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~ In 1985 a small group of Cape residents formed the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT; pronounced “selt”) to help preserve natural areas of scenic beauty for future residents and visitors to explore and appreciate. ~
For past generations, the character of Cape Elizabeth was defined by a rich agricultural heritage and a spectacular rocky coastline with close ties to the ocean. Modern day Cape Elizabeth has evolved into a more suburban community, yet still retains a rural character that is increasingly rare in Southern Maine. Only minutes away from the City of Portland, Cape Elizabeth offers miles of unspoiled trails through woodlands, fields and coastline.
Since its inception, the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust has permanently protected over 680 acres of land for public benefit. As a community-based organization, CELT strives to maintain neighborhood trail access to protected lands and to provide new, and lasting protection of valued lands in Cape Elizabeth. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, CELT is recognized as a 501(c)3 tax-deductible, charitable organization. Currently the organization is staffed by a full-time Executive Director, a full-time Membership and Development Manager, and a part-time Education Coordinator.
CELT is seeking to hire a part-time Stewardship Manager (16-20 hours/week including some evening and weekends) to work with the Stewardship Committee to identify, assess, and prioritize stewardship needs at CELT properties and to develop and implement plans to address those needs.
- Work independently or with volunteers, contractors, and vendors to monitor easements and fee lands.
- Maintain the Property Information System.
- Oversee habitat conservation.
- Coordinate volunteer management of invasive species.
- Coordinate volunteers or contractors to create and maintain trails.
- Organize work parties, and work with community groups to expand volunteer capacity.
- Create GIS maps.
- Oversee seasonal property maintenance.
- Develop and execute property management plans.
- Support staff in stewardship related grants.
- Perform other tasks as requested to support the mission of CELT.
- A working knowledge of conservation biology and land management.
- Proficiency in GIS, excellent volunteer management skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Please click "Apply" below to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three to four references as one PDF to Cindy Krum, Executive Director, Cape Elizabeth Land Trust.
- In the cover letter, let us know how your knowledge, skills, and experience will enable you to excel in carrying out the responsibilities summarized in the Stewardship Position Description.
- Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.