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Listed below are current positions available at land trusts and associated entities.
Cape Elizabeth Land Trust
Membership and Development Manager
POSTED: March 4, 2014 Application Deadline: April 4, 2014
Position Title: Membership And Development Manager
Classification: Part-Time Non-Exempt Position (25-30 hours/week)
Pay Range: DOE Competitive hourly rate
Reports To: Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Executive Director Christopher Franklin
Start Date: May 1, 2014
Purpose and Overview:
This position is responsible for the coordination of CELT’s membership and development activities that play a critical role achieving our mission to permanently conserve and provide stewardship for lands cherished by our community - from shore lands to marshes, from farmlands to woodlands - for the education, use and enjoyment of this and future generations.
The Membership and Development Manager’s work will assist the Executive Director, the Membership and Development Committee, and CELT’s special events ad hoc committees to enhance CELT’s positive relationship with Cape Elizabeth residents and conservation-related organizations, in order to maintain membership levels and raise the funds needed to achieve our conservation goals. The Manager will oversee member communications, coordinate activities and strengthen relationships between CELT and its constituents, including current and prospective members, donors, and the media.
This position is responsible for both outgoing and incoming member, donor, sponsor communication and processing. The Manager will also be expected to lead CELT’s fundraising and development efforts by following an integrated strategic communications and development plan.
The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust has a small staff, dedicated volunteers, and a big mission. The Manager must be able to provide support and direction to Board members and other volunteers who support membership and development activities in our friendly, cooperative work environment. The Manager must take initiative, be able to work independently and achieve goals without close supervision, and have the flexibility to perform different or additional responsibilities if necessary to meet needs of the organization that arise occasionally.
• Coordinate and oversee major acquisition campaigns
• Oversee CELT’s major fundraising events (Paint for Preservation, Tri for Preservation), and provide support to the committees that organize the events
• Create fundraising materials (periodic communications with members/donors; publish hard copy Annual Report, including preparing copy and editing; direct acknowledgment of donations)
• Implement new fundraising strategies (new approaches/programs; new materials to prospective donors)
• Lead CELT’s efforts to apply for grants (research grant opportunities; direct application process; ensure grant compliance and complete grant reporting requirements)
• Maintain charitable solicitation registrations (Maine and out of state)
• Process mailing of development/outreach materials, with volunteer assistance
• Maintain accurate records in CELT’s fundraising database and lead CELT in maximizing the value of the database
• Prepare monthly membership and donor reports for Board
• Working with CELT’s active Membership and Development Committee, develop and implement strategies for membership growth and retention
• Using an integrated strategic communications plan, regularly communicate with membership through mass distribution of electronic newsletters (create content, edit, disseminate)
• Direct creation and operation of an interactive website, and use social media to strengthen and grow member and volunteer base
• Develop and implement a volunteer program (create database/program for tracking volunteers; recruit and train volunteers; communicate with volunteers; carry out volunteer recognition and acknowledgment)
• Plan Annual Meeting, with Membership and Development Committee
• Plan other outreach events (neighborhood gatherings; advisor meetings; friend-raising events)
• Arrange for CELT representation at other community events (Family Fun Day, Strawberry Festival; develop appropriate promotional materials and signage)
• Process mail, and respond to basic information requests
• On a weekly basis, process and record receipts and expenses, maintain balance sheet/QuickBooks, and process payments to be approved by the Executive Director
• Maintain calendar of board and committee meetings, and coordinate use of office space
• Procure office supplies for development, outreach and other office functions
• Occasionally perform other functions required to meet the needs of CELT
• Bachelors’ degree or greater in a relevant field
• Previous work experience in marketing, development, and/or public relations preferred
• Knowledge of and commitment to conservation values and the mission of CELT
• Knowledge of Sage development software or similar database experience
• Experience in use of social media to communicate on behalf of a non-profit organization, business entity, or the like; ability to manage website
• Demonstrated ability to interact positively with membership, staff, Board, Town officials and the conservation community
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment; effective use of diplomacy, tact and judgment
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
• Ability to follow local, state and federal laws and regulations applicable to non-profit land conservation organizations, and adhere to CELT and Land Trust Alliance policies and standards
About the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust permanently conserves and provides stewardship for lands cherished by our community—from shore lands to marshes, from farmlands to woodlands—for the education, use and enjoyment of this and future generations. Founded in 1985, the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust has permanently protected over 660 acres spanning 29 properties. CELT is a member of the Maine Farmland Trust, the Maine Land Trust Network, and the Land Trust Alliance. For more information, please visit www.capelandtrust.org or call (207) 767-6054. Submit Applications To: Chris Franklin Cape Elizabeth Land Trust
330 Ocean House Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
Based in Unity, Maine, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (SRLT) 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, working woodlands, clean water, family farms, and places to hunt, fish and recreate in nature. Now in our ninth year, the Trust has forever conserved nearly 3,500 acres, including more than 1,900 acres managed for public access. Program areas are focused on land conservation and stewardship, environmental education and habitat restoration.
