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The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) is a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to preserving the natural and historic resources of the New Jersey Pinelands. In addition to this work, the Alliance has two initiatives. Pinelands Adventures, an outdoor recreation program aimed at fostering public understanding and devotion to the Pinelands. Rancocas Creek Farm a sustainable organic farm connected to our mission to protect the Pinelands.

We are dedicated to furthering justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in our staff and work (read our vision statement). We want everyone to know the Pinelands is theirs to enjoy through low-impact recreation and to help people of all means and backgrounds to experience this natural treasure. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender or disability.


The following positions are available.


Database Manager

Date: October 2021

Reports to: Director of Membership & Communications

Database Manager

The Database Manager will operate PPA’s Salsa Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) database and related applications.  The Database Manager will support all aspects of the organization by providing useful information for communications, events, budgeting and analysis. This person will ensure that PPA makes the most of the CRM’s capabilities for carrying out digital communications, building stronger relationships with donors and supporters, and informing plans and activities to advance PPA’s mission.  This position reports to the Director of Membership and Communications.

Essential Functions

The Database Manager must be able to learn, use, ensure the accuracy of, and help colleagues take full advantage of sophisticated CRM and digital communications applications. Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple organizational needs is essential.

Specific job responsibilities of the Database Manager include:

  • Learn and remain current with all processes and capabilities of PPA’s Salsa CRM and digital communications applications.
  • Support PPA’s Director of Membership and Communications and Director of Philanthropy, and other staff when called upon, in using the CRM application to its maximum potential.
  • Work with data entry staff and volunteers to ensure that all data is correctly entered into the CRM, including, for example: donations and grants; donor communications, such as personal contacts, and renewal and thank you letters; invitations and attendance for PPA events and programs; participation in activities and services, such as Pinelands Adventures trips, and volunteer interests and activities.
  • Generate constituent communications, such as donor renewal and thank you letters, on a timely and accurate basis, and work with colleagues and volunteers who assist in tasks such as preparing mailings.
  • Coordinate with PPA’s Director of Operations and Bookkeeper to ensure the accuracy and consistency of financial information, such as donations and grants, in the CRM and accounting system.
  • Create reports from the CRM system, such as mailing lists for specific purposes, donor status reports, renewal rates, and event participation.
  • Develop and implement routine maintenance regime to ensure integrity of data in CRM system.
  • Develop a full understanding of the online tools in Salsa Engage, and its integration with the CRM, in order to facilitate and improve PPA’s ability to communicate with constituents.
  • Work with the Director of Membership and Communications to develop email and social media communication processes, and to measure their results.
  • Manage Salsa Engage constituent lists and ensure they are up-to-date based on data supplied by the CRM and staff.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Three to five years’ experience and demonstrated skill in working with CRM databases.
  • A supportive, team-player approach to your colleagues, combined with the ability to work proactively and independently.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to carry out multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • An interest in conservation and a commitment to PPA’s mission and values.
  • Commitment to further PPA’s efforts to create a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Willingness to cheerfully work occasional nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Great attention to detail, respect for confidentiality of information, and personal integrity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender or disability.

Salary and benefits

Expected salary is $55,000-65,000 depending on experience. The compensation package includes access to a health insurance plan, life and disability insurance, access to a matching retirement savings plan, and generous vacation and holidays.

Work schedule

PPA staff work regular weekday schedules, plus occasional weekends and evenings. We are located at 17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton, NJ 08088. This is not a remote position.

Start date: As soon as practicable

Employment type: Full-time

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and sample of a written communication to Becky Free, Director of Membership & Communications via email to becky@pinelandsalliance.org.  Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.  The deadline for applications is open until the position is filled.


Membership & Communications Associate

Date: October 2021

Reports to: Director of Membership & Communications

The Membership & Communications Associate will assist the Director of Membership & Communications to grow PPA’s membership, to tell the Pinelands conservation story, and to increase public engagement in protecting the Pinelands. The Associate will build strong relationships with donors and supporters, process donations and thank donors in a timely fashion using PPA’s Salsa CRM Database  and will create website and social media content and print materials to advance PPA’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

Membership (60%): Responsible for processing donations, which includes accurate data entry, personalizing donor thank you letters, and other communications, and communicating with PPA donors and others in a relationship building role.

  • Enters and acknowledges all membership donations. This takes place on a weekly basis and when donation volume is high this will be the primary task.
  • Enters and updates member and nonmember records in our Salsa CRM Database.  Assists other organizational staff with their data entry needs.
  • Participates in development team meetings with the Executive Director, Director of Membership & Communications and Director of Philanthropy to ensure PPA is meeting its fundraising goals and to brainstorm new approaches and programs.
  • Provide a high level of service to our donors which includes responding to inquiries and requests, building relationships with members and nonmembers, and attention to detail.
  • Write and update membership communications and letters.

