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CONTENTS:
Stewardship Technician Position
New EPA Job Openings
Johnson Park Elementary School in Princeton NJ is seeking a Garden Educator
Job posting at the Wetlands Institute
NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve Employment Opportunities
ANJEC Executive Director Sandy Batty Retiring
2 Open Positions: New Jersey Audubon
Educator need for Newark afterschool program
Founding Faculty Positions Announcement
Seasonal Employment Opportunity at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Tree Top Advendure Course - Job Fair
Teacher Naturalist Training Program
Job Announcement: Deputy Director, American Littoral Society
NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve Volunteer Listing
SBMWA hiring for summer camp and part-time seasonal Teacher-Naturalist
Natural Resources Manager
Land Steward Internship with D&R Greenway Land Trust and Friends of Princeton Open Space
P/T Naturalist-Educator Position at Valley Crest Farm & Preserve
Ridge and Valley Charter School Teacher/Guide Position
Two Employment Opportunities at Raritan Headwaters Association!
Immediate HS Biology Teacher Opening
Rutgers Cooperative Extension has open position for Environmental Extension Agent in Toms River
Monmouth County Park System Positions
2 Summer Jobs at the Morris County Park Commission
2014 SBMWA Teacher-Naturalist internships
Part-time Field Instructors Wanted
Environmental Job Portal: "Sustainable Careers"
Environmental Jobs in NJ
Online resource guide for environmental science degree programs
STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future
Sustainability related degree programs
NJDEP Employment Opportunities
GreenBiz.com
NJ Next Stop...Your Career: Green Jobs
NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development: Occupation Explorer
NAAEE Partnering with FWS on Promoting EE Career Opportunities
Green Careers Resource Guide
Careers in Natural Resources
www.greatgreencareers.com
Interested in Being a Book Reviewer?
NAAEE Jobs Service Continues to Grow
Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program
Student Opportunities Web Site
GreenJobsReady.com
Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers
Environmental Careers/Jobs
Environmental Careers, Green Jobs
EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environmental Job Listings
Environmental Career Opportunities
NAAEE EE Jobs Listings
Stewardship Technician Position             (Posted: 4-11-14)

Position Title: Stewardship Technician
Department: Stewardship
Location: Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray NJ
Reports to: Stewardship Project Director - Forester
Job Classification: Full-time (40 hour week)

Job Description: New Jersey Audubon's mission is focused on fostering environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among NJ's citizens; protecting NJ's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promoting the preservation of NJ's valuable natural habitats. Towards this end NJ Audubon's Stewardship Department implements projects and programs that are central to achieving this mission. With staff based in key locations in northern and southern New Jersey and engaged statewide, the Stewardship Department is working with public and private landowners, state and local government and private industry to manage habitat and conserve wildlife resources.

Serving as a member of the forest stewardship team, the Stewardship Technician's duties will include collecting data to be used in the development of forest stewardship plans, processing inventory data using computer software, conducting field tasks associated with the implementation of stewardship practices and some report writing. Most of this work will occur in northern NJ; however, periodic travel into central and southern NJ is also required.

Other Major Responsibilities:
" Locating predetermined inventory locations in the field using maps, compass, and GPS units, and conducting standard tree mensuration measurements, as well as collecting data on other resources such as shrubs, herbaceous and non-native plants.
" Works with other Stewardship staff to ensure that work is being completed in a timely and efficient manner.
" Participates in writing technical documents related to natural resource management.
" Participates and supports departmental staff members with other conservation projects including, but not limited to; tree and shrub planting, tree marking, thinning operations using chainsaws, herbicide applications, wetland or vernal pool construction, wildlife habitat projects, prescribed burning projects and wildlife barrier fence installations.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the needs of the stewardship department and organization as required.
" Participates with other mission area staff to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the assigned work station.

Minimum Knowledge/Skills:
" Proficiency in the use of forestry field equipment such as a GPS, compass, diameter tape, clinometers, densitometer, tape measure, data collector, and range finder; or the ability to master use of this equipment in a short period of time.
" Proficiency in writing.
" Strong work ethic.
" A motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player.
" Detail oriented individual is essential.
" Possess effective time management skills.
" Ability to complete tasks independently when necessary.
" Computer literacy and working knowledge of a variety of software programs, including standard Microsoft software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers) and GIS.
" Experience or ability to safely use and maintain land management tools and equipment, including backpack sprayers, planting bars, shovels, chainsaws, tractors, other miscellaneous power and construction tools.

Preferred Additional Skills:
" Knowledge of ecological land management principles and silvicultural systems.
" Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation science, with emphasis on ecological forest management.
" Experience with the standard concepts of forest measurements including: point and plot sampling, tree diameter measurements, product classification, merchantable and total tree height determinations, regeneration and understory vegetation assessments. Familiarity with forest inventory software.
" Herbicide applicator or operator license.
" Interest, training, and experience in prescribed fire management

Qualifications:
" B.S. in forestry, natural resources or other closely related field preferred.
" Thorough knowledge of trees and plants in NJ, including strong winter ID skills.
" Must be able to perform field work under all types of adverse weather conditions.
" Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and in rough terrain carrying equipment weighing up to 35 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 New Jersey Drivers License.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet special needs of the department and the organization.

Starting Date: Immediate.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Deadline: This position will remain open until filled

Application: Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter with salary requirements, three professional references and a writing sample, to don.donnelly@njaudubon.org

New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.

New EPA Job Openings             (Posted: 4-11-14)

Director, Office of Children's Health Protection

Job Announcement Number: EPA-SES-2014-0024
Location Name: Washington DC, District of Columbia
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Occupation Code: 0340
Pay Plan: ES
Appointment Duration: Permanent
Opening Date: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Closing Date: Monday, May 05, 2014
Job Status: Full-Time
Salary: $120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s): 00 to 00
Who May Apply: Any U.S. citizen may apply.
Job Summary: This position is located in the Office of Childrens Health Protection (OCHP), Office of the Administrator. The OCHP is the lead organization in developing, coordinating, and implementing the Agencys childrens environmental health protection programs.

Johnson Park Elementary School in Princeton NJ is seeking a Garden Educator             (Posted: 4-2-14)

Johnson Park Elementary School in Princeton NJ is seeking a Garden Educator for a part time seasonal position. In the fall, our garden program runs for four weeks starting in mid September and resumes for ten weeks in late March. The Garden Educator would be responsible for teaching weekly half hour classes to our nine kindergarten through second grade classes and biweekly half hour classes to our nine third through fifth grade classes. This curriculum development and scheduling of classes can be determined by the Educator's interests and availability. There would be some additional maintenance work, planning and purchasing for our ten garden beds located in our interior courtyard school garden.
If interested, please contact Elizabeth White at ripwhite2@yahoo.com

Job posting at the Wetlands Institute             (Posted: 3-25-14)

Click HERE.

Aquarist / Environmental Educator

Job Description: Aquarist / Environmental Educator Status: Permanent Part-time Hourly Supervisor: Director of Educational Program Development

The Wetlands Institute is currently accepting applications for the permanent, part-time position of Aquarist / Environmental Educator. Applicant must be enthusiastic and have strong personal feelings about conserving and protecting the environment, ecological research, and environmental education.

Essential Job Responsibilities

o Creating and maintaining saltwater aquarium habitat and educational displays for reptiles, fish and invertebrates that are appropriate for study and viewing by students and visitors.
o Performing husbandry activities involving saltwater fish, reptiles and marine invertebrates.
o Performing maintenance activities involving aquarium life support systems.
o Conducting water quality monitoring activities.
o Using different methods to collect a wide variety of invertebrates and fish stock including those kept live on display, those held in reserve and all animals collected and stored for food.
o Preparing and maintaining digital records of all aquarium activities.
o Providing training and supervision of volunteers assigned to work in the aquarium.
o Assisting as needed with education programs including, but not limited to, on-site and off-site school programs, year-round public programs, community outreach events, and special events.
o Acting as Manager on Duty (MOD) responsible for public programming, site safety and building open/closing procedures.
o It is expected that this position will work no more than 24 hours per week.

Minimum Job Qualifications

o Sufficient education and training to demonstrate an ability or aptitude to perform the above and related duties. A bachelor degree in biology, marine biology, zoology, aquaculture, environmental science and/or related field. May substitute 4 years of experience.
o Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. Previous experience with public speaking and/or teaching experience to a variety of groups of all sizes and age levels is preferred.
o Experience and comfort in the management of aquarium systems and displays, animal care particularly focused on fish, reptiles and marine invertebrates.
o Proficiency with computer systems and software including Microsoft Office Suite.
o Ability to perform multiple tasks with effective time management and organizational skills.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
o Must be able to work outdoors on a boat on the Inter-coastal Waterway, Delaware Bay, and Atlantic Ocean in all weather conditions, including sun, rain, and wind.
o Frequent physical activities including lifting, pushing and pulling items up to 50 pounds; reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, crouching and prolonged periods of sitting. Ability to work a shifted work week schedule that includes weekends and some evenings.
o Final candidate will be subject to a background check.

This information is not designed to be a complete inventory of the job duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Rather, it is designed to give the general nature and level of work to be performed by an employee assigned to this job title.

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.

Application Information To apply, please send cover letter, resume and references to Brooke Knapick, Director of Educational Program Development, The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor, New Jersey 08247 (bknapick@wetlandsinstitute.org). Electronic submission is strongly preferred.

Application deadline is April 11, 2014.

NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve Employment Opportunities             (Posted: 3-21-14)

NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve has some new exciting employment opportunities for the summer of 2014.

The following positions are open...

Nature Camp Educator

Nature Center Assistant

Teacher Naturalist

Click on each to read the job description.

Lindsey Fenner
Teacher-Naturalist
NJ Audubon Society
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Rd
Cranbury, NJ 08512
Phone: (609) 897-9400
Fax: (609) 897-0287

ANJEC Executive Director Sandy Batty Retiring             (Posted: 3-18-14)

After 12 years as Executive Director and 28 years with the organization, Sandy Batty has announced that she will be retiring from ANJEC.
The Trustees have formed a search committee to fill the position by summer 2014, and are accepting resumes from qualified individuals.
This full-time position in the Mendham (Morris Co.) office is a challenging one that requires a well-rounded person with supervisory and grant-writing experience, and a working knowledge of nonprofit organization operations, local government, environmental commissions and land use in New Jersey. See full job description HERE.

Interested candidates may submit resumes to Assistant Director Kerry Miller.

2 Open Positions: New Jersey Audubon             (Posted: 3-18-14)

Position Title: Summer Camp Teacher/Naturalist
Department Education
Location: Lorrimer Sanctuary
Reports To: Sanctuary Director
Job Classification: Seasonal; (Part time), June 23 to August 22 , 2014, 6 hours per day, 5 days per week.

Job Description: The Summer Camp teacher/naturalist has duties primarily in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and provides hands-on activities, games, crafts and nature exploration in a day-camp setting. He/she will work directly with the Sanctuary Director to develop and teach the programs. The teacher-naturalist takes an active role in promoting New Jersey Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Educational Programming and Visitor Services
" Plan, develop (if applicable) and conduct natural history programs for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Programs will have a strong focus on awareness and respect for the natural world.
" Maintain lesson plans, educational materials and all other related programming information as required.
" Help in the care, feeding, and well being of live animals that are presented for educational purposes.

Membership
" Strive to increase NJ Audubon membership base

Facilities / Property
" Assist with care and maintenance of the grounds, gardens, and trail system as needed.

Other
" Prepare written reports, proposals and plans as required.
" Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

Knowledge and Skills
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive criticism.
" Motivated self-starter who is also a team player
" Punctual with effective time management skills.
" Excellent oral and written skills required.
" Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
" Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements.
" Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.

Qualifications
" Educational background in the sciences or education, preferred.
" Demonstrated knowledge of natural history of NJ
" Prior experience working with young children in an outdoor setting
" Valid First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities at the site.
" Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ; the physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary, able to move materials and lift 50 lbs and operate mechanical equipment as needed.

Starting Date: June 23, 2014

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.

