Deputy Director (full-time, flexible schedule)

posted 8/27/21

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 a motivated individual committed to the work of rural land and water conservation to fill the role of Deputy Director. A full-time position (indoor, outdoors, and remote), the Deputy Director will assist with the implementation of WFLT’s strategic plan, spending approximately half of their time developing and implementing WFLT’s community offerings including events, nature-based programs, and land-based activities. The other half of their time will be devoted to sharing operations and management of the Trust with the Executive Director, including office management, fund raising, land transactions, and working to apply for LTA accreditation. WFLT is an equal opportunity employer.


Areas of responsibility include:

  • Manage the Land Trust’s programs. This includes staffing the programs, identifying and training volunteers to support the programs, and designing and implementing innovative recreational and nature-based programs in partnership with other organizations.

  • Manage the Land Trust’s winter recreation program and warming hut operation at Roberts Farm Preserve.

  • Work closely with the Executive Director on the Land Trust’s office management, financial reporting and bank account management, and land acquisitions.

  • Work with WFLT board and committees to grow and sustain a vibrant organization.

  • Work with the Executive Director and the Board to fulfill the outreach/communications and program needs of WFLT in the community.

  • Work with Community Engagement Coordinator on program outreach and WFLT awareness via social media, web and print and other community channels.

  • Assist with the organization, registration, and volunteer staffing of the annual Norway Triathlon, Winter Festivals, and other Land Trust events.  

  • Support WFLT’s land trust accreditation process.

  • Share office communications with Community Engagement Coordinator.

  • Assist with ongoing organizing archival and digital storage of documents and records.




  • 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.

  • Familiarity with conservation organization or land trust processes in general required.

  • Familiarity with the Land Trust Alliance accreditation useful, but not required.

  • Snowshoeing and 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:

By September 17, 2021 please attach cover letter and resume to: 

Please put Deputy Director Position in subject field.