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:

Youth Development Coordinator for EdGE Secondary and Post-Secondary Programs

Housing Improvement Coordinator


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

Youth Development Coordinator for EdGE Secondary and Post-Secondary Programs

Based in Cherryfield, the Mission’s youth development programs engage more than 800 students and their families in collaborative and innovative afterschool, summer, and in-school programs, and award nearly 100 post-secondary scholarships annually. The EdGE Secondary Youth Development Coordinator supports the Maine Seacoast Mission’s college and career aspirations programs, including the Mission Scholarship program and Journey, a 7th-12th grade youth mentoring and experiential education program. The Youth Development Coordinator implements the components of these programs in a way that upholds the Mission’s goals of improving academic performance, promoting individual responsibility for health and wellness, raising student aspirations, and developing strong and nurturing family relationships. The Youth Development Coordinator contributes to and collaborates with other Mission Downeast programming and staff as appropriate, including the Family and Community Engagement, EdGE Primary, and Davis Maine Scholarship programs.


  • Establish, foster, and support meaningful and productive relationships that build trust with students, families, and schools
  • Recruit, select, and mentor an annual Journey cohort of 7th – 12th grade students (15 students/cohort) from partner schools
  • Manage programming for at least three cohorts of Journey students
  • Facilitate in-school and after school support for Journey students either through one-on-one check-ins or cohort meetings.
  • Provide both academic and social emotional mentorship as students navigate pathways for career or college readiness
  • Design, coordinate, and participate in Journey trips, events, and cohort meetings centered on core goals of leadership development, environmental and cultural awareness, community service, and/or adventure-based recreation
  • Meet and collaborate with area school staff to ensure consistent, cohesive support for students
  • Plan and implement check-ins with Mission Scholarship recipients
  • Collaborate with Davis Maine Program Director to create and implement workshops, trainings, and other mentorship program support for Mission Scholars
  • Assist with the Mission Scholarship recruitment and interview process
  • Maintain program and student files, including data, and assure that pre and post-expedition paperwork and checks are completed correctly and on time
  • Pursue collaborations in the community and across Mission Downeast programs (e.g., Family Engagement Program and Good Neighbor Fund, EdGE)
  • Be an active member in Maine Seacoast Mission meetings, professional development, and initiatives to further the collective work
  • Attend required meetings and training, some requiring extended times away
  • Other duties as assigned

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.
  • Uphold the reputation of the Mission and honor the trust built over generations between the Mission and the communities in which we work



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated experience with and passion for working with youth, particularly middle school and high school students
  • Commitment to honoring, learning from, and contributing to the distinct coastal and island communities the Mission serves
  • An unwavering commitment to youth-development programming and data-driven program evaluation
  • Outstanding organizational management skills and the ability to mentor youth and volunteers
  • Ability to achieve strategic objectives
  • Strong written and verbal communication competencies: a persuasive and passionate communicator
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship management skills and a collaborative working style
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365


  • College admissions experience
  • Spanish

Special Position Requirements:

  • A clean driver’s license
  • Ability to drive a 15-passenger van with passengers
  • A working vehicle that can be used to deliver program equipment when necessary
  • A flexible schedule; availability to work outside regular working hours, including some evenings, weekends, and overnight trips
  • Ability to complete Challenge Course Training, CPR, and First Aid training

Physical Requirements of Position:

  • Physical ability and stamina for outdoor excursions and overnight camping trips
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to communicate verbally and visually to maintain safe conditions


Salary $43,500 with excellent benefits.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Ann Cox Halkett. We will begin reviewing applications on June 5.

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

Housing Improvement Program Coordinator

Working with partner agencies and volunteer groups from across Maine and the U.S., the Maine Seacoast Mission’s Housing Improvement Program repairs or rebuilds up to twenty homes in our community each year. Everyone deserves to live in a safe, dry, and warm home. When you help coordinate this program, you make a real difference in the lives of Downeast families as well as the volunteers who travel to Cherryfield to work together and help others.

We are looking for someone who is organized and dependable, has a basic knowledge of construction, cares about safety, and who likes and works well with people. This position requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to carry up to 50 pounds.

This is a seasonal position based in Cherryfield. Start and end dates are flexible. The program is active between May 15 and September 30. Some weekend and evening hours are required.


  • Greet and assist volunteer groups when they arrive and leave Cherryfield
  • Attend the weekly community meal with volunteers and homeowners
  • Conduct initial site visits with volunteer crew leaders; develop a materials and tools list for approval by the program director
  • Order materials and set up deliveries with the program director
  • Assist with housing repair work
  • Oversee worksites and volunteer groups to ensure safety and compliance with Mission Downeast procedures
  • Promote and embody the Mission as a welcoming and inclusive organization, where all people are valued and respected


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • General construction skills
  • Knowledge of standard construction worksite safety and safety precautions when using equipment and tools
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to carry loads up to 50 pounds


Pay starts at $20.00 per hour.

To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Ann Cox Halkett, Director of Administration. We will review applications as we receive them. Two coordinator positions are available.

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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