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!

River-Friendly Program Coordinator 

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) River-Friendly Coordinator. The River-Friendly Program was created in 2003 to promote clean water and a healthy environment through voluntary actions by individuals and institutions.

The River-Friendly Coordinator works one-on-one with residents, schools, businesses and golf courses to improve water and habitat quality through stewardship actions. These actions are designed to conserve water, restore habitat for wildlife, and educate the public about human impacts and environmental stewardship. More on the program here, thewatershed.org/river-friendly, or at the program’s main page at njriverfriendly.org. Please note, this position is funded for one year only, and subsequent years will be subject to performance and funding.

The River-Friendly (RF) Coordinator works within the Watershed’s Science and Stewardship Department to promote and expand the four main programs (Residential, Schools, Businesses, Golf Courses), and work with the participants towards certification. She/He will actively engage the community through outreach, education, and restoration actions with a goal of reducing non-point source pollution.

Operational Duties:

  • Identify contacts and partners to recruit applicants to the RF Schools, Business, and Golf Course programs.
  • Work with RF participants throughout the certification process including reviewing applications, conducting site visits, determining goals, and coordinating with a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on any of the required topics or as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance to clients regarding RF standard actions including Integrated Pest Management, Landscape Care, Snow Removal and De-icing Practices, Stormwater Management, Water Conservation, Employee Education, and Stream/Habitat Assessments.
  • Develop an action item, process, and contractor list as a resource for each of the RF programs.

Communication and Outreach:

  • Develop/lead/participate in new and/or currently established educational/informational RF activities such as school programming, tabling events, workshops, stream clean-ups, etc. to broaden and engage the constituency of the RF programs.
  • Design and distribute program brochures, flyers, manuals, technical reports and/or fact sheets.
  • Train and support other organizations interested in adopting the RF program.

Program Administration:

  •  Maintain the RF applications, member list, and any associated program data; document progress and evaluate program effectiveness using measurable outcomes.
  • Maintain the RF website, keeping info related to participants, events, programs, etc. current.
  • Perform other duties as required as part of the Watershed Association’s Science Staff.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science or similar field, and at least one year of work experience; individuals with equivalent knowledge/experience may also apply
  • Knowledge of water quality and human/environment impact issues;
  • Knowledge of stormwater pollution impacts and mitigation through Green Infrastructure features (rain barrels, rain gardens, bioretention systems, etc.) is preferable.
  • Outreach and diplomacy skills, ability to communicate the subject matter to a wide range of audiences.
  • Excellent written & verbal skills; experience with public speaking.
  • Computer skills including MS Office software; desktop publishing and website management skills a plus.
  • Strong team player and comfortable working independently with minimum direction.

To Apply: submit your resume and cover letter to the Director of Science & Stewardship, Steve Tuorto, PhD, at stuorto@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 Educator 

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person with strong knowledge about water and watersheds for its award-winning environmental education program, located on the 950-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township, New Jersey.

The reserve includes a 1,500 square foot Butterfly House, a LEED- Platinum certified building, an organic farm, acres of field and forest, a pond, and a portion of the Stony Brook. Education staff conducts approximately 400 programs annually, reaching 10,000 people. Among these environmental science and ecology-based programs are school field trips addressing the Next Generation Science Standards, children’s and family programs for the public, teacher workshops, and a summer environmental education day camp.

Position begins in January 2018; salary commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, education, the life sciences or related majors, or equivalent life experience
  • Experience working with children in an outdoor, educational setting
  • Strong knowledge of water, watersheds, and natural history
  • Experience working with volunteers and/or interns
  • Experience designing environmental education programs
  • Good organizational skills; ability to multitask
  • Excellent communication skills; written, verbal and listening
  • Strong interest and enthusiasm for the environment and desire to share it with others, especially children
  • Strong spirit of cooperation and teamwork; good sense of humor
  • Willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of nature center work

 

Interested people should forward a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and salary requirements to:

 Pat Heaney, Education ManagerStony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

31 Titus Mill Road

Pennington, NJ 08534

pheaney@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.

