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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
Employment Opportunities at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
TEACHING POSITION in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...): January 30, 2017
USGBC NJ is Seeking a new Executive Director
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association: Multiple positions!
Calling All Volunteers!
Research and Conservation - Job Advertisement
Employment Opportunity - Environmental Educator
Network Communications and Events Coordinator
Job announcement - Tulpehaking Nature Center
Educator/Deckhands for our 2017 season
Education Job Opportunities in NJ Dec 20th 2016 Edition
Job Announcement: Asst. Superintendent of Horticulture Education
Employment Opportunity at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
Rowan College at Burlington County prepares vets for careers in solar energy through free training program
Job openings at Rowan
2017 Teacher-Naturalist Intern positions at SBMWA
Summer Positions at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Youth Environmental Educator
IBSP Volunteer Info
EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...)
Position Posting for Bronx & Harlem River Urban Waters Partnership Ambassador, Hudson River Foundation
Director of School Programs Job Description
Stewardship Project Director (south)
Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) is seeking an Executive Director
URBAN PROMISE MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER OPENING
Looking for land surveying help

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
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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Employment Opportunities at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center             (Posted: 2-8-17)

Part-Time Park Maintenance Worker

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

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

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

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

Full-time Land Manager

Purpose of this position: To provide environmentally sustainable public access to our preserved property for scientific, recreational, and educational purposes and to protect the natural resources on our 150 acre preserved property for the benefit of current and future generations.

Job Responsibilities:
" Implement habitat improvement and environmental research projects throughout the preserve
" Implement 10 year Forest Management Plan (2014-2024)
" Work on implementing the deer management strategy, including the maintenance and monitoring of the deer exclosure
" Develop and deliver public wildlife, natural history and environmental programs to the community, with a special focus on an adult audience
" Provide supervision and management of the Park Maintenance Worker position
" Implement GPS/GIS technologies to assess environmental, habitat, and land use concerns within the facility
" Develop and implement strategies to keep invasive plant species under control
" Develop plans, communications and public programs to address potential problems regarding animals in the surrounding community
" Research, implement and report on land resource management grants and assist Executive Director with funding proposals
" Coordinate volunteer groups and projects
" Protect native wildlife and plant life and sustain their healthy growth
" Work with Land Stewardship Committee regarding policies, plans, projects, problems involving land management
" Work with Gardening Committee to improve landscaped areas around the building and Native Habitat Gardens
" Work to establish an environmental inventory, and baseline and ongoing studies of flora and fauna within the preserve
" Partner with local universities, government institutions, and other land resource entities to conduct ecological and environmental research to further the scientific knowledge of Flat Rock's natural resources
" Develop strategies to control erosion throughout the preserve
" Maintain hiking trails year-round
" Keep trails passable and safe; prune back hazardous branches; cut down hazardous trees; provide appropriate erosion control techniques
" Maintain trail structures; i.e. bridges, boardwalks, signposts; woodchip appropriate trails; maintain clear blazes
" Conduct research regarding the Nature Center's natural resources and report findings to the community through public programs or communication tools
" Lead interpretive walks

Qualifications:
" Minimum B.S. degree in parks and recreation, forestry, environmental studies, or related field, with at least three years of experience in a related position at a park or nature center setting
" Basic carpentry skills, experience in trail maintenance and use of power tools/equipment
" Capacity to provide leadership in developing land management plans and policies and work in collaboration with Board of Trustee committees to achieve goals
" Good verbal and written communication skills
" Ability to work independently and to supervise staff
" Good computer skills; familiarity with GPS/GIS desirable
" Experience in deer management and invasive species control desirable
" Ability to work with volunteers, government entities, peer organizations, and research institutions
" Willingness to work one weekend day and occasional evenings

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and education. Medical and dental benefits, retirement plan available.

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

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.


