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

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Director of Easement Stewardship

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Director of Easement Stewardship. The Director of Easement Stewardship will be based out of the Forest Society’s office in Concord, NH.

Position Summary: The Director of Easement Stewardship is responsible for ensuring that the Forest Society fulfills its perpetual stewardship responsibilities for all conservation easements and deed restrictions. This position includes administering the program, supervising easement stewards, and monitoring easements. The position works directly with private owners of easement protected lands and other Forest Society staff to ensure compliance with easement terms, cultivation of supportive cooperative relationship with land owners, and resolution of potential compliance issues.

A copy of the full job description is either attached or available at www.forestsociety.org

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a non-profit, membership supported organization with a mission of conserving land and other natural resources. It accomplishes this through the creation of permanent conservation areas and the promotion of responsible use of renewable natural resources. Founded in 1901, the Society is the state’s oldest and largest land conservation organization. Currently, we hold 170 permanent reservations and 670 conservation easements, protecting a total of about 195,000 acres across New Hampshire.

To apply email a resume and cover letter by May 23, 2014 to: Brian Hotz, Vice President for Land Conservation, (bhotz@forestsociety.org). The Forest Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Lakes Region Conservation Trust

Administrative and Communications Coordinator

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Administrative and Communications Coordinator. LRCT is a non-profit land trust with a mission of the permanent conservation, stewardship, and respectful use of lands that define the character of the 30-town Lakes Region of central New Hampshire. In pursuit of its mission, LRCT works to acquire title to, or conservation easements on, properties with significant conservation value and stewards these lands to ensure their protection in perpetuity. Since its founding in 1979, LRCT has completed more than 125 conservation transactions, conserving over 23,000 acres of land (over 17,000 acres owned; nearly 6,000 acres subject to conservation easements). LRCT is actively engaged in conserving additional lands throughout the region, and the organization operates an ambitious stewardship program for its conserved lands, involving the services of numerous volunteers. For more information, visit www.lrct.org.

Position Summary
The Administrative and Communications Coordinator is a new position that will be an integral member of LRCT’s staff team. The Administrative and Communications Coordinator will have primary responsibility for organizing and coordinating a number of LRCT’s outreach and educational activities, will play an important role in interacting with LRCT supporters and members of the community who contact the organization, visit the office, or attend LRCT events, and will provide administrative support that is essential to office operations and to the work of other members of the staff.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties
• Coordinate LRCT’s popular volunteer-led guided excursion program and other LRCT educational programs, including organizing volunteers, managing participant sign-ups, creating regular e-blasts, drafting press releases, communicating with participants and guides, and promoting the programs.
• Assist in coordinating other LRCT volunteer programs, including land stewardship and monitoring activities, office volunteering, and special events volunteering.
• Assist in the planning and organization of volunteer recognition and fundraising events.
• Assist in increasing LRCT’s visibility through such means as events, volunteer programs, and partnerships with other organizations.
• Develop and maintain LRCT’s social media presence.
• Update LRCT’s website.
• Assist other staff members in the development and production of external communications materials, including newsletters, press releases, and fundraising materials.
• Answer the telephone and return telephone inquiries and email inquiries as appropriate.
• Greet and assist members of the public when they visit the office to purchase maps or to ask questions.
• Process orders for LRCT merchandise, and coordinate the distribution of LRCT merchandise through volunteers and to retail outlets.
• Travel daily to local post office for mail pick-up and delivery; travel daily to local bank for deposits.
• Provide administrative support for other staff members (President, Land and Stewardship Director, and Operations Director), in particular in connection with preparation of bi-annual appeals for operating funds and periodic capital campaigns for land conservation projects.
Qualifications and Skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
• Ability to lead and manage volunteers and to collaborate well with staff and board members.
• Familiarity with general computer technology, including Microsoft Word and Excel and database systems.
• Experience in use of social media and Wordpress website platform.
• Availability to work occasional weekend and evening hours.
• Access to vehicle and valid driver’s license for work-related travel within the Lakes Region.
• At least two years of work experience.
• College degree in a relevant field (e.g., communications, marketing, community organizing, environmental science or management) or comparable relevant work experience.
• Work or volunteer experience with a conservation or other nonprofit organization and/or general knowledge of environmental, land use, or land conservation issues is desirable but not required.
• Experience working with community groups and volunteers is desirable but not required.
• Enthusiasm for and commitment to LRCT’s land conservation mission.

