Mass Audubon offers a work environment that is challenging, yet flexible. Our compensation and benefits program is competitive, including a 403(b) plan and generous paid time off. Every inquiry will be treated confidentially. Mass Audubon is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Last Update: May 16, 2013
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
PresidentĎs Office, Lincoln
Boston Nature Center
Pathways to Nature Ė Preschool Teacher
Location: Mattapan, MA
The Preschool Teacher must possess a love of nature and teaching outdoors with children ages 2.9 to 6 years old. The teacher works with a team of educators to implement a multi-sensory, hands-on/minds-on, nature-based science curriculum; incorporating emergent language and math experiences along with creative arts, music, cooking and the development of social skills. The majority of each day is spent outdoors, exploring the 67 acre wildlife sanctuary with the preschoolers. The teacher maintains clear communication with the Lead Teacher to ensure developmentally appropriate teaching practices/activities are being implemented. The teacher will connect with families, assist the Lead Teacher as needed, and maintain a warm, professional relationship with children, their parents and caregivers.
Provides a physically and emotionally safe environment for young children both indoor and outdoor settings.
- Develop and implement a curriculum that reflects the needs of the children, the standards for early childhood education and the mission of Mass Audubon.
- Follows Pathways to Nature Preschool Behavior Management Plan and all other preschool regulations.
- Enhances the physical space by putting up class created art, emergent language poems, emergent math charts and graphs, photographs of wildlife, murals and other learning centers that reflect a nature-based curriculum.
- Helps maintain the physical environment by contributing to housekeeping tasks as needed.
- Preschool teachers will spend 2 or more hours daily outdoors with the students during all seasons, except in high winds, extreme cold, rain or sleet.
- Maintains schedule as determined by the Preschool Director.
Qualifications: EEC Preschool Teacher certification. BA or BS in environmental education, biology or earth science, or science education preferred. Familiarity with inquiry-based education and ability to develop curriculum aligned to city and state standards. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work cooperatively and independently required. Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity of ethnic, cultural, linguistic backgrounds and, physical and mental disabilities. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and commitment to helping others grow in understanding of and concern for the environment and peopleís relationship to it. Fluency in English/Spanish (or other language) is desirable. Ability to lead walks on trails, current first aid/CPR or willing to obtain, and a valid driverís license required.
Compensation and Benefits: Salary Range: $30,000-$32,000
Start Date: August 5, 2013.
To inquire about this position:
Please submit letter of interest and resume to:
Preschool Teacher Position
Boston Nature Center
500 Walk Hill Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Deadline: June 7, 2013
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Director of Human Resources
Location: Lincoln, MA
Mass Audubon, the largest conservation organization in New England, seeks an experienced, energetic human resources professional to lead the human resources function on behalf of our 220 year-round and 800+ temporary and seasonal employees.
Together with our more than 100,000 members, we care for nearly 35,000 acres of conservation land; provide school, camp, and other educational programs for 225,000 children and adults each year; and advocate for sound environmental policies at the local, state, and federal levels. Nearly half a million people visit our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries annually.
The Director of Human Resources will maintain Mass Audubonís high level of professionalism in human resources: overseeing policies and procedures, ensuring an excellent and affordable benefits package and competitive salary structure, and navigating the challenges and opportunities inherent in a workforce of dedicated individuals working across the state in positions from seasoned scientists to eager first-year camp counselors, to creative gift shop managers.
As a human resources generalist, the Director will work with the Benefits and Compensation Manager across multiple functional responsibilities, while also contributing to the strategic initiatives that will ensure Mass Audubon remains an employer of choice and a critical leader in the conservation community. The Human Resources Director reports to the Vice President for Operations. This is a full-time position located in Lincoln, MA. Functional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Maintaining organizational personnel policies, procedures and employee handbook, while ensuring managersí training about the policies and serving as a coach to them in working with their staff and in ensuring organization-wide compliance and consistency.
- Overseeing administration of all employee benefit plans, including negotiating, through a broker, with vendors for coverage on health, dental, life, long-term disability, employee assistance and 403(b) retirement plans. The Director will have lead responsibility for identifying creative opportunities to manage health insurance costs while maintaining Mass Audubonís excellent benefits package.
- Managing professional development to both ensure managers are trained in all relevant subjects including hiring and terminations, sexual harassment, and safety, and that all employees have opportunities for growing skills and knowledge in their fields.
- Supporting, coaching, and facilitating the positive resolution of employee relations issues in a manner that contributes to Mass Audubonís employee-centered workplace and high performance culture.
- Tracking legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions, and ensuring Mass Audubonís policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
Combining more than 115 years of history with the new leadership of President Henry Tepper, Mass Audubon is poised to examine several initiatives that could shape and define its workforce and its accomplishments for another 100 years. The Director of Human Resourcesí strategic challenges will include the following:
- Examining the current compensation structure and contributing to efforts to make Mass Audubon competitive in the marketplace and fair for its multiple employees with many years of service.
