Employment

Environmental Educator (Paid)

The Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) is a non-profit conservation organization located in Bedminster, New Jersey. RHA is on a mission to protect clean water in the 470 square-mile North and South Branch watersheds of the Raritan River.

About the Position

  • The Raritan Headwaters Association is seeking confident, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to teach a traveling stream ecology program called WaterWays
  • Part-time, flexible schedule – programs are mainly held in the fall and spring during regular school hours, with some programs occurring during the summer.  (Option to participate in monthly family programs, summer camp, etc.)
  • Must have own reliable transportation.

Location

  • Schools and stream field sites within the Raritan Headwaters Region (Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon).
  • Occasional meetings, training, and equipment pick-up and drop-off (from RHA’s offices in Bedminster or Flemington).

Qualifications

The following qualifications are preferred; however, any combination of these will be taken into consideration:

  • Experience working with children in an educational setting and outdoors.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, life sciences or other related majors.
  • Strong knowledge of natural resources, especially relating to water and watersheds.
  • Good organizational skills and time management.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong interest and enthusiasm for the natural environment and desire to share it with others.
  • Strength of cooperation and teamwork.

Responsibilities

  • Teach environmental education programs to school groups both in the classroom and at stream field sites. Programs are scheduled for you.
  • Home study of lesson materials and equipment, all of which are provided.
  • Attendance at occasional meetings and trainings.
  • Clean up and organize equipment after each use.
  • Pick-up, drop-off, and/or transfer equipment as required.
  • Be reasonably available as a substitute in case another educator calls in sick.

How to Apply: EMAIL ONLY. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Lauren Theis, Director of Education.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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


Events and Volunteer Coordinator (P/T)

The Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) is a non-profit conservation organization located in Bedminster, New Jersey. RHA is on a mission to protect clean water in the 470 square-mile North and South Branch watersheds of the Raritan River.

Role

The Events and Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for planning and executing events and activities associated with RHA’s fundraising, donor cultivation and programs, and recruiting and coordinating the organization’s volunteers.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate fundraising, donor cultivation, and program events. Tasks include but are not limited to: staffing, budget, invitations, advertising and promotions, registration tracking (phone, email, mail), creating and running reports, soliciting sponsorships, related donor software activity, all logistics and follow up.
  • Recruit and engage volunteers in the planning and execution of RHA’s programs and membership and fundraising activities. Develop and maintain partnerships with corporate, social, civic and local organizations. Administer RHA volunteer database. Work with RHA program staff to identify projects and volunteer opportunities. Plan and Implement RHA volunteer recognition program.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years’ experience in event management, customer service, public relations or related professional discipline
  • Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and shifting priorities in a deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a can-do attitude
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends when required
  • Passion for the mission of Raritan Headwaters Association

Reports to the Director of Development. This is a part-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Based at RHA’s Fairview Farm in Bedminster, NJ.

How to apply

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