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job alert: maine land trust network - land trust coordinator

Posted: August 8 2022

Job post: https://www.mltn.org/job/land-trust-coordinator/


The Land Trust Coordinator conserves riparian and upland properties in service of the Downeast Salmon Federation’s mission to restore Atlantic salmon and other sea-run fish species to the rivers of Downeast Maine. These responsibilities include designing and brokering the transactions necessary to conserve important riverine and upland habitat in Downeast Maine; raising land acquisition and conservation easement funds, managing our holdings to Land Trust Alliance accreditation standards, and raising the funds necessary to finance the Land Trust’s operational expenses.


  • Be a regional leader educating and inspiring regional residents in the importance and benefits of land and river conservation
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with all landowners from whom we hold conservation easements and lease agreements
  • Works in teams with DSF Habitat Restoration and Fisheries staff and partners to improve the suitability of our properties to optimize ecological function
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with landowners of high-priority lands
  • Cultivate and steward funders via site visits, personal communication, and other outreach
  • Identify and evaluate conservation opportunities; maintain a catalog of high priority lands
  • Create and maintain a catalog of DSF’s land ownership in each of our priority watersheds
  • Establish and maintain partnerships and productive relationships with state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions to identify and pursue innovative land and river conservation projects
  • Complete the LTA accreditation process
  • Supervises, trains those staff assigned to the DSF LT activities
  • Monitor our current holdings per LTA accreditation specifications
  • Coordinate volunteers to perform stewardship tasks
  • Prepare and present Land Trust conservation, grant, and project reports for Board and committee meetings


  • The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of aquatic ecosystems, riparian management, and community-based fisheries management 
  • At least three years of applicable experience in riparian ecology, fisheries biology, and/or land acquisition
  • Experience in community relations and environmental stewardship
  • Experience with conservation easements and property acquisitions
  • Experience working with, or as part of, a non-profit organization
  • Experience managing budgets and grants


Please submit a cover letter and resume to: [email protected] with Land Trust Coordinator in the subject line.