Salary and Benefits
The salary and benefits for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Other Information
LRCT’s headquarters is located in Center Harbor, New Hampshire. The position is full-time and will entail occasional travel to LRCT properties and to event locations.

To Apply
The position is open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (not exceeding 1,000 words), and three professional references by mail to Don Berry, President, Lakes Region Conservation Trust, PO Box 766, Center Harbor, NH 03226 or by email to dberry@lrct.org by April 30, 2014 (postmark or email date). Questions will be accepted by email

Maine Island Trail Association

Development Director

The Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) is a 3,700-member organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the wild islands of coastal Maine. Through more than twenty-five years of community building, stewardship, & education, the organization has developed a model of sustainable recreation and created America’s first recreational water trail. Our statewide programs are run through an office on the waterfront in Portland, ME and are described at www.MITA.org. Join a fun, cutting-edge team in supporting a fabulous mission!

Primary Responsibility: Provide strategic leadership for all of MITA’s development efforts. Establish, implement, and evaluate comprehensive development plan. Position staffs the Development Committee and works closely with Trustees & Executive Director. Works in coordination with Membership operations. Supported by a part time administrator.

Specific duties:
• Develop and implement a comprehensive annual development program
• Develop and manage donor cultivation system
• Manage MITA’s loyalty and giving societies
• Oversee grants
• Organize and oversee occasional small events
• Track, analyze, and report on activities for all fundraising efforts
• Increase MITA’s endowment

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years nonprofit fundraising experience.
• Demonstrated success with annual giving & major gift programs, corporate & foundation support, and planned giving.
• Knowledge of and strong interest in MITA’s mission & values.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written & oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated abilities in managing projects and leading small teams and committees.
• Advanced competency with MS Word/Excel, and shared document & calendar suites (Google).
• Proficiency maintaining, analyzing, and utilizing constituent records using CRM software. Experience with Salesforce software a plus.

Location: Portland, ME

Hours: Full time

Compensation: Salary DOE, competitive with Maine nonprofit sector, plus a benefits package that includes vacation, health, and retirement plans.

Note: Requires occasional weekend or evening work and some lifting of up to 32 lbs. The MITA office is accessible only by climbing two flights of stairs. MITA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MITA reserves the right to perform background checks as a condition of employment.
To apply, please send resume & cover letter AS A PDF DOCUMENT to search@mita.org using “Development Director” in the subject line. You will receive an emailed receipt to acknowledge your application. As a small organization we have limited capacity to process applications, so phone calls and USPS mail submissions cannot be accepted.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the position is open until filled. All applicants will be notified when the position has been filled.

Islesboro Islands Trust

Stewardship Intern (Temporary Part-time)


Description:
Islesboro Islands Trust (IIT) is excited to announce an opportunity for those wishing to gain land conservation experience. The Stewardship Intern will work closely with IIT staff in furthering IIT's mission of land protection, environmental education, and advocacy. Through efforts such as trail building, ecological monitoring, and program support, the Stewardship Intern will gain valuable professional experience while enjoying the unique nature of Maine's island habitats.

Qualifications:
- Interest in land conservation and stewardship
- Basic knowledge of Maine's plant and animal communities
- Willingness to work outside in various weather and environmental conditions
- Basic carpentry and/or trail building skills
- Must be able to use variety of hand tools necessary for trail maintenance
- Ability to work independently
- Reliable transportation to the Lincolnville Ferry Terminal

Responsibilities:
- Assist with the monitoring and maintenance of IIT's preserve trail systems and other properties. (80%)
- Aid IIT staff with the assessment of natural communities on IIT preserves including identifying rare plants and invasive species (5%)
- Support summer programs including Island Explorations, Island Expeditions, Adult Walks/Talks as needed. (5%)
- Provide assistance with clerical work at IIT headquarters (2.5%)
- Help to maintain the IIT garden and greenhouse (2.5%)
- Other duties as assigned (5%)

Time Commitment:
6-8 weeks (June-August)/ 16-24 hours per week. IIT can work to accommodate other scheduling needs for course credit or internship requirements.

Compensation:
$150/week plus course credit when applicable. On site accommodation may be available if needed.

