National Campaign Director – Environmental Health Strategy Center

Develop and lead national issue campaigns to persuade manufacturers and retailers to eliminate toxic chemicals from use in food packaging, processing, and preparation. Grow grassroots leadership among those most vulnerable, including pregnant women, children, communities of color, and lower income consumers. Provide support over time to related campaigns for safe drinking water and toxic-free consumer products.

What You’ll Do: Building on our 15+ year history of advancing public policy and market-based solutions to protect people from toxic chemicals, you will lead development and execution of market-based campaigns focused on national brands. This includes all aspects of campaign development and management, coalition engagement, and execution of appropriate tactics to persuade decision-makers. In the near term, you’ll help lead our Food Fight! Campaign to eliminate toxic chemicals from food processing and packaging (learn more at www.KleanUpKraft.org).  Over time, and with input from our leadership team, you’ll develop additional campaigns to achieve our broad environmental public health goals.

Who We Need: We’re looking for someone who knows how to, and has had proven success at, leading issue-campaigns, with a preference for experience in executing market-based campaigns to drive corporate change. You are comfortable engaging corporate leaders and working in partnership with industry leaders willing to model good. In addition to having a passion for our work and topic areas, you are committed to progressive values and social change, and share our commitment to focusing on reducing the environmental and health inequities from exposures to toxic chemicals faced by minority or low-income communities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Campaign Planning & Development – Develop and execute nationally significant and scientifically grounded campaigns to win action on toxic chemicals in water, food and products.
  • Grassroots Campaigning – Apply a variety of public campaign tactics including grassroots media actions to generate consumer pressure on corporate decision makers.
  • Leadership Development – Recruit, develop, and engage grassroots leaders among affected communities as public voices for positive change.
  • Coalition Building – Nurture existing partner relations to leverage campaign work and grow the coalition to advance shared priorities.
  • Corporate Engagement – Assist and coordinate with other teams members responsible for research, communications, and negotiations to engage and persuade business leaders.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years professional experience and proven success in issue campaign organizing, management, and leadership, preferably with market campaigns at a national scale
  • Necessary skills include: outstanding oral and written communication abilities; excellent people skills; organizing acumen and comfort in working with health-impacted individuals and communities; coalition management; understanding of the drivers of corporate decision making; ability to understand complex scientific concepts and translate them to lay audiences, capacity to work effectively in teams of diverse people and organizations; problem-solving and analytical skills; and strong facilitation skills
  • Strongly self-motivated and directed, with the capacity to work effectively in teams of diverse people and organizations.
  • Ability to understand the science underlying our campaign asks and comfort with translating it to a lay audience.
  • Experience with market-based campaigns and driving corporate change is preferred, but candidates with our issue campaign experience will be considered.
  • A bachelors or higher degree is strongly preferred, but relevant experience and proven success can be substituted.

Environmental Health Strategy Center is a public health organization working to ensure that all people are healthy and thriving in a fair and healthy economy. We work to ensure that everyone has access to safe food and drinking water, toxic-free products and good green jobs.

We’re a dynamic, creative, growing 15-year-old nonprofit organization, both advancing policy in our state and leading national campaigns in collaboration with groups across the country.  In the workplace and in the world, we are committed to diversity, inclusion, and environmental justice.

Location:  You may work out of your home anywhere in the US reasonably near an air hub, with frequent travel to campaign locations and our office. Or we’d be glad to welcome you in Portland, Maine, a New England gem where food is fab, local music is great, and craft beer is flowing! In a state known as “vacationland,” you’ll find hiking, biking, skiing, boating, and beautiful beaches are all close by.  It’s your choice.

Salary: Mid-60s, adjusted for experience over the minimum requirements and with some adjustment possible for those located in more expensive locations.

Benefits:  Medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K; four weeks paid vacation, a generous number of paid holidays, as well as sick leave.

For More Information: A full job description is available on our website.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter highlighting your interest in the position and how your skills and background align with the qualifications, along with a resume using our online application

Application Deadline: Application review will take place as applications are received and until a hire is made. Please see our website to confirm if we are still accepting applications.

