Conservation Coordinator- Millville, NJ
Organization: American Littoral Society
Job Title: Conservation Coordinator
Location: Millville, NJ
Hours and Compensation: Salary commensurate plus paid time off, health insurance, and other benefits
Position Dates: May 13th-
Application Deadline: April 15, 2013
Posted on: March 18th, 2013
The American Littoral Society is seeking a full-time conservation coordinator to work out of our Millville, New Jersey (Cumberland County) office. The primary objective of this position will be to educate the public about and advocate for increased protections for coastal wetlands, waterways and vital upland habitat in Cumberland, Salem, and Cape May Counties. This position reports to the Delaware Bayshore Project Manager. If you care about New Jersey’s environment and want to be part of a team that really makes a difference, this entry level position will provide the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced and effective environmental advocates in the state.
With training from our staff, the conservation coordinator will assist the Delaware Bayshore Project manager by:
-Educating the public about the importance of and need to protect
- Providing comment and testimony at municipal, county and regional hearings/meetings, where important debates about land-use policies, development proposals and planning initiatives are discussed. (Must be available to attend evening hearings)
- Reviewing and analyzing site plans and developing alternative recommendations to limit environmental impacts and create public benefits.
- Developing and delivering presentations to the public and officials about important coastal resources and tools needed to protect them.
- Writing “White-Papers” and fact sheets about topics such as stream-corridor protection ordinances, conservation-design development and landowner incentive programs for a “municipal tool kit.”
- Identifying priority sites in need of preservation along significant coastal tributaries of the Delaware Bay and performing outreach to landowners about how they can preserve their land.
- Increasing media coverage of important environmental issues germane to the region, including writing letters to the editor, Op-eds, and giving interviews with the press.
- A college graduate with background in environmental science, land use planning, or natural resource planning; or equivalent experience
- A good communicator, with written and oral skills
- Available to work flexible hours
- Computer literate and able to use MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (graphics/multimedia applications such as MS Illustrator and/or Photoshop, Flash, or video experience a plus)
- Passionate about protecting Delaware Bay’s unique coastal wetlands habitat and wildlife
- Extensive knowledge of natural resources in Cumberland, Salem, and/or Cape May County
- Eager to empower others
How to Apply:
E-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample in MS Word file or PDF to Ren?e Brecht at firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing samples can be articles, letters to the editor, reports or papers you have written. These do not need to be published works. If available, submit a video or YouTube link of a presentation you have given in public. Make sure all filenames include your name (not ours).