Employment

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:

Marketing Content Developer

Grant Writer

Youth Development Coordinator for Program Support

EdGE Summer Camp & Afterschool Staff

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

Marketing Content Developer

As an integral part of the Marketing Team, the Marketing Content Developer uses writing to promote the Maine Seacoast Mission’s brand, programs, and services, building awareness amongst target audiences. The Developer strengthens the Mission’s communications efforts and provides direct support for the Director of Marketing. This position is based in Northeast Harbor and is not remote.

This position may be either full-time (40 hours per week) or part-time (at least 20 hours per week). We are looking for the right person, and we realize the skills, energy, and commitment we’re looking for may appear in diverse ways. If you’re intrigued by this job, let us know. Together we will work out the best arrangement for us all.

Responsibilities

General

    • Bring to life the Mission brand, style, messaging, and visual storytelling guidelines
    • Write campaign briefs for PR, print, and digital channels as developed by the Director of Marketing
    • Produce and publish written content in an engaging, innovative, creative, and appealing manner
    • Assist in building campaigns based on the Mission’s annual and seasonal calendar
    • Help maintain media library
    • Other duties as assigned

Web Management and Content Marketing

    • Write and edit compelling narrative articles varying from 250 to 800 words
    • Create press releases and maintain press release calendar
    • Design and build monthly email newsletter via MailChimp or Constant Contact
    • Maintain website’s content including text and photography while ensuring all information is accurate
    • Monitor website’s traffic to measure popularity (SEO analytics)
    • Oversee profiles on platforms including Google My Business, Bing Business Places, and Yelp platforms
    • Photography and photo editing

Social Media Management

    • Post regularly to the Mission’s channels and execute the Mission’s social media strategy
    • Manage social media accounts daily
    • Correspond promptly with all users’ direct messages and comments
    • Capture and analyze the social media insights
    • Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community

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

Required Qualifications

    • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business, new media, public relations or related field, or other relevant experience
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Adept at writing, proofreading, and editing for a variety of channels
    • Able to alter style of writing to reflect their audience
    • Able to undertake research using a variety of sources
    • Able to interview a broad variety of people with sensitivity and grace
    • Knowledge of major marketing channels and experience using digital and traditional channels
    • Experience in content management systems like a website
    • Experience in and working knowledge of SEO
    • Experience with social media marketing and maintaining multiple channels at once
    • Able to work independently and as a team player
    • Creative; someone who thinks outside the box
    • Flexible and good humored
    • Can multi-task and work within tight deadlines
    • Thorough and precise in their work with a good attention to detail
    • Knowledge and mastery of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube
    • Experience with MS Office, InDesign, Photoshop, or other publishing tools

Desired Qualifications

    • Familiarity with WordPress
    • Familiarity using Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Express, and/or InDesign
    • Familiarity with Washington County, island living, or other regions with isolated communities
    • Bi-lingual, fluent, or conversational in Spanish

Special Position Requirements

    • Transportation for travel to Mission locations and events
    • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Physical Requirements of Position

    • Sitting for prolonged periods of time at a computer or while driving
    • Ability to get on or off a boat in a variety of docking situations and be comfortable on board

    Compensation

    Salary for full-time position (40 hours per week) is $43,000 to $48,000 with generous benefits including health and life insurance, pension contribution, and paid vacation, sick, and holiday time. Part-time position includes paid vacation, sick, and holiday time.

    To Apply

    To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples or links to online work to [email protected]. We will begin reviewing applications on June 13, 2022.

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

    Grant Writer

    The Grant Writer is an integral member of the Development Department. The Writer secures funding from corporate and private foundations by researching prospects, writing and submitting grant proposals, and preparing reports.

    This position may be full- or part-time, remote or on-site in Northeast Harbor, depending on the candidate. We are looking for the right person, and we realize the skills, energy, and commitment we’re looking for may appear in diverse ways. If you’re intrigued by this job, let us know. Together we will work out the best arrangement for us all.