State Policy Director – Environmental Health Strategy Center

Develop and lead successful state-level campaigns in Maine (and beyond) for policies to protect children and families from toxic chemicals in food, water, and products while supporting sustainable biobased alternatives.

What You’ll Do: Building on our 15+ year history of advancing cutting edge policies in Maine to protect people from toxic chemicals and promote safer alternatives, you will lead development and execution of our state-level advocacy program.  This includes all aspects of campaign development and management, political strategy, and, with the support of the leadership team, policy development. You will have a regular presence at the statehouse in Augusta, lobbying legislators and partnering with champions to advance helpful policies or defend against regressive bills.  Coordinating with a national network of like-minded organizations, you will strategically advance state-level policies that have large impacts in Maine and potentially beyond.

Who We Need: We’re looking for someone who knows how to, and has had proven success at, making change through legislative action. You have mastered the various skills required to develop and lead highly effective campaigns that achieve results against long odds. You enjoy being an active, immersed participant in the legislative process and have the political acumen and savvy to identify emergent opportunities and pitfalls and respond accordingly. Outside of the legislature, you can identify and exploit opportunities to make positive gains through administrative advocacy and leverage other forms of state action. In addition to having a passion for our work and topic areas, you are committed to progressive values and social change.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Campaign Management – Develop and execute state-level campaigns to win legislative or regulatory action on toxic chemicals in water, food and products, as well as to advance the growth of biobased material production.
  • Legislative Advocacy – Provide a regular presence at the statehouse to advance and win legislation in Maine in support of our issues or defeat harmful proposals.
  • Administrative Advocacy – Exploit opportunities to advance organizational goals through executive branch actions.
  • Policy Development – Identify realistic opportunities to strengthen relevant statutes, regulations, and governmental procedures relevant to our topic areas.
  • Media Relations – Strategically utilize media coverage to advance campaigns in coordination with our communications team.
  • Political Engagement – With the support of its board of directors, identify opportunities for the strategic deployment of our (c)(4) advocacy partner and affiliated PAC.
  • Shared Organizational Efforts – In conjunction with other staff members, support organizational fund development, strategic planning, and administrative activities while also occasionally supporting other program area priorities.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years professional experience successfully leading issue campaigns at a similar scale to our work and conducting direct legislative advocacy or lobbying.
  • Necessary skills include: policy analysis; political acumen; outstanding oral communication abilities; excellent people skills; legislative/regulatory drafting; strong writing and editing ability; problem-solving and analytical skills; and strong facilitation skills.
  • Strongly self-motivated and directed, with the capacity to work effectively in teams of diverse people and organizations.
  • Ability to understand the science underlying our policy recommendations and comfort with translating it to a lay audience.
  • Experience working with Maine’s legislature and its processes is preferred, but candidates with experience from other states will be considered.
  • A bachelors or higher degree is strongly preferred, but relevant experience and proven success can be substituted.

Environmental Health Strategy Center is a public health organization working to ensure that all people are healthy and thriving in a fair and healthy economy. We work to ensure that everyone has access to safe food and drinking water, toxic-free products and good green jobs.  Our 501(c)(4) advocacy partner, Prevent Harm, works to ensure our elected leaders will fight to fix our broken chemical safety system. We also work with a partner trade association, Biobased Maine, to keep families healthy by promoting biobased manufacturing and the good-paying jobs and safe products it creates.   

We’re a dynamic, creative, growing 15-year-old nonprofit organization, both advancing policy in our state and leading national campaigns in collaboration with groups across the country.  In the workplace and in the world, we are committed to diversity, inclusion, and environmental justice.

Location: You’ll join us in Portland, Maine, a New England gem where food is fab, local music is great, and craft beer is flowing! In a state known as “vacationland,” you’ll find hiking, biking, skiing, boating, and beautiful beaches are all close by.

Salary: Mid 60s, adjusted for experience over the minimum requirements (a relocation stipend would also be considered for out-of-state candidates)

Benefits:  Medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K; four weeks paid vacation, a generous number of paid holidays, as well as sick leave.

For More Information: A full job description is available on our website.