To Apply:
Please email resume, 2-3 references, and cover letter expressing specific academic or career interests, qualifications, as well as dates of availability during the summer in a single pdf to: Steve Miller and Ian Collins, iitinternship@gmail.com

Applicants are encouraged to apply by April 18th though applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

Nature Day Camp Leaders

About Harpswell Heritage Land Trust and Nature Day Camp
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.

Nature Day Camp is intended to give children the opportunity to explore Harpswell’s diverse natural environments, spend time outdoors and connect to nature. Camp is interactive, with an emphasis on exploration and fun.

Job description
Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) is seeking leaders for its Nature Day Camp program. Camp is held at a different Harpswell location each day. Here is a sample of the sites we visit:
• Pott’s Point Preserve, Harpswell Neck (tidepools)
• Curtis Farm Preserve, Harpswell Neck (mud flat)
• Long Reach Preserve, Great Island (forest)
• Wilson’s Pond, Orr’s Island (freshwater pond and field)
• Mitchell Field, Harpswell Neck (beach and field)
• Long Marsh, Great Island (saltmarsh)

The camp leader will be responsible for the following:
• Ensuring a physically and emotionally safe learning environment for all campers and volunteers
• Developing a schedule of developmentally-appropriate activities for campers (sample activities from past years are available)
• Developing a needs list for materials and supplies
• Leading camp each day, with the assistance of other staff and parent volunteers
• Communicating with parents and HHLT staff about issues that come up

Dates, hours and compensation
Depending on the interests and experience of applicants, we may hire the same person to run both weeks of camp, or we may hire two different leaders to run the two weeks of camp.

In 2014 there will be two weeks of camp:
• Preschool Nature Day Camp for ages 3-5, June 23-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
• Nature Day Camp for ages 6-11, August 11-15, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The camp leader will be expected to work at least 30 minutes before and after the start and end of camp each day. Additional time will be required for planning and wrap-up. Pay for the Preschool Nature Day Camp leader is $512 and pay for the Nature Day Camp leader is $592 (assuming approx. $16/hour).

Qualifications
The successful candidate will effectively demonstrate the following qualifications.
Required:
• Experience working with children
• Experience teaching about nature in the field
• Ability to work closely with volunteers in a professional manner
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Preferred:
• Current or prior connection to Harpswell

How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter by April 21 to Julia McLeod at outreach@hhltmaine.org. You are welcome to contact Julia with any questions via email or at 207-837-9613.

Casco Bay Invasive Species Network

Network Assistant

Background: The Casco Bay Invasive Species Network (CBISN) was formed in 2013 and is a regional network of conservationists, land managers, and other professionals dedicated to awareness and management of non-native invasive species in and around Casco Bay. Currently focused primarily on control of terrestrial invasive plants, CBISN helps facilitate training and communication among practitioners and others concerned with invasive species. The Network maintains an awareness of other invasive organisms, with a strong focus on education and monitoring. Learn more at www.cascobayinvasives.org.

Job Description: CBISN is seeking a Network Assistant for the 2014 field season. This Assistant will work with the Network Coordinator and will be a recognizable face associated with the organization, acting as a resource person for network members. The Network Assistant will be expected to work on this project approximately 20 hours/week for 12 weeks between June and the end of August. Will need to provide own transportation and computer.

Compensation: Stipend of $2,500, based on 250 hours at $10/hour.

Responsibilities include:
- Ongoing outreach and assessment of Network Member needs
- Reach out to potential new members, including land trusts and municipalities
- Manage logistics of Summer event series
- Monitor and respond to questions posted on CBISN list serve
- Maintain active communications with CBISN network members using a variety of tools including email, MailChimp, the CBISN website and Facebook
- Further develop the CBISN website and online resource sharing capabilities
- Contribute to development of 2015 draft work plan
- Support CBISN Steering Committee as needed

Desired skills and experience:
- Strong organizational and communication skills
- Independent and self directed worker
- Ability to work closely with people from diverse backgrounds and foster collaboration
- Flexibility and comfort with multiple tasks
- Experience working with established Networks
- Experience with non-profits and/or land trusts preferred
- Knowledge of native and invasive plants

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter that conveys interest and relevant qualifications to cascobayinvasivespecies@gmail.com by April 15, 2014.

CBISN reserves the right to conduct background checks as a condition for employment.

