Employment

Keeping water clean, safe, and healthy is the heart of our mission. We work to protect and restore our water and natural environment in central New Jersey through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. We hope you’ll join us!

Part-Time — Weekend Customer Service / Building Supervisor

Under the supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator and the Deputy Director, the Weekend Customer Service/Building Supervisor is responsible for the supervision and monitoring of the Watershed Center facility and surrounding campus handling customer service transactions and inquiries, assisting with welcome desk responsibilities, opening and closing the Center and handling any building management and campus visitor issues that arise.

This is a PT weekend position from 10 – 4 on Saturday and Sunday. There may be additional hours for special events conducted on the weekends as well. Additional training on the building systems and campus logistics will be required prior to appointment.

Responsibilities Include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Supervision of visitor spaces within the Watershed Center.
  • Greet members in a friendly and professional manner, answer telephone, and assist front desk volunteers.
  • Respond to all inquiries, concerns, complaints and conflicts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Oversee the sales of all gift shop purchases.
  • Assist with administration and scheduling of front desk volunteers.
  • Assist with administration of building supply orders.
  • Responsible for room set up and breakdown for special events and programs inside the Watershed Center.
  • Assist in the coordination of all weekend or campus events.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, communication and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent people skills. Customer service is a priority and Customer Service experience preferred.
  • Dependable, self-motivated and a team player.
  • Strong computer/keyboard/typing skills required.
  • Proficient in use of the internet, Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to perform physical labor and must be able to lift up to 40lbs.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license.
  • Must be over 18 yrs.

Watershed staff members are required to wear a provided shirt and have a neat and professional appearance at all times.
Pay range $10-12 per hour, depending on level of experience and qualifications.

To Apply: submit your resume and cover letter to Deputy Director, Kevin Walsh, at kwalsh@thewatershed.org.

The Watershed Association is central New Jersey’s first environmental group. Since 1949, the organization has worked to protect and restore clean water and the natural environment in our region through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. Our offices are located in the LEED platinum Watershed Center on the 950-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township.

Stony Brook-Millstone Delaware River Watershed Fellow

Note: The deadline for application submission has been extended to May 15, 2018!!!

The Watershed Center is seeking Two Fellows who will assist the Science & Stewardship staff in the continuation of comprehensive water quality monitoring studies in the Central Delaware Watershed and use the skills, knowledge, and findings from the project to educate the Center’s constituency about water quality issues, and to create technical reports on the purpose and initial findings of the studies.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants should be 18 – 24 years old.
  • Applicants should live in a town/city located on the Delaware River (or in the Delaware watershed).

The Fellow will help our scientists conduct site assessments; monitor macroorganisms, physical and chemical parameters with respect to natural and anthropogenic events; deploy and utilize monitoring equipment in the field; analyze, summarize and report results. He/She will also participate in the Watershed Center’s volunteer and K-12 educational outreach efforts to educate the community about pollution and watershed health, as well as other Center duties as needed.

Additionally, the Fellow will create an exhibit/poster about the project for display in the Watershed Center and/or use at community events, conferences, and/or informal interactions with users of area trails. Please Note: You may be learning many new skills, but previous experience or a background in environmental science is NOT required.

Position Location: 31 Titus Mill Rd, Pennington, NJ  08534.  The fellow will spend time both at the Watershed Center in Pennington, as well as along Jacob’s Creek in Hopewell Twp, NJ.

Fellowship-Specific Duties:

  • Engage target communities in the SBMWA and Delaware watershed through stewardship, education, recreation and civic engagement.
  • Participate in a 3-day Watershed Stewardship Training at Pocono Environmental Education Center (June 13-15.) http://www.peec.org/
  • Complete a required Capstone project to be presented at the end of season Watershed Fellowship Summit, August 17. This individual project should help enhance network goals, deepen the connection and engagement of trail and water users and expand watershed protection and restoration.
  • Fellows will be expected to participate in regular online interaction with the other Watershed Fellows through an online discussion platform.
  • Fellows will be required to visit at least two other Environmental Centers in the network in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Delaware River watershed.

Center/Project-Specific Duties:

  • Learn the structure and function of a watershed.
  • Become knowledgeable about the LEED platinum certified SBMW Center for engaging the community.
  • Help assess field sites for sampling, land-use and habitat quality.
  • Learn and employ accepted water quality monitoring protocols for parameters such as macroinvertebrates, bacteria, and water chemistry. Learn to analyze collected data with respect to watershed health and to communicate results.
  • Use all acquired skills/knowledge to support the Watershed Center’s various outreach programs and events (education department programs, Watershed Academy, tabling fairs & festivals, etc.) to educate the community about stewardship and watershed health.
  • Help support other science department related projects and Watershed activities as needed.
  • Attend departmental and other Center staff meetings.
  • Occasional evening & weekend hours are necessary.
  • Please visit http://thewatershed.org/ to learn more about the Center’s programs, projects and events.

**SBMWA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

Essential dates

  • June 4: Fellows’ start date at SBMWA.
  • June 13 – 15: Required Watershed Stewardship Training (overnight) at Pocono Environmental Education Center. (Food and accommodations )
  • August 17: Watershed Fellowship Summit at John Heinz NWR, Philadel
  • August 24: Approximate Last day of Fellowship

Compensation: This position pays $12/hr. Fellows will serve 35-40 hrs/week for 12 weeks.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Steven Tuorto, PhD.

Director of Science & Stewardship

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

stuorto@thewatershed.org

Application Deadline: May 15, 2018

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBMWA) is working with other local environmental centers in an effort to build the Alliance for Watershed Education, a network focused on constituency building and stewardship of the Delaware River Watershed. This network of 23 environmental centers, spread across the Delaware River watershed, is interconnected by The Circuit, the regional trail network of multi-use bike/pedestrian trails and waterways (rivers, streams, creeks.). The Centers network seeks to hire young people (up to 2 at each center,) for a 12 week summer fellowship designed to advance our collective impact across the watershed. This program will foster watershed stewardship by establishing a team of ambassadors and building capacity for a network of centers.

