Stewardship Director

York Land Trust Published: May 6, 2020
York, Maine
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Admin/ Gen Mgmt / Natural Resources/ Restoration

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~ Founded in 1986, York Land Trust has over 2,500 acres in its conservation holdings, including six public nature preserves. ~

To learn more about York Land Trust, please visit our website.

Position Overview

  • York Land Trust, a non-profit land conservation organization based in York, Maine seeks a proven leader for the position of Stewardship Director.
  • The Stewardship Director is responsible for a broad spectrum of management activities on York Land Trust’s conserved properties.


  • Conduct landowner outreach and annual monitoring, reporting and enforcement on conservation easement properties. Create baseline data for new conservation easements.
  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteers and interns to help carry out land management activities.
  • Seek and oversee work of professional contractors for certain land management activities including forest management, invasive species control, and construction of parking lots.
  • Construct and maintain public access trails and implement measures to restore and enhance habitats.
  • Conduct all planning, permitting, budgeting, and regulatory compliance for land management activities.
  • Develop maps, guides, signs, kiosks and other public use materials for YLT’s nature preserves.
  • Help determine conservation values on lands, and support land acquisition projects as needed.
  • Prepare natural resource inventories and management plans for conserved properties.
  • Maintain electronic, archived and field records for all YLT conserved properties.
  • Seek grant funding for stewardship projects and handle grant reports and administration.
  • Solicit, review and supervise occasional scientific research projects on YLT’s preserves.
  • Ensure that land management tools, equipment and machinery are properly maintained.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree and at least 6 years of experience in natural resources management, land stewardship and restoration or outdoor recreation/trails management is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, relationship building and public speaking ability.
  • Desire and ability to meet the significant physical demands that the position requires.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully plan and manage multiple projects and priorities at the same time.
  • Proven success leading and managing volunteers.
  • Strong GIS mapping and database skills are essential.
  • Grant writing and management experience is a plus.
  • Chain saw and carpentry skills are a plus.
  • Some weekend and evening work is required.


  • This is a full-time, salaried position with paid vacation time, health insurance and retirement benefits.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to upload your cover letter and resume by May 22, 2020,  attn: Search Committee.
  • No phone calls please.

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