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New Jersey Conservation Foundation, one of the nation's premier land preservation groups, is proud of our enthusiastic team of professionals. We are a leading force in the nation's strongest open space movement, with more than 30 staff and a 60-year history.

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We offer competitive nonprofit salaries (commensurate with experience), offices in a scenic park, an excellent benefits program, and a great work environment.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

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2023 Delaware River Watershed Fellowship

at New Jersey Conservation Foundation at Gateway Park

Start date: June 5-14, 2023  End date: August 18-25, 2023

The Delaware River Watershed Fellowship is a 12 week, paid summer job opportunity designed to introduce young people from local communities to careers in environmental education. Fellows are hired at one of 23 environmental education centers across the Delaware River Watershed. Fellows participate in training sessions to help prepare them for a summer of helping people connect with nature and informing their local communities about issues affecting the Delaware River, the source of drinking water for 13 million people living in the region.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation, a member of the Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE), is seeking to hire a Fellow from  the Camden, NJ region to help connect with local community members around protecting the Delaware River and its waterways.

Position Location: New Jersey Conservation Foundation has a Camden Office at 622 Cooper Street in Camden. Much of the Fellow’s time will be spent working outdoors at Gateway Park and other parks in Camden. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate on projects with other Fellows in Camden based at the Center for Aquatic Sciences.

Compensation: Fellows are paid $15.50/hr, 35-40 hours a week over the summer.

Duties:

  • Fellows will participate in a 3 day watershed education training, at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (overnight, June 14-16.) http://www.peec.org/  (Depending on Covid limitations at the time, some or all of this training may take place virtually.)
  • Fellows will help their host Center lead programs and activities, whether in-person or virtually, for community members and visitors to their site.
  • Fellows will attend virtual webinars as well as in-person meetings with Fellows from other AWE Centers.
  • Fellows will be paired with mentors from AWE Centers as well as past Fellowship alumni. Fellows will check in with their mentors twice a month.
  • With guidance from their supervisor and mentors, Fellows will focus their efforts on a specific Capstone Project and present their work at the end-of-program Summit event (August 18).
  • Fellows will document their progress by completing a short log report every week.

The New Jersey Conservation Foundation Fellow will specifically:

  • Become familiar with the species and health of trees at Gateway Park to assess tree care needs 
  • With support from NJCF staff, partners and research, develop a protocol for regular tree care and educational program to engage the public in helping steward the trees at Gateway
  • Through outreach to Camden residents, engage a group of volunteers who will regularly monitor and help care for trees and resources at Gateway Park
  • Help to train volunteers and create a system for logging visits to the park and findings 

Qualifications and Experience:

    • Age 18+ by June 5, 2023 start date.
    • A background in environmental education is not required.
  • Interest in learning to identify trees and how to care for them.
  • Ability to communicate with groups of people
  • Good organizational skills
  • Interest in/ability to design public relations materials
  • Fluency in English and Spanish a plus

Essential dates:
– June 5, 2023: Fellow start date at New Jersey Conservation Foundation (Any date between June 5-9 is doable)
– June 14-16: Fellowship Orientation (overnight) at Pocono Environmental Education Center. (Meals, transportation and accommodations provided.)
– August 18: Watershed Fellowship Summit (location to be announced).
– August 25: Last day of Fellowship (Fellows may finish their term of service any time after the August 18 Summit as needed.)

How to apply:
Email a resume and cover letter to:

Stephanie Kreiser

Director for South Jersey

stephanie@njconservation.org

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 28, 2023

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More about New Jersey Conservation Foundation

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to preserve New Jersey’s land and natural resources for the benefit of all. In the City of Camden, we work to make parks, trails and waterways more accessible to the public, provide relevant programs for the community, and protect vibrant green spaces. 

Since 1960, New Jersey Conservation Foundation has protected over 140,000 acres of natural areas and farmland throughout New Jersey – from the Highlands to the Pine Barrens to the Delaware Bay, from farms to forests to urban and suburban parks.

More about the Alliance for Watershed Education

Organized in 2016, the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River is a regional initiative of twenty-three partnering environmental education centers, funded and supported by the William Penn Foundation. Each of these centers is located along the Circuit Trail or a major connecting trail, and on waterways throughout the Delaware River Watershed in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

This position is made possible through the support of the William Penn Foundation.

 

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The health and safety of our employees, volunteers and interns is our top priority.  New Jersey Conservation Foundation has adopted “COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies and Guidelines” based on guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.   All employees, volunteers and interns  will be given a copy of this policy upon commencement of employment or service to the organization and are expected to fully adhere to the procedures and guidelines outlined in this policy.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

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