The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust is seeking a full-time Conservation Coordinator to help with managing its properties and growing portfolio.
About the organization:
The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) is a registered non-profit, charitable organization that was incorporated in 2003 to conserve wilderness properties in Eastern Ontario for the long term. MMLT’s region spans the drainage basin of the Mississippi River and the adjoining lands northward to the Madawaska River. Our mission is to legally protect and steward private lands that have ecological, biodiverse, aesthetic, and cultural value, while at the same time fostering community engagement with nature. MMLT currently has ten properties entrusted to its care, covering approximately 3,060 acres (1,238 hectares) of lands with significant ecological value. We work with volunteers, members, families, and friends to preserve the land and provide the best wilderness experience possible for thousands of visitors of all ages to MMLT’s properties each year.
About the Position:
The Conservation Coordinator will be responsible for completing ecological and biological monitoring, managing volunteers, overseeing maintenance, and prioritizing improvements to MMLT properties to both enhance visitor experience and protect sensitive ecosystems. The development of reports on each property, including inventories, assessments, and stewardship plans is a key role. The Conservation Coordinator will also be involved in the process of acquiring new properties to manage, in close collaboration with MMLT’s Executive Director, property managers and committees, and with external stakeholders such as landowners, funders, appraisers, lawyers, and other professionals. A conservation-minded approach to property management and enthusiastic community engagement and promotion of MMLT’s vision and goals are important factors in this position. Please see the full, detailed job description HERE for more information.
This is a one-year term position starting mid to late-August 2023 (with the potential for extension). The Conservation Coordinator must have a reliable vehicle to access the properties in the MMLT portfolio. The successful candidate will have the option of working from home but will be based at the MMLT offices at 10970 Highway 7, Carleton Place, ON, K7C 3P1.
For more information and to submit your resume with a letter of interest detailing your relevant qualifications and experience, please contact the Executive Director by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 613-253-2722.
Applications are requested by no later than Monday, July 17, 2023 at 12:00 PM (noon). Please note that eligible applications will be considered for immediate interview upon receipt. Interviews will be held in-person at the MMLT offices by July 28, 2023.
We thank all who apply, but only candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.