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Listed below are current positions available at land trusts and associated entities.
Great Works Regional Land Trust
Great Works Regional Land Trust seeks an Executive Director (ED) to provide oversight of all programs, activities, and staff of the organization. The individual to fill this position will work closely with the Board of Directors to set the strategic direction and accomplish the goals of the land trust. The ED will lead GWRLT’s fund raising activities and ensure the continued success of programs. This person will provide leadership, oversight, and a systematic approach to the administrative, financial, and day-to-day operations of the organization.
• Bachelor’s or advanced degree
• Executive-level nonprofit organizational leadership, management, and supervisory skills; and experience working with a non-profit Board of Directors
• Demonstrated success in, and enthusiasm for, non-profit fundraising (including grant writing and management, major gift development, planned giving, events, and appeals)
• Demonstrated success in fostering community collaborations, advancing advocacy positions, and building organizational visibility
• Experience preparing and managing non-profit organizational budgets. Understanding of financial management principals
• Work experience in land conservation organizations
• Knowledge of issues related to sustainable forestry and/or farmland conservation
• Knowledge of the local communities
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, in various stages of growth
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and conflict-resolution skills—team-oriented, personable, professional and solution-oriented
• Excellent written and oral communication, strong skills in facilitation, and success in directing organizational communications
• Computer proficiency including excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media. Knowledge of donor and financial management software (e.g. Little Green Light and Quickbooks) a plus.
• Valid driver's license and the ability to meet the physical demands of exploring land trust properties, such as walking up to two miles on uneven terrain
Great Works Regional Land Trust Organization
The Great Works Regional Land Trust serves the six towns of Eliot, South Berwick, Berwick, North Berwick, Wells, and Ogunquit, Maine. The land trust has had professional staff since 2000 but the successful candidate will be the organization's first Executive Director. Current staff consists of a Development Coordinator, Office Administrator, Stewardship Coordinator, and an Outreach Assistant; all part time with an office at Beach Plum Farm in Ogunquit. Established in 1986, the trust has completed 111 projects protecting over 5300 acres and is supported by 900 members. The organization is currently initiating several land protection efforts for its focus areas with a goal of raising $10.5 million over the next four years. The current Board of Directors consists of 13 members and is active in all aspects of the organization. www.gwrlt.org
Executive Director Position Details
• Position is full time with start date not before Jan 5, 2015
• Starting salary: $45,000 plus limited benefits, with salary review six months after start
• Apply by sending resume and cover letter in pdf format to: email@example.com
• Applications accepted through Oct 31, 2014
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Conservation Easement Steward
The non-profit Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests seeks a self-motivated individual for the position of Conservation Easement Steward. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an appropriate field related to conservation or natural resources, 1 to 2 years’ experience in land conservation or a natural resources field, functional knowledge of GIS mapping and GPS data collection, and dedication to land conservation.
This is a full time permanent position based at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH. The Conservation Easement Steward is primarily responsible for ensuring that the Forest Society fulfills its perpetual stewardship responsibilities for over 800 conservations easements and deed restrictions covering more than 130,000 acres. The Conservation Easement Stewards works directly with private owners of protected lands and other Forest Society staff to ensure compliance with easement terms, cultivate supportive cooperative relationships with landowners, and resolve potential compliance issues.
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a statewide land conservation organization with 10,000 members that was founded in 1901 to protect New Hampshire’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its renewable natural resources. Today, the Forest Society owns 172 reservations in communities across the state, stewards more than 800 conservation easements and deed restrictions, and conducts ongoing programs in research, advocacy, land protection, sustainable forest management, and environmental education.
A copy of the full job description is available at www.forestsociety.org.
The Forest Society offers an excellent benefits package and a unique office environment in our award-winning, energy-efficient building overlooking the Merrimack River Conservation Area.
Applications are due Friday, October 10, 2014. Please email a resume and cover to Reagan Bissonnette, Director of Easement Stewardship, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone or email inquiries, please. The Forest Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Kennebec Estuary Land Trust
The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT), a non-profit conservation organization, is seeking a full-time, 40 hour a week Stewardship Coordinator. The Stewardship Coordinator position is responsible for monitoring and enforcement of conservation easements, managing stewardship activities on protected lands, and coordinating all volunteer efforts for care of KELT’s preserved lands. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years experience in natural resource management, land stewardship or outdoor recreation areas/trails management. Applicants must be organized, comfortable working with and organizing a range of people, have a familiarity with GPS/GIS, be able to work in the field doing physical labor, and must have excellent verbal and written skills. Some weekends required. Competitive salary and benefits.
Send cover letter and resume by October 10th, to Carrie Kinne, Executive Director, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, PO Box 1128, Bath Maine 04530 or by email to: email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Islesboro Islands Trust
Stewardship and Environmental Education Specialist
IIT is looking for an energetic, well-organized individual committed to the conservation of Islesboro's natural resources. The Stewardship and Environmental Education Specialist oversees and administers stewardship of Preserves, plans and implements environmental education initiatives and assists with a broad range of activities in the daily operations of the land trust. The Stewardship and Environmental Education Specialist reports to and works closely with the Executive Director. This is a salaried, full-time, entry-level professional land trust position. Principal work tasks include management and monitoring IIT’s preserves and trails, administration of IIT educational activities, and volunteer management.
Candidates should be capable of multitasking, able to perform physically demanding outdoor work, and have proficiency implementing property management plans. Candidates should demonstrate aptitude for or experience in natural history, land stewardship, and trail management.
Requirements of the position include a minimum Bachelor's degree and/or significant experience in a related job, good physical condition, ability to use hand and power tools, strong verbal and written communication and computer skills, capacity to manage diverse activities, attention to detail and accuracy, and commitment to the IIT mission of land protection, environmental education and advocacy.
The $30,000 or greater salary is dependent on experience. Benefits include paid vacation and personal time and chance to work in our beautiful, ecologically healthy environment.
Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Islesboro Islands Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call Steve Miller at 207-734-6907.