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

The Nature Conservancy in Maine

Director of Operations

The Nature Conservancy in Maine is seeking a Director of Operations to provide direction and leadership for all activities related to administration, human resources, facilities, office management and safety for the Maine Chapter. S/He has oversight of all administrative processes and is responsible for developing operational guidelines to ensure efficient management of the program and compliance with regulations. The Director of Operations works with Chapter leadership on fostering an authentic Chapter culture and develops strategies to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace. S/He is responsible for administering human resource programs including recruitment, orientation, performance management, staff development and off-boarding within the Maine Chapter. S/He administers procedures and plans according to organizational policies and practices and will provide assistance to all levels of personnel on various HR-related issues.

For more details and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for Job # 43444.

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways

Executive Director

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways is seeking an experienced professional to help lead us into the next stage of our growth and development as a land trust. We are looking for an Executive Director who can build on the success of our first 15 years to fulfill our potential for conservation and environmental education within a seven-town region in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. This is an opportunity to lead and be the public face of an organization positioned to protect significant land and natural resources in an area of our state that faces ongoing development pressure. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate land conservation, development, and non-profit management skills and experience, along with a strong passion and commitment to conservation mission. A full job description can be found on our website at http://www.mmrg.info/

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways offers a salary in the mid-50s for this full-time position. The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected; the first round of resumes will be reviewed on July 31, 2015. Please send a cover letter and resume to the Search Committee at MMRGSearch@gmail.com, or by mail at Search Committee, c/o Board Chair, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, PO Box 191, Union, NH 03887. No phone calls, please.

Medomak Valley Land Trust

Executive Director

The Board of the Medomak Valley Land Trust (MVLT) is seeking an exceptional Executive Director (ED) who will be responsible for the implementation of its mission and policies. The ED will provide the leadership, fundraising expertise and management skills to direct the organization in the successful accomplishment of its objectives.

The ED will work with the Board to create and implement long-range fundraising goals and strategies as well as to cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals and corporations.

The successful candidate should possess a commitment to conservation, strong capabilities in development, marketing, outreach, financial and personnel management of a non-profit organization, and an ability to write and manage grants effectively. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required.

This position needs a self-starter, someone who has strong communication and collaborative skills. The candidate must have the experience to guide an accredited organization through all aspects of its mission.

Full description available here: http://www.medomakvalley.org/ED%20Job%20Description.pdf.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and references with contact information to President, MVLT, 25 Friendship Rd. (POB 180), Waldoboro, ME 04572, or by email: mvlt@midcoast.com. Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2015, or until the position is filled. www.medomakvalley.org

Downeast Rivers Land Trust

Development Director

Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) is seeking a full-time Development Director to coordinate major gifts and strategic partnerships. The position reports to the Executive Director.

The mission of DSF is to conserve wild Atlantic salmon, other sea-run fish and their habitats, restore a viable recreational salmon fishery and protect other important river, scenic, recreational and ecological resources in eastern Maine. In 2015, DSF completed a comprehensive Strategic Plan intended to guide the organization for the next five years and establish a framework for continued success. The Development Director will join a growing but committed team focused on replenishing stocks, conserving habitat, and education and activism within the watersheds and communities of the five major Downeast rivers with remnant wild Atlantic salmon populations: Dennys, East Machias, Machias, Pleasant, and Narraguagus.

Responsibilities
The principal responsibility of the position is to provide strategic direction and leadership for development to support the conservation mission of the DSF and its 2015–2020 Strategic Plan.

Specific duties include:
1. Establish a comprehensive structure for effective fundraising and create annual and long-range fundraising plans
2. Work collaboratively with Board and staff on all aspects of fundraising, including case statement development
3. Identify, cultivate, and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals and corporations
4. Develop new connections and strengthen existing relationships with major donors while expanding and diversifying the donor base
5. Maintain a comprehensive donor management database
6. Train and motivate Board and volunteers in fundraising practices
7. Increase Board, fundraising committee, and volunteer giving and evaluate performance by tracking requests and results
8. Attend monthly Board meetings and occasional fundraising committee meetings as well as special fundraising events

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a strong conservation ethic and a minimum of five years fundraising or related experience with an emphasis on major gifts.

Additional qualifications include:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in a pertinent field
2. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, with a proven track record of developing and maintaining significant donor relationships and securing major gifts
3. Experience working in a nonprofit environment, with demonstrated ability to collaborate with Board, staff, and volunteers in a fundraising-based culture
4. Comprehensive knowledge of fundraising techniques and donor database software
5. A high level of professional maturity, judgment, and decisiveness
6. Valid driver’s license

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to Kurt Anderson, Associate Director, at kurt@mainesalmonrivers.org. Application materials will be accepted until September 14, 2015 or until the position is filled. For more information on DSF and the position, please visit www.mainesalmonrivers.org or call (207) 889–7016.

