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 Job Opportunities



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 and resume 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.



Summer Environmental Education Internship

Interested in a challenging and rewarding job outdoors this summer? Do you enjoy working with children of all ages exploring nature, doing "hands on" environmental education, and having old fashioned camp fun?

About Our Camp
The Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) seeks highly motivated and creative individuals for the 2014 Camp Audubon season. Camp Audubon offers day and overnight programs for children ages 4-17. Camps are based at our beautiful nature sanctuaries in Chevy Chase, MD and Leesburg, VA, as well as at the Smith Education Center in Rockville, MD. All camps are located in lively and fun towns, minutes from our nation's capital. ANS provides a dynamic work environment with a friendly, creative, and knowledgeable staff. Take a look at our camp catalog at www.anshome.org/camp to see what we are all about.

General Schedule and Position Descriptions
Interns assist teachers/naturalists at Camp Audubon and progress to planning and leading lessons by the end of summer. Paid training, great experience, and resume building opportunity.

Camp Audubon in Chevy Chase, MD is a 10 week, full-time summer internship with stipend. Training starts June 9 and camp ends August 15. Eight positions available. (No on-site housing. Housing assistance available if needed.) Stipend $2000 for the summer.

Camp Audubon in Leesburg, VA has both a 9 week and a 5 week, full-time summer internship with stipend. (No on-site housing. Housing assistance available if needed.) Stipend $200 per week.

Camp Audubon in Rockville, MD is a 2 week, full-time summer internship with stipend. Training takes place the week of June 9 followed by 2 weeks of camp starting August 4 and ending August 15. Two positions available. (No on-site housing. Housing assistance available if needed.) Stipend $600 for the summer (includes week of training).

Requirements
Applicants must have a high school degree
Experience working with children
Basic knowledge of natural history/biology
Must love working outside
CPR/First Aid/AED certification (provided by ANS)

How to Apply
E-mail cover letter and resume to karen.vernon@anshome.org  or mail to Audubon Naturalist Society, Attention: Summer Camp Director, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. For questions call 301-652-9188 x15. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.

Employment contingent upon successful FBI and state background check. ANS is an equal opportunity employer.


Camp Audubon Teacher/Naturalist

Interested in a challenging, rewarding, and flexible job outdoors this summer? Do you enjoy working with children of all ages exploring wild places, doing "hands on" environmental education, and having great outdoor camp adventures?

About Our Camp
The Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) seeks highly motivated and creative individuals for the 2014 Camp Audubon season. Camp Audubon offers day and overnight programs for children ages 4-17. Camps are based at our beautiful nature sanctuaries in Chevy Chase and Rockville, MD and Leesburg, VA, ANS provides a dynamic work environment with a friendly, creative, and knowledgeable staff. Take a look at our camp catalog at www.anshome.org/camp to see what we are all about.

General Schedule and Position Descriptions
Camp Audubon Teachers/Naturalists develop and lead outdoor nature and science camp programs for 16 campers, as well as supervise college-age interns and high school-age Teen Naturalists in Training (TNTs). Staff hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30/4:30 p.m. A few camps include an overnight for an additional stipend. Salary of $525 - 575 per week.

Extended Camp Teachers provide programming for campers and supervise college-age interns and high school-age Teen Naturalists in Training (TNTs) from 2:30 - 6:15 p.m. This is a part-time position available for three to nine weeks. Salary of $312 per week.

Requirements
Bachelors in education, environmental science, or similar field and/or two years summer camp or teaching experience preferred
Must have experience working with children
Possess natural history knowledge
Love working outside

How to Apply
E-mail cover letter and resume to karen.vernon@anshome.org or mail to Audubon Naturalist Society, Attention: Summer Camp Director, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. For questions call 301-652-9188 x15. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.

Employment contingent upon successful FBI and state background check. ANS is an equal opportunity employer.


Nature Birthday Parties leadersweekend hours available

Lead our nature-themed Birthday Parties at Woodend Sanctuary. Parties are held Saturdays and Sundays year round at the Teale Learning Center (the ANS preschool). Party leaders are responsible for setting up, leading a one hour program (total party time is one and ½ hours), cleaning up and locking the building. A variety of outdoor themes are offered, including handling a snake & tortoise.

Requirements:
Experience working with young children (ages 3-9).
Experience leading informal environmental programs/lessons.
Ability to work outside leading nature hikes.
Ability to work unsupervised on weekends.
Must pass FBI & State of Maryland Background Check.

Desired:
A friendly and outgoing manner (birthday parties are fun!)
Experience handling reptiles.
Good communication skills with adults (parents) as well as children.

Pay:
$50 per birthday party (1 & ½ hour party, with setup & breakdown time in addition).
This position does not offer additional benefits.

How to Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references to Carol Hayes at carol.hayes@anshome.org

 

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