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NH Audubon, a nonprofit statewide membership organization, is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and habitat throughout the state. Independent of the National Audubon Society, NH Audubon has offered programs in wildlife conservation, land protection, environmental policy, and environmental education since 1914. The mission of New Hampshire Audubon is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people.

We offer a competitive benefits package which includes a tax deferred retirement plan, health care plan, flexible spending accounts and generous vacation time (eligibility for benefits is based on hours requirements).

Open Positions at NH Audubon

Administrative Assistant

LOCATION: McLane Center, Concord, NH

COMPENSATION: $18-$20 an hour, commensurate with experience. This position also includes an NH Audubon Annual Membership ($60 value) and access to Pro Deals.

HOURS: Core schedule to be determined within the regular business hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm. Days vary according to schedule.

SCHEDULE: 20 hours per week, part-time, non-exempt (hourly paid) staff position.  Schedule may vary according to needs.

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by providing general administrative support to the President and additional staff within the organization.

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Director of Human Resources

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

Providing efficient and effective administrative support to president:

  • Manage President’s Outlook calendar and email and scheduled meetings.
  • Monitor availability of President and coordinate communications with staff, when needed.
  • Assist President with online biweekly timekeeping tasks.
  • Maintain current information in organization documents and records; distribute documents to appropriate staff, members, partners, and other recipients.
  • Develop and maintain organized filing system for the President’s office and important organization files.
  • Maintain an organized, efficient and welcoming work environment (both personal workspace and President’s).
  • Complete general office tasks including, but not limited to running errands, filing, photocopying, and scanning documents.
  • Develop templates and protocol for submitting correspondence and testimony to President for review and signature.
  • Establish and maintain digital and hard copy records of all correspondence and legislative testimony.

Serving as liaison between President and Board of Trustees:

  • Maintain central repository for Board and Committee meeting minutes.
  • Research and implement portal for Board of Trustees.
  • Launch and assist with initial user training on portal.
  • Attend Board of Trustee meetings and record meeting minutes when requested.
  • Manage board meeting logistics such as scheduling, room reservations, and refreshments.
  • Serve as main point of contact and assist President with administrative requests from the Board of Trustees.
  • Maintain files on Board of Trustees members and potential members.
  • Assist with orientation and onboarding of Board of Trustee members.

Providing administrative support to staff within organization:

  • Record meeting minutes at monthly all-staff meeting (and other meetings, as requested) and implement systems to store and share minutes, as appropriate.
  • Support Membership & Development Department with mailings and special event coordination.
  • Purchase and prepare refreshments for meetings, including monthly all staff meetings.
  • Plan and coordinate birthday, holiday and other special staff events or celebrations at McLane Center or other venues.

WORKING CONDITIONS: NH Audubon’s work culture is characterized by excellent colleagues who share a collaborative spirit, commitment to mission, open communication, and high integrity. Our offices are non-smoking, with both open workspaces and private offices.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High School graduate or GED required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience: Two to three years administrative experience with demonstrated ability to make independent and coordinated decisions.  Experience with social media, updated office technology, and strong experience and/or demonstrated skills with MS Office products and database programs.

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: The candidate must have exceptional communication skills including interpersonal, written, and phone skills with a high level of professionalism and courtesy and ability to maintain confidentiality. Also required are exceptional administrative skills, attention to detail, good problem solving skills, and a high degree of organization.  Candidate must have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, and ability to work independently.

Physical Demands: The position requires standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting and transporting a minimum of 25 pounds. Candidate must be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks under extended heavy pressure and be able to function in a fast paced environment.  Candidate must also be capable of using visual display keyboard with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard. Some local travel will be required. Valid NH driver’s license required.

Minimum age required: 18

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

NH Audubon is a welcoming inclusive organization committed to ensuring people of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome and respected. NH Audubon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or Vietnam Era/Disabled Veteran status, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NH Audubon complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where NH Audubon has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume outlining your education, experience, and skills to jobs@nhaudubon.org. Include the position title “Administrative Assistant” in the subject heading.

POSTED: April 2024

Director of Education

POSITION SUMMARY: NH Audubon is seeking a dynamic and visionary Director of Education to lead our educational initiatives, fostering a culture of environmental literacy and stewardship across New Hampshire. This strategic leader will oversee the development and implementation of innovative educational programs, manage a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders, including schools, community groups, and grant funders. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of environmental education in our state and inspire the next generation of scientists and stewards.  

LOCATION: Primary office at NH Audubon Headquarters at the McLane Center in Concord. Also supervises staff at the Massabesic Center in Auburn and Newfound Center.  

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, one-hour lunch. Additional evening and weekend hours required as necessary.  

SCHEDULE: 35 hours per week, full-time exempt (salary paid) staff position. Schedule will vary according to programmatic and staffing needs.  

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people by leading and innovating NH Audubon’s environmental education initiatives, fostering environmental stewardship through strategic program development, stakeholder engagement, and effective team management. The role involves developing impactful educational programs, securing funding, and building strong partnerships to advance the organization’s mission.  

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Director of Conservation Programs  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:   

Strategic Leadership and Program Development:  

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive environmental education strategy that aligns with NH Audubon’s mission and goals.  
  • Lead the creation of innovative, engaging, and impactful educational programs and curricula for current and future audiences, incorporating Next Generation Science Standards and other best practices.  
  • Identify emerging trends and opportunities in environmental education to ensure NH Audubon remains at the forefront of the field.  
  • Innovate ways to incorporate technology to support the observation, question-making, and authentic scientific storytelling of program participants to share with their community.  
  • Coordinate Center and Wildlife Sanctuary kiosk and interpretive signage updates and expansions with respective staff.   
  • Develop department budget and approve expenses, implement marketing solutions to meet budgetary goals, and track progress toward fiscal year revenue targets.   
  • Manage and mitigate risks appropriately; train others to make safe decisions.   

Staff and Volunteer Management:  

  • Recruit, train, and supervise a diverse team of full-time education staff, seasonal staff (indirectly), and volunteers (also likely indirectly), fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.  
  • Provide ongoing professional development opportunities for staff to enhance their skills and knowledge.  
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of volunteers to support program delivery and organizational goals.  
  • Improve current systems of program inquiry, staff/volunteer scheduling, and impact tracking to better tell our impact story to supporters.   

Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Building:  

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with schools, community organizations, affinity groups, and other key stakeholders to expand the reach and impact of NH Audubon’s educational programs.  
  • Serve as the primary liaison with school administrators, and community leaders, advocating for environmental education initiatives.  
  • Develop and manage partnerships with local, state, and national organizations to enhance program offerings and resources.  
  • Collaborate with partner organizations to facilitate professional development opportunities for NH teachers and informal educators.  
  • Develop and manage a fee-based educational resource lending program to expand our programmatic influence and impact.   

Fundraising and Grant Management:  

  • In collaboration with the Grants Manager and Conservation Program Director, identify and pursue funding opportunities from foundations, corporations, and government agencies to support educational programs.  
  • Write compelling grant proposals and reports that align with stakeholder needs and demonstrate program impact.  
  • Collaborate with the development team to cultivate and steward relationships with donors and funders.  

Program Facilitation, Evaluation, and Reporting:  

  • Participate fully in NH Audubon flagship community events.   
  • Support Education Coordinators (3) with programmatic scheduling, facilitating programs for youth and adults as needed.   
  • Support Camp Administrator with camp family/seasonal staff/camper-camper conflict resolution.  
  • Support Education Coordinators in establishing animal ambassador policies, individual care guidelines, renewing state and federal permits, acquiring new ambassadors, and training animal care volunteers/interns.  
  • Establish metrics and evaluation tools to assess the effectiveness and impact of educational programs.  
  • Prepare regular reports for internal and external audiences, highlighting successes, challenges, and opportunities for growth.  
  • Use data and feedback to continuously improve program quality and relevance.  

WORKING CONDITIONS: NH Audubon’s work culture is characterized by excellent colleagues who share a collaborative spirit, commitment to mission, open communication, and high integrity.  Our offices are non-smoking, with both open workspaces and private offices.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  

Education: Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, science education, environmental science, or a related field required (master’s degree preferred).    

Experience:  

  • Minimum of five years of experience in the environmental education field, including program development and staff management. In lieu of a master’s degree, three additional years of experience.   
  • Demonstrated success in building partnerships and securing grant funding.  
  • Knowledge of NGSS and experience developing and evaluating effective science-based curricula.  
  • Proven expertise in successfully leading and inspiring a diverse team of 3 or more individuals with a range of skillsets.  
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.  
  • Passion for environmental conservation and education.   

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success:   

Requires exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills, attention to detail, financial acumen, superior problem-solving skills, and a high degree of organization.    

Must have the ability to:   

  • prioritize and complete work tasks on time in a complex and dynamic workflow,   
  • retain a positive attitude through demanding situations,   
  • provide excellent customer service,   
  • work and make sound decisions independently, and   
  • overall have a professional and courteous manner.    

