Maine Resilience Building Network, Engagement and Training Director – Contract position

Maine Resilience Building Network
Engagement and Training Director
Contract position
The Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN) was formed in February 2012. MRBN promotes resilience in Maine’s communities, children and families by increasing the understanding of the impacts of traumas and stressors such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and the importance of promoting family and community protective factors and resilience-building relationships. We aim for a comprehensive, cross-sector, and systematic approach to foster education, awareness and action. MRBN offers trainings, capacity building, and technical assistance efforts that support preventing adversity, strengthening protective factors and building resilience.

MRBN is a leader in the field of ACEs education and resilience building in Maine. We lead and collaborate with other organizations and policy makers to improve the health and well- being of Maine families, children and adults. The collaborative network has over 900 members from across Maine. The MRBN Network Engagement and Training Director Contractor co-leads and engages in continuous activities under the direction of the Leadership Team.

Reporting Relationship

The Engagement and Training Director reports to the MRBN Interim Executive Director.


• Demonstrated passion for and investment in the Network’s values and commitment to deliver results measured against MRBN’s mission.
• Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
• Demonstrated qualities of the highest personal and professional integrity, along with a sense of humor.
• Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative, energetic approach; able to develop productive relationships with a diverse group of colleagues, funders, consultants, network members, and others who contribute to organization development and business management.
• Imaginative thinking about opportunities to create and respond to novel and innovative approaches to addressing issues, and the ability to inspire others to work toward achieving the Network’s goals.
• Proven ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm, and diplomacy both individuality and as part of a team.

Skills and Responsibilities

• Serves as a MRBN co-lead with the MRBN Business Director.
• Familiarity with trauma informed practice.
• Ensures consistency and quality across all services;
o Leads the design, implementation and evaluation of new and on-going MRBN training initiatives, programs, capacity building offerings in a way that is integrated with strategy and other initiatives.
o Promotes and manages all program and protocol design.
o Leads internal and external stakeholders and cross theme work groups to achieve design and manage strategy initiatives.
o Identifies, maintains, trains, and supervises cohort of content and technical assistance trainers to respond to resilience building and trauma- informed programming assuring fidelity evaluation.
o Establishes a systematic approach to obtain and review trainer assignments and assessments.
o Promotes trainer cohort synergy and professional development.
• Develops data base, analyze and evaluate all aspects of the training initiatives to ensure fidelity.
• Leads and participates in continuous efforts to develop and modify trainings in response to changes in the field.
• Develops and monitors annual programs and training budget.
• Collaborates with MRBN Interim Director to lead network and achieve growth metrics
• In conjunction with the Interim Director builds relationships with, and serves as connector and convener of, foundations, experts, leadership organization and other key partners to make concrete and formalized agreements regarding forms of contributions.
• In conjunction with Interim Director leads communication to increase MRBN membership to achieve growth metric, monitors all membership activities and benefits.
• Leads in efforts with Board of Advisors, program staff, consultants, funders and external organizations to plan, secure funding, and develop initiatives and programs.
• Leads in MRBN marketing design strategies and plan to advance MRBN initiatives.
• Lead grant writing and grant management in collaboration with all staff.
• Advances outreach and communication to all sectors to advance MRBN membership.
• Works collaboratively across functional area to manage and coordinate new program launches.
• Utilizes adult instructional and learner theory and principals.
• Participates in the organization and co-leads network members meetings and membership activities.
• Provides oversight and contributes to the MRBN website, Social Media, Resources and Good Works in collaboration with team.
• Effective and clear oral, presentation and writing skills
• Strong project management skills.
• Supervises intern(s) as identified to advance strategy.
• Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative, energetic approaches; able to develop productive relationships with a diverse group of colleagues, funders, consultants, network members, and others who contribute to organization development and business management.
• Ability to travel-statewide and representation of the Network at outside meetings.
• Experience with a variety of software applications including but not limited to database programs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Office 365 programs.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Out of state travel may be required. Onsite co-space for teaming and meetings. Tasks are carried out with occasional lifting and transporting of materials. While performing these duties of the job the contract position requires work at a desk for extended time with a laptop computer. The contract employee is required to attend meetings on-site and off-site, via phone, and video conferencing. Requires a fully insured Vehicle and is contracted for one year.

Required Experience

Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Health, Social Services, Social Work, Community Health, Public Health. Minimum of five years of experience with curriculum, training and program evaluation design, public speaking and training. Proven knowledge of adult instructional and learner theory and principals. Proven track record of curriculum design, delivery and community cultivation. Proven record in a high pressure, fast paced environment. Demonstrated extensive grant writing experience. Proven record in a high pressure, fast paced environment.

Full time. Contract Rate: $36.00-$48.00 per hour based on experience.

Submit cover letter and resume to Closing date May 17, 2019.

Half-Time Appointment Instructor within the Division of Community Health Education, Recreation & Rehabilitation Services

Position Title:
Half-Time Appointment Instructor within the Division of Community Health Education, Recreation & Rehabilitation Services

Department: Community Hlth/Rehab Services – FSPED

Work Schedule: Varies

Location: Farmington, ME

Statement of Job:
Peacefully nestled in the spectacular lakes & mountains region of western Maine, UMF is Maine’s public liberal arts college, offering quality programs in teacher education, human services and arts and sciences. The campus is in historic downtown Farmington, just a short walk away from coffee shops, funky stores, restaurants, banks, bookstores, a multi-screen movie theater and a whole lot more. Our perfect location combines the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts & smarts of a small college town.

The University of Maine Farmington is seeking applicants for a half-time, one year appointment within Division of Community Health Education, Recreation & Rehabilitation Services.

