Current Positions Open

Environmental Education and Recreation Leader

Reports to: MWA Watershed Programs Coordinator

Classification: 22.5 hours/week, temporary, contract

Rate: $20/hour

Term: One year from Start Date, with potential for renewal (funding dependent)

MWA Mission

The Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA), incorporate as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1992, is committed to protecting and improving the quality of the Musconetcong River Watershed, including its natural and cultural resources, through public education and awareness programs, water quality monitoring, promotion of sustainable land management practices, and community involvement.

Job Purpose

In order to build a broad base of support for its mission, the MWA maintains a strong focus on community engagement through out reach, education, and recreation programs tailored to specific groups of constituents, including young people, adults, and decision makers.  Volunteers support every effort we make and contribute greatly to our success.  The Environmental and Education Recreation Leader will plan and deliver our school-based environmental education program, our summer Camp Musky, and other efforts to promote recreation and environmental protection efforts in and around the River, coordinating volunteer participation in these activities as appropriate. S/he will review and revise our outreach and education offerings, recruit and support paid and volunteer event facilitators, and coordinate promotion and implementation of recreation and educational activities. In addition, s/he will support development activities related to recreational activities by generating information required for fundraiser and funder reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

"Camp Musky" Program:

  • Plan and develop summer camp curriculum for varying age groups (5-6 years, 7-9 years, 10/12 years).

  • Organize and lead camp groups in planned activities.

  • Monitor safety and supervision of campers and staff; instruct campers on emergency procedures; follow procedures for check-in and check-out of campers.

  • Provide atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among campers.

  • Supervise cleanup of camper areas at the end of each day.

  • Provide evaluation and recommendations for following season.

School-based Environmental Education:

  • Work with the Watershed Programs Coordinator to schedule and present programs on watershed-related issues in a classroom and field as needed.

Annual Recreation Program:

  • Develop annual recreational trip schedule, including coordination with volunteers and professional trip guidelines.

  • Coordinate trip promotion and outreach, including with partners and municipal officials, and provide pre and post-trip content for MWA Communications Coordinator.

  • Provide watershed information and watershed protection information during trips, and encourage engagement on other MWA activities.  Coordinate follow-ups with MWA staff.

  • Coordinate volunteer service activities including trail planning, trail work and bridge building, installing watershed signage, tree plants, grounds maintenance days, and other service activities.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, Education or related field preferred; relevant experience may be considered.

  • First Aid and CPR certification preferred.

  • Experience working with children and youth.

  • Outside work required; physical ability to carry canoes and kayaks, utilize hand tools, and related physical tasks.

  • Able to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.

  • Work independently and coordinate with other MWA staff as appropriate.

  • Project professionalism in the field.

  • Flexible schedule, weekend and occasional evening work required.

  • Requires use of personal vehicle; job related mileage reimbursed.

To apply: Submit Cover Letter and Resume to: info@musconetcong.org.

Policy Assistant

Reports to: MWA Director of Policy and Grants

Classification: 22.5 hours/week, temporary, contract

Rate $21/hour

Term: One year from Start Date, with potential for renewal (funding dependent)

MWA Mission

The Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA), incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1992, is committed to protecting and improving the quality of the Musconetcong River Watershed, including its natural and cultural resources, through public education and awareness programs, water quality monitoring, promotion of sustainable land management practices, and community involvement.

Job Purpose

We believe that a community that is fully aware of the importance and vulnerability of its natural resources is a community that will actively support efforts to ensure environmental quality. The Policy Assistant will assist the Director Policy and Grants in supporting a six-organization water quality protection partnership that aims to raise awareness of the region’s recreational resources, their vulnerability, and coordinate a social media campaign to ensure appropriate protections.  Key tasks will be project management (i.e. organizing meetings, taking notes, coordinating deliverables and schedules with partners and MWA staff and organizing materials for grant reports), communications support including development of print and online materials, and conducting public and policymaker outreach (i.e. in-person, written, telephone, and public records requests).  In addition, they will support development activities related to recreational activities by generating information required for fundraising and funder reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Provide project coordination support for a multi-organization partnership project.Tasks include organizing meetings, developing and maintaining grant tracking and reporting templates, taking meeting notes, and collecting materials for grant reporting.

  • Support related development activities, such as contributing to proposals, gathering Letters of Support, etc.

Policy Outreach

  • Development of content and message framing for social media, public fact sheets, social media toolkits, in coordination with Policy Director.

  • Development of issue briefs (1-2 pages) and other outreach materials that synthesize scientific and regulatory information, and make these materials accessible to the public.

  • Coordinate communications activities with MWA staff external partners, including calls to action.

 Communications

  • Development of a social media campaign, supporting six partner organizations, including:

    • Coordination with a graphic designer to develop unified branding, including colors, format, look and feel for a policy campaign across all formats, include online, social media, presentations, and print.

    • Collection of recreational user stories and images for utilization in campaign, including consent for publication.

    • Development and management of a campaign micro site.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Policy, Environmental Studies or a related field preferred; relevant experience may be considered.

  • Must be creative both visually and with message development, able to reach the public on issues of interest to them, able to focus on multiple competing priorities, and have track record of partnership work.

  • Well-organized and able to communicate professionally in writing and verbally with partners and policymakers.

  • Able to work independently and coordinate with other MWA staff as appropriate.

  • Project professionalism in the field.

  • Flexible schedule, occasional weekend and evening work required.

  • Prior experience with policy or communications campaigns desired.

  • Requires use of personal vehicle; job related mileage reimbursed.

  • Qualified applicants may be asked to submit writing samples or other relevant work products.

To apply: Submit Cover letter and Resume to: info@musconetcong.org.

The Musconetcong Watershed association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Musconetcong Watershed Association

10 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 113

Asbury, NJ 08802

The Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of the Musconetcong River and its Watershed, including its natural and cultural resources.

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(908) 537-7060