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Listed below are current positions available at land trusts and associated entities.
Islesboro Islands Trust
Outdoor Skills and Kayak Trips Co-Counselor / Environmental Educator
Islesboro Islands Trust seeks an experienced paddling and outdoor learning counselor for its Island Expeditions and Outdoor Adventure programs this summer.
The kayak programs consist of three 2-day, 1-night camping trips on Penobscot Bay and three half-day training sessions for participants. Each trip will consist of up to six young people ages 12-16 and two adult leaders. You will be working with an experienced co-counselor to plan, coordinate and help guide the trips themselves.
The Outdoor Adventures are two 4-hour day programs for children ages 8 to 12. Activities include kayaking, canoeing, orienteering and related outdoor skills.
We seek a friendly, responsible individual that has experience working with teenagers and pre-teens, some overnight trip leading experience, good paddling skills, and a working knowledge of the Maine outdoors. Good judgment and strong leadership skills are essential. Current first aid and CPR certifications required. Advanced medical training (WFA, WFR, EMT, WEMT) and/or a Maine Guide’s license for sea kayaking would be a plus. The schedule for this summer is as follows: Trip #1 is a paddling trip and runs July 11 – July 12, with a training day on July 8. Trip # 2 is a hiking trip (no paddling), and runs July 25 – 26 with a training day on July 22. Trip # 3 is a paddling trip, and runs August 15-16 with a training day on August 12.
The Outdoor Adventure sessions are scheduled for July 18 and August 1. One additional day of equipment inspections and related preparations prior to July 8 is also necessary.
The stipend is $125 per day (a total of 12 days = $1,500). To apply, please send a resume, letter of interest, and three references to Steve Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association
Invasive Plant Coordinator
Founded in 1966, the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association (DLWA) is committed to enhancing the quality of life in and around Damariscotta Lake, assuring enjoyment for all of its natural and human residents. Since the first documented sighting of hydrilla in the watershed in 2010, DLWA has become the leader in invasive plant control by recruiting over 175 volunteers and creating extensive programs to prevent the spread of this plant. DLWA is based in Jefferson, Maine.
The Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to assist in planning, supporting and training volunteers to protect Damariscotta Lake from invasive plant species and assist with monitoring water quality. The Coordinator is responsible for assuring that a third of Lake is monitored for invasive plants, that boat launches are fully staffed during key time periods and coordinating with DEP to remove infestations.
• Recruit volunteers to participate in courtesy boat inspections, invasive patrolling and water quality monitoring.
• Schedule trainings with collaborating organizations.
• Schedule courtesy boat inspections and participate in inspections at the boat launches.
• Produce, distribute and collect paperwork and monitoring equipment needed for volunteers, update database, and submit results to grantors and others.
• Communicate frequently with volunteers and coordinators about the status of the program and document infestations.
• Collaborate with the Maine DEP to control hydrilla population in Davis Stream.
• Assist with water sampling as needed.
• Publicizing program through press releases, web updates and monthly e-newsletters
• Prior experience recruiting and supervising volunteers.
• Background in aquatic invasive plants and water quality a plus.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Experience with Access, data entry, website updating, etc.
• Boating experience and strong swimmer.
• Excellent communication skills
Application Process: Send resume, cover letter and 3 references to email@example.com or mail to PO Box 3 Jefferson, ME 04348. Deadline: May 2, 2013.
Woodie Wheaton Land Trust
The Woodie Wheaton Land Trust of Forest City, Maine seeks the part-time services of a Development Director. The organization’s geographic base is the Chiputneticook Lakes region of eastern Maine and western New Brunswick where it also conducts environmental education through its Land Trust Center located on the village square.
The successful candidate will assist staff and Board members with fundraising, membership, communication, marketing, and outreach. Working environment will include the unspoiled natural landscape of Eastern Maine and office facilities at the Land Trust Center. Lodging options available on-site.
