Sebago Clean Waters is seeking a full-time Land Conservation Project Manager to join our team to advance our forestland conservation goals in the Sebago Lake watershed. Sebago Clean Waters (SCW) is a 10-member coalition of organizations working toward a shared goal of permanently conserving 25% of the forestland in Maine’s Sebago Lake watershed to protect water quality, wildlife habitat, and economic and community benefits. Since formalizing its collaboration in 2017, the coalition has conserved over 9,500 watershed acres of forestland, engaged numerous business partners, garnered regional and national media attention, and secured significant public and private funding for conservation. To learn more, visit sebagocleanwaters.org.
Summary Position Description
The Sebago Clean Waters Land Conservation Project Manager is a full-time, grant-funded position. The position is fully funded for two years, partially funded for five years, and SCW has a goal to secure full funding for at least five years. The Land Conservation Project Manager’s primary responsibilities are the development and implementation of land protection projects in the Sebago Lake watershed. The Land Conservation Project Manager will primarily support and manage land protection projects at Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) and Western Foothills Land Trust (WFLT) with additional support to Mahoosuc Land Trust (MLT). Other responsibilities include the administration of LELT and WFLT Lands Committees, GIS management, baseline documentation, and land protection support for the watershed-wide SCW initiative. See full position description here.
SCW is committed to building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive conservation sector in Maine. We invite a diversity of experiences and ways of thinking, knowing that difference will help our team think and work in creative ways. We highly encourage candidates from all backgrounds, cultures, communities, and identities to apply for this position.
Supervision: The Land Conservation Project Manager will report to the SCW Partnership Director with project-specific direction from the land trust partner organizations (WFLT, LELT, and MLT) and be employed by SCW’s staff host organization, Loon Echo Land Trust.
Location: The position is based in the Sebago Lake watershed. A regular office presence is expected at the WFLT and LELT offices in Norway and Bridgton, respectively, and remote work may also be arranged. Work time will involve a mix of computer-based work, virtual and in person meetings, and field visits.
Compensation: $50,000-$60,000 annual salary, plus paid time off, health, and retirement benefits.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three recent references as a single pdf document (preferred, or 2-3 pdf documents) with a file name [lastname]_[first name].pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 22, 2022. The search committee plans to begin interviewing candidates within four weeks of this date with a goal of onboarding the successful candidate in June 2022. No phone calls please.