The Division of Community Health Education, Recreation & Rehabilitation Services invites applications for a half-time, one year position in Community Health Education at the rank of Instructor.

The Division of Community Health Education, Recreation & Rehabilitation Services is a collaborative program in search of a faculty member who shares our commitment to student field placement and passionate teaching in the discipline of Community Health Education. We specifically align our major with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Professional Responsibilities and Competencies required as an entry level Community Health Education/Health Promotion Specialist. The core courses are Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Health Communications and Theory; Resource Management and Grants; Health Education Planning, and Epidemiology. Areas of teaching will include Nutrition Education and Internship Supervision. Faculty will teach one or more health education electives. Teaching load will be 6 academic credits per semester. Faculty will be required to be on campus depending on teaching schedule and internship needs.

Required: An earned master’s degree in health education or a closely related field. Candidate should have expertise in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.

Preferred: A doctorate degree in health education or a closely related field. Experience in teaching and community health education a plus.

Other Information:
Additional information, such as duties, requirements, submission information, and how to apply, available at:

Please create an applicant profile, complete a brief application, upload a letter of interest that includes teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references.

Position begins:
September 1, 2019.

Review of applications will begin immediately with an application deadline of April 19, 2019.

Materials received on or after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Please email questions to Dr. Kate Callahan.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

The University of Maine at Farmington is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcripts

Administrative Coordinator

The Administrative Coordinator will support the PRCC Recovery Hub in the operation of the hub and to support PRCC and local recovery centers in areas of need in their communities.

Job Duties:
• Responsible for general communication and coordination with PRCC and local recovery community centers.
• Update website(s), and manage social media communication.
• Collaborate with the Project Manager to assess needs in the community and local recovery community centers
• Support hub staff and subcontractors toward the overall goal of coordination, outreach, training and education in the local communities.
• Assisting Project Manager with tracking performance measures and reporting to state.
• Coordinate meetings of the Advisory Board and record meeting minutes
• General communication with PRCC and subcontractors
• Maintain Hub files to the satisfaction of PRCC and the Department of Health and Human Services contract requirements.

Professional Qualifications:
• Must have strong administrative and organizational skills, including computer and social media.
• Lived experience and personal passion for supporting people in recovery.
• Strong knowledge of field of recovery and regard for multiple pathways.
• Associate’s degree preferred, experience may be substituted.
• Skills to collaborate with local agencies.
• Personal characteristics of maturity and professionalism with a sincere desire to work with reputable agencies in the community providing services.
• Appreciation and affinity for those persons and families in addiction recovery, and must have a strong understanding of the recovery community.
• Warm, personable and approachable. Ability to work with diverse people, and to build and maintain strong working relationships with diverse partner organizations.
• Strong communication skills; ability to listen well, speak and write effectively.
• Ability to manage and disseminate information effectively.
• Team player with high professional standards, positive attitude and flexibility.

Work Environment:
This is a full-time position. Work schedule is Monday-Friday with occasional evenings, weekends and travel required

Please send a cover letter and resume to Alison Webb at by May 8, 2019.

Recovery Hub Project Manager

Recovery Hub Project Manager

Position Description:
The Project manager will provide oversight and management of the Maine Recovery Hub. The Project Manager will establish administrative procedures and guidelines to ensure effective program outcomes, making sure the five core elements are the priority of the Hub. The PM will work closely with the PRCC Executive Director and will directly supervise the hub Recovery Coach Coordinator and the Administrative Coordinator to ensure deliverables are met and services are coordinated for affiliated recovery centers.

General Responsibilities:
1. Daily Operations: Works with Executive Director, Hub Coach Coordinator, and the Administrative Coordinator in order to fulfill the project deliverables.
• Oversee the day-to-day activities of the Hub
• Oversee subcontractors to ensure deliverables are met
• Supervise the Coach Coordinator to ensure development of statewide recovery coach network
• Supervise the Administrative Coordinator to ensure policies and guidelines of the Hub are adhered to
• Communicate effectively with PRCC leadership, the Department of Health and Human Services, affiliated centers, the Advisory Board, and stakeholders
2. Financial Performance: Utilizes resources efficiently to ensure the project’s financial health.
• Manage the project budget and prepare reports for submission to the Department in a timely manner
3. Work plan implementation: Oversees and implements appropriate strategies to ensure that the project work plan is implemented.
• Work directly with the Executive Director and collaboratively with the Advisory Board and stakeholders to support the project’s goals and objectives.
• Promote the Hub’s goals by being active, responsive, and visible with the affiliated centers and in the community
• Supervise Hub Administrative Coordinator to prepare required reports for submission to the Department in a timely manner
• Work with the Executive Director and the Department of Health and Human Services to create and meet performance measures

Professional Qualifications:
• Lived experience in recovery and personal passion for supporting people in recovery preferred
• Strong knowledge of field of recovery and regard and respect for multiple pathways.
• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
• Demonstrated leadership skills.
• Five or more years nonprofit project management experience required.
• Budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
• Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, and program development.
• Ability to communicate the vision of the Hub’s strategic future with staff, board, volunteers, elected officials, and other stakeholders
• Skills to present to and provide support to Advisory Board members and volunteers
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
• Strong public speaking ability

Job Duties:
• Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the effectiveness of the Hub
• Supervise staff and provide staff with opportunities for professional growth
• Work collaboratively with Executive Director and Coalition Consultant to support and assist with organization of Advisory Board
• Oversee marketing and other communications efforts
• Oversee and work collaboratively with subcontractors and consultants
• Work collaboratively with the Department and other stakeholders

Work Environment:
This is a full-time position. Work schedule is Monday-Friday with occasional evenings, weekends and travel required.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to by April 19.