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Listed below are current positions available at land trusts and associated entities.
York Land Trust, Inc.
York Land Trust seeks a full-time, experienced, effective, fundraising professional. This individual will help raise funding for operations, priority land conservation projects and endowments. The position, based in York, Maine, reports to the Executive Director and supervises a Development Assistant. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s or advanced degree, impeccable written and oral communications and supervisory skills, and 5-7 years of successful fundraising experience, including work on major capital campaigns and special events. Work experience in land conservation organizations is a plus. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover letter and resume by October 31, 2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please.
The York Land Trust was founded in 1986, has over 750 members and donors, 17 Board members and three staff persons. York Land Trust is experienced and successful in conservation in southern Maine, closing 29 land projects over the past 10 years. The Trust has over 2,200 acres in its conservation holdings and has helped preserve an additional 1,200 acres that are held by state and local agencies.
York Land Trust is a partner in a ten-member coalition that is carrying out the Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative, an effort that has led to the protection of 13,250 acres in a six-town region of southern Maine and created new Preserves that are accessible and enjoyed by the public.
Great Works Regional Land Trust
Great Works Regional Land Trust seeks an Executive Director (ED) to provide oversight of all programs, activities, and staff of the organization. The individual to fill this position will work closely with the Board of Directors to set the strategic direction and accomplish the goals of the land trust. The ED will lead GWRLT’s fund raising activities and ensure the continued success of programs. This person will provide leadership, oversight, and a systematic approach to the administrative, financial, and day-to-day operations of the organization.
• Bachelor’s or advanced degree
• Executive-level nonprofit organizational leadership, management, and supervisory skills; and experience working with a non-profit Board of Directors
• Demonstrated success in, and enthusiasm for, non-profit fundraising (including grant writing and management, major gift development, planned giving, events, and appeals)
• Demonstrated success in fostering community collaborations, advancing advocacy positions, and building organizational visibility
• Experience preparing and managing non-profit organizational budgets. Understanding of financial management principals
• Work experience in land conservation organizations
• Knowledge of issues related to sustainable forestry and/or farmland conservation
• Knowledge of the local communities
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, in various stages of growth
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and conflict-resolution skills—team-oriented, personable, professional and solution-oriented
• Excellent written and oral communication, strong skills in facilitation, and success in directing organizational communications
• Computer proficiency including excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media. Knowledge of donor and financial management software (e.g. Little Green Light and Quickbooks) a plus.
• Valid driver's license and the ability to meet the physical demands of exploring land trust properties, such as walking up to two miles on uneven terrain
Great Works Regional Land Trust Organization
The Great Works Regional Land Trust serves the six towns of Eliot, South Berwick, Berwick, North Berwick, Wells, and Ogunquit, Maine. The land trust has had professional staff since 2000 but the successful candidate will be the organization's first Executive Director. Current staff consists of a Development Coordinator, Office Administrator, Stewardship Coordinator, and an Outreach Assistant; all part time with an office at Beach Plum Farm in Ogunquit. Established in 1986, the trust has completed 111 projects protecting over 5300 acres and is supported by 900 members. The organization is currently initiating several land protection efforts for its focus areas with a goal of raising $10.5 million over the next four years. The current Board of Directors consists of 13 members and is active in all aspects of the organization. www.gwrlt.org
Executive Director Position Details
• Position is full time with start date not before Jan 5, 2015
• Starting salary: $45,000 plus limited benefits, with salary review six months after start
• Apply by sending resume and cover letter in pdf format to: email@example.com
• Applications accepted through Oct 31, 2014
Islesboro Islands Trust
Stewardship and Environmental Education Specialist
IIT is looking for an energetic, well-organized individual committed to the conservation of Islesboro's natural resources. The Stewardship and Environmental Education Specialist oversees and administers stewardship of Preserves, plans and implements environmental education initiatives and assists with a broad range of activities in the daily operations of the land trust. The Stewardship and Environmental Education Specialist reports to and works closely with the Executive Director. This is a salaried, full-time, entry-level professional land trust position. Principal work tasks include management and monitoring IIT’s preserves and trails, administration of IIT educational activities, and volunteer management.
Candidates should be capable of multitasking, able to perform physically demanding outdoor work, and have proficiency implementing property management plans. Candidates should demonstrate aptitude for or experience in natural history, land stewardship, and trail management.
Requirements of the position include a minimum Bachelor's degree and/or significant experience in a related job, good physical condition, ability to use hand and power tools, strong verbal and written communication and computer skills, capacity to manage diverse activities, attention to detail and accuracy, and commitment to the IIT mission of land protection, environmental education and advocacy.
The $30,000 or greater salary is dependent on experience. Benefits include paid vacation and personal time and chance to work in our beautiful, ecologically healthy environment.
Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Islesboro Islands Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call Steve Miller at 207-734-6907.