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

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust

Natural Resource Inventory Intern

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, the land trust for western Hancock County, Maine, is seeking a summer intern to conduct a natural resource inventory on a 65-acre property in Bucksport.

Our ideal candidate is someone with good organizational skills and a strong natural resource background, with GIS experience, who can work independently in the field. You will report regularly to our Executive Director at our Bucksport office, and potentially work with our forester. Office space is available. Candidate will learn about land trust practices and managing public land for multiple uses, and gain valuable experience in identifying flora and fauna and plant community types.

Successful candidate will spend the summer conducting a natural resource inventory of the 65-acre Kimball property in Bucksport, which includes a 6-acre working blueberry field, a beaver pond, and a forest of varied species and age classes. The land was once part of the 1800s Santiago settlement, and features a cellarhole, old stone walls, apple trees and other evidence of past habitation. GPMCT intends to manage the land for blueberries, timber, and public recreation—hiking, hunting, etc.
Requirements:
• Strong natural resource background with experience identifying plants and plant communities, wildlife sign, reading the landscape.
• Experience in GIS mapping and using a GPS device (we can provide one).
• Natural resource inventory coursework preferred
• Good organizational skills and ability to work independently
• Able to hike in rough terrain and withstand bugs and heat
• Valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation

Details:
Position begins May 15 and ends August 15, or when completed. A stipend of up to $1,000 is available. Deadline for application is May 1.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and letter of recommendation from a professor or references to Cheri Domina, Executive Director, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust (GPMCT), PO Box 266, Orland, ME 04472 or e-mail to info@greatpondtrust.org. Call 207 469-6929 or e-mail for more info.

Georges River Land Trust

Administrative Assistant

We are in search of a professional, outgoing, positive, energetic, and people-oriented individual to fill the Administrative Assistant position on our conservation team. This position is offered for 32 hours per week, with health and retirement benefits, and the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the St. George River watershed.

The Administrative Assistant will greet our members and the public, enter donations, make bank deposits, prepare bills for the bookkeeper, oversee mailings, organize administrative records, track annual reports, coordinate outreach events, lead office volunteers, and assist all staff efforts. For a full job description, please visit http://www.georgesriver.org/about/employment/.

Word processing, spreadsheet, and internet expertise are required, and prior nonprofit and database management experience, specifically with FileMaker Pro or other membership database software, is a plus. A well-organized work style, accuracy, and paying attention to details are critical for success in this role. Candidates must be eager to support the Georges River Land Trust mission. The position includes some limited evening and weekend work.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Gail Presley, Executive Director, at gail@grlt.org.

Deadline: until filled

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Maine Coast Heritage Trust a statewide land conservation organization seeks an Outreach Coordinator to manage membership trips, assist with fundraising initiatives and help steward donors. This is a full-time position and will work under the general supervision of the Membership Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

• Plans and executes a series of MCHT field trips, which are designed to retain and acquire new members (includes managing event marketing and registration).
• Works closely with MCHT’s Major Gifts Officers to craft and execute an outreach strategy to support local land protection fundraising initiatives.
• Works closely with volunteers for special fundraising efforts by assisting with special events, mailings, etc.
• Works closely with the Membership Manager to create and implement a strategy to convert project donors to long-term supporters.
• Helps implement a strategy to encourage monthly givers.
• Thanks donors through phone calls and other communications.
• Regular attendance at the workplace is required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Generally none. Potential for supervision of Development Department Assistant when mass-mailing donors.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with one to three years of related or transferable experience in non-profit fundraising.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Strong organizational, planning, and multi-tasking skills with attention to detail and follow-up.
• Strong knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies as well as fundraising information sources.
• Exceptional writing and editing skills. Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive content.
• Excellent leadership qualities to promote energy and enthusiasm with staff, volunteers, and constituents.
• Experience working in a deadline driven environment.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with a wide range of people.
• Ability to effectively operate computers and assigned software, preferably including Raiser’s Edge.
• Ability to work long hours and travel as necessary.

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is performed in a normal office environment not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computer, printer, photocopier, and basic office equipment. Work requires extended sitting and repetitive motion in the use of computer, keyboard, and mouse.

