Downeast Lakes Land Trust
Position Opening – Community Forest Manager
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Grand Lake Stream, with a mission to contribute to the long-term economic and environmental well-being of the Downeast Lakes region through the conservation and exemplary management of its forests and waters. DLLT sustainably manages the 33,708-acre Farm Cove Community Forest for wildlife habitat, forest products, and public recreation. We are seeking to expand our work through the 21,870-acre West Grand Lake Community Forest Project as described on our website, www.downeastlakes.org.
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) Community Forest Manager (CFM), working with the Executive Director and the Forest Resources Committee of the Board of Directors, manages the DLLT community forests for conservation, economic, and recreational purposes. The CFM provides experience, highly developed professional skills, dedication to sustainable forestry, and communications capability to a small organization that has become a model for operation of a true community forest; providing local residents and visitors with the benefits of the traditional activities in and on Maine woods and waters, while supporting a local and growing economy based on those resources.
Committee Support: The CFM works with an engaged volunteer committee structure to develop projects that further DLLT’s mission. The CFM prepares committee agendas and reports, and participates in Forest Resources and Wildlife Habitat Committee meetings and other meetings as needed.
Staff and Volunteer Support: This position is under the direct supervision of the Executive Director and collaborates with a small, dedicated full-time staff as well as seasonal positions. The CFM provides support for interns, contractors, technicians, and volunteers working in the Community Forest Manager’s areas of responsibility.
Location: The position is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. This is a small, rural community (winter pop. 100) with a traditional natural resource-based economy focused on outdoor recreational tourism and the timber products industry. Amenities are available in nearby towns including Calais (30 miles), Machias (70 miles), and Bangor (100 miles).
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications.
Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references in a single document by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, ATTN: Community Forest Manager Position. For more information on the Downeast Lakes Land Trust, see www.downeastlakes.org. DLLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applications must be received by Monday, April 11th.