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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!

 

Openings at The Watershed Institute

Chief Operating Officer - Full time

Learn About our COO Position Here

Building Supervisor - Part time (Sundays & Saturdays)

JOB SUMMARY

The weekend Building Supervisor is responsible for the supervision and monitoring of the Watershed Center facility and surrounding campus. The position handles 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 position is under the supervision of the Deputy Director with assistance from the Volunteer Manager.

This is a part-time weekend position from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  Additional evening hours for special events held on the weekends will also be available regularly. Additional training on the building systems and campus logistics will be required prior to starting the position.

Payment is $15 – $18 per hour

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Position Tasks:

  • Supervision of visitor spaces within the Watershed Center.
  • Greet visitors in a friendly and professional manner, answer telephone, and assist welcome desk volunteers.
  • Respond to all inquiries, concerns, complaints and conflicts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Oversee the sales of gift shop purchases.
  • Assist with administration and scheduling of welcome desk volunteers.
  • Assist with administration of building supply orders.
  • Responsible for set up and breakdown for special events and programs at the Watershed Center.
  • Assist in the coordination of all weekend or campus events.
  • Handle all emergencies in accordance with Watershed emergency protocols.Required Skills:
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent people skills with customer service as a priority.
  • Dependable, self-motivated, and a team player.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft software and the internet.
  • Ability to perform physical labor; must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be over 18 yrs.

Desired but not required: Ability to supervise volunteer groups engaging in stewardship activities such as invasive species removal and trail maintenance.

Watershed Institute Building Supervisors are required to wear Watershed-issued clothing and have a neat and professional appearance at all times.

The Watershed Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourage applications from women and people of color.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest or resume to [email protected]

Watershed Nature Camp Counselor - Seasonal

The Watershed Institute is seeking enthusiastic seasonal staff for our popular summer camp program. Watershed Nature Camp is an eight-week outdoor day camp that provides immersion in nature on 950 acres in Hopewell Township (Mercer Co), NJ. 

Dates: Camp sessions run Monday through Friday from June 27 – August 19, 2022 (staff must be available for at least seven of those weeks)

Training: 60 hours of mandatory training will be held between June 13 – 24

Hours: A typical workday will run from 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., but a variety of Thursday evening cookouts, Thursday overnight campouts, and offsite, overnight trips may be necessary.

Rates: $12.25-$13.25/hr. based on experience

Benefits: 

  • Bi-weekly pay
  • First Aid/CPR training will be provided and reimbursement for Lifeguarding certification, if desired
  • Meals provided during extended programming (cookouts and overnights)
  • *Transportation to and from Trenton (see *responsibility below)

Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or equivalent and age 17 or older
  • First Aid/CPR certification (training provided)
  • Experience working with diverse children or youth in an outdoor setting
  • Enthusiasm for nature, the environment, and sustainability
  • Ability to work as a team in stressful situations
  • Enthusiasm for public speaking or leading group activities or games (training provided)
  • Adaptability and flexibility to ever-changing situations
  • Ability to work outside all day during hot and humid summer weather
  • Ability to walk for at least 2-6 miles a day on uneven terrain
  • Must have up-to-date vaccination against COVID-19

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and support the physical and emotional safety of all campers, including relevant safety documentation
  • Work as a team with 1-2 other staff and 1-2 volunteers to supervise 10-21 campers (ages Kindergarten through 9th grade)
  • Uphold camp policies, procedures, and values
  • Assist in the planning and revising of weekly schedules in order to reach thematic learning goals
  • Lead and/or participate in presentation aspects of the program including environmental education activities, nature crafts, outdoor survival skills, and games
  • Maintain supplies for all daily activities, including the safe handling of food for cookouts and campouts
  • For those working with campers in 3rd-9th grades, facilitate offsite field trips that may include touring other facilities, hiking, or boating
  • For those working with the 7th-9th grade group, work as a team to facilitate two offsite overnight trips that include boating, backpacking, and camping
  • *For those who would like transportation to and from Trenton, be responsible for the duties of bus monitor for campers also riding the bus

To apply: Submit your resume and send a response to the questions below to [email protected] with Watershed Nature Camp Counselor as the subject line.
Please respond via written document or a 3-5 minute video or voice recording to the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in working with the Watershed Nature Camp this summer?
  • Highlight some experiences you have had that will help you fulfill the responsibilities this position
  • What do you love to do when you are outdoors?

