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

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust

Development & Administrative Assistant

Mission:
For 30 years the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust has conserved the remarkable diversity and natural heritage of the greater Brunswick region, and has grown to be a leader in local community and economic development.

Position Summary:
The Land Trust seeks a detail-oriented Development & Administrative Assistant to support the organization’s fundraising, communications, outreach, and administrative efforts. The Development Assistant will serve as an integral member of the Land Trust team and will report to the Executive Director.

Essential functions:
• Help maintain membership database, including processing donations and data entry
• Help to coordinate and distribute development mailings and publications
• Assist with public relations and communications work such as drafting and editing press releases, social media posts and web site content
• Assist with scheduling, coordinating, promoting, and following up on meetings and events
• Assist with office management as needed such as answering phones, receiving visitors, running errands, and maintaining a productive office space
• Assist with mailings, copying and filing records, and other administrative tasks as needed
• Other duties as requested
Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree with 2 or more years of administrative experience preferred
• Experience with databases required (experience with membership/fundraising software preferred)

Core Competencies
• Team player
• Fluency with MS Office programs, data management, and technology
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
• Good customer service and interpersonal skills; attention to confidentiality
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

How to Apply
• E-mail a one-page cover letter, resume, and three references to Angela Twitchell, Executive Director, at angela@btlt.org or by regular mail to 108 Maine St., Brunswick, ME 04011 (no phone calls, please).
• Include in the cover letter how your skills fit the needs of the position.

Additional Information
Application Deadline: 3/15/2015
Job Type: Part-Time (20hrs/wk)
Salary: $15/hr plus vacation time and benefits
Start Date: Negotiable, preferred start date on or before 5/1/2015
Location: Brunswick

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.

Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary

Director

The Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary (SMWS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and education in the Somes Pond watershed. The SMWS operates from a headquarters building set on 230 acres of conserved woodlands, wetlands, and frontage on Somes Pond in the heart of the historic village of Somesville, Maine. The Sanctuary conducts environmental research, restoration, and education related to its surrounding natural communities. See www.somesmeynell.org for more information.

The SMWS is seeking a DIRECTOR to work with its Board of Trustees, partner organizations, donors, local schools and youth, as well as members of the general public. This is a 80% FTE salaried position primarily based in the SMWS office in Somesville, Maine and the ability to work a flexible schedule and from a home or remote office during off-season winter months.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary and carrying out such duties as delegated by the President of the Board. Responsibilities include, but are not restricted to, developing plans, programs, and projects, implementing all Board approved policies and practices, supervising interns and independent contractors, preparing and overseeing the annual operating budget, devising and implementing fundraising strategies, and serving as spokesperson and ambassador to the broader community. Long days, evening and weekend work is occasionally required during the spring and summer months and are balanced by weeks during the winter when hours may total considerably less than 32.

1. Direct the programs and administration of the Sanctuary
• Develop and deliver educational and interpretive programming for the general public, local schools, and special groups
• Develop and manage scientific research projects (current examples include loon monitoring; diadromous fish passage restoration; aquatic invasive plant education)
• Develop and manage the seasonal internship program
• Manage and promote volunteerism
• Develop informational materials including brochures, maps, newsletters, website, and signage
• Develop and manage the annual operating budget
• Perform treasury and cash management functions; keep books and prepare reports for the accountant, officers and Board
• Manage office systems and procedures
• Supervise independent contractors, unless otherwise assigned
• Maintain partnerships with affiliated organizations and constituencies

2. Support the Board and Board committees:
• Report to the Board at their regularly scheduled meetings
• Oversee the logistics of meetings as directed by the Board: setting agendas, preparing materials, and distributing minutes and follow up materials
• Helping to recruit, train and engage new members to the SMWS Board and Committees

3. Responsible for the care and management of the physical property, including:
• The headquarters building
• The trail system and areas of access to the pond; property boundaries.
• Research projects that might result in better management of the Somes Pond watershed

4. Raise funds to support the Sanctuary’s programs and operations, through grant proposals to private and public funding sources, preparation of an annual appeal letter to SMWS constituents, and building productive relationships with potential supporters.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE SOUGHT:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Proven ability to complete assignments, meet deadlines and work within established budgets.
• Ability to work independently.
• 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 and equipment.
• Proficiency in word processing, email, and Excel.
• Several years of direct work experience, preferably in a natural resource field or community engagement or education field.
• Experience preparing and managing organizational budgets; willingness to fundraise
• Working knowledge of Maine geography, culture, flora and fauna preferred.
• Experience working successfully with people of all backgrounds and ages.