The Casco Bay Invasive Species Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Friends of Acadia

Conservation Projects Manager

Friends of Acadia seeks a motivated and dynamic individual to join our staff as a full-time Conservation Projects Manager. This is a new position, created to work closely with Acadia National Park staff, partners in the surrounding communities, and FOA volunteers and members to develop and implement projects involving youth education and involvement in the park; trails and carriage roads; and community conservation and outreach. This position will report to FOA’s Conservation Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Oversee programmatic direction and staffing for FOA of existing programs involving youth and education undertaken in partnership with Acadia National Park, such as the Acadia Youth Technology Team; the FOA Ridge Runners and Recreation Technicians; the Acadia Youth Conservation Corps; and the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program.

2. Lead implementation of FOA’s work to support Acadia’s trails and carriage roads, including hiring and managing seasonal field crew leaders and serving as staff to volunteer committees; working with park leadership on strategizing and prioritizing new and existing trail projects for FOA funding and involvement; organizing community events such as National Trails Day and Take Pride in Acadia Day.

3. Research and develop new FOA initiatives that may include scholarships for school group travel or ranger programs at Acadia; Summit Stewards at popular destinations like Cadillac Mountain; expanded residential program opportunities at the Schoodic Education and Research Center and elsewhere in Acadia; and development of outdoor classrooms and curriculum linking local schools with Acadia.

4. Provide support and assistance to the FOA Conservation Director on community partnerships and programmatic priorities, including: resource protection initiatives, such as invasive species management, watershed restoration, and night sky protection; transportation initiatives, such as the Island Explorer bus system or car-free opportunities for enjoying Acadia; planning for the celebration of Acadia National Park’s Centennial in 2016.

5. Build, cultivate, and strengthen FOA’s brand, reputation and relationships throughout the community and within the Park Service by being a trusted representative of the organization in public forums, partner meetings, and personal interactions of all kinds.

6. Coordinate with FOA’s fundraising, communications, and advocacy departments to effectively spread the word and help garner interest and support for the organization’s programmatic priorities. This could involve working with the media or assisting with grant writing or reporting.

The above responsibilities will require strong organizational and interpersonal skills to manage diverse interests and problem-solve around complex issues regarding the enjoyment and protection of Acadia. A strong candidate should possess:

- A passion for national parks and Acadia;
- Outstanding communication skills;
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
- Several years of direct work experience in a related field, ideally conservation, education or non-profit related;
- Experience developing and managing budgets and meeting deadlines;
- Sense of humor.

The Conservation Projects Manager is a salaried, year-round position with the need for occasional weekend and evening work. FOA offers a competitive compensation package, values diversity in the workplace, and does not discriminate in any way in its hiring decisions.

If you are interested in being considered for the Friends of Acadia Conservation Projects Manager position, please send a cover letter and resume by April 15, 2014 to:

Search Committee – Conservation Projects Manager
Friends of Acadia
P.O. Box 45
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Electronic applications are encouraged; please email the above written materials in PDF format to info@friendsofacadia.org and note Conservation Project Manager Search Committee in your subject line.

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

Seasonal Volunteer and Stewardship Coordinator

About Harpswell Heritage Land Trust:
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.

Job Description:
The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) is hiring a seasonal Volunteer and Stewardship Coordinator to assist with a diverse set of tasks relating to volunteer coordination, land stewardship, and education. This position will involve both field and office work. Projects include the following:
• Coordinate public programs and events
• Assist with Nature Day Camp
• Coordinate and participate in volunteer work days
• Create a plan for signs, brochure boxes, and other trailhead materials
• Assist with fundraising initiatives
• Write, design, and edit communications materials.

This is an entry level position that will provide experience in many aspects of nonprofit work. On-the-job training will be provided.

Dates, Hours and Compensation:
The Volunteer and Stewardship Coordinator will work approximately 30 hours a week for 10-11 weeks between June and August. Exact start and end dates are flexible. Some weekend hours are required. Some local travel is required, and will be reimbursed. Pay is $11/hour.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will effectively demonstrate the following qualifications.
Required:
• Ability to work closely with volunteers in a professional manner
• Positive work ethic
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Willingness to perform moderately strenuous manual labor
• The ability to motivate others
• Valid Driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Preferred:
• Trail building experience and knowledge.
• Experience in one or more of the following: writing, editing, photography, graphic design, video
• Experience teaching children and/or adults
• Prior connection to Harpswell

How to Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter by April 14 to Julia McLeod at outreach@hhltmaine.org. You are welcome to contact Julia with any questions via email or at 207-837-9613.