To Apply:  Please submit a cover letter highlighting your interest in the position and how your skills and background align with the qualifications, along with a resume using our online application.

Application Deadline: Application review will take place as applications are received and until a hire is made. Please see our website to confirm if we are still accepting applications.

The Environmental Health Strategy Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, disability, or national origin.

Regional Coordinator – Substance Use Prevention

This is a temporary full-time, grant funded position with minimum anticipated assignment date through September, 2021

Job Summary:
The Regional Coordinator, Substance Use Prevention serves as part of a statewide team to advance the performance of public health prevention services and expand productive partnerships among community, healthcare and public health stakeholders. This grant-funded position requires exceptional interpersonal communication, project management and collaborative leadership skills.

The Substance Use Prevention Regional Coordinator is responsible for facilitating implementation of a district-centered model of opioid and other substance use prevention outreach and services in five Public Health Districts: Aroostook, Downeast, Midcoast, Penquis, and Tribal. The Regional Coordinator will provide contract oversight, supervision and support within these districts in collaboration with the University of New England (UNE), the administrative center for the statewide substance use prevention services activities established by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

S/he provides technical assistance, guidance and support to contracted implementation partners in each of the five Public Health Districts as they develop and implement data-driven, evidence-based and results-oriented services to prevent opioid use, alcohol use and binge drinking, marijuana use, and abuse of prescription drugs, primarily among youth and young adults.

The Substance Use Prevention Coordinator will be required to have (or obtain within the first six months of employment) Certified Prevention Specialist (PS-C) or Provisional Prevention Specialist (PPS) Certification through the Maine Prevention Certification Board. This position requires regular travel to Augusta and Portland, as well as occasional travel to program partners in Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Piscataquis, Penobscot, Sagadahoc and Washington Counties.

Job Functions and Duties

General
•Coordinate and oversee local implementation activities to assure the successful delivery of evidence-based/evidence-informed substance use prevention services in five public health districts.
•Provide technical assistance, subject matter expertise and training as needed to Prevention Specialist staff and their agencies.
•Manage the data collection and reporting process among implementation partners and in coordination with the UNE Substance Use Prevention Program staff.
•Ensure that program deliverables and expectations as established by UNE and Maine CDC are clearly communicated, understood, and met.

Implementation Strategy
•Conduct outreach and site visits with implementation partners and other stakeholders on a regular basis.
•Collaborate with Maine Prevention Services Team to identify and develop peer learning opportunities and local partnerships to enhance delivery of services and assist with the dissemination and adoption of best practices.
•Provide supervision and technical assistance support to local program implementation coordinators.
•Strengthen communication and coordination among partners within and across Public Health Districts.
•Establish prevention linkages between healthcare, public health and community partners to enhance substance use prevention approaches.

Administrative/ Program Oversight
•Communicate and reinforce reporting timelines and accountability for local implementation organizations.
•Facilitate and ensure collection of required reporting data from implementation partners; review reports and data submissions.
•Participate in regular meetings and trainings with the project management team.
•Assist with report writing, material development, training planning and delivery, and other program communication and coordination efforts as needed.
•Participate in local and/or state substance use prevention workgroups as committees as determined by the project management team.

Education and Experience
•Bachelor’s degree in community health, public health, health administration, or related field required; master’s degree preferred.
•A minimum of three (3) years program delivery experience in public/community health, including demonstrated experience in program planning, implementation and/or evaluation, required.
•Certified Prevention Specialist (PS-C) or Provisional Prevention Specialist Certification (PPS) (or ability to obtain this certification) through the Maine Prevention Certification Board is required.
•Experience in alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevention is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Knowledge of public health, program planning and implementation, and advanced collaboration skills.
•Demonstrated skill in problem solving, written and oral communication, strategic planning and multi-disciplinary collaboration.
•Basic knowledge of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework and The Community Guide to Preventive Services.
•Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite, file-sharing platforms (Dropbox) and web-based recording software for guided education such as Adobe Connect. This position requires regular advanced use of Microsoft Excel.
•Excellent writing, presentation, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and negotiating skills.
•Demonstrated experience building effective, strong relationships with community organizations and leaders as well as coordinating relationships between the community and internal employees.
•Demonstrated ability to effectively work with diverse stakeholders, staff and customers in a culturally competent manner.