Much of the events work is performed outdoors with potential for all weather conditions and may require, climbing, walking, bending, crouching, lifting reaching and other physical capabilities,

Applications must be received by April 2nd, 2015. Send a cover letter and resume to:

search@mcht.org
or
Search Committee
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201
Topsham, ME 04086


Maine Coast Heritage Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, handicaps, sexual orientation, or for any other reason unrelated to a candidate’s ability to perform the responsibilities associated with the position.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Maine Coast Heritage Trust a statewide land conservation organization seeks an Administrative Assistant responsible for assisting with daily operations of the organization with focus on supporting our development and land protection teams. This is an hourly position with expectations for a 40 hour work week. This position will work under the general supervision of the Development Database Manager & Topsham GIS/Land Protection Associate.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

• Enters data into two databases (i.e. contact reports, proposals, land project information, and constituent information, addresses, relationships, etc.).
• Assists with mailings and other special projects as needed.
• Processes credits cards and occasionally gifts.
• Inventories letterhead and is responsible for ensuring that appropriate quantities are in stock for mailings.
• Assists finance department with monthly revenue reconciliation.
• Takes minutes at committee meetings
• Prepares presentations.
• Proofreads and edits documents.
• Files electronic and hard copies as needed.
• Answers office phones as needed and completes other tasks assigned.
• Regular attendance at the workplace is required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with one to three years of related administrative support experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Data entry experience.
• Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to effectively operate computers.
• Ability to operate assigned software – including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is performed in a normal office environment not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computer, printer, photocopier, and basic office equipment. Work requires extended sitting and repetitive motion in the use of computer, keyboard, and mouse.

Applications must be received by April 2nd, 2015. Send a cover letter and resume to:

search@mcht.org
or
Search Committee
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201
Topsham, ME 04086


Maine Coast Heritage Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, handicaps, sexual orientation, or for any other reason unrelated to a candidate’s ability to perform the responsibilities associated with the position.

Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance

Courtesy Boat Inspector Coordinator

Description:
The Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance is looking for a Courtesy Boat Inspector (CBI) Coordinator to help coordinate the CBI program in the Belgrade Lakes watershed, during the summer of 2015. In 2002, BRCA, in collaboration with the five area lake associations started a Courtesy Boat Inspection Program staffing public boat launches and inspecting boats going into and coming out of lakes, for invasive aquatic plants. Since that time, BRCA has developed one of the largest programs in the state and conducts over 11,000 inspections per year. This position will be responsible for coordinating Courtesy Boat Inspectors from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day at the seven public boat launches in the Belgrade Lakes watershed. *Some housing may also be available.

Responsibilities:
• Schedule CBI’s at the 7 public boat launches from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
• Make sure CBI’s have all materials they need to conduct inspections
• CBI form management: collect, QA/QC, enter into database, copy
• Fill in as a CBI at boat launches when needed
• Work with Invasive Plant Removal Crew when needed

Minimum Requirements:
• College student currently enrolled or recently graduated with a degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, or other closely related major.
• Must have own transportation (will be reimbursed for travel costs at 0.44/mile)
• Weekend work is required
• Responsibility and maturity
• Close attention to detail
• Comfortable interacting with the public
• A PASSION for protecting Maine’s lakes!

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Toni B. Pied, BRCA Milfoil Program Director
brcamf@belgradelakes.org or P.O. Box 250, Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918

Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance

Invasive Aquatic Plant Field Crew Internship

Description:
The Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance is looking for candidates for the invasive aquatic plant field crew in the Belgrade Lakes watershed, during the summer of 2015. The position will require knowledge of (or a passion for learning about) aquatic ecosystems, aquatic plant identification, and invasive aquatic plant mitigation. Using motorized and non-motorized watercrafts, interns will use various techniques to remove invasive variable milfoil from lakes in the Belgrade Lakes watershed. Position will also include opportunities for various trainings and participating in educational activities at the Maine Lakes Resource Center. *Some housing may also be available.