- Responding to and contributing to Mass Audubonís clear commitment to ensure its programs, members, volunteers, and workforce represent and respect the diversity among Massachusettsí residents.
- Playing a leadership role in ensuring that Mass Audubon is addressing the needs of succession planning, knowledge transfer, and leadership development, given the current composition of the workforce.
Qualities and Qualifications
Mass Audubonís workforce is composed of highly dedicated individuals who share not just an appreciation for nature, but also a commitment to helping others grow in understanding and concern for the environment and peopleís relationship to it. Candidates who share this enthusiasm, and can also sustain a sense of humor while identifying, selecting, and ultimately managing key priorities will succeed in this position. Candidates will also demonstrate most if not all of the following:
- BA/BS degree with eight or more years of human resources experience, including leadership responsibility for policy development, employee relations, benefits and compensation, and legal compliance. PHR or SPHR certification is ideal.
- Experience both building and working in a diverse, multi-cultural workforce.
- The skills and abilities of a highly experienced human resource professional capable of addressing multiple, and sometimes, complex issues within short spans of time. For example, the Director of Human Resources might find him or herself resolving a challenging employee relations issue, reviewing new compliance measures for the Affordable Care Act, and thinking creatively about wellness programs during the course of a single day.
- A valid driverís license and the willingness to routinely visit Mass Audubonís sanctuaries throughout the state and serve the needs of both full-time and seasonal employees.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and demonstrated proficiency with digital-based technology from ADP, HRIS, to Microsoft Office.
Compensation and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable nonprofits. Mass Audubon offers a generous suite of benefits.
To inquire about this position:
Send your resume titled your last name resume (e.g. SMITH J RESUME) and a detailed cover letter titled your last name cover (e.g. SMITH J COVER) to:
While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, applications received by April 19, 2013, will receive first priority. No phone calls please.
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Executive Assistant to the President
Location: Lincoln, MA
Combine your passion for the environment with your outstanding organizational skills and love for multi-tasking! Mass Audubon is seeking an Executive Assistant to the President with the ability to both perform logistical tasks and collaborate with senior leadership and members of the Board of Directors with enthusiasm.
The Executive Assistant works at the nexus of Mass Audubon, managing the Presidentís busy schedule, supporting the work of the Board of Directors and several of its committees, maintaining corporate filings as the legal Corporate Secretary, and serving as the Presidentís first-line of communications with staff, members, donors, and community leaders. Whether spent producing PowerPoints for a talk the President is giving or arranging for catering for a board meeting or helping to organize the annual meeting, the Executive Assistantís day will be busy, varied, and call for diplomacy and grace. This is a year round exempt position with benefits, reporting to the President.
- Strategically manage the Presidentís calendar: anticipating (largely in-state) travel needs; juggling multiple, conflicting requests; recognizing, establishing, and clarifying priorities well in advance of meetings; identifying and organizing all briefing materials.
- Serve as a liaison for the President with staff, the Board of Directors and Mass Audubon Council, and support the Directors and Council members with information, briefing materials, corporate requirements (such as conflict of interest forms), and necessary details for meetings.
- Act as Corporate Secretary for Mass Audubon, taking minutes at Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings, filing annual forms with appropriate Commonwealth of Massachusetts offices, and maintaining proper files.
- Provide administrative support to the President, the Bertrand Chair of Ornithology, and as necessary other senior staff.
- Organize and provide all logistical support to events from small meetings with the President to Board of Directors meetings to Mass Audubonís annual meeting: including securing locations; identifying IT requirements; handling all catering including, at times, set up and clean up; and compiling all agendas and accompanying materials.
- Support the Presidentís technology needs including developing creative PowerPoint presentations, ensuring that calendars and iPhones are in sync, and managing spreadsheets for the office budget, and expense tracking as needed.
Qualifications: This position will require a critical mix of interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience. Candidates should demonstrate most if not all of the following:
Among the critical personal qualities the successful candidate will demonstrate are: kindness, flexibility, initiative, thoughtfulness, respect for others, and patience.
- A Bachelors of Arts or Science degree and five years of experience supporting a senior executive.
- Outstanding calendar management skills from the ability to juggle and re-juggle schedules to the ability to manage the expectations of individuals interested in meeting with the President and anticipating everything from driving time to who needs to participate in key meetings.
- Experience supporting a governance board, preferably in the nonprofit sector, and the organizational skills to maintain critical recordkeeping.
- Excellent writing, note taking, and editing skills along with high proficiency in all elements of Microsoft Office as well as Publisher and Photoshop.
Candidates with a previously demonstrated interest in Mass Audubonís mission and/or conservation and the outdoors are preferred.
Successful candidates must have a valid driverís license for occasional travel within Massachusetts including infrequent weekends and evenings. Successful candidates will complete a CORI and SORI check.
Compensation and Benefits: Full benefits package.
To inquire about this position:
Send your resume titled your last name resume (e.g. SMITH J RESUME) and
a detailed cover letter titled your last name cover (e.g. SMITH J COVER) that includes your salary requirements to:
While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, applications received by June 3, 2013, will receive first priority. No phone calls please.
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