Job Posting: Bangor Organizer

Maine People’s Alliance is Hiring

Community Organizer

Posted: September 23, 2019

Maine People's Alliance (MPA) is Maine’s largest progressive community organizing group with 32,000 members across Maine.  Since 1982, we have engaged everyday Mainers in campaigns for social, economic, environmental and racial justice. Read more about MPA’s recent work and campaigns at MaineBeacon.com.

MPA is currently accepting inquiries for a Community Organizer located in Bangor, Maine.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Recruitment, training and leadership development of new and existing volunteers (with particular attention paid to indigenous, immigrant, and migrant populations, people directly impacted by the opioid epidemic, low wage workers, people benefitting from safety net programs and other disenfranchised communities)
  • Developing and supporting local, volunteer leadership team(s)
  • Grassroots fundraising
  • Planning campaign events and trainings
  • Leveraging social media (Twitter, Facebook) to enhance on-the-ground organizing efforts
  • Leadership role in issue campaigns

A qualified applicant should possess:

  • Self-motivation and an ability to successfully work independently, as part of a team, and as a team leader.
  • Ability to inspire others to action
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to think creatively and leverage available resources to overcome challenges
  • A willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and occasional weekends

Experience that is helpful but not necessary:

  • Experience in door-to-door organizing
  • At least one year of community organizing experience or community-building work
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Strong persuasive writing skills

This position is based in Bangor and will report to MPA’s Organizing Director, Jennie Pirkl.

MPA is an equal opportunity employer. The position is full time and unionized, with salary ranging from $30,000 to $45,000, dependent on qualifications. 

Please send a one-page letter of interest, resume, and three references via e-mail to MPA Organizing Director Jennie Pirkl: Jennie@mainepeoplesalliance.org. Please title your email “Bangor organizing position: (your name)”.