Responsibilities:
• Perform manual removal of invasive variable milfoil (diving & snorkeling is required)
• Gather data through field observation
• Report data on field forms and via GIS
• Assist with logistics of milfoil disposal
• Educate lakefront property owners

Minimum Requirements:
• College student currently enrolled or recently graduated with a degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, or other closely related major.
• Previous experience with water related recreation such as snorkeling, diving, and operating non-motorized/motorized watercrafts (First priority will be given to applicants with experience, some training will be available).
• Comfortable treading water or swimming in a lake.
• Ability to lift at least 50lbs
• Responsibility and maturity
• Ability to work in a team setting
• Detailed record keeping
• Mapping (GIS) and GPS unit experience
• A PASSION for protecting Maine’s lakes!

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Toni B. Pied, BRCA Milfoil Program Director
brcamf@belgradelakes.org or P.O. Box 250, Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918

Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance

Invasive Aquatic Plant Education/Outreach Internship

Description:
The Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance is looking for candidates to conduct community outreach in response to an invasive aquatic plant infestation in the Belgrade Lakes watershed. The position will require knowledge of (or a passion for learning about) aquatic ecosystems, aquatic plant identification, and invasive aquatic plant mitigation. Interns will educate lakefront property owners and users about the threat of invasive aquatic plants and administer the Adopt-A-Shoreline program on Great Pond and Long Pond. Position will also include opportunities for various trainings and participating in educational activities at the Maine Lakes Resource Center. *Some housing may also be available.

Responsibilities:
• Educate lakefront property owners & users through Adopt-A-Shoreline program
• Conduct trainings and presentations
• Track & report data on field forms and via GIS
• Develop educational materials
• Work with Invasive Plant Field Crew & Survey Crew as needed

Minimum Requirements:
• College student currently enrolled or recently graduated with a degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, or other closely related major.
• Comfortable presenting and interacting with the public.
• Responsibility and maturity
• Clear communicator (verbal and written)
• Detailed record keeping
• Mapping (GIS) and GPS unit experience
• A PASSION for protecting Maine’s lakes!

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Toni B. Pied, BRCA Milfoil Program Director
brcamf@belgradelakes.org or P.O. Box 250, Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918

Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance

Invasive Aquatic Plant Monitoring Internship

Description:
The Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance is looking for candidates to help survey and monitor for invasive aquatic plants in the Belgrade Lakes watershed. The position will require knowledge of (or a passion for learning about) aquatic ecosystems, aquatic plant identification, and invasive aquatic plant mitigation. Using motorized and non-motorized watercrafts, interns will use various surveying techniques to travel the shoreline of lakes in the Belgrade Lakes watershed collecting data about invasive aquatic plants and mapping plant populations. Position will also include opportunities for various trainings and participating in educational activities at the Maine Lakes Resource Center. *Some housing may also be available.

Responsibilities:
• Survey lake littoral zones (some night surveying & snorkeling/diving will be required)
• Gather data through field observation
• Report data on field forms and via GIS
• Work with Invasive Plant Removal Crew when needed
• Educate lakefront property owners

Minimum Requirements:
• College student currently enrolled or recently graduated with a degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, or other closely related major.
• Previous experience with water related recreation such as snorkeling, diving, and operating non-motorized/motorized watercrafts (First priority will be given to applicants with experience, some training will be available).
• Comfortable treading water or swimming in a lake.
• Responsibility and maturity
• Ability to work in a team setting
• Detailed record keeping
• Mapping (GIS) and GPS unit experience
• A PASSION for protecting Maine’s lakes!

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Toni B. Pied, BRCA Milfoil Program Director
brcamf@belgradelakes.org or P.O. Box 250, Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Office and Outreach Manager, Aldermere Farm Office

GENERAL SUMMARY: Maine Coast Heritage Trust a statewide land conservation organization seeks an Office and Outreach Manager for its Rockport Maine office serving its Aldermere and Erickson Farm preserves. This Manager will be responsible for managing all office functions, be responsible for directing and managing all events, recruiting and managing volunteers and coordinating all communications including electronic and hard copy newsletters. This position will work under the general supervision of the General Manager who oversees operations and programs at both farms.

Qualified individuals should send a cover letter and resume to: Aldermere Farm, 70 Russell Ave, Rockport, ME 04856 or electronically to rhoward@mcht.org by March 20, 2015. FMI see our website at www.mcht.org and www.aldermere.org.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Office and Event Management (90%)
◊ Manages and coordinates all details of the public events at both Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields Preserve including the Calf Unveiling Day, Art Show, Beltie Holiday and Open Farm Day.