Internships: The Trust seeks 2-3 summer interns to contribute to our continued success in 2014. Intern opportunities are focused on property stewardship or educational programming while also providing general support such as assisting with mailings, contributing to the Trust’s social media presence, or event publicity.
PROPERTY STEWARDSHIP Including but not limited to trail maintenance and construction, invasive plant control, and natural resource surveys at our public-access preserves. Interns will have the opportunity to focus on a single preserve, helping to document the natural resources present; planning, building or maintaining trails; assisting with habitat restoration projects; coordinating public programs at the property. Desired skills include basic bird, plant or animal identification, basic GPS/GIS applications, ability to perform physically demanding field work.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING The education intern will contribute to the development of a new program providing teacher training around the natural, cultural and historical resources of the Sebasticook River. Activities may include researching similar river education programs around the country, researching applicable Maine educational standards, developing training opportunities, identifying local venues, researching funding sources. Desired skills include effective verbal and written communications, an interest in environmental education, ability to work independently.
Independent Research Opportunities / Projects: In addition to our summer internship program, the Trust provides opportunities for interested students to conduct independent research or projects focused on wildlife and plant ecology, land use history, and conservation and resource management. Students’ studies have the potential to enhance the Trust’s educational offerings, and to inform property management plans and our land conservation program. The Trust 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 the Trust upon completion of their summer research.
Rate of pay: Internships with the Trust are unpaid. Housing is provided. Interns 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 the Trust. The Trust will provide mileage reimbursement at IRS rate for summer interns.
Hours: Flexible hours; 25-40 hours a week; May/June-August; some weeks may consist of more work hours than others.
• minimum of one year of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in education, environmental science, wildlife biology, land surveying or related degree (or equivalent experience); other majors will be considered
• 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 letter of interest that indicates preference for either a Stewardship OR Education position, interest or intent to pursue independent research in conjunction with the internship, and projected availability. Please also submit a resume and writing sample (two-page maximum). 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
Maine Huts and Trails
Recreational Programs Manager
Maine Huts & Trails (MHT) is a young and growing outdoor recreation, non-profit organization located in the Mountains of Western Maine. We are creating a new position that will be responsible for expanded program offerings in all four seasons. Beginning in 2014, Maine Huts & Trails will begin offering non guided and guided excursions to help visitors to maximize their outdoor recreation experiences at MH&T and fully appreciate the natural assets and cultural history of the area. We envision a menu of specific itineraries including, logistically supported, well documented, self-guided offerings, volunteer or staff led trips, and fully guided adventures. We also intend to initiate a North Woods seminar series with visiting scholar/naturalists to be offered on specific nights to educate users about the region’s diverse natural and cultural history.
To develop and manage these offerings we seek a highly motivated, outgoing, and experienced outdoor recreation enthusiast who has extensively organized and led trips, planned logistics, and served guests. A background in the environmental sciences and/or outdoor education as well as certifications /experience in outdoor leadership, safety and first aid will round out the ideal candidate. We are seeking a person who is a self starter with a passion for the outdoors, and for sharing experiences and expertise with others. Required skills include the abilities to plan and manage logistics, develop and manage partnerships, promote the product, and operate within a budget.