 

Full-Time Municipal Policy Specialist

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, a dynamic and multifaceted non-profit conservation organization, is seeking a full-time Municipal Policy Specialist to work in its Policy Department under the direction of the Policy Director and Executive Director.

The Municipal Policy Specialist works with municipal officials, including Environmental Commissions and elected municipal governing bodies to promote policies and ordinances to protect clean water and the environment. This position requires appearances and speaking at municipal meetings (Planning Board, Zoning Board, Environmental Commission, etc), state policy meetings, and regional environmental workgroup/coalition meetings. Evening hours and occasional Saturdays are required, as determined by municipal scheduling and the Policy Director. The Municipal Policy Specialist cultivates personal contacts and community organizing in the towns in our watershed in order to assist residents with environmental issues and to garner support for environmental policies.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a political, governmental or environmental field
  • Knowledge of water quality and environmental issues
  • Organizational and diplomatic skills, including the ability to communicate technical information effectively to a wide range of audiences
  • Experience with local governments, Planning Boards, Environmental Commissions, etc
  • Excellent written, verbal, listening and public speaking skills
  • Computer skills including major software packages (MS Office, G Suite) and ability to learn additional skills as necessary
  • Strong team player and also comfortable working independently with minimum direction
  • Ability to prioritize multiple concurrent projects

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.

 

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Kevin Walsh, Deputy Director kwalsh@thewatershed.org

Watershed Teacher-Naturalist Internship

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is seeking enthusiastic, creative and motivated candidates to fill two PAID positions as Teacher-Naturalist Interns in the Education Department. Located in Hopewell Township, NJ, the internship provides training and experience in a wide range of environmental education activities.

The Education Interns work in the LEED-Platinum certified Watershed Center, which includes exhibit halls, classrooms and a lab. We utilize the surrounding 950-acre Watershed Reserve with its fields, forests, pond and streams as an outdoor classroom. The interns work with a team of environmental educators and report to the Education Director. Compensation: $15,000 salary plus housing on site.

Start Date: Monday, January 29, 2018 – End Date: Saturday, December 16, 2018

Tuesday through Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM, some occasional Mondays and evenings
[Camp Season: June 18-August 17] – Monday through Friday, 8 AM-5:30PM, plus some evenings and overnights

Position Location: The Watershed Center & Reserve, 31 Titus Mill Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team with Education Staff to plan and implement a wide variety of hands-on, outdoor environmental education programs including:
    • Weekly preschool and weekend programs for families and adults
    • Inquiry-based school programs and field trips, addressing the Next Generation Science Standards
    • Scout badge workshops and children’s birthday parties
  • Work at Watershed Nature Camp 2018 as Group Leader or Camp Counselor
  • Create web material and hands-on teaching tools
  • Assist with animal care for small collection in the Watershed Center (reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish)
  • Keep a naturalist journal
  • Create a personal portfolio documenting the internship
  • Complete a final intern project
  • Perform simple administrative tasks such as greeting visitors, program registrations, processing payments
  • Other duties as requested to maintain departmental and organizational continuity

 

Qualifications:

  • Academic background (college course work and/or degree preferable) in ecology, education, environmental studies, or related field
  • Experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting
  • Strong interest and enthusiasm for working in the outdoors, in all weather conditions
  • Passion for sharing nature and the environment with others
  • Good communication skills with children and adults
  • Willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of departmental work
  • Ability to be on their feet and walking for extended periods of time and able to lift a min. 25 lbs.
  • Current certification in Standard First Aid and adult and child CPR.
  • Minimum age of 21
  • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle is highly desirable

 

Posting will remain active until both positions are filled. Electronic submissions are preferred. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and list of references to the attention of:

 

Pat Heaney, Education Manager
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-3735 ext 11
pheaney@thewatershed.org

 

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