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  1. Job Classification: Seasonal full-time (August 25 – October 31) Job Description: INTERPRETIVE NATURALISTS (3) needed for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's greatest hotspots for animal migration, as well as being a popular summertime vacation destination and beach resort. The combination of the two offers great opportunities for wildlife research and education through public outreach. Interpretive Naturalists will gain valuable experience in progressing from an active learner to a skilled leader with a clear understanding of the ways in which we are working to monitor and protect New Jersey’s resident and migratory wildlife, and the ability to engage a diverse public audience to become stewards of these important resources. NJ Audubon 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: • Orienting and assisting visitors to the Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch, and Morning Flight Songbird Counts. Over 500 people may visit per day during peak times. • Conducting mini-workshops on bird identification and migration phenomena. • Assisting visitors with bird identification and assisting the migration counter when needed. • Maintaining records of visitor contacts. Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills: • Familiarity with bird migration and birding. Experience identifying raptors, passerines, and/or sea birds in flight is a plus but learning on the job is possible and we will provide training and support. • 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. • 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 25, 2021 End Date: October 31, 2021 Salary: $12/hour. Housing may be available. Application Deadline: July 2, 2021 Interested individuals should email their cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org Please write “Interp Nat” 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Job Classification: Seasonal full time August 25 – November 30, 2021 Job Description: HAWK MIGRATION COUNTER (1) needed for fall hawk watch in Montclair, New Jersey with New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory. Located atop First Watchung Mountain in northern New Jersey, the Montclair Hawk Lookout is the second oldest hawk watch in North America and one of only a handful that operate both a spring and fall count. 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. Duties: · Accurately identify and count all eastern raptors. Applicants should explore our website to see typical species for the count: https://njaudubon.org/watches/ · Maintain daily data entry using our digital platform (equipment provided) and follow backup data procedures as needed. · Educate visitors about raptor migration, New Jersey Audubon, and conservation issues. · Keep appropriate records for rare sightings. · Write summary blogs for the CMBO website at least weekly. · Some data entry in MS Excel is possible. · Provide a detailed summary report for NJ Audubon publications in a timely manner after the count ends. Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills: Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors in flight a must. Knowledge of current environmental and conservation issues. Careful data collecting and punctuality a must. Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions while maintaining a positive attitude. Strong organizational and time managements skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. 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 able to work alone and in a team setting. Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and climb steep steps. Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. All applicants must have their own vehicle and a valid, clean driver’s license. Start Date: August 25, 2021 End Date: November 30, 2021 Salary: $13.25/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 “Montclair” 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.
  4. Job Classification: Seasonal full-time or part-time (40 hours/week or 30 hours/week) Job Description: MIGRATION COUNTERS (3) 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. Specifically, we are hiring: a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch full time 40 hrs/week (August 25 to December 3), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch full time 40 hrs/week (September 22 to December 24), and a counter for the Cape May Morning Flight Project part time 30 hrs/week (August 1 to November 15). NJ Audubon 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. 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 post 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. Qualifications: Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors, seabirds, or 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 for Morning Flight: August 1, 2021 End Date: November 15, 2021 Start Date for Cape May Hawkwatch: August 25, 2021 End Date: December 3, 2021 Start Date for Avalon Sea Watch: September 22, 2021 End Date: December 24, 2021 Salary: $13.25/hour. Housing may be provided. 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 indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying. If you are applying to multiple positions, please send a separate email for each position. 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.
  5. Job Classification: Seasonal Part-time (30 hrs./week), (Mar 1 – May 31, 2021) Job Description: Technician position available during the period March 1 to May 31, 2021 for an ongoing and evolving bird migration monitoring project at Cape May, NJ. The area is world-renowned as a migration hotspot, but a large majority of bird study here has historically occurred during autumn. There is still much to learn about how, why, and when birds migrate north through the Cape May region. The Cape May Springwatch is the newest formalized migration count project conducted by New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory. The Springwatch Technician will assist the Migration Count Coordinator in carrying out the count and associated data gathering tasks. Responsibilities: Primary duties include assisting with and/or conducting stationary migration counts at Cape May Point and other locations on or near Cape Island. These counts will occur every day, beginning at sunrise and continuing 3-6 hours, contingent on conditions. All species of migrating birds are tabulated. Additional projects may include transect and area surveys aimed at detecting migrant songbirds, conducting exploratory evening migration counts, and acoustic monitoring (analyzing nocturnal flight calls recorded at one or more stations). Additional research and interpretation opportunities exist with New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory. Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills: · Enthusiastic, disciplined, and responsible, with a strong interest in bird migration is essential. · Previous experience with avian field research, particularly migration monitoring, is highly desirable but not compulsory, learning on the job is expected and we will provide training and support. · Applicants should have experience interacting with the public. · 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. · Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization. · Ability to lift 25 lbs. as necessary. · All applicants must have their own transportation, and a valid, clean driver’s license. Start Date: March 1, 2021 End Date: May 31, 2021 Salary: $12/hour. Housing may be available. Application Deadline: January 20, 2021 but applications will be reviewed as received. Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter, resume, and three references as a single PDF document to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org Please indicate “Springwatch Technician” in the subject line so that your application is directed to the appropriate department. 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.