Active outdoor activities supported by Maine Huts & Trails include: woodland walks, high alpine hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, and rafting in summer, and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and winter walking in winter.
This is a full-time, year-round position based out of the Kingfield office but will involve occasional local and statewide travel.
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Maine Huts & Trails is an Equal Opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace.
Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust
For nearly 30 years the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust has conserved the remarkable diversity and the natural heritage of the Brunswick region, and has grown to be a leader for local community and economic development.
The Land Trust seeks a detail oriented Development Assistant to support the organization’s communications, membership, and fundraising efforts. The Development Assistant will serve as an integral member of the Development team and will report to the Director of Development.
Essential Job Responsibilities
- Directly assist the Director of Development in daily tasks.
- Assist with coordination and task management for multiple campaigns.
- Enter and clean data in development and communications databases.
- Research prospective donor histories.
- Help coordinate direct mailing campaigns.
Assist with solicitation event planning and coordination.
Additional Job Information
How to Apply: For a complete position posting and application instructions, please visit: http://www.btlt.org/development-assistant
Application Deadline: 3/12/2014
Job Type: Part-Time (20hr/wk) through December 31, 2014
Specific Location: Brunswick
Great Works Regional Land Trust
Great Works Regional Land Trust (GWRLT) is seeking a Communications Assistant to work closely with other part-time staff to implement and improve GWRLT’s communication strategy. This is a part-time professional position involving 15 hours per week. The Communications Assistant will create materials and schedule opportunities to engage and inform members, volunteers, donors, partner organizations, and the public. He or she will report to administrative and development staff. The position will require thorough awareness of the GWRLT history, mission and current agenda. It offers an opportunity to grow with the organization. Necessary background includes writing, design, publications, marketing and familiarity with conservation organizations. Must have the ability to spend several hours/week at the Beach Plum Farm office in Ogunquit; includes flexibility to work at home or elsewhere offsite. The position requires some weekend availability to help staff outings and events. (For more information about GWRLT visit to www.gwrlt.org).
Communications and Publications
• Newsletter: Assume primary responsibility for content, design and photography. Work with existing graphic designer; coordinate mailing and distribution (including volunteers).
• Social Media and Emails: Assume primary responsibility for planning and implementing Facebook, Constant Contact (or other email program) and other communications related to news, events, volunteers and projects.
• Website: Direct and perform an upgrade of www.gwrlt.org; update regularly.
• Other Publications: Working with staff and board members, maintain and update GWRLT presentation and project materials—brochures, trail maps, appeals, project summaries, etc. for the office and community locations. As time is available, assist with event posters, etc.
• PR: Assist staff overall publications and press relations as required.
Coordinate Schedule of Hikes, Festivals and other Events
• Take charge of annual hike and festival schedule. Work with Administrative Coordinator to create and manage calendar for posting, etc. Manage invites, guest lists and RSVPs. Staff several hikes and events each year, including some weekends and evenings. Maintain, create and deliver presentation materials (see “Other Publications” above) to events and festivals. Seek out and utilize volunteers as available for this and other tasks.
• Attend and report to committee meetings as needed.
• Help other staff maintain the office at Beach Plum Farm.
• Assist in greeting visitors or callers to GWRLT; provide information as needed.
• Assist with recruitment, record-keeping and acknowledgement for volunteers.
• Excellent computer skills
• Expertise in writing, editing and proofreading
• Graphic design ability
• Photography and photo editing
• Experienced in Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact or equivalent, website editing, social media
• Conversant in conservation values.
• Desire to work cooperatively while assuming responsibility for a multi-faceted role.
• Willingness to use own vehicle for attending events and presentations (mileage reimbursement provided).
To apply: Please submit the following materials to Patti Mitchem, Administrative Coordinator, Great Works Regional Land Trust, email@example.com, preferably by email:
Cover letter, resume, list of two, current professional references, and one or two marketing or fundraising writing samples.
Application Deadline: 3/21/2014
Part-Time Salary: range of $14 - $17/hour
Start Date: 5/1/14
Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association
Founded in 1966, the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association (DLWA) is committed to enhancing the quality of life in and around Damariscotta Lake, assuring enjoyment for all of its natural and human residents. Located in Jefferson, Maine, DLWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that fulfills both roles of a lake association and a land trust. The Railsback Fellow position was created in 2014 to honor the late Alan Railsback, Executive Director of DLWA from 1998 – 2013.
Position: 40 hours/week for a flexible range of 9-11 weeks, beginning June 2nd. Compensation includes a stipend of $360 - $400/week depending on experience. This position does not include housing or transportation, however, work-related mileage is reimbursed. Limited weekend and/or evening work may be required.
Job Description: The Railsback Fellow position was designed to offer a diverse array of professional experiences within the field of land and water conservation to one promising young professional annually. The Fellow’s primary role will be to assist the Senior Program Manager with current programs, as well as taking responsibility to expand select programs where the candidate is given opportunities for individual development.
• Conduct follow-up visits to priority sites of nonpoint source pollution identified in a watershed survey, completed in the spring of this year
• Assist with collection, organization, and analysis of nonpoint source pollution site data, including maintenance of a dynamic multimedia database
• Work closely with volunteers in aquatic plant identification, survey areas of the lake for invasive aquatic plants, and assist DLWA and ME Dept. of Environmental Protection staff in site specific surveys for known infestations of hydrilla
• Collaborate on scheduling staff and volunteers for weekly courtesy boat inspections
• Support regular staff and volunteer water quality monitoring with opportunity for training and certifications in water quality collection methods
• Trail and kiosk design and maintenance on DLWA fee-owned lands
• Provide planning and classroom assistance for the remainder of the local public school year
• Plan a creative and exciting event for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend
The successful candidate will effectively demonstrate the following qualifications:
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Experience with GPS units and data management
• Ability to work closely with volunteers in a professional manner
• Familiarity with invasive aquatic plant identification and general water quality monitoring methods
• Willingness to assist on trail maintenance and other light construction projects
• Hands-on education experience is preferable, though not required
• Strong capability to work individually while achieving measurable results
• Positive work ethic and good sense of humor
Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and three references. Emailed applications in PDF format are encouraged and may be sent to Garrison Beck at Garrison@dlwa.org by 5:00pm on Friday, April 4th. Mailed applications must be postmarked by April 3rd, and can be sent to: DLWA, Attn. Garrison Beck, PO Box 3, Jefferson, ME 04348. For more information: dlwa.org and facebook.com/damariscottalake.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Land Protection Project Manager - Washington County
Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is a non-profit land conservation organization that conserves and stewards Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, ecological values, outdoor recreational opportunities and contribution to community well-being. MCHT provides statewide conservation leadership through its work with land trusts, coastal communities and other partners. MCHT has four offices and manages a portfolio of more than 392 lands and easements for public benefit.
MCHT is seeking a LAND PROTECTION PROJECT MANAGER to work with landowners, communities, and partner organizations in Washington County with involvement with Washington Co. stewardship activities also possible. This is a full-time position at 40 hours/week, and would be based in the Sullivan Office or from a location in Washington Co.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Project Manager works directly with private landowners, partner organizations, communities and agencies to deliver MCHT’s land conservation services in Washington Co. and to accomplish lasting conservation of important properties. The position will involve community outreach and engagement, real estate negotiation and financing, grant writing, education, managing a diverse project load, and will require creative approaches to implementing the Trust’s mission. The Project Manager’s work is integrated with all other departments within MCHT (legal, fundraising, communications, stewardship). An ability to establish effective, close working relationships with a wide range of people and organizations is essential. The Project Manager may also work with the existing Washington Co. stewards to manage certain properties. This part of the job will initially be a minor role consisting of assisting stewards as needed but could increase in hours and responsibility in future years. Long days, evening and weekend work is occasionally required.
1. Initiate and carry out land protection projects in the Washington Co. region. This includes identifying important conservation opportunities, including those meeting identified community needs and initiating contact with landowners; responding to incoming opportunities; assessing landowner objectives; developing and implementing effective conservation strategies; providing education and consultation to the landowners, family members and their advisors; supporting project fund-raising activities and successfully closing real estate transactions.
