Do you care about the lands of Midcoast Maine?
Are you outgoing and a self-starter? Do you want a job that matters working for
an innovative conservation organization? Midcoast Conservancy's Land Protection Specialist will help support our mission to protect and restore vital lands and
waters on a scale that matters.
Midcoast Conservancy is an innovative
conservation organization located in Edgecomb, Maine that works to protect and
restore the vital lands and waters of midcoast Maine on a scale that
matters. Midcoast Conservancy is now one of the largest conservation
organizations in Maine, with over 14,000 acres of land conserved, 56 preserves
open to the public, 3 watersheds protected, and 1,600+ members supporting our efforts.
The Land Protection Specialist will work with the Lands Team to
implement Midcoast Conservancy’s land conservation efforts including planning,
completing land transactions, and funding projects. Reports to the Executive
Director. Benefits include sick leave, all Federal holidays, 3 weeks of
vacation, retirement plan, and health insurance. Periodic work on weekends and
evenings required. Work-related mileage will be reimbursed. Position is based
out of the Midcoast Conservancy office in Edgecomb with some field work. Annual
salary is $50,000 - $60,000 depending on experience.
● Works with the Lands Committee and the Board to ensure
priority land protection projects are completed, helping conserve key
landscapes in the Midcoast Region.
● Works with landowners to develop conservation easements, baseline documentation,
and stewardship priorities.
● Implement annual work plans and budget with the Lands team, the Executive Director and others.
● Ensure land protection is aligned with all of the
organization’s goals for land, water conservation and community; including
climate resilience, habitat connectivity, public access, working landscapes and
● Implement landscape scale
conservation priorities including ecological and human community values that
align with Midcoast Conservancy’s goals.
● Identify conservation projects that will be top priorities over the next 3 years.
● Work with landowners to develop
acquisition projects and write conservation easements to ensure they meet
Midcoast Conservancy’s goals, and the national land trust standards and
practices while also meeting the needs of individual landowners.
● Ensure all steps for acquisition and easement projects are
professionally completed including landowner negotiation, title work,
environmental hazard assessments, baseline documentation, and required record
keeping, from inception to completion.
● Work with the Lands Committee and Board to take projects
through an organizational pipeline including intake, timely follow up,
tracking, prioritizing, and advancing projects to completion.
● Occasionally work with Senior Stewardship Manager
to address easement violations, including working
with appropriate board committees.
Work with the
Executive Director and Deputy Director to plan and implement fundraising
strategies, including grants, for land acquisition, easements, and stewardship.
relationships with funders, potential land donors and identify new
● At least 3 years’ experience working on Land
stewardship and ecological management of conserved lands.
● Proficiency with basic
MS Office software including Word and Excel.
Skilled in use of
ArcGIS, Google Earth and GPS and ability to produce maps of protected
Natural History, or Ecological Management background.
Ability to communicate
clearly and succinctly in both verbal and written communications. Strong writing skills, especially in terms of clarity and
Valid vehicle driver's
license and personal vehicle with proof of insurance.
Interest and ability
to recruit, organize, motivate and energize volunteers.
Ability to work
effectively with town and state officials.
Ability to work or
attend meetings outside normal business hours (occasional nights and weekends.)
Ability to manage work
time and long-term projects efficiently
with minimal supervision.
Ability to work
collaboratively with others in a dynamic work environment and exhibit creative problem solving.
Qualified individuals with disabilities and
those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide
reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and are an equal
opportunity employer. Ideal start date is January 10, 2022 but negotiable. To
apply, upload a resume, cover letter and list of 3 references.
Applications will be
accepted on a rolling basis until 5:00 PM, Monday, December 20, 2021, or until the position is filled.