Qualified individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters to: Patrick Scheuer, Sanctuary Director, Lorrimer Sanctuary, 790 Ewing Ave., Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 or patrick.scheuer@njaudubon.org
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Position Title: Nature Store Sales Associate/Naturalist
Department Retail
Location: Cape May Bird Observatory, CRE and/or Northwood
Reports To: Sales Manager
Job Classification Part-time, up to 32 hours, temporary
Job Description: The Nature Store Sales Associate/Naturalist supports the retail operations and sales at the Cape May Bird Observatory Nature Stores. The Nature Store Sales Associate/Naturalist supports all phases of store operations to ensure maximum sales and profitability. The Nature Store Sales Associate/Naturalist supports all key retail initiatives, store presentation, inventory management, and loss prevention. The Nature Store Sales Associate reports to the Sales Manager.

Major Responsibilities:
" Ensure customer service and satisfaction and greets visitors, answer telephones and disseminate NJA/CMBO information, promote NJA mission and answer questions about local natural areas, and natural history.
" Assist with ordering, processing and display of merchandise.
" Encourage membership enrollment with each sale.
" Assist customers with merchandise selection, process sales and maintain accurate sales records and prepare daily reconciliations.
" Assist with maintenance of inventory database.
" Assist in bi-annual store inventory.
" Assist Sales Manager with offsite sales during special events.
" Assist and guide the work of store volunteers.
" Maintain supply and restock of literature for center (membership brochures, checklists, information packs, etc.,) to ensure ample supply available.
" Assist with general light maintenance of store and grounds, including breaking down of cardboard, taking out trash and recycling, filling bird feeders, cleaning up, etc.,
" Work with other staff as team player towards daily operations and support of CMBO.
" Work in cooperation with the Sales Manager and assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills
" Knowledge of natural history and retail experience with the birding market or similar product line preferred.
" Knowledge of optics a plus.
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction.
" Team player.
" Punctual with effective time management and organizational skills.
" Excellent oral and written skills required.
" Strong computer skills and ability to manage retail database is required.
" Ability to work independently as necessary.

Qualifications:
" High School diploma.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet special needs of the Nature Store.
" Ability to lift and move merchandise and boxes.
" Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.

Starting Date: Immediate.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Deadline: This position will remain open until filled.
Application: Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter with salary requirements and three professional references via email to brian.moscatello@njaudubon.org

New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Educator need for Newark afterschool program             (Posted: 3-18-14)

I am reaching out to this network of great educators in hopes that one or two of you might be available or know someone to provide leadership in an afterschool program based at Rutgers Newark. This opportunity is a stipend position. The details:

  • The program starts in April and will run for 10 weeks on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3-6 pm;
  • You will be working with about 25 14 -18 year olds in HOFNOD, Project WILD/WILD Aquatic, WET and other relevant materials;
  • I will provide you with all the lesson plans and materials you need for the 10 weeks, plus will work with you beforehand on specific Hooked on Fishing- Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) content;
  • The position compensation is $10-$14 depending on experience. Angling skills and a broad knowledge about NJ wildlife and conservation are strongly preferred; preference will be given to anyone who has attended a HOFNOD workshop within the last two years;
  • Must have your own transportation;
  • This is a rain or shine program

For information about the Hooked on Fishing- Not on Drugs Program and its goals, please visit http://njfishandwildlife.com/hofnodnj.htm . If you are interested in the position, please email me your resume and a cover letter stating your interest and how you would pay-it-forward to NJ's youth to Liz.Jackson@dep.state.nj.us. Feel free to forward this.

Part-time Field Instructors Wanted             (Posted: 3-6-14)

The NJ Sea Grant Consortium, a non-profit marine education organization on Sandy Hook, is hiring part-time field instructors for their K-12 Marine Science Program. Salary starts at $8.50 per hour. Work begins in May. Send resume to: NJSGC Ed Dept 22 Magruder Road Fort Hancock, NJ 07732 or E-mail: Education@NJSEAGRANT.org

Founding Faculty Positions Announcement             (Posted: 2-27-14)

STEMCivics is a new charter school that will open in September 2014 in Trenton, NJ. The school is starting with 100 ninth graders and will grow by one grade each year until it is a 400-student high school in September 2017.

The mission of STEMCivics is to use STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) to inspire academic excellence, to promote civic engagement, and to ensure students are ready for college and career. Complete information about the school is available at www. STEMCivics.org.

STEMCivics is seeking founding faculty members who have records of success and are passionate about the schools mission. All founding faculty positions are open: English, math, social studies, science (environmental science in grade 9), physical education, and music. The review of resumes is immediate and will continue until the positions are filled.

Appropriate NJ teaching certification is required. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to: employment@stemcivics.org. No phone calls, please.

Seasonal Employment Opportunity at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Tree Top Advendure Course - Job Fair             (Posted: 2-27-14)

March 10, 2014 3pm-5pm
March 18, 2014 3pm-5pm

TREETOP ADVENTURE COURSE ATTENDANT

Seasonal Positions for Spring-Summer-Fall - $8.25/hour

On this dynamic Treetop Adventure visitors experience a variety of games and challenges as they move among the trees 35 feet in the air. Zip lines and a junior course are added attractions.

We are looking for active people 18+ years who will...
Guide guests and help run the obstacle course.
Not be challenged by the height of the course.
Understand the physical rigors of the position.
Understand and emphasize customer service, safety and guest relations.
Follow written and oral direction.
Follow job protocols with attention to detail,
Work quickly and safely,
Perform other duties as needed.
Be available on weekends and holidays,
Climbing experience is not required.

YOU MUST RSVP
Please call Essex County Turtle Back Zoo at 973-731-5800 ext. 0
Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs

Teacher Naturalist Training Program             (Posted: 2-24-14)

NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
Tuesdays, March 11 to April 15, 2014, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Would you like to be involved in environmental education? We are offering the opportunity to join Scherman Hoffman's environmental education team. As a teacher-naturalist, you will teach environmental education programs in an outdoor setting to school and scout groups, outreach programs, birthday parties, and summer camp. You will have the chance to share your enthusiasm and knowledge of the natural world with others, and have the reward of watching children learn about the natural world all around them.