Requirements include a passion for conservation, excellent written and oral communication, and knowledge in marketing and public relations. The candidate must be performance oriented while working independently of direct oversight. This is an ideal opportunity for a semi-retired professional or a recently graduated Masters or Ph.D. student with prior work experience. Local knowledge is a plus. Background in non-profits, fundraising, and conservation preferred but not required.
A more complete description of the services requested is found at www.woodiewheaton.org. “Introduction and Summary of Capacity Building Recommendations” (posted 4/1/13)
Interested applicants should email resume, with references and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or send by mail to: Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, 2 Grove Road, Forest City, Maine 04413
Downeast Lakes Land Trust
Internship - Community Forest Conservation: Habitat, Recreation, & Education
This internship will provide broad exposure and experience assisting the work of a community-based conservation group engaged in landscape scale forest conservation and management.
Downeast Lakes Land Trust is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. We protect lakeshores, improve fish and wildlife habitats, provide public recreation opportunities, offer educational programs, and support jobs in the forest and on the water. We are dedicated to the Downeast economy and environment.
We are seeking an intern for seven weeks in the summer of 2013. Start and end dates are negotiable depending on the successful candidates academic schedule. The intern will receive a weekly stipend of $300. Lodging is not provided, but we can assist the intern with arranging local accommodations if needed.
Intern projects will include assisting with:
Planning and implementing aquatic habitat restoration projects with DLLT staff and partner organizations and agencies to enhance habitat for brook trout and other aquatic wildlife.
Performing routine maintenance of hiking trails and campsites on the Farm Cove Community Forest, and planning future trails and campsites on the West Grand Lake Community Forest project.
Staffing events, including: DLLT booth at the Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival July 27-28, Annual Picnic and meeting on July 28, West Grand Lake Race on August 4th, and weekly Tuesday morning Explorations and Adventures education programs.
Undergraduate or graduate student in a natural resources related field, with ability to work independently, excellent communication and computer skills, and experience working outdoors with hand tools. Experience with GPS equipment and Wilderness First Aid training desirable.
Please submit a resume and cover letter, with contact information for three references, to email@example.com, with “Internship Application” in the subject of your email. Include in your cover letter an explanation of how the internship relates to your academic and career goals.
Deadline: April 5th, 2013.
Friends of Merrymeeting Bay
Friends of Merrymeeting Bay – an active, membership-driven grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the preservation, protection, and enhancement of the natural ecosystems of Merrymeeting Bay – seeks an Administrative Coordinator/Organizer. We employ a variety of strategies to fulfill our mission, including land protection, advocacy, research, education, and membership activities.
Merrymeeting Bay is a freshwater tidal estuary of international significance, known for its populations of rare plants, anadromous fish, and migratory waterfowl.
The successful applicant will be passionate about our mission and the strategies therein. You must be able to work efficiently and independently from a home office, recognize priorities and work under the direction of the Steering Committee overall and the Chair in particular. Applicant should live in or be willing to relocate to the Bay area and be eager to learn.
Candidates should be experienced in foundation and non-foundation fundraising, administrative tasks, grassroots organizing and volunteer outreach. Experience in land protection, advocacy, research, and education is also desirable. Database management [Excel and Access] as well as excellent writing and verbal skills are essential. Knowledge of HTML to maintain website will be helpful.
This is a full-time position with a salary range from $24,000 - $34,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include a flexible work schedule, sick and vacation policy, and additional contribution towards health care. Some evening and weekend work is required. Passion for the work and the environment are key.
Send resume, three references, and two writing samples [one should be a brief hypothetical Letter of Interest (LOI) submitted to FOMB as a potential grantor, for a piece of conservation land you want to protect in Dresden; and the other, your choice] to Ed Friedman at Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, P.O. Box 233, Richmond, ME, 04357 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Position closes December 15 or when suitable candidate is hired. Electronic submissions are preferred. Questions can be directed to Ed at 207-666-3372.
More information about FOMB and complete job description may be obtained from our web site at www.friendsofmerrymeetingbay.org . Particularly useful materials may be found under the “Cybrary” link and in issues of our newsletter Merrymeeting News in the “About FOMB” section.