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  • Hawk Migration Counter (Cape May Hawkwatch)

    NJ Audubon - Cape May Bird Observat
    • Employer: NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory
      Location: Cape May, NJ USA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 06/16/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    HAWK MIGRATION COUNTER (1) needed for autumn hawk migration count at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ (full time August 25 to December 3). Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hotspots in North America and the hawkwatch has monitored autumn raptor migration since 1976. Our long-term monitoring sites help NJ Audubon keep its finger on the pulse of migration and contribute to conservation and education. NJ Audubon fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to all fauna and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

    Seasonal full-time (40 hours/week); August 25 to December 3, 2023.

    -Identify and count all migrating raptors.
    -Maintain daily data entry into a digital platform and follow backup data procedures as needed.
    -Keep appropriate records for rare sightings.
    -Provide daily summaries for posting on various CMBO outlets.
    -Some data entry in MS Excel possible.
    -Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner to receive final payment.

    -Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors in flight.
    -Careful data collection skills a must.
    -Willingness to work irregular hours and weekends under sometimes difficult field conditions.
    -Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities   and meet deadlines.
    -Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office to fulfill the job requirements.
    -Excellent written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues required.
    -Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural     competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
    -Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
    -Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
    -Must have the physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain for long distances, able to move materials and to lift 25 lbs.
    -All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

    Start Date: August 25, 2023                  End Date: December 3, 2023

    Salary: $14.75/hour. Housing may be provided.

    Application Deadline: June 16, 2023

    Interested individuals should email their cover letter, resume, and three references (including contact information) as a single PDF document to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org

    Please write “CM Hawkwatch Counter” in subject line to ensure that your application is routed to the appropriate department for review.

    We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.  The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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