Summer Job: Maine Farmland Trust- Veggies for All (Apply by: 4/28)

Maine Farmland Trust

VEGGIES FOR ALL, Field Crew Member (PART-TIME/SEASONAL)

Veggies For All (VFA) is a 2.5 acre food bank farm in Unity, Maine that addresses hunger in our community through sustainable food production, gleaning, and hands-on education. We raise about 20,000 lbs of organically grown vegetables for 1,500 food pantry clients in 25 towns across Central Maine each season. This summer will be our 10th season, and we’re excited to welcome two seasonal field crew members to help us keep up the good work!

Our summer field crew is the backbone of the farm. Field crew work closely with VFA’s Program Manager, Crew Leader, and volunteers to help with all aspects of our small-scale, mission-driven, production-oriented vegetable operation including seedling care, planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, packing, and delivery.

Field crew positions are geared toward folks who have had at least one previous season of experience on a small-scale, sustainably managed vegetable farm, community garden, or large market garden and want to continue developing their farming practice. We’re eager to work with aspiring food producers who have positive attitudes, enjoy working outdoors, and share our passion for improving food access through community-powered farming.

We expect to provide a supportive, educational, and rewarding experience that can serve as a valuable reference point for future farm experiences.  More information here:  https://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/job-opportunities/.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two references by April 28, 2017.

 Email: rachel@mainefarmlandtrust.org

 Or mail:

Maine Farmland Trust
ATTN: Rachel Taker
97 Main Street
Belfast, ME 04915

If you have any questions, contact Rachel at 338-6575 or rachel@mainefarmlandtrust.org.

Summer Job: Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative: Conservation Education Summer Associate (Apply by 4/28)

Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative

Conservation Education Summer Associate

Background: The Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative (SMCC) is a non-profit membership based service center with the mission to accelerate conservation work in Southern Maine by providing technical and administrative support, and expanding meaningful partnerships. SMCC membership includes 21 conservation organizations in Southern Maine. For more information, please visit www.southernmaineconservation.org.

Job Description: SMCC is seeking a Conservation Education Summer Associate to assist in providing SMCC and our Conservation Member Organizations with support services focused on education – including adult and youth programing. This position will be designed especially to facilitate educational and professional experiences for the Associate in the field of conservation, non-profit administration, community engagement and collaboration by supporting the learning opportunities with intellectual discussion and identified teachable moments. The Summer Associate will be expected to work on various projects on a part time basis (to be determined based on availability and need) between June and the end of August. The Summer Associate will need to provide their own transportation and computer.

Compensation: Hourly wage will be $12/hour.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assist, create and lead nature based educational opportunities ranging from youth lessons and activites to broad community outreach experiences
  • Work with SMCC staff to research, design and begin to implement a new resource hub and library for educational models, examples and tools from around the state
  • Assist in developing, updating, increasing and maintaining an organization’s social media presence. This could include monitoring, posting, scheduling and reporting Facebook, Instagram and Twitter updates etc.
  • Assist in planning, writing, researching, creating and managing eblasts and e-newsletters
  • Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories
  • Manage and update editorial and event calendars
  • Assist with website updates and postings
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications
  • Assist in event planning, promotions and event day support
  • Assist with supporting standards and practices, research, special projects, and as needed ongoing administrative support
  • Prepare weekly reports, timesheets and maintain regular contact with supervisor
  • Prepare and present a report at the end of the summer on the experience to provide insight for future program development

Desired skills and experience:

  • A positive attitude and energetic work ethic that shows initiative, drive and a can do attitude
  • Ability to work without micromanagement but not afraid to ask questions
  • An outgoing personality and ability to comfortably communicate with board members, staff and volunteers, respected peers and valued supporters
  • Flexibility and comfort with working on multiple tasks with strong organizational skills
  • Experience working in educational settings and preferably also students of Education theory and practice
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., Education, Marketing/Communications, Website Design or Graphic Artist, Advertising or Public Relations)
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher etc.), Website content management, Adobe Indesign and Photoshop a plus

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter that conveys interest and relevant qualifications to conservationcollaborative@gmail.com by April 28th, 2017.

