The Northeast Region is recruiting for a Community Planner 11/12 in Roanoke, VA to support projects and assist communities in the Southwest VA, Southern West Virginia, and Northern North Carolina area, in collaboration with the Southeast Region.
The vacancy announcement closes on August 23. Please share with your networks and promising candidates.
Helen Mahan, Chief Conservation and Recreation Assistance Collective
Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program Manager
National Park Service, Northeast Region
15 State Street, 10th floor
Boston, MA 02109
Native Plant Trust hiring. Native Plant Trust (formerly New England Wild Flower Society) has an opening for a Research Botanist. As some of you may know, I have taken on Bill Brumback’s former position as Director of Conservation, and as a result, we have an opening in the Conservation Department.
The Research Botanist position will have take on many of the duties I’ve managed for the past 4-years as Seed Bank Coordinator, but with a shift in focus toward germplasm research and habitat restoration. I will continue to oversee the NEPCoP Task Force and our monitoring and management of New England’s rare and endangered flora.
Attached is a link to the position description. Please post this announcement and pass it along to any qualified candidates. Deadline for applications is August 31st, 2019.
Job Announcement: Forests and Wildlife Program Director
Natural Resources Council of Maine
This position has been held by Cathy Johnson for more than 28 years, but she is planning on retiring. This is a great position working at a great organization—Maine’s leading environmental advocacy group. Applications are due August 2, and can be submitted as described below, and on our website: https://www.nrcm.org/contact/employment-opportunities/
Natural Resources Council of Maine Forests and Wildlife Program Director
The Forests and Wildlife Program Director provides ongoing management and leadership for NRCM’s efforts to protect the natural character of the ecologically, economically, and recreationally important woods and wildlife of Maine. General responsibilities include advocacy before the legislature and administrative bodies, communications with the media and general public, collaboration with coalition partners, and program planning and implementation. The Program Director develops and maintains expertise on all key policy issues in NRCM’s Forest and Wildlife Program and uses this knowledge as the basis for persuasive advocacy and sound strategic and political judgment. This is full-time permanent position based at NRCM’s office in Augusta, Maine. The Program Director reports to NRCM’s Senior Director of Advocacy.
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and at least one writing sample by August 2, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At least five years professional experience, with a demonstrated record of excellence and accomplishments.
Commitment and passion for environmental issues and NRCM’s mission.
Academic training, professional experience, and/or personal experience with Maine’s woods and waters, forest practices, and land use history preferred.
Experience in program development, planning, program management, and evaluation.
Demonstrated leadership skills, including ability to think strategically and motivate others toward common goals.
Excellent communications and advocacy skills across a range of settings, including policy analysis and persuasive writing, lobbying legislators, responding to the media, and delivering speeches to the general public.
Law degree preferred, but not required.
Ability to learn policy issues quickly, and to translate complex issues in simple and persuasive terms.
Oversee and participate in outreach to NRCM members on issues related to the Forests and Wildlife agenda.
Ability to travel throughout the state, including staying overnight when necessary.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and to be held accountable for job performance.
Ability to supervise staff; provide, receive, and respond to ongoing feedback.
Ability to work with diverse constituencies, including legislators, staff from other non-profits, business leaders, the NRCM membership, and the general public.
Ability to work in coalitions and through team-based approaches.
Enterprising, motivated, entrepreneurial, and undaunted.
Provides leadership for NRCM’s Forests and Wildlife Program, including policy development; Program planning, management, and implementation; advocacy; public speaking and media engagement; and strategic decisions.
Help design and implement issue campaigns that advance program goals.
Represent NRCM on program issues to external audiences.
Develop and deliver testimony to the state legislature and administrative bodies in support of legislation, policies, and regulations related to Maine’s forests and wildlife.
Identify and develop support from key individuals, businesses, and organizations.
Help catalyze support from activists, legislators, the media, and general public through written and oral communications.
Develop (or manage development of) campaign materials such as fact sheets, web pages, brochures, reports, and activist alerts.
Coordinate policy campaign activities through meetings and communications with allied groups and program supporters.
Identify analytic and policy campaign needs to promote policy objectives and work with communications, outreach, and marketing staff to distribute such products.
Develop annual program plans; an annual program budget; and manage and track workplan progress and expenditures.
Work with the Advocacy Director to identify and resolve significant strategic issues involving program challenges and emerging opportunities.
Manage consultants, including pro bono attorneys, associated with outsourced program work.
Prepare staff reports for senior staff and NRCM’s Board of Directors.
Work with NRCM’s development staff on grants and fundraising strategies.
Solicit ongoing performance feedback from colleagues and use that feedback for professional development.