Island Heritage Trust

Stewardship Director

Island Heritage Trust (IHT), an organization dedicated to conserving the natural and cultural heritage of Deer Isle and surrounding islands, is seeking an individual who has land management experience, volunteer management knowledge, computer mapping ability, administrative and written communication skills, attention to detail, and people skills to work with us as our Stewardship Director. This is a half-time/year-around position. The ideal candidate would combine knowledge and love of the outdoors with successful work experience in conservation or a related field. For a detailed job description contact IHT at iht@islandheritagetrust.org or 207-348-2455. To apply, send resume to Mike Little, Executive Director, Island Heritage Trust, PO Box 42, Deer Isle, ME 04627. Deadline for application is August 15, 2015. IHT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maine Farmland Trust

Lands & Stewardship Project Assistant

Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) seeks a full-time Lands & Stewardship Project Assistant. Successful candidate will be a talented professional with ArcGIS mapping and project experience to join MFT’s land protection and stewardship staff, which develops and manages a wide variety of farmland protection and stewardship projects. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in ArcGIS mapping, development and stewardship of conservation easements, and an interest in farmland protection. (See Job Description at http://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/job-opportunities/ .)

MFT is a highly respected and fast growing statewide non-profit organization that protects farmland and supports farmers. MFT currently employs 30 persons. This position is based at MFT’s main office in downtown Belfast.

To apply, please submit a detailed cover letter, resume, list of references with contact information, and any salary requirements by July 22 to:

Email: rachel@mainefarmlandtrust.org

Mail (three copies):
Maine Farmland Trust
ATTN: Rachel Taker
97 Main Street
Belfast, ME 04915

If you have any questions, contact Rachel at 338-6575 or rachel@mainefarmlandtrust.org.

Androscoggin Land Trust

Executive Director - Full or Part-Time

The Androscoggin Land Trust (ALT) is seeking a dynamic leader to work with a broad spectrum of people and organizations to conserve land in the Androscoggin River watershed across the 19 communities it serves. ALT protects important natural areas and traditional landscapes, and fosters opportunities for outdoor experiences within the Androscoggin River Watershed through conservation, promoting stewardship, and supporting a network of public and privately-held conservation land. ALT is fully accredited by the National Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission, and conserves approximately 5000 acres of land from Jay, Maine, downstream to Lisbon Falls.

The Executive Director (ED) is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The chosen candidate will employ his or her knowledge and skills to manage all programs of the organization either directly or by overseeing and directing others. The ED works to implement the mission, strategic plan, policies, budgets, goals and objectives, and other decisions made by the Board of Directors. The ED keeps abreast of developments, issues, and opportunities that relate to land trusts and land conservation, and informs, advises, and makes recommendations to the Board and its committees. The ED is responsible for supervising and managing operations, staff positions, budget, fundraising, communications and outreach, land acquisition, land conservation, and stewardship. The ED reports to the President of the Board of Directors and is accountable to the Board of Directors. This is a full-time, salaried position, although if the right candidate is seeking part-time employment only, a part-time position will be considered.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include: manage and oversee all administrative aspects of the organization; oversee and manage development activities regarding foundations, and corporate and individual donor networks; ensure ongoing maintenance and enhancement of membership/donor recordkeeping system; manage acquisitions of new fee lands, conservation easements, leases, and other land projects; oversee the stewardship of conserved lands in a manner that meets the Land Trust Alliance’s Standards and Practices; serve as an enthusiastic spokesperson for the organization; work effectively with other organizations including private, governmental, and non-governmental organizations; promote public awareness of ALT’s mission through public events and activities; support ALT’s compliance with the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices and dutifully maintain fully accredited status.

The winning candidate should possess the following skills and attributes: commitment to conservation, acquisition, and stewardship of land; capabilities in development, marketing, outreach; capabilities in business, financial, and personnel management of non-profit organizations; effective and engaging written and verbal communication skills and negotiation skills; ability to manage complex projects and systems involving collaborations with multiple entities; familiarity with recreation planning, community development, and land-use planning; must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and experience commensurate with the needs of the position; and an ability to effectively write and manage grants.

ALT offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The first round of candidate review will begin on July 20, 2015, but the position will remain open until filled. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and any salary requirements to: Jim Pross, Tarbell & Brodich, P.A., 86 Main Street, Suite 203, Auburn, ME 04210; or by email to apply@androscogginlandtrust.org.


Portland Trails

Advancement Manager

Portland Trails is on the move! We are Maine’s pre-eminent trails organization, and we are coming up on our 25th anniversary in 2016. We have just completed a new five-year Strategic Plan that sets an ambitious goal to significantly increase fundraising from private sources. The Advancement Manager will be critical to achieving that goal. This is a new position for Portland Trails. We envision an initial 18-month contract, but hopefully we can transition to a permanent position based on the results achieved.