◊ Supports other Managers running programs at Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields by recruiting participants, publicizing and at times assisting with the programs.

◊ Manages all aspects of recruiting and building relationships with volunteers at Aldermere and Erickson. Will directly supervise volunteers in functions including the Visitor Center, Master Gardener projects, event preparation and other functions. In other cases will refer volunteers on to be supervised by other Aldermere or Erickson staff.

◊ Acts as base of support for staff at both properties who lead programs and/or manage farm operations in areas such as Information Technology, labor laws, financials, and other support as needed.

◊ Supervises Program Assistant and the work that he/she is responsible for (see Program Assistant Position Description).

◊ Writes board report three times a year to update the MCHT board and staff about Aldermere Farm and the Erickson Fields Preserve.

- Manages all communications efforts, which includes updating some sections of the website utilizing Movable Type software, create and distribute a monthly Constant Contact e-newsletter, oversee social media communications, write and produce a hardcopy newsletter two times a year, and write and distribute all event, program and general information press releases.

◊ Assists with budgeting for each of the Preserves each year and shares monthly expense tracking with other Managers as issued by the Finance department along with follow up research as staff requires.

◊ Works closely with other departments including Development, Operations, Finance and Communications to support the work at the two preserves while upholding the policies, image and mission of MCHT.

- Responsible for managing all photography, film and archives to preserve and to promote Aldermere and Erickson history and activities.

◊ Provides office support/coverage with Program Assistant as needed.

◊ Responsible to proactively connect with community members and organizations to maintain Aldermere and Erickson’s positive presence in the community and to continue to develop a strong base of support from volunteers, donors and related policy issues.

◊ Performs special projects and other related duties both at Aldermere and Erickson and occasional for other MCHT locations or projects as required.

Sales (10%)
◊ Manages wholesale and retail beef sales and inventory profitably and meeting budget goals. Will work closely with the Aldermere Herd Manager to understand projections for when animals will be ready to be processed to then develop appropriate marketing plans for the beef. Manage the Program Assistant who is the primary contact with beef customers and who must also insure that sales documentation and beef inventory is accurate and timely.

◊ Manages retail sales so that inventory and ordering is appropriate, while staying aware of expenses and vendor issues while meeting budget objectives.

◊ Responsible for the overall operation of the farm’s Visitor Center, which includes ensuring a balance is made between the message presented to visitors and appropriate items are available for sale.

◊ Responsible for the on-line store and its administration including the farm’s Pay Pal account so that orders are processed and monies are transferred to the farm account accurately and timely.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
Supervises the Program Assistant, and some volunteers.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree and three-to-five years of program or event coordination/management experience, evidence of strong interpersonal and written communications skills and experience working on many diverse projects with a variety of people.

QUALIFICATIONS:
◊ Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with ability to manage multiple projects at a time from start to finish.
◊ Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to positively interact with a wide range of people.
◊ High functioning on computers and assigned software, including all the Microsoft Office software, and knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn Quickbooks, Constant Contact, website management software, social media, etc.
◊ Ability to work with financial information for budgeting, sales tracking and projections.
◊ Must be able to lift 50 lb boxes of beef and handle packaged frozen beef.


Maine Coast Heritage Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, handicaps, sexual orientation, or for any other reason unrelated to a candidate’s ability to perform the responsibilities associated with the position.

Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association

Buffer Brigade Project Manager

Founded in 1966, The Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association is committed to enhancing the quality of life in and around Damariscotta Lake, assuring enjoyment for all of its natural and human residents.

The Program Manager will oversee our new Buffer Brigade program including a crew leader and 4-member Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). The goal of the program is to complete 15 projects that reduce erosion within the watershed mostly on privately owned land. The position is short term (8 weeks) with 3 weeks for training and to line up projects prior to the YCC crew beginning and 5 weeks to complete projects.