SMCC reserves the right to conduct background checks as a condition for employment.

Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summer Job: Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative, Stewardship/ GIS Summer Associate (Apply by 4/28)

Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative

Stewardship/GIS Summer Associate

Background: The Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative (SMCC) is a non-profit membership based service center with the mission to accelerate conservation work in Southern Maine by providing technical and administrative support, and expanding meaningful partnerships. SMCC membership includes 21 conservation organizations in Southern Maine. For more information, please visit www.southernmaineconservation.org.

Job Description: The Stewardship/GIS Summer Associate will assist SMCC Member organizations with property based stewardship issues such as trail and property maintenance, property access, GIS mapping, baseline data collection and reporting, and more. This position will be designed especially to facilitate educational and professional experiences for the Associate in the field of conservation, non-profit administration, community engagement and collaboration by supporting the learning opportunities with intellectual discussion and identified teachable moments. The Stewardship/GIS Summer Associate will be expected to work on various projects on a part time basis (to be determined based on availability and need) between June and the end of August. The Summer Associate will need to provide their own transportation and computer.

Compensation: Hourly wage will be $12 per hour.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Working with SMCC staff and member organization representatives to develop project scope, timeframe and deliverables
  • Provide support for stewardship and GIS activities that may include map making, trail and property maintenance, baseline data collection, natural resource inventory data collection and reporting, signage, resolution of access issues, annual monitoring
  • Assist with coordination of volunteers, special events or projects such as property clean-ups, invasive plant species removal or educational events
  • Assist with other stewardship projects as needed
  • Provide research and organizational support for property documentation and record keeping and other ongoing administrative support as needed
  • Prepare weekly reports, timesheets and maintain regular contact with project supervisor and SMCC Executive Director
  • Prepare and present a report at the end of the summer on the internship experience to provide insight for future program development

Desired skills and experience:

  • An enthusiasm and commitment to conservation
  • Willingness to perform both indoor administrative tasks and outdoor field work as needed
  • Experience with GIS, hand tools, trail maintenance and other stewardship activities
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Independent and self-directed worker
  • Ability to work closely with people from diverse backgrounds and foster collaboration
  • Flexibility and comfort with working on multiple tasks
  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher etc.), ArcGIS, GIS Apps, map making a plus
  • Experience with non-profits and/or land trusts preferred

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter that conveys interest and relevant qualifications to conservationcollaborative@gmail.com by April 28th, 2017.

SMCC reserves the right to conduct background checks as a condition for employment.

Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job (Full time temp): Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests- Apply by May 10, 2017

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Conservation Easement Steward (Full Time, Temporary)

The non-profit Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests seeks a self-motivated individual for the position of Conservation Easement Steward. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an appropriate field related to conservation or natural resources, 1 to 2 years’ experience in land conservation or a natural resources field, functional knowledge of GIS mapping and GPS data collection, and dedication to land conservation.

This is a full time temporary position (for 1 year) based at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH.  The Conservation Easement Steward is responsible for ensuring that the Forest Society fulfills its perpetual stewardship responsibilities for over 700 conservation easements and deed restrictions covering more than 125,000 acres.  The Conservation Easement Steward works directly with private owners of protected lands and other Forest Society staff to prepare current conditions reports and baseline supplements for older easements and deed restricted properties and conducts ground monitoring visits.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a statewide land conservation organization with 10,000 members that was founded in 1901 to protect New Hampshire’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its renewable natural resources.  Today, the Forest Society owns 180 reservations in communities across the state, stewards more than 700 conservation easements and deed restrictions, and conducts ongoing programs in advocacy, land protection, sustainable forest management, and environmental education.

A copy of the full job description is available here.

The Forest Society offers an excellent benefits package and a unique office environment in our award-winning, energy-efficient building overlooking the Merrimack River Conservation Area.

