Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow’s mission is to educate and
engage children and adults of the greater Bucks County region about the natural
world, with an emphasis on conservation and stewardship, including the
protection of birds, wildlife and habitats.
Each year Bucks Audubon serves 11,000 people through environmental, science
and nature programs on our nature preserve and throughout the community,
providing opportunities for our members and community to hike, birdwatch,
and connect with nature. With a staff of four and 50+ dedicated and passionate
volunteers, Bucks Audubon works to inspire everyone to become good stewards
of the Earth.

Looking to be a part of a dedicated team of educators, scientists, and nature-lovers?

Executive Director, Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS)

BCAS is looking for a highly motivated, visionary, and experienced leader to further enhance its programs, property and position as a Bucks County environmental destination. The successful candidate will have a strong managerial background, fundraising and grant writing experience, and a commitment to the environment and education.

The position is full-time, with some nights and weekends required, primarily on-site at the environmental education center in New Hope, PA.

General Description

The Executive Director will:

    •  Provide dynamic leadership and seek new opportunities for growing and funding the organization;
    •  Guide and coordinate the direction of the organization’s programs and activities;
    •  Inspire staff and volunteers to fulfill the mission of BCAS;
    •  Promote BCAS to the community at large and other environmental initiatives and entities.
    •  Foster a culture of diversity, inclusion and respect in all BCAS activities and programs
    •  Oversee the financial activities of the organization

Responsibilities include interaction with the Board of Directors regarding staff positions, resources and funding requirements; securing grants and donations, and guiding and serving on BCAS committees. The Executive Director works collaboratively with and reports to the Board of Directors.

Position Duties

    •  Administration (25%)
    •  Fundraising and Development (45%)
    •  Education Programs (10%)
    •  Property (10%)
    •  Public Relations (10%)

Qualifications

    •  Bachelor’s degree in a related field; master’s degree a plus
    •  3-5 years of administrative experience; non-profit experience desirable
    •  At least one-year of experience in fundraising, including individual giving, corporate partnerships and grant writing
    •  Strong oral and written communication skills
    •  Familiarity with SalesForce, Quickbooks, Office 365 and Zoom preferred
    •  Demonstrated flexibility and creativity
    •  Passion for the natural world

A successful candidate must pass the following background checks: · Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance · Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance · Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal History Clearance

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to stand for extended periods of time and must be able to work outdoors occasionally during the summer heat and humidity. The employee will also be expected to sit and perform extensive keyboard work. The employee is occasionally required to bend, squat, run or climb as part of duties.

Benefits

Salary range $65,000-$75,000, health care stipend, PTO and flexible schedule

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a resume and a cover letter explaining 1) what experience, skills and personal characteristics qualify you for this position and 2) why the mission and work of Bucks Audubon appeals to you. Send all information to searchcommittee@bcas.org

To learn more about Bucks Audubon, visit www.BCAS.org.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Bucks County Audubon Society provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, gender, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.

Data Analyst and Writer for the “Honey Hollow Inventory – Revisited” Project

Dates: November 15, 2022 into 2023, as needed

Position Description

The person in this position will play a key role in coordinating the completion of the Inventory Project. This person will work closely with the volunteer project leader, the assistant manager of the project and the biologists and naturalists who have been collecting the data. He or she will also work with project leaders to create the final hardcopy and electronic products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Learn to use iNaturalist.
  • Organize and analyze data collected to iNaturalist.
  • Compare those data to the data from the 1972/77 Inventory using documents available on Google Drive.
  • Work with biologists and naturalist in completing the analysis and comparison tasks.
  • Act as an additional contact person for media and write 2 or more articles for local paper.
  • Write essays (approximately 8-10) telling the stories behind the data. In most cases this will be done in conjunction with the biologists and naturalists.
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Keep careful records of time spent and mileage travelled.

Candidate Requirements

  • Understanding of the biological world in general and nomenclature and taxonomy specifically
  • Knowledge of and interest in conservation and environmental issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to pass a criminal background and sex offender check

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation and Benefits

This position is for a part-time employee. Regular schedule will vary as will the need to be on-site versus working from home. Compensation is $30/hour

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a resume and a cover letter explaining 1) what experience, skills and personal characteristics qualify you for this position and 2) why the mission and work of Bucks Audubon appeals to you, and a list of three references. This should be done as soon as possible since this newly funded project is time sensitive. Send all information to Diane Smith Director of Education at dianesmith@bcas.org

To learn more about Bucks Audubon, visit www.BCAS.org.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Bucks County Audubon Society provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, gender, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.

Teacher Naturalists WantedTeacher Naturalist Training

Join our staff of teacher naturalists and share in the fun and satisfaction of teaching at Honey Hollow.  Training is available to adults interested in working with school children and who are interested in preserving our environment, enthusiastic, able to work with children of all ages and abilities, flexible, and willing to learn new lessons.  Participants should be able to work during the week, walk reasonable distances over uneven ground while carrying moderate amounts of weight and be willing to be outdoors during all types of weather.  This is a paid seasonal position. Upon completion of training participants are expected to work at least 30 hours over the next 12 months provided sufficient opportunities are available. Clearances are required.  Meet at the visitor at 9:30am both days.  Class runs 9:30 am – 12:30 pm each day.

There is no cost for this training.  Please let us know if you are interested by emailing dianesmith@bcas.org.

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