Executive Director

Midcoast Conservancy Published: November 16, 2020
Edgecomb, ME
Job Type
CEO/ Senior Mgmt/ Exec Director /

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~ Midcoast Conservancy, a vibrant regional land trust, envisions a world where our lands and waters are healthy and protected and where nature occupies a place of central importance in every community. Our mission is to protect vital lands and waters on a scale that matters and to inspire wonder and action on behalf of all species and the Earth. ~

Position Summary

Ideal Candidate:

Midcoast Conservancy is seeking an experienced leader who is ready to guide our growth as a strong conservation and community-minded organization. The ideal candidate for the Executive Director position will be wise, visionary, inspirational, passionate, and able to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to members, donors, volunteers, partners, and our communities. They will bring strong knowledge of integrated land and water protection to their work and be adept at understanding and articulating ecological and scientific information to the public.

Working with the Board of Directors and committees, the ideal candidate’s entrepreneurial spirit and big picture perspective will help identify and pursue opportunities to expand support for the work of Midcoast Conservancy. The ability to successfully develop new initiatives, including earned income enterprises, is critical to increased conservation success and the organization’s long-term health and sustainability.

The ideal candidate possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills and is most comfortable working with a team while supporting an inclusive and empowering decision-making process. This person should be receptive to new ideas and value flexibility. They work seamlessly with all partners, from major funders, non-profit and for-profit enterprises to local officials and staff, bringing heart and passion to their work. Their significant operational management experience and previous work in a leadership role with a non-profit enable them to skillfully undertake the day-to-day management of operations.

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This position's responsibilities Include:

  • Managing a successful staffing structure
  • Supporting the strengths and differences of individual staff members
  • Establishing clear and realistic work plans that build in accountability
  • Implementing and monitoring metrics to measure organizational progress
  • Effective leadership of a diverse board of directors with a service area spanning a 500 sq. mile rural and coastal region


Ideal candidates for this position will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to Midcoast Conservancy, including:

  • Executive or senior level management experience
  • Knowledge of land conservation and water protection strategies
  • The ability to be a visionary leader and effective spokesperson comfortable working with all constituencies
  • The proven capacity to coach, manage, and develop engaged and diverse teams of staff and volunteers
  • Demonstrated skills in finance and budgeting, and in communicating that information effectively
  • A successful track record in fundraising and development, and in identifying revenue opportunities
  • Experience in growing programs and working in collaborative partnerships
  • Effectiveness in stewarding relationships and building new community connections
  • Successful experience leading strategic planning and organizational development
  • Supportive of strong board engagement and organizational governance
  • Value working with cultures that may be unfamiliar and appreciate the unique traditions, lifeways and industries of rural Maine
  • Value continuing education and learning, including First People’s cultural and historical relationship with our lands

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a letter of interest, resume with references, and salary requirements by December 15, 2020.
  • All submissions are confidential.

Midcoast Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. People from historically and currently under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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