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CONTENTS:
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST-REGULATORY PROGRAMS
NATURALIST/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
NJAS: Policy Manager
Outdoor Supervisor Position (P/T)
NJ Education Job Opportunities April 20 2017 Edition
TO: EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...): April 24, 2017 and May 2, 2017
American Littoral Society- Delaware Bayshore Office --Conservation Coordinator
Watershed Nature Camp summer employment opportunities!
NAAEE eeJOBS
ICYMI: Exciting NEW Job Listings for #AfterschoolNJ brought to you by #NJSACC
Help your Nature Center of Cape May......
PowerCorps Camden position
County Canoe Job
TO: EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...): March 27, 2017
Ridge and Valley Charter School Teacher/Guide Position
Volunteer Opportunities: Hunterdon County Chapter of The Native Plant Society of NJ
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!

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
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST-REGULATORY PROGRAMS             (Posted: 5-8-17)

NJ PINELANDS COMMISSION

Full Time
Closing Date: 6/2/17

The NJ Pinelands Commission, an independent state agency with regulatory jurisdiction over the million-acre Pinelands Area, seeks a full-time Environmental Specialist. Responsibilities include review of land development applications and permits, provide technical expertise and guidance, and review Comprehensive Management Plan standards relating to environmental and land use regulations and municipal ordinances. Bachelor's degree with concentration in biology, environmental science, geology, environmental planning or related field required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of the Pinelands and GIS is a plus. Candidate must be detail-oriented. Only candidates selected for an interview will be notified. For more information, see www.state.nj.us/pinelands.

Send resume and cover letter by 6/2/17 to Pinelands Commission, PO Box 359, New Lisbon, NJ 08064 or E-mail: humanres@njpines.state.nj.us or complete an application at the Pinelands Commission, 15C Springfield Road, New Lisbon, NJ 08064 EOE.

Interested candidates should notify the Human Resources Office and provide a resume and letter of interest on or before the closing date. All applications will be held in confidence.

NATURALIST/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION             (Posted: 5-8-17)

(Part-time, Year Round)

- Flexible schedule, including 3 weekdays and Saturday each week.

- 28 hrs/wk, generally 9 - 4:30 daily but with occasional evenings

- Based at the Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area in Montville., NJ

- Duties include:
o Developing and presenting a wide range of programs for all ages about the ecology, environment, and natural history of the area, both in the classroom and outdoors, including school groups, scout groups, educational birthday parties, public programs, guided hikes, summer camp, etc.;
o Preparing educational displays and exhibits as required;
o Participating in publicity activities such as creation of flyers, articles, calendars, and press releases, etc.;
o Assisting with special events held by the Environmental Education Department as well as other divisions throughout the Morris County Park Commission.
o Greeting visitors and answering inquiries from the public in a professional manner
o Participating in all aspects of general programming including: scheduling, answering phones, taking program registrations, maintaining records, recording revenue, and assisting with office duties such as filing, typing, editing, copying, collating, and related functions as required

- Degree in Natural Sciences, Education, or related field preferred. At least one year experience in presenting educational programs to groups of various ages. Starting salary: $14.25/hr.

For further information or to send resume:
Jenny Gaus-Myers
Assistant Director of Education and Interpretive Programming
Morris County Park Commission
973-326-7611 (phone)
973-656-2475 (fax)
jgaus@morrisparks.net

NJAS: Policy Manager             (Posted: 5-8-17)

Position Title: Policy Manager
Department: Government Relations
Location: Trenton or Cape May Bird Observatory, NJ
Reports to: Vice President of Government Relations
Job Classification: Full time (40-hour week)

Job Description: The Policy Manager will work to advance the conservation agenda of NJ Audubon (NJA). General responsibilities include conservation issue analysis, advocacy before the Legislature, communications with the public and occasionally media, and interfacing with conservation partners. The position will require extensive efforts to support the coordination of the NJ Keep it Green Coalition, the State's preeminent open space preservation coalition. The Policy Manager will also manage grant projects and work to build relationships with legislators, the media, partner organizations and stakeholders to further NJA conservation goals.

