Land & Stewardship Coordinator

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

Opening posted: 02/12/2021 | Expires: 03/12/2021

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Join our collaborative team and help care for 4,100+ acres conserved land, 25+ miles of recreational trails, 12 public preserves, while adding 2-6 land conservation projects annually in one of the most ecologically diverse areas of Maine; Merrymeeting Bay and Lower Kennebec River region. KELT needs a dedicated individual passionate about the environment to help drive forward this conservation work.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Land & Stewardship Coordinator (L&S Coordinator) is responsible for careful and detailed management of projects in KELT’s Stewardship and Land Protection programs. Duties include collecting and documenting natural resource data; creating maps with property attributes (e.g. ecological features, human uses); writing and managing grant proposals to individuals, foundations, and local, state, and federal agencies; budgeting; supervising contractors, partners, and volunteers; integrating with other departments within KELT (education, communications, and fundraising); and finding creative approaches to implement KELT’s mission and reach our strategic conservation goals. This position requires the employee to perform tasks often under minimal supervision, to communicate consistently and to excel at developing positive working relationships with co-workers, donors, landowners, volunteers, and other local stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES

  • Education and/or experience in natural resource management, land stewardship, ecology, forestry, environmental studies, environmental policy, or similar fields.
  • Self-motivated professional with a demonstrated skill in managing multiple projects and consistently hitting deadlines. Practical problem-solving and organizational skills with attention to detail and record-keeping.
  • Strong speaking, writing, and listening skills. Comfortable speaking in public to a group or conversing with individuals to build relationships and strengthen collaborations.
  • Familiarity with ESRI ArcMap or similar software for mapping and simple spatial analysis as well as competency with standard computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace.
  • Knowledge of or demonstrated ability to learn plant, animal, and natural community identification.
  • Comfortable working in outdoor settings with the ability to hike on rough terrain in adverse conditions.
  • Valid Driver’s License in good standing and access to a reliable automobile.
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and/or weekends and to take on work outside of the immediate job description when in the best interest of KELT.

 

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in one PDF file to with the subject line “Land and Stewardship 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 Program Director, Becky Kolak, at 207-442-8400.

Learn more about KELT and this position at www.kennebecestuary.org/news/ls-coordinator.

Application deadline: Friday, March 12, 2021

 

LOCATION AND WORKING CONDITIONS: The KELT office is located in Bath, Maine. Fieldwork is 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 fellow staff, contractors, volunteers, and visitors. In accordance with current CDC recommendations, options to work part of the week from home, including computer equipment, are available.

COMPENSATION: Full time position with benefits include health/dental insurance, retirement savings plan, paid vacation time/ holidays, and a flexible work schedule. Commensurate with experience, $35,000 – $48,000 annually.