Friends of Merrymeeting Bay – an active, membership-driven grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the preservation, protection, and enhancement of the natural ecosystems of Merrymeeting Bay – seeks a Coordinator/Organizer. We employ a variety of strategies to fulfill our mission, including land protection, advocacy, research, education, and membership activities.
Merrymeeting Bay is a freshwater tidal estuary of international significance, known for its populations of rare plants, anadromous fish, and migratory waterfowl.
The successful applicant will be passionate about our mission and the strategies therein. You must be able to work efficiently and independently from a home office, recognize priorities and work under the direction of the Steering Committee overall and the Chair in particular. Applicant should live in or be willing to relocate to the Bay area and be eager to learn.
Candidates should be experienced in foundation and non-foundation fundraising, administrative tasks, grassroots organizing and volunteer outreach. Experience in land protection, advocacy, research, and education is also desirable. Database management [Excel and Access] as well as excellent writing and verbal skills are essential. Knowledge of HTML to maintain website will be helpful.
This is a full-time position with a salary range from $28,000 - $34,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include a flexible work schedule, sick and vacation policy, and additional contribution towards health care. Some evening and weekend work is required. Passion for the work and the environment are key.
Send resume, three references, and two writing samples [one should be a brief hypothetical Letter of Interest (LOI) submitted to FOMB as a potential grantor, for a piece of conservation land you want to protect in Dresden; and the other, your choice] to Ed Friedman at Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, P.O. Box 233, Richmond, ME, 04357 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Position closes when suitable candidate is hired. Electronic submissions are preferred. Questions can be directed to Ed at 207-666-3372.
More information about FOMB and complete job description may be obtained from our web site at www.friendsofmerrymeetingbay.org . Particularly useful materials may be found under the “Cybrary” link and in issues of our newsletter Merrymeeting News in the “About FOMB” section.
P.O. Box 233, Richmond, ME, 04357