Responsibilities:
A crew of local high school and college-age youth will work three days/week to implement the projects; the Program Manager will supervise the full-time crew leader, crew, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of this program’s operation, including, but not limited to:
• Conduct site assessments and implement site specific landscape designs to reduce erosion using Maine DEP approved Best Management Practices (BMPs).
• Promote and recruit potential YCC projects through contact with landowners, town officials or lake association meetings.
• Maintain detailed records of program activities including photographic documentation of project sites, pollutant load estimates, database of program contacts, budgets, and staff timesheets, as well as preparing necessary reports.
• Train and oversee YCC crew and crew leader.
• Facilitate YCC projects through working with landowners, scheduling projects, procuring materials, supervising crew, and inspecting project sites during and after project completion.
• Work with state and local officials to ensure project compliance with applicable regulations; preparing permit applications as necessary.
• Ensure equipment, supplies, and personnel are on site at appropriate times
• Track crew time on site and supply cost to provide to DLWA staff for invoicing

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have:
• Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, landscape architecture or related field.
• Proven initiative and ability to work independently.
• Prior experience directing multi-faceted projects.
• Strong time-management and organizational skills with attention to accuracy and detail.
• Excellent communication skills and ability to be an ambassador for the organization and program within the community.
• Computer competence with MS Office, databases.
• Experience with erosion control measures or landscaping.
• Supervisory and/or leadership experience, especially with youth.
• Willingness to perform a wide range of tasks in the office and in the field.
• Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
• Commitment to organization’s mission and strong conservation ethic.
• Valid driver’s license and vehicle.

Position will be based out of the DLWA office in Jefferson but may include working remotely at times. Start date is June 15 and compensation is $18-$20 per hour depending on experience. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and list of three references to kgoetting@dlwa.org. Deadline for applications is April 7th.

To learn more, visit www.dlwa.org.

Boothbay Region Land Trust

Damariscove Island Stewards - must apply as a team, seasonal

The Boothbay Region Land Trust is seeking a pair of qualified island caretakers to help with the management and stewardship of Damariscove Island, a nearly treeless island located five miles southeast of Boothbay Harbor.

CANDIDATES MUST APPLY AS A TEAM

DUTIES
The stewards (caretakers) will live in a rustic cabin and will be responsible for monitoring recreational activity, providing stewardship services, and educating island visitors about Damariscove Island’s cultural and natural history and also informing island visitors about the missions of the Boothbay Region Land Trust (BRLT) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

Qualified applicants must be self-reliant, able to live in isolated/primitive conditions, and must enjoy communicating with many types of people. Familiarity with Maine coastal flora, fauna and culture are important to the position. Experience with basic grounds maintenance and carpentry tools are integral to the job.

GENERAL
This is a 10-week seasonal position that will be shared by two people working closely together for the duration of the recreational boating season (10 days on and 4 days off). Each caretaker will receive a small living stipend, paid every two weeks.

For more information and application instructions please contact Michael Warren, Lands Manager for BRLT by March 20, 2015 at: mwarren@bbrlt.org.

To learn more about the Boothbay Region Land Trust, please visit our website at: www.bbrlt.org.

Mahoosuc Land Trust

Summer Intern

The Mahoosuc Land Trust (MLT) is a community based accredited Land Trust working in the Mahoosuc Region of Maine and New Hampshire. Staff includes one full time Executive Director and one part-time employee, holds ten conservation easements totaling 5,950 acres and owns thirteen properties totaling 1,407 acres.

Description: MLT is a seeking a summer intern to work on its stewardship, land conservation and outreach programs. The intern will assist staff and volunteers preparing land management plans, writing baseline documentation reports for conservation easements, and maintaining MLT Preserves, including invasive plant control. The intern will also assist with the community outreach program and help with general office duties such as digitizing conservation project files. A successful candidate should be able to perform physically demanding field work, be comfortable multi-tasking in a busy office, and have an interest in land conservation.

Independent Research Opportunities: In addition to our Summer Internship Program, MLT provides opportunities for students to conduct independent research focused on wildlife and plant ecology, land use history, and conservation and resource management. This summer we are specifically looking for students to conduct projects focused on control of invasive plants. In addition to the listed topics, we welcome other project proposals.

MLT will help students frame research questions and identify properties on which to conduct research. We ask that students work with an advisor from their college or university on their independent projects, and that they submit a final report to MLT upon completion of their summer research.

Hours: Flexible hours of 35 - 40 hours a week from June through August; some weeks will consist of more work hours than others.

Rate of compensation: MLT will provide a stipend commensurate with the level of ability. Interns and students conducting independent research projects are encouraged to apply for grant funding or work study funds from their college or university to compensate their time with MLT. MLT will provide mileage at the IRS rate for summer interns.
Reporting: The intern will report directly to the Executive Director.

