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

Teens to Trails (T3)

Outreach Coordinator

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: 4 days/32 hours/week (PLEASE NOTE: Teens To Trails is searching for additional funding to make this a 40-hours-per-week position)

LOCATION: Brunswick, ME ~ office located at 98 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011

SALARY: $16.83/hour

STARTING DATE: September 2014 (PLEASE NOTE: There is some flexibility in starting date based on applicant’s availability, but we are looking to have some overlap with current Outreach Coordinator before her October departure.)

General Description:
The Outreach Coordinator supports T3’s work to engage Maine teens in the outdoors through its promotion of & support for high school Outing Clubs. The Outreach Coordinator is the main face of Teens To Trails amongst high schools, working to start new Outing Clubs and sustain existing programs while raising awareness of T3 & the importance of our mission. He/she develops relationships and strengthens ties to and between high school Outing Clubs around the State while organizing a variety of support programs developed especially for these Outing Clubs and their adult Advisors. This position provides staff support to the T3 Board’s Outreach Committee and the newly-established Association of Maine Outing Clubs. Teens To Trails has developed partnerships with organizations, businesses and individuals across Maine on behalf of Outing Clubs and the Outreach Coordinator works to connect schools to these resources. The work involves friendraising & fundraising efforts while working both independently & as part of a team. Reports directly to T3 Founder/Director. SEE www.TeensToTrails.org.

Work Schedule:
- job is 4 days / 32 hours per week
- office presence is generally expected Tuesdays-Wednesdays-Thursdays with 4th day flexible

Payment:
- bi-weekly payroll
- includes additional budget for travel reimbursement and office supplies

Tasks:
- embodies T3’s outreach to high schools throughout Maine to establish new Outing Clubs and sustain existing outdoor adventure programs
- develops, organizes & runs Outing Club support programs
- takes lead role in growing new T3 Maine Association of Outing Clubs (AMOC)
- provides staff support for T3 Board’s Outing Club Outreach & Support Committee
- involved in communications, public relations & social media to promote T3 and Outing Clubs

Skills & Qualifications Required:
- experience in leading outdoor trips and a passion for the outdoors
- knowledge of the Maine outdoors or Outing Club experience
- ability to work effectively as part of a team and with all kinds of people – co-workers, teens, teachers, school administrators, college students, businesses & like-minded organizations
- familiarity with various forms of communication & social media
- good communication, computer, writing & organizational skills
- self-motivated and ability to work independently
- thoughtful approach to problem solving

Skills & Experience Preferred:
- prior experience working with teens
- website design experience helpful

Other Requirements of Job: Outreach Coordinator should…
- have access to laptop computer
- have access to vehicle and be able to travel around the state for meetings
- maintain a somewhat flexible work schedule to accommodate teachers, students, and evening meetings with volunteers who work during the day

TO APPLY, send the following: (1) letter of interest (2) resume (3) two references, and (4) indicate your availability for interviewing this summer. Email to outreach_job@teenstotrails.org -OR- mail to:

Carol Leone, Founder/Director
Teens To Trails
98 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011

Call with questions: 207 725-0800 (office) and 882-9613 (Carol home)

Frenchman Bay Conservancy

Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) in Hancock, Maine is seeking an Executive Director to lead and manage the organization and to grow its conservation efforts.

Founded in 1987, Frenchman Bay Conservancy is a Land Trust Alliance (LTA) - accredited not-for-profit land trust organization which serves nine communities in Hancock County. FBC currently holds 31 easements and 20 preserves that protect a total of 6,320 acres of land.

The new Executive Director would be a leader, fundraiser, and a program manager with extensive experience conducting land conservation transactions.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resumé and three references by August 10, 2014 via email to fbc.executivedirector@gmail.com. In-person interviews for finalists will be scheduled for mid-August and early September with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2014.

General Position Description:

The Executive Director represents Frenchman Bay Conservancy throughout the region. As Chief Executive Officer of the Conservancy he or she reports to the Board of Directors and its committees. The Executive Director also hires and leads staff, contract employees and volunteers and works closely with Board committees and retained outside professionals retained, including legal counsel and accountants.

Key Responsibilities:

- Manage the daily operations of the organization. Effectively supervise staff and volunteers and manage financial matters to assure efficiency and excellence in meeting the goals of FBC.
- Work with the Board of Directors to ensure that FBC is compliant with relevant not-for-profit Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices, for accreditation renewal.
- Provide active support to Board of Directors, preparing and presenting information, financial reports and recommendations as required.
- Work with Board committees to determine and implement conservation projects, stewardship programs, fundraising plans, outreach activities, financial plans and Board development initiatives.
- Cultivate and foster strong relationships with donors, land owners, local and state government officials, board members and the general public.
- Develop strategic partnerships with other conservations organizations, local communities, state agencies, educational institutions and others as appropriate.

Qualifications:

- Sincere interest and passion for land conservation.
- Strong leadership skills and ability to effectively work with people both one-on-one and in groups to build consensus.
- Extensive and relevant experience with a land trust or similar conservation organization.
- Thorough understanding of Land Trust Alliance accreditation protocols.
- Excellent writing and communication skills.
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings, weekends, and scheduling vacation time with the best interest of FBC in mind.
- In good physical condition; willing and able to hike over rough terrain while performing and supervising field work.

FBC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

A complete Executive Director Job Description is available at www.frenchmanbay.org

Southeast Land Trust

Land Protection Specialist

The Land Protection Specialist plays an important role within the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire as a staff member responsible for completing land protection projects, including projects in a new service area created through the merger underway with Strafford Rivers Conservancy. Cultivates and develops effective working relationships and conservation projects with private landowners, partner organizations, and government agencies/towns. Proactively contacts landowners in the Land Trust’s priority conservation areas, builds and maintains relationships with community partners, responds to land protection inquiries, and prepares state and federal grants and foundation proposals. Negotiates land acquisition and conservation easement projects using a full range of conservation tools, and coordinates the due diligence and closing of these projects.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, experience in and a passion for land conservation, a demonstrated ability to manage projects over an extended period of time, a commitment to developing practical solutions to conservation challenges, the ability to work with effectively with partners and the desire to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with limited supervision. The Land Protection Specialist will occupy a full-time position and will report to the Land Protection Director.

Responsibilities
- Develops effective working relationships with private landowners and negotiates gifts or purchases of land and conservation easements from private landowners. Manage existing and new land conservation transactions from start to finish, including field evaluations, project assessments, landowner negotiations, developing and managing project budgets, drafting easement terms, Committee and Board review, grant writing, and interactions with and management of contracts with other professionals such as surveyors, appraisers, lawyers, governmental officials.
- Responds to and conducts preliminary evaluations of land protection inquiries.
- Contact and cultivate targeted landowners within priority focus areas through mailings, phone calls, programs, and other means.
- Tracks projects and regularly communicates status with Land Protection Director and staff as appropriate. Ensures that project files are well organized and completed to Accreditation Standards. Manages the preparation of project approval packages for the Land Trust’s internal review process.
- Develops and maintains strong working relationships with local communities, and with agency and conservation organization partners. Represents the Land Trust at public meetings, conferences, and workshops. Periodically makes public presentations and leads field trips.

For more information, visit http://seltnh.org/index.php/news-and-events/job-announcements.

To Apply
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three references by August 8, 2014 to: Land Protection Specialist, Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, PO Box 675, Exeter, NH 03833 or e-mail to: jobs@seltnh.org Please, no phone calls.

Downeast Lakes Land Trust

Executive Director

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2001 by local residents in Grand Lake Stream, Maine that owns and manages a 34,000-acre Community Forest for wildlife habitat, public recreation, and a sustainable forest economy. The Trust is in the final stages of a capital campaign to acquire an adjacent 22,000-acre forest and developing its management plan.

Profile:
DLLT’s Executive Director leads a dynamic community based organization with support from a small internal team and an engaged Board of Directors, as well as community volunteers. The ED exemplifies the Trust’s principles of low overhead, innovative approaches and active local community connection while pursuing our mission of contributing to the environmental and economic well-being of the Downeast Lakes area. While DLLT’s fund-raising, strategy and inspiration require strong personal leadership and network management, the ED is very much a hands-on position, knowing the property intimately and using this knowledge to improve it for the purposes of traditional forestry harvesting and enjoyment by local and visiting outdoors people. In leading a young organization with a strong platform, the ED leverages the existing governance, mission and assets while using enthusiasm, experience and hard work to develop DLLT’s next level.

Qualifications:
• Commitment to natural resource conservation, forest stewardship, wildlife habitat, education, outdoor recreation, and supporting long term economic growth of a natural resource based rural economy.
• Strong organizational leadership, program oversight and personnel management skills.
• Demonstrated ability to build and enhance cooperative partnerships.
• Excellent communication skills across all media and comfort with public speaking to a wide range of audiences.
• Experience with and commitment to sound financial management including budget and report preparation.
• Demonstrated fundraising ability in the full range of sources available to conservation organizations, including grant writing. Capital campaign experience desirable.
• Experience working with an engaged and committed Board of Directors, Board Committees, and facilitating community or committee meetings.
• Ability to oversee Community Forest management and ensure compliance with DLLT plans, policies, carbon offset projects, conservation easements, other legal requirements, and forest management certifications.
• Ability to administer contracts and bidding processes.
• Executive Director will reside in the local area.
• Undergraduate or graduate degree in a natural resource or environmental science field preferred.

To Apply: Submit a letter, resume, and list of references as a single document in an email attachment to DLLTsearch@downeastlakes.org.

Land Trust Alliance

Vice President for Development

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Land Trust Alliance (www.landtrustalliance.org) is a $16MM, national conservation organization with 70 staff whose mission is to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America. Land trusts harness three fundamental American values: private initiative, community cooperation and a deep connection to the land, and they created the Alliance over 30 years ago to expand their effectiveness and political strength. Today, the Land Trust Alliance leads a network of 1,700 land trusts with 12,000 staff, 15,000 board members, 5 million members and more than 50 million acres conserved.

The Vice President for Development will manage all of the Alliance’s fundraising and membership activities including individual giving, major gifts, foundations, corporate giving, government partnerships and capital campaigns. Working closely with the Board of Directors, the President, Executive Vice President, COO/CFO, and other senior managers, this position will implement an organization-wide development strategy to successfully complete the current capital campaign and accomplish the organization’s annual fundraising goals. S/he will be a “player/coach,” not only managing the 14 member department, but maintaining his/her own donor portfolio, participating in solicitations, attending events, and coaching and inspiring the rest of the professional and volunteer solicitation team.

The staff, board members and supporters of the Alliance comprise a national non-partisan movement that is marked by its passion, collegiality and professionalism. The Vice President will work with a remarkable group of people who are committed to conserving America’s most cherished natural lands. This is an extraordinary opportunity to make a profound difference in the national conservation movement at a critical moment in its history.

The Land Trust Alliance has retained ThinkingAhead Executive Search. Interested individuals are asked to contact Kara Teising, Partner at kteising@thinkingahead.com for more information.

Viles Arboretum

Administrative Assistant (Part-time)

Viles Arboretum seeks an energetic and skilled Administrative Assistant. Database, word processing, and spreadsheet expertise are required, and specific experience with GiftWorks or other membership database software is a plus. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills, as well as a high level of computer literacy to facilitate learning new software, are critical for success in this role. Candidates must understand and be willing to support the Viles Arboretum mission. This is a part-time, 30 hour/week position.

Job Responsibilities and Duties: The Administrative Assistant reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for supporting the administrative functions essential for a well-run organization. They must be team oriented and able to work collaboratively with all members of the Arboretum staff. The candidate must be able to work in a high energy environment and manage multiple priorities:
• Answer phone, take messages & change the weekly phone message as needed.
• Create and track all conference room rentals, invoices and maintain accurate filing system for these invoices ensuring that they are paid, recorded and filed appropriately.
• Ensure that all of the Executive Director’s filing needs are kept up to date.
• Greet and welcome visitors, answer questions, hand out membership materials and trail maps and get people excited about the Arboretum.
• Show all individuals and organization representatives interested in renting our facilities our available space and assets and explain our rates.
• Maintain the membership database and be proficient in extracting information, creating mail merges, mailing labels, etc.
• Issue monthly invoices to our tenants for lease payments and photo copies and track the receipt of payments.
• Assemble and transmit all bulk mailings including newsletters, annual appeals, reminders, event invitations, etc.
• Maintain and update e-mail lists for broadcast use (membership/press/farmers market/etc.)
• Maintain supplies storage in an organized manner and identify supply needs.
• Prepare checks for deposit. This includes copying, recording, coding, and deposit slip preparation for all incoming checks.
• Track gift shop inventory and sales and whenever possible promote gift shop sales.
• Occasional weekend assignments will be required.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications
• Preferred 3 – 5 years of related administrative or office experience, preferably with a non-profit organization.
• Proficiency with Microsoft office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
• Familiarity with Constant Contact or Mail Chimp
• Experience with Giftworks or other donor management software preferred.
• Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
•Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Compensation: Based on experience

Email or mail cover letter and resume to: info@vilesarboretum.org 153 Hospital Street, Augusta, ME 04330