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Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve is hiring!
Essex County Environmental Center Seeking Part-time Program Assistant
Christie Administration Seeks 2015 Americorps Watershed Ambassadors
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Watershed Policy Director at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Full time development director Hackensack Riverkeeper
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|Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve is hiring!
We're hiring an Education Coordinator! Please help us spread the word.
This position serves as the lead for all education programming and communications at the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (one of 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves across the country) and will be responsible for translating coastal and estuarine research data into an assortment of education and communication formats for a wide variety of audiences.
Visit the State of Delaware HR website for the full posting here: http://www.jobaps.com/DE/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=082214&R2=MACC03&R3=400100
Please note that the position closes: September 2, 2014
Kimberly B. Cole | Environmental Program Manager
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Delaware Coastal Programs | Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
818 Kitts Hummock Road | Dover, DE 19901 | Office: 302.739.6377 | Fax: 302.739.3446
|Essex County Environmental Center Seeking Part-time Program Assistant
The Essex County Environmental Center is seeking a part-time Program Assistant for immediate hire. Details below. Interested parties, please submit cover letter, resume and references to: Tara Casella, Center Director, Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position: Part-time Program Assistant
General Statement of Work
Part-time/seasonal, as needed. Under the direction of the Facility Manager and Program Coordinator, a Program Assistant aids the Center staff in coordinating and conducting environmental education programs and special events serving all ages and interest groups at the Center. The Program Assistant will also provide administrative support in the daily execution of assigned program(s) or projects. Flexible schedule; approximately 25 hours per week, including some evenings and Saturdays.
1. Assist the Senior and Associate Educator/Naturalists in implementing environmental education programming at the Center and in the County System, as required, for children ages 18 months to grade 12 and adults.
2. Assist in creating Teacher Kits (including resources, lesson plans, and artifacts for loan to teachers) on environmental topics including the Passaic River watershed, air quality, ecology, natural history and energy.
3. Participate in the planning and execution of special events, including soliciting donations and seeking funding sources.
4. Provide general staff support, including answering phones, word processing, copying, faxing, filing, drafting correspondence and assisting with mailings.
5. Maintain and update records, databases, and files.
6. Participate in staff meetings and Center development.
7. Work closely with Center staff to carry out the Center's vision and mission.
8. Present a positive image to the all facility users and the public.
9. Perform other duties, as assigned.
This position requires an academic background (HS Diploma/college work preferable) in biology, environmental science, education, or related field with excellent writing and public speaking skills. Some teaching experience required, as well as knowledge or familiarity with local environmental issues, flora and fauna, ecosystems, outdoor activities, and education. Prior experience working with the public, especially groups of children, in educational settings is also preferred but not required. Considerable walking and some lifting required.
Salary is $10-12/hr. Maximum of 25 hours per week.
Tara M. Casella
Director, Essex County Environmental Center
A Facility of the Essex County Park System
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068
Phone: 973-228-8776/Fax: 973-228-3793
|Christie Administration Seeks 2015 Americorps Watershed Ambassadors
Future New Jersey Environmental Leaders Cultivated in this Program
(14/P66) TRENTON -- New Jersey is seeking its next generation of environmental leaders, young people with a hands-on desire to improve our state and the quality of life for our residents. Some of those potential leaders are likely to come from the Department of Environmental Protection's AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program, which is seeking twenty recruits for its 2015 class.
"This is an excellent program that develops environmental stewardship in our young people, who are the leaders of tomorrow,'' said DEP Commissioner Bob Martin. "They will be entrusted with the task of protecting New Jersey's environment, its air and water, natural and historic resources, long after we have departed. It is great to know such talented young people will be in charge of New Jersey's future.''
Program coordinators are accepting applications through Aug. 29 for the next group of AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors for the 2015 class. There are 20 watershed management areas across the state where an ambassador can be placed. These host agencies include watershed associations, soil conservation districts, sewerage authorities and county agencies.
Ambassadors work with all sectors of the public to improve the quality of New Jersey's waterways, fostering community-based environmental activities, and empowering state residents to make responsible and informed decisions regarding their watersheds.
"What has struck me about the young people who participate in the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program is their willingness to pitch in and motivate the public to get involved in cleaning up their local waters,'' said Pat Gardner, Director of the DEP's Division of Water Monitoring and Standards, which oversees the program. "The efforts of these young watershed ambassadors helps make the public more aware of how everyday actions impact clean water."
Watershed Ambassadors say the program has made a marked difference on their lives and increased their respect for the environment.
"It feels like I have been living in a whirlwind of activity. It has been exciting," said Will York, a Rhode Island transplant and seasoned teacher with a graduate degree in education, who is a Watershed Ambassador at the Sussex County Utilities Authority under the supervision of program alumni and host agency supervisor Nathaniel Sajdak. "Ultimately, I want to create a more sustainable planet and better life for people through stewardship and education,'' he added.
