Communications & Operations Coordinator

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

Opening posted: 05/25/2023 | Expires: 06/09/2023

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Join our collaborative team and be a voice of KELT! We are looking for an imaginative and motivated individual to support the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust by telling the stories of our diverse and mission-driven work. This position is ideal for someone looking to share their love of the outdoors and to build skills working for a conservation non-profit in one of the most ecologically captivating areas of Maine: the communities of Merrymeeting Bay and the Lower Kennebec River.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references in one PDF file to with the subject line “C&O Coordinator.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interested parties are recommended to apply early. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Questions can be directed to KELT’s Executive Director, Becky Kolak, at 207-442-8400. Application deadline: Friday, June 9, 2023

SUMMARY OF POSITION: This position’s primary objective is to chronicle and broadcast the wide-ranging news and narratives of KELT’s work to a variety of audiences, including donors, volunteers, residents, visitors, and other stakeholders. The C&O Coordinator will apply their attention and skills to the land trust’s efforts in communications (50%) and operations (comprised of development 25% and administration 25%). Duties include creation and dissemination of digital and print pieces in cooperation with staff in other land trust departments (land acquisition, stewardship, restoration, and education), management of donor/volunteer databases, and finding creative approaches to publicize KELT’s mission and reach our strategic plan goals. The C&O Coordinator will be a part of the staff development team (with the Executive Director and Community Engagement Manager) working collaboratively to fulfill annual and multi-year goals in KELT’s strategic fundraising plan.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. communications, environmental studies, environmental science, nonprofit management, recreation and tourism, creative writing, graphic design) or relevant work experience.
  • Passion for protecting Maine’s natural resources and connecting people to the outdoors.
  • Exceptional writing, speaking, and listening skills with an aptitude for public relations and an eye for design and layout of informational pieces (print and digital) for a range of audiences.
  • Practical problem solving with the ability to work with diverse people and develop positive working relationships, especially with co-workers, donors, volunteers, and other local stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated professional with excellent attention to detail, demonstrated skills in managing multiple projects, and consistently hitting deadlines.
  • Experience working in an office, academic, non-profit, or retail environment with tasks that included using database programs (e.g. donor/customer, scientific, or sales databases).
  • Competent with standard computer software and programs, including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and online email and website builders (e.g. MailChimp, Constant Contact, Squarespace).
  • Valid Driver’s License in good standing, access to a reliable automobile, and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Willingness to take on work outside of the immediate job description to support KELT’s mission driven work.

LOCATION AND WORKING CONDITIONS: The KELT office is located in Bath, Maine. The C&O Coordinator Position is chiefly office based, with sporadic fieldwork required throughout the nine towns in KELT’s service area (Bath, West Bath, Arrowsic, Georgetown, Woolwich, Bowdoinham, Dresden, Richmond, and Westport Island). Occasional travel may be necessary outside of the KELT service area. Our office can be bustling with staff, contactors, volunteers, and visitors. Options to work up to 2 days of the week from home, including computer equipment, are available.

COMPENSATION: Full time position with benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, retirement savings plan, paid vacation time/holidays, and a flexible work schedule. Commensurate with experience, $41,600 – $47,000 annually.

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