Maine Audubon

Executive Director

General expectations:

The Executive Director of Maine Audubon provides inspirational leadership on key conservation research and policy issues, environmentally-oriented education programs and events, and associated communication mediums, increasing impact in each area by engaging and collaborating with others. Demonstrated experience in the environmental field and strong fund-raising, communication, management, and financial skills are required.

Qualifications:
◾Strong environmental ethic and love of Maine’s outdoors.
◾Degree in Environmental Policy or Science or similar experience preferred.
◾Skilled in communicating about environmental issues across a broad range of mediums. Should have a track record for public speaking, blogging, and writing about conservation related issues.
◾Strong organizational/administrative skills – including operations and program experience.
◾Commitment to strong financial management.
◾Demonstrated fundraising ability; leadership experience in a major capital campaign is desired.
◾An experienced manager who inspires people to bring Maine Audubon to the next level
◾Successful management of strategic relationships at all levels (Board, national, state, chapter and staff).
◾Ability to:
◾Articulate the vision of Maine Audubon and to lead, support and inspire the organization’s stakeholders.
- Make decisions, delegate responsibilities and supervise senior staff.
- Manage change in the organization and keep it relevant and vibrant.
- Think creatively, strategically and practically.
- Bring people together on complex environmental issues as a skillful facilitator.
- Grow unrestricted and restricted revenues and major donor base.
- Oversee and maintain a balanced budget.

Letter of application and resume should be sent to maineaudubonsearch@gmail.com

Five Rivers Conservation Trust

Executive Director

Five Rivers Conservation Trust is a land trust in Concord, New Hampshire dedicated to the conservation and protection of important open space in sixteen towns in five New Hampshire watersheds. Five Rivers currently has easements on or ownership of 61 properties totaling more than 3,800 acres. In the last five of its twenty-five year history, Five Rivers has experienced a 74% growth in properties protected and anticipates further consistent expansion.

Location: Five Rivers Conservation Trust, 31 Warren Street, Concord NH 03301

Employee Type: Full Time, Exempt

This position reports to: Chair of the Board of Trustees

General Position Description: The Executive Director represents Five Rivers throughout the community. The Executive Director works with the Board of Trustees and its Committees in developing and implementing goals for organizational development, fundraising, membership cultivation, communication and land conservation. Additional responsibilities are to ensure the efficient operation of the organization, including but not limited to administration of all grants, budgets, donor database, conservation land records and volunteer programs. The Executive Director inspires and leads staff and volunteers, advises and informs the Board of Trustees, and champions the organization’s mission, vision, and community presence.

Key Responsibilities Include:
• Serve as spokesperson for Five Rivers and promote its mission, programs, and values.
• Establish and build strong cooperative partnerships with community groups, funding donors, easement donors, volunteers, municipal officials, and the press.
• Build strong relationships with the Board of Trustees. Stay current with developments in the land trust community and communicate with the Board on new land conservation developments, programs, and funding.
• Lead and direct staff and volunteers to accomplish the goals of Five Rivers.
• Spearhead fundraising efforts, including guiding staff, the Board of Trustees, and volunteers to embrace and support the Five Rivers Development Plan. Ensure adequate funds from diverse, ongoing revenue streams to sustain and further the mission and programs of Five Rivers.
• Identify and initiate land conservation projects in collaboration with the Land Protection and Stewardship Committee.
• Seek out and pursue funding for land conservation projects in collaboration with the Land Protection and Stewardship Committee.
• Contribute to various written communications, including contributing to periodic newsletters (both hard copy and electronic) and press releases.
• Assist in the implementation and periodic assessment of Five Rivers’ strategic plan including goals, objectives, and timelines.
• Prepare the annual budget with input from Committees and effectively manage resources within budget guidelines.
• Work with the Board of Trustees to ensure Five Rivers is compliant with relevant nonprofit regulations and Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices, and is transparent and accurate in all its records and documents.
• Guide the organization successfully through the process of Land Trust Accreditation.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required Include:
• Dedication and commitment to the Five Rivers mission and values for land conservation, stewardship, and public awareness engagement activities.
• A working knowledge of land conservation tools and procedures adequate to communicate with potential conservation easement donors, funders, and collaborators.
• Outstanding leadership, networking, and motivational skills.
• Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including public speaking. Strong knowledge of social media.
• Minimum five years of experience in nonprofit management at a leadership level.
• Broad experience in planning, budgeting, organization administrative and financial management, and working with an active, engaged board of trustees.
• Extensive and demonstrated successful experience in fundraising including planning, prospect development, donor stewardship, and grants.
• Demonstrated ability to build donor and community relationships.
• Knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and financial procedures.