Applications are due Wednesday, May 10, 2017The position has a desired start date of Monday, June 5th.  Please email a resume and cover letter (both in PDF format) to Reagan Bissonnette, Director of Easement Stewardship & Counsel, at rbissonnette@forestsociety.org.  Please include “Conservation Easement Steward Position” in the subject line.  The Forest Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job: New England Forestry Foundation Easement Stewardship Manager (Apply by 5/19)

New England Forestry Foundation

Easement Stewardship Manager

New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) is the only non-profit land trust in New England with a regional focus and a pro-forestry mission. We conserve forests and promote sustainable forest management to permanently protect the character of New England and the region’s primary source of clean water and air, native wildlife habitat, diverse recreational opportunities, and rural economic opportunity. In the last 15 years, NEFF has protected one
of every three acres of land conserved in New England. NEFF currently manages 143 feeowned Community Forests and more than a million acres protected by conservation easements. The organization is in a period of growth, having increased staffing by a third within the last couple of years

About the Position

New England Forestry Foundation is seeking applications for a full-time Easement Stewardship Manager. The Easement Stewardship Manager will be responsible for overseeing NEFF’s portfolio of 145 conservation easements across New England. The Easement Stewardship Manager will coordinate with NEFF’s full-time Stewardship Associate to conduct annual site visits, complete annual monitoring reports, update files and recordkeeping, and communicate with easement landowners. This position will also evaluate and respond to landowner requests associated with reserved rights in conservation easements, and manage existing easement monitoring contracts with outside entities to monitor NEFF’s landscape-scale conservation easements.

For a list of job responsibilities, desired qualifications, and information regarding compensation, visit New England Forestry Foundation’s website.

Alumni Job: Nature Conservancy: Forest Program Director, Maine (Apply by 4/26)

The Nature Conservancy

Forest Program Director, Maine Chapter

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maine team! This position will play a leadership role for all forest conservation initiatives for The Nature Conservancy in Maine, overseeing strategy development, land protection, stakeholder outreach and community relations, and leading TNC’s work to engage partners in developing new approaches to integrating a sustainable forest economy, forest-based climate change solutions and biodiversity conservation.

We are looking for a proven leader and a convener of partners—including the forest products industry, landowners, businesses, government agencies, local communities, private non-profit organizations, financial investors, and academics. The ideal candidate will be innovative, collaborative, and able to effectively lead a team of staff in Maine, coordinate closely with divisional, regional and global colleagues, organize and implement a variety of program activities, and develop new opportunities and funding to advance program goals. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience successfully managing complex projects, including securing funding, managing finances, coordinating the work of other professionals, and collaborating with internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated experience in creative problem-solving, opportunity development, effectively leveraging talent across diverse teams, and developing novel approaches to achieve high-impact outcomes.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Politically savvy and experience developing partnerships (partners, community, government).
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements.
  • Ability to learn, retain, and implement information quickly.

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 45306 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 26, 2017. Please note that the position will be located in Brunswick, Maine.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Alumni Job: Georges River Land Trust Executive Director

Georges River Land Trust

Executive Director

Georges River Land Trust is seeking an energetic and experienced individual who is passionate about conservation to serve as Executive Director. Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) is an accredited land trust located in the mid-coast of Maine with offices in Rockland Maine.  The mission is to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed. Currently the Land Trust has over 2,600 acres under conservation through preserves and easements.  The GRLT has just completed a comprehensive five-year strategic plan. The position includes responsibilities to oversee all activities of the GRLT.  There is a specific emphasis on fund raising, community relations and developing personal relationships with community leaders, major donors and potential major donors.

Please submit applications for the position or requests for additional information to info@grlt.org    Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2017.  Please visit the web site, http://www.georgesriver.org  for more information.

Job/Internship Opportunity: Child Nutrition Engagement Program Associate, Summer 2017

The Child Nutrition Engagement Program is an AmeriCorps VISTA project sponsored by Hunger Free America and funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the PepsiCo Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation. This national project operates two programs, one for a full-year and the other for just the summer, called the Summer Associate program. Both the full-year and Summer Associates work in rural and urban areas across the country as part of a poverty-fighting public-private partnership. These summer associates will be placed across 21 states with 27 community partners, all dedicated to fighting child and adult hunger.

