Regional Manager, Delaware Bay Watershed

New Jersey Conservation Foundation Published: December 21, 2020
Woodstown, NJ
Job Type
Policy / Outreach / Advocacy / Natural Resources/ Restoration /

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~ The mission of New Jersey Conservation Foundation is to preserve  New Jersey’s land and natural resources for the benefit of all. ~

We protect threatened natural areas and farmland through land acquisition and stewardship, promote strong New Jersey land use policies and forge partnerships to help safeguard water and other natural resources.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation was formed in 1960 as the Great Swamp Committee. Within a few years, a small group of citizens successfully fought a plan by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build the region’s fourth major airport in the middle of the ecologically-critical Great Swamp near Morristown.

  • This fight led to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge —New Jersey’s first National Wildlife Refuge, and the first federally-designated wilderness east of the Mississippi.

Position Overview  

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is seeking a full time staff member to manage land preservation, public policy, and advocacy efforts in the Delaware Bay region including Cape May, Cumberland and Salem Counties. The successful candidate for this Regional Manager, Delaware Bay Watershed position will work to preserve forested and open lands, farmland and waterways through acquisition and advocacy for policies related to land preservation.


  • We are seeking candidates with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with landowners, federal, state and private partners and funding sources;
  • Familiarity with the Delaware Bayshore region and its communities;
  • Broad knowledge of natural and agricultural resource issues;
  • An interest in connecting people with the outdoors;
  • Excellent communication skills – public speaking experience a plus; and
  • An ability to work independently and as part of the statewide team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent training) preferred; and
  • Proficiency with government funding programs for land preservation a plus.


  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time, health insurance, life insurance and a 401k plan.

To Apply

  • Qualified candidates should click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume to Maria Hauser.
  • You may also send a fax to (908) 234-1189 or mail to Maria Hauser, NJ Conservation Foundation, 170 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931. 
  • Check out our website for additional information about New Jersey Conservation Foundation.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified individuals to apply. 

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