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

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

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

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2017 Employment Application

Name _____________________________________________________________________________

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

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

High School graduation date ____________________ College graduation date __________________

Current school and grade level _________________________________________________________

Position(s) you are applying for: _______________________________________________________

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

Employment and Volunteer Experience
Employer/location Supervisor Duties
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________

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

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

Extracurricular activities ______________________________________________________________

Skills, hobbies, or special interests ______________________________________________________

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

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

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

Signature ________________________________________________ Date _____________________

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

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

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



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

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

Shorebird Steward - Hourly, Temporary

Shorebird Steward

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Network Communications and Events Coordinator             (Posted: 1-5-17)

The Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium is a not-for-profit education, research and youth development organization located at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey. The Center is collaborating with 22 other local environmental centers in a grant funded effort to build a network focused on constituency building and public stewardship for the benefit of the Delaware River Watershed. Staff from the network of centers populate three sub-committees which focus on programs and evaluation, network development and communications.

The goal of the network building process is to enhance impact on public knowledge and actions through coordinated development of education programs and activities as well as events targeting watershed conservation and stewardship. The centers are located along waterways within the Delaware River watershed and along recreational trails known as The Circuit throughout the region.

This position is an exciting opportunity to join and serve a new broad-based collaboration with the very important mission of building watershed stewardship behaviors in residents of the region. More than 15 million people depend on the Delaware River for their drinking water. The position, which supports the Communications Team and will be housed at the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium, is full time temporary for a two year period. It is possible the position will continue beyond that point given available funding and the specific needs of the network. Significant (driving) travel between the 23 centers will be required for meetings and relationship building.

Description: The Network Communications and Events Coordinator is the liaison between the Communications Team and centers, encourages communication between centers, and provides direct support to the Communications Team for events and projects. S/he will coordinate and maintain a Network-wide online platform, inform centers and provide assistance with Network-wide communications strategies, and coordinate production of project materials and event details for network organizations and media.

Qualifications:
" 2+ years of experience working in a nonprofit, preferably in a communications or marketing department, or equivalent experience in a business setting
" Bachelor's Degree in marketing or communications preferred or equivalent experience
" Superb analytical, verbal and written communication skills
" Excellent project management and organizational abilities
" Proficiency with system user ware, such as Basecamp, for the chosen internal communications platform, social media, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office suite
" Ability to work well with a team of people and develop partnerships
" A passionate interest in environmental protection and the outdoors is desirable
" The ideal candidate will be flexible, resourceful, detail-oriented, proactive, able to multitask and work independently, while maintaining a positive sense of humor
" Valid driver's license and good driving record
" No history of allergies to animals or plants which might interfere with ability to work
" Clear criminal background check

Duties:
" Oversee the deployment, maintenance, and usage of an internal communications platform, such as Basecamp, serve as key point of contact for vendor and centers
" Via active and frequent conversations, encourage centers to share ideas among peers through the platform
" Coordinate with communications firm, Environmental Leadership Strategies, and other consultants as appropriate
" Coordinate with centers regarding participation in events, including creating and distributing commitment forms
" Keep the entire Network, including Fellows internship program participants, informed of messaging from the communications firm(s)
" Attend select meetings of Communications, Network Development and Programs and Evaluation teams, preparing minutes and action item lists and distributing them to team members as applicable
" Assist and guide center staff on how to deploy messaging, and ensure messaging alignment between Teams and centers, per determined strategy
" Upload selected platform content to ensure coordination across teams
" Assist in the coordination of events to ensure public attendance, as appropriate, such as the Fellowship Summit
" Manage planning of communication events, such as River Days and coordinate production of common marketing materials (pledge boards, tablecloths, lawn signs, pennants)
" Coordinate with fiscal sponsor contact regarding center participation in events
" Develop and manage metrics reporting and analysis of communications platform performance
" Participate in development of the Network map and passport program as a communications tool
" Other duties as assigned

To apply:
Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@aquaticsciences.org
The Center for Aquatic Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Seasonal Educator, Tulpehaking Nature Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mercer County is an EOE/AA/ADA Employer.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: April 1st 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Assistant Superintendent of Horticulture Education

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

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

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

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

Salary: $68,741.00 plus Benefits.

