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!

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.