The Hunger Free America Summer Associate Program aims to create more food secure families and support nutritious food choices. Summer Associate members will expand and support the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and raise awareness of and eliminate barriers to SNAP and other food/nutrition-access services.

Position Description:

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP) is seeking AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates to do the following:

  1. Conduct outreach in targeted communities of low-income individuals for the Summer Food Service Program.
  2. Assist SFSP sites in serving meals, which may include food preparation and delivery, counting meals, set-up and clean-up, coordinating and/or leading enrichment activities, and other duties necessary for site to operate.
  3. Recruit and train volunteers to assist with SFSP.
  4. Other SFSP and SNAP related duties as assigned

Application Requirements: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply for this position, please complete steps 1-3 listed below.

  1. Please go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=72162&fromSearch=true and complete the program application.
  2. Click on the following link to complete a Google survey to fill out your preferences for service. http://bit.ly/2npyyg0. Please note: this does NOT guarantee your selection for placement.
  3. Send a cover letter and resume to Mary Turner, Food Security Coalition Coordinator, at mt@mchpp.org and please include “Summer Associate VISTA Application” in the subject.

Job Opportunity: Research Assistant Spring/Summer 2017

Opportunities with The Future of Dams

This non-hydropower dam on lower Montsweag Stream in Maine was removed in November 2010 with the goal of restoring fish passage. Credit: Laura Wildman, Director, New England Regional Office, Princeton Hydro.

The New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST) has launched a stakeholder-engaged, solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research initiative focused on the future of dams. The initiative builds on NEST’s experience in advancing the theory and practice of sustainability science, and is supported in part by a $6 million, 4-year NSF EPSCoR grant. We have assembled an exceptional team of more than 20 faculty from six New England institutions (University of New Hampshire, University of Maine, University of Rhode Island, Keene State College, University of Southern Maine and Rhode Island School of Design) with expertise that spans and integrates the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, and design.

Using dams in New England as a model system, this NEST initiative will examine the economic, technological, ecological, social, and political trade-offs associated with different kinds of dam decisions (e.g., increasing power production at existing hydropower dams; installing new power production technology at non-power dams; maintaining existing but non-power dams for recreation or habitat; or removing dams to restore diadromous fisheries or address safety concerns). Our approach to problem solving is strongly dependent upon, and benefits from, the local knowledge and know-how of diverse stakeholders representing government, business and industry, and non-governmental organizations.

Currently Available Opportunities:

Undergraduate Research Assistant

The New England Sustainability Consortium is seeking to hire an undergraduate research assistant for Spring and Summer 2017 to support work on NEST’s Future of Dams project. The selected candidate will assist with ongoing research about communication, collaboration, and media in relation to decision making about dams in Maine. The primary responsibilities are to work with researchers to complete a database of news articles about dams and assist with stakeholder interviews, technical reports, and other outputs

The compensation for this position is $9.70 an hour for 10 hours of work per week through mid-May and 30 to 40 hours per week from mid-May through the end of August. Reimbursement is included for travel within Maine to conduct interviews and attend stakeholder meetings.

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Tyler Quiring at tyler.quiring@maine.edu; (207) 581-3396 or Bridie McGreavy at bridie.mcgreavy@maine.edu ; (207) 581-1943. To apply, please include a brief letter of interest and a resume.

Job for Seniors/ Alums: Education Recruitment of Teachers & Administartors

Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in college-prep, independent, and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot, merit) schools across the nation and internationally. These schools are exciting, vibrant communities that provide recent college graduates an excellent opportunity to work in a setting that is collaborative and unique.Carney, Sandoe & Associates is busy actively looking for current seniors who may be interested in teaching next year, and I hope you will pass this message onto your students.

We are looking for students with an undergraduate or graduate degree in the subject they would like to teach (English, history, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, Spanish, music, etc.). Each year, we help match job seekers with positions in all primary and secondary subjects. Teaching certification is not required, and our personal and professional services are completely free for job seekers.

Our application can be found on our website. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Devon A. Tadler | Associate Director of Operations and Senior Recruitment Manager
Carney, Sandoe & Associates
44 Bromfield Street | Boston, MA 02108