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

Loon Echo Land Trust

Membership Manager - Part-time

Background: Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT), a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, protects, manages and monitors nearly 6,000 acres of land and 28 miles of multi-use trails in seven towns in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine for the benefit of current and future generations. LELT is currently managed by one full-time and two part-time staff and eleven volunteer directors. www.LELT.org

Summary Description: LELT seeks a part-time staff member to be responsible for the coordination and implementation of its membership program, communications, administrative and technology needs (15 to 20 hours per week).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Membership, Development and Campaigns: • Manage the donor database (Giftworks) including the entering of all gifts; • Process gifts in the accounting software (QuickBooks) and credit card systems; • Manage the membership, year-end, prospect and other direct mail giving programs; • Prepare and send reminders in advance to donors with gift pledges coming due; • Support the Development Committee by preparing gift statistics, database reports, assigning cultivation notes and calls, and attending meetings (as requested); • Assist with land campaigns by supporting the Executive Director in the development of the campaign materials, mailings and donation reports.

Communications and Technology: • Understand the mission of LELT and present it accurately and persuasively to the members and general public; • Manage the writing, staff input and submission of press releases; • Oversee the development and production of the bi-annual newsletter; • Prepare the event calendar for display at the office, kiosks, and other locations. • Oversee the development of informational and preserve brochures; • Produce and send the monthly e-mail news updates; • Oversee regular Facebook pages and posts; • Manage the website content, updates and hosting (Word Press); • Update the content of the office and travel informational displays.

Special Events: • Organize the invitations, mailings and presentation materials for annual meetings and other special events, and attend such events (as requested); • Support the coordination, communication efforts and day of activities involved in the Loon Echo Trek, the land trust’s major fundraiser (www.loonechotrek.org).

Administrative: • Answer the telephone, take messages, and process the outgoing mail; • Manage the computer backup system; • Maintain the stock of office, stationary and mailing, and bathroom supplies.

Qualifications: The Membership Manager must be a motivated team player, have excellent written and verbal communication, and be highly proficient in Microsoft programs, e-mail, internet, and donor databases.
Experience or training in letter or news writing, public relations, marketing, fundraising and office administration is highly desirable. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is recommended.

Apply: By July 20, 2015 at 5 p.m. please mail or e-mail a cover letter, resume and professional references to:
Carrie Walia Executive Director Loon Echo Land Trust 8 Depot Street, Suite 4 Bridgton ME 04009 INFO@LELT.ORG

No phone calls or personal visits please.

LELT is an equal opportunity employer.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Regional Land Steward - Mount Desert Island

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is conducting a search for a candidate who is dedicated to land conservation and is interested in connecting communities to land through outreach, volunteer coordination and building relationships with other organizations. Based out of our MDI office, the successful candidate will also be the steward of lands owned and managed by MCHT and of conservation easement properties in the coastal region from the Blue Hill Peninsula to Stonington – which includes monitoring properties via land and sea; planning and implementing annual work plans (maintaining trails & boundaries; managing invasive species, conducting natural resource inventories, developing maps, posting signs, etc.); developing programming with partners where appropriate; compiling accurate written and photographic records regarding the condition of the properties; property monitoring; participating in conservation planning; as well as serving as a resource to landowners, local governments and local land trusts. This is a regular, full-time, year-round benefit eligible position.

Skills and Experience Sought Include:

MCHT staff work as a team on many projects and challenges. The Regional Steward must be comfortable and effective working in a group as well as independently.

 Excellent boat handling skills for small and medium sized craft, navigation experience and basic boat mechanics.
 Familiarity with the region and its communities, on land and on water.
 Excellent field skills including working with map and compass, GPS systems, handling and maintaining tools and equipment (including chain saws), reading terrain, identifying and understanding natural resource sensitivities and constraints.
 Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills.
 Working knowledge of Maine geography, culture, flora and fauna.
 Invasive species management experience, and preferably a pesticides applicator license.
 Several years of direct work experience, preferably in a natural resource field.
 Proficiency in word processing, e-mail and direct experience working with databases
 Proven ability to prepare correspondence and reports with high professional standards
 Proven ability to carry out responsibilities with excellent organization and great attention to detail
 Ability to work with discretion and handle sensitive and confidential information
 Willingness to organize and participate in community events.
 Ability to occasionally travel for meetings and organizational events, at times working long days or staying overnight.
 Proven ability to manage a workload with multiple, often competing, priorities.
 Demonstrated ability to work within established priorities, deadlines and budgets.
 Basic carpentry skills (for sign building, shed construction, etc.)
 An understanding of land trusts and land conservation is not required prior to starting, but will be an important fundamental concept to fully develop and embrace