Must be proficient in managing files within the Microsoft cloud environment including SharePoint & Office Suite      

Physical Demands:   

  • To perform the essential functions of the position, the applicant must be in a physical condition capable of standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting, and transporting a maximum of 25 pounds.   
  • Must have a tolerance to spend time outdoors in variable weather conditions and in the presence of biting insects with the ability to hike over varied terrain for short distances.    
  • Must be able to climb stairs, be physically and mentally capable of leading groups of children and adults in an outdoor setting including moderate hiking.    
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.   
  • CPR and first aid certification required (training can be provided).  

COMPENSATION:   

$55,000 – $60,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience.   

This position is eligible for NH Audubon’s generous benefit package, including paid time off (13 holidays, vacation & sick time), medical plan, health reimbursement agreement, retirement account with employer match, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a NH Audubon annual membership, access to pro deals, and paid professional development opportunities.  

Mileage beyond normal commute reimbursed at current federal rate.  

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:  

NH Audubon is a welcoming, inclusive organization that is committed to ensuring people of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome and respected.  NH Audubon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or Vietnam Era/Disabled Veteran status, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NH Audubon complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where NH Audubon has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

How to Apply:  

Please email a resume detailing your education and pertinent employment background and cover letter describing your skills as it relates to the specific job duties listed and your passion and unique qualifications in the environmental education field to Jobs@nhaudubon.org with “Director of Education” in the subject line no later than 11:59 PM on June 30, 2024.   

Hiring timeline:  

  • Position posted: May 30  
  • Complete applications due: 11:59 PM June 30, 2024  
  • Interviews scheduled & facilitated: July 1 – July 19, 2024  
  • Start date soon after final candidate’s acceptance of offer  
Director of Lands and Ecological Management

LOCATION: Office at McLane Center – 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301; responsibilities statewide at NH Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries. See more at www.nhaudubon.org/lands

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, one-hour lunch.  Additional hours may be required as necessary.

SCHEDULE: 35 hours per week, full-time exempt (salary paid) staff position. Schedule may vary according to needs and may include some evenings and weekends.

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon, to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by managing ecosystems and habitats within the legal interests for all of NH Audubon’s statewide system of land and property holdings including fee-owned Wildlife Sanctuaries, conservation easements, and cooperative management agreements. This position supervises seasonal sanctuary staff and year-round volunteers.

ESSENTIAL WORK FUNCTIONS:

  • Direct and manage all aspects of NH Audubon’s statewide system of land and property holdings.
  • Develop and implement a long-term vision and strategic plan for NH Audubon’s lands.
  • Develop and implement annual work plans and budgets for Wildlife Sanctuary maintenance and habitat management.
  • Manage and mitigate risks appropriately; train others to make safe decisions.
  • Ensure annual monitoring and enforcement of conservation easements via staff, volunteers, and/or contractors.
  • Implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) to support wildlife habitats, biological diversity, and maintain ecological integrity at NH Audubon properties.
  • Lead internal, external, and partner communications regarding implementation of BMPs and the results of those actions on Wildlife Sanctuaries, trail closures, volunteer trainings/workdays, and any land protection projects.
  • Manage and oversee NH Audubon properties with public access accommodations including, but not limited to, the creation and maintenance of hiking trails, and information resources such as interpretive signs, trailhead kiosks, and visitor guides/brochures, to the highest possible standard.
  • Manage and maintain Wildlife Sanctuary boundaries with staff and/or contractors.
  • Manage communications with tax collectors in towns and submit annual state required A-9 and an A-12 forms to each town by the 15th of April every year.
  • Hire, direct, manage, train, and motivate seasonal staff and volunteers, for infrastructure improvement, habitat management, land monitoring, and/or education functions at Wildlife Sanctuaries.
  • Represent NH Audubon at local meetings that affect Wildlife Sanctuary property such as planning board and conservation commission meetings as needed.
  • Provide timely responses and resolutions to land use conflicts on fee-owned properties and conservation easements.
  • Serve as staff liaison on the NH Audubon Sanctuaries & Land Management Committee of the Board; reporting updates to NH Audubon staff and board.
  • Promote educational and recreational use of NH Audubon properties with Communications and Education teams.
  • Maintain inventory of hand and power tools in the Lands Tool Cache prioritizing safety and effectiveness.
  • Participate in and enhance NH Audubon’s culture of philanthropy when working with volunteers, partners, and contractors.
  • Collaborate with supervisor and other staff to propose new grant projects to local, state, and federal funders to advance NH Audubon’s strategic priorities.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Director of Conservation Programs

WORKING CONDITIONS: NH Audubon’s work culture is characterized by excellent colleagues who share a collaborative spirit, commitment to mission, open communication, and high integrity.  Our offices are non-smoking, with both open workspaces and private offices.                                                                         

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management or related field required; master’s degree preferred.