Our training program begins Tuesday, March 11, and meets every Tuesday morning, 9:30 to 12:30, until April 15. Once you satisfactorily complete the program and background check, you will join our staff of teacher-naturalists, a paid position. You will then be required to teach a predetermined number of hours annually, including weekday, weekend, and evening programs, and summer camp.

Location: 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ
Cost: Free.
To register please call 908-766-5787.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY MARCH 7.
www.njaudubon.org/centers/scherman

Job Announcement: Deputy Director, American Littoral Society             (Posted: 2-19-14)

Organization: An established and successful coastal conservation and advocacy non-profit organization dedicated to caring for the coast seeks a Deputy Director.

Position: The position is a full-time salaried role and located in Highlands, NJ

Founded in 1961, the American Littoral Societys mission is promote the study and conservation of marine life and its habitats, protect the coast from harm, and empower others to do the same.

We do this through conservation, advocacy, research and restoration, education.

For more information, please visit www.littoralsociety.org

The American Littoral Society has been growing steadily and is now seeking to secure and continue that growth. The board and executive director (ED) are looking for a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading a management team, and developing a performance culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals. The Deputy Director (DD) must be a leader who is able to help others at the American Littoral Society deliver measurable, cost-effective results that make the vision a reality. Importantly, the successful DD will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this mission. While it is essential that the DD bring efficient and effective systems to increase the productivity of the organization, is it also critical that the team retain the creative spark that drives the Littoral Society concept.

Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the DD will lead all internal operations and will have the following responsibilities:
Working in partnership with the Board of Trustees and the ED, create the strategic five-year plan and implement new processes and approaches to achieve it
Serve as the internal leader of the organization:
Coordinate the annual operations plan and budget
Lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization
Provide for all staff a strong day-to-day leadership presence; bridge national and regional operations and support an open-door policy among all staff
Lead and manage the organizations program managers:
Work with the national board of directors: present to the board at quarterly meetings and serve on several board committees
Serve in the place of the Executive Director, as needed

Key Qualifications:
As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of the Society and be driven by the mission. The candidate should demonstrate a passion for breaking new ground to lead social change. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate that has proven experience in scaling a multi-site organization and a demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of a driven, bright, diverse team. As noted, this is an organization driven by the values of its people, so experience in managing a values driven organization will be highly prized.

Additional requirements are:
Results: proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; high level of business acumen, including successful P&L management and the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; Problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness Capacity Building: ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a topnotch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly Leadership and Organization: exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations; ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower topnotch leaders from the bottom up, lead from the top down, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed Action Oriented: enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary General Management: thorough understanding of finance, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance, information systems, human resources, and marketing

Solid educational background: undergraduate degree required; MBA or similar advanced degree highly desired

Application:
Fax or email a resume and cover letter by March 1, 2014 . No telephone calls please. The salary range for this position is $50-65,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits package, including health benefits, included.

Deputy Director
American Littoral Society, 18 Hartshorne Drive, Suite 1, Highlands, NJ 07732
Email: pat@littoralsociety.org Fax: 732.888.9873
www.littoralsociety.org
The American Littoral Society is an equal opportunity employer.

NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve Volunteer Listing             (Posted: 2-19-14)

Call for Volunteer Summer Camp Counselors Summer 2014

Hello Friends of the Plainsboro Preserve!

We are looking for Volunteer Summer Nature Camp Counselors for this summer! Become a Camp Counselor and jump start your training as an environmental leader for tomorrow.

Camp Counselors help our Teachers with group management, camp tidiness, programs, games, and activities. Join us outdoors this summer in a fun and informative camp and build an even deeper connection to the natural world.

Camp Counselor Responsibilities:
Interview with Education Staff at the Plainsboro Preserve
Attend a two hour counselor training on Saturday, June 14th 2014
Must be available for 2 weeks in the summer, starting June 23 - Aug. 29
Must be available Monday through Friday 9:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Should enjoy being outdoors most of the day, and working with younger children

Camp Counselor Benefits:
Expand your knowledge of natural history
Share your love and passion for the outdoors
Develop leadership skills
Give back to the community
Set yourself apart from others on a college application
Develop relationshisp for future school and job references

Visit our website to see a full job description (http://www.njaudubon.org/Portals/10/Centers/Plainsboro/PDF/Counselor Job Description 2014.pdf) and camp theme descriptions (http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionPlainsboro/SummerCamp/CampSessions.aspx).

How to apply: Fill out a Camp Counselor Application: http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionPlainsboro/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx, and return to plainsboro@njaudubon.org Qualified applicants will need to meet with Plainsboro Preserve staff for a brief interview. Please submit applications by May 1st. Weeks are filling quickly! Must be atleast 15 years old by June 1st, and entering 10th grade and above in Fall 2014 to apply.

Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Nancy Fiske, Anna Wright-Piersanti, and Lindsey Fenner

SBMWA hiring for summer camp and part-time seasonal Teacher-Naturalist             (Posted: 2-19-14)

Summer Counselor and Group Leader positions available!

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBMWA) is seeking enthusiastic young adults to work at its 2014 Watershed Nature Camp. The camp emphasizes outdoor experiences in nature, ecology, and the environment for co-ed campers aged 5 to 14. The camp is located primarily on SBMWA's 930-acre reserve in Hopewell Township, NJ and includes day trips, overnight camping, and canoeing for some groups. Housing is not available for summer camp staff.

