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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

Job Opening

 

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.

 

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.

• 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:
staff@wfltmaine.org with “Program Coordinator” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please.

 

 

Posted April 4, 2017