Experience: 

  • Five to seven years’ experience in land management with a property base greater than five thousand acres, preferably in a non-profit setting required. 
  • Must have knowledge of and experience with wildlife habitat inventory, management, and enhancement techniques and an understanding of forestry practices.
  • Must have demonstrated organizational and budgetary oversight skills.
  • Must have map, compass, and GPS expertise with the ability to read deed descriptions and locate ground boundaries. 
  • Must have effective managerial and leadership skills.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have demonstrated management and supervisory skills with the dedication to work effectively within a diverse community.   
  • Experience with ArcPro, associated ESRI tools, and cartographic skills are highly desirable. 
  • Building, ground maintenance, and basic carpentry are desirable.  

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: 

  • Requires exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills, attention to detail, financial acumen, superior problem-solving skills, and a high degree of organization. 
  • Must have the ability to: prioritize and complete work tasks on time in a complex and dynamic workflow, retain a positive attitude through demanding situations, provide excellent customer service, work and make sound decisions independently, and overall have a professional and courteous manner. 
  • Must be proficient in managing files within the Microsoft cloud environment including SharePoint & Office Suite 
  • Demonstrated ability in project management including initial scoping & proposal, key stakeholder involvement & implementation, and progress/final reporting to stakeholders and funders is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of tool safety, usage, and maintenance as it pertains to multi-use trail surveying, building, and maintenance is highly desirable.

Physical Demands:

  • To perform the essential functions of the position, the applicant must be in a physical condition capable of standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting, and transporting a maximum of 50 pounds.
  • Must have a tolerance to spend time outdoors in variable weather conditions and the presence of biting insects and the ability to hike over varied terrain for long distances. 
  • Must be able to climb stairs, be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks, and function in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Must be able to operate small watercraft including canoe, kayak, and motorboat. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. 
  • CPR and first aid certification required (training can be provided). 

COMPENSATION: 

  • $50,000 – $55,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for NH Audubon’s generous benefit package, including paid time off (13 holidays, vacation & sick time), medical and dental plans, a health reimbursement agreement, retirement account with employer match, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a NH Audubon annual membership, access to pro deals, and paid professional development opportunities.
  • Mileage beyond normal commute reimbursed at current federal rate.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

NH Audubon is a welcoming, inclusive organization that is committed to ensuring people of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome and respected.  NH Audubon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or Vietnam Era/Disabled Veteran status, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NH Audubon complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where NH Audubon has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. See more at: https://www.nhaudubon.org/lands/

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a resume detailing your education and pertinent employment background and cover letter describing your skills as it relates to the specific job duties and your passion and unique qualifications in the land management field to Jobs@nhaudubon.org with “Director of Lands Search” in the subject line.

Position is open until filled.

Events Coordinator

LOCATION: McLane Center – Concord, NH and Massabesic Center – Auburn, NH.

COMPENSATION: $12-$14 an hour, commensurate with experience.

HOURS: Saturday, Sunday and/or weekday evenings – as needed. Average of 16hr/week. Part-time non-exempt (hourly paid) support staff position.

SCHEDULE: Schedule will vary according to needs. April – November 2024, with the opportunity to continue past November. Additional hours may be required as necessary.

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by serving as the on-site coordinator for facility rentals and events managed by the Events Manager at both of NH Audubon’s locations: McLane Center in Concord and Massabesic Center in Auburn.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare facility for event or function according to contract details including, but not limited to, setting up tables and chairs, ensuring cleanliness, opening and closing building, lighting, etc.
  • Assist clients and vendors during events and respond to requests with a consistently positive and accommodating attitude, focusing on customer service.
  • Ensure that vendors and event guests comply with NH Audubon policies and guidelines.
  • Serve as the point person for on-site questions, needs, or emergencies.
  • Conduct all post-event procedures including, but not limited to, kitchen cleanliness, restroom cleanliness, emptying trash, vacuuming floor and facility set up/tear down.
  • Secure building according to center closing procedures.
  • Perform light janitorial duties associated with maintaining public areas inside and outside the facility.
  • Checking restrooms for cleanliness and supplies throughout the event.
  • Performing site visits for interested clients to provide information about the McLane Center or meeting with existing clients to establish the details of their event.
  • Reporting any problems or inconsistencies to Events Manager.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Events Manager

WORKING CONDITIONS: NH Audubon’s work culture is characterized by excellent colleagues who share a collaborative spirit, commitment to mission, open communication, and high integrity. Our offices are non-smoking, with both open workspaces and private offices.         

