Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

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

Director of Lands and Ecological Management

LOCATION: McLane Center – 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301

 

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.

 

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 New Hampshire Audubon’s statewide system of land and property holdings including wildlife Sanctuaries, conservation easements and management agreements.  This position supervises Sanctuary staff and volunteers.

 

SALARY RANGE: $45,000 – $50,000 annual salary. Competitive benefits package.

 

ESSENTIAL WORK FUNCTIONS:

  • Direct and manage all aspects of NHA’s statewide system of land and  property holdings.
  • Develop and implement long-term vision and strategic plan for NHA’s lands.
  • Develop and implement annual work plans and budgets for Sanctuary maintenance and management.
  • Develop and monitor annual department budget.
  • Implement Best Management Practices to support wildlife habitats, biological diversity, and maintain ecological integrity at NHA properties.
  • Collaborate with the NHA staff on internal and external communications regarding Sanctuary activities and land protection projects.
  • Manage and oversee NHA properties with public access accommodations including, but not limited to the creation and maintenance of hiking trails, and information resources such as Sanctuary signs and trailhead kiosks with guides and brochures, to the highest possible standard.
  • Manage and maintain Sanctuary boundaries.
  • Coordinate with the Finance staff to ensure that annual tax exempt forms are filed in a timely manner.
  • Hire, direct, and manage seasonal staff and volunteers, for field research, land monitoring, and/or education functions at wildlife Sanctuaries.
  • Provide timely responses to land use conflicts.
  • Represent NHA at local meetings that affect Sanctuary property such as planning board and conservation commission meetings.
  • Ensure annual monitoring and enforcement of conservation easements.
  • Serve as staff liaison on the Sanctuaries Committee and report updates to NHA staff and board.
  • With education staff, promote educational and recreational use of NHA properties.
  • Demonstrated ability in project management including initial scoping & proposal, key stakeholder involvement & implementation, and progress/final reporting to stakeholders and funders.
  • Participates in and enhances NH Audubon’s culture of philanthropy when working with volunteers, partners, and contractors.
  • Knowledge of tool safety, usage, and maintenance as it pertains to multi-use trail surveying, building, and maintenance.
  • Collaborate with supervisor and other staff to propose new grant projects to local, state, and federal funders.
  • Must be proficient in managing files within the Microsoft cloud environment including SharePoint & Office Suite
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

 

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Director of Conservation Programs

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: Excellent; non-smoking environment.

 

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. Map, compass and GPS expertise required with the ability to read deed descriptions and locate ground boundaries required.  Experience with GIS computer mapping skills highly desirable.  Building, ground maintenance and basic carpentry a plus.  Must have basic organizational and budgetary oversight skills.  Strong managerial and leadership skills required.  Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to make independent decisions, management and supervisory skills with the ability to work effectively within a diverse community.   

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills, attention to detail, financial acumen, superior problem solving skills, solid communication 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, a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, ability to work independently, and a professional and courteous manner. 

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: excellent physical condition including standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting and transporting a minimum of 50 pounds, tolerance for variable weather conditions, ability to hike over varied terrain for long distances and tolerance for biting insects.  Must be able to climb stairs as well as be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks under extended heavy pressure and be able to function in a fast paced environment.  Must be able to operate small water craft including canoe, kayak and motorboat.  Must have valid driver’s license and be comfortable driving four wheel drive vehicles.  CPR and first aid training required. Because this position has extensive travel and public interaction responsibilities, vaccination against COVID-19 is required unless a bona fide CDC exclusion is documented.

 

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:

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Anne Purington at [email protected] with “Director of Lands Search” in the subject line.

Position is open until filled, but candidates will be screened & interviewed starting December 15.

Operations & Education Assistant

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

 

HOURS: Minimum of 5 hours/week; up to 20 hours/week. Part-time non-exempt (hourly paid) support staff position. Schedule will vary according to needs. $12-$14 hourly rate.

 

SCHEDULE: The McLane Center is open Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Schedule may vary according to needs and seasons and includes weekends and occasional evenings. 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 that reports to the Operations & Events Manager.