Major Responsibilities:
" Overseeing and coordinating major components of conservation campaigns, including Legislator and media outreach, securing support of partner organizations when needed.
" Building relationships with and educating members of the Legislature and their staff on NJA issues including existing and needed legislation.
" Reviewing potential and pending legislation and providing feedback to appropriate staff when needed.
" Coordinating with internal NJA staff on development and review of legislation to further conservation priorities.
" Planning and executing legislator events and cultivating participation to further NJA goals and mission.
" Preparing and presenting testimony on pending legislation before the State Legislature in coordination with the V.P. of Government Relations.
" Developing an understanding of NJA activities in all mission areas and building relationships with NJA staff in order to better integrate conservation priorities into Government Relations efforts.
" Developing and implementing strategies to achieve both NJA and various environmental coalition's legislative goals in coordination with the V.P. of Government Relations.
" Managing all components of specific grants, including outreach, media and grassroots efforts, as well as reporting requirements.
" Supervising NJA Conservation Associate (part-time) as well as interns and campaign-specific staff as needed.
" Providing significant capacity for NJA coordination of Keep It Green Coalition by organizing lobby days and regular committee calls and meetings, coordinating member group participation, etc.
" Engaging in grassroots outreach, communications and organizing as needed to support the NJA conservation agenda.
" Working with environmental and other stakeholders to achieve the above.
" Representing NJA in meetings and before various organizations as necessary.
" Working with NJA Communications staff and consultants to prepare press releases, LTEs, and opinion pieces and securing media coverage pertaining to NJA conservation agenda.
" Drafting letters to decision-makers that reflect NJA concerns, position, or policy suggestions.
" Writing articles on Advocacy and Government Relations activities and developing member action alerts.
" Actively participating in and staffing Keep It Green Coalition events and some Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed activities when needed.
" Participating in NJA fundraising efforts.
" Performing some administrative functions along with the Government Relations team.
" Coordinating, preparing and editing grant applications and reports.
" Preparing necessary reports for the public, the membership, the Board, the President and the Vice Presidents.
" Speaking at public forums, meetings and events on various conservation topics.
" Performing other related duties as assigned and performing additional tasks related to supporting the organization.
" Participating with other staff and volunteers to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the office.

Qualification/knowledge/skills:
" Four-year degree and three-plus years relevant work experience required; Master's degree related to conservation or environmental policy preferred.
" Excellent computer skills - Microsoft Office.
" 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.
" Ability to maintain confidentiality.
" Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, project management skills.
" Knowledge of environmental and conservation issues helpful.
" Organized, a self-starter and able to work independently in the execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other organizations in various coalitions.
" Media, web, legislative and grassroots advocacy and grant writing experience desired.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and special needs of the department and the organization. May need to work occasional nights and/or weekends.
" Must have reliable transportation to get to office and attend meetings.

Starting Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled.

Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references as a single PDF document, listing job position in subject line, to hr.govrelations@njaudubon.org

Outdoor Supervisor Position (P/T)             (Posted: 5-8-17)

Job Purpose
MWA is seeking candidates for a position for the spring and summer of 2017. The outdoor supervisor will assist in caring for the native plantings at the River Resource Center (10 Maple Ave., Asbury, NJ) and nearby riparian sites.

Duties and Responsibilities
" Coordinate volunteers for outdoor work
" Prepare plants and materials for MWA's Native Plant Sale
" Weed and mulch in the native plant beds around the River Resource Center
" Water newly planted shrubs, perennials and deck planters
" Plant perennials, grasses, shrubs and tree seedlings on the property
" Plant willow whips and stakes in riparian buffers
" Prune and monitor plants for diseases
" Beaver-proof young trees with wire and stakes
" Repair plant labels and mark plants in the beds
" Clean and fill bird feeders
" Monitor nestboxes
" Supervise mowing of paths around and through the meadow at the River Resource Center
" Assist with maintenance on the River Resource Center Trail
" Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications
Qualified applicants will have had experience with native plants or will be working toward a degree in biology, botany, ecology, environmental policy or a related field. Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors and be physically able to do all gardening tasks, including some lifting and carrying.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervise volunteers as needed.

Special Requirements
Weekend and/or evening work required several times a year.

May require use of personal vehicle.

Job Classification
Hours: 15 hours per week (flexible)
Dates: March-September (flexible)

How to Apply: EMAIL ONLY. Please email cover letter and resume to info@musconetcong.org. Deadline to apply: 5/15/17.

NJ Education Job Opportunities April/May 2017 Edition             (Posted: 5-8-17)

Science Teacher (long term sub May 22nd- June 22nd )
Montclair Public Schools
Apply at: www.applitrack.com/montclair/onlineapp

Elementary Teacher Grade 3 (leave replacement)
Monroe Twp. Schools
Apply online at www.applitrack.com/monroe/onlineapp

Elementary Teacher Grade 1
Immediate opening-leave replacement
Howell Twp. Public Schools
Apply online at: www.applitrack.com/howell/onlineapp

8th Grade Science Teacher
Private Boys School
Passaic
Monday-Thur. 2-5:30 PM Send resume to bhykop@gmail.com

Kindergarten Teacher (through June 22, 2017)
Upper Saddle River
Visit http://www.usrschoolsk8.com/pages/employment.aspx

2017-18 School Year Openings The following positions were all posted during the past two weeks.
(* -indicates district has openings in other subject areas)

Science Teacher HS
Pitman Board of Education
Send letter of interest, resume, and copies of certifications to: Dr. Cherie Lombardo, Principal, Pitman HS,
255 Linden Ave., Pitman, NJ, 08071