General qualifications for all applicants:
Previous experience working with children, preferably in a camp or outdoor setting
Strong interest in working with children of all ages
Enthusiasm for nature and the environment
Good communication skills
First aid, CPR, or lifeguard certifications a PLUS
Willingness to work outside in all weather and tolerate ticks, poison ivy, thorns, and mud
Availability to work these dates is required (some accommodation may be made for HS students):
Ten-day training: Weekdays from June 23 - July 3, 9AM - 5PM
Six-week camp: Weekdays from July 7 - August 15, 8AM - 5:30PM

Group Leaders (must be 18 or older by July 1, 2014) Salary: $3,400
Work as a team with Counselors to plan, prepare, and implement programming
Supervise and lead 2 Counselors, 2 Counselors-In-Training, and 20 campers per program
Complete some paperwork each week
Academic background in ecology, education, environmental studies or related field preferred
College students and college graduates strongly encouraged to apply

Counselors (must be 16 or older by July 1, 2014) Salary: $2,600
Work as a team with Group Leader and fellow Counselors to plan, prepare, and implement programming
Assist with leading 2 Counselors-In-Training and 20 campers per program
Some background, interest or coursework in ecology, education, environmental/outdoor education
High school seniors and college students strongly encouraged to apply

Applications accepted until all positions are filled.
Send a cover letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation to: Maryann Polefka, Manager (full contact info below)
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Part-time Teacher- Naturalist - Spring & Summer 2014

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is seeking candidates for one part-time Teacher-Naturalist PAID position within the Education Department. SBMWA is central New Jersey's first environmental group, protecting clean water and promoting healthy habitat in the 265 square mile area drained by the Stony Brook and Millstone River. We maintain a 930-acre nature reserve in Hopewell, NJ which includes forest, fields, stream, pond and an organic farm.

Responsibilities:
Teach preplanned environmental education lessons to preschool, public and visiting groups (some offsite), including Saturdays in the summer (includes set up, delivery, clean up, evaluation)
Assist with butterfly garden maintenance, including caterpillar nursery and preparation/participation in Butterfly Festival 2014 (August 9, 2014)
Other duties as required for continuity of Education Department daily operations
Available 20 hours/week, March through August 29, 2014
Reports to the Education Director

Qualifications:
College degree or coursework preferred; high school degree minimum
Degree or coursework in environmental education, natural sciences, education or related fields highly desired
Experience working with children and adults required
Enthusiasm for working in the outdoors; comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
Available weekdays and Saturdays, as determined
Self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision
Minimum age of 21 years old
Current first aid certification

Electronic submissions and inquiries preferred. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and should submit resume and cover letter immediately to:
Maryann Polefka, Manager
Education Department
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
www.thewatershed.org
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

Natural Resources Manager             (Posted: 2-14-14)

Position Title: Natural Resources Manager
Organization: Friends of Princeton Open Space
Location: 57 Mountain Ave, Princeton, NJ 08540
Job Classification: Half-time position (21-hour work week)

Friends of Princeton Open Space seeks a part-time Natural Resources Manager to oversee land stewardship in the Mountain Lakes Open Space Area. This position reports to the Friends of Princeton Open Space Board of Trustees and the Chair of the Natural Resources Committee. Responsibilities include designing and implementing habitat restoration and enhancement projects, controlling invasive plant species, leading volunteer workdays, conducting plant inventories, and creating community outreach and education programs. Click here to view the complete position description : http://fopos.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/NRM-Position-Description-2014.pdf

Candidate must possess a passion for conservation, desire to work outdoors, and ability to conduct physically strenuous field work. Qualifications include: knowledge of local ecology, experience in the control of invasive plant species, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, and a Bachelor's degree in ecology, natural resources management, or a related field. Experience with GPS/GIS preferred.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and list of references to Clark Lennon, Chair of the Natural Resources Committee, at clarklennon@verizon.net, and Cc aelincompton@fopos.org.

Friends of Princeton Open Space is a non-profit organization devoted to acquiring open space for preservation, protecting natural resources, maintaining and extending trails, and providing environmental education in the Princeton area. FOPOS holds the conservation easement on the 75-acres Mountain Lakes Preserve and has "adopted" 200 acres of contiguous lands through the town's Adopt-A-Park Program.

Land Steward Internship with D&R Greenway Land Trust and Friends of Princeton Open Space             (Posted: 2-14-14)

D&R Greenway Land Trust and Friends of Princeton Open Space seek two Stewardship Interns for the summer, 2014 field season. The Stewardship Interns will work under the guidance and supervision of D&R Greenway Land Trust's Stewardship Director and Friends of Princeton Open Space's Natural Resources Manager. They will assist in the day-to-day activities of managing open spaces, including but not limited to:
-Controlling invasive species through population eradications and monitoring
-Propagating native plants from seed
-Planting, watering, and protecting native plants in key areas
-Creating and maintaining public hiking trails
-Monitoring conservation easements
-Helping with outreach programs and volunteer workdays

The Stewardship Interns will receive valuable experience in a full range of land management activities and ecological restoration projects in forest and meadow ecosystems. They will receive training in the identification of invasive and native plants, and in the dynamics of the natural world.

Duration: 10 weeks, June through August 2014 (start & end dates are flexible)
Hours: Monday through Friday, average of 30 hours each week (time will be split between the two organizations)
Compensation: $3,000 over 10 weeks
Supervisors: Jim Amon, Stewardship Director, D&R Greenway; Natural Resources Manager, Friends of Princeton Open Space
Location: Princeton, NJ

Requirements: Ideal candidates will be actively pursuing a degree in ecology, natural resource management, or related fields (not required); must possess a strong interest in conservation, desire to work outdoors and ability to conduct physically strenuous field work.
To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to jamon@drgreenway.org by April 15, 2014.

Friends of Princeton Open Space is a non-profit organization devoted to acquiring open space for preservation, protecting natural resources, maintaining and extending trails, and providing environmental education in the Princeton area. FOPOS holds the conservation easement on the 75-acres Mountain Lakes Preserve and has "adopted" 200 acres of contiguous lands through the town's Adopt-A-Park Program.

D&R Greenway has been preserving land in central New Jersey since 1989 and to date it has preserved over 18,000 acres, about 3,000 of which it has retained ownership. These lands are actively managed by Greenway to preserve their ecological values. Greenway also maintains 27 miles of recreational trails and annually monitors conservation easements on 60 properties.

