Employment Opportunities

The Downeast Salmon Federation is hiring!


Office Assistant


This part-time position primarily supports the Executive Director and the overall needs of the
organization. The individual must be able to work independently on the tasks assigned and treat their
coworkers, board members and visitors with respect and professionalism. The individual must be
computer literate and able to multi-task, be informed about DSF, and maintain good work ethics.
This position reports to the Executive Director. The position will focus for approximately 10 hours per
week on a diverse array of current administrative tasks ranging from purchasing to research to
organizational projects; education & outreach (event planning, assistance, displays, visitor tours, etc.);
and general support of the current needs of the organization. The position will work for 5 hours per week
specifically with the bookkeeper to assist with donation and fundraising data entry and provide associated
administrative support for tracking and reporting on fundraising efforts. The final 5 hours will support our
Land Trust program as DSF moves toward Land Trust Accreditation assisting with the maintenance of
DSF property files, documentation, and LTA general support.


  • Member of administrative/financial team composed of the associate director, office manager, bookkeeper and administrative assistant.

  • Provides administrative support for Office Manager and other professional staff as needed

  • Enter donations as received into Neon and produce fundraising reports

  • Land trust—maintains files, stewardship records, portfolios and spreadsheets

  • Supports LT accreditation administrative needs

  • Organizes office, visitor displays, printed materials, library, maps and press

  • Supports special projects as needed – data entry, tracking, research

  • Filing, research and record retention

  • Outreach events & materials support

Overall strategic objectives administrative support

Rate of Pay:
$17 per hour



Please submit a cover letter and resume to: charlie@mainesalmonrivers.org with OFFICE ASSISTANT in the subject line.


Land Trust Coordinator



The Land Trust Coordinator conserves riparian and upland properties in service of the Downeast Salmon Federation’s mission to restore Atlantic salmon and other sea-run fish species to the rivers of Downeast Maine. These responsibilities include designing and brokering the transactions necessary to conserve important riverine and upland habitat in Downeast Maine; raising land acquisition and conservation easement funds, managing our holdings to Land Trust Alliance accreditation standards, and raising the funds necessary to finance the Land Trust’s operational expenses.


  • Be a regional leader educating and inspiring regional residents in the importance and benefits of land and river conservation

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with all landowners from whom we hold conservation easements and lease agreements

  • Works in teams with DSF Habitat Restoration and Fisheries staff and partners to improve the suitability of our properties to optimize ecological function

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with landowners of high-priority lands

  • Cultivate and steward funders via site visits, personal communication, and other outreach

  • Identify and evaluate conservation opportunities; maintain a catalog of high priority lands

  • Create and maintain a catalog of DSF’s land ownership in each of our priority watersheds

  • Establish and maintain partnerships and productive relationships with state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions to identify and pursue innovative land and river conservation projects

  • Complete the LTA accreditation process

  • Supervises, trains those staff assigned to the DSF LT activities

  • Monitor our current holdings per LTA accreditation specifications

  • Coordinate volunteers to perform stewardship tasks

  • Prepare and present Land Trust conservation, grant, and project reports for Board and committee meetings



  • The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of aquatic ecosystems, riparian management, and community-based fisheries management 

  • At least three years of applicable experience in riparian ecology, fisheries biology, and/or land acquisition

  • Experience in community relations and environmental stewardship

  • Experience with conservation easements and property acquisitions

  • Experience working with, or as part of, a non-profit organization

  • Experience managing budgets and grants



Please submit a cover letter and resume to: charlie@mainesalmonrivers.org with Land Trust Coordinator in the subject line.