We value diversity, inclusion, and respect for all living things and the land. We are committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourage applications from people of color, and neighboring communities. We strive to inspire future generations of environmental scientists and naturalists. Watershed Nature Camp staff will uphold and model these values while providing a healthy, safe, and fun experience for campers. Learn more about the Watershed Nature Camp here.

The Watershed Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Watershed Nature Camp Group Leader - Seasonal

The Watershed Institute is seeking enthusiastic seasonal staff for our popular summer camp program. Watershed Nature Camp is an eight-week outdoor day camp that provides immersion in nature on 950 acres in Hopewell Township (Mercer Co), NJ. 

Dates: Camp sessions run Monday through Friday from June 27 – August 19, 2022 (staff must be available for at least seven of those weeks)
Training: 60 hours of mandatory training will be held between June 13 – 24
Hours: A typical workday will run from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., but a variety of Thursday evening cookouts, Thursday overnight campouts, and offsite, overnight trips may be necessary.
Rates: $14.25/hr

Benefits:

● bi-weekly pay
● First Aid/CPR training will be provided, and reimbursement for Lifeguarding certification, if applicable
● Meals provided during extended programming (cookouts and overnights)

Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or equivalent and age 19 or older
  • First Aid/CPR certification (training provided)
  • Lifeguarding or Wilderness First Aid preferred (will reimburse for training)
  • Experience working with diverse children or youth in an outdoor setting
  • Experience facilitating programs or experiences about nature, the environment, or sustainability
  • Ability to work as a team and make decisions in high-stress situations
  • Ability to remain calm and professional during an emergency situation
  • Adaptability and flexibility in ever-changing situations
  • Ability to work outside all day during hot and humid summer weather
  • Ability to walk for at least 2-6 miles a day on uneven terrain

Must have up-to-date vaccinations against COVID-19

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and support the physical and emotional safety of all campers, including relevant safety documentation
  • Lead a team of 1-2 other staff and 1-2 volunteers to supervise 10-21 campers (ages Kindergarten through 9th grade)
  • Be a role model for camp policies, procedures, and values
  • Lead the planning and revising of weekly schedules in order to reach thematic learning goals
  • Lead and participate in presentation aspects of the program including environmental education activities, nature crafts, outdoor survival skills, and games
  • Maintain supplies for all daily activities, including the safe handling of food for cookouts and campouts
  • Provide excellent customer service to families during check-in and check-out and other in-person interactions
  • Provide constructive feedback to volunteer Counselors-in-Training on a weekly basis
  • For those working with campers in 3rd-9th grades, supervise offsite field trips that could include touring other facilities, hiking, or
  • For those working with the 7th-9th grade group, supervise 2 offsite overnight trips that include boating, backpacking, and camping

To apply: Submit your resume and send a response to the questions below to [email protected] with Watershed Nature Camp Group Leader as the subject line.
Please respond via written document or a 3-5 minute video or voice recording to the following questions:

Why are you interested in working with the Watershed Nature Camp this summer? 

Highlight some of your experiences that will help you fulfill the responsibilities of this position.

What do you love to do when you are outdoors?
We value diversity, inclusion, and respect for all living things and the land. We are committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourage applications from people of color, and neighboring communities. We strive to inspire future generations of environmental scientists and naturalists. Watershed Nature Camp staff will uphold and model these values while providing a healthy, safe, and fun experience for campers. Learn more about the Watershed Nature Camp here. 

The Watershed Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

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