Dedicated to the conservation and protection of native ecosystems, farm and forestlands, watersheds,
and scenic landscapes for the benefit of wild and human communities in western Maine.
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Western Foothills Land Trust is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
WFLT PO Box 107, 445 Main Street, Norway, Maine 04268 | 207-739-2124
Program Coordinator (Part-time)
The Western Foothills Land Trust (WFLT) is a non-profit that protects over 7000 acres in the greater Oxford Hills area of western Main and manages over 20 miles of recreational trails on 6 preserves. Roberts Farm Preserve in Norway, includes groomed Nordic trails, a warming hut, and an active winter schedule of events and programs. WFLT is a growing organization that seeks to hire an energetic, motivated individual to fill the new role of part-time Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will work approximately 16 hours/week to develop, implement, and grow WFLT community offerings events and education sessions, guest speakers and land-based activities for all ages. This is a grant-funded one year position with potential for continued employment.
Specific areas of responsibility include:
• Working with the Executive Director and the Board to fulfill the outreach/communications and program needs of WFLT in the community supporting all public-facing events with organizing, planning, related communications and follow-up.
• Design, lead and implement innovative programs in partnership with other local partner institutions.
• Raise awareness via social media, web and print and other community channels– support all communications efforts regarding the Trust, its mission and the programs it offers.
• Help to nurture volunteers and staff events in the community, including the Norway Triathlon.
• Work in partnership with WFLT board committees to make the organization a success.
• Demonstrated leadership, communication, and task-management capabilities.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills. Ability to work with people of all ages. Extroverted with ability to generate enthusiasm for conservation and land protection.
• Ability to work independently to create and manage projects and work plans.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical as demonstrated proficiency with social media and the ability to lead groups.
• Knowledge of science, outdoor skills, natural resource systems, and western Maine a plus.
• Previous experience with a Land Trust or local conservation organization, working in communities useful, but not required.
• Hiking, Nordic skiing experience a plus.
• CPR and Basic First Aid a plus. A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a closely related field is preferred.
• Experience in using suite of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and Publisher
• Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle
Start Date & Compensation:
May 1 start date. Compensation is $12-$15 an hour depending on experience.
To Apply: Applications are due April 17th, 2017.
Please email a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com with “Program Coordinator” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please.
Posted April 4, 2017