"It's impossible to put into words how the program can shape and expand your horizons,'' said Joanna Marino, who has a Master's Degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University and is assigned to the Barnegat Bay Partnership. "You are able to explore your interests further, and perhaps more importantly, you invariably discover a whole new set of interests that excite you. All of this comes packaged with 19 other like-minded people who become fast friends and who share a sense of responsibility and pride in New Jersey's incredible aquatic resources.''
The DEP began hosting the federal AmeriCorps program in 2000. AmeriCorps is a national service initiative that began in 1993 and is also known as the domestic Peace Corps.
September 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the national program. Since its inception, more than 820,000 men and women have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, serving more than 1 billion hours and improving the lives of countless Americans. The organization recently announced grants for programs, nationwide. New Jersey's Watershed Ambassadors Program was a recipient and will receive $260,000 in federal funding for 2015.
Ambassadors are required to complete 1,700 hours of service in a 10 to 11 month period. Compensation for their service includes a living stipend of up to $12,100 over the course of the term; eligibility for health benefits during this period; deferment of public student loans during their term of service and extensive training throughout the program year. In addition, members are eligible to receive an education award of $5,550 upon their successful completion of the program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a bachelor's degree, and must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to get to and from field sites.
Members of the current term are busy conducting their final stream assessments, watershed presentations and local stewardship projects in anticipation of their July 11th graduation ceremony at the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area. Current accomplishments to date include:
" More than 1,200 educational watershed demonstrations and public presentations;
" 400 visual and biological assessments completed;
" 2,000 volunteers trained in the DEP's visual and biological assessment protocols;
" Engaged in 90 community watershed projects generating 9,000 stewardship hours;
" 5 miles of rivers and stream improved through community cleanups;
" 5 acres of parks and public lands improved;
" Constructed 50 rain barrel through 5 workshops preventing 70,000 gallons of rain water from entering NJ's stormwater systems;
" Served as captains for Governor Christie's Barnegat Bay Blitz initiative; and
Watershed Ambassadors also play a key role in the Department's ongoing "Don't Waste Our Open Space" campaign to cut down on illegal dumping on state open lands. Working with park superintendents, AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors engaged hundreds of community volunteers, municipal employees and students from one end of the state to the other to remove some 200 cubic yards of trash from state parks and forests.
Matt Barr, who has a degree in environmental science and serves as a Watershed Ambassador with the Musconetcong Watershed Association, said, "I have become a better environmental educator because of this program. In the end, what began as a very challenging experience is concluding with a copacetic feeling of accomplishment".
Through their partnerships, field work and thousands of presentations Watershed Ambassadors have promoted environmental stewardship through increased public awareness of pollution caused by litter and nonpoint source pollution, while concurrently reducing nutrient sources from reaching local waters in collaboration with the Department to improve New Jersey's environment.
Interested applicants for the 2014-2015 program year should submit their application with references, resume and cover letter by August 29th online at http://goo.gl/LtTwJ3 or visit our home page at http://www.nj.gov/dep/wms/bear/americorps.htm
For additional information, please contact Kathy Giordano, Program Manager or Kimberly Cenno, Supervisor at (609) 633-1441.
NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program
Division of Water Monitoring and Standards
Bureau of Environmental Analysis, Restoration and Standards
Mail Code: 401-03
401 E. State Street, PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Phone: 609-633-1441 Fax: 609-984-6505
For more information on the NJDEP's AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program, visit: http://www.nj.gov/dep/wms/bear/americorps.htm
For more information on the AmeriCorps National Service Initiative, visit: www.americorps.gov
|Job Posting: GIS Specialist
The Highlands Council is currently seeking a GIS Specialist to process and prepare information for planners, scientists, leadership team, and communications staff.
|POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Watershed Policy Director at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Policy Director
Position Description: The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is seeking an energetic and experienced professional to advance our local and state clean water policy agenda. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successful environmental advocacy and community outreach and have outstanding verbal and written communications skills.
In addition to being a front line environmental advocate, the Director manages two full-time staff that work to strengthen local environmental ordinances, modify or defeat development and land use proposals that threaten clean water, and assist other NJ watershed organizations through our Watershed Institute program. Bachelor's degree in environmental policy, environmental science, or related degree is required. Advanced degree and/or 3-5 years experience is preferred.
Organization: The Policy Director reports to our Executive Director and works collaboratively with the directors of our science and education programs. The Watershed Association is headquartered on the 930-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township, NJ. Later this year the organization will move into a new LEED-Platinum environmental center, currently under construction on the Reserve. For more information on the Watershed Association please visit www.thewatershed.org.