Science Teacher HS
Cherry Hill Public Schools
Biological or Physical Science, knowledge and proficiency using computer technology including SMART software.
Apply online at: www.applitrack.com/cherryhill/onlineapp

* Biology Teacher (1), Chemistry Teacher (1)
Randolph Township Public Schools
File an application online at: https://www.applitrack.com/rtnj/onlineapp

Biology Teacher/AP Environmental Science
Franklin Township Public Schools, Somerset, NJ
Apply online at: www.applitrack.com/franklin/onlineapp

Biology Teacher HS
West Orange Board of Education
Apply online and include resume, letter of interest and copies of certifications at: www.applitrack.com/woboe/onlineapp

Environmental Science Teacher (Biology Cert.)
Summit Public Schools
Apply online at www.summit.k12.nj.us

Environmental Science Teacher
Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission Flemington, NJ
For a new Environmental Sciences Academy program for HS students, MA in related field required, send letter Of interest, resume, copy of certifications and three references to: hr@hunterdonesc.org

*Biology Teacher High School
Kinnelon Public School District
Apply online at: www.kinnelonpublicschools.org

Biology Teacher HS
Kenilworth Board of Eduation
Email cover letter, resume and copy of certifications to: HR@Kenilworthschools.com

Earth Science/General Science Teacher HS
Harrison School District
Send application packet to Matthew Weber, Principal, Harrison High School, 401 Kingsland Ave., Harrison, NJ, 07029

Science Teacher
St. Rose High School
Belmar, NJ
Email resume to: vacancies@strose.k12.nj.us 607 Seventh St., Belmar, NJ, 07719

Science Teacher(s)
RAISE Academy
Freehold Regional HS District
Regional Alternative Institute for Success in Education, 5 days/week, between 2:00-6:00 PM,
Apply online at www.applitrack.com/frhsd/onlineapp

*Science Teacher(s) - All disciplines
Edison Township Public Schools
Apply online at: www.applitrack.com/edison/onlineapp

*Science Teacher -comprehensive sciences
Cedar Grove Public Schools
Send applications to Cedar Grove Public Schools, 520 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, NJ, 07009

Science Teacher
College achieve Central Charter School
Plainfield, NJ
Visit www.collegeachieve.org

*Science/Math Teacher(s) PreK-6 & 7-12
Englewood Public School District
Apply at www.applitrack.com/englewood/onlineapp

*Science Teacher(s) -Chemistry, Envir. Science, Biology
Livingston Public Schools
Apply online at: www.livingston.org

*Science Teacher(s) Biology, Chemistry, Physics
New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology HS
Submit cover letter, resume and copy of certifications to: HR@ieponline.com

*Science Teachers HS
Edison Township Public Schools
Elementary Teachers
Edison Twp Public Schools
Apply online only to: Peter N. Pitucco, HR Director, www.edison.k12.nj.us

*MS Science Teacher(s), Elementary Teacher(s)
South Orange & Maplewood School District
Certification & HQT in subject matter required. Apply online at: www.applitrack.com/somsd/onlineapp

*MS Science Teacher(s) 6-8 & Elementary Teacher
Mt. Olive Twp. School District
Send letter of interest, resume, and copy of certifications to: Larrie Reynolds, Ed.D., 227 US Route 206 Suite 10, Flanders, NJ, 07836

MS Science Teacher 6-8, & Elementary Teachers K-5
North Arlington Public Schools
Send letter of interest and resume by email to: Carol.ostanski@narlington.k12.nj.us

Science Teacher Intermediate School
Westfield, NJ
Apply online at: www.applitrack.com/westfieldnjk12/onlineapp

MS Science Teacher
Fair Lawn Public Schools
Long term substitute teacher September - December 2017.
Science certification required. New recently graduated teachers, or retired teachers are encouraged to apply.
E-mail resumes to rdurso@fairlawnschools.org.

Elementary Teacher
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Apply to: elementary@woodcliff-lake.com

Elementary/MS Teacher
Rockaway Twp. Public Schools
Apply online at: www.applitrack.com/rocktwp/onlineapp

Elementary Teacher(s)
Randolph Twp. School District
Apply online at: www.applitrack.com/rtnj/onlineapp

Elementary Teacher Grades 2-5
Highland Park Public Schools
www.applitrack.com/hpschools/onlineapp

Elementary Teacher(s)
Warren Township Schools (Somerset County)
Apply online at: www.warrenboe.org/humanresources/

*Elementary Teacher(s)
South Brunswick School District
Apply online at: www.sbschools.org/departments/human_resources

*Kindergarten Teacher
Denville Twp. Public Schools
To apply visit www.denville.org (staff/employment opportunities)

Elementary Teacher
Red Bank Borough Schools
Apply online at: www.applitrack.com/rbb/onlineapp

Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Technology
North Brunswick Public Schools
Must hold NJ Principal certification or eligible for Chief School Administrator certification. Apply online at:
www.applitrack.com/njtschools/onlineapp

Supervisor(s) of Curriculum & Instruction, K-8, & 9-12
North Arlington Public Schools
Send letter of interest and resume by email to: Carol.ostanski@narlington.k12.nj.us

Supervisor(s) of Instruction, Assessment, and Prof. Dev. 5-8 & 9-12
Milburn Twp. Public Schools
Apply online only, include cover letter, resume and copy of certifications. www.applitrack.com/millburnnj/onlineaapp
*Curriculum Supervisor(s) Science & Math (1), Technology (1)
Warren Hills Reg. School District
Submit letter of interest, resume and supporting documents to: hr@warrenhills.org

Director of Technology
Princeton Public Schools
To apply visit the website and complete the online application www.princetonk12.org

Teacher-Naturalist
NJ Audubon Society
Nature Center of Cape May
Cape May, NJ
Major responsibilities Educational Programming and Visitors Services, will take part in all aspects of programming and operating the Nature Center. 40 hrs./week

Summer Jobs

Biology and Chemistry Teachers
Lenape Valley Regional High School
Apply to: Paul M. DiRupo, Superintendent, Lenape Valley Regional HS, PO Box 578, Stanhope, NJ, 07874

8th Grade Science Teacher
Private Boys School
Passaic
Monday-Thur. 2-5:30 PM Send resume to bhykop@gmail.com

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE
Fair Lawn Public Schools
Long term substitute teacher opening September - December 2017.
Science certification required. New teachers, recently graduated teachers, or recently retired teachers are encouraged to apply. Join a small, supportive middle school environment which focuses on inquiry-based science instruction. E-mail resumes to rdurso@fairlawnschools.org.

*Science Teacher MS (5-8)
Mendham Borough School District
Elementary Teacher and additional MS Science Teacher leave replacement positions available.
Submit letter of interest, resume and copy of certification. Indicate position applying for in subject line.
Email: mendhamhr@mendhamboroschools.org

* Science Teacher Intermediate School
Westfield Public Schools
Apply online at: http://www.applitrack.com/westfieldnjk12/onlineapp

* Science Teacher MS (Earth Sciences emphasis)
Readington Township School District
Apply online at: www.applitrack.com/Readington/onlineapp/
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For Job Searches and Openings in other disciplines, grade levels, and administration openings search:
Online www.nj.com/jobs or Search Mobile at http://jobs.m.nj.com
Also: www.pressofatlanticcity.com click on jobs, enter "teacher Science" and location New Jersey
Also: https://www.njschooljobs.com
Also: www.classified.nj.com click "jobs" (blue heading). Enter "science teacher" location "NJ"
(delete the pop-up that may pop-up)

The Sunday Edition of the Star Ledger Newspaper has a "Career" insert every Sunday.
(often tucked into the Automotive section?) Education Job Openings are found near the back of the insert.
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American Littoral Society- Delaware Bayshore Office --Conservation Coordinator             (Posted: 4-18-17)

Under direction of the Delaware Bayshore Program Director, the Conservation Coordinator will support the development, planning, and implementation of watershed restoration and education and municipal outreach projects. Conservation Coordinator will assist with the development and management Green Stormwater Infrastructure projects, manage the outreach and volunteer recruitment for associated events, and assist with educational programming. The Conservation Coordinator will also manage communications work related to watershed projects including social media, website and outreach material development and dissemination, working closely with the Communications Manager.

These activities include coordination of people and resources, scheduling, some understanding of project-related budget management, extensive work in the community doing outreach and project installs, working collaboratively and in isolation, working with contractors and project partner, and a commitment to the Littoral Society Mission.

Qualifications
" Bachelor's Degree in ecology, environmental science, or related field with course work or experience in watershed management or science, hydrology, river ecology.
" 1-3 years of experience in the management of restoration or watershed education projects OR equivalent combination of life/work experience.
" Working knowledge of ecological restoration, stormwater BMP, and watershed management practices.
" Experience installing green stormwater infrastructure, riparian buffers, basin naturalization or other restoration practices (preferred).
" Knowledge of watershed science and its nexus with state regulations, municipal ordinances and plans and urban and suburban land-use.
" Knowledge hydrology, soils, and native plants for restoration design.

Restoration skills
" Provide support coordinating the stormwater management program for Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer communities within the Cohansey and Maurice River Watershed.
" Identify stream and forest restoration and green infrastructure opportunities.
" Review design and planning documents for restoration or green stormwater infrastructure projects.
" Perform field work including inspections, installation, maintenance and other duties as assigned.
" Monitor current projects and conduct in-stream sampling.
" Analyze and present data using GIS software.
" Competence with GIS.