SMWS offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes health insurance and paid vacation and holidays.

SMWS does not discriminate in any way in its hiring decisions.

Applicants are asked to send a letter and resume stating their interest and qualifications by March 15, 2015 to: SMWS Director Search Committee, SMWS, P.O. Box 171, Mount Desert, ME 04660

Downeast Lakes Land Trust

Education & Outreach Manager

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Grand Lake Stream, with a mission to contribute to the long-term economic and environmental well-being of the Downeast Lakes region through the conservation and exemplary management of its forests and waters. DLLT sustainably manages the 33,708-acre Farm Cove Community Forest for wildlife habitat, forest products, and public recreation. We are seeking to expand our work through the 21,870-acre West Grand Lake Community Forest Project as described on our website, www.downeastlakes.org.

We have built an outstanding outdoor education and communications program, and our goal is to maintain the excellence of this program. In addition, we are always seeking to build stronger connections between local residents, visitors, and the natural resources that sustain the economy, all while educating future generations and building their appreciation for the natural environment and sustainable use of forest resources. We seek an energetic, motivated individual to fill the role of Education and Outreach Manager (EOM).

The EOM will lead DLLT’s education program and assume substantial responsibilities for outreach communications including DLLT print and online materials. The EOM works under the supervision of the Executive Director. This is a full-time, managerial position which will require some work on weekends, holidays, and during non-traditional hours.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

Education Program Development & Implementation: The EOM will lead DLLT education programs including the “Explorations & Adventures” and “Serious Skills” youth-focused summer programs and the adult-focused “History & Heritage” series, while partnering with local schools and camp programs. Program participants range in age from children under 10 years old to adults and seniors. While some programs are based in the classroom, many include outdoor excursions in the community forest and surrounding lakes and streams in all weather and all seasons. The EOM will be expected to lead some programs, while coordinating others and arranging expert teachers, presenters, and program leaders.

Outreach and Public Relations: The EOM will be responsible for writing and development of print, online, and social media outreach materials and donor communications and will assist with media relations. The EOM will plan and coordinate outreach and special events, and will provide information on and promote DLLT programs, plans, and policies to the DLLT community, other organizations, and the media. The EOM will assist with writing grant proposals and reports to private foundations and state and federal agencies in support of the education and communication program.

Committee Support: Prepare Education committee agendas and reports to the committees and board; attend and participate in Education and Development committee meetings and other meetings as needed. Coordinate with committee Chairs to synthesize information from all DLLT committees in support of outreach and communication responsibilities.

Staff and Volunteer Support: Manage and provide support for interns, contractors, and volunteers working in the Education & Outreach Manager’s areas of responsibility. Assist in development of volunteer program, including recruitment and acknowledgement of volunteers.

Fiscal Management: Assist in developing budget recommendations and in evaluating financial implications of recommended activities. Track education and communication program expenses, including grant monitoring and reporting.

Location: The position is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. This is a small, rural community (winter pop. 100) with a traditional natural resource-based economy focused on outdoor recreational tourism and the timber products industry. Amenities are available in nearby towns including Calais (30 miles), Machias (70 miles), and Bangor (100 miles).

Qualifications: Must have demonstrated leadership, education, communication, and task management capabilities. Experience with grant writing and teaching in both classroom and outdoor settings desired. Outstanding interpersonal skills with children and adults of all ages, and a demonstrated ability to form partnerships with individuals, agencies, and organizations are required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical, along with demonstrated professional experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, website management, and social media. Experience with public speaking both with, and without, the use of audiovisual aids. Must be comfortable living and working in a small community in rural Maine. Experience and comfort with outdoor recreation activities including hiking, boating, and winter sports are preferred. Knowledge of natural sciences such as ecology, environmental quality, and natural resource management a plus. Current wilderness medical certification or willingness to obtain certification is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a closely related field is preferred.

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and comparable to similar positions.

Contact:
Send resume, cover letter, and contact info for 3 references by email to dlltsearch@downeastlakes.org, ATTN: Education & Communications Position. For more information on the Downeast Lakes Land Trust, see www.downeastlakes.org. DLLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applications must be received by Sunday, March 8th.

Portland Trails

Communications and Outreach Coordinator - part-time

Portland Trails is a nonprofit land trust now celebrating over 20 years of conserving land and building trails and infrastructure for recreation and transportation in greater Portland. We are seeking an experienced Communications and Outreach professional. This position is responsible for execution of online and print communication, media relations, and marketing of Portland Trails' events, programs and campaigns with a continued focus on developing and building relationships between Portland Trails and its constituencies, including members, funders and the media. The ability to effectively manage event logistics and myriad details is crucial to success in this position.

Duties include…

Implement an integrated strategic communications plan that advances Portland Trails’ brand identity; broadens awareness of its programs and priorities; and increases the visibility of its programs and projects across key stakeholder audiences.

Create external communications that promote, enhance and protect the organization’s brand and public reputation.

Utilize Portland Trails online communication channels including website, email, social media and newsletter to promote and achieve the organizations' mission and goals.

Develop and implement outreach programs and events for a wide constituency.

Work with committee members to plan, coordinate, and successfully execute Portland Trails’ major fundraising events.

Handle event logistics such as invitations, venue, food, permitting, etc.

Recruit and manage event and outreach volunteers.

Implement marketing and promotion plans for events.

Manage Portland Trails’ presence at community outreach and other public and corporate programs that strategically positions the organization to present with other events, businesses, and organizations.

Qualifications:

- Knowledge, understanding and experience with print and online communications tools
- Demonstrated proficiency in managing multiple projects at the same time
- Experienced in media relations
- Highly organized, creative and self-motivated
- Strong attention to detail, demonstrating accuracy and thoroughness
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Fluency with social media channels
- Solid computer skills including a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and Word Press
- Solid knowledge of office administrative procedures, minimum of 1 year office experience
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- A passion for the Portland Trails mission
- Associate degree or minimum of 4 years of professional communications experience
- Available for some evening and weekend activities

Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by February 17 to: Kara Wooldrik, Executive Director, info @ trails.org.

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.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Assistant Trail Steward - seasonal

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is looking for an Assistant Trail Steward who will work under the direction of a Trail Steward on many of the Trust’s mainland and island preserves for twelve weeks over the summer months starting in early June. 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, trail staff will be representing MCHT and will be expected to interact positively with the public when there is an opportunity. They will move frequently, although will occasionally work on the same site for more than one week.

Accommodations 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

The Assistant Trail Steward will be supervised by a Trail Steward. 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 pair will need to be able to work and live together in the field.

The following skills are needed:

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 Assistant Trail Steward 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 9, 2015 to Peg Adams at: padams@mcht.org

OR

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201
Topsham, ME 04086

MAINE COAST HERITAGE TRUST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Biologist II (Wildlife)

Location: Augusta
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: February 27th, 2015

This is a critical, policy development, management staff level position for the Bureau of Resource Management. The position serves as the Department’s point person for all land acquisition activities, working with Department biological staff, management, and contractors, and providing technical assistance and cost-share to private landowners, land trusts, and conservation partners, for the purpose of benefitting at-risk species and habitats. The position administers, coordinates, and chairs the Bureau’s Land Acquisition Team; develops procedures and formulates priorities for land acquisition; develops acquisition proposals for the Coastal Wetland Grant (CWG), North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), Land for Maine’s Future (LMF), Outdoor Heritage Fund (OHF) programs, and others; administers and coordinates development of surveys and appraisals for the aforementioned programs; and manages program related issues. The position interacts with other Department programs and assumes various special projects as assigned to inform and develop acquisition priorities. The position coordinates the submission of Department and pass-through proposals for the Maine OHF (approximately $200,000 annually). The position interacts daily with Department staff, State and Federal partners, and the private sector (non-governmental organizations, conservation partners, land trusts, etc.). The position provides statewide program oversight, coordinates program goals and principles with other statewide conservation initiatives, assists with long-term visioning, and works with partners both internal and external to the Department. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Wildlife Management, or related field -AND- three (3) years of experience in laboratory or field research of fish and wildlife including relevant experience in a supervisory capacity. Directly related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. Preference will be given to those candidates with demonstrated skills in fish and wildlife resource planning and at least two years of experience in land acquisition and working with multiple partners, including land trusts, to acquire land.

Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 287-2214 or by accessing the NRSC website at http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/application.shtml

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants need to complete and submit a State of Maine Direct Hire Application, answers to the Supplemental Questions, Resume and Cover Letter.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Mount Desert Island Agricultural Program Coordinator - seasonal, full-time

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is seeking a Mt. Desert Island Agricultural Program Coordinator for full-time employment from April 1 through November 1, 2015. The primary responsibility of this position will be to launch and manage a Teen Agricultural program (TAg Crew) on MDI. TAg Crew is a small group of teens (ages 14-18) that work together to grow crops for local food pantries, schools, retirement communities and other institutions. MCHT has been operating TAg Crew at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport since 2010. With the aid of the Regional Steward on MDI and the Erickson Fields Farm Program Manager, this position will launch the program on MDI at MCHT’s Babson Creek and Kelley Farm preserves. In addition, this position will support other MCHT agricultural programming on MDI such as sustainable agriculture initiatives, community gardens, and the Kids Can Grow Program.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual who works well independently and with groups. Other essential qualifications include several years of growing experience on a commercial farming operation; teaching and/or other supervisory experience; and excellent communication and program development skills

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Start the MDI Teen Ag Crew Program: hire, teach and supervise students in their work five hours a week in the spring and fall, and full time in the summer. Teach skills including: community outreach, soil fertility, business and planting planning, and all aspects of growing, harvesting and distributing vegetables.
- Establish new garden plots at Babson Creek and Kelley Farm preserves with the students. A relatively small garden (1/4 acre) is planned for 2015 with prep for a larger area (1 acre) for 2016.
- Valid Driver’s License

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work will take place both in the office and in the field. Must be physically fit and able to work all day in the field, and also able to work administratively and possess essential computer skills. Field work requires skill and experience operating farm and garden machinery including rototillers, mowers, string trimmers etc., as well as hand tools essential in market gardening. Summer demands will include exposure to heat and insects. Office work includes operation of a computer, Microsoft Excel or other similar program, printer, photocopier, fax machine, and other basic equipment.

COMPENSATION:
The MDI Agricultural Program Coordinator will be paid $15-17 hr. (based on experience) 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. This is a seasonal, full-time, 40-hour week, 7 month employment from April 1st through November 1st. Work related travel will be reimbursed at 56 cents per mile. Shared housing on an oceanfront preserve will be available for the MDI Ag. Program Coordinator.

Send a cover letter, resume and references by February 27, 2015 to Peg Adams at:

padams@mcht.org

OR

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201
Topsham, ME 04086
207-729-7366

MAINE COAST HERITAGE TRUST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Grant Writer - part time

Maine Coast Heritage Trust a statewide land conservation organization seeks a part-time Grant Writer responsible for writing grants for selected projects within MCHT’s program areas as well as for general operating support. This is a three-year, 20 hour per week position to help execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the Foundation Giving Program. This position will work under the general supervision of the Foundations Manager.

Qualified individuals should send a cover letter and resume to: Search Committee, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201, Topsham, ME 04086, or electronically to search@mcht.org by February 26, 2015. FMI see our website at www.mcht.org.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

• Conducts activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources:

- At the direction of the Foundations Manager, writes and submits letters of inquiry, concept papers, grant proposals, informal updates, and formal progress reports.
- Ensure up to date information is acquired prior to grant submissions.
- Coordinates with the Director of Finance and other staff as needed to produce proposal budgets and financial reports to funders.
- Prepares and submits reports as needed for successful grants per funder requirements.
- Works with field staff to gather information necessary for proposals, grant applications, and reporting.

• When needed, assists with donor proposals, prepares project budgets and collateral materials.

• Assist Foundations Manager with monthly reporting, database maintenance, acknowledgement letters, organizational materials and other tracking mechanisms as needed.

• Conforms with best practices established for the Department.

• Develops positive, ongoing relationships with volunteers, supporters, and MCHT personnel.

• Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates. Contributes as a member of the staff to MCHT’s annual Land Conservation Conference.

