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Together, we create justice.

Maine Initiatives is a community-based foundation located in Portland, ME that advances social, economic, and environmental justice through informed, intentional, and collective philanthropy. We seek energetic, creative, and team-oriented individuals to join our growing team.

Maine Initiatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce at all job levels, and we are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We encourage Black folks, immigrants, People of Color, Indigenous People, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, women, formerly incarcerated people, and members of any other group that may experience adversity in hiring to apply.

Our Vision
We believe it is possible for our communities to be more just and equitable. We believe all members of our community have a unique and indispensable contribution to make to justice and equity in our community, including knowledge, lived experience, expertise, wisdom, voice, values, relationships, time and money. By bringing people together around the shared values of justice and equity, we create opportunities to:

  • Engage and connect people with each other and with their core values
  • Foster individual and collective learning about issues of justice, equity, and power 
  • Position people to take independent and collective action in support of greater justice and equity in Maine communities

In so doing, we identify, mobilize, and leverage the fullest range of our community’s assets and resources and use them in the service of making our state more just and equitable.


Operations Associate

Position Description
The Operations Associate supports the Finance and Operations Director in maintaining organizational finances and financial records, implementing organization-wide culture and operations practices, assisting program staff with administrative tasks, and managing the donor database and donor communications. This position reports to the Finance & Operations Director and will work closely with the Communications Associate, Program Associates, and the MaineShare Director. The Operations Associate will also engage in organizational culture development with the other members of the Maine Initiatives team.

Please download this pdf for the full job description and application instructions. Applications will be accepted through February 25th, 2024.


Program Associate

Position Description
The Program Associate provides programmatic, administrative, and logistical support to grantmaking programs and community engagement projects, including the Giving Project and Outdoor Equity Fund. This position will report to Julian Rowand, Senior Director, and work closely with other Program Associates and external partners. The Program Associate will also engage in organizational culture development with the other members of the Maine Initiatives team.

Please download this pdf for the full job description and application instructions. Applications will be accepted through March 3rd, 2024.

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