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Grant Writer

 ANS seeks an experienced part-time grant writer ANS to research and identify prospects and secure funding from existing and new institutional and government sources to support ANS general operations and environmental education and conservation efforts.

Reporting to the Development Director and in concert with another part-time Grant Writer the successful candidate will be responsible for collaborating with various ANS staff to draft and submit compelling proposals, letters of intent, supporting documents, and interim and final reports.

Requirements (list of responsibilities here)

  • Minimum two years grant writing experience, preferably with a local or national nonprofit environmental organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of the grant application process.
  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills.
  • Proven success in securing grants from institutional and government funders.
  • Organized with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and be deadline focused under tight and competing submissions.
  • Ability to work both as a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with a wide range of people.
  • Proficient with Microsoft word, Excel and internet research.

Desired Qualities
Ability to build, cultivate and steward relationships with existing and potential grant funders.
Outgoing and friendly.
Enjoys nature and the outdoors with a keen interest in regional environmental issues.

Location and Schedule
Woodend Nature Sanctuary, Chevy Chase, MD; Flexible 24-hour work week with benefits.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to development@ANShome.org, and reference the position name in your subject line. No calls please.

Audubon Naturalist Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Contract Naturalist (Maryland and DC)

Teach and lead ANS environmental education programs including School Programs, Afterschool Nature Clubs, Nature Birthday Parties, Scouts, School's Out Nature Camps, and other special events throughout the DC metro area. Most programs are led individually; leader is responsible for organizing materials, setting up room, leading program and cleaning room after the program. Some programs take place entirely outside and include the use of live animals. This position is based out of the Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

contract naturalist adRequirements
Experience working with young children a must (Ages 3-11)
Experience leading or assisting informal environmental education lessons/programs
Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
Must pass FBI and State of Maryland Background Check

Desired Qualities
Experience with natural history of Maryland and DC
Experience working/teaching in an outdoor setting
Experience handling live animals
Ability to work independently
Outgoing and friendly
Organized and ability to multitask
Excellent communication skills
CPR/First Aid Certified (or the ability to become within 1 month of hire)

General Schedule
This is a contract position. Contract Naturalists are contacted on an as needed basis for programs during the week and over the weekend. Flexible and seasonal scheduling averages 2-15 hours/week in the Spring, Summer, and Fall; 2-15 hours/month in the Winter.  Programs may take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Casual, friendly work environment.

Pay
$12/hour; this position does not offer additional benefits.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by email to Karen Vernon at karen.vernon@anshome.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Audubon Naturalist Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
 


Contract Naturalist (Northern Virginia)

Teach and lead ANS environmental education programs including School Programs, Afterschool Nature Clubs, Nature Birthday Parties, Scouts, School's Out Nature Camps, and other special events throughout the Northern Virginia metro area. Most programs are led individually; leader is responsible for organizing materials, setting up room, leading program and cleaning room after the program. Some programs take place entirely outside and include the use of live animals. This position is based out of the Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg, VA.

Requirements
Experience working with young children a must (Ages 3-11)
Experience leading or assisting informal environmental education lessons/programs
Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
Must pass FBI and State of Virginia Background Check

Desired Qualities
Experience with natural history of Virginia
Experience working/teaching in an outdoor setting
Experience handling live animals
Ability to work independently
Outgoing and friendly
Organized and ability to multitask
Excellent communication skills
CPR/First Aid Certified (or the ability to become within 1 month of hire)

General Schedule
This is a contract position. Contract Naturalists are contacted on an as needed basis for programs during the week and over the weekend. Flexible and seasonal scheduling averages 2-15 hours/week in the Spring, Summer, and Fall; 2-15 hours/month in the Winter.  Programs may take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Casual, friendly work environment.

 

Pay
$30 for a 1 hr program or $35 for a 1.5 hour program (pay is per program and includes prep time and clean up time after the program). This position does not offer additional benefits.
 
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by email to Susanne Ortmann at susanne.ortmann@anshome.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Audubon Naturalist Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

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