 

Keeping water clean, safe and healthy is at the heart of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Center’s mission. We work to protect and restore our water and natural environment in central New Jersey through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. Our staff includes policy advocates, scientists, land and water stewards, naturalists and educators. We speak out for your water and environment, protect and restore sensitive habitats, test our waterways for pollution and inspire others to care for the natural world. We focus our work in the Stony Brook, Millstone and the lower Central Delaware River Watersheds.

Watershed Nature Camp Group Leader

Announcing 2018 summer employment opportunities! Watershed Nature Camp is an outdoor day camp focused on nature and ecology and is located on the 950-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township (Mercer County), NJ. Local applicants preferred; housing is not available. Watershed Nature Camp is a program of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association.

Group Leader – 5 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $4,230

  • Must be 18 or older by July 2, 2018
  • Supervises and leads 2 Counselors and 1 Counselor-In-Training
  • Works with Counselors to plan, prepare, and implement programming
  • Communicates daily with parents about campers
  • Keeps accurate weekly records

Camp Staff Job Duties

  • Reports to the Camp Director
  • Supervises up to 20 campers, ages 5-14
  • Works with a team to plan, prepare, teach and evaluate camp programming
  • Appropriately models behaviors and uses positive behavior-management techniques
  • Conducts day trips, overnight trips, and canoeing trips (most positions)
  • Provides first aid
  • Cleans and maintains the camp buildings, campus, and equipment

Camp Staff Qualifications

Availability to work these dates is required (accommodation may be made for school commitments):

Ten-day training: Weekdays from June 18 – 29, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. plus one overnight.

Seven-week camp: Weekdays from July 2 – August 17, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. plus up to 7 overnights and/or evenings.

  • Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED certification required by June 18, 2018
  • Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid, and water safety certifications very beneficial Must enjoy working with kids
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; ability to lift up to 35 pounds Ability to work outside in heat, humidity and rain; tolerate ticks, poison ivy, thorns, and dirt
  • Experience working with children, preferably in a camp or outdoor setting
  • Knowledge of local ecology and natural history is beneficial
  • Enthusiasm for nature, the environment, and working with children
  • Skilled in communication, collaboration, and cooperation
  • Strong patience, flexibility, punctuality, and affinity for teamwork.

Camp Staff Benefits

  • Bi-weekly pay
  • Meals provided on overnights
  • 2 camp t-shirts to tie-dye
  • Partial reimbursement for first aid, CPR, lifeguarding, etc. certifications may be available
  • Invaluable experience working with children outdoors
  • Healthy exercise

Applications accepted through April 1 or until all positions are filled. Send an employment application, cover letter and resume to:
Tammy Love, Camp Director Watershed Nature Camp 31 Titus Mill Road Pennington, NJ 08534 tlove@thewatershed.org

The Watershed Association is central New Jersey’s first environmental group. Since 1949, the organization has worked to protect and restore clean water and the natural environment in our region through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. Our offices are located in the LEED platinum Watershed Center on the 950-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township.

 

Watershed Nature Camp Counselor  

Announcing 2018 summer employment opportunities! Watershed Nature Camp is an outdoor day camp focused on nature and ecology and is located on the 950-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township (Mercer County), NJ. Local applicants preferred; housing is not available. Watershed Nature Camp is a program of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association.

Counselor – 9 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $3,215

  • Must be 17 or older by July 2, 2018
  • Works with Group Leader and fellow Counselor to plan, prepare, and implement programming

Camp Staff Job Duties

  • Reports to the Camp Director
  • Supervises up to 20 campers, ages 5-14
  • Works with a team to plan, prepare, teach and evaluate camp programming
  • Appropriately models behaviors and uses positive behavior-management techniques
  • Conducts day trips, overnight trips, and canoeing trips (most positions)
  • Provides first aid
  • Cleans and maintains the camp buildings, campus, and equipment

Camp Staff Qualifications

Availability to work these dates is required (accommodation may be made for school commitments):

Ten-day training: Weekdays from June 18 – 29, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. plus one overnight.

Seven-week camp: Weekdays from July 2 – August 17, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. plus up to 7 overnights and/or evenings.

  • Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED certification required by June 18, 2018
  • Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid, and water safety certifications very beneficial Must enjoy working with kids
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; ability to lift up to 35 pounds Ability to work outside in heat, humidity and rain; tolerate ticks, poison ivy, thorns, and dirt
  • Experience working with children, preferably in a camp or outdoor setting
  • Knowledge of local ecology and natural history is beneficial
  • Enthusiasm for nature, the environment, and working with children
  • Skilled in communication, collaboration, and cooperation
  • Strong patience, flexibility, punctuality, and affinity for teamwork.

Camp Staff Benefits

  • Bi-weekly pay
  • Meals provided on overnights
  • 2 camp t-shirts to tie-dye
  • Partial reimbursement for first aid, CPR, lifeguarding, etc. certifications may be available
  • Invaluable experience working with children outdoors
  • Healthy exercise

Applications accepted through April 1 or until all positions are filled. Send an employment application, cover letter and resume to:
Tammy Love, Camp Director Watershed Nature Camp 31 Titus Mill Road Pennington, NJ 08534 tlove@thewatershed.org

The Watershed Association is central New Jersey’s first environmental group. Since 1949, the organization has worked to protect and restore clean water and the natural environment in our region through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. Our offices are located in the LEED platinum Watershed Center on the 950-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township.