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We’re Hiring an Americorps VISTA!

We are pleased to announce that we are hiring a full-time one-year Americorps VISTA member to be our Communications Engagement and Grantmaking VISTA, starting July 2019.

Are you looking to get more involved with racial justice in our state? Do you enjoy thinking critically about communications? Do you have ideas about how to engage the Maine community in conversations about justice and equity? Are you interested in working on a radically new grantmaking model?

The job posting can be found on the Americorps portal and is technically through Goodwill of New England. You can find the job posting HERE. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Position Overview:

The AmeriCorps VISTA member will be a member of a small but dynamic foundation team, assisting in the design and implementation of a grantmaking program that awards $250,000 to a cohort of ten organizations advancing racial justice and equity in Maine. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve Maine Initiatives’ grantees and the wider MI community of Mainers interested in social, economic, and environmental justice. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will be responsible for development and communications within the foundation, recruit sponsors for our annual Gala and research and implement new strategies for interacting with the public.

Job Responsibilities:

Increase sustainability of the VISTA project by managing development strategies to support MI fundraising, implementing board engagement strategies, and creating internal office management protocols.

  1. Manage Donor Database and Related Development Systems
  2. Support Major Fundraising Appeals
  3. Support Board Management
  4. Support Internal Office Management

Amplify Maine Initiatives’ mission of supporting social, economic, and environmental justice through communications strategies.

  1. Manage MI’s Social Media and website events
  2. Promote and Maintain Donor and Volunteer Relations
  3. Support Foundation Participatory Grantmaking Process
  4. Design and Implement a Research Project

Support the success of the 2020 Gala through planning and facilitating the event. This work will greatly build the capacity of MI through fundraising and community engagement, as well as raise funds on behalf of grantee organizations and provide a platform to share grantee work with the wider MI community.

  1. Help identify and recruit sponsors
  2. Implement new online giving platform for event including live, text-based giving
  3. Recruit and Manage Planning Committee Members
  4. Support all planning and execution of the event

If this position speaks to you, or you know someone who fits the bill, please visit the Americorp VISTA website to learn more and apply!

Email Kristin Hebert, the Communications and Development Associate, with any questions about the organization, position, or hiring process. She also served one term as a VISTA with Maine Initiatives!

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