Executive Director

Midcoast Conservancy

Opening posted: 09/25/2023 | Expires: 12/31/2023

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Midcoast Conservancy, a vibrant regional land trust, is seeking a collaborative entrepreneurial leader to advance our mission of protecting vital lands and waters on a scale that matters and inspiring wonder and action on behalf of all species and the Earth.

Formed from the merger of five local conservation organizations, Midcoast Conservancy has successfully operated extensive conservation programs in midcoast Maine since 2016. We continue to build on our founding organizations’ successes in conserving and managing lands, climate resiliency, watershed restoration and protection, and community engagement in outdoor education and recreation. Focusing on the interconnectedness of conservation and the health of our communities, we seek innovative ways to support environmental health and economic sustainability. Land, water and community are the soul of our work.

Midcoast Conservancy is a growing organization with a budget of $2M+, 2000+ members, and 15,000+ acres of conserved lands. We have embarked on an ambitious effort to double our protected lands by 2030. We have significant outdoor education and recreation programs, and water quality monitoring and natural resource-based enterprises in three watersheds. Governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, the organization has 17 full-time staff and additional seasonal watershed protection staff, active local councils, and several non-profit and community partners. More information and a full description of the position and its responsibilities can be found at

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will chart a pathway to significantly increase the pace and scale of land conservation, integrate and unify our members and communities’ shared commitment to conservation, expand and strengthen strategic partnerships, provide strategic leadership, and manage staff and volunteers to implement the organization’s strategic goals and priority activities.

Ideal candidates for this position will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to Midcoast Conservancy, including:
⮚ Executive or senior level management experience
⮚ Knowledge of land conservation and water restoration and protection strategies
⮚ The ability to be a visionary leader and effective spokesperson comfortable working with all constituencies
⮚ The proven capacity to coach, manage, and develop engaged and diverse teams of staff and volunteers
⮚ Demonstrated skills in finance and budgeting, and in communicating that information effectively
⮚ A successful track record in fundraising and development, and in identifying revenue opportunities
⮚ Experience in growing programs, launching initiatives and working in collaborative partnerships
⮚ Effectiveness in stewarding donor and business relationships and building new community connections
⮚ Successful experience leading strategic planning and organizational development
⮚ Experience working with boards on governance, board development, mission impact and organizational growth and sustainability.
⮚ Comfortable working with culturally diverse communities and individuals and the unique traditions, lifeways and commerce of rural Maine.
⮚ Value continuing education and learning, including about First People’s cultural & historical relationship with Maine lands

A more detailed Position Profile is available at

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, a resume with references, and salary requirements to . Applicants are encouraged to submit by November 15, 2023.

Midcoast Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. People from historically and currently under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.