Executive Director

Great Works Regional Land Trust

Opening posted: 08/30/2019 | Expires: 09/30/2019

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Great Works Regional Land Trust seeks a full-time Executive Director (ED), with strong development skills, 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 Trust. As chair of the Development Committee, the ED will lead GWRLT’s fundraising 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.

Great Works Regional Land Trust serves the six towns of Eliot, South Berwick, Berwick, North Berwick, Wells, and Ogunquit, Maine with headquarters at Beach Plum Farm in Ogunquit. Established in 1986, the Trust has completed 127 projects protecting over 6700 acres and is supported by over 1000 members. www.gwrlt.org

Required Experience/Skills

  • Executive-level nonprofit organizational leadership, management, and supervisory skills; experience working with a nonprofit Board of Directors, preferably with a land conservation organization
  • Demonstrated success in, and enthusiasm for, nonprofit fundraising (including grants, major gift development, capitol campaigns, planned giving, events, and appeals)
  • Experience preparing and managing nonprofit organizational budgets; understanding of financial management principals
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and conflict-resolution skills; team-oriented, personable, professional and solution-oriented
  • Computer proficiency including excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media; knowledge of donor and financial management software
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the physical demands of exploring Great Works’ properties, such as walking up to two miles on uneven terrain
  • Ability to work meetings, events, public speaking occasions outside regular business hours

Desired Experience/Skills

  • Demonstrated success in fostering community collaborations, advancing advocacy positions, and building organizational visibility
  • Knowledge of issues related to sustainable forestry and/or farmland conservation
  • Strong skills in facilitation and success in directing organizational communications

Please send letter of interest and resumé, in PDF format, by September 30, 2019 to moc.l1568964071iamg@1568964071omred1568964071cmd1568964071. Questions to David McDermott at (207) 703-4161.