Assist with NRCM’s marketing, membership, and organizational development initiatives, as needed.
Pete Didisheim Advocacy Director
Natural Resources Council of Maine
3 Wade Street, Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 430-0113 (direct)
(207) 232-4768 (cell)
The Maine TREE Foundation is hiring a Coordinator for Project Learning Tree, a nationwide environmental education curriculum for youth in grades K-12. The Maine TREE Foundation is an independent, private, non- profit organization with a focus on Maine’s forests. The mission of the Maine TREE Foundation is to educate and advocate for the sustainable use of the forest and the ecological, economic, and social health of Maine’s forest community.
Project Learning Tree is a nationwide program whose mission advances environmental literacy and promotes stewardship through excellence in environmental education, professional development, and curriculum resources that use trees and forests as windows on the world.
The Foundation is seeking a Project Learning Tree Coordinator to support this mission and effectively work with other Maine TREE staff and a broad range of outside constituencies.
The PLT Coordinator works to expand the Maine TREE Foundation’s capacity in meeting the growing demand in Maine from schools, teachers, parents, students and other non-profit organizations for outdoor environmental education programs. The Coordinator develops and supports a network of qualified PLT facilitators, and designs, delivers and evaluates professional development opportunities for educators. The Coordinator works closely with the lead scientist of the Holt Research Forest, a 300 acre oak-pine forest in Arrowsic, which is owned by the Maine TREE Foundation
Key constituents of the PLT Coordinator include:
Pre-K-12 Teachers throughout the State of Maine;
College & university education and forestry professors;
Holt Research Forest Lead Scientist;
Forest landowners, both corporate and private;
Land Trusts, science centers, summer camps and others offering education programs and outdoor classroom opportunities;
The Project Learning Tree Coordinator initiates, supervises and promotes PLT activities in Maine, and helps to guide and support the development and implementation of new research and outdoor education programs at the Maine TREE Foundation. The Coordinator:
Maintains a working relationship with national PLT staff in Washington
Serves as liaison to the national office and works cooperatively on joint
Collects, promotes, and shares success stories in support of
Recruits, trains, and manages a network of qualified PLT workshop
Designs, delivers, and evaluates professional development for PLT
Reviews and approves PLT workshop
Manages workshop materials; markets and promotes workshops through press releases, mailings, flyers and social
Works with the Maine PLT Steering Committee to provide strategic vision and leadership to meet the needs of the
Prepares and implements long range strategic plans and associated annual work plans and annual operating
Raises a portion of funds to support specific needs of the program
Assists in organizing two summer Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours
Coordinates, designs and delivers scientific inquiry and standards-based Forest Inventory Growth (FIG) activities for middle/ high school teachers and students, outdoor classrooms and land trusts.
The Coordinator accomplishes these goals through:
Close collaboration with the Executive Director of the Maine TREE Foundation;
Close collaboration with the Holt Research Forest lead scientist;
Close collaboration with the PLT Steering Committee and National PLT staff;
Fostering collaboration among key stakeholder groups and
The successful Project Learning Tree Coordinator candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Education: BA or BS in related field (e.g. education, environmental education, natural resource management, )
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a related
Minimum 5 years’ classroom teaching experience, especially in a science or STEM field, is highly preferred.
Broad understanding of the connections among Maine’s forest ecology, economy and forest-based communities;
Ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions;
Possession of a valid driver’s license, and ability to travel, primarily in
Strategic leadership skills; ability to lead toward a shared vision; flexibility;
Communication skills with proficiency in writing, speaking, and listening to diverse
Project management skills with proficiency in developing, designing, managing, and evaluating programs.
Strong computer skills, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and various social
Fundraising, grant writing and grant
Ability to manage a network of volunteers and
Ability to design, deliver, and evaluate effective facilitation skills and to model best practices in education.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The position will be located at the Maine TREE Foundation’s offices at 535 Civic Center Drive in Augusta, Maine.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample, and three references (to be contacted for finalists only) to: email@example.com by April 30, 2019.
Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
Chewonki is a multi-division school and camp, founded in 1915, that also partners with educational institutions to extend its mission:
Chewonki inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives.
To meet the promise of our mission, Chewonki strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. Our legacy of thoughtful self-reflection and purposeful change guides our efforts to create a place where all participants and staff can flourish. We seek to hire, develop and retain talented people from all backgrounds. Individuals from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Maine’s largest bike advocacy organization, offers as its signature event BikeMaine, an annual week long, 350-mile mass bicycle ride around Maine. BikeMaine promotes bicycle tourism, using a different cycle route each September to explore the inland and coastal regions of the state, with riders camping in a designated host community each of 7 nights. BikeMaine features Maine’s people, places, culture and food, and collaborates with other organizations where possible to move forward mutual goals of making Maine better.