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

No phone calls please.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rowan College at Burlington County prepares vets for careers in solar energy through free training program             (Posted: 11-30-16)

Click HERE.

Job openings at Rowan             (Posted: 11-29-16)




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Kenneth J. Lacovara, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Earth & Environment
Professor of Paleontology & Geology

Director, Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park
of Rowan University

(856) 256-5244

Twitter: @kenlacovara

2017 Teacher-Naturalist Intern positions at SBMWA             (Posted: 11-28-16)

TEACHER-NATURALIST INTERN

The Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association is seeking enthusiastic, creative and motivated candidates to fill two PAID positions as Teacher-Naturalist Interns in the Education Department. Located in Hopewell Township, NJ, the internship provides training and experience in a wide range of environmental education activities. The Education Interns work in the LEED-Platinum certified Watershed Center , which includes exhibit halls, classrooms and a lab. We utilize the surrounding 930-acre Watershed Reserve with its fields, forests, pond and streams as an outdoor classroom. The interns work with a team of environmental educators and report to the Education Director. Compensation: $13,000 salary plus housing on site.

Start Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 End Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Tuesday through Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM, some occasional Mondays and evenings
Monday through Friday, 8 AM-5:30PM, plus some evenings and overnights during camp season(June 19-August 18)

Job Responsibilities:
" Work as part of a team with Education Staff to plan and implement a wide variety of hands-on, outdoor environmental education programs including:
" Weekly preschool and weekend programs for families and adults
" Inquiry-based school programs and field trips, addressing the Next Generation Science Standards
" Scout badge workshops and children's birthday parties
" Work at Watershed Nature Camp 2017 as Group Leader or Camp Counselor
" Create ecology/environmental displays, web material and teaching tools
" Assist with animal care for small collection in the Watershed Center (reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish)
" Keep a naturalist journal
" Create a personal portfolio documenting the internship
" Complete a final intern project
" Perform simple administrative tasks such as greeting visitors, program registrations, processing payments
" Other duties as requested to maintain departmental and organizational continuity

Qualifications:
" Academic background (college course work and/or degree preferable) in ecology, education, environmental studies, or related field
" Experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting
" Strong interest and enthusiasm for working in the outdoors, in all weather conditions
" Passion for sharing nature and the environment with others
" Good communication skills with children and adults
" Willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of departmental work
" Ability to be on their feet and walking for extended periods of time and able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
" Current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR required, preferably adult and child
" Minimum age of 21
" Valid driver's license and personal vehicle is highly desirable

Posting will remain active until both positions are filled. Electronic submissions are preferred. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and list of references to the attention of:

Maryann Polefka, Assistant Director of Education
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-7592
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

Summer Positions at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge             (Posted: 11-21-16)

Position: Summer Camp Counselor-Seasonal

Host Organization: The Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, New Jersey is a non-profit educational facility specializing in environmental education of 20,000 school children each year and the rehabilitation of approximately 4,000 animals each year. The Refuge is located at the edge of the Pine Barrens, a unique habitat with special protection in southern New Jersey. For more information visit our website at: www.cedarrun.org

Description: We are seeking a highly self-motivated, creative, organized, detail-oriented individual to run our nature-based summer camp. Focus will be centered on developing activities, lessons and executing our summer day camp for children ages 3-13. Seasonal staff is responsible for working with other counselors to develop and implement age-appropriate lessons, oversee and manage campers, prepare daily materials and activities and daily set-up/clean-up. Staff will be responsible for keeping a portfolio of their lesson plans and reports to the education department. Other assignments will include performing general education programs (day camp, school programs, public demonstrations, etc.); assisting in developing new programs, assisting with special events, animal care and all other aspects of the Refuge.

Qualifications: Academic background (2 years minimum college coursework and/or degree preferable) in biology, ecology, education, environmental studies, or related field; previous experience working with children and animals, preferably in an outdoor setting; strong interest and enthusiasm for the outdoors and sharing nature and the environment with others; good communication skills with children and adults; and willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of refuge work. Must have the ability to hike 2 miles over uneven terrain in hot and humid conditions. Knowledge of local flora and fauna and previous experience working in a camp setting preferred. Canoe/kayak experience desirable. First-Aid and CPR certification required. Valid driver's license and good driving record required. Must have own transportation. Must pass a background check prior to start date.

