President and CEO

Forest Society of Maine

Bangor, Maine

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $120,000 - $160,000

President and CEO
Bangor, ME

The Forest Society of Maine (FSM) is a state-wide land trust particularly focused on Maine’s North Woods, the largest expanse of forestland east of the Rocky Mountains. FSM is made up of people who care about the future of these lands and waters with its 5,000 lakes, its more than 4,000 miles of rivers and streams, its 12 million acres of productive forestlands, and its abundance of wildlife.

For forty years, FSM has helped pioneer landscape-scale forestland conservation through the development and implementation of conservation easements to sustain the ecological, economic, cultural, and recreational values of Maine’s forests.

The next leader of FSM must be ready to join with the Board in pursuing strategic goals in land conservation and stewardship through a proven ability in strategic leadership, fundraising, program management and oversight, collaborative ventures, and constituency building.

The ideal candidate will have a background that includes a high-level of strategic leadership and management combined with an extraordinary understanding of relationship-driven philanthropy, partnership, and constituent management with an emphasis on understanding the unique culture of Maine landowners. Knowledge of forests and commitment to FSM's approach to sustaining them as they become increasingly recognized as globally significant is central to this role. A pragmatic, results-oriented leader who is flexible and adaptable to change, who can nimbly and strategically respond to opportunities and challenges is required.
This leader is an effective ambassador who can effectively convey FSM's mission and vision to motivate partners and inspire public support for land conservation. Experience building effective coalitions with diverse partners and organizations. They exhibit a high level of emotional intelligence with a demonstrated ability to build trust and credibility with all partners. Humility, particularly with landowners and residents, rooted in respect and grace, is expected.

The compensation range for this position annually is between $120,000 - $160,000. FSM offers generous health insurance, retirement, PTO and other benefits.

The position will remain open until filled, but applicants are highly encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible to ensure full consideration.



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Category Admin & Leadership , General / Stewardship , Land Trust