2. Working within the guidelines of the strategic plan and, in close coordination with stewardship and other MCHT departments, reach out to community groups to identify local conservation goals and develop conservation plans in order to help protect lands of shared interest and foster community engagement. The majority of this work will occur in MCHT focus areas or “whole places” or as part of one of MCHT’s Initiatives with current focus on rivers, agricultural land and/or marsh lands.
3. Develop, maintain and enhance the productive working relationships that are a hallmark of MCHT's conservation programs and form alliances with new partners. Responsible handling of confidential, sensitive and personal information is critical.
4. Serve as a knowledgeable and respected conservation specialist for MCHT and for our partners including the local land trusts. The Project Manager will be expected to be familiar with land protection techniques, tax laws, funding sources, land management issues, and MCHT’s mission and criteria for land protection.
5. Be able to discuss MCHT’s mission, goals and land conservation tools at a variety of forums, including meetings with landowners and their advisors; partner organizations and agencies; community groups; MCHT board and committee meetings; donors and members. Engage in public speaking opportunities, where appropriate, such as regional, statewide and national workshops and occasional communications with the media.
6. Work in close conjunction with other MCHT land protection staff members, participating fully in the Land Protection Group, and taking on specific assignments as needed. Assist MCHT in implementing the strategic plan.
7. When a property or easement will be held by MCHT, work directly with MCHT's Stewardship Department to develop manageable stewardship responsibilities for MCHT and a stewardship budget for the property. Work with stewardship staff to develop management plans for the property and, possibly, to assist in implementation of these plans. Work with stewardship in advance to seek out projects to meet MCHT's programming needs and other strategic objectives.
8. Work with MCHT's Communications Department on public education and media efforts in the region and on specific projects. This includes supplying information on active and completed projects and writing occasional articles for publications.
9. Work with MCHT's Development Department to continually integrate land protection and fundraising efforts. These include raising funds to support future stewardship responsibilities and acquisition costs for specific properties. Routinely relay information on new landowner contacts, partners, advisors, prospective members, planned giving opportunities, large donors, bequests and other fund-raising opportunities to Development staff. Cultivate relationships with existing and potential donors with interest in Washington Co.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE SOUGHT:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Proven ability to manage a large and diverse project load, complete assignments, meet deadlines and work within established budgets.
- Community organizing, planning or other engagement activities and the ability to work with a variety of diverse partners. Willingness and ability to organize and participate in community events.
- Ability to work independently and as a team member.
- Good physical fitness and field skills such as working with map and compass, GPS systems, reading terrain, identifying and understanding natural resource sensitivities and constraints, handling and maintain tools, equipment and boats.
- Proficiency in word processing, email, and databases.
- Several years of direct work experience, preferably in a natural resource field or community facilitation and engagement or community planning field.
- Experience in voluntary land protection techniques and land trusts preferred.
- A working knowledge of Arc GIS preferred.
- Working knowledge of Washington Co. geography, culture, flora and fauna preferred.
- Experience working successfully with people of all backgrounds and ages.
Travel, primarily within Washington Co. with travel to meetings in other parts of Maine, is required and staff needs to provide their own transportation. MCHT reimburses for mileage expenses.
MCHT offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes health insurance, pension and vacation.
Applicants are asked to send a letter and resume stating their interest and qualifications by March 7, 2014 to: Land Protection Project Manager Search Committee, MCHT, One 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
Planned Giving and Major Gifts Officer
Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is a non-profit land conservation organization that works to conserve and steward Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, ecological value, outdoor recreational opportunities and contribution to community well-being. MCHT provides statewide conservation leadership through its work with land trusts, coastal communities and other partners.
Reporting to the Director of Development MCHT’s Planned Giving and Major Gifts Officer manages a portfolio for planned/deferred and major gifts. The Planned Giving and Major Gift Officer is responsible for developing and implementing strategy to strengthen MCHT’s marketing and recognition efforts to planned/deferred gift prospects and help MCHT meet its financial goals by securing planned/deferred major gifts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB
• Directs MCHT’s planned giving/deferred giving marketing program and recognition society to include print and online communications, workshops, events, brochures and other strategies designed to motivate donors to provide both short-range and long-range financial support.