Location: Medford, NJ (approx. 17 miles from Philadelphia)
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: beginning of June (dates flexible) and run through the third week in August.
Hours: full time, weekdays 8am-4pm (40-hour week)
Compensation: starting at $8.50/hour
Application Procedure: Please send resume, cover letter and two references by March 1, 2017 to Denise Peters, Director of Education, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055. Email address: denise.peters@cedarrun.org.

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Position: Wildlife Care Internship

Host Organization: The Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, New Jersey is a non-profit facility specializing in the environmental education of 20,000 school children each year and the rehabilitation of over 4,000 animals each year. Our hospital accepts nearly all of the native wildlife species in NJ. The Refuge is located at the edge of the Pine Barrens a unique habitat with special protection in southern New Jersey. For more information visit our website at: www.cedarrun.org

Description: We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, individual to work in our rehabilitation hospital. Interns will deal directly with the public bringing in animals and will also assist with direct animal care and our environmental enrichment program. Assignments will include; feeding, cleaning and otherwise providing care for injured and orphaned wildlife (this includes dishes and laundry); answering the telephone and giving information; returning animal concern phone calls; greeting people with incoming animals; assisting with special events, and all other aspects of the Refuge. Positions are voluntary or credit-based.

Qualifications: Academic background (college coursework and/or degree preferable) in wildlife studies, wildlife rehabilitation or related field; knowledge of native species essential; ability to relate to the public in a positive and empathetic manner is key to this position. The successful intern will be well-spoken, friendly, calm and pleasant, must be a self-starter who is flexible, committed to teamwork and able to conduct independent research. Must have good telephone skills, an ability to work in a hectic, sometimes emotional situation and must have a willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of refuge work. Valid driver's license and good driving record required. Must pass a background check prior to start date. Rabies vaccination preferred. When submitting a resume, please let us know if you have been rabies vaccinated. This is not a routine vaccination, so please check with your doctor. While we do offer internships to candidates without the vaccine, priority is given to those with the vaccine because they can work with a greater variety of our animals.

Location: Medford, NJ (approx. 17 miles from Philadelphia)
Duration: summer internships last approx. 3 months
Start Date: summer internships start beginning of June (dates flexible) and run through the third week in August.
Hours: full time 40-hour week, some weekends and nights
Compensation: Housing for this position is no longer available. Positions are voluntary or credit-based commuters only. Must provide own transportation.
Application Procedure: Please send resume, cover letter and two references by March 15, 2017, to Lori Swanson, Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055. Phone: (856) 983-3329 ext.107. Email address: lori.swanson@cedarrun.org. We review resumes and accept interns on a rolling basis, so early application is best.

Youth Environmental Educator             (Posted: 11-16-16)

The Student Conservation Association is accepting applications for a youth Environmental Educator who will be assigned to the Camden Kroc Center. Click HERE.

IBSP Volunteer Info             (Posted: 11-16-16)


EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...)             (Posted: 11-10-16)

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Position Posting for Bronx & Harlem River Urban Waters Partnership Ambassador, Hudson River Foundation             (Posted: 11-10-16)

The Hudson River Foundation has an opening for an Urban Waters Ambassador to work with the Bronx & Harlem River Watershed Urban Waters Federal Partnership and the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program. An undergraduate or graduate degree in natural resources, environmental science, urban planning, public policy, engineering or a related field and at least two years of relevant work experience are required. This is a full-time position of one to two years, with a possibility of renewal subject to funding. Please see attached or go to http://www.idealist.org/view/job/hfg2GTDs8h8d/ for a complete description and application instructions.

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

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

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

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

Candidates should send resume and cover letter to the Director of Education, Brian Kuser (brian@fernbrookfarms.com).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

URBAN PROMISE MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER OPENING             (Posted: 10-4-16)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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