Qualifications:
1. Preference to students working towards degrees related to conservation science.
2. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
3. Comfortable in the Maine woods with the knowledge and ability to lead hikes.
4. Good interpersonal skills and ability to relate to and work with a wide range of people, both independently and as part of a team.
5. Strong organizational and time management skills with an attention to detail.
6. Ability to perform moderately strenuous manual labor and be comfortable working outside.
7. Knowledgeable in the use of handheld GPS devices.
8. Valid driver’s license.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to the address below by March 15, 2015.

Frenchman Bay Conservancy

Community Outreach Coordinator - part-time

Frenchman Bay Conservancy, a 501(C)(3) land trust in Hancock, Maine, seeks a Community Outreach Coordinator to engage a diverse array of people in our community events, on social media, and as trail stewards on our more than 3,000 acres of preserves in Hancock County.

This is a ½ time position, 20 hours per week. The Community Outreach Coordinator will work out of the Frenchman Bay Conservancy office at Tidal Falls in Hancock and report to the Executive Director.

Frenchman Bay Conservancy is a private, accredited, not-for-profit land trust. Now in our third decade of operation, we have protected over 6,300 acres through conservation easements and FBC-owned preserves in Hancock County. The easements cover a variety of land uses, including an organic farm, a working woodlot, blueberry fields, wild forest and marsh. Our preserves encompass oceanfront, wetland, woodland, and coastal hills providing ecological and recreational value.

Desired qualifications
At least 3 years of marketing and/or volunteer management experience required, preferably with a nonprofit organization. The successful candidate will be familiar with Hancock County communities, and ideally familiar with land trusts. This position requires genuine enthusiasm and support for the mission of Frenchman Bay Conservancy. It requires the ability to connect with and motivate a diverse constituency, including current members, preserve neighbors, civic and other local organizations and businesses. Proficiency with email and social media, and impeccable phone and in-person interpersonal skills are essential. Familiarity with Constant Contact a plus. We want a self-motivated team player whose energy and enthusiasm for conservation will move people to participate in our work.

Primary responsibilities
● Grow our volunteer network and strengthen the ties between these individuals and Frenchman Bay Conservancy,
● Organize trail stewardship events, group hikes, and periodic education and public awareness events,
● Participate in trail maintenance and stewardship, in partnership with staff, board and volunteers.
● Engage area businesses, institutions and organizations in our work,
● Develop and present informational materials to raise awareness and understanding of FBC’s mission,
● Organize and encourage participation in social media by membership, staff and board members, and the general public,
● Work in partnership with our Fundraising and Public Relations board committee and other staff and board members as necessary,

Deadline, and to apply
By March 19th, please email your letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to: info@frenchmanbay.org, with “Outreach Coordinator” as the subject.

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.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust

Stewardship Intern - seasonal

Coastal Mountains Land Trust (CMLT) is seeking a Stewardship Intern to work with our Stewardship staff up to six months, starting as early as mid-May. CMLT will provide an early professional with an opportunity to gain experience in a broad spectrum of stewardship activities, and to strengthen project management skills with the Beech Hill Blueberry farm.

Intern’s responsibilities include assisting with organic blueberry farm and harvest management, maintaining public access trails, creating wildlife habitat and managing invasives, coordinating volunteers, and conducting public outreach activities. Applicants should be willing and able to use small power equipment, productively work independently, be able to articulate the organization’s mission to the public, and have an interest in Land Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture. This paid multi-faceted stewardship internship will involve a full time commitment up to 6 months, beginning as early as mid-May. The intern must have reliable transportation with a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Desired qualifications:
• Articulate in public and possessing a pleasant personality featuring tact, patience, diplomacy, flexibility, and helpfulness.
• Ability and willingness to use power tools, including hand held brush-cutters, chain saws, and a walk behind field mower.
• Ability to work independently and coordinate both paid and volunteer crews
• Ability to perform rigorous physical work in various weather including hot, humid and buggy conditions, while maintaining a positive attitude and sense of humor.
• Basic carpentry and painting skills, combined with common sense and attention to safety.
• Well organized work style and capability to conduct multiple tasks concurrently.
• Rigorous standards of discretion and confidentiality necessary concerning the personal and financial information held by the Land Trust.

Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to blueberries@coastalmountains.org. Application review will begin March 8th.

For a full job description, and to learn more about CMLT and Beech Hill Blueberry Farm, visit www.coastalmountains.org.

Sebasticook Regional Land Trust

Summer Internships 2015

Based in Unity, Maine, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust is proud to be a trusted community partner, working with willing landowners to conserve the lands they love and the resources Central Maine relies upon – abundant wildlife and fisheries, working woodlands, clean water, family farms, and places to hunt, fish and recreate in nature. Now in our 10th year, the Trust has forever conserved more than 3,600 acres, including more than 1,800 acres managed for public access. Program areas are focused on land conservation and stewardship, habitat restoration, and environmental education.

Internships: The Trust seeks 2-3 summer interns to contribute to our continued success in 2015. Internship opportunities are focused on property stewardship or strategic communications, while also providing general support such as assisting with mailings, contributing to the Trust’s social media presence, or supporting public events.

PROPERTY STEWARDSHIP The focus will be identification and management of nonnative invasive plants on Trust properties, with additional opportunity to contribute to trail maintenance and construction, natural resource surveys, and public programs. Interns will also contribute content to the Trust’s blog site. Desired skills include basic plant, bird and animal identification, basic GPS/GIS applications, ability to perform physically demanding field work.

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS Intern will assist in writing media materials and promoting the Trust to media outlets. Various other tasks will be assigned throughout the duration of the internship tailored to match the intern’s skills and interests. Communications activity will support the general operations of the Trust but also an ongoing capital campaign and habitat restoration project. Candidates should have some knowledge of writing for the media and a knowledge of and interest in environmental conservation. Strong consideration will be given to students who have written for print or online publications. Other highly desired skills include digital photography and video; and social media tools like Facebook and Twitter.

Rate of pay: Internships with the Trust are unpaid. The Trust will provide housing, weekly farm fresh produce, mileage reimbursement.

SRLT supervision: Jennifer Irving, Executive Director, will be the primary supervisor. Interns will also work directly with the Trust’s Land Conservation & Stewardship Committee or Development & Outreach Committee as appropriate.

Hours: Flexible hours; 30-40 hours a week; May/June-August; some weeks may consist of more work hours than others.

Qualifications:
• minimum of two years of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in environmental science, ecology, biology, communications, environmental media or related degrees.
• ability to work independently and as part of a team
• effective verbal and written communication skills
• strong organizational and time management skills
• ability to perform moderately strenuous manual labor
• comfortable working outside
• valid driver’s license

Application Information: Candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest that indicates availability and preference for either a Stewardship OR Communications position. Positions will be filled as suitable candidates are identified.

Application Packages and Queries should be directed to:
Jennifer Irving, Executive Director
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
PO Box 184
Unity, ME 04988
jennifer@sebasticookrlt.org

Islesboro Islands Trust

Island Explorations Summer 2015 Counselor Positions

Islesboro Islands Trust (IIT) seeks two well-rounded individuals to help with our outdoor education programs this summer. The part-time, temporary positions involve one day per week for 7 weeks beginning Tuesday, July 7th, plus one additional day earlier in July for planning and preparation.

IIT offers a nature day camp for children ages 3 to 7 at different locations around the island. The primary goal of the camp is to have fun exploring the outdoors! The program also serves to educate youngsters about their local environment and to develop a sense of stewardship and ecological consciousness. The successful applicants will, with IIT staff, organize and guide our nature day camp. Primary job responsibilities include development and implementation of day camp programs (building on past plans), leading games and activities, and supervising student participants. One counselor will work primarily with the 3 to 4 year old children and one will work primarily with the 5 to 7 year olds.

We seek responsible individuals able to make a commitment for the 7-week season. The ideal candidate has experience working with children, leadership skills, and some knowledge of Maine's natural communities. This position is located on Islesboro in Penobscot Bay, separated from the mainland by a 20-minute ferry ride, and continues through August 18th. IIT offers a competitive stipend of $100 to $150 per day, depending on experience. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Islesboro Islands Trust at P.O. Box 182, Islesboro, ME 04848 or iitcjoule@gmail.com. This position is open until filled.