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

York Land Trust, Inc.

Development Assistant

York Land Trust seeks a full-time, detail-oriented Development Assistant. Responsibilities include donor database management, gift processing, acknowledgement and reporting, coordination of mailings, preparation of meeting minutes, filing, electronic communications and assistance with special events. Excellent communications and donor database management skills required. Work experience in land conservation organizations is a plus. York Land Trust offers a competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover letter and resume by December 12, 2014 to: info@yorklandtrust.org No phone calls please.

The York Land Trust was founded in 1986, has over 750 members and donors, 17 Board members and three staff persons.

York Land Trust is experienced and successful in conservation in southern Maine, closing 29 land projects over the past 10 years. The Trust has over 2,200 acres in its conservation holdings and has helped preserve an additional 1,200 acres that are held by state and local agencies.

York Land Trust is a partner in a ten-member coalition that is carrying out the Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative, an effort that has led to the protection of 13,250 acres in a six-town region of southern Maine and created new Preserves that are accessible and enjoyed by the public.

York Land Trust, Inc.

Development Director

York Land Trust seeks a full-time, experienced, effective, fundraising professional. This individual will help raise funding for operations, priority land conservation projects and endowments. The position, based in York, Maine, reports to the Executive Director and supervises a Development Assistant. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s or advanced degree, impeccable written and oral communications and supervisory skills, and 5-7 years of successful fundraising experience, including work on major capital campaigns and special events. Work experience in land conservation organizations is a plus. York Land Trust offers a competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover letter and resume by December 12, 2014 to: info@yorklandtrust.org No phone calls please.

The York Land Trust was founded in 1986, has over 750 members and donors, 17 Board members and three staff persons.

York Land Trust is experienced and successful in conservation in southern Maine, closing 29 land projects over the past 10 years. The Trust has over 2,200 acres in its conservation holdings and has helped preserve an additional 1,200 acres that are held by state and local agencies.

York Land Trust is a partner in a ten-member coalition that is carrying out the Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative, an effort that has led to the protection of 13,250 acres in a six-town region of southern Maine and created new Preserves that are accessible and enjoyed by the public.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust

Outreach and Administrative Coordinator

Coastal Mountains Land Trust (CMLT) seeks an Outreach and Administrative Coordinator to sustain and expand their connections with the people and communities they serve. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Principal tasks include communicating with members, recruiting new members, maintaining the membership database, sharing information with the public and press concerning the Land Trust, coordinating events, and conducting activities related to office administration.

CMLT seeks an individual who is articulate, an excellent writer, exceptionally well-organized, familiar with database management and other computer programs, and capable of multi-tasking and learning new skills. Enthusiasm for and understanding of conservation is essential for success in this position.

For the full job description and personnel handbook, visit the Key Documents tab at www.coastalmountains.org. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and references by December 3 to Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Attn: Kristen Lindquist, 101 Mt. Battie Street, Camden ME 04843, or via e-mail to kristenl@coastalmountains.org.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

Director, Land for Maine's Future (Public Service Manager I)

Location: Augusta
Position Type: Permanent Full Time

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Resource Information and Land Use Planning is currently accepting applications for the position of Director, Land for Maine’s Future (Public Service Manager I) in Augusta Maine. The position plays a pivotal role in overseeing and coordinating activities relating to the Land for Maine’s Future Program. Come join the department responsible for overseeing and supporting Maine’s agricultural, recreational, and natural resources and be part of Maine’s future. Great opportunities await!

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: The position is responsible for administering statewide programs and policies for the Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) and Working Waterfront Protection programs, directly managing and overseeing all aspects of those programs. Strong organizational skills are necessary to successfully coordinate and manage the work of contract services, attorneys, and appraisers, as well as supervising three Senior Planners. This position coordinates tasks that relate land easement and access acquisition for multiple state agencies with LMF-funded projects including strategic planning, data collection, archeological investigations, and transaction negotiations. This position serves as primary staff leader to the LMF Board for policy development, planning, proposal solicitation, evaluations, selection and administration. Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong communication skills key to developing and maintaining effective and positive relationships with public and private partners, interest groups, and others involved with the LMF program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A nine (9) year combination of education, training, and/or professional level experience in public or business administration or a directly related area which includes experience in land acquisition, contracts, policy development and implementation, and program management.

