Position Opening: Executive Director
Downeast Lakes Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2001 by local residents in Grand Lake Stream, Maine that owns and manages a 34,000-acre Community Forest for wildlife habitat, public recreation, and a sustainable forest economy. The Trust is in the final stages of a capital campaign to acquire an adjacent 22,000-acre forest and developing its management plan.
DLLT’s Executive Director leads a dynamic community based organization with support from a small internal team and an engaged Board of Directors, as well as community volunteers. The ED exemplifies the Trust’s principles of low overhead, innovative approaches and active local community connection while pursuing our mission of contributing to the environmental and economic well-being of the Downeast Lakes area. While DLLT’s fund-raising, strategy and inspiration require strong personal leadership and network management, the ED is very much a hands-on position, knowing the property intimately and using this knowledge to improve it for the purposes of traditional forestry harvesting and enjoyment by local and visiting outdoors people. In leading a young organization with a strong platform, the ED leverages the existing governance, mission and assets while using enthusiasm, experience and hard work to develop DLLT’s next level.
To Apply: Submit a letter, resume, and list of references as a single document in an email attachment to DLLTsearch@downeastlakes.org.