: Kim Metz, Superintendent at kmetz@hcvsd.org by March 1, 2017.

EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...): January 30, 2017             (Posted: 2-1-17)

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USGBC NJ is Seeking a new Executive Director             (Posted: 1-19-17)

   

USGBC NJ is Seeking a new Executive Director: 

We are seeking a new ED to continue carrying out the organization’s mission of transforming the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. This position must build and maintain strong working relationships with the Board, staff, allied organizations, government entities, partners, sponsors and a broad array of external stakeholders. 

This position must build and maintain strong working relationships with the Board, 
staff, allied organizations, government entities, partners, sponsors and a broad array of external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be a creative and visionary force in thinking about the organization’s future, yet also be a pragmatic, hands-on business leader and manager who can build an organization’s resources and brand in order to achieve those larger ambitions. This position requires an individual who is assertive, yet has effective interpersonal and problem solving skills in order to maintain a positive organizational culture.

MORE INFO HERE.


ALSO OF INTEREST



Student Gala Awards Nominations Due January 30th: There are two STUDENT categories: K-12; and Higher Ed. A winner will be chosen in each of the 2 categories. $500 will be awarded to each winner. The award winner/s will be contacted in advance, and the awards will be presented to the student award winner at the USGBC NJ Awards Gala on March 30, 2017. STUDENT AWARD INFO & APPLICATION.





3/30/17- WORTH THE WAIT- Join us for the USGBC NJ Awards Gala on Thursday March 30th!
An Evening of Celebration, Networking and Honoring Our Award Winners.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
… In addition to the Gala being the Chapter’s premiere networking event of the year, your support is key to the success of our shared vision for green buildings and healthy communities throughout NJ. Proceeds from the Gala will fund: scholarships for the winning student awards; LEED Education Programs for inner city students; and green building skills competency training for public and private sector entities in our state. INFO on our award winners, tickets, ad journal & sponsorship. 



https://usgbcnj.org

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association: Multiple positions!             (Posted: 1-19-17)

Watershed Nature Camp is an outdoor day camp focused on nature and ecology and is located on the 930-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township (Mercer County), NJ. Local applicants preferred; housing is not available. Watershed Nature Camp is a program of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBMWA).

CAMP ASSISTANT 1 position available; seasonal salary $5,000

Must be 18 or older by July 5, 2017

Duties
Reports to and works closely with the Camp Director
Co-supervises 12 staff members, 3 CITs, and 75 campers each week
Works with Camp Director to plan and prepare staff training; train, supervise and evaluate staff; participate in and evaluate camp programming; and complete day-to day camp administration tasks
Provide support to Camp Director and Camp Staff as needed
Keep detailed, organized records
Some data entry and management
Daily communication with camp parents
Teaches occasional activities
Assists Camp Staff with camper behavior issues
Provides first aid
Assists with cleaning and maintenance of the camp buildings, campus, and equipment

Qualifications
Availability to work these dates is required:
Ten-day training and prep: Weekdays from June 5 - 16, 20 hours per week
Ten-day staff training: Weekdays from June 19 - 30, 8AM 5:30PM plus one overnight
Seven-week camp: Weekdays from July 5 - August 18, 8AM 5:30PM plus 7 overnights
Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED certification required by June 19, 2017
Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid, and water safety certifications very beneficial
Valid driverˇ¦s license and reliable transportation
Must enjoy working with kids
Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; ability to lift up to 35 pounds
Ability to work outside in heat, humidity and rain; tolerate ticks, poison ivy, thorns, and dirt
Experience working with children, preferably in a camp or outdoor setting
Experience supervising others
Knowledge of local ecology and natural history is beneficial
Enthusiasm for nature, the environment, and working with children
Skilled in communication, collaboration, and cooperation
Strong organization, patience, punctuality, and affinity for teamwork
Excellent camp spirit, enduring enthusiasm, and flexibility

Benefits
Bi-weekly pay
Meals provided on overnights
2 camp t-shirts to tie-dye
Partial reimbursement for first aid, cpr, lifeguarding, etc. certifications may be available
Supervisory experience at a busy camp
Healthy exercise

Applications accepted through March 1 or until position is filled.

Send an employment application, cover letter and resume to:
Maryann Polefka, Assistant Director of Education
Watershed Nature Camp
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
mpolefka@thewatershed.org
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Announcing 2017 summer employment opportunities! Watershed Nature Camp is an outdoor day camp focused on nature and ecology and is located on the 930-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township (Mercer County), NJ. Local applicants preferred; housing is not available. Watershed Nature Camp is a program of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBMWA).

COUNSELOR - 8 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $3,150
Must be 17 or older by July 5, 2017
Works with Group Leader and fellow Counselor to plan, prepare, and implement programming

GROUP LEADER - 4 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $4,050

Must be 18 or older by July 5, 2017
Supervises and leads 2 Counselors and 1 Counselor-In-Training
Works with Counselors to plan, prepare, and implement programming
Communicates daily with parents about campers
Keeps accurate weekly records

Camp Staff Job Duties
Reports to the Camp Director
Supervises up to 20 campers age 5-14
Works with a team to plan, prepare, teach and evaluate camp programming
Appropriately models behaviors and uses positive behavior-management techniques
Conducts day trips, overnight trips, and canoeing trips (most positions)
Provides first aid
Cleans and maintains the camp buildings, campus, and equipment

Camp Staff Qualifications
Availability to work these dates is required (accommodation may be made for school commitments):
Ten-day training: Weekdays from June 19 ˇV 30, 8AM ˇV 5:30PM plus one overnight
Seven-week camp: Weekdays from July 5 ˇV August 18, 8AM ˇV 5:30PM plus up to 7 overnights and/or evenings
Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED certification required by June 19, 2017
Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid, and water safety certifications very beneficial
Must enjoy working with kids
Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; ability to lift up to 35 pounds
Ability to work outside in heat, humidity and rain; tolerate ticks, poison ivy, thorns, and dirt
Experience working with children, preferably in a camp or outdoor setting
Knowledge of local ecology and natural history is beneficial
Enthusiasm for nature, the environment, and working with children
Skilled in communication, collaboration, and cooperation
Strong patience, flexibility, punctuality, and affinity for teamwork.

Camp Staff Benefits
Bi-weekly pay
Meals provided on overnights
2 camp t-shirts to tie-dye
Partial reimbursement for first aid, cpr, lifeguarding, etc. certifications may be available
Invaluable experience working with children outdoors
Healthy exercise

Applications accepted through March 1 or until all positions are filled.
Send an employment application, cover letter and resume to:
Maryann Polefka, Assistant Director of Education
Watershed Nature Camp
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

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2017 Employment Application

Name _____________________________________________________________________________

Will you be 17 years or older by July 1, 2017? Yes ________________ No ___________________
Will you be 18 years or older by July 1, 2017? Yes ________________ No ___________________

Permanent address __________________________________________________________________
Street Town Zip
Cell phone ____________________ Home phone _______________ Email _____________________

High School graduation date ____________________ College graduation date __________________

Current school and grade level _________________________________________________________

Position(s) you are applying for: _______________________________________________________

Age group(s) you would prefer to work with and why ________________________________________

Employment and Volunteer Experience
Employer/location Supervisor Duties
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________

References (3 required; cannot be related to you)
Name Title Relationship to you Phone Email
1. ________________________________________________________________________________
2. ________________________________________________________________________________
3. ________________________________________________________________________________

Relevant course work in ecology, environmental education, recreation or related fields _____________
__________________________________________________________________________________

Extracurricular activities ______________________________________________________________

Skills, hobbies, or special interests ______________________________________________________

Current Certifications and Licenses
______ First Aid Expiration __________________________________
______ CPR Expiration __________________________________
______ EMT
______ Wilderness First Aid Expiration __________________________________
______ Lifeguard Expiration __________________________________
______ Driver's license State ______________________________________
______ Other Details _____________________________________
Please describe briefly why you wish to work at Watershed Nature Camp _______________________

Do you know of any reason why you would not be able to complete the position as described in the Job Description (physical demands, time requirements, etc.)? Yes _____________ No _______________
If yes, please explain: ________________________________________________________________

As required by the New Jersey Youth Camp Standards N.J.A.C. 8:25-3.2(e), SBMWA will conduct a criminal history check, prior to start of the camp season, at no cost to applicants, on all applicants over the age of 18 who receive an offer of employment. I certify that all information provided on this form, and any additional materials I have provided, is accurate and correct, to the best of my knowledge.

