Executive Director/Educational Coordinator – Dover-Foxcroft, ME
Organization: Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District
Position Title: Executive Director/Educational Coordinator
Location: Dover-Foxcroft, ME (Piscataquis County)
Hours & Compensation: Full-time. Salary dependent on skills and experience.
Application Deadline: None posted.
Posted On: March 29, 2013.
Piscataquis County, located in central Maine, was incorporated in 1838 and covers 3960 square miles, or 2.53 million acres. The county is the size of the State of Connecticut. There is a population of only 17,000 people, living primarily in the southern section of the county, many of whom depend upon the forests and farm fields for their livelihoods.
Forests cover 98% of the county and the remaining area includes 35,000 acres in farming, including livestock, crops, diverse farming enterprises and sustainable agriculture, and also 258,000 acres of water bodies. Maine’s largest lake, Moosehead Lake, is located in Piscataquis County, as well as the Piscataquis River and more waterfalls than any other county in Maine. There are countless other lakes, ponds, streams, rolling hills, mountains and valleys teaming with native fish and wildlife, including American bald eagles and moose. Mount Katahdin, Maine’s tallest mountain peak at 5,269 feet is located in Baxter State Park in Piscataquis County. There are abundant recreational opportunities, include hiking, snowmobiling, hunting, ATV exploration, boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, cross country skiing, ice climbing, snowshoeing and more. The annual precipitation is about 40 inches and there are about 120 frost-free days. Summer temperatures range from 60-90 degrees and winter temperatures from freezing to -30 degrees.
Piscataquis County is less than 1 hour from Bangor, about 4 hours from Boston and about 1 ½ hours to the ocean. The region is becoming a destination for nature-based tourism, cultural heritage exploration and family fun through its many festivals and events. Piscataquis County derives its name from the Indian word meaning “Rapid or Flowing Waters, and is a great place to live, work and raise a family because of its natural beauty, small, close knit communities and access to diverse opportunities in the State of Maine.
Seeking an individual for our Dover – Foxcroft office. The qualified candidate must have broad knowledge and interest in natural resource conservation and agriculture. Must have excellent managerial, oral and written communication skills, the ability to work well independently and be a team player. The successful applicant will work closely with a volunteer Board of Supervisors, the USDA agencies at the Dover-Foxcroft Service Center and will oversee an administrative assistant. Computer skills are required, including Microsoft Office Suite to produce newsletters, agency reports and press releases and to maintain the agency’s website. The preferred candidate will also have grant writing and/or fundraising experience and will be an effective public speaker.
- Coordinate PCSWCD services, projects, and programs
- Develop promotional media for public relations outreach
- Communicate with clients, partnering agencies, and organizations
- Maintain records and generate reports as required.
- Provide support to affiliate USDA agencies.
- Occasional evening or weekend work.
- Some travel for meetings and events.
- Broad knowledge and interest in natural resource conservation and agriculture.
- Excellent managerial, oral, and written communication skills
- Ability to work well independently and be a team player.
- Computer skills required, including Microsoft Office Suite.
- Grant writing and/or fundraising experience.
- Effective public speaker.
How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample.