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Listed below are current positions available at land trusts and associated entities.

Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Biologist I (Wildlife)

The Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has a position of Biologist I in the Wildlife Division open for recruitment. This will be a permanent full-time position based in Augusta. For salary information or to view this posting online, visit http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/article.shtml?id=http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=NRSC+Job+Postings&id=643473&v=article.

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This position assists with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s (MDIFW’s) habitat-based model for identifying, mapping, and providing information on priority wildlife and fisheries resources as a voluntary outreach effort for landowners, resource managers, consultants, land trusts, municipalities, and other conservation partners. The biologist responds to public inquiries, data requests, provides technical assistance on interpretation of critical wildlife and fisheries information, and assists with review of resource-related portions of municipal comprehensive plans. The biologist also will assist with several ongoing MDIFW efforts, including the revision and implementation of Maine's 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan and approaches for conveying the Action Plan to Maine’s citizens in an accessible and engaging format.

Additionally, this position assists with implementing MDIFW’s environmental review program, with primary responsibilities to review permit applications filed under state, federal, and local regulatory jurisdictions. The biologist will review input received from regional fisheries, wildlife, and research staff to help ensure consistency with MDIFW objectives and legal requirements, and provide MDIFW’s recommendations for avoiding and minimizing impacts to important wildlife, fisheries, and habitat resources. This position also responds to public information and data requests associated with proposed land use activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Wildlife Management, or related field -AND- two (2) years of progressively responsible related laboratory or field research and/or management experience. Equivalent experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

The Supplemental Questions below MUST be answered and submitted with your application in order for us to process your application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

1. Please describe your experience with partner outreach efforts related to wildlife, fisheries, or other natural resource issues through working groups, presentations, and developing/using various outreach tools.
2. Please describe your experience in natural resources planning and with local, state, and federal environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
3. Please provide an example of a past work situation in which you had to work as part of a diverse natural resource team to develop a final product.
4. Please describe your experience and proficiency with ArcGIS and Access, particularly your experience creating natural resource maps and querying mapped data for environmental reviews.
5. Please describe any additional skills or qualities that you possess that are especially relevant to this position.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants need to complete and submit a State of Maine Direct Hire Application, answers to the Supplemental Questions and detailed Resume/CV and contact information for three references.

SEND COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:
Natural Resources Service Center
Thomas Cotnoir, HR Generalist
155 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

OR – email your application material to:
NRSCdirecthireapplications@maine.gov
Fax: 207-287-2216 phone: 207-624-6396

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY:
5:00 pm, May 27, 2015
Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 624-6370 or by accessing the NRSC website at http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/application.shtml

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative

Communications Intern

Background:
The Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative (SMCC) is a non-profit membership based service center with the mission to assist York and Cumberland conservation organizations to acquire, manage and steward land in their communities by providing professional support services, educational workshops and training, and networking opportunities. SMCC’s goal is to increase conservation effectiveness and to strengthen the regional network between York and Cumberland County conservation organizations.

Job Description:
SMCC is seeking a Communications Intern to assist with social media, community engagement, marketing and general outreach activities with a number of different conservation organizations that are members of SMCC. The Communications Intern will be expected to work approximately 10 hours/week for 10 weeks between June and the end of August. The Intern will need to provide their own transportation and computer.

Compensation:
Stipend to be determined based on funding and experience.

Responsibilities will include:
• Advising on brand development as expressed through online communications and presence;
• Developing communication plans;
• Implementing all aspects of Communications Plans including updating websites, creating electronic emails and newsletters; social media outreach and marketing materials.
• Providing website design support;
• Supporting all aspects of event planning from creation to follow up;
• As needed and ongoing administrative support

Desired skills and experience:
• Experience with social media, online brand based marketing, graphic design, event planning;
• Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills;
• Independent and self-directed worker;
• Ability to work closely with people from diverse backgrounds and foster collaboration;
• Flexibility and comfort with multiple tasks;
• Experience with non-profits and/or land conservation preferred.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter that conveys interest and relevant qualifications to conservationcollaborative@gmail.com by May 15, 2015.

SMCC reserves the right to conduct background checks as a condition for employment. Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Nature Conservancy in Maine

Development Assistant

The Development Assistant is responsible for processing donations and in-kind gifts for the Maine chapter, which includes drafting and sending acknowledgment letters and pledge reminders and preparing internal forms and documentation. S/He is responsible for updating electronic donor records in the Conservancy’s fundraising database and will extract and analyze fundraising progress reports for development staff. The Development Assistant works with colleagues across the organization to ensure gifts and pledges are accurately recorded and promptly acknowledged, as well as facilitates the pledge fulfillment process. S/He assists in providing office-wide administrative support and phone coverage, as needed, and will frequently interact with staff throughout the program, and with vendors and staff in other Conservancy offices.

This is a full-time positions based in the Brunswick, Maine office. The start date is July 1, 2015.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
• Responsible for processing contributions, acknowledgements/pledge reminders, managing/filing gift documentation;
• Oversees coding of all gifts, pledges, and non-marketing financial transactions generated by the Chapter to ensure compliance with donor intent and FASB rules;
• Creates and maintains financial management and project reports for Director of Development, including dollars received for the fiscal year and dollars raised against campaign fundraising goals;
• Tracks matching gifts, pledges, and open grants to ensure accuracy and proper grant disbursement;
• Responsible for producing donor correspondence, such as renewal letters, acknowledgements and pledge reminders;
• Works with Finance Manager and the Development Systems Specialist to ensure an internal audit with no findings for development;
• Provides administrative support to Director of Development and other fundraising staff by updating donor records and other data entry needs, editing and distributing workplans, and filing expense reports;
• Assist in the coordination of mailings such as fundraising appeals, stewardship reports, and event invitations
• Assist with other departmental projects as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree and minimum 1 year experience or equivalent combination.
• Experience working in MS Office, Word, Excel, and Databases.
• Project management skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required. Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
• Experience working with and communicating with a wide range of people.
• Excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation in written communication required.
• Basic understanding of accounting processes.

To apply, visit www.nature.org/careers. Job ID# is 43093.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

Georges River Land Trust

Executive Director

Georges River Land Trust is looking for an experienced professional who has demonstrated the ability to collaboratively and cooperatively create and execute a bold vision. Our current Executive Director is retiring, leaving an engaged and committed Board of Directors, an effective and cohesive professional staff, and an organization that, just last year, completed the process of receiving full accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. This is an opportunity to lead and to be the public face and voice of an organization poised to creatively move forward.
Please visit www.georgesriver.org/employment for a full position announcement and description.

We are seeking an Executive Director who can build on the success, momentum, and trust created over our 27-year history – someone who will lead us to greater conservation levels by expanding public involvement through partnerships and creative thinking, to continue to link the work of the land trust to quality of life for this generation and those to come.

Georges River Land Trust offers a competitive salary and benefits for this full time position. The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected; yet the first round of resumes will be reviewed on July 1, 2015. Please send a cover letter and resume (not to exceed two pages) via email to Jim Robbins, Board President, at info@grlt.org.

Island Heritage Trust

Stewardship Director

Island Heritage Trust (IHT) is seeking a Stewardship Director who combines people skills, attention to detail, administrative and written communication skills, and knowledge and love of the outdoors. This is a half time year-round position. Salary: $20,000. Time is flexible and there will be opportunities for professional development. Enjoy the satisfaction of contributing daily to a great cause as part of a small but ambitious and successful community-based organization.

This position requires land management skills, GIS experience, an understanding of and enthusiastic commitment to conservation, and ability to represent the Trust in a positive light in all encounters with the public. The individual should also have initiative, flexibility, creativity, an ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, and excellent communication and writing skills. The individual will be required to work with staff and volunteers in an office setting as well as on outdoor projects. The position also requires a reliable vehicle (reimbursement is provided on a per mile basis). The ideal candidate would have successful work experience in conservation or a related field and have knowledge of and a commitment to the Deer Isle or similar area.

For a detailed job description contact the Trust at iht@islandheritagetrust.org or 207-348-2455. To apply, send resume and three references to the Mike Little, Executive Director, Island Heritage Trust, PO Box 42, Deer Isle, ME 04627 or via email. IHT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways

Director of Development - part-time (approximately 25 hrs weekly, $20 hourly wage)

Moose Mountain Regional Greenways (MMRG), an approved 501(c)(3), is a Land Trust with land conservation and conservation outreach purposes. MMRG serves seven towns: Wakefield, Brookfield, Milton, Middleton, New Durham, Farmington and Wolfeboro, NH. The office is located in Union, a village in Wakefield NH.

Overview: The primary responsibility is to oversee fundraising by establishing a comprehensive structure for effective fundraising to insure MMRG’s long-term success as a local land trust. Expected outcomes include successful completion of the current Capital Campaign, meeting annual operating budget projections, and creating a long-range fundraising plan in anticipation of future financial needs. In order to attend Board meetings, committee meetings, and MMRG events, the Development Director will work some nights and weekends. This position is partially grant funded* for approximately 1 year with an organizational goal of converting into a permanent position.

The Director of Development is responsible for:
1. Growing financial support from individuals and foundations for the Capital Campaign, land protection projects, and annual and long range funding goals by attracting leadership gifts, and major and planned giving programs.
2. Developing new, and strengthening ongoing relationships, with major donors while expanding and diversifying the donor base by coordinating donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship by Board and Staff and by generating content and mailing lists for solicitations as well as identification of grant opportunities and grant writing.
3. Working collaboratively with Staff, Volunteers and Board of Directors on all aspects of fundraising, including grant writing and developing a “case for giving”.
4. Motivating and training the Board in fundraising “best practices” and actively engaging the Board in fundraising programs such as partnership, special events, individual, business and foundation giving. Increasing Board giving, as well as monitoring and evaluating Board fundraising performance, by tracking Board requests and results.
5. Researching, acquiring and maintaining a comprehensive donor management database.
6. Attending monthly Board of Directors’ Meetings, submitting reports on monthly activities and attending pertinent committee meetings and outreach events as requested.
This position reports to the Board of Directors with a yearly annual review by the full Board. There will be a quarterly review and update by the Executive Committee of the Board.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bachelor’s Degree in a pertinent field.
2. Minimum of 4 years fundraising, development, and grant writing experience with a proven track record of developing and maintaining significant donor relationships as well as securing major donations.
3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with Staff, Volunteers and Board of Directors, as well as demonstrated experience of successful training of a Board in a fundraising-based culture.
4. Must have experience working in the nonprofit environment, ideally a Land Trust, as well as commitment to the land conservation mission of MMRG.
5. Must be a strategic thinker, self-starter, possessing excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills with attention to detail and highest standards of excellence and confidentiality.
6. Comprehensive and current knowledge of fund raising techniques, as well as knowledge of donor data based software, are required.
7. A high level of professional maturity, judgment and decisiveness to motivate Staff, Volunteers and Board and to inspire confidence among donors, prospects and their professional advisors.
8. Driver’s license.

The terms are negotiable and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information and to submit your resume with references, please email MMRG Vice Chair/Hiring Committee Chair Cynthia Wyatt at cinny_wyatt@siemon.com.

For more information about Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, please visit our website, www.mmrg.info.
*The Annalee Davis Thorndike Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation provided the grant to support this position.