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

SEND COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:
Natural Resources Service Center
Thomas Cotnoir, HR Generalist
155 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

OR – email application material to:
NRSCdirecthireapplications@maine.gov
Fax: 207-287-2216
phone: 207-287-5046

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: 5:00 P.M., December 3, 2014

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

Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance

Education & Outreach Coordinator

Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance (BRCA) is dedicated to conserving the lands, water quality, and natural heritage of the Belgrade Lakes watershed. Founded in 1988, BRCA is a combined land trust and lake trust with over 1,200 members, and is dedicated to protecting the watershed through land conservation, water quality and habitat protection, and education and outreach. BRCA works with area lake associations, town governments, state agencies, other conservation groups, and private landowners to preserve the area’s natural resources and maintain public access for recreational activities. Visit www.belgradelakes.org for more information.

BRCA believes that its mission will be made sustainable by reaching a new level of community engagement, awareness, and action, including the education of children and youth who are the next generation of conservation leaders. This will be accomplished by the Education/Outreach Coordinator developing a comprehensive approach that connects BRCA’s conservation programs to practices and initiatives of the community. Another component of this position will be training service providers, teachers, volunteers, and other staff.

Education/Outreach Duties:
• Develop and implement BRCA education programs, including curriculum and program development, evaluation and strategic planning, for K-12 and post-secondary schools and the community.
• Develop effective relationships with municipal governments.
• Develop BRCA's role as a regional leader in watershed education, consistent with BRCA’s strategic plan, with an eye on strategies to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to achieve goals and to reach new audiences.
• Coordinate K-12, post-secondary and community use of the Maine Lakes Resource Center, and public programming, and work with the leadership team to increase the use of BRCA properties and all of its facilities by diverse groups.
• Collaborate with other organizations to strengthen education programs, identify best practices, and create new curricula that meet or exceed national and statewide standards including “Common Core” or “Next Generation Science Standards”, and support regional school-district curriculum requirements in an easily implementable fashion that requires little or no additional training for teachers.
• Participate in relevant regional and national education meetings and organizations to share ideas and identify opportunities to enhance the BRCA mission.
• Partner with the President, Executive Director, Board and major supporters to build revenues for education programming and participate in BRCA fundraising activities including seeking out opportunities that can provide resources to schools or helping schools acquire resources to carry out these programs.

Administrative Duties:
• Coordinate and oversee education budgets, performance reviews and the development of annual departmental goals and objectives.
• Track and report success stories in educational programming for all constituents by working in conjunction with the Education Committee and staff.

Qualifications
• B.S./B.A. degree with a minimum of two years of experience in education, natural sciences and/or conservation.
• A passion for education, teaching and BRCA’s mission.
• A proven track record for developing and implementing effective science-based programs in formal and/or non-formal settings.
• Strong background in curriculum development, including an understanding of how to create developmentally appropriate programming and curriculum for K-12 learners and adults.
• Experience in conveying research through age-appropriate learning, along with experience using appropriate technology, scientific practices and lab/field techniques to advance educational goals.
• An excellent collaborator, with exceptional skills in working with people from diverse backgrounds.
• Superior communication skills, including writing, presentation, and public speaking. Expertise with social media and current information technology tools is essential.
• Superior organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple and competing priorities, all while growing a successful education program.
• Successful fundraising and grant writing experience is strongly preferred. This is an entrepreneurial position that requires a can-do attitude.
• Individual must be physically able to hike, work on and in the water, and transport equipment when necessary.

To Apply:
Please submit a résumé, three references, and a one page cover letter detailing your qualifications and passion for environmental education. Deadline: December 1, 2014.

Mail application to: Educator, BRCA, P.O. Box 250, Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918
Or email to: brca@belgradelakes.org, subject: educator