  6. Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime (40 hrs./week) March 1 – May 31, 2021 Job Description: SEASONAL MIGRATION COUNT COORDINATOR for spring migration monitoring project at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Cape May is one of the premier migration hot spots in the country. Along with coordinating the migration project the coordinator will also provide day-off relief 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. Responsibilities: · 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 and proofing of data at conclusion of season. · Oversee the creation of regular summaries, highlights and notable bird sightings for posting on web · Work with seasonal counters to create a season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in a timely manner. · Availability via cell phone for troubleshooting and in person when not otherwise counting. · Provide at least 1 lecture and/or field workshop at Cape May Spring 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. Applicants should have experience interacting with the public. · 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. Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization. · Ability to lift 25 lbs. as necessary. · All applicants must have their own transportation, and a valid, clean driver’s license. Start Date: March 1, 2021 End Date: May 31, 2021 Salary: $15/hour. Housing may be available. Application Deadline: January 20,2021 but applications will be reviewed as received. Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org Please indicate “Count Coordinator” in the subject line the position for which you are applying so that your application is directed to the appropriate department. 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.
  7. Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime (40 hrs./week) March 23 through December 22, 2021 Job Description: The GEORGE MYERS NATURALIST develops a full spectrum of skills through hands-on participation in various educational, research and conservation projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) and Nature Center of Cape May (NCCM), Cape May, NJ. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's greatest hotspots for animal migration, as well as being a popular summertime vacation destination and beach resort. The combination of the two, offers great opportunities for wildlife research and education through public outreach. New Jersey Audubon 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. Note: This position is named in honor of the late George Myers, a talented CMBO Associate Naturalist who passed on much too soon. In the spirit of George, the position aims to bring the successful candidate through a full lifecycle of being a field naturalist: from learning how New Jersey Audubon translates research into outreach material and ultimately into conservation, to how we develop and execute programs for youth through adulthood. The successful applicant will work with the Bird Observatory during the spring and fall migration periods, and for the Nature Center during the summer months, during which time they will go from an active learner to a skilled leader with a clear understanding of the needs of New Jersey’s resident and migratory wildlife, the ways in which we are working to protect them, and the ability to engage a diverse public audience to become stewards of the important resources MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Educational Programming · Conduct short programs, field trips and workshops on bird id and migration phenomena. · Assist visitors with bird identification. · Assist migration research counters when needed. · Orient and assist visitors to the Cape May Migration Count Sites. Over 500 people may visit per day during peak times. · Conduct children’s programming at the Nature Center’s summer children’s nature camp. · Conduct interpretive outreach programs (emphasis on local aquatic marine animals) at various locations throughout Cape May County. · Assist in all daily operations of running the Nature Center during the busy summer season. This may include program registration, retail operations, cleaning, gardening, animal care, aquarium and equipment maintenance, etc. · Organize and maintain lesson plans, educational supplies, equipment, teaching materials, files and records, and all other programming information. · Assist with the design and maintenance of interpretive exhibits, displays, and other center-based informational materials. Membership · Strive to increase NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory membership base. Community Relations · Represent NJ Audubon in the local community, expanding the organization’s presence to increase local awareness, support and participation. · Develop material for web/blog site and posting it. · Develop brochures, checklists, and displays as instructed by the Program Director. Other · Obtain satisfactory background check. · Attend center, department and NJ Audubon meetings and serve on committees as requested by supervisor. · Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR and other public safety certification as appropriate · Participates with other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned center. · Assume additional responsibilities as required. Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills · Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or similar field preferred. · Familiarity with bird migration, birding, marine species and coastal ecology is a plus, but learning on the job is expected and we will provide training and support. · Applicants should have experience interacting with the public. · 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 desired. · 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. · Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization. · 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 transportation, and a valid, clean driver’s license. Start Date: March 23, 2021 End Date: December 22, 2021 Salary: $13/hour. Housing may be available Application Deadline: January 20, 2021. Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org Please indicate "George Myers" in the subject line so that your application is directed to the appropriate department. 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.