Project management skills
" Collaborate with multiple stakeholders in an interdisciplinary and governmental context to achieve project goals.
" Oversee interns conducting stream assessment field work.
" Ability to meet and adapt to shifting deadlines, manage multiple priorities, and work independently.
" Experience working in multicultural environments is a plus.
" Ability to manage budgets and project tasks in Excel spreadsheets.

Communications Skills
" Superb written and verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with partners and agency representatives.
" Solid organizational skills and demonstrated experience meeting challenging project deadlines.
" Demonstrated strength in critical thinking, judgment, and dependability.
" Comfort building relationships with private landowners, public agency personnel and the private business sector.

Volunteer Recruitment, Outreach and Education
" Oversee outreach events and community meetings in coordinator with Program Director.
" Conduct outreach to private businesses and landowners in the watershed to foster support for and participation in restoration projects.
" Experience with volunteer recruitment and management.
" Coordinate with Community Outreach Coordinator to plan and implement volunteer recruitment and outreach activities.
" Coordinate with the Education and Outreach Coordinator on in-school programming and field experiences and restoration activities.

Basic Skills
" Two or more years of relevant experience
" Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access and Publisher) and experience with data collection.
" Technology competency proficiency with social media tools including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
" A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor.
" Must show initiative, coupled with creative and strategic thinking, judgment, and dependability.
" Willingness to work evenings/weekends as needed
" Ability to work outdoors during inclement weather, lift heavy objects regularly.
" Attention to detail, task-oriented, highly motivated, strong organization skills, self-starter, and superior analytical skills.
" Must have personal transportation, a valid driver's license, and auto insurance.
" Ability to speak and write Spanish spoken in the watershed (bonus)
" Additional duties assigned as needed.
" Personal commitment to American Littoral Society's mission.

Please submit resume, cover letter and references to:
Emma Melvin, at emma@littoralsociety.org
Delaware Bayshore Program Director
American Littoral Society Millville Office--- 1025 N. High Street, Millville, NJ 08332
Please contact Emma Melvin with any question via email or phone: 856-825-2174

Watershed Nature Camp summer employment opportunities!             (Posted: 4-18-17)

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 - 30, 8AM - 5:30PM plus one overnight
" Seven-week camp: Weekdays from July 5 - August 18, 8AM - 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 May 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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ICYMI: Exciting NEW Job Listings for #AfterschoolNJ brought to you by #NJSACC             (Posted: 4-18-17)

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Job Posting: Haddonfield Child Care in Haddonfield, NJ Seeks Executive Director
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Located in Haddonfield, New Jersey, Haddonfield Child Care (HCC) is a private, non-profit organization founded to provide care for Kindergarten through 8th grade children beyond their regular school hours. For over thirty years, the mission of HCC has been to inspire creativity, promote mutual respect and encourage enrichment opportunities for school age children while providing a safe, caring environment through before and after school programs.

Haddonfield Child Care is looking for an experienced Executive Director who has leadership and management skills gained while working in a community based non-profit organization, and who has a strong understanding of childhood education and development. The Executive Director will be responsible for the administration and management of the HCC Extended Day Kindergarten Program and the School Age Child Care Before and After School Programs, operating between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Executive Director is a full-time, 12-month position.

Interested candidates should click here to read the full description and apply!

Job Posting: The Office of Civic Engagement Seeks Program Coordinator
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The Office of Civic Engagement connects Rutgers University-Camden to communities beyond the campus. Working with community partners, we support efforts to meet the challenges facing our host city, county, and region through engaged civic learning, volunteerism and service, community-based research, and integrated efforts and partnerships.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Coordinator II for The Office of Civic Engagement. This position reports to and is under the supervision of the Program Coordinator I and Associate Chancellor of Civic Engagement at Rutgers Camden and the Rutgers Future Scholars (RFS) Director at Rutgers University New Brunswick. The Program Coordinator II shares responsibility for the coordination of key components of the Rutgers Future Scholars program, a competitive college preparation scholarship program, operated on the Rutgers-Camden campus. The incumbent assists in supervising RFS seasonal and temporary personnel, assist in the development and implementation of academic, cultural, and personal development programming for RFS participants and families, maintain administrative office duties, assist in managing and supporting budget and program reporting, maintain accurate records and data, support and foster relationship with RFS Director, the Camden public schools, other RFS sites, partners, and other relevant agencies. Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Assists the Program Coordinator I in supervising and evaluating RFS program staff at the Camden site.
  • Implements counseling and academic support protocols and procedures.
  • Assists in conducting staff training and orientation activities/workshops.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of programming for RFS participants at RU site consistent with the overall goals and objectives of the program.
  • Consults with the Program Coordinator I and/or Director in finalizing the creation and implementation of program components.
  • Documents all project activities, outcomes, and results.
  • Conducts and evaluate student assessments.
  • Develops student learning plans and monitors student progress.
  • Coordinates, facilitates and supports RFS Camden site participants with networking, mentorship, and college readiness activities
  • Assists in the management and support RFS budget and program reporting
  • Assists in the Submission all budget and program reports required and/or requested on time and error free.
  • Ensures that all programming and budget expenditures meet RFS specified requirements, obligations, and timeframes.
  • Performs general office management duties.
  • Maintains accurate records and data on RFS site participants and ensure compatibility of data collection and maintenance with University systems and requirements.
  • Supports and fosters relationships with the RFS Director, the Camden Public School System (CPS), other RFS sites, partners, and other relevant agencies.
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Job Posting: GlassRoots Seeks Program Director
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GlassRoots is a unique arts education organization in downtown Newark NJ with a mission to ignite and build the creative and economic vitality of greater Newark, with a focus on under-served youth and young adults, through the transformative power of the glass art experience.

