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Summer Camp Instructor
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 2019. The Educators will be responsible for implementing RHA’s summer Nature Day Camp programs. Lesson prep and orientation will take place in June. The camp is scheduled as follows:
Dates: Time: Session Name: Age Range:
July 8-12 8 to 2 pm Farm Camp Ages 10-12
July 15-19 9 to 2 pm Red Squirrels Week 1 Ages 5-6
July 15-19 9 to 2 pm Tree Frogs Week 1 Ages 7-10
July 22-26 9 to 2 pm Red Squirrels Week 2 Ages 5-6
July 22-26 9 to 2 pm Tree Frogs Week 2 Ages 7-10
July 29-August 2 9 to 2 pm Garden Camp Ages 5-13
July 29-August 2 9 to 12 pm Honey Bees Week 1 Ages 3-4
August 5-9 9 to 12 pm Honey Bees Week 2 Ages 3-4
August 5-9 9 to 2 pm Photo Camp Ages 10-12
August 12-16 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 assistance with lesson plans and all materials. 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).
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.
For more information please email Lauren at LTheis@raritanheadwaters.org
Stewardship Manager (Part-Time)
Manage land stewardship projects on RHA’s 10 preserves in Somerset and Hunterdon County and work with partners throughout the Upper Raritan Region of New Jersey. Projects include ecological restoration of forests, meadows and riparian corridors, maintenance of trails, wildlife surveys and deer management.
- Implement stewardship strategies identified in a watershed-wide Conservation Plan
- Ensure RHA stewardship responsibilities to maintain RHA-owned lands
- Help write grant applications that could fund RHA land and stewardship programs/activities
- Maintain, coordinate and implement government funded (NRCS) habitat restoration/ improvement/enhancement conservation grant projects and help identify other funding sources
- Work with the Science Director, partners and RHA Stewardship Committee to identify and develop stewardship projects on fee-owned properties as well as off-site
- Oversee and manage stewardship project implementation on fee-owned properties and off-site including tree plantings/buffer restoration, dam removals, invasive control, and wetland and in-stream restoration
- Maintain trails and signage on fee-owned properties
- Manage RHA’s deer management program and data on deer densities
- Implement and update Land Management Plans for RHA properties
- Prepare stewardship and outreach material as needed
- Develop landowner relationships and relationships with local, county, state and private non-profit partners, philanthropic partners, and consultants
- Support volunteer engagement and training
- Report status and metrics of projects
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in ecology, natural resource management or a related field of science with a minimum of 2 years of experience in natural land stewardship management
- Passion for conservation, restoration and natural land stewardship
- A personal vision for land stewardship goals to ensure water quality, wildlife habitat, and aesthetics
- Technical knowledge of soils, forest ecology and plants of the region; knowledge of BMPs regarding invasive species management and restoration targets
- Proven project management skills including ability to manage multiple properties/projects at one time and attention to scientific evidence and guidance to support stewardship methods
- Strong interpersonal, organization, writing, and communication skills
- Independent, self-motivated, professional performance
- Track record of teamwork in planning and implementing projects
- Experience in common productivity and communications applications – GIS experience preferred
- Working knowledge of municipal, regional, and state land use rules
Reports to Director of Science. Manages seasonal personnel, contractors and stewardship volunteers. May be required to travel around the region, do physically taxing work, and work outside in inclement weather. Experience using a tractor and tools including a chain saw and walk-behind brush hog preferred. Some evenings and weekends are required.
Based in Bedminster, NJ. Salary commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Email only: Send resume, cover letter and contact info for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in the subject line: “Stewardship Manager Position”
Communications Intern (Part-Time)
Raritan Headwaters Association, a nonprofit environmental conservation organization based in Bedminster, NJ, seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist with marketing and communications. The Communications Intern will collaborate with staff and volunteers on new ideas, directions and venues for marketing and communications. Job duties include:
- Design flyers and other marketing material for RHA programs and events.
- Solicit, coordinate, schedule and help write material for RHA’s blog.
- Assist with updating content on RHA’s website when needed.
- Promote RHA programs and events to various print and digital media outlets.
- Participate in Communications meetings and help maintain Communications calendar.
- Help keep RHA’s social presence fresh and engaging by assisting with scheduling and writing material for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
- Research and recommend a photo management system; help organize and manage photo and video content.
- Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in English, Communication, Public Relations or related field.
- Must be creative and resourceful.
- Exceptional writing and graphic design skills.
- Self-motivated, good organizational skills.
- Detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.
- Professional and respectful in the social media space; skilled in posting on FB, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
- Enthusiasm for the mission of RHA.
- Must be proficient in Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
- Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and WordPress highly desired.
- Requires 3-6 month commitment.
Hours: 8-12 hours/week
Compensation: Hourly rate
Start Date: Available immediately. Position open until filled.
How to Apply
Email only: Send resume, cover letter and contact info for 3 references, along with at least 2 writing and graphic design samples to email@example.com. Include in the subject line: “Communications Intern Position”
Advocacy Intern (Part-Time)
Raritan Headwaters Association, a nonprofit environmental conservation organization based in Bedminster, NJ, is seeking candidates for an Advocacy Internship beginning January 2019. The Advocacy Intern will assist with a variety of projects in order to gain a broad range of experiences in watershed advocacy, including analyzing and reporting on clean water issues, making advocacy recommendations, and communicating with stakeholders and other partners. The Intern will assist the Director of Policy with a variety of projects that may include:
- Prepare outreach material.
- Update outreach database.
- Draft press releases, blog entries, web and social media content, and other communications materials.
- Organize and participate in advocacy meetings.
- Organize outreach events.
- Plan, research and draft white papers on advocacy issues.
Qualified applicants should either be working towards a degree or already have completed a bachelor’s degree in environmental policy, political science, communications, or a related field. Applicants must have excellent writing skills, good research and public speaking skills, be organized and reliable, and have an understanding of New Jersey conservation issues. Competence with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Candidates should be living within commuting distance of Bedminster, NJ.
Hours: 15 hours/week (10 weeks)
Compensation: Hourly rate
Start Date: January 15, 2019 (flexible)
End Date: May 15 (flexible)
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2018 via email only. Send resume, cover letter and contact info for two professional references to Bill Kibler, Director of Policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in the subject line: “Advocacy Intern Position”
Environmental Educator (Part-Time)
Raritan Headwaters Association, a nonprofit environmental conservation organization based in Bedminster, NJ, is seeking confident, enthusiastic and motivated candidates to join our Education Team beginning in March 2019.
RHA Educators teach traveling ecology programs for students in elementary and middle school throughout Somerset, Hunterdon and Morris County. This position is a 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.).
Teach environmental education programs to school groups both in the classroom and at stream field sites. Programs are scheduled for you.
- Attend orientation and training sessions
- Home study of provided lesson materials
- 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.
- 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.)
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.
- 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.
- Must have own reliable transportation.
Hours: Flexible, varied. Generally ranges from 3-15 hours per week.
Compensation: Hourly rate
Start Date: March 1, 2019 (flexible)
End Date: End of school year, option to continue into summer and fall.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2019 via email only. Send resume, cover letter and contact info for two references to Lauren Theis, Director of Education, at email@example.com. Include in the subject line: “Environmental Educator Position”