Unexpected Wildlife Refuge

Newfield, New Jersey

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $20,000 annual, living accommodations
Deadline Nov 30, 2019

An exciting opportunity for protecting wildlife in New Jersey

Unexpected Wildlife Refuge is seeking a residential onsite manager. This is a rewarding and challenging position for a responsible and self-motivated individual who is deeply interested in nature and wildlife and maintaining land as protected natural habitat. Preference will be for a person who is at least a vegetarian and who has practical experience with wildlife or some academic training so that they are knowledgeable about wildlife in general. We will also consider someone without this experience, but who is motivated enough to learn about indigenous species so that they can be an asset to the Refuge's education and outreach efforts. The Refuge comprises 767 acres of pristine forest, fields, wetlands, streams and lakes and is home to virtually every animal and plant indigenous to southern New Jersey. It is not a wildlife rehabilitation facility, rather a place where wildlife can live freely and naturally without fear of being harmed at the hands of human beings.

The manager lives onsite in provided, free accommodations, including utilities. The diversity of animals and plants provides a rich visual treat for wildlife enthusiasts. The voices of coyotes, eagles, foxes, frogs, owls and many more can be heard throughout the day and evening.

For further information and to apply, please see our online job description.


Send following by E-mail only, to David Sauder, Trustee, info@unexpectedwildliferefuge.org:

1. Confirm in your message that you have read the entire job description and understand and accept the duties of the job as described, the conditions and limitations stated therein and the salary and other compensation;

2. statement explaining why you are interested in the job and what you would bring to Unexpected Wildlife Refuge that would make you the ideal candidate, with particular emphasis on the duties as described in the job description;

3. an expanded resume; and

4. full contact information for at least three people who can critically vouch for your commitment to wildlife or non-human animals in general, abilities, reliability and honesty (at least one of the people should be your most recent or current employer, none can be a relative and your relationship with each should be made clear); we will not contact any reference until it is agreed that we are both serious about pursuing you as an applicant.

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