Jump to content
Ornithology Exchange
  • Migration Count Coordinator, Cape May, NJ USA


    NJ Audubon - Cape May Bird Observat
    • Employer: NJ Audubon
      Location: Cape May, NJ USA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 07/02/2021
      Open Until Filled: No

    Job Classification:      Seasonal full time August 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022

    Job Description: MIGRATION COUNT COORDINATOR for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. Along with coordinating the migration projects the coordinator will also provide day-off relief at each of the 3 migration sites and enter data. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated. 

    Duties:

    ·          Identify and count all migrating raptors, seabirds, or songbirds on relief days, and fill in for primary counters as time allows for sickness, personal emergency, etc.

    ·          Inventory and maintain all gear necessary for migration counters throughout the season.

    ·          Provide appropriate training for migration counters as necessary both on- and off-site.

    ·          Act as liaison to Trektellen regarding online platform and supervise data uploading.

    ·          Oversee the data entry for all counts including Hawkcount.org, and proofing of data at conclusion of season.

    ·          Oversee the creation of regular summaries, highlights, and notable bird sightings for posting online.

    ·          Work with seasonal counters to create season summary reports for NJ Audubon publications in a timely manner.

    ·          Availability via cell phone for troubleshooting, and in person on weekends when not otherwise counting.

    ·          Provide at least 1 lecture and/or field workshop at Cape May Fall Festival.

    Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

    ·        Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors, seabirds, and songbirds in flight.

    ·        Careful data collecting skills a must. 

    ·        Willingness to work irregular hours 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.

    ·        Ability to lift 25 lbs. as necessary.

    ·        All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

    Start Date: August 1, 2021                                           

    End Date: January 15, 2022

    Salary: $15/hour. Housing may be available.

    Application Deadline: July 2, 2021.

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

    Please write “Migration Count Coordinator” in the subject line so that your application is directed to the correct person.

    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.



    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.



    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
    Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

    Guest
    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Help

    You can edit or delete jobs that were posted under your account.

    You are not currently signed in. Sign In to edit or delete any of your job posts.

    If you posted a job as a guest (you were not signed in), then staff will be happy to move the job post to your account or make any changes on your behalf.

    If you need help with anything, post in the Jobs Board Support forum for fastest service or Contact Us.

    You must be signed in to view the Jobs Board Support forum. Sign In.

×
×
  • Create New...