The Event Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and improving upon the logistical and relationship components of this 8-day bicycling event. This position works closely with, and reports to, the Ride Director to guarantee the event’s success as measured by participant, community, volunteer, and sponsor satisfaction. This individual manages all logistical elements of the event, in addition to the overall implementation timeline. The Event Coordinator and Ride Director work in conjunction with the Ride Committee, which reports to the Coalition’s Board of Directors, to create and operate the event in a manner that serves the Coalition’s mission of making Maine better through biking and walking.
Successful experience in producing special events, particularly for not-for-profit institutions or charitable causes, is key, and familiarity with multi-day outdoor athletic events is a plus. Experience in organizing, coordinating, and motivating groups of staff, event participants, and volunteers is important. The position is based in Portland, but ability to travel throughout the state, including some overnight travel, is a requirement of the job.Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to organize effectively with proven attention to detail.
Demonstrated project management skills, including proficiency in managing and prioritizing projects with multiple and often competing deadlines, and ability to work under pressure.
Experience in developing and managing a budget.
Experience with developing, implementing, and overseeing a digital marketing plan using an array of Social Media properties.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently, to work under supervision, and to work in a team-based and goal oriented environment.
Proficient with MacOS, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Apps.
Ability to maintain schedules and timelines.
Ability to use considerable judgment and initiative required to establish work procedures.
Ability to travel as needed throughout Maine for required site and route scouting, community and/or production meetings.
Ability to actively participate in the logistical and operational tasks of the actual Event, scheduled annually for the second full week in September, as well as pre- and post-Event activities.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Ability to work evening and weekend hours as necessary. Must have valid drivers’ license and excellent driving record.
Develop guidelines and procedures to streamline the planning and operation of the event.
Manage vendors before and during week of BikeMaine (including obtaining quotes and securing contracts).
Manage BikeMaine’s emergency and medical protocols, working to keep up-to-date with industry best practices.
Work with the Ride Director to communicate with and manage Town Coordinators in the lead up to, and during, the event.
Work with the Volunteer Manager to identify the volunteer positions needed for the event, to assign volunteers to weeklong positions, to develop training for volunteers, and to create new volunteer positions as necessary.
Work with the Ride Director, Ride Committee, and consultants to plan marketing and sales promotions and marketing strategies.
Develop and manage event budget and expenses.
Manage ride registration process throughout the course of the year.
Manage all logistics leading up to and during the week of BikeMaine (both on route and in villages), including:
Purchase or rental of equipment;
Management, maintenance, and organization of all equipment;
Participation in the selection and planning of village site and rest stop and lunch stop sites.
Undertake continuous review of processes and procedures to refine and improve on the event.
Assist with other BCM events and programs as needed.
Education and Events Coordinator, Downeast Lakes Land Trust
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Grand Lake Stream, with a mission to contribute to the long-term economic and environmental well-being of the Downeast Lakes region through the conservation and exemplary management of its forests and waters. DLLT sustainably manages the 55,678-acre Downeast Lakes Community Forest for wildlife habitat, forest products, and public recreation.
We have built an outstanding outdoor education program, and our goal is to maintain the excellence of this program. In addition, we are always seeking to build stronger connections between local residents, visitors, and the natural resources that sustain the economy, all while educating future generations and building their appreciation for the natural environment and sustainable use of forest resources. We seek an energetic, motivated individual to fill the role of Education and Events Coordinator (EEC).
The EEC will lead DLLT’s education program and assume substantial responsibilities for event planning. The EEC works under the supervision of the Deputy Director. This is a full-time position which will require some work on weekends, holidays, and during non-traditional hours.
Specific areas of responsibility include:
Education Program Development & Implementation:
Under the direction of the Deputy Director, the EEC will develop and lead education programs that support DLLT’s mission and initiatives.
Foster partnerships with local schools, camps, and other organizations.Evaluate and report program outcomes.
Outreach and Event Planning:
Under the direction of the Deputy Director, the EEC will assist in developing print, online, and social media outreach materials and donor communications.
Plan and coordinate outreach and special events, and will provide information on and promote DLLT programs, plans, and policies to the DLLT community.
Represent DLLT at public events and communicate DLLT’s work to broad audiences.
Contribute to DLLT’s ongoing efforts to develop relationships with diverse donors and supporters.
Prepare reports to the committees and board and participates in the Education Committee meetings and other meetings as needed.
Assist in development of DLLT’s volunteer program, including recruitment and acknowledgement of volunteers.
Manage volunteers working in the EEC’s areas of responsibility.
Assist other staff as needed to promote DLLT’s mission and achieve objectives related to all of DLLT’s diverse programs and projects.
