Land Trust Coordinator

Downeast Salmon Federation

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

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

TO APPLY

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