• Manages a portfolio of potential planned/deferred and major gift prospects. Solicit, negotiate and close gifts with these potential donors.
• Trains staff and leadership volunteers about planned giving opportunities.
• Works, when appropriate, with leadership volunteers and MCHT staff to orchestrate the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donor prospects.
• Prepares and reviews documents for planned/deferred gift arrangements for prospective donors.
• Cultivates and maintains good relationships with professional advisors and acts as a resource for promoting charitable giving to their clients.
• Provides tax and estate planning information necessary to secure or promote planned/deferred gifts.
• Meets or exceeds agreed-upon goals.
• Writes compelling proposals for support.
• Maintains current and accurate records in Raiser’s Edge.
• Conforms to best practices established for the Department.
• Develops positive, ongoing relationships with volunteers, supporters, and MCHT personnel.
• Participates in departmental staff meetings and other meetings as necessary.
• Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.
• Travels for face-to-face meetings with donors and events – mostly on the Maine Coast or in greater New England, but travel beyond may occasionally be required.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED TO PERFORM THIS JOB:
• Strong organizational, planning, and multi-tasking skills with attention to detail and follow-up.
• Proven track record of closing five and six figure gifts.
• Proven track record in relationship management.
• Exceptional writing and editing skills. Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
• Skill and experience in the utilization of prospect research and development of solicitation strategies.
• Excellent leadership qualities to promote energy and enthusiasm with staff, volunteers, and constituents.
• Experience working in a deadline driven environment.
• The ability to work autonomously while keeping the Director of Development, other staff and volunteers apprised of issues, problems, opportunities and progress
• 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 ability to travel.
• Working knowledge of and dedication to MCHT’s land conservation and stewardship mission.
The Planned Giving and Major Donor Gifts Officer will likely be based in MCHT’s Topsham office, however, for the right candidate we will consider having them based in our Mt. Desert Island office. The position is a salaried position with full benefits.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the PG Search Committee, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201, Topsham, ME 04086, applications will be accepted through March 7, 2014.
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 Farmland Trust
Land Stewardship & Project Manager (deadline extended)
Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) seeks to fill the following full-time professional position:
Land Stewardship & Project Manager—a highly capable person to join MFT’s land protection staff, which develops and manages a wide variety of farmland protection projects. The ideal candidate will have direct experience in stewardship of conservation easements, as well as a knowledge of farming and land use planning. (See Job Description at www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/job-openings/.)
MFT is a highly respected and fast growing statewide non-profit organization that works to protect farmland and support farmers. MFT currently employs 22 persons. MFT’s main office is located in downtown Belfast, and this position will work out of that office.
Application Requirements:To apply for this position, please submit three copies of the following:
• A detailed cover letter (in which you explain why you are interested in the position and why you feel you are well-suited to the role summarized in the job description)
• A current resume
• Two writing samples
• A list of references (with contact information)
Application materials may be sent by mail (postmarked by Friday, March 7) or hand-delivered to MFT’s office at 97 Main Street in Belfast (arriving by 3:30 PM on Monday, March 10).
We will interview candidates in mid- to late-March, with a decision by mid-April.
If you have any questions, contact Rachel at 338-6575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Island Heritage Trust
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 email@example.com 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. IHT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Damariscove Island Stewards
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.
The stewards will live in a rustic cabin and will monitoring recreational activity, provide stewardship services, and educate island visitors about the islands cultural and natural history, 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, and experience with equipment maintenance are important and helpful skills for the caretakers.
This is an 11-week seasonal position that will be shared by two people working closely together for the duration of the recreational boating season. Each caretaker will receive a small living stipend, paid every two weeks.
Send letter of interest and resumes to Michael Warren, Lands Manager for BRLT by February 28th, 2014 at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at: www.bbrlt.org or call 207-633-4818 for more information.