Signature ________________________________________________ Date _____________________

Applications accepted through March 1 or until all positions are filled.
Send this employment application with a resume and cover letter to:
Maryann Polefka, Assistant Director of Education
Watershed Nature Camp
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

Calling All Volunteers!             (Posted: 1-12-17)

Volunteer Opportunities for RHA EVENTS
2017
General Volunteers
Friendly, detail oriented volunteers needed to help our Development Team with administrative tasks and events at the main building on Fairview Farm in Bedminster. For more information.
 
RHA Annual Member Meeting - March 2 
Five volunteers are needed from 5:30pm to 9pm at the Oldwick Firehouse to help with set-up and clean-up. Sign up today!
Earth Day Stream Clean Up - April 22
Our annual stream clean up gets bigger every year and we need more site coordinators! Interested?  Read all about it here. Contact Angela to learn more and sign up for a rewarding role as a volunteer site coordinator
 
General volunteer registration will be open in late January.



"Boots and BBQ" Fundraiser - April 22
We need at least ten volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up at our major Earth Day fundraising event.
 
Saturday, Apr. 22 - Set up, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, Apr. 22 - During the event, 5:30 - 11:00pm
Sunday, Apr. 23 - Clean up, 10am - noon
 
The event will be held in Peapack. Details to come. 
 
 
For nearly 60 years, Raritan Headwaters has been your Watershed Watchdog. And we have not done it alone. The time, energy and commitment of our volunteers is so incredibly important to our work protecting clean water now and for the future.
  
We've just created a Facebook group for past, present and future RHA volunteers to keep you informed, inspired and connected with one another.
  
This group is a platform for all, as a community of like-minded individuals, who see the value in service and understand the importance of our role in the environment.
908-234-1852 ext. 327

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Research and Conservation - Job Advertisement             (Posted: 1-12-17)

Shorebird Steward - Hourly, Temporary

Shorebird Steward

The Wetlands Institute, located in Stone Harbor, NJ, is seeking qualified applicants for several seasonal steward positions to protect beach-nesting birds. Primary responsibilities include acting as an overall ambassador for the conservation of beach-nesting birds by providing educational information and opportunities to the public about shorebird conservation and beach regulations, preventing disturbance to beach-nesting birds and at times directly intervening to stop a disturbance, and documenting and reporting disturbances. Training will be provided.

Multiple positions will be filled. These are temporary, hourly positions with flexible scheduling options ranging from part-time to full-time. Early morning, weekend, and holiday hours will be required. The duration of the positions is approximately 14 weeks (Memorial Day-Labor Day), with possibility for extension into late September, dependent on funding. Candidates should be available for the duration of the positions.

Positions will require sitting for several hours, or walking long distances over sandy beach, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions (wind, rain, heat, biting insects). Applicants should have a positive attitude, an outgoing personality, and experience or a willingness to learn about conservation of beach-nesting birds. Applicants should also have experience or interest in learning how to follow protocols, collect careful data, and calmly defuse conflict. Applicants should be able to work well alone or in small groups. Salary is $8.44/hr. Housing is not provided. A valid driver's license and personal transportation is required. Reimbursement for project-related travel will be provided.

To apply, please send 1) cover letter detailing interest, qualifications, and availability 2) CV, and 3) names and contact information for 3 professional references to Allison Anholt, conservation AT wetlandsinstitute.org. Please include "Shorebird Steward" in the subject line. Application deadline is March 1, 2017.

The Wetlands Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

Employment Opportunity - Environmental Educator             (Posted: 1-5-17)

The Pequest Natural Resource Education Center in Oxford is seeking a seasonal (March-October) educator for conducting science and outdoor education programs, such as facility tours, guided hikes and fishing education. Educators will also assist in other facility work such as grounds and trails maintenance.

For information on the position and to apply, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/job15peqinstr.htm on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife website.

Job announcement - Tulpehaking Nature Center             (Posted: 1-5-17)

Seasonal Educator, Tulpehaking Nature Center

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Kelly Rypkema, Nature Center Manager, Mercer County Park Commission, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08610 or via email to krypkema@mercercounty.org. Applicants must be a resident of Mercer County.

