Maine People’s Alliance is Hiring
Community Organizing Positions
Posted: September 28th 2017
Deadline for applications: ASAP, no later than October 6th 2017
Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) is Maine’s largest community action group with 32,000 members across Maine. MPA has worked for 35 years to engage everyday Mainers in our campaigns for social, economic, environmental and racial justice. We have served as a leader in statewide campaigns for universal healthcare, corporate accountability, toxics use reduction, affordable housing, clean elections, immigrant rights, voting rights and civic engagement, among others.
MPA recently launched a new and exciting referendum campaign to fundamentally change how we care for our elderly and disabled loved ones 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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please title your email “Community Organizer Application.”