This position is responsible for all Donor Relations and Communications strategy with a focus on developing and building relationships between Portland Trails and its constituencies, especially major donors and businesses. This role is relationship-based and strategic in nature, with an emphasis on increasing private support of Portland Trails, in line with our Strategic Plan. It coordinates and facilitates development, donor stewardship, stakeholder relations, research and messaging to increase private donations to Portland Trails. The ideal candidate will have well-established relationships in Greater Portland.
More information at http://trails.org/about-us/jobs.

Great Works Regional Land Trust

Development Director

Great Works Regional Land Trust seeks an experienced professional for the position of Development Director. The Land Trust has conserved more than 5,740 acres of woods and farmland in Eliot, South Berwick, Berwick, North Berwick, Wells and Ogunquit since its founding in 1986. GWRLT has nearly 1,000 members, a staff of four and an active Board of Directors.

The Development Director (25 hours) works to increase the financial and organizational capacity of GWRLT. This position reports to the Executive Director and would work at beautiful Beach Plum Farm in Ogunquit. Flexible schedule, with paid holidays and vacation, salary commensurate with experience.

Send resume and cover letter to Great Works Regional Land Trust, pmitchem@gwrlt.org, no later than August 1, 2015.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Fundraising & Donor Cultivation
• Works with staff, Development Committee and the Board of Directors to identify new donor prospects
• Cultivates new and existing donors, businesses and individuals
• Participates in the development of major donor materials, i.e. case statements, videos, etc.
• Solicits major gifts individually and as part of a team
• Establishes fundraising plan with input and approval of GWRLT Development Committee. Updates GWRLT’s fundraising plan annually to include goals and objectives for fundraising and membership, for approval by GWRLT Development Committee
• Implements and oversees membership and annual fund and works with development assistant on execution

Event Management
• Oversees organization of special events
• Supports volunteer committee in planning and executing major fundraising events
• Attends and supports events as appropriate

Development Committee
• Prepares and distributes Development Committee agenda.
• Co-chairs Development Committee meetings with Board chair for Development.
• Provide follow up details for Development Committee actions.

Desired Qualifications
• Strong interpersonal and public communication abilities, including excellent writing and computer skills.
• Experience in conducting a comprehensive development program that includes membership development, event planning, community building, donor program, cultivating major donors and soliciting major gifts.
• Experience managing multiple projects, identifying priorities, meeting deadlines and flexibility to work independently, as part of a team, and with volunteers.
• A Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience.
• An interest in and knowledge of land conservation desirable.

Mahoosuc Land Trust

Associate Executive Director

The Mahoosuc Land Trust is a community based land conservation organization, established in 1989, working in central Oxford County, Maine, and eastern Coos County, New Hampshire. Its mission is to “Conserve land to benefit the natural areas and communities of the Mahoosuc Region.” To date, the organization has protected 7,750 acres of land by fee acquisition, conservation easement and collaboration. The Land Trust became accredited by the land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2013 and is governed by an active thirteen member Board of Directors.

The Opportunity:
Mahoosuc Land Trust has grown significantly over the last ten years with its conservation holdings increasing by more than 6,500 acres. It annually hosts a series of public programs of local interest and a series of summer and winter hikes to conserved land. This growth and anticipated future growth has created an opportunity for us to expand our staff. We are seeking an Associate Executive Director who will, together with the current staff, promote the organization’s conservation and stewardship goals and provide assistance to its outreach and communication programs.

The Job:
The Associate Executive Director will be responsible for working with the Executive Director in generating, overseeing and implementing conservation activities of the Land Trust. The activities are in the areas of potential and current land projects and stewardship of existing conservation easements and fee properties. The Mahoosuc Land Trust operates under the Land Trust Alliance standards and practices. The Land Trust has a Lands Committee and Stewardship Committee, comprised of Board Members and other volunteers. Guiding and overseeing the work of these two committees will be a major component of the work.

The Land Trust’s development and outreach programs are an integral part of its organizational success and ability to carry out conservation activities. The Associate

Executive Director will be involved in these activities as part of the planning and accomplishment of the conservation activities. Communication and fundraising responsibilities for the organization are shared among all staff members.

The Associate Executive Director's position will be ¾ time during the last quarter of 2015, increasing to full time on Jan. 1, 2016.

Helpful Experience and Knowledge:
Relevant college degree or experience with land conservation, natural resource management, and conservation practices.
Understanding of natural ecosystem dynamics and impacts of wildlife and forest management.
Familiarity with various aspects of land conservation, including conservation easements, baseline documentation, monitoring responsibilities, writing and implementation of management plans.

Project management experience, including development and implementation of project budgets.
Familiarity with development and fundraising programs.

Knowledge of grant resources and grant writing; or willingness to become knowledgeable of public and private grant opportunities and work on grant applications.
Strong personal initiative, good organizational and communication skills.

Ability to work as part of a team and with a variety of stakeholders, including other staff, volunteers and the public.

Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present facts in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

Application Instructions: Please send a cover letter and resume, by email to info@mahoosuc.org. The position will remain open until filled. Compensation commensurate with experience.

The Mahoosuc Land Trust is an EEO employer.