P/T Naturalist-Educator Position at Valley Crest Farm & Preserve             (Posted: 2-14-14)

Overview: Valley Crest Farm & Preserve, located in Lebanon, Hunterdon County, NJ, is a 150 acre farm consisting of beautiful open pastures, wetlands, fields, apple and peach orchards, spring-fed streams and public woodland trails for hiking and recreation. The Valley Crest Preserve, the farm's nonprofit arm, donates fresh produce to those in need and maintains a sustainable farm for education, recreation and farm activities to help enhance and enrich our communities. Our mission is to foster a greater connection between people, land and water to ensure environmental sustainability and appreciation for the natural world.

Responsibilities: Valley Crest Farm & Preserve has a part-time position available for a naturalist-educator to develop, plan, implement and promote a series of seasonal eco-classes for six months (May through October). The classes will take place on the farm and emphasize nature, ecology and agriculture to children, teens and adults. With guidance from the farm's program director, the candidate will create an ambitious outreach and marketing program to promote the programs and build alliances with established groups such as the scouts, home school networks, local schools, garden clubs, etc.

Qualifications:
BS or BA degree in environmental education or equivalent field
Enthusiasm for educating others about the wonders of our natural world
Ability to interact well with children, teens and adults
Experience with formal or informal education
Ability to develop a good rapport with others and manage groups of children
Excellent computer skills and expertise in social media
Passion for experiential learning and love of the outdoors
Must be reliable, self-motivated, creative and team player

Compensation: $15.00/hour (# hours per week TBD.) To apply please email your resume with cover letter to valleycrestevent@yahoo.com . Interviews will be conducted in mid-March for a start date of April 15. Please visit www.valleycrestfarmnj.org to learn more about our farm.

Ridge and Valley Charter School Teacher/Guide Position             (Posted: 2-10-14)

Ridge and Valley Charter School (www.ridgeandvalley.org), a K-8 public school in northwest New Jersey, seeks experienced teachers/guides with strong team building and leadership skills to work as part of an energetic and collaborative team mentoring students in an experiential, multi-age setting. Our mission is to connect children to the natural world through an innovative outdoor experiential, project based curriculum, with an integrated ecological and sustainable living focus. All teachers/guides and students spend significant time outdoors. NJ certification preferred. Please send resume and cover letter to: Ridge and Valley Charter School 1234 Rt. 94, Blairstown, N.J. 07825 Phone:908-362-1114 Fax:908-362-6680 or email:office@ridgeandvalley.org

Two Employment Opportunities at Raritan Headwaters Association!             (Posted: 2-7-14)

SUMMER ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION POSITION
February 2014

About the Position: The Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA), a non-profit conservation organization located in Bedminster, NJ, is seeking Environmental Educators for the summer of 2014. The Educators will be responsible for implementing RHAs summer Nature Day Camp and Farm Camp, with assistance from a paid intern and high school volunteers. Some prep work will take place during May or June, as convenient to the hired educators. The camp is scheduled for seven weeks, approximately 25-30 hours per week. Camp runs Monday through Friday from June 23 through August 8. Sessions are as follows:
June 23-27 h Campers Ages 3 and 4 h 9 am to 11:30 am
July 7-11 h Campers ages 5 and 6 h 10 am to 2 pm
July 14-18 h Campers ages 7 thru 10 h 10 am to 2 pm
July 21-25 h Campers ages 7 thru 10 h 10 am to 2 pm
July 28-August 1 h Nature Art Camp for Campers ages 7 thru 12 h 9 am to 12 pm
August 4-8 h Campers ages 3 and 4 h 9 am to 11:30 am
*Farm Camp h July 21-25 h Ages 9-12 h 8 am to 2 pm

Preference will be given to candidates that can participate in all four weeks of camp, but consideration will be given to anyone that can commit to at least two weeks. RHA will provide lesson plans and materials, with the opportunity for Educators to contribute to lesson plans. We encourage candidates to visit our website at www.raritanheadwaters.org to learn about our work.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a bachelors degree in elementary education, biology, ecology or a related field, or equivalent experience. Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors (even in inclement weather), have a basic understanding of elementary environmental topics and enjoy working with children. Preferred candidates should be living within commuting distance of Bedminster, NJ.

*Preferred Farm Camp applicants will be comfortable working with farm animals, have skills in gardening and handicrafts such as weaving, woodworking, cooking, etc., and have experience working with children ages 9-12. Please indicate these skills in your cover letter.

Hours: 25-30 hours/week

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, starting at $550 per week.

How to Apply: EMAIL ONLY: Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Lauren Theis at LTheis@raritanheadwaters.org

Applications will be accepted through March 1st, and interviews will begin in mid-March.
For more information please email LTheis@raritanheadwaters.org or call 908-234-1852 x314
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SUMMER INTERN POSITION (Paid)

About the Position: The Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) is a non-profit conservation organization located in Bedminster, New Jersey. RHA is seeking candidates for the Louis Starr Memorial Intern position, for the summer of 2014. The intern will assist in all program areas, including:
. Stream Monitoring
. Stream Data Management
. Environmental Education (Nature Day Camp)
. Well Testing Program
. Stewardship Projects
. Volunteer Projects

Candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.raritanheadwaters.org to learn about our work.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will be working towards a degree or will have recently completed a degree in biology, ecology, environmental policy or a related field.
Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors and have a basic understanding of conservation practices. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Preferred candidates should be living within commuting distance of Bedminster, NJ.

Hours: 25-30 hours/week (flexible)

Start Date: Late May/Early June (flexible)
End Date: Early to MidAugust (flexible)

Compensation: $2,500 Stipend

How to Apply: EMAIL ONLY: Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Lauren Theis at LTheis@raritanheadwaters.org.

Applications will be accepted through March 15th, and interviews will begin in late March.

For more information please email LTheis@raritanheadwaters.org or call 908-234-1852 x314.

Immediate HS Biology Teacher Opening             (Posted: 2-6-14)

The Barack Obama Green Charter High School in Plainfield has a 10th grade biology teacher opening that they are hoping to fill ASAP. Our school places a heavy emphasis on the environment and so they are seeking a candidate with some background in environmental education. If you or any teachers you know may be interested please contact the principal Kate Reilly (kate.reilly@obamagreenhigh.com).

Rutgers Cooperative Extension has open position for Environmental Extension Agent in Toms River             (Posted: 2-6-14)

County Environmental and Resource Management Agent (Ocean and Atlantic Counties)

Position: County Environmental and Resource Management Agent (Ocean and Atlantic Counties)
Location: Toms River, NJ
Available: July 2014

Nature and Purpose: Provide leadership and support to develop, implement and evaluate educational programming and research appropriate to the needs of the clientele that addresses significant coastal and inland environmental quality issues in suburban and rural communities, with a focus on water resource protection and quality, environmental conservation and protection, and natural resource management. Collaborate with county residents, environmental, natural resource and agricultural clientele; municipal and county governments; and other non-governmental organizations in the county and region. Coordinate implementation of programmatic efforts with fellow RCE faculty and staff to develop outreach/education methods and materials. Conduct relevant programming so clientele gain knowledge and implement sound management practices; document results. Design and implement applied and evaluative research with measurable impacts on the clientele and profession. Expected to garner external resources through grants and contracts, and alternative funding streams for support of the program. Participate in appropriate Departmental, Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), School of Environmental and Biological Science, Rutgers University and county administrative functions. Expected to establish an outstanding program, the merits of which will lead to regional and/or national recognition.

Salary and Benefits: Academic Rank: County Agent III (Equivalent to Assistant Professor), Tenure track, 12 months, 100% Extension appt.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Support & Benefits: Excellent personal benefits package, including 22 days annual leave per year, health insurance, life insurance, retirement program, and professional improvement opportunities.

Qualifications: Bachelor's and Master's degrees required from accredited institutions in environmental science, natural resource management, ecology, environmental engineering, or related field. Three years minimum post-degree professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis is preferred. Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communications to clientele are required. Supervisory or managerial experience as it relates to staff and volunteer management is preferred. Have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele. Computer proficiency is required. A valid driver's license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position. Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Rutgers Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), Rutgers University, is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ the best qualified individual without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. Individuals covered by Section 503 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or Section 402 of the Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 may self identify. If you wish to self identify, please do so in the cover letter transmitting your curriculum vitae/resume. Employment eligibility verification required.

To learn more about Rutgers University, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension and our employment opportunities, visit our websites at: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/jobs or http://uhr.rutgers.edu. Public Safety Information regarding public safety at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is available in the annual security report "Safety Matters." This report may be viewed online at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

Deadline for application is March 10, 2014 or until a suitable applicant is identified. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three professional references to:
Daniel Kluchinski, Chair
Department of Agricultural and Resource Management Agents
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
88 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525

Click HERE for full details.

Monmouth County Park System Positions             (Posted: 1-31-14)

Monmouth County Park System Naturalists

Environmental Education Program Leader
Seasonal (Beginning March 2014)
Hours: 10-25 hours per week, may include evenings and weekends
Pay: $8.25-$9.00 per hour
Location: Various Monmouth County Parks
Contact: Erika Bozza (732) 872-2670 ext. 223 or email ebozza@monmouthcountyparks.com

Special Instructions: Must be 18 years or older

Duties: Must be comfortable working outdoors, no matter the weather conditions. Must have the ability to work as part of a team with minimal supervision. Must have excellent communication skills with children and adults. An understanding of and an interest in local ecology is preferred. Experience working with children is a plus. Must be able to lift and carry heavy equipment. Paid training will be provided.

Nature Day Camp Counselor
Seasonal - June - August
Monday through Friday
$10+ depending on experience
Positions available for multiple camp locations; Manasquan Reservoir, Holmdel Park, Tatum Park, or Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park.
Opportunities available to start in May

Contact: Barbara Reeves by phone: 732-946-2669 or email: Barbara.Reeves@co.monmouth.nj.us

Must be 18 years or older.

Must have an understanding and interest of local ecology. Previous experience working with children is preferred. Must be comfortable working outdoors, no matter the weather conditions. Must be comfortable working as part of a team with minimal supervision. Excellent communication skills with children and adults. Training will be provided.

Please note: Camps located at Seven President's Oceanfront Park require an understanding and interest of local marine and beach ecology. Counselors must be comfortable in and around the ocean while supervising campers swimming at a guarded beach location.

Duties: Responsible for leading 12 children, ages 4-13 (age range varies in each camp program) in various nature themed activities such as nature and beach walks; live animal demonstrations; sea shell identification; water activities; themed games and crafts; preparing materials and maintaining equipment to be used for each day's activities.

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Education Program Leader
Seasonal (Beginning March 2014)
Hours: 10-25 hours per week, may include evenings and weekends
Pay: $8.25-$9.00 per hour
Location: Manasquan Reservoir
Contact Chris Lanza 732-751-9453or email clanza@monmouthcountyparks.com

Special Instructions: Must be 18 years or older

Duties: Must be comfortable working outdoors and on board a 30 foot pontoon boat, no matter the weather conditions. Must have the ability to work as part of a team with minimal supervision. Must have excellent communication skills with children and adults. An understanding of and an interest in local ecology is preferred. Experience working with children is a plus. Must be able to lift and carry heavy equipment. Paid training will be provided. Weekend and holidays required. NJ MVC motorboat and personal watercraft licenses a plus.

2 Summer Job Postings at the Morris County Park Commission             (Posted: 1-31-14)

SUMMER CAMP INTERN (Part-time, Seasonal)

- June 23 - August 29, 2014 - Monday through Friday
- Hours vary weekly, but generally start at 8:30 AM each day and end between 1:30 and 4:00 PM

- Based at various sites in the Morris County Park Commission:
o Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham
o Pyramid Mt. Natural Historic Area in Montville
o Elizabeth Kay Environmental Center in Chester

- Duties include:
o Assist with "Adventures in Nature" Day Camp for grades K - 5 under the direction of the Lead Teachers.
o Provide fun, educational, and safe experiences for up to 18 children at a time, providing a positive role model for campers.
o Assist with set-up/clean up, monitoring camper behavior, creating educational materials, and any other duties set by the Lead Teachers.

- Requirements:
o Minimum of 17 years of age
o At least one year experience in working with children required.
o Strong interest in the natural world.
o Enthusiastic, outgoing, patient, and flexible when working with children and adults.
o Willingness to work outdoors in variable weather conditions, including hikes on variable terrain, including rocky and hilly trails.
o Valid Driver's license and personal transportation.
o 3 professional and/or personal references.