Educational Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Graduate degree preferred

Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office environment (70%) and out-of-doors (30%). Position requires the ability to work outdoors and to navigate rough, steep terrain on foot. Use of a personal vehicle for work-related travel in the service area, a valid Driver’s License, and occasional travel out of the service area are required.

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Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and current resume to execdirposition5RCT@gmail.com. Application review begins April 7, 2014, and the announcement will remain open until the position has been filled.

Connecticut Farmland Trust

Development Director

Connecticut Farmland Trust, a 501(c)(3) non-profit statewide land trust tasked with the permanent protection of Connecticut’s working agricultural lands, seeks a mission-driven individual to head its development efforts. Working closely with the Executive Director and the Board, this person will be afforded a large degree of autonomy to help build our membership base, pursue outreach opportunities, and cultivate major gifts. Development experience, while helpful, is not a requirement. The following attributes are essential:

• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Poised, articulate, and engaging
• Writes well across a variety of media
• Inspired by and dedicated to our mission
• Comfortable engaging strangers on the telephone and in person
• Willing to travel extensively in-state
• Goal-driven

We will train the best candidate. Opportunities for professional growth will be actively sought by management and supported. Duties include at least the following:
• Orchestrate fundraising activities
• Manage donor records (familiarity with DonorPerfect is helpful but not essential)
• Research prospects; initiate and track supporter contacts; cultivate givers
• Help to organize, manage, and follow up outreach events
• Contribute to the bi-annual newsletter, our website, and other communications
• Encourage Board engagement in the work of fundraising
• Develop and pursue membership and revenue growth plans with the help of the Executive Director and Development committee
• Engage the strengths of volunteers and staff in the work of fundraising
• Successfully encourage members to increase their giving levels

Early-career professionals are encouraged to apply; commitment to the mission is the first criteria. Compensation includes competitive salary, paid medical benefits, most Federal holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, and short- and long-term disability insurance. Salary 40-55k depending on experience and qualifications.

Since 2001, Connecticut Farmland Trust has been the only statewide land trust dedicated to the protection of Connecticut’s working agricultural lands. We work with farms of all sizes in all areas of the state to prevent the permanent loss of valuable growing soil to the pressures of real estate development and urban sprawl. We have protected 28 farms totaling over 2,300 acres to date in partnerships with the State, the Federal Government, towns, land trusts, and private individuals.

Interested individuals should send their resume with cover letter to info@ctfarmland.org. Position opened until filled.

Maine Huts and Trails

Recreational Programs Manager

Maine Huts & Trails (MHT) is a young and growing outdoor recreation, non-profit organization located in the Mountains of Western Maine. We are creating a new position that will be responsible for expanded program offerings in all four seasons. Beginning in 2014, Maine Huts & Trails will begin offering non guided and guided excursions to help visitors to maximize their outdoor recreation experiences at MH&T and fully appreciate the natural assets and cultural history of the area. We envision a menu of specific itineraries including, logistically supported, well documented, self-guided offerings, volunteer or staff led trips, and fully guided adventures. We also intend to initiate a North Woods seminar series with visiting scholar/naturalists to be offered on specific nights to educate users about the region’s diverse natural and cultural history.

To develop and manage these offerings we seek a highly motivated, outgoing, and experienced outdoor recreation enthusiast who has extensively organized and led trips, planned logistics, and served guests. A background in the environmental sciences and/or outdoor education as well as certifications /experience in outdoor leadership, safety and first aid will round out the ideal candidate. We are seeking a person who is a self starter with a passion for the outdoors, and for sharing experiences and expertise with others. Required skills include the abilities to plan and manage logistics, develop and manage partnerships, promote the product, and operate within a budget.

Active outdoor activities supported by Maine Huts & Trails include: woodland walks, high alpine hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, and rafting in summer, and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and winter walking in winter.

This is a full-time, year-round position based out of the Kingfield office but will involve occasional local and statewide travel.

Please send cover letter and resume to employment@mainehuts.org

Maine Huts & Trails is an Equal Opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace.