Executive Director

Presumpscot Regional Land Trust

Opening posted: 09/13/2023 | Expires: 12/31/2023

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Located in Greater Portland, Presumpscot Regional Land Trust seeks an Executive Director to lead a community-based nonprofit organization that engages with communities to conserve, steward, and provide access to local lands and clean water for current and future generations to enjoy.

The Land Trust is nationally accredited and primarily serves Gorham, Gray, Standish, Westbrook, and Windham – an area encompassing 75,000 residents. Holding 2,170 acres of conserved lands with 18 free public access preserves that include trails and water access. The Land Trust also runs the water quality monitoring program for the Presumpscot River watershed and coordinates the Sebago to the Sea Trail, a 28-mile trail from Standish to Portland. Go to to learn more about the Land Trust.

The Executive Director of the Land Trust provides leadership and vision, organizational capabilities, and relationship-building to guide a growing organization. The Executive Director is a full-time year-round position who works as a leadership team with and is responsible to the Land Trust’s Board of Directors. The Land Trust has three staff, including this position, with an annual operating budget of $350,000.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director is responsible for furthering the mission of the organization, upholding its core values, overseeing staff and programs, and complying with legal responsibilities and best practices for nonprofits. The Executive Director is responsible to:

  • Provide leadership for an organization that continues to learn and grow, while overseeing the day-to-day management of Land Trust operations and staff.
  • Ensure the organization’s activities align with its strategic plan. 
  • Maintain a culture of collaboration among the staff, board members, volunteers, and partner organizations.
  • Lead fundraising and financial management.
  • Build and maintain relationships with board members, landowners, donors, volunteers, governmental organizations, and community partners.

Desired Qualifications. The ideal candidate will bring experience, vision, energy, management competencies, and relationship skills to lead the Land Trust forward. Desired qualifications include:

  • A passion for conservation, trails, clean water, the environment, and connecting people with nature. 
  • Leadership capabilities that join vision with effective operations.
  • Experience communicating effectively with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Interest and experience in fundraising.
  • Commitment to continuing the Land Trust’s support for a flexible, family-friendly workplace.

Compensation. The Land Trust offers a salary in the range of $65,000 – $90,000 depending on experience and qualifications, as well as paid time off, sick time off, health care options, annual cost of living adjustment, and retirement benefits. This full-time position includes occasional night and weekend work with flexible work options.

To apply please send resume and cover letter in a single PDF attachment by email to: . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the Land Trust, see our website at 

The Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.