  8. Job Classification: Seasonal, Full time (40 hrs./week) March 16 – May 15, 2021 Job Description: Hawk Counter Spring Migration - Seasonal biologist/ornithologist needed to conduct survey of migrating birds of prey in Montclair, NJ. NJ Audubon 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. Responsibilities: Duties include identifying and recording migrating birds of prey, entering data into the Hawk Migration Association of North America database, and interacting with the public. Duties: · Identify and count all migrating raptors. · Maintain daily data entry in digital platform and follow backup data procedures as needed. · Keep appropriate records for rare sightings. · Provide daily summaries for post on various NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory outlets. · Some data entry in MS Excel possible. · Educate visitors about raptor migration, NJ Audubon, and conservation issues. · Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner. Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills: · Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors in flight a must. · Careful data collecting skills a must. · Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions. · Applicants should have experience interacting with the public. · 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 desired. · 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. · Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization. · Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, climb multiple steep steps and lift 25 lbs. as necessary. · All applicants must have their own transportation, and a valid, clean driver’s license. Start Date: March 16, 2021 End Date: May 15, 2021 Salary: $13.25/hour. Housing may be available. Application Deadline: January 20, 2021 Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org Please indicate “Montclair” in the subject line so that your application is directed to the appropriate department. 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.
  9. Seasonal, part time (September 1 – October 31; 30hrs/week) Job Description: Interpretive Naturalist Interns (2 positions) for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's greatest hotspots for animal migration, as well as being a popular summertime vacation destination and beach resort. The combination of the two offers great opportunities for wildlife research and education through public outreach. The interpretive naturalist intern will gain valuable experience in progressing from an active learner to a skilled leader with a clear understanding of the ways in which we are working to monitor and protect New Jersey’s resident and migratory wildlife, and the ability to engage a diverse public audience to become stewards of these important resources. 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: • Orienting and assisting visitors to the Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch, and Morning Flight Songbird Counts. Over 500 people may visit per day during peak times! • Conducting mini-workshops on bird identification and migration phenomena. • Assisting visitors with bird identification and assisting hawk counter when needed. • Maintaining records of visitor contacts. Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills: • Familiarity with bird migration and birding. Experience identifying raptors, passerines, and/or sea birds in flight is a plus but learning on the job is possible and we will provide training and support. • 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. • 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. Salary: $ 1,430/month. Application Deadline: position open until filled. Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org Please indicate “Interp Nat” in the subject line so that your application is directed to the proper department. 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
  10. Job Description: SEASONAL 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 on web · 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 Autumn 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, 2020 End Date: January 15, 2021 Salary: $ 2,100 - $2,200/month. Housing may be available in a bunk-house environment. Application Deadline: open until position filled. Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org Please indicate “Coordinator” in the subject line so that your application is routed to the correct department. 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.
  11. Job Description: MIGRATION COUNTER (3) 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. Specifically, we are hiring a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch Full time 40 hrs/week (September 1 to December 3), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch Full time 40 hrs/week (September 22 to December 24), and a counter for the Cape May Morning Flight Project (August 1 to November 15/part time – 30 hrs/week). 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. · 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 post 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. Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills: · Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors, seabirds or 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 for Hawk Watch: September 1, 2020 End Date: December 3, 2020 Start Date for Avalon Sea Watch: September 22, 2020 End Date: December 24, 2020 Start Date for Morning Flight: August 1, 2020 End Date: November 15, 2020 Salary: $ 1,450 - $2,050/month, commensurate with experience. Housing may be available in a bunk-house environment. Application Deadline: open until position filled. Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying, so that your application is directed 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.