    Responsibilities

    Grant Management

      • Create, maintain, and execute an annual plan for foundation research, proposals, and reports
      • Write grant proposals and reports, synthesizing information about the Mission, program goals and metrics, appropriate tone and style, and donor goals
      • Collect and organize information about corporate and private foundations
      • Prepare reports to funders based on information gathered from program directors and finance office
      • Meet all deadlines, ensuring adequate time for institutional review
      • Conduct prospect research and identify new potential funders
      • Maintain and update shared Mission grant documents
      • Gather information, budgets, data, and other program-related material from other Mission staff as necessary for successful grant applications and reports
      • 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

    Required Qualifications

      • Experience with the full grant cycle, from research to proposal to reporting
      • Proven grant writing ability and excellent communication skills
      • Efficient organizational skills
      • Project management skills
      • Ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines
      • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office 365 and especially SharePoint, Word, Teams, and Excel, data management software (experience with Abila a plus) as well as internet-based research tools and techniques
      • Strong proofreading and editing skills
      • Excellent attention to detail
      • Research skills
      • Ability to follow through on tasks with minimal supervision
      • Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team
      • Sitting for prolonged periods of time

    Physical Requirements of Position

      • Sitting for prolonged periods of time

    Compensation

    Salary commensurate with experience, with generous benefits including health and life insurance, pension contribution, and paid vacation, sick, and holiday time for a full-time position. Part-time position includes paid vacation, sick, and holiday time. We will also consider a contract position.

    To Apply

    To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. We will begin reviewing applications on July 5, 2022.

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

    Youth Development Coordinator for Program Support

    Since 1905, the Maine Seacoast Mission has provided educational, medical, social service, and nondenominational spiritual support to the islands and coastal communities of Downeast Maine. We are committed to working with people’s strengths and honoring the capacity of individuals to choose their own course in life.

    Based in Cherryfield, the Mission’s youth development programs engage more than 700 children and their families in collaborative and innovative afterschool, summer, and in-school programs.

    The Youth Development Coordinator supports initiatives, including the EdGE program, that leverage experiential, leadership, mentoring, and outdoor programs to build aspirations and resilience. This position supports in-school and after-school programs, with a particular focus on programs that use the Cherryfield campus facilities, especially the ropes course.

    Responsibilities

      • Collaborate across EdGE programs to plan, deliver, and lead developmentally appropriate activities for students, families, and community partners, e.g., EdGE, Journey, after-school program (grades k-8), teen leadership, Davis Scholars, and college and career programs Programming includes low and high ropes course activities and other experiential activities
      • Collaborate with Mission Downeast programs to increase mentoring opportunities
      • Build grit, resilience, and aspiration for post-secondary learning through experiential experiences and workshops
      • Support Downeast Director in developing and implementing programs using campus trails and facilities
      • Ensure that all activities are carried out in a manner consistent with highest safety standards; use exceptional judgement
      • Attend team meetings
      • Utilize various research and evaluation methods to measure program quality; identify appropriate metrics; collect and analyze student, family, and partner feedback to help determine program direction and goals
      • Act as a positive role model and mentor; model appropriate behaviors
      • 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

    Required Qualifications

      • Desire to make a positive impact on youth and families’ lives; be caring, compassionate, creative, and have a sense of humor
      • Knowledge of positive youth development, social-emotional learning, and/or mentoring-based methods and/or programs
      • Previous experience working with young people and/or experience teaching or facilitating
      • Excellent facilitation and communication skills
      • Strong leadership qualities
      • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment
      • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as to cooperate with a team
      • Ability to motivate students and colleagues, work as part of a team, and relate to teens and younger children at various life stages, both in groups and individually
      • Bachelor’s degree, preferably related to education, recreation, tourism, or social sciences
      • Have a flexible schedule and be available to work outside regular working hours, including some evenings and weekends

    Desired Qualifications

      • CPR and First Aid certification
      • Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification
      • Kayaking, biking, hiking experience
      • Licensed Maine Guide
      • Ropes or challenge course training or experience

    Special Position Requirements

      • Ability to drive a 12- to 15-passenger van
      • Some overnight trips and evening and weekend activities, occasionally sleeping outdoors
      • If not already obtained, Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification must be earned within six months in the position

    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

    Compensation

    Salary from $40,000 to $42,500 with excellent benefits

    To Apply

    Please send your resume, cover letter, and a statement on how you would mentor youth to [email protected]. We will begin reviewing applications on June 20, 2022. Expected start date is no later than Sept. 1, 2022.

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

    EdGE Summer Camp & Afterschool Staff

    The Maine Seacoast Mission’s EdGE program is currently looking for part-time staff for summer camps and afterschool programming. There are openings at multiple sites. Staff will lead activities and oversee groups of children. We are also hiring staff to assist our lead staff.

    Summer camps begin on June 27 and finish on July 29. Camp staff can work up to 40 hours per week. Afterschool programs run from October through May. Depending on the location, afterschool staff work between two to four days a week from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Afterschool staff will report to and work alongside the school’s EdGE Youth Development Coordinator.

    Responsibilities

      • 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
      • Ability to pass a background check

    Compensation

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

    To Apply

    If interested, please email EdGE Director Isaac Marnik or call (207) 546-4466

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

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