FOPOS Seeks Natural Resources Manager

Friends of Princeton Open Space seeks a part-time (30-hour work week) Natural Resources Manager to oversee land stewardship in the Mountain Lakes Open Space Area.  This position reports to the Friends of Princeton Open Space Board of Trustees and the Chair of the Natural Resources Committee. Responsibilities include designing and implementing habitat restoration and enhancement projects, controlling invasive plant species, leading volunteer workdays, conducting plant inventories, and creating community outreach and education programs.

Candidate must possess a passion for conservation, desire to work outdoors, and ability to conduct physically strenuous fieldwork. Qualifications include: knowledge of local ecology, experience in the control of invasive plant species, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, and a bachelor’s degree in ecology, natural resources management, or a related field. Experience with GPS/GIS preferred.

Work Responsibilities:

Education and Outreach
• Develop educational programs for the general public, community groups, school and scout groups, and donors to educate about local ecology, local natural history, as well as continued conservation and management efforts of FOPOS.
• Develop and present interpretive displays and brochures.  
• Ensure a coordinated approach to community outreach and education.
• Track and report results of education and outreach efforts in a way that will contribute to continuous improvement of programming.
• Design training materials.  Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers.  Record volunteer hours.

Communication and Coordination
• Develop and maintain communication tools including the FOPOS website, subject-specific brochures, informative emails, social media posts, videos and other informative materials.
• Showcase success stories to highlight completed projects, ongoing efforts, and support the spread of the FOPOS mission.
• Maintain regular communication with varied partners and provide regular opportunities for networking and engagement with a goal of ensuring a connected and informed network.
• Cultivate and maintain collaborative relationship with agencies, organizations and business representatives.

Grant Obligations
• Identify funding sources and communicate those with board.
• Coordinate and contribute to proposal development.
• Coordinate and ensure timely proposal submission.
• Manage funded projects, including project planning, and implementation.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and list of references to Clark Lennon, Chair of the Natural Resources Committee, at, and cc: Wendy Mager, President of the Board of Trustees, at