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High School graduate or GED required. 

Experience: Two to three years event administration with demonstrated ability to make independent and coordinated decisions.  Knowledge of building systems and emergency procedures required. Knowledge and experience in retail sales preferred.  Basic understanding of New Hampshire’s wildlife helpful but not required.

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal skills, attention to detail, good problem-solving skills, solid communication skills and a high degree of organization.  Must be able to prioritize and complete work tasks on time in a complex and dynamic workflow, have a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, work independently, and have a professional and courteous manner. Applicants must be able to pass a background check.      

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: requires standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting and transporting a minimum of 50 pounds.  Must be able to climb stairs, be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks, and function in a fast-paced environment. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

NH Audubon is a welcoming inclusive organization committed to ensuring people of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome and respected. NH Audubon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or Vietnam Era/Disabled Veteran status, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NH Audubon complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where NH Audubon has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume outlining your education, experience, and skills to jobs@nhaudubon.org. Include the position title “Events Coordinator” in the subject heading.

DATE POSTED: April 29, 2024

Facilities Assistant

LOCATION: Primary location at McLane Center in Concord with secondary location at Massabesic Center in Auburn (usually once a week, but may vary).

COMPENSATION: $16-$17 an hour, commensurate with experience. This position also includes vacation time, sick time, paid holidays, an NH Audubon Annual Membership, Nature Store discounts, and access to Pro Deals.    

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 4+ hours, mornings. Additional hours may be required as necessary. 

SCHEDULE: 21-28 hours per week, part-time, non-exempt (hourly paid) support staff position.  Schedule may vary according to needs.  

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by providing custodial and maintenance support for the overall cleanliness and upkeep of the McLane Center and Massabesic Center and assisting with event and function room set ups and breakdowns. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES: 

  • Maintain and follow weekly custodial schedule including, but not limited to:  
    • Vacuum and dust common area and offices  
    • Clean, disinfect, and mop multiple kitchen areas, including appliances, such as refrigerators, microwaves, and dishwashers.  
    • Clean, disinfect, and mop multiple restroom areas  
    • Stock paper products and soap in restrooms on a regular basis 
    • Monitor inventory of cleaning supplies and bathroom products.  
    • Clean windows, doors, countertops, brochure racks, and other fixtures in public areas 
    • Consolidate and remove trash and recyclables  
    • Tend to the composting toilets 
  • Assist with any additional ground maintenance including, but not limited to: 
    • Leaf removal 
    • Sweep paths around buildings 
    • Some snow removal/salting and sanding 
    • Litter removal from building perimeter and parking lot 
    • Power washing, when needed 
  • Assist with event and function room set ups and breakdowns according to weekly schedules including, but not limited to: 
    • Set up and break down tables and chairs 
    • Ensure customer equipment needs are provided 
    • Wash tables and chairs after events 
    • Vacuum function rooms 
    • Remove trash and recyclables 
    • Clean kitchen between rentals 
    • Make sure bathrooms are stocked with paper and soap products 
  • Communicate cleaning and maintenance needs and issues to supervisors in a detailed and organized fashion. 
  • Assist in any building emergencies or scheduled maintenance projects. 
  • Perform minor maintenance repairs, such as hanging items on walls, replacing lightbulbs, investigating maintenance requests from staff, etc. 
  • Open, close, and secure buildings as needed.  
  • Demonstrate a commitment to environmental ethics and practices.  
  • Maintain a friendly demeanor when interacting with staff or members of the public.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Maintenance Coordinator 
 
WORKING CONDITIONS: NH Audubon’s work culture is characterized by excellent colleagues who share a collaborative spirit, commitment to mission, open communication, and high integrity.  Our offices are non-smoking, with both open workspaces and private offices. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 
Education: High School graduate or GED required. One to three years custodial, groundskeeping, and/or building maintenance experience preferred with demonstrated ability to make independent and coordinated decisions.   
 
Skills, Traits, and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal skills, attention to detail, good problem-solving skills, solid communication skills, and a high degree of organization. Must have a positive attitude, ability to work independently, and a professional and courteous manner. Must have basic computer skills including familiarity with email and Microsoft Office products. 
 
Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: requires standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting and transporting a minimum of 50 pounds.  Must be able to climb stairs, be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks under heavy pressure, and function in a fast-paced environment.   

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:   

NH Audubon is a welcoming inclusive organization committed to ensuring people of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome and respected. NH Audubon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or Vietnam Era/Disabled Veteran status, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NH Audubon complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where NH Audubon has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.   

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume outlining your education, experience, and skills to jobs@nhaudubon.org. Include the position title “Facilities Assistant” in the subject heading. 

Nature Store Manager

LOCATION: McLane Center, Concord, NH

HOURS: 28 hours per week, part-time, non-exempt (hourly paid) staff position.  Additional hours may be required as necessary. Schedule may vary according to needs.

SCHEDULE: Tuesday 10-3, Wednesday 10-5, Thursday 10-3, Friday 10-3, Saturday 10-4

FUNCTION:  This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by overseeing all aspects of the store operations, providing a quality service for members and the general public, and generating a profit center for the organization.  Responsibilities include budgeting, inventory, purchasing, and marketing.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Actively manage and oversee the McLane Center and Massabesic Center Nature Stores in order to provide a quality service for members and the general public and generate a mission-driven brand merchandising center for the organization by: 

  • Developing and monitoring annual budget including sales, purchases and expenses. 
  • Developing and maintaining a vision and focus for the store consistent with NHA’s mission and strengths in collaboration with NH Audubon management. 
  • Researching current retail market trends appropriate to a nature store environment and developing contacts for purchasing mission related inventory. 
  • Assessing and evaluating existing inventory and remarketing items to sell. 
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of current products, especially as related to birds, bird watching and bird feeding. 
  • Maintaining a reputation for the store as a source of expertise on mission-related product. 
  • Developing and creating displays for inventory and rotating stock to create visually pleasing merchandise presentations. 
  • Ordering product, verifying, pricing, stocking, displaying and, when necessary, returning inventory. 
  • Establishing and nurturing financial partnerships with local vendors by displaying their mission-appropriate merchandise in the store. 
  • Developing consignment relationships with local craftspeople in order to increase inventory and sales. 
  • Managing and booking local artist to exhibit their work in our centers 
  • Developing and executing marketing strategies and promotional materials. 
  • Researching advertising avenues including low cost or cost free, submitting store advertisements and ensuring quality and accuracy of advertising content. 
  • Recruiting, training, scheduling and evaluating store volunteers/employees. 
  • Processing special orders, on-line orders and mail orders. 
  • Responding to customer inquiries via phone, email and in person. 
  • Working with the NH Audubon web master to create an online store. 
  • Promoting membership whenever possible. 
  • Greeting, assisting and directing visitors to other NH Audubon programs areas. 
  • Fielding questions from the public and from private event rentals. 
  • Performing light housekeeping duties to maintain a clean and safe store environment. 
  • Performing other duties as assigned. 

LEADERSHIP: Reports to Director of Operations  

WORKING CONDITIONS: NH Audubon’s work culture is characterized by excellent colleagues who share a collaborative spirit, commitment to mission, open communication, and high integrity.  Our offices are non-smoking, with both open workspaces and private offices.    

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High School graduate or GED required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience: Three to five years retail and/or wholesale management experience required; experience in volunteer management preferred with demonstrated ability to make independent and coordinated decisions.  Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, management and supervisory skills with the ability to work effectively within a diverse community.  Must have experience with MS Office products and database programs; basic knowledge of natural history desirable.  

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal skills, attention to detail, good problem-solving skills, solid communication skills and a high degree of organization.  Must have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, ability to work independently, and a professional and courteous manner.  Familiarity with birds and the natural environment preferred.

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: requires standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting and transporting a minimum of 50 pounds.  Must be able to climb stairs as well as be physically and mentally capable of assisting customers in a public setting. 

COMPENSATION: Compensation for this hourly, part time position is $17 – $18 an hour; commensurate with experience. This position is also eligible for vacation and sick time, paid holidays, tax deferred retirement plan, a free NH Audubon annual membership, access to pro deals and employee discounts. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:  

NH Audubon is a welcoming inclusive organization committed to ensuring people of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome and respected. NH Audubon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or Vietnam Era/Disabled Veteran status, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NH Audubon complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where NH Audubon has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter resume to the hiring committee at: jobs@nhaudubon.org with “Nature Store Manager” in the subject line.

DATE POSTED: April 2024


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Top photo: Snowberry Clearwing Moth by David Forsyth.