Maine Natural Areas Program, Maine Dept of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Field Ecology Intern
The Maine Natural Areas Program seeks summer interns to assist with the identification, monitoring, and assessment of natural communities and rare plants in various locations throughout Maine. Fieldwork activities include collection of ecological data (e.g., vegetation composition, soils, forest structure), identification of plants, and use of hand-held GPS units. Some office work is required, including creating GIS maps, data entry and analysis, and landowner contact. Individuals must be able to work outdoors for long periods of time under a wide variety of conditions, including long hikes and some canoeing. Requires a strong interest in plant ecology, forestry, or wetland ecology, and unmitigated enthusiasm. Familiarity with GIS software, specifically ArcGIS, is strongly preferred, as well as familiarity with New England’s vegetation or related field experience.
Position is 40 hours/week @ $12.00/hour. Some overnight travel is required. Position runs from approximately May 2014 to September 2014. Preference will be given to applications received by Friday February 21st, 2014.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume with names and contact information for references to:
Maine Natural Areas Program
Attn. Kristen Puryear
93 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0093
Kristen.Puryear @maine.gov (electronic applications also accepted)
For more information on MNAP: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mnap/index.html
Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Beech Hill Preserve Intern
Coastal Mountains Land Trust is looking for a dedicated person to work assisting with all aspects of managing the Beech Hill Preserve and organic blueberry operation in Rockport, ME. Intern’s responsibilities include assisting with organic blueberry farm and harvest management, customer outreach, trail work, habitat maintenance, historic structure and scenic values preservation, and 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 Sustainable Agriculture. This multi-faceted conservation stewardship internship will involve a full time commitment from mid-late June through mid-late August and includes a stipend of $2,700. College credit may be available. The intern must have reliable transportation with a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Past Beech Hill Interns have gone on to promising futures, including working at surrounding Land Trusts and enrolling in agricultural and forestry graduate programs, so you never know where an internship with us might lead you!
Send a resume, cover letter including how you think this internship will help you realize your career goals, and 3 references to Coastal Mountains Land Trust, 101 Mt. Battie St., Camden ME 04843; or email email@example.com. For a more complete description of the position see the CMLT website, www.coastalmountains.org. Position is opened until filled.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Stewardship Crew - Seasonal (deadline extended)
Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is looking for three crew members who will work under the direction of a crew leader on many of the Trust’s mainland and island preserves for twelve weeks over the summer months. Work will include trail clearing, trail improvement (including building steps and erosion control structures), boundary marking, painting of structures, basic carpentry, and vegetation control (brush saw work, clipping, etc.) Although not directly responsible for public education, the crew will be representing MCHT and will be expected to interact positively with the public when there is an opportunity. The crew will move frequently, although will occasionally work on the same site for more than one week.
Accommodations for the crew will vary, depending on location. There will be cabins at some sites, other sites will require camping. Days will be long and days off will be clustered. Some basic gear will be provided.
Some personal work gear, camping equipment, and mainland transportation will be needed. Boat transportation will be provided to island sites.
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Crew Member
The crew members will be supervised by a Crew Leader. The schedule of work will depend somewhat on weather, but will generally involve outdoor work at sites spread along the coast from Penobscot Bay to Lubec. The crew will need to be able to work and live together in the field.
The following skills are needed for crew members:
1. Experience working in the field and camping.
2. Comfort level staying in remote areas.
3. Ability to travel on the water.
4. Ability and desire to perform hard physical work.
5. Experience with some or all of the following tools: chain saw, brush saw, compass, GPS.
6. Ability to work and live in all (summer) weather conditions.
7. Basic carpentry skills.
8. Good sense of humor.
SALARY: The Crew Members will be paid $12/hour on a bi-weekly basis subject to required withholdings. As a short-term employee, you will be entitled to legally required benefits, i.e., Worker’s Compensation and Social Security (housing and boat transportation provided). This is a short-term, full-time, 40-hour week, 12-week employment from early June through August. Work-related travel will be reimbursed at 56 cents per mile.
Send a cover letter, resume and references by March 24, 2014 to Peg Adams at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201
Topsham, ME 04086
MAINE COAST HERITAGE TRUST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER