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. 

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.

For inquiries about employment, please contact the director listed on the job opportunity.

Current Job Openings

EdGE Youth Development Coordinator

The EdGE Youth Development Coordinator supports programs and initiatives that leverage school partnerships to increase youth knowledge, development, resilience, aspirations, and leadership skills. Based in Cherryfield, the EdGE program engages more than 700 children and their families in collaborative and innovative afterschool, summer, and in-school programs. The EdGE Youth Development Coordinator works with students and families to create strong relationships that support their goals. This position is responsible for managing, planning, and overseeing the EdGE afterschool program at the Rose M. Gaffney School in Machias as well as  contributing to school-day programs, supporting EdGE summer camps and the Marion Kane Leadership program, and supporting Downeast Campus family engagement programs.


    • Plan, deliver, and lead afterschool programming based on child and educational development theories/practice and the Mission’s Education Plan
    • Create and implement EdGE curriculum based on appropriate developmental levels
    • Form healthy relationships with staff and students
    • Deliver a content area in the Marion Kane Leadership program
    • Plan, direct, and oversee summer camps
    • Plan and facilitate programs and activities that engage youth and their families 
    • Serve as a resource for youth and families, connecting them with the Downeast family engagement programs
    • Supervise part-time staff at afterschool program and summer camps
    • Act as positive role model and mentor to EdGE youth
    • Model appropriate behavior
    • Participate in, support, and oversee overnight EdGE, EdGE Journey, and youth related Downeast Campus programs and activities
    • Train, mentor, supervise, and collaborate with EdGE Program Director to evaluate paid and volunteer team members
    • Administer hiring paperwork for part-time employees and oversee payroll timesheets
    • Identify potential student assistants and volunteers
    • Collect and record data on attendance and activities; assist with program evaluation tools
    • Support Downeast Campus programs
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

As a 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


    • Desire to make a positive impact on youth’s lives
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently
    • Experience teaching or working with young people
    • Understanding of child development and education theories/practice
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Maine Education Technician Certification at time of hire or earned within three months of employment
    • Commitment to maintaining a positive and safe environment for students and fellow workers
    • Covid-19 vaccination

Environmental and Working Conditions

This position is located both as Rose M. Gaffney School in Machias as well as the Mission’s Downeast Campus in Cherryfield. It involves both sedentary periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer or attending remote or live meetings as well as active periods engaging in indoor and outdoor activities with children. It also requires the ability to:

    • Drive a 15-passenger van with children in the vehicle
    • Deliver program equipment in personal vehicle
    • Sometimes work on evenings and weekends with occasional overnights
    • Travel between EdGE sites
    • Adhere to masking and social distancing requirements when necessary


Salary is between $39,000 and $42,000 with excellent benefits.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Ann Cox Halkett, Director of Administration. We will begin reviewing applications on January 21, 2022.

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

EdGE Afterschool Part-Time Staff

The Maine Seacoast Mission’s EdGE program is currently looking for part-time staff for afterschool programming. There are openings at multiple afterschool sites including Rose M. Gaffney Elementary and Cherryfield Elementary. Staff will lead activities and oversee groups of children. We are also hiring students to assist our lead staff. Afterschool staff will report to and work alongside the school’s EdGE site coordinator. Depending on the location, staff will work between two to four days a week from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Afterschool programs run from October through May.


    • Lead activities
    • Oversee groups of children
    • Form healthy relationships with staff and students
    • Act as positive role models and mentors
    • Model appropriate behavior
    • Participate in activities and lead by example
    • Assist with setup and cleanup of activities

Required Qualifications

    • A desire to work with children and oversee groups of children
    • A willingness to know and respect school and EdGE guidelines
    • The ability to recognize the importance of your role as an example to youth
    • Minimum age of 15
    • Maine Seacoast Mission requires COVID-19 vaccination verification and will consider accommodations for religious and medical based reasons, where applicable
    • Staff will be required to wear a mask indoors to help mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and to keep the children we work with safe
    • Ability to pass a background check


Pay is $12.75 to $22.00 per hour based on experience and qualifications

To Apply

If interested, please email Isaac Marnik, Director of EdGE, at imarnik@seacoastmission.org or call 207-546-4466.

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

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