We're growing and we're looking for our next Program Director who will build and supervise our wide range of programs. You will be responsible for the delivery and overall success of each program. You will develop growth strategies, maintain relationships, evaluate impact and inform management on progress and performance.

Our successful Program Director must have a broad knowledge of program management principles, along with an entrepreneurial and strategic mindset; and be ready to work with this innovative and creative team.

GlassRoots programs' goal is to provide dynamic and unique arts/education experiences that are valued by a broad segment of the greater Newark community and add the highest possible value to the organization.

Compensation includes a base salary and incentive pay, along with a health care and vacation benefits package.

Applicants should submit resumes as attachments in emails addressed to: bheisler@glassroots.org. Please include cover letter in the body of the email.  

No phone calls please.

Job Posting: Meadowlands Area YMCA Seeks Assistant Enrichment Instructor
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The Meadowlands Area YMCA is a rapidly growing and progressive Association that is looking for individuals who can positively contribute to our team. Located in Bergen County, New Jersey we are in the shadows of the Meadowlands Sports Complex (home to the NY Giants, NY Jets and the 2014 Super Bowl) and right outside of New York City. It is an exciting time in our 96 year history - our YMCA is developing an 83,000 square feet building into our first full facility YMCA.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Meadowlands Area YMCA is seeking qualified individuals who will be responsible for assisting lead instructors in our enrichment classes.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 18+ years of age
  • CPR, First Aid, AED, and Child Abuse prevention training within 90 days of hire
  • Experience in at least one specialty topic including but not limited to; art, history,
  • science, math, technology, cooking, literature, and music
  • Outgoing, energetic, and engaging

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Ensure the health, safety, and well being of participants in enrichment programs, by providing close supervision of all activities.
  • Be in assigned area with all equipment, when needed.
  • Create an atmosphere where all participants can have fun, are safe and learn.
  • Keep immediate supervisor informed of any concerns or problems regarding program participants or facilities.
  • Maintain an organized work space, by taking responsibility for the upkeep of supplies, materials, and program rooms.
  • Work cooperatively with professional staff and other departments.
  • Actively participate in all training sessions, designated meetings and special events.
  • All other miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned by supervisor.

SUPERVISOR: Assistant Program Director
HOURS: weekday, evenings, and weekend class schedules

Compensation Package:
  • Salary Range - $10-$15 per hour
  • FSA, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Credit Union YMCA
  • Membership (Adult-upon 2017 new facility opening); General Program Discounts

HOW TO APPLY:
Submit resume and salary requirements to: jobs@meadowlandsymca.org or fax
to 201-616-7864 or mail to: 
Meadowlands Area YMCA
Human Resources
P.O Box 252
Rutherford, NJ 07070
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Diane Genco
Executive Director
NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey's Afterschool Communities
www.njsacc.org
dianegenco@njsacc.org

Help your Nature Center of Cape May......             (Posted: 4-13-17)

Please consider being a Nature Center Volunteer

New Jersey Audubon's Nature Center of Cape May needs help, YOUR HELP in our Nature Store and Welcome Center. The Nature Center is a volunteer driven organization that simply can not exist nor carry on its critically important role of fostering environmental awareness in Cape May without volunteers.

Our Nature Store and Welcome Center always has a critical need for volunteers to help out as RECEPTIONISTS, GREETERS and GIFT SHOP cashiers. This is a low-impact, but vitally important function. Everybody knows the importance of first impressions. Please help us make that all important positive first impression!

We have many, many other volunteer opportunities including helping with our annual plant sales, computer maintenance and data entry, programming, leading nature walks, assisting with our children's' programs, computer and graphic design, cleaning, mailings and stuffing envelopes, public relations, school programs, special events like Harbor Fest. Teachers, and those who love to teach are especially welcome to assist with our summer programming.

The Benefits of volunteering are many, including: Invitations to special volunteer events, recognition of your contribution, Nature Store discounts, annual volunteer picnic, and most importantly, new friends, a sense of belonging and the knowledge that you are indeed part of the solution!