Maine Coast Heritage Trust is a non-profit organization that conserves and stewards Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, ecological values, outdoor recreation opportunities and contribution to community well-being. MCHT provides statewide conservation leadership through its work with land trusts, coastal communities and other partners.

Qualified applicants only: Please send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume by July 19, 2015, to:

Email with subject header “HR/Steward” to: search@mcht.org

Or via post to:
MCHT
HR/Steward
One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201
Topsham, ME 04086

We are an equal opportunity employer

Moose Mountain Regional Greenways

Executive Director

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways is seeking an experienced professional to help lead us into the next stage of our growth and development as a land trust. We are looking for an Executive Director who can build on the success of our first 15 years to fulfill our potential for conservation and environmental education within a seven-town region in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. This is an opportunity to lead and be the public face of an organization positioned to protect significant land and natural resources in an area of our state that faces ongoing development pressure. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate land conservation, development, and non-profit management skills and experience, along with a strong passion and commitment to conservation mission. A full job description can be found at http://www.mmrg.info/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/MMRG-Executive-Director-DescriptionRev2.1.pdf.

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways offers a salary in the mid-50s for this full-time position. The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected; the first round of resumes will be reviewed on July 15, 2015.

Please send a cover letter and resume to the Search Committee at MMRGSearch@gmail.com, or by mail at Search Committee, c/o Board Chair, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, PO Box 191, Union, NH 03887. No phone calls, please.

Androscoggin Land Trust

Executive Director - Full or Part-Time

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

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

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

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

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


Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Associate - Part-time

If you are a skilled GIS professional with demonstrated experience with ERSI’s ArcMap 10.x software (including the Spatial Analyst Extension) who is interested in working with a team dedicated to land conservation in the State of Maine, we would like to hear from you. This is a three day per week position located at the Topsham office.

The ideal candidate will also be skilled in:
▪ creating models and/or python scripts ▪ converting CAD files to shapefile nad kmz/kml formats ▪ geomapping address data ▪ Adobe Illustrator/or similar graphic program ▪ conducting research, collecting and managing data, and preparing reports ▪ Using large format plotters.

In addition, we require:
▪ a bachelor’s degree in related field with one to three years of related experience in GIS ▪ ability to work both independently and as part of a team ▪ ability to work with all departments to produce high quality maps ▪ strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail ▪ ability to effectively operate Adobe, Google Earth, Terrain Professional, ESRI’s ArcGIS software and Microsoft Office

Maine Coast Heritage Trust is a non-profit organization that conserves and stewards Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, ecological values, outdoor recreation opportunities and contribution to community well-being. MCHT provides statewide conservation leadership through its work with land
trusts, coastal communities and other partners.

Qualified Candidates please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements by July 6, 2015 to:

Email: search@mcht.org

Or Mail:

MCHT
Attn: HR/GIS Search
1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201
Topsham, ME 04086

We are an equal opportunity employer

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Office Administrator

We are conducting a search for a friendly, organized, and technically savvy office administrator who is interested in working with a team dedicated to land conservation in the State of Maine. This front office position welcomes people to our Topsham office and provides general administrative support inclusive of meeting/event planning support and logistics. Hours are from 8:30 to 5:00 with a ½ hour unpaid break Monday through Friday. This is a full-time benefit eligible position that reports to the Director of Finance. Pay range is $15/hr to $18/hr.

Qualified candidates will have the following experience/skills:
▪ coordinating meetings ▪ greeting visitors, answering multi-line phone and directing callers/visitors to appropriate staff ▪ Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat (Microsoft Lync a plus) ▪ strong organizational skills with attention to detail ▪ updating and managing hard copy and electronic files ▪ compiling information for presentations ▪ coordinating meeting/event logistics ▪ processing incoming/outgoing mail ▪ monitoring and maintaining office equipment ▪ calendar management

In addition, we require:
A minimum five years office administration experience with strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as experience in event planning.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust is a non-profit organization that conserves and stewards Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, ecological values, outdoor recreation opportunities and contribution to community well-being. MCHT provides statewide conservation leadership through its work with land trusts, coastal communities and other partners.

Qualified candidates only please send resume and cover letter by July 5, 2015 to:

Email with Subject Header “HR/Office Admin Search” to: search@mcht.org

Or Mail:
MCHT
Attn: HR/Office Admin Search
1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201
Topsham, ME 04086

We are an equal opportunity employer

Coastal Mountains Land Trust

Stewardship Project Manager

Posted: June 16th, 2015
Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

Coastal Mountains Land Trust is a non-profit land conservation organization based in Camden, Maine that is dedicated to permanently preserving land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay region. Since 1986, we have conserved more than 9,700 acres of land. Currently, we own and manage 26 Preserves containing 76 tracts and hold and steward 56 conservation easements in the 15-town region we serve.

This position will be complementing four additional full-time staff positions including an Executive Director, a Development Director, an additional Stewardship Project Manager, and Membership & Outreach Coordinator. Our organization is dedicated to the highest quality work, and operates as a learning organization with a work culture based on consensus and teamwork.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust seeks a qualified and motivated individual to manage our conservation easement program; oversee the management of select Land Trust Preserves; implement a broad range of stewardship projects; monitor preserves and conservation easements; maintain stewardship records; use of GPS and GIS for resource management and cartographic purposes; and recruit and manage volunteers. Additionally, the position will also assist with land conservation, outreach and project-related fundraising activities in support of the organization’s mission. This position reports to the Executive Director; and works closely with other staff, interns, and volunteers.

1. Manage the Land Trust’s conservation easement stewardship program including:
a. ongoing outreach and communication with private landowners;
b. annual monitoring of all conservation easements;
c. training and oversight of volunteers to assist with easement monitoring;
d. overseeing review and approval of landowner requests to exercise reserved rights;
negotiation and management of any and all necessary conservation easement enforcement procedures;
e. participation, through involvement with the Land Acquisitions Committee, in the drafting, review, and creation of necessary baseline documentation for all new conservation easements.

2. Oversee and manage Land Trust Preserves. This position will:
a. direct the development of ecological inventories and management plans for Preserves;
b. develop and manage baseline documentation and all management related documents for each Preserve;
c. implement stewardship projects such as public access infrastructure development, habitat maintenance or enhancement and removal of invasive exotic species;
d. conduct regular monitoring of Preserves and their trail systems, parking lots, and property boundaries;
e. work to engage the community in care and monitoring of individual Preserves.

3. Participate in the management and coordination of our stewardship committee, which reviews all matter related to the ongoing management of our conservation land holdings.

4. Assist with the ongoing fulfillment of stewardship practices and procedures, including maintenance of a detailed stewardship record-keeping system, necessary to maintain the Land Trust’s National Accreditation through the Land Trust Alliance.

5. Utilize the global positioning system (GPS) and geographic information system (GIS) to aid in the stewardship of resources and uses of preserves and conservation easements and to prepare maps and spatial analyses for internal and external communications.

6. Foster and manage ongoing partnerships with other community organizations and groups to engage our community in the Land Trust’s stewardship programs.

7. Assist with the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers involved with the stewardship program.

8. Participate actively in the Land Trust’s community engagement efforts by responding to public inquiries and coordinating events and programs relevant to our stewardship program.

9. Maintain the office building property, including mowing, parking lot maintenance, sign maintenance, and other such tasks.

10. Other Duties: perform other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Every effort has been made to make this description of duties complete. However, it neither states nor implies that these are the only duties required of the position. The omission of other tasks does not exclude them from the duties of the position if the work required is similar, related, or necessary for fulfilling the position.