  12. Job Description: Fall Hawk Migration Counter (Seasonal biologist/ornithologist) needed to conduct survey of migrating birds of prey in Montclair, NJ. NJ Audubon 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. · 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 post on various NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory outlets. · Some data entry in MS Excel possible. · Educate visitors about raptor migration, New Jersey Audubon, and conservation issues. · Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner. Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills: · Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors in flight a must. · 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: September 1, 2020 End Date: November 30, 2020 Salary: $1,650 - 1,910/month. Housing may be available. Application Deadline: open until position filled. Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org Please indicate “Montclair” in the subject line so that your application is directed to the appropriate department. 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.
  13. SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN for Cape May long-term bird-banding operation 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. Specifically, we are hiring a songbird technician for the Cape May Bird Banding Project; 24 July through 10 November 2020. 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. Major Responsibilities Duties: · Site Preparation (i.e. site setup, net lane clearing) and breakdown · Site Maintenance (maintaining net lanes, net repair, etc.) · Extracting birds from mist-nets · Record data on paper datasheets daily at banding station, transfer data to Microsoft Excel datasheets weekly, and into the BBL’s program, BANDIT at the end of the season. · Writing summary reports for print and web Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills: · Mist-netting and bird banding experience in a high-volume banding station necessary (>5,000 birds/season) · Bird extraction experience using the body-grasp method required · Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying passerines, near-passerines, raptors and marsh birds by sight. · Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements; Proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential · 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. · Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural 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 and carry 25 lbs. and walk on uneven terrain. · All applicants must have access to a vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license. Start Date: 24 July 2020 End Date: 10 November 2020 Salary: commensurate with experience Housing provided in a bunkhouse environment. Application Deadline: April 23, 2020. Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.research@njaudubon.org Please indicate “Songbird Tech” in the subject line to insure your application is properly directed. 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
  14. EXPERIENCED SONGBIRD BANDERS for Cape May long-term bird-banding operation 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. Specifically, we are hiring 2 Experienced Songbird Banders for the Cape May Bird Banding Project for 24 July to approximately 10 November. 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. Major Responsibilities Duties: · Daily operation of banding station at The Nature Conservancy’s South Cape May Meadows. · Follow strict protocols for daily operations including go/no-go situations. · Site Preparation (i.e. site setup, net lane clearing) and breakdown · Site Maintenance (maintaining net lanes, net repair, etc.) · Extracting birds from mist-nets · Identify, band, weigh, age, sex, and measure all species captured in mistnets. · Record data on paper datasheets daily at banding station, transfer data to Microsoft Excel datasheets weekly, and into the BBL’s program, BANDIT at the end of the season. · Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner to receive final payment. Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills: · Mist-netting and bird banding experience in a high-volume banding station necessary (>5,000 birds/season) · Experience aging species based on molt, and using Pyle guide required. · Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying passerines, near-passerines, raptors and marsh birds by sight. · Strong computer skills – (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements; Proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential · 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. · Excellent communication skills and experience managing volunteers required. · Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural 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 and carry 25 lbs. and walk on uneven terrain. · All applicants must have access to a vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license. Start Date: July 24, 2020 End Date: November 10, 2020 Salary: $1,600-2,000/month, depending on experience Housing provided in a bunkhouse environment. Application Deadline: April 23, 2020. Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.research@njaudubon.org Please indicate “Bander” in the subject line to insure your application is properly directed. 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
  15. Hawk Counter Spring Migration - Seasonal biologist/ornithologist needed to conduct survey of migrating birds of prey at Montclair Hawk Lookout, Montclair, NJ. New Jersey Audubon 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. Responsibilities: Duties include identifying and recording migrating birds of prey, entering data into the Hawk Migration Association of North America database, and interacting with the public. Duties: · Identify and count all migrating raptors · Maintain daily data entry into new digital platform, and follow backup data procedures as needed · Keep appropriate records for rare sightings · Provide daily summaries for post on various NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory outlets · Some data entry in MS Excel possible · Educate visitors about raptor migration, New Jersey Audubon, and conservation issues. · Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner Qualifications: · Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors in flight a must · Careful data collecting skills a must · Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions · Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills · An enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player · 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 desired. · 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 be able to walk on uneven surfaces, climb multiple steep steps and lift 25 lbs. as necessary · All applicants must have their own transportation. Start Date: March 16, 2020 End Date: May 15, 2020 Salary: $1,650/month. Housing provided. Application Deadline: until position is filled. Qualified individuals may apply by sending cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying. 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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