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Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust

Executive Director

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust seeks an executive director to work closely with its Board, staff, and volunteers to achieve its conservation and stewardship mission. Established in 1993, GPMCT is a nationally accredited non-profit organization. It works to conserve land, water and wildlife habitat in northwestern Hancock County, Maine. GPMCT owns and manages 4,500 acres in Orland, Maine that operates as a wildlife habitat, recreational and educational resource for the region.

GPMCT’s corner of Maine is a well-kept secret, boasting coastal mountains, accessible yet unspoiled lakes and streams, abundant wildlife, Penobscot River and Bay shoreline and exciting opportunities for outdoor recreation minus the crowds of nearby Acadia National Park. GPMCT enjoys an active Board and a robust  volunteer corps, an enthusiastic staff and collaborative community relationships.

The primary objectives of the Trust are to:

  • Manage Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust’s 4,500 acre Wildlands as a multi-dimensional resource that supports wildlife conservation, sustainable forestry, watershed protection, recreational and educational activities .
  • Identify and conserve high priority lands in northwest Hancock County with an emphasis on lands contiguous or adjacent to existing GPMCT land, unfragmented wildlife habitat and the protection of water quality.
  • Support the Trust’s new Explore Outdoors education program and evaluate its impact and success for input into the FYE 19/20 budget process.
  • Engage in community outreach activities that expand knowledge about the Trust, attract new members and provide activities that increase opportunities for enjoyment of the outdoors.
  • Raise funds to support activities of the Trust.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and oversees a staff of three part-time, year round employees including a Land Steward, Education Coordinator and Membership Coordinator. The trust also contracts with a forester, a development coordinator and a seasonal ranger.

GPMCT is a growing and dynamic organization that needs a creative yet organized thinker to engage our communities and donors and connect them with the land and our mission. A successful candidate for this position should have a passion for conservation, a college degree plus 3-5 years experience in environmental management, fundraising, marketing, communications and/or nonprofit management; be a great communicator (and listener) and a strategic, self directed manager comfortable with multiple priorities and programs. Experience administering a large scale multi use property is desirable. You must have excellent writing and computer skills, able to use e-mail marketing, social media, Powerpoint, Wordpress, and Quickbooks. ArcGIS knowledge is a plus.

This is a full-time position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include a flexible work schedule (some evening and weekend work required), sick and vacation policy, and additional contribution towards health care and retirement per GPMCT policy.

To Apply:  E-mail a cover letter (wow us here with your writing skills), resume and three references to with “ED Search” in the subject line.  Deadline for applications is December 15, 2017 and anticipated start date is Spring 2018.  Questions can be directed to Emily Hawkins at 207 266-1928. GPMCT is an equal opportunity employer. For more information see our website: