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Loon Echo Land Trust

Executive Director

Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) is searching for a dynamic and effective Executive Director (ED) to provide leadership, strategy and vision to enable LELT to achieve its mission to permanently conserve and steward land. 

LELT, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1987, protects, manages and monitors 6,200 acres of land and 28 miles of multi-use trails in seven towns (Bridgton, Casco, Denmark, Harrison, Naples, Raymond, Sebago) in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine for the benefit of current and future generations.

The ED reports to, and is supported by the LELT Board of Directors. The ED oversees three part-time staff members, six standing committees, and many community volunteers.

The ED directs land acquisition activities and plays a significant role in the donor development program and capital campaigns for land and easement purchases.  The ED is responsible for leading the creation of LELT’s annual operating budget, overseeing compliance with the budget, and financial recordkeeping.  The ED must effectively supervise and direct the support staff and key volunteers, as well as provides support and direction to Board members in a friendly, cooperative work environment.

The ED position is an exempt, salaried position with compensation commensurate with experience plus health, vacation and retirement benefits.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field preferred.
  • Leadership work experience in land conservation and non-profit administration.
  • Strong project management skills and experience in real estate and acquisition of properties and conservation easements.
  • Experience leading one or more capital campaigns and major gift solicitations.
  • Capability to effectively establish long-term plans and see ambitious goals to fruition.
  • Knowledge of land use planning, best management practices and recreational planning.
  • A high level of motivation, excellent work ethic and time management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in personnel management.
  • Knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft software and QuickBooks.
  • Ability to implement Land Trust Alliance’s Standards and Practices and maintain land trust accreditation status.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, references and any salary requirements to President, Loon Echo Land Trust, 8 Depot Street, Suite 4, Bridgton, Maine 04009, or by email to INFO@LELT.ORG. Applications will be accepted until November 12, 2018 or until the position is filled. No phone calls or personal visits please. FMI visit . LELT is an equal opportunity employer. For a complete job description, please visit