LAND STEWARD Job Vacancy ~

29 de julio de 2004


Job Description: The Land Steward works to promote effective, active management of public and private land in New Jersey for the protection, restoration and preservation of critical habitats for threatened, endangered, and declining plants, animals, and natural communities. This position reports directly to the Director of Conservation & Stewardship. Location: Likely Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville (Somerset County), New Jersey however, location is negotiable.
Duties: *Works with private and public landowners to develop both site specific conservation plans and regional plans for specific species and habitats. *Assists in the direction management and stewardship of NJAS sanctuaries statewide. *With the Vice President and the Director, implements the Society's conservation policy and agenda. *Represents the Society in public forums, hearings, boards, and coalitions with the approval of the Director and Vice President. *Prepares the Conservation Report, Society position statements, and other reports or documents for the membership, the public, and NJAS supporters through NJ Audubon, the NJAS website, and other venues, in concert with the Director. *Works to communicate NJAS mission and activities to the public media. *Works with the NJAS Webmaster to build an effective conservation website. *Works with Director and Vice President to identify funding sources and prepare project submissions to expand NJAS conservation program. *Assists Vice President and Director in other projects
as needed. Qualifications: *B.S. in wildlife biology, natural resources,
or related field including an emphasis in land management and/or conservation planning preferred. However, relevant experience may be substituted for education. *Strong background in hands-on management. A motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player. *Excellent writing and speaking skills essential. *Familiarity with a variety of software programs, including standard Microsoft and GIS (e.g. ESRI) software products. GPS experience is a plus. *Ability to organize complex projects with a variety of partners. *Must be willing to travel and work weekends and nights as required. This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid New Jersey Driver's License. *Fundraising or grant writing experience is beneficial. Starting Date: 1 Sep 2004. Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience. This is a permanent part-time position, not to exceed 24 hrs/week. Option to expand to full time may be available in the future,
pending funding. Benefits: NJAS offers prorated vacation and sick leave
and option to enroll in pension plan to all permanent part-time employees. Application Deadline: 20 Aug 2004. Please submit a letter of interest and resume. Contact: TROY ETTEL, Director of Conservation & Stewardship, New Jersey Audubon Society, PO Box 693, Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924 (EM:, PH: 908.766.5787). The New Jersey Audubon Society
(NJAS) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJAS has no connection with the Nation

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