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!

 

Employment opportunities at The Watershed Institute are posted as they become available.

Development Assistant  –  Full Time/Benefits/Exempt Position
Salary – $38-$43K depending on experience

 

General Function

The Development Assistant will play an integral role in increasing revenue and fundraising for The Watershed Institute, including major gifts and annual giving, foundation and corporate grants, and special events. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent customer relation skills in dealing with donors, volunteers, and employees. They will be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Fundraising: Reports to Development Director (Approx. 70% of time)

  • Support Development team in their efforts to obtain donations from individuals including research, identification, cultivation and stewardship. Solicit existing and prospective donors under direction of Development Director.

  • In collaboration with Executive Director and Development Director, develop strategies to best engage donors and Board members and understand their connections to the Watershed, interests, and abilities.

  • Research and identify new donor prospects.

  • Assist in the design, production, and mailings of all fundraising appeals and other donor correspondence.

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of small and large scale special events and attend all major fundraising events.

  • Assist with grant research, writing and reporting.

  • Attend networking fairs and events to help in the identification of new donors or partners.

Database and Gift Management: Reports to Development Operations Manager (Approx. 30% of time)

  • Assist with preparation and management of donor mailings and other development communications including but not limited to membership renewals, end-of-year appeal, acknowledgements, annual report and other activities. Oversee volunteers in preparing mailings.

  • Assist with gift entry in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Assist with hard copy and electronic documentation filing.

  • Update and maintain donor and prospective donor information in the database.

  • Share responsibility for reporting and analysis from donor database.

  • Provide support and follow-up to major events including gift entry, preparing reports and managing acknowledgement mailings.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with minimum of two years of related experience in the non-profit sector.

  • Superb organizational skills, attention to detail, project management skills, and the ability to plan, prioritize and handle multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to maintain and ensure confidentiality.

  • Flexibility to work outside normal office hours (some evenings & weekends) for special events, meetings and tabling activities.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with Google Apps

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with others and to present ideas effectively, verbally and in writing.

  • Aptitude for and willingness to be trained on assorted software tools used in managing the flow of data and gifts for the organization.

  • Basic experience with fundraising software or data base programs.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Laurie Babicki at lbabicki@thewatershed.org

Assistant Director, Watershed Nature Camp – Seasonal 
Salary – $5,300

• Must be 21 or older by July 8, 2019

• Must have experience with team leadership

• Will work with camp director to train and manage staff, and implement summer programming

 

Duties

• Reports to and works closely with the Camp Director

• Co-supervises 16 staff members, 4 CITs, and 80 campers each week

• Works with Camp Director to plan and prepare staff training; train, supervise and evaluate staff; participate in and evaluate camp programming; and complete day-to-day camp administration tasks

• Provides support to Camp Director and Camp Staff as needed

• Keep detailed, organized records

• Daily communication with camp parents

• Join camp groups, when necessary, to help with activities, fill in for absences, or run an activity

• Provides first aid when necessary

• Assists with cleaning and maintenance of the camp buildings, campus, and equipment

Qualifications

Availability to work these dates is required:

Training and Camp prep: Weekdays from May 21 – June 21, 20 hours per week

Ten-day staff training: Weekdays from June 21 – July 3, 8 a.m. – 5:30 a.m. plus one overnight

Seven-week camp: Weekdays from July 8 – August 30, 8 a.m. – 5:30 a.m. plus 7 overnights

• Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED certification required by June 24, 2019

• Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid, and water safety certifications very beneficial

• Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

• 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 the 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 organization, patience, punctuality, and affinity for teamwork

• Excellent camp spirit, enduring enthusiasm, and flexibility

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

• Supervisory experience at a busy camp

• 5 days vacation (non-consecutive)

• Healthy exercise

Applications accepted through April 1 or until the position is filled. Send an employment application, cover letter and resume to:

Michelle Perkins, Camp Director

Watershed Nature Camp

31 Titus Mill Road Pennington, NJ 08534

mperkins@thewatershed.org

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

• Must be 17 or older by July 8, 2019

• Works with Group Leader and fellow Counselor to plan, prepare, and implement programming

GROUP LEADER – 5 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $4,230

• Must be 18 or older by July 8, 2019

• 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

• Record 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 21 – July 3, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., plus one overnight

Seven-week camp: Weekdays from July 8 – August 23, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., plus up to 7 overnights and/or evenings.  An additional week may be available August 26-30 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

• Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED certification required by June 18, 2019

• 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 the 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

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:

Michelle Perkins, Camp Director

Watershed Nature Camp

31 Titus Mill Road Pennington, NJ 08534 mperkins@thewatershed.org

FLOATING COUNSELOR– 2 positions available; seasonal salary- $3,500

• Must be 18 or older by July 8, 2019

• Needs to be flexible

• Will work with a variety of ages, as needed, throughout the summer

• Works with Counselors and Group Leaders to plan, prepare and implement programming

• Previous experience with children in a group setting (classroom, camp, daycare, etc.)

Floating Counselor Job Duties

• Reports to the Camp Director

• Supervises up to 20 campers ages 5-11

• Acts as a substitute for Counselors and, occasionally, Group Leaders

• Appropriately models behaviors and uses positive behavior-management techniques

• Conducts day trips and overnights (some throughout the summer)

• Provides first aid

• Cleans and maintains the camp buildings, campus, and equipment

Floating Counselor Qualifications

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

Ten-day training: Weekdays from June 21 – July 3, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., plus one overnight

Seven-week camp: Weekdays from July 8 – August 23, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., plus up to 7 overnights and/or evenings. An additional week may be available August 26-30 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

• Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED certification required by June 24, 2019

• 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 the 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

Floating Counselor 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

• 1 week vacation

• Healthy exercise

Applications accepted through April 1 or until all positions are filled. Send an employment application, cover letter and resume to:

Michelle Perkins, Camp Director

Watershed Nature Camp

31 Titus Mill Road Pennington, NJ 08534

mperkins@thewatershed.org