The families in our Maine communities are facing enormous challenges around food, isolation, and health care. Working with the Mission is a way of helping to make important change in the lives of good people. The work is rewarding, and the people we work with are inspiring. Our region of Maine is a wonderful place to live and work, known for safe, neighborly towns and a wide array of natural resources perfect for outdoor adventures.

For a career with the Maine Seacoast Mission, please see below for current openings:

Community Engagement Coordinator


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If you’d like to join the Mission as a volunteer and make a significant impact in the lives of Downeast and outer island families, please visit our Volunteer page.

Current Job Openings

Community Engagement Coordinator 

Maine Seacoast Mission, one of Maine’s oldest and most trusted nonprofits, seeks a capable and welcoming team member to join the Mission Downeast team.

An integral part of the Mission team based at our Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, the Community Engagement Coordinator provides community and family engagement activities, programs, and events for the Downeast community. The coordinator is responsible for workday, evening, weekend, and some holiday outreach programs that promote belonging and growth for youth, families, seniors, and community, with a focus on children and families participating in our EdGE programs. The coordinator also works with volunteers and provides organizing, facilities, and technical support to Mission staff and community partners hosting activities on our campus.

The successful candidate will share the Mission commitment to thriving Downeast communities and embody the spirit of partnership and inclusive welcome for which the Mission is known. Community Engagement Coordinator must be successful working collaboratively, independently, and in community. Must be comfortable with technology including knowledge of or willingness to learn public address systems, digital projection, computers, and Microsoft Office 365 products. The work schedule is generally Tuesday through Sunday during times of day when community members are available for activities, often in the evening.


  • Work with Downeast Director to establish and maintain a Community Engagement program plan and annual calendar of activities
  • Develop and implement activities that support children, families, adults, and/or seniors in our community to engage with one another, and with the Mission
  • Coordinate with staff at other community organizations to support partnership strategies. 
  • Coordinate Mission Downeast participation in broader community events, such as festivals, fairs, and parades
  • Manage Christmas program; supervise volunteers; coordinate with area agencies, schools, and organizations to serve individuals; and track data related to requests, deliveries, and distributions
  • Work closely with EdGE program directors to implement family engagement curriculum
  • Work with Downeast Director to manage community and campus requests for use of indoor and outdoor campus spaces and coordinate with other staff to provide access and support, such as kitchen, technology, and audio/visual
  • Collaborate across all Mission Downeast programs to create opportunities for families and individuals to gather through educational activities
  • Use various research and evaluation methods to measure program quality; establish metrics; collect student, family, and partner feedback to determine program direction and goals within Mission Downeast and Mission goals and initiatives. This includes identifying appropriate metrics and overseeing data collection, organization, presentation, and analysis 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

 As part of the Maine Seacoast Mission 

  • Promote and embody the Mission as a welcoming and inclusive organization, where all people are valued and respected
  • Support the values and purpose of the Maine Seacoast Mission as expressed in the “Living the Mission” conceptual framework and mission statement
  • Uphold the reputation of the Mission and honor the trust built over generations between the Mission and the communities in which we work


  • Experience working with people of all ages, especially youth, families, and seniors
  • Ability to make people feel welcomed and valued, to be non-judgmental and focus on strengths and assets of individuals
  • Knowledge of community work
  • Organizational skills Written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft 365 SharePoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Ability to collaborate with other organization and individuals; strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and with a team
  • Comfort with technology including public address systems and digital projection
  • Some college; bachelor’s degree preferred Valid driver’s license and working vehicle

Special Position Requirements 

  • Drive a 15-passenger van with individuals in the vehicle
  • Willing to work a Tuesday- Saturday schedule and be available to work outside regular business hours, including evenings

Work Requirements

  • Lift up to 25 pounds
  • Willingness to get CPR and First Aid certified
  • Willingness to get ServSafe certified


The salary range is $42,500 to $45,000 with excellent benefits.  Salary commensurate with preparation.

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Chief People Officer Sally Clinton. Application review will begin on January 2, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

The Maine Seacoast Mission believes diversity makes us stronger and is an equal opportunity employer.

Our work is your work, made possible by your generous gifts.

No matter how hard times get, the Mission will be there, helping sustain and strengthen families and communities. Please join us. Your donations bring warmth when it’s cold, shed light where it’s dark, and give strength when burdens grow heavy.

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