Job Opportunities

Looking for a job you can feel good about? MPA is hiring

Internships

MPA is committed to an internship program that develops our organization and involves new people who are committed to social change and interested in learning a variety of skills in the work. Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis; funding opportunities are evaluated on an individual basis.

MPA strongly encourages women, people of color, young people, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.

Please use our online form to apply for an internship with MPA.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Ben at ben@mainepeoplesalliance.org or 207-797-0967

 

Currently Hiring:

Community Organizer
MPA is currently accepting inquiries to fill a full time community organizing position. Core responsibilities of the position will include (a) helping the organization develop new (and enhance existing) systems for recruiting and developing new activists online (b) cultivating deeper relationships with the many new activists groups who have formed as part of resistance to President Trump (c) engaging with volunteers offline to develop their leadership. Like all MPA community organizing positions, we also seek for this position to increase the number of people of color and people of low-income who are involved in our campaign work.

In general qualified applicant should possess:
•    Familiarity with social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter; ability to build innovative online activism, including fundraising.
•    An ability to work with communications and organizing teams to encourage progressives statewide to take action, particularly through social media.
•    A commitment to MPA’s organizing model, which focuses on relational organizing and leadership development, both online and offline.
•    Excellent written communications skills through a variety of channels.
•    An ability to meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
•    Experience in door-to-door canvassing and fundraising
•    Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
•    A willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends

Preferred skills:
•    Fluency in Spanish, French, Arabic, or Somali
•    Knowledge of markup languages (like html)
•    Photography and video editing skills
•    Experience with campaign planning

The positions are full time at a competitive wage.  The position will be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is identified. MPA is an equal opportunity employer.  Please send a one-page letter of interest, resume, and three references via e-mail to MPA Political Director Ben Chin: ben@mainepeoplesalliance.org. Please title your email “Community Organizer Application: (your name)”.

 

Temporary Consultant – Designer

MPA is accepting inquiries for a temporary, part-time graphic designer to assist in creating MPA’s annual Rising Tide Awards Dinner booklet. MPA’s annual awards dinner will be June 8th. The ideal candidate will be able to work with MPA staff to design and layout the booklet as well as work with individual advertisers to creating ads for the booklet on an as-needed basis. The preferred candidate will have experience with graphic design programs such as indesign and experience creating materials for public use. This position is expected to run through the beginning of June.

Please send resume, a sample of your work and salary requirement to Jennie Pirkl at jennie@mainepeoplesalliance.org.

 

Phone Organizers
Phone Organizers are responsible for acting as a communications and fundraising liaison between MPA and our members. Responsibilities include updating members on current issues and campaigns and negotiating contributions. 

Potential candidates must possess strong communication skills and a commitment to MPA's mission of achieving social, economic, environmental, and racial justice.

Please email resume to Lindsey at lindsey@mainepeoplesalliance.org or call 207-797-0967. 

 

Field Canvassers

MPA is hiring field organizers in Portland and Bangor to make a difference on issues that matter to everyday Mainers. Our success hinges on our ability to engage everyday people in a powerful and strategic grassroots campaign. Field organizing is the foundation of our grassroots infrastructure, allowing us to recruit members, raise money, generate grassroots action and build political power amongst key constituencies.

Qualifications: Excellent communication skills.

Our field organizers will have the opportunity to talk with hundreds of Maine people, organize press conferences, lobby our state and national representatives, and learn what it takes to be a great organizer.  Current campaign positions are focused on identifying and mobilizing voters to support progressive economic policies like raising the minimum wage, but there are also opportunities for employment beyond the current campaign and for career-building advancement. We have leadership/career opportunities available for those that demonstrate the commitment and skills to excel at the job. Pay ranges from $480 per week.

Interested candidates should contact:

Helen in Portland
207-797-0967
helen@mainepeoplesalliance.org

Dan in Bangor
207- 227-0159
daniel@mainepeoplesalliance.org