CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Program Coordinator (Part-time, flexible schedule)


The Western Foothills Land Trust (WFLT) is a non-profit that protects over 7,000 acres in the greater Oxford
Hills and manages 32 miles of recreational trails on 6 preserves. One preserve, Roberts Farm 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 motivated individual to fill the role of pt Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will work approximately 20 hours/week to develop, and implement WFLT’s community offerings including events and education sessions, guest speakers, and land-based activities for all ages. This is a grant-funded position with potential for continued employment. WFLT is an equal opportunity employer.


Areas of responsibility include:
- Managing a safe warming hut operation adhering to all CDC guidelines for skiing facilities winter 2021.
- 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 with user groups 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.
- Lead staffing and finding volunteers for programs and events in the community.
- Help with organization, registration, and volunteer staffing of the Norway Triathlon.
- Work in partnership with WFLT board committees to make the organization a success.


Qualifications:
- 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.
- Experience with a conservation organization and working in communities useful, but not required.
- Nordic skiing experience a plus.
- Must meet public school requirements for background check and volunteer training. Current CPR and
Basic First Aid a plus. A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a closely related field is preferred.


How to Apply:

If you think this position would be a good fit for you, send a cover letter and resume to WFLT Executive
Director, Lee Dassler lee@wfltmaine.org by November, 30, 2020. Please use “WFLT Program
Coordinator” as the email subj.

Associate Development Director Position

 

Full-time (32-40 hours/week) 

Position Summary: 

The Associate Development Director will be an experienced and skilled manager and work closely with the  Executive Director to promote the growth and healthy development of the Trust from grants and major gift  development to day-to-day operations. The Associate Development Director will set or enhance operational,  administrative and fundraising systems to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency that align with  WFLT’s conservation priorities. 

Essential Functions: 

Development 

• Work closely with the ED and board to plan, implement, and coordinate effective multi-year fundraising  strategies and plans for gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, and/or individual donors.

• Engage with donors and potential donors, foundations, and other funding sources 

• Work with Membership Director to implement member recruitment and engagement. Finance and Operations 

• Responsible for finance and office management. 

• Act as lead staff member supporting the Executive Director, bookkeeper, and Board Treasurer,  preparing monthly reports and providing financial analyses to assist in decisions and actions and ensure  success in budgeting and financial accountability. 

• Ensure development and implementation of policies and procedures to qualify WFLT for accreditation  and oversees the accreditation process. 

Other Duties 

• Assist Board of Directors’ meetings and attend Board and committee meetings as needed.

• Assist the accreditation process as needed. 

Core Competencies and Requirements: 

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in public sector/non-profit finance, non-profit or public administration or  related field and a minimum of 5 years of operations and accounting experience with a non-profit  organization, preferably a land trust. 

• Comfort with and proven skills in fundraising, donor management, and grant writing .

• Fluency with MS Office, Quickbooks Online, Little Green Light donor management software.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey financial information in a  manner that is easy for others to understand. 

• Ability to collaborate with others and to work independently; experience managing staff.

• Familiarity with land trusts and their mission of the conservation, acquisition and stewardship ofland.

• Familiarity with land trust accreditation process desired. 

• Access to reliable internet speed for remote work as needed.  

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. To apply,  submit cover letter and resume with list of references to: lee@wfltmaine.org.