Desired Qualification and Attributes of the Stewardship Project Manager
• Working knowledge of the issues important to the mission of the Land Trust
• Minimum of 2 years of professional experience with a relevant organization or business.
• Experience overseeing land management activities including supervision of field staff and/or private contractors.
• Understanding of the process of negotiating and completing land acquisition transactions.
• Experience using GPS and GIS hardware and software, including ESRI’s ArcGIS
• Ability to use and maintain hand and power tools and equipment, including basic carpentry skills
• Physically able and willing to traverse difficult terrain during inspection of conservation properties
• Ability to work independently
• Well-organized work style and capability to conduct multiple tasks concurrently
• Experience with computer software, including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
• Valid vehicle driver's license, personal vehicle with proof of insurance, and ability and willingness to travel to preserves and conservation easements
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or experience commensurate with the needs of the position
• Articulate in public and possessing a pleasant personality featuring tact, patience, diplomacy, flexibility, and helpfulness
• Possesses rigorous standards of discretion and confidentiality.

Benefits of the Position:
• This is a full-time position with potential to lead the growth of Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Stewardship Program.
• Salary commensurate with experience. Annual salary increases are based on performance and as annual budgets permit.
• Competitive benefits package, including paid vacation, retirement plan, and health insurance.
• Training and career development opportunities available as annual budgets permit.
• Being part of a highly successful and dynamic conservation organization.
• Living in one of the 15 towns we serve – a series of highly scenic coastal communities with access to excellent outdoor, recreational, arts and entertainment opportunities.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer and provides a smoke-free, drug-free work place.

How to Apply:
Please email a single PDF document that includes a letter of interest (not to exceed one page), current resume and three references by July 15th, 2015 to: stewardship@coastalmountains.org. Please be sure to put “Your full name/Stewardship Project Manager Recruitment” in the subject line.

Candidates will be notified regarding the status of their applications.

Portland Trails

Advancement Manager

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

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

Great Works Regional Land Trust

Development Director

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

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

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

Environmental Educator

The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s mission is to preserve and protect Harpswell’s natural environment, wildlife, open spaces, islands, shoreline and cultural heritage for the benefit of current and future generations through conservation, stewardship, education, and landowner assistance. Learn more at www.hhltmaine.org.

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust offers hands-on, place-based science programming for local schools. These programs align with the Next Generation Science Standards. Most of the lessons are taught outdoors and take advantage of public access land that abuts the school, as well as numerous interesting natural areas in Harpswell. For more details, visit http://hhltmaine.org/events-programs/environmental-education-for-schools/.

HHLT also offers a free before or after school program at Harpswell Community School called Explore Nature. This free program includes games, hands-on exploration, science study and nature-inspired art. Typically HHLT offers the program once a week for six weeks, including three weeks for grades K-2 and three weeks for grades 3-5. For more details, visit: http://hhltmaine.org/events-programs/explore-nature-school-program/.

JOB DESCRIPTION
HHLT is seeking a seasonal environmental educator to lead programs at Harpswell Community School during the fall of 2015, when HHLT’s Outreach Coordinator is on maternity leave.

The environmental educator will be responsible for the following:
• Contacting teachers at Harpswell Community School (HCS) to schedule programs
• Planning and implementing programs during the school day that align with teachers’ goals and learning standards
• Writing up all lesson plans and filing them for future use
• Sending an online evaluation form to all teachers whose classrooms participate in programs
• Planning, publicizing, managing registration for and implementing the six-week Explore Nature program
• Recruiting volunteer assistance when necessary
• Gathering needed materials and supplies (expenses will be reimbursed)
• Ensuring a physically and emotionally safe learning environment for all students and volunteers

Dates, hours and compensation:
The environmental educator is a contract position. The number of hours depends on the number of programs requested by teachers. The educator will be paid $16 per hour for no more than 120 hours between August 15 and December 31. Planning time is paid.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will effectively demonstrate the following qualifications.
Required:
• Experience teaching children, preferably science or environmental education
• Dependable and resourceful
• Able to work independently
• General knowledge of the natural history of Harpswell

How to apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter by July 1 to Julia McLeod at outreach@hhltmaine.org. You are welcome to contact Julia with questions via email or at 207-837-9613.