PLEASE HELP!
WE'LL TRAIN YOU and WE'LL ALWAYS APPRECIATE YOU!

For more details, pick up a Volunteer Application at the Center, 1600 Delaware Avenue in Cape May, call us at 609-898-8848 or email us: nccm@njaudubon.org.

PowerCorps Camden position             (Posted: 4-7-17)

Position Summary
PowerCorps Camden members assigned to crews directed by Center For Family Services are responsible for the implementation of environmental projects that build, maintain, or restore Camden's green infrastructure. PowerCorps Camden members provide direct service to tackle pressing environmental challenges, including but not limited to the need for improved storm water management, revitalized public lands, and the preservation of watersheds. PowerCorps Camden members serve alongside PowerCorps Camden program staff as well as the Camden County Municipal Utility Authority staff to ensure projects are completed safely and successfully. Additionally, members serve to strengthen their job readiness skills and enhance their relationship with communities more broadly.

Essential Functions
Support the CCMUA projects and initiatives to create cleaner, healthier, and safer public spaces. Tasks include:
" Removing weeds and invasive plants
" Planting native plants
" Repairing and stabilizing creek beds, trails, rain gardens, and sloped terrain to mitigate erosion
" Pruning, mulching and caring for trees and other plants
" Removing dead and damaged trees, tree stumps, and other organic debris
" Removing litter and separating recyclable materials
" Cleaning, painting, and providing basic maintenance to recreation centers, play equipment, and fencing
" Serving as environmental ambassadors to park users and local residents by communicating service project goals and objectives
" Conducting preventive maintenance on tools and equipment
" Clearing blocked storm drains and catch basins

Additionally, members serve as community leaders and expand and hone job-readiness skills by occasionally serving with community-based organizations that aim to strengthen and stabilize low-income communities.
Finally, members are expected to attend Pre-Service Orientation, all training sessions and all program meetings.

Qualification
" Ability and aptitude for learning hands-on skills, specifically related to land care and facilities management
" Ability and willingness to carry equipment and supplies up to 50 lbs.
" Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
" Ability and willingness to take direction
" Ability and willingness to work with a team

Supervision
AmeriCorps members serve in teams supervised by a PowerCorps Camden Crew Leader who reports directly to the PowerCorps Camden Program Director.

Program Director: Kirby Gaherty
Email: Kirby.gaherty@centerffs.org
Phone: 609-682-2604
Host Site
Center For Family Services
584 Benson St.
Camden, NJ 08103

County Canoe Job             (Posted: 4-4-17)

HELP WANTED WEEKEND CANOE INSTRUCTORS
April to October
Must live in NJ and hold an NJ driver license
Salary: $12 per hour
Primary responsibilities are leading a river trip for Adults and Children on weekends. Canoeing experience on moving water is encouraged and valid driver's license required. Preference will be given to candidates with formal training or American Canoe Association certification. For more information, contact Patrick Eckard, (908) 782-1158 or peckard@co.hunterdon.nj.us, or visit our website.

Any questions please contact me. Thank you

Patrick Eckard, Recreation Leader
Hunterdon County Division of parks & Recreation
Arboretum 1020 Rt 31 North, Lebanon NJ 08833 (Office)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822
908-782-1158, Fax 908-806-4057, peckard@co.huntedon.nj.us
Web Site: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us click on Parks & Recreation. !Check us out on FACEBOOK!

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Ridge and Valley Charter School Teacher/Guide Position             (Posted: 4-4-17)

Ridge and Valley Charter School (www.ridgeandvalley.org), a K-8 public school in N.W. New Jersey, seeks innovative, experienced teachers/guides with strong team building and leadership skills to work as part of an energetic and collaborative team mentoring students in an experiential, multi-age setting. Our mission is to cultivate interconnectedness by immersing children in the natural world through an innovative outdoor experiential, project based curriculum, with an integrated ecological and sustainable living focus. All teachers/guides and students spend significant time outdoors, in all weather, including overnight expeditions. NJ certification desired, but not required. Please send resume and cover letter to: Ridge and Valley Charter School 1234 Rt. 94, Blairstown, N.J. 07825 Phone: 908-362-1114 Fax: 908-362-6680 or Email: office@ridgeandvalley.org. Resumes will be accepted through July 31.

Volunteer Opportunities: Hunterdon County Chapter of The Native Plant Society of NJ             (Posted: 4-4-17)


Our mission is to promote the appreciation, protection and study of
the native flora of New Jersey.
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       Hunterdon Chapter
       New Jersey Native Plant Society  

       Volunteer Opportunities
 



Musconetcong Watershed Association

Ri
ver Resource Center,
10 Maple Avenue,
Asbury NJ (Warren County)

Contact Karen
Phone #: 908 528 1622
Website addresshttp://www.musconetcong.org
Pre-Sale Help Needed  Native Plant Sale

 
Pre-Sale Help Needed  for the Native Plant Sale

Thursday, April 27 & Friday April 28 
9:00 - 2:00 both days
Help organize native plants for the sale at the River Resource Center. Alphabetize species, price plants, and put plant information sheets in pots 


Native Plant Sale  Help

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30
9:00 - 2:00 both days
We'll need lots of help adding up orders, taking money, and assisting customers both sale days. You get coffee, doughnuts and lunch, and help us have a successful event!

