Employment Opportunities

The Downeast Salmon Federation is hiring!


2022 Habitat Project Coordinator

The Habitat Project Coordinator will implement a work plan developed by three project partners
collaborating on the conservation and restoration of coastal rivers, streams, and salt marshes in
eastern Maine: Downeast Salmon Federation, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and The Nature
Conservancy. The biologist/ecologist will need strong organizational, planning, oral and written
communication and community outreach and skills. S/he must possess a good understanding of
diadromous fish and salt marsh ecology, conservation, and restoration in the region. This
individual should have experience working collaboratively with federal, state, municipal
governments, NGO’s, and other interested parties and the ability to work autonomously while
keeping project partners apprised of progress, opportunities, issues and problems.
This position supports and coordinates partner activities for coastal marsh, river restoration, and
fish passage improvement projects. The individual must work effectively with peers and
associates to review existing data and prioritize coastal smelt, brook trout, sea level rise, salt
marsh migration and culvert focused projects. This individual will provide planning, fundraising,
and implementation assistance and will seek and write grants to fund project planning and
implementation. Experience managing multiple projects is preferred.

Bachelor’s degree is required. Three years of related experience, preferably, managing or
implementing environmental projects; and the willingness and ability to work differing hours and
travel as (and when) necessary, occasionally on weekends and evenings.
Significant travel is required within the region. Field work is performed in a variety of outdoor
locations and requires an ability to manage uneven terrain and in all weather conditions.

This position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package.
More information about the three project partners can be found at:

TO APPLY: Submit resume, cover letter, and three references to  tracy@mainesalmonrivers.org