Job Opportunities

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

Currently Hiring:

Community Organizing Positions
Deadline for applications: ASAP, no later than October 6th 2017

MPA is currently accepting inquiries for several community organizing positions, open to talented activists who want to join our campaign team through Election Day 2017, and help us recruit volunteers to collect signatures at polling stations across Maine on November 7th.

MPA recently launched a new referendum campaign to fundamentally change how we care for seniors and people with disabilities in Maine. We are working to put our policy for universal in-home care on the Maine ballot in 2018. This policy will ensure that Maine seniors and people with disabilities can access the care they need by closing tax loopholes for the wealthy. You can read more about the campaign here. To place the issue before voters, we must collect over 60,000 signatures before the end of this year.

This is a 40-hour-per-week position through Election Day, but there will be an opportunity to apply for a permanent organizing position with MPA in November.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 
•    Volunteer recruitment (primarily in Cumberland and York counties, but also statewide)
•    Volunteer training on the logistics of petition gathering
•    Leadership development of regional volunteer team leads
•    Grassroots fundraising

A qualified applicant should possess:
•    A passion for economic justice and progressive social change
•    A commitment to MPA’s organizing model, which focuses on relational organizing and leadership development
•    An ability to meet deadlines
•    Experience in door-to-door and/or site-based canvassing and/or volunteer management
•    Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
•    A willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and occasional weekends
 
The positions will be filled as soon as qualified applicants are identified, so interested candidates should apply without delay.  MPA is an equal opportunity employer.  Please send a one page letter of interest, resume, and three references via e-mail to MPA Associate Director Amy Halsted at amy@mainepeoplesalliance.org. Please title your email “Community Organizer Application.”

 

 

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

 

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