General Statement of Work:
The Mercer County Park Commission seeks a Seasonal Naturalist to help lead programs at its new Tulpehaking Nature Center. The nature center is the main educational facility for the Abbott Marshlands, a naturally and historically important area south of Trenton containing 3000 acres of forest and tidal freshwater wetlands, 19 miles of hiking and kayaking trails, and one of the most significant American Indian archaeological sites in the Eastern United States.

The main duty of the Seasonal Naturalist is to develop and lead engaging environmental education programs to children and families, including school field trips, after school, scouting and summer camp programs. This position will also assist the County Naturalist and Nature Center Manager as needed, including but limited to: supervising interns, staffing information tables at fairs/festivals, monitoring supplies and equipment, coordinating community and volunteer events and trail monitoring. Saturday or Sunday availability required.

Wage: $11/hr, approximately 20 hrs/week

Responsibilities:
" Create and lead nature center programs for a variety of audiences, including: families, elementary-aged and middle school children.
" Serve as the first point of contact for visitors, monitoring the front desk as needed, answering questions and communicating with the public about upcoming programs.
" Provide care and maintenance of teaching animals.
" Assist in development of interpretive materials; including signage, pamphlets, and social media updates.
" Assist with occasional trail work/maintenance or native garden maintenance.
" Assist the Nature Center Manager on other tasks as needed.

Qualifications:
" Four year degree in natural resources, biology, education, history, archaeology or related field of study.
" Previous experience teaching a variety of children, grades K - 12
" Available Saturdays or Sundays, and occasional evenings.
" Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
" Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
" Ability and willingness to learn new concepts, information and skills
" Be able to traverse rough terrain and be comfortable working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
" Must be a resident of Mercer County

Mercer County is an EOE/AA/ADA Employer.

Educator/Deckhands for our 2017 season             (Posted: 1-5-17)

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve, a non-profit grassroots environmental organization, operates the authentically-restored 1928 oyster schooner as a floating classroom promoting stewardship of the Delaware Estuary and its environs. The student program includes participating in prepared learning stations, sailing the vessel, and trawling for marine life.

Position Description: Educator/ Deckhand-Will present Delaware Estuary specific learning stations onboard and on shore, in addition to participating in shipboard maintenance and vessel operations. The position requires environmental education experience, a degree in natural resources or equivalent experience, strong environmental ethic, plenty of stamina, flexibility and a positive attitude. Boat experience a plus. There is potential to be Relief Galley Coordinator or Relief Program Coordinator.

Intern Positions- Will have the same responsibilities as the Educator/Deckhand but serve for a two (2) to three (3) month period with positions starting in April, June and August. The position requires some environmental education (or equivalent experience), strong environmental ethic, plenty of stamina, flexibility and a positive attitude. Boat experience a plus.

Positions run from late March to early November and include room and board on the AJ Meerwald
To Apply-Please forward resume, cover letter, and three references to
Bayshore Center at Bivalve, attention Capt. Jesse Briggs
E-mail: captain@bayshorecenter.org
Phone: 856-785-2060 Fax: 856-785-2893
Mail: 2800 High St. (Bivalve), Port Norris, NJ 08349

Deadline: April 1st 2017

Education Job Opportunities in NJ Dec 20th 2016 Edition             (Posted: 1-5-17)

Biological Sciences College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences Kean University
Lecturer Positions - School of Natural Sciences (Ecology 10 months), ( Anatomy & Physiology 12 months)
For Detailed job descriptions and application information, visit www.kean.edu/offices/human-resources/employment/faculty-positions

AP Environmental Science Teacher Franklin Twp. High School Somerset, NJ
An immediate opening (tenure track). Applicants can apply via our district website.
Posted by: Eric Siegal, Science Supervisor, Pre K-12, Franklin Township Public Schools, 1755 Amwell Road, Somerset, NJ 08873, (732)-873-2400 ext. 241

MS/HS Science Teacher (Earth Science Cert. Req.) Hasbrouck Heights Public Schools
ES Certif. Required, additional science certifications a PLUS. Send letter, resume, copy of certifications & references to: Mr. V. Barchini at: barchiniv@hhschools.org , Hasbrouck Heights Public Schools,, 379 Boulevard,, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, 07604

Job Announcement: Asst. Superintendent of Horticulture Education             (Posted: 12-14-16)

Assistant Superintendent of Horticulture Education

MORRIS COUNTY (NJ) PARK COMMISSION is seeking a full-time Assistant Superintendent of Horticulture

Education: This position works under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Education and Interpretive Programming. In accordance with administrative guidelines, procedures and policies of the Park Commission and divisional directives, the Assistant Superintendent of Horticultural Education is responsible for developing, coordinating, and presenting horticultural, environmental, and botanical programming at the Morris County Park Commission's horticultural sites. The primary objective of this position is to provide high quality educational programs for the benefit, enjoyment and safe participation of park patrons while controlling operating expenses.