Communications (30%): Responsible for supporting internal and external communication strategies, social media presence and the development of communications material.

  • Creates content for PPA’s website under the direction of the Director of Membership & Communications. This includes adding content written by PPA staff, creating your own content, keeping the homepage up-to-date and curating the online event calendar with activities in and around the Pinelands.
  • Creates online forms and blast emails as needed using PPA’s Salsa CRM database system.
  • Assists in the creation of social media content to raise awareness and support for the Pinelands and PPAs mission.
  • Participates in the creation of our yearly communications calendar including providing feedback on strategy, metrics, and new projects.

Events and Outreach (10%)

  • Performs critical administrative tasks necessary for successful in person events including managing registrations forms, event lists, promotion and event logistics.
  • Staffs PPA events with the rest of the team.

Qualifications and Experience

Work and/or life experience demonstrating:

  • A supportive, team-player approach to your colleagues, combined with the ability to work proactively and independently.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to carry out multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • An interest in conservation and a commitment to PPA’s mission and values.
  • Commitment to further PPA’s efforts to create a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Willingness to cheerfully work occasional nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Great attention to detail, respect for confidentiality of information, and personal integrity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender or disability.

Salary and benefits

Expected salary is $45,000-50,000 depending on experience. The compensation package includes access to a health insurance plan, life and disability insurance, access to a matching retirement savings plan, and generous vacation and holidays.

Work schedule

PPA staff work regular weekday schedules, plus occasional weekends and evenings. We are located at 17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton, NJ 08088. This is not a remote position.

Start date: As soon as practicable

Employment type: Full-time

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and sample of a written communication to Becky Free, Director of Membership & Communications via email to becky@pinelandsalliance.org.  Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.  The deadline for applications is open until the position is filled.


Assistant Farm Manager

Date: November 2021

Reports to: Rancocas Creek Farm Manager

Rancocas Creek Farm, a project of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA), a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of the New Jersey Pinelands, seeks an individual with farm management experience to serve as Assistant Farm Manager.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated, enthusiastic candidate to be involved with a new farm project and a growing community of CSA shareholders.  Having completed our second year of operation, we currently grow vegetables, fruit and straw, and raise some livestock, while managing the 72-acre farm to improve soil health, water quality and climate resiliency.  We manage a CSA and have off-farm accounts to markets, restaurants and caterers.  We host gleaning events and work with Pinelands Adventures to conduct guided visits for the public, schools and service organizations.

We are seeking someone with a diverse skill set, a strong work ethic, a desire to work with a diversity of people and a passion for growing chemical-free food.  The Assistant Farm Manager (AFM) will be involved with all aspects of managing Rancocas Creek Farm.  The workload on a farm like this is extremely varied throughout the course of a farm season and will include:

  • Helping to manage all areas of crop production, including seed orders, crop rotations, field plans, seeding schedules, weed management, disease and insect monitors and controls, irrigation, cover cropping, mulching, pruning, etc.
  • Managing harvests, plantings, wash and pack and food distributions.
  • Operating and maintaining tractors and farm equipment. 
  • Help establish capital improvements on the farm – buildings and grounds, stormwater management areas, fencing, plantings, greenhouse construction, storage areas, etc.
  • Training, managing and motivating farm Interns, part-time staff and volunteers.
  • Recording and managing field data including plantings, harvests, distributions, soil amendments, etc.
  • Administering CSA shareholder communications and assisting with grant writing, reporting and compliance.
  • Helping to create farm budgets, track income and expenses, and work with PPA staff to document all necessary financial information.
  • Represent PPA and RCF during farm tours, speaking engagements, conferences, community meetings, schools, etc.
  • Work with partners and other farms to bring knowledge and resources to Rancocas Creek Farm and promote our farm and farming methods to other public and nonprofit agencies.
  • Work with PPA staff to integrate RCF into PPA’s larger mission in a variety of ways.
  • Manage all RCF day-to-day operations when the farm manager is off-farm.

The Assistant Farm Manager will work closely with the Farm Manager to divide responsibilities, create goals and expectations, and identify areas where they would like to learn and take on specific responsibilities. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Two to four years helping to run a produce farm.
  • A supportive, team-player approach to your work and colleagues.
  • An interest in conservation and a commitment to Rancocas Creek Farm’s and PPA’s missions and values.
  • Commitment to further PPA’s efforts to create a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender or disability.

Salary and benefits

Expected starting salary is $45,000-50,000 depending on experience. The compensation package includes access to a health insurance plan, life and disability insurance, access to a matching retirement savings plan, and generous vacation and holidays.

Work schedule

Rancocas Creek Farm staff work five to seven days a week, as needed, during the growing season. 

Location: 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton NJ 08088

Start date: As soon as practicable

Employment type: Full-time

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Jeff Tober, Farm Manager at jeff@pinelandsalliance.org.  Phone is 609-859-8860 ext 130.

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