Location: The position is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. This is a small, rural community (winter pop. 100) with a traditional natural resource-based economy focused on outdoor recreational tourism and the timber products industry.
Must have demonstrated educational experience, including teaching in both classroom and outdoor settings.
Outstanding interpersonal skills with children and adults of all ages, and a demonstrated ability to form partnerships with individuals, agencies, and organizations are required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical. Experience with public speaking both with, and without, the use of audiovisual aids. Must be comfortable living and working in a small community in rural Maine. Experience and comfort with outdoor recreation activities including hiking, boating, and winter sports are preferred. Current wilderness medical certification (WFA or higher), or willingness to obtain certification within 3 months of employment, is required. Knowledge of natural sciences such as ecology and natural resource management a plus, and a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a closely related field is preferred.
Compensation: Salary and benefits (including health, vacation, and retirement) commensurate with qualifications and comparable to similar positions.
Additional Job Information
Note that providing a salary range is not required, but is a practice that models transparency and is one recommended strategy for advancing equitable compensation.
Other, Program/Project Management, Teacher
Down East – Northern
Grand Lake Stream
Send resume, cover letter, and contact info for 3 references in a single document by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, ATTN: Education & Events Coordinator. For more information on the Downeast Lakes Land Trust, see www.downeastlakes.org. DLLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applications must be received by Sunday, March 31st.
Damariscotta River Association/Pemaquid Watershed Association
Position Reports to: Director of Education and Environmental Monitoring
Mission: Since its founding in 1973, the Damariscotta River Association (DRA) has worked to promote the health of the Damariscotta River Estuary and the human communities that rely on it by conserving and creating access to cherished properties and islands, monitoring and promoting water quality, and providing opportunities for learning about the region’s rich natural, cultural, and historical heritage.
Impact: DRA-PWA currently provides experiential ecology and natural history programs for more than 3,800 people of all ages annually. The water quality monitoring and other environmental monitoring programs provide science-based information to the community and engage citizen volunteers.
Position Summary: The Environmental Education Assistant works directly with the DRA-PWA Education Director on a year-round, half-time basis to create, schedule, promote, teach, and evaluate a wide variety of school group and public programs for people of all ages. Program topics include natural history, ecology, Wabanaki culture, raising oysters, invasive species, outdoor living skills, and water quality. This position requires the candidate to be proficient in natural sciences and be an excellent teacher.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate summer nature day camp in collaboration with Education Director. This may include; developing curriculum, scheduling contract instructors, managing registrations, conducting programs in the field, managing a councilor-in-training program for young teens and evaluating all aspects of the program.
Teach school group and public programs (preschoolers to adults) on a wide variety of natural history and cultural history topics in both indoor and outdoor settings and in a variety of weather conditions.
Work with Communications Manager to promote programs in printed schedules, press releases, website and Facebook.
Assist with the maintenance of equipment and supplies.
Develop and maintain partnerships with other non-profits, universities, and government agencies to support educational goals.
Participate in staff meetings, education committee and related meetings, as well as DRA-PWA events as needed.
Assist in coordinating education program volunteers. This includes volunteer scheduling, training, and communication to ensure quality programming.
Translate science for the general public both orally and in writing, with a focus on watersheds, water quality and estuary ecology.
BA/BS or Masters (preferred) Degree in a natural science, environmental education or related degree
At least two years conducting related work.
A demonstrated ability to teach, work independently, write effectively, and work as a team player within a group are required.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Hold a Wilderness First Aid certification or be willing to obtain one.
Language Skills: Excellent oral communication and presentation skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general science periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to take meeting notes, edit reports, and conduct related correspondence by email and other electronic and written methods. Ability to effectively respond to requests and questions from DRA-PWA staff, representatives of participating schools, and the general public.
Technical Skills: A demonstrated the ability to use appropriate technology to process, store, and retrieve data. This includes appropriate software skill levels for word processing, spreadsheets, visual presentations, and telecommunications.
Physical Demands: Must be able to swim, walk 3 miles at a rigorous pace, and lift up to 50 lbs.
Additional Helpful Skills
Captain’s license, lifeguard certificate and/or Maine Guide license
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Ability to interpret water quality and ecological population data
Approximately 18 hours weekly. Flexibility in hours will be essential as some evening and weekend hours are occasionally required.
Salary Range: $18-$22/hour, depending on experience
Additional Job Information
Note that providing a salary range is not required, but is a practice that models transparency and is one recommended strategy for advancing equitable compensation.
Mid Coast – Northern
Submit a letter of intent, résumé, and three references to Sarah Gladu. At least one reference must be from someone who has observed you teaching children.