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Union Forge Heritage Association
Rake the Meadow Work Day
Joseph Turner House/Museum
117 Van Syckles Road, Hampton, NJ
Contact :  Susan     suebob@comcast.net
Phone #: 908 892-3949
Website addresshttp://www.unionforgeheritage.org
 
Saturday, April 1 and April 8
9:30 - 2:00 
We are turning a field of invasive weeds into a beatiful meadow for pollinators. Come and help rake out all the dead plant material. You must wear long-sleeved shirt, long pants, closed toe shoes, and gloves. If you have a tarp, and a heavy duty metal rake, bring them. Come when you can and stay as long as you want 

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Hunterdon Land Trust Volunteer Birdwatchers
 
The Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ 08822
Contact : Stefani Spence Land Steward: stefani@hunterdonlandtrust.org
Phone #: (908) 237-4582 ext. 206
Website address:www.hunterdonlandtrust.org  
 
Date(s) of the volunteer opportunity: Year-round
Volunteer birdwatchers collect tallies of bird species seen or heard at several monitoring stations around the farm. Suggested time commitment is one hour per month, but volunteers may spend more or less time monitoring as their schedules permit.

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Hunterdon Land Trust Invasive Plant Removal

Various preserves managed by HLT throughout
Hunterdon County
Contact : Stefani Spence Land Steward: stefani@hunterdonlandtrust.org
Phone #: (909) 237-4582 ext. 206
 
Date(s) : Various dates throughout the spring/summer/fall
Invasive plant removal (hand cutting or mowing), native tree/shrub planting. Volunteer days generally last 2-3 hours and are usually scheduled on Saturdays, but contact us for specific dates. 


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Hunterdon County Division of
Parks and Recreation
Trail Work at Round Mountain
 
Contact : Laura Kroon Bush   lkroon@co.hunterdon.nj.us
Phone #: (908) 782-1158
Website address: http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/programs.html
 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 / 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Type of work that needs to be done: Help us create a new trail at Round Mountain to connect an existing trail to an old logging road. Volunteers may bring their own loppers and gloves, but we will also have tools available. We will meet at Deer Path Park and carpool there. Through generous donations, volunteers will enjoy a light breakfast and full lunch. Ages 12-Adult
Additional opportunities including event help, Bluebird monitoring and garden maintenance can be viewed here:
 
 
http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/parks/VolunteerOpps-2017.pdf

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.

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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

NWF: Building Pathways to Sustainable Careers             (Posted: 12-14-16)

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Outdoor Degrees & Careers             (Posted: 11-16-16)

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Funding resources for a career in STEM             (Posted: 11-16-16)

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Careers for Green Thumbs             (Posted: 10-4-16)

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A Path To Green Jobs             (Posted: 6-29-16)

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NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife - Employment Opportunities (Internal and External)             (Posted: 9-2-15)

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

We developed this guide to help current and prospective college students better understand the green energy sector. This includes a detailed look at more than a dozen specialties within "green", non-profit organizations making a difference, and how to find and land a green job. Other key resources within the guide include:
- Green trends fueling job growth
- Top cities for green careers
- Internships for students committed to conservation
- Scholarships for students in green majors

Seven PhD-holding professionals in green energy and related areas contributed to the creation of the guide, including three department chairs and a former COO and consultant to a handful of Fortune 100 companies.

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Guidebook to Online Degrees in Environmental Science             (Posted: 5-19-15)

AffordableCollegesOnline.org recently updated our guide for environmental science students. We added extensive information about careers, education requirements, and online degree options for several specialties. The guide shares tips for success and degree timelines. Click HERE for the complete guide.

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

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

- An overview of careers in sustainability, including a salary calculator that factors in position and location (city & state) http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/careers/

- A comprehensive list of colleges that offer programs in sustainability-related fields (over 1,000 programs and growing!) http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/degrees/

- A college student action guide with over 10,000 words on building sustainability campaigns on campus, finding funding, and reaching goals http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/the-ultimate-how-to-guide-for-students/

Environmental Science Education & Career Resource             (Posted: 10-21-14)

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

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

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

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Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers

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

Environmental Careers/Jobs

www.enviroeducation.com/careers-jobs/

EnvironmentalCareer.com

www.environmentalcareer.com/

Environmental Job Listings

www.ecoemploy.com/jobs/

Environmental Career Opportunities

www.ecojobs.com/index.php

NAAEE EE Jobs Listings

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