How to apply: Send cover letter and resume including three professional references, current salary and salary requirements to Kevin Walsh, Deputy Director at email@example.com. Application deadline is July 3, 2014. Anticipated starting date is September 1, 2014
|Full time development director Hackensack Riverkeeper
|JCC ABRAMS CAMPS: SCIENCE & NATURE SPECIALIST
The JCC Abrams Camps has just MOVED to an AMAZING 20+ acre new campsite in West Windsor, NJ with indoor facilities at the brand NEW Windsor Athletic Club (WAC). We are growing fast and hiring now AWESOME new staff members. Please download an application from our website at www.JCCAbramsCamps.org or contact us at JCCAbramscamps@jccpmb.org.
" Experience in science and nature instruction with children.
" Familiarity and comfort with science and nature concepts such as recycling, basic chemistry, basic physics, earth science, etc.
" Good communication and organizational skills
" Minimum age: 18 / College Grade
" Previous Camping experience Preferred
" Student Teaching in Education Preferred
" First Aid and CPR certifications are a PLUS
" High-energy, enthusiastic, creative, open-minded, ready for anything!
A specialist is responsible for running an activity & providing leadership in their skilled area. Specialists are critical to the success of the camp. They establish a trusting & supportive environment to facilitate exciting program areas.
1. The Science and Nature Specialist is responsible for planning, leading and executing all science and nature activities.
2. Prepare materials and/or equipment for all science and nature activities.
3. Instruct the groups that come to the area on the rules and procedures of that area.
4. Teach and work with campers on new skills in the specialty area.
5. Help campers develop positive attitudes toward learning these skills.
6. Manage a group of approximately 12+ campers with the support of the group's staff during their scheduled time at science & nature.
7. Coordinate in the planning of Friday Fests, Ruach Sing-A-Longs, Maccabi Games, Counselor Chaos, Let's Move, Electives and Special Events.
8. Responsible for daily set-up and clean-up.
9. Must be able to work & cooperate in a friendly relationship with campers, staff, & administration.
10. Assume additional roles as given by UD such as bus duty, lunch duty and drills.
11. Always help other Specialists when they need an "extra hand."
12. Assist in any way to make sure that Camp Idol is the best show ever.
13. Provides a list of needed supplies for science & natured. Care for & store all materials & supplies.
14. Take inventory of all programming materials & supplies at end of the summer & pack up for winter storage.
|School Garden Educator Position Available (NJ)
Part time Garden Educator Job Description
Riverside Elementary School in Princeton, NJ seeks a garden educator/manager for a part time seasonal position. Candidates must demonstrate passion for garden-based learning, as well as experience and joy in working with young children. Our fall program runs until a few weeks after first frost in November and resumes in mid-March, with about 90 hours of total instructional time, including a weekly after-school garden club. Our garden educator teaches pre-K through fifth grade, with the majority of the activity concentrating in K to 2. Garden curriculum may combine existing lessons from our well-established (13-year) program in addition to creative input from the new educator. The position includes garden management and maintenance, in collaboration with the school and PTO. The Riverside garden spans a 40-foot sunny slope the length of the soccer field and is fully integrated into our school life. If interested, please contact Beth Behrend at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Two open positions at Scherman Hoffman
Position Title: Web and Social Media Specialist
Location: 9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Reports To: Vice President for Development
Job Classification Part Time, approximately 20- 24 hours per week,
The Web and Social Media Specialist has Society-wide responsibility for a broad range of computer technology and network communications functions. He/she is the main point of contact with vendors for all software applications and services and supervises a part-time Content Management Assistant.
Information Systems Administration and Oversight
Technical administration of all Society web sites:
1. New Jersey Audubon (www.njaudubon.org)
2. BirdCapeMay (www.birdcapemay.org)
3. World Series of Birding (www.wsob.org)
4. Birding and Wildlife Trails (www.njwildlifetrails.org)
Oversight of web hosting services and web platform software. Direct interaction with outside programmers and graphic designers. Troubleshoot and solve hosting or network-related problems with the sites. Provide training and technical support for all staff who are responsible for creating and maintaining content on each of the web sites. (Currently, the site is run on the DotNetNuke (DNN) content management system but is migrating to Word Press.) Perform content updates to the site's main landing pages as required. Perform analysis of web traffic and content using Google Analytics, prepare reports on a regular basis.
" Technical implementation and administration of Blackbaud NetCommunity online interactive calendar.
Creation of online calendar pages in the NetCommunity content management system. Assemble calendar information that is submitted by the various Centers and enter it into the corresponding calendars. Provide technical training as needed to allow Centers to update their own online calendars.
" Consult with Centers and Mission Areas about content for the various web sites. Suggest ideas for new content and features, post new content to the site as needed.