Supervision Received (ability to act independently)
The Regional Coordinator is expected to function with a high degree of autonomy. This role reports directly to the EMHS Director of Community Health Partnerships, and receives guidance from the UNE Substance Use Prevention Services Program Coordinator and Program Manager.

Organizational Impact
The scope of responsibility for this role is to facilitate accountable, high-value prevention services within the northern and eastern Maine regions. These core functions are essential to our healthcare system’s efforts to achieve our mission, vision and Community Pillar goal.

Organizational Expectations
Flexibility – Demonstrates exceptional ability and willingness to take on new and additional responsibilities. Embraces new ideas and cultural differences while managing competing priorities.

Accountability – Willingly accepts personal responsibility for decisions, actions, attitudes and behaviors which contribute to the overall effectiveness of the organization. Communicates effectively, follows through on assignments, uses resources efficiently, participates in learning opportunities and treats others with respect and dignity.

Excellence – Serves as a role model and performs job responsibilities to the highest standards in every situation.

Focus – Understands and demonstrates behaviors consistent with the mission and values of the organization while contributing to the overall success of the strategic plan.

Typical Contacts (Internal/External)
In-system: Community Health, Community Relations, and Communications. External contacts include: University of New England, Maine CDC, Public Health partnerships, Tribal organizations, District Coordinating Councils, and other community collaborators.

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Able to drive to implementation partners in the northern and eastern Public Health Districts and other statewide partners
•Able to communicate well both verbally and in written format
•Able to use hands and fingers to type and develop presentation tools.

For More Information and To Apply: http://careers.emhs.org/Position/56473/Regional%20Coordinator%20-%20Substance%20Use%20Prevention

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Grants & Proposals Specialist – Philanthropy

Grants & Proposals Specialist-Philanthropy, Augusta, Full Time, 40hrs./week, 8:00a-4:30p
40 hours; M – F, 8 – 4:30

Office of Philanthropy

6 East Chestnut
Augusta, Maine, 04330
United States

MaineGeneral Health is a leading health care system that is proud of the culture of excellence, compassion and collaboration that extends to our patients and their families. We are committed to attracting people who share our values and strive to provide excellent customer service. We are offering an exciting full-time opportunity for an individual to join our team in Augusta as a Grants & Proposals Specialist. If you have a passion for service excellence and want to learn about the MGH mission by working on diverse projects across the system…we want to hear from you!

Position Highlights:​
Competitive benefit package including several health plans, medical spending accounts, dental, life and disability options.
Generous earned time program.
Retirement plans with potential for employer contributions.

The Grants & Proposals Specialist provides support to MG departments related to the research, preparation and submission of grant proposals to local, state and federal entities as well as private foundations. This position allows for a unique opportunity to work with organizational leadership including medical staff to enhance existing and develop new health care initiatives.

The ideal candidate is able to work collaboratively with internal and external partners. The position requires the ability to think critically, synthesize complex topics and support teams in meeting deadlines. Candidates that are self-motivated with excellent project management skills are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: ​
Works with organizational leadership to identify and prioritize grant opportunities.
Manages the work plan for each grant, establishing timelines, responsibilities and deadlines for each element of the application.
Facilitates involvement of key personnel, gathers and organizes information and assists with grant development and submission.
Designs, implements and manages a system to track and report on the status of requested and received grants and related information.

The ideal candidate will have:
Bachelor’s degree in English or related field or Master’s Degree in Public Health preferred.
Excellent writing skills preferred.
Grant writing experience, particularly federal, preferred.

FMI & To Apply: https://mainegeneral.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3834&site=4

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability: In furtherance of MaineGeneral’s policy regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, MaineGeneral has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that MaineGeneral is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action is accomplished. The Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities is available for inspection by any employee or candidate for employment upon request, during normal business hours, in the Human Resources Department. Assistive technologies are available. Application assistance for those requesting reasonable accommodation to the career site is available by contacting HR at (207) 861-3440.