Downeast Coastal Conservancy

Land Steward

Downeast Coastal Conservancy is seeking a Land Steward to care for all of its preserves and conservation easements. The Land Steward is responsible for annual monitoring, or coordinating with volunteers to monitor, 39 conservation easements, including completing reports and communicating with landowners. The position is also responsible, under the direction of the Executive Director, for all aspects of our fee lands management, including trail maintenance, boundary marking, coordination of contractors for plowing, mowing or property improvement on our 36 preserves. Volunteer recruitment, management and supervision is an important component of this position as well. Finally, with a small staff of 3, it is important that the Land Steward be an enthusiastic team player with a can-do attitude.

For more information, see the job description at www.downeastcoastalconservancy.org/jobs, call our office at 207-255-4500 or email info@downeastcoastalconservancy.org.

The Nature Conservancy in Maine

Development Assistant

The Development Assistant is responsible for processing donations and in-kind gifts for the Maine chapter, which includes drafting and sending acknowledgment letters and pledge reminders and preparing internal forms and documentation. S/He is responsible for updating electronic donor records in the Conservancy’s fundraising database and will extract and analyze fundraising progress reports for development staff. The Development Assistant works with colleagues across the organization to ensure gifts and pledges are accurately recorded and promptly acknowledged, as well as facilitates the pledge fulfillment process. S/He assists in providing office-wide administrative support and phone coverage, as needed, and will frequently interact with staff throughout the program, and with vendors and staff in other Conservancy offices.

This is a full-time positions based in the Brunswick, Maine office. The start date is July 1, 2015.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
• Responsible for processing contributions, acknowledgements/pledge reminders, managing/filing gift documentation;
• Oversees coding of all gifts, pledges, and non-marketing financial transactions generated by the Chapter to ensure compliance with donor intent and FASB rules;
• Creates and maintains financial management and project reports for Director of Development, including dollars received for the fiscal year and dollars raised against campaign fundraising goals;
• Tracks matching gifts, pledges, and open grants to ensure accuracy and proper grant disbursement;
• Responsible for producing donor correspondence, such as renewal letters, acknowledgements and pledge reminders;
• Works with Finance Manager and the Development Systems Specialist to ensure an internal audit with no findings for development;
• Provides administrative support to Director of Development and other fundraising staff by updating donor records and other data entry needs, editing and distributing workplans, and filing expense reports;
• Assist in the coordination of mailings such as fundraising appeals, stewardship reports, and event invitations
• Assist with other departmental projects as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree and minimum 1 year experience or equivalent combination.
• Experience working in MS Office, Word, Excel, and Databases.
• Project management skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required. Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
• Experience working with and communicating with a wide range of people.
• Excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation in written communication required.
• Basic understanding of accounting processes.

To apply, visit www.nature.org/careers. Job ID# is 43093.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

Georges River Land Trust

Executive Director

Georges River Land Trust is looking for an experienced professional who has demonstrated the ability to collaboratively and cooperatively create and execute a bold vision. Our current Executive Director is retiring, leaving an engaged and committed Board of Directors, an effective and cohesive professional staff, and an organization that, just last year, completed the process of receiving full accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. This is an opportunity to lead and to be the public face and voice of an organization poised to creatively move forward.
Please visit www.georgesriver.org/employment for a full position announcement and description.

We are seeking an Executive Director who can build on the success, momentum, and trust created over our 27-year history – someone who will lead us to greater conservation levels by expanding public involvement through partnerships and creative thinking, to continue to link the work of the land trust to quality of life for this generation and those to come.

Georges River Land Trust offers a competitive salary and benefits for this full time position. The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected; yet the first round of resumes will be reviewed on July 1, 2015. Please send a cover letter and resume (not to exceed two pages) via email to Jim Robbins, Board President, at info@grlt.org.

Mahoosuc Land Trust

Associate Executive Director

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mahoosuc Land Trust is an EEO employer.