- Starting salary: $10.00/hr.
- Appllication deadline: April 15, 2014
- EOE/ M-F
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SUMMER CAMP TEACHER/NATURALIST (Full-time, Seasonal)

- June 23 - August 22, 2014 - Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM

- Based at various sites in the Morris County Park Commission:
o Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham
o Pyramid Mt. Natural Historic Area in Montville
o Elizabeth Kay Environmental Center in Chester

- Duties include:
o Lead week-long sessions of "Adventures in Nature" Day Camp for grades K - 5. This includes all aspects of programming including set up, supervision, clean up, inventory, evaluation, and follow up.
o Work effectively with parents of campers, projecting a knowledgeable, confident, and positive image.
o Provide fun, educational, and safe experiences for up to 18 children at a time with assistance from 2 part-time staff.
o Supervise teen volunteers.
o Assist with enhancing current curriculum and developing new lessons on various natural history themes.

- Requirements:
o Degree in Natural Sciences, Education, or related field preferred. At least one year experience in presenting educational programs to children required.
o Knowledge of and passion for the natural world.
o Enthusiastic, outgoing, patient, and flexible when working with children and adults.
o Ability to work both independently and on a team with minimal supervision.
o Willingness to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and to lead hikes on variable terrain, including rocky and hilly trails.
o Comfortable handling or learning to handle reptiles and invertebrates (training provided).
o Certification in First Aid and CPR or ability to obtain certification prior to start date
o Valid Driver's license and personal transportation.
o 3 professional references.

- Starting salary: $13.75/hr.
- Appllication deadline: March 15, 2014
- EOE/ M-F
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For further information or to send resume:
Jenny Gaus-Myers
Superintendent of Environmental Education
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
247 Southern Boulevard
Chatham, NJ 07928
973-635-6629 (phone)
973-656-2475 (fax)
jgaus@morrisparks.net

2014 SBMWA Teacher-Naturalist internships             (Posted: 11-15-13)

TEACHER-NATURALIST INTERN
91/2 Month PAID Position

The Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association is seeking two enthusiastic, creative and motivated people to embark on a rewarding journey as a Teacher-Naturalist Intern in the Education Department. The internship provides training and vital experience in a wide array of environmental education activities. SBMWA maintains a 930-acre Nature Reserve in Hopewell Township, New Jersey which includes field and forest, a pond and a portion of the Stony Brook. Interns are housed in a private apartment on the Nature Reserve.
Two paid positions are available.

Dates of Responsibility/Compensation: March 3 . December 12, 2014
41 weeks, 5 days per week, Tuesday through Saturday
9 AM-5 PM, some occasional Mondays and evenings
$12,000 stipend plus housing

Job Responsibilities:
. Assist Education Team in planning and implementation of an array of hands-on, outdoor environmental education programs including weekly preschool and afterschool classes, weekend programs for families and adults, school field trips, scout badge workshops and birthday parties
. Assist Summer Camp Team in planning and delivery of Watershed Nature Camp 2014
. Create ecology and environmental exhibits
. Assist with animal care for small collection
. Maintain a naturalist journal
. Create a final intern project
. Create a personal environmental education portfolio documenting internship activities and including, but not limited to, self-designed lesson plans, self-created nature displays, final intern project, testimonials from students and teachers
. Perform 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
. Previous experience working with children, 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
. Willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of departmental work
. Ability to work/teach outdoors in all weather conditions
. Minimum age of 21
. Valid driverfs license highly desirable

Posting will remain active until both candidates are hired. Electronic submissions preferred. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and any letters of recommendation to the attention of:

Maryann Polefka, Education Department
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-7592 Phone
609-737-3075 FAX
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

Environmental Job Portal: "Sustainable Careers"             (Posted: 11-27-13)

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Environmental Jobs in NJ             (Posted: 7-10-12)

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Career Planning Resources from the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment             (Posted: 7-2-12)

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Online resource guide for environmental science degree programs             (Posted: 6-1-12)

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STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future             (Posted: 12-20-11)

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Sustainability related degree programs             (Posted: 12-20-11)

Online tool to search for programs and degrees in sustainability sciences:
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NJDEP Employment Opportunities             (Posted: 9-6-11)

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GreenBiz.com             (Posted: 3-2-11)

GreenBiz.com has a green jobs and career center with full time professional, contract, and internship level positions in solar and renewable energy, cleantech, green building, sustainable businesses and socially responsible organizations, and more.
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NJ Next Stop...Your Career: Green Jobs             (Posted: 10-18-10)

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NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development: Occupation Explorer             (Posted: 10-18-10)

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NAAEE Partnering with FWS on Promoting EE Career Opportunities             (Posted: 9-23-10)

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."

http://www.doi.gov/whatwedo/youth/

Green Careers Resource Guide             (Posted: 9-11-09)

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.

198 Willow Creek Drive, Folsom, CA, 95630
www.cassio.com

Careers in Natural Resources             (Posted: 8-18-09)

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www.greatgreencareers.com             (Posted: 8-18-09)

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NAAEE Jobs Service Continues to Grow             (Posted: 6-16-08)

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 jobs-report-subscribe@naaee.org
Learn more: http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/newclick/7652095

Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program             (Posted: 4-9-08)

National Parks Service program provides opportunities for teachers from schools with diverse student populations to have well-rounded work experiences in national parks. Selected teachers spend the summer working as park rangers and develop lesson plans based on their experience for use in the classroom.
http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/newclick/5781220

GreenJobsReady.com             (Posted: 5-18-10)

GreenJobsReady.com is an online informative portal offering the latest news views and resources on breakthrough green jobs training programs in the Renewable Energy world.
www.GreenJobsReady.com
Please feel free to contact me at with any questions you may have.
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Direct:(724) 216-5571

Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers

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Environmental Careers/Jobs

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Environmental Careers, Green Jobs

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EnvironmentalCareer.com

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Environmental Job Listings

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Environmental Career Opportunities

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NAAEE EE Jobs Listings

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