Minimum: Graduate of a college of recognized standing with a major program of study in horticulture, botany, natural sciences, or a related field. At least three years of experience in education at a botanic garden, arboretum or related institution. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including holidays, evenings and weekends. Possession of a valid New Jersey Driver's License.

Ability to pass a written and field horticultural education competency test.

Salary: $68,741.00 plus Benefits.

To apply: Please visit http://morrisparks.net/index.php/commission/employment/ for full job description and additional information regarding the Park Commission. Please download the employment application and submit with cover letter and resume to employment@morrisparks.net

No phone calls please.

You will be contacted by the Hiring Manager if your credentials meet the requirements of the position.
Deadline: until filled.
The Morris County Park Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information
employment@morrisparks.net
http://morrisparks.net/index.php/commission/employment/

Employment Opportunity at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center             (Posted: 12-12-16)

Flat Rock Brook Nature Association is a nonprofit organization whose dual mission is to provide environmental education programs to the public and to properly maintain the 150 acres under our supervision. The preserve includes 3.6 miles of trails traversing diverse habitats including pond, stream, meadow and forest ecosystems. Through hands-on classes at our facility and in schools, public programs, scout walks and more, Flat Rock Brook educates more than 5,000 people and receives approximately 50,000 visitors to our preserve annually.

Purpose of this position: To help maintain the organization's facilities, including our building structures, Picnic Area complex, and landscaped and forest areas throughout the preserve. Special care is to be taken to ensure the public's safety while following best environmental practices.

Job Responsibilities:
" Maintain the Nature Center headquarters building and other structures in a safe, environmentally friendly manner
" Perform regular building and facilities maintenance as needed
" Perform regular landscape maintenance around headquarters building, Native Habitat Gardens, and Picnic Area
" Provide snow removal from walkways, patio, and boardwalk after all snow events
" Maintain the Picnic Area building and facilities
" Work with electrical, plumbing, tree service, HVAC, and other necessary contractors to keep buildings and land preserve safe and efficiently maintained at all times
" Maintain in good working condition all hand tools, power tools, utility vehicles, etc.
" Purchase needed building and land maintenance supplies
" Coordinate trash and recycling collection
" Implement invasive plant species control techniques under supervision of the Land Manager
" Coordinate, in collaboration with Land Manager, volunteer groups and projects
" Protect native wildlife and plant life and sustain their healthy growth
" Work with volunteer Gardening Committee to improve landscaped areas around the building, Native Habitat Gardens, and Jones Road Picnic Area
" Help to maintain hiking trails year-round, under supervision of Land Manager. Keep trails passable and safe; prune hazardous branches; cut down hazardous trees; provide appropriate erosion control techniques
" Maintain trail structures; i.e. bridges, boardwalks, signposts; woodchip appropriate trails; maintain clear blazes
" Setup and breakdown for FRB programs and meetings and for building rentals

Qualifications:
" Minimum: high school degree with experience in parks and recreation, forestry, environmental studies or related field desirable
" Valid state driver's license and safe driving record required
" Ability to meet the necessary physical requirements to complete job responsibilities
" Ability to work independently (under general supervision of the Land Manager)
" Basic carpentry skills and experience in trail maintenance and use of power tools/equipment preferred
" Good verbal communication skills required
" Good computer skills, and familiarity with GPS/GIS desirable
" Ability to work with volunteers
" Willingness to work some evenings and weekends and be available to assist during particular special events and weather events

Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Retirement plan available.
How to apply: Mail, fax, or e-mail resume and cover letter to:
Stephen Wiessner, Executive Director
Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
443 Van Nostrand Ave
Englewood, NJ 07631
P: (201) 567-1265
F: (201) 567-0399
steve@flatrockbrook.org

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