• Regular attendance at the workplace is required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Generally none.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with two to three years of related experience in grant-writing and non-profit fundraising.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Demonstrated excellent writing and editing skills. Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
• Strong organizational, planning, and multi-tasking skills with attention to detail, deadlines and follow-up.
• Experience with the Moves Management Process and Relationship Management preferred.
• Ability to develop an understanding of MCHT’s mission and activities and the roles played by its staff, board of directors, volunteers, and organizational partners.
• Ability to cultivate and steward relationships with foundation staff.
• Experience using prospect research tools desirable.
• 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.
• Grant writing and Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is performed in a normal office environment not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computer, printer, and other office equipment. Some offsite travel is required.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, marital status, sex, disability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs or activities.

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

Maine Natural Areas Program, Maine Department 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 includes 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. The position requires a strong interest in plant ecology, forestry, or wetland ecology, and unmitigated enthusiasm. Familiarity with New England’s vegetation or related field experience is strongly preferred, along with experience using ArcGIS. Position is 40 hours/week from approximately May 2015 to September 2015 and pays $12.00/hour. Some overnight travel is required. Preference will be given to applications received by Friday February 27th, 2015.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Kristen Puryear
Maine Natural Areas Program
93 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0093
Kristen.Puryear@maine.gov (electronic applications preferred)

For more information on MNAP: www.maine.gov/dacf/mnap/

Maine Natural Areas Program, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Invasive Plant Biology Intern

The Maine Natural Areas Program seeks an Invasive Plant Biology Intern to assist with mapping, treatment, and monitoring of invasive plants in Maine. Fieldwork includes searching for invasive plants and documenting infestations using field forms, maps, and handheld GPS units. Occasional invasive plant control work may be expected. Office work includes data entry and management, creating GIS maps, assisting with preparation for outreach events, and general office projects. Individuals must be able to work outdoors for long periods of time under a wide variety of conditions, including long hikes in hot weather. There may be opportunities to assist with other MNAP projects.

The position requires a strong interest in invasive plant ecology and stewardship, attention to detail, and unmitigated enthusiasm. Experience with ArcGIS software, ability to detect/identify common invasive plants in the field, familiarity with handheld GPS units (e.g., Garmin), and prior fieldwork experience (vegetation surveys, plant ID, etc.) is strongly preferred. Position is 40 hours/week from approximately May 2015 to September 2015 and pays $12.00/hour. Occasional overnight travel is possible. Preference will be given to applications received by
February 27, 2015.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Nancy Olmstead
Maine Natural Areas Program
93 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Nancy.Olmstead@maine.gov (electronic applications preferred)

For more information about MNAP, visit: www.maine.gov/dacf/mnap

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.

Kennebec Land Trust

2015 KLT Ronald Joseph Summer Internship

The Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) is seeking summer interns to work on trail maintenance and construction, land conservation projects, invasive plant control, educational programming, and general office work such as writing press releases and sending out mailings. Interns will also support KLT's Land Trust Alliance Accreditation application. Interested applicants should be willing to learn basic plant identification skills, be able to perform physically demanding field work, be comfortable multi-tasking in the office, and have an interest in land conservation.

Independent Research Opportunities: In addition to our Summer Internship Program, KLT 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 1) the ecological functions and characteristics of mature growth forests 2) oral histories - childhood memories of days in the woods on Howard Hill, Augusta 3) the economic and conservation benefits of a local woods market 4) the frequency and impacts of public use on conserved lands. In addition to these topics, we welcome other project proposals.

Students' studies have the potential to enhance KLT's educational offerings, and to inform property management plans and our Strategic Conservation Plan.
KLT 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 KLT upon completion of their summer research.

Rate of pay: KLT will provide a modest stipend. 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 KLT. KLT will provide mileage at IRS rate for summer interns. Rustic housing opportunities are available.

KLT supervision: Theresa Kerchner, Executive Director; Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Coordinator

Hours: Flexible hours; 25-40 hours a week; June-August; some weeks will consist of more work hours than others.

Qualifications:
• minimum of one year of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in education, environmental science, biology, forestry, geography or related degree (or equivalent experience); other majors will be considered
• ability to work independently and as part of a team
• strong organizational and time management skills
• ability to perform moderately strenuous manual labor
• comfortable working outside
• valid drivers license

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of two references to the address below by March 1st, 2015. Both academic and prior work references are accepted.

Send full application to:
The Kennebec Land Trust
c/o Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Coordinator
PO Box 261
Winthrop, Maine 04364
OR
Email: jtheriault@tklt.org