Land Trust Coordinator

Downeast Salmon Federation

Opening posted: 08/16/2022 | Expires: 09/30/2022

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The Land Trust Coordinator conserves riparian and upland properties in service of the Downeast Salmon Federation’s mission to restore Atlantic salmon and other sea-run fish species to the rivers of Downeast Maine. These responsibilities include designing and brokering the transactions necessary to conserve important riverine and upland habitat in Downeast Maine; raising land acquisition and conservation easement funds, managing our holdings to Land Trust Alliance accreditation standards, and raising the funds necessary to finance the Land Trust’s operational expenses.


  • Be a regional leader educating and inspiring regional residents in the importance and benefits of land and river conservation

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with all landowners from whom we hold conservation easements and lease agreements

  • Works in teams with DSF Habitat Restoration and Fisheries staff and partners to improve the suitability of our properties to optimize ecological function

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with landowners of high-priority lands

  • Cultivate and steward funders via site visits, personal communication, and other outreach

  • Identify and evaluate conservation opportunities; maintain a catalog of high priority lands

  • Create and maintain a catalog of DSF’s land ownership in each of our priority watersheds

  • Establish and maintain partnerships and productive relationships with state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions to identify and pursue innovative land and river conservation projects

  • Complete the LTA accreditation process

  • Supervises, trains those staff assigned to the DSF LT activities

  • Monitor our current holdings per LTA accreditation specifications

  • Coordinate volunteers to perform stewardship tasks

  • Prepare and present Land Trust conservation, grant, and project reports for Board and committee meetings


  • The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of aquatic ecosystems, riparian management, and community-based fisheries management 

  • At least three years of applicable experience in riparian ecology, fisheries biology, and/or land acquisition

  • Experience in community relations and environmental stewardship

  • Experience with conservation easements and property acquisitions

  • Experience working with, or as part of, a non-profit organization

  • Experience managing budgets and grants


Please submit a cover letter and resume to:  with Land Trust Coordinator in the subject line.