 

ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES:

Ensure efficient and effective event coordination and execution for the McLane and Massabesic Center by:

  • Conferring with the Operations and Events Manager prior to event to review details and specifics.
  • Preparing facility for event or function according to contract details including, but not limited to, setting up tables and chairs, ensuring cleanliness, opening building, lighting, etc.
  • Assisting clients and vendors during event and responding to requests with a consistently positive and accommodating attitude.
  • Ensuring that vendors and event guests comply with NHA policies and guidelines.
  • Monitoring responsible consumption of alcohol if served during the event.
  • Serving as the point person for any on-site emergency.
  • Checking restrooms for cleanliness and supplies throughout the event.
  • Conducting all post-event procedures including, but not limited to, kitchen cleanliness, restroom cleanliness, emptying trash, vacuuming floor and facility set up.
  • Securing building according to McLane Center closing procedures.
  • Sending a report to the Events Manager immediately after every event.
  • Retail sales, greeting customers, price and stock product, Provide McLane Center information to guests.
  • Must be able to work most Saturdays in the store.
  • Knowledge of birds and nature helpful
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

 

Ensure efficient and effective education coordination and execution for the McLane Center:

  • Assisting with the coordination and implementation of educational programs at various locations throughout the state.
  • Assisting with the development and evaluation of programs and exhibits
  • Assisting with care and management of captive animals.
  • Facilitating birthday parties.
  • Performing light janitorial duties associated with maintaining public areas inside and outside the facility.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

 

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Operations and Events Manager

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: Excellent; non-smoking environment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: High School graduate or GED required.
Experience: Two to three years event administration and environmental education experience with demonstrated ability to make independent and coordinated decisions or equal years in schooling. Knowledge of building systems and emergency procedures 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 have the ability to prioritize and complete work tasks on time in a complex and dynamic workflow, a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, ability to work independently, and a professional and courteous manner are necessary. Must have the ability to represent the organization in a positive and pleasing manner and comply with professional dress standards. Because this position has extensive travel and public interaction responsibilities, vaccination against COVID-19 is required unless a bona fide CDC exclusion is documented.

 

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 performing multiple tasks under extended heavy pressure and be able to function in a fast paced environment.

 

DATE POSTED: November 30, 2021

 

If interested please email resume and cover letter to:

Lauren Kraemer, Operations and Events Manager at [email protected]

Camp Counselor - Seasonal

Location: McLane Center (Concord, NH) or Massabesic Center (Auburn, NH)

 

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30 pm, seasonal full-time, non-exempt (hourly paid).  Daily hours may vary due to camp needs.

 

Schedule: Seasonal – June 13-Aug 12, 2022 (9 weeks total including 1 week of staff training and 8 weeks of camp)

 

Function: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by planning and conducting daily lessons and activities for campers on environmental education, assisting with camp coordination of daily nature based activities, supervising campers during extended care programs.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and implements daily environmental activities for 6-12 year old campers.
  • Supervises and maintains responsibility for camper safety and well-being.
  • Assists with plan and materials preparation; and maintenance of program materials.
  • Submits written lesson plans to Director before each session.
  • Assists with planning and teaching all camp environmental lessons and activities for campers.
  • Provides first aid to campers as needed.
  • Performs cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Performs camper check-in and check-out of camp.
  • Provides feedback to parents of campers.
  • Participates in camp evaluation and cleanup at the end of the session.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

Leadership: Reports to the Camp Director

 

Working Conditions: Outdoor camp setting; excellent non-smoking environment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education: College level coursework in elementary education, environmental education, outdoor education, biology, natural history or related field required.

 

Experience: Must have experience teaching children, preferably in a camp setting; demonstrated ability to develop creative environmental education activities. Ability to make both independent and collaborative decisions required. Must have ARC or AHA Standard First Aid certification and CPR certification or equivalent, or willingness to obtain certifications; ARC WSI certification or equivalent desirable.

 

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm necessary with a sincere interest in the natural environment or education desired. Ability to pass a criminal background check.

 

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: excellent physical condition with capability to moderately hike, run and climb, tolerance for variable weather conditions, ability to work in an outdoor setting and able to lift up to 50 lbs. 

 

Minimum age required: 18.
Camp uniform (provided) required. 
Will need to provide proof of a physical exam within the last two years.

 

Date Posted: January 10, 2022

 

TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter stating position and location of interest:

 

Shelby Morelli
84 Silk Farm Rd.                     

Concord, NH 03301                                         

(603) 224-9909 ext. 333

 

email: [email protected]

Open positions are listed above. Please check back for future opportunities. If you would like to get involved with NH Audubon, please consider volunteering.

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Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.