Employment


Grant Writer (Contract Position)

Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA), based in Bedminster, NJ is a non-profit conservation organization working to protect, preserve and improve water quality and other natural resources of the Raritan River headwaters region through science, education, advocacy and land preservation and stewardship.

About the Position
The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate RHA’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Executive Director and Director of Development, the Grant Writer will be responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources and to maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines. This is a part-time consulting position.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
  • Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations.
  • Comfortable working with budgets and interpreting financial statements.
  • Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
  • Conduct prospect research.
  • Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals.
  • Gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Understand institutional history and programs.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information. Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form. A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants, a Bachelor’s degree, and 3-5 years of relevant experience are required.

How to Apply
Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter via email to future@raritanheadwaters.org


Nature Day Camp Educator

About the Position:  The Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA), a non-profit conservation organization located in Gladstone, NJ, is seeking Environmental Educators for the summer of 2018.  The Educators will be responsible for implementing RHA’s summer Nature Day Camp programs. Some prep and orientation will take place in June.  The camp is scheduled as follows:

Dates:                         Time:               Session Name:                             Age Range:

July 16-20                 9 to 2 pm       Red Squirrels Week 1                     Ages 5-6

July 16-20                 9 to 2 pm       Tree Frogs Week 1                         Ages 7-10

July 23-27                 9 to 2 pm       Red Squirrels Week 2                     Ages 5-6

July 23-27                 9 to 2 pm       Tree Frogs Week 2                         Ages 7-10

July 30-August 3     9 to 2 pm       Garden Camp                                  Ages 5-13

July 30-August 2     9 to 12 pm    Honey Bees Week 1                       Ages 3-4

July 30-August 3     1 to 5 pm       Bedminster Recreation Camp      Ages 6-12

August 6-10              9 to 12 pm    Honey Bees Week 2                       Ages 3-4

August 6-10              9 to 2 pm      Photo Camp                                     Ages 10-12

August 6-10              1 to 5 pm       Bedminster Recreation Camp      Ages 6-12

Preference will be given to candidates that can participate in multiple weeks of camp.  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, and www.raritanheadwaters.org/naturedaycamp to see more details about our camps.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have experience in elementary education, biology, ecology or a related field.  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 Gladstone, NJ.  All educators will be required to submit a background check, and attend a CPR and First Aid training course (or provide current certification documentation).

Hours: Varies based on camp schedule. Educators should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to camp start time and stay 30 minutes after.

Compensation:  Salary commensurate with experience.

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

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.


Stream Cleanup Internship

About the Position
Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) is a non-profit conservation organization located in Bedminster, New Jersey. RHA is seeking candidates for the Stream Cleanup Intern position for the spring of 2018. The intern will assist with the watershed-wide Stream Cleanup program, including the following tasks:

  • Identify new stream cleanup sites for 2018.
  • Map stream segments and measure how many miles will be cleaned up on April 14th.
  • Expand the educational component at each site.
  • Administrative tasks related to the establishment of our 50+ sites.
  • Post cleanup flyers in Hunterdon, Morris, and Somerset County Parks office, libraries, grocery stores, churches, schools, township/borough buildings.
  • Distribute stream cleanup supplies and paperwork into boxes.
  • Assist with the postcard mailing to previous volunteers and community groups.
  • Act as a site coordinator or help to supervise sites during the event.
  • Summarize data from the event and develop a stream cleanup report.

Qualifications
ArcGIS desktop experience is a plus. The ideal candidate will possess local knowledge of the Raritan River headwaters region and have access to transportation.

Hours: 10 hours/week (varies)

Compensation: Hourly rate plus mileage

Start Date: March 1st
End Date: May 15th

How to Apply
EMAIL ONLY. Please email cover letter and resume to AGorczyca@raritanheadwaters.org


Stream Monitoring Internship

About the Position
Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) is a non-profit conservation organization located in Bedminster, New Jersey. RHA is seeking candidates for the Stream Monitoring Intern position for the summer of 2018. The intern will assist with the Stream Monitoring program, including the following tasks:

  • Prepare for and attend stream monitoring training for beginners on Saturday, May 5th.
  • Help to identify new stream monitoring sites and generate site descriptions.
  • Coordinate volunteer pick up/drop off of equipment.
  • Assist with stream monitoring during the last two weeks of June.
  • Quality check returned data sheets.
  • Clean equipment/organize lab and storage at the end of the stream monitoring season.
  • Prepare water samples for the lab.
  • Assist with chemical monitoring at impaired sites.

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, communicating with volunteers, 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: 10-30 hours/week (varies)

Compensation: Hourly rate plus mileage

Start Date: Mid April
End Date: Mid July (flexible)

How to Apply
EMAIL ONLY. Please email cover letter and resume to AGorczyca@raritanheadwaters.org