" Technical oversight and administration of the Society's social media accounts - Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, etc. Collect and post news and information to these social media sites. Track account activity utilizing available reporting tools.
" Assist with the editing of correspondence, magazine articles, renewal appeals, and other fundraising appeals as needed when requested by the Vice President for Development.
Building and Tech Infrastructure
" Provide information to the entire NJ Audubon staff regarding important -related matters (i.e. - system updates, virus and malware alerts, etc.). Manage the Society's TechSoup account (software donations for non-profit organizations), and use that account to obtain annual renewals of Norton AntiVirus software and other productivity software applications for the entire Society.
" Participate with other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.
" Assume additional responsibilities for the Department and the Organization as needed;
" Works closely with the development team in responding to strategic organizational priorities.
Knowledge and Skills
" Background in website development and maintenance. Knowledge of content management system (CMS) web platforms, and especially DotNetNuke and Word Press, is preferred.
" Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office). Experience in graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop and desktop publishing software a plus.
" Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
" Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills - including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback
" Ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people.
" Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
" Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting.
" Excellent organizational, time and project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
" At least two years professional experience in website development and maintenance preferred, with an emphasis on WordPress.
" Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and lift up to 25 lbs in order to participate in special events.
" Must be willing to travel in the State of New Jersey. This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid New Jersey Driver's License;
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the department/organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Starting Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.
Qualified individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters via email to Brian O'Leary, Vice President for Development at email@example.com
Position Title: Maintenance/Property Worker
Location: Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Center, Bernardsville, NJ
Reports To: Sanctuary Director
Job Classification Part-time, hourly, up to 16 hours per week, hours vary seasonally
Date: April 15, 2014 - November 30, 2014, approximately 8 to 16 hrs per week
Job Description: Part time maintenance position is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of grounds, buildings and facilities at New Jersey Audubon Society's Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Center, a 276-acre property, in Bernardsville.
" Grounds maintenance including (but not limited to) lawn mowing, landscaping, garbage removal, road and site improvements, and general facility security. Ensuring the safety of visitors, program participants, volunteers, and staff by keeping entrances and exits at Visitor Center free of ice and snow, limbing and removal of fallen trees/branches in high traffic areas, etc.
" Maintenance of lawn mower and additional power equipment.
" Maintenance of buildings- painting, light construction, repair work, and general maintenance.
" Supervisory responsibilities for volunteers and community service workers performing maintenance/management work on site.
" Spreading wood chips on and clearing trails, assistance with bird seed
" Maintenance and cleaning of drainage ditches, catch basins, gutters
" Removing (blowing) leaves from the road and drainage ditch in the fall
" Removal/management of introduced invasive plant species. Pesticide applicators license is a plus.
" Set up and break down for public events
" Preparation for controlled burns
" Other special projects that come up
" Knowledge of grounds maintenance and equipment upkeep (lawn mower, chain saw, weedwacker, leafblower, etc.)
" Ability to do light construction work and building maintenance is essential. General knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and horticulture helpful.
" Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED), be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver's license in good standing, able to move materials and equipment weighing over 50 pounds, walk on wooded trails or over rough terrain.
" Must be physically able and willing to perform all aspects of job in all seasons.
" Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet special needs of the Center.
Starting date: Immediate
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Application deadline: Position will be posted until filled.
CONTACT: Qualified individuals may apply be sending resumes with cover letters and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Mike Anderson, Sanctuary Director, New Jersey Audubon Society, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924.
|AmeriCorps Positions Available at NJSOC
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|NAAEE Partnering with FWS on Promoting EE Career Opportunities
NAAEE is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on the Youth in the Great Outdoors (YGO) project to promote career opportunities by providing opportunities for mentoring and career workshops at the annual conference.
YGO is a FWS initiative to "engage, educate, and employ youth from all walks of life to care about our lands, waters, wildlife, culture, and heritage."
|Green Careers Resource Guide
Green Careers Resource Guide
By Jim Cassio
This e-book on green and environmental careers began life as one of my research bibliographies. By 2007 it had evolved into a handout for the International Career Development Conference, and now it continues to evolve as a living e-book publication with several updates per year.
The resource guide answers basic green career questions such as: What is a green job? What is sustainability? Where are the green jobs? What occupations can lead to green jobs? What are the best online resources for people who want a green job or career? Includes links to hundreds of industry and occupation-specific resources as well as descriptions of all major green niche employment websites.
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|Careers in Natural Resources
|NAAEE Jobs Service Continues to Grow
The NAAEE EE-Link Web site (eelink.net) offers thousands of resources in hundreds of categories for people seeking information about the environment, including a growing jobs service and weekly report! The EE Jobs Report is sent to over 1200 subscribers every Monday morning and lists the newest jobs added during that week. Subscribe by sending an email to email@example.com
Learn more: http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/newclick/7652095
|Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program
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