Philanthropy Officer – Corporate and Foundation Relations

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team taking Northern Light Health’s corporate and foundation engagement and fundraising to new levels in support of our efforts to advance healthcare across Maine. Working for the Northern Light Health Foundation, and reporting to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Philanthropy Officer – CFR is instrumental in building a systematic foundation and corporate solicitation and stewardship program consistent with our capital, programmatic, educational and research goals and objectives. The Philanthropy Officer – CFR engages with the Director of CFR and advancement colleagues to draft proposals, coordinate the engagement and solicitation process, and undertake research on corporations and foundations. This position also maintains and manages a small portfolio of corporations and foundations through all stages of the donor cycle to meet specific fundraising goals.  The Philanthropy Officer – CFR will have a unique opportunity to work with medical staff, program managers, leadership and other professional colleagues across Northern Light Health.

At Northern Light Health, we’re large enough to take on the biggest of challenges but we never forget that a healthier Maine begins in local communities. With nine member hospitals, 37 primary care locations, home health and hospice, and more than 12,000 employees and physicians, we are Maine’s only statewide health system.   Building a better healthcare system isn’t easy, but we’ve never been afraid of a little hard work. If you’re committed to making healthcare work for Maine, and want to grow as a development professional we invite you to join us and apply for the position of Philanthropy Officer – Corporate and Foundation Relations.

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Project Assistant – Radon Program

Do you have a passion for public health and the effects of environmental challenges within Maine’s population?  Medical Care Development, Inc. (MCD), a nonprofit public health services organization is accepting applications for a Project Assistant for the Radon Program to join our team!  This position will be housed in Augusta with staff at the Maine CDC office.  The Project Assistant position is a non-exempt, full-time 40 hour per week position that is eligible for MCD’s benefit package.  This position is funded through June 30, 2020 with anticipated continued funding.

The Project Assistant will provide staff support for the Maine CDC, Division of Environmental and Community Health (DECH), Radon Program.  The position requires a person with both a keen attention to detail and follow through to meet deadlines.  This position will interact with key internal and external stakeholders and must possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

The Project Assistant will assist with Radon coordination services including assisting with duties related to registration, trainings, assessments, and enforcement to Radon service providers such as, laboratories, testers, and mitigators, in order to protect the public health of Maine residents.  Additional services include meeting with the public and industry regarding activities related to radon education and technical support and provide the same assistance by phone or e-mail and maintain confidentiality in accordance with applicable Maine State laws and Maine Department of Health and Human Services policies and procedures.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field is preferred.  A combination of (4) years of education and experience in environmental sciences, health, public health, or related field may be considered.
  • Competencies among successful candidates are expected to be consistent with those identified by the Public Health Foundation Council on Linkages as Level II.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and demonstrated cultural competence are essential.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage workload and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet required deadlines.
  • Detailed knowledge of MS Office programs as well as other software necessary to perform the job.

Successful applicants will be a creative thinker, energetic, self-starter who enjoys new challenges and are able to function comfortably in a fast paced team environment or independently and relate well to co-workers, stakeholders, and the public.  This position requires flexibility and the ability to manage time and multiple tasks with little direct supervision.

This position offers a career path to growth and development within the organization.  MCD deeply values diversity, inclusiveness, empowerment, and collaboration.

Position:  Professional level

Location:  Augusta, Maine

Projected start date:  Immediately

Application Requirements

NOTE:  All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter and resume
  • Your salary expectations
  • Two writing samples
  • Three professional references

Applications should be sent to  Position is open until filled.

Please ensure to send all of the requested information to be considered.  No phone calls please.

Medical Care Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Organization

and Affirmative Action Employer

Maine Association of Nonprofits: Director of Advocacy

The Maine Association of Nonprofits, Maine’s leading membership organization and comprehensive resource dedicated to strengthening the leadership, voice and management effectiveness of the state’s nonprofit organizations, seeks an experienced Director of Advocacy to lead the organization’s advocacy initiatives and build the capacity of members to advocate legally and effectively for their missions.

This position includes a job-share arrangement with the Maine Philanthropy Center to manage MPC’s advocacy initiatives (6 hours/week) and coordinate MPC and MANP’s advocacy efforts, when appropriate.

The candidate will join a welcoming team with a passion for promoting, celebrating, and advancing the work of nonprofits and a deep commitment to creating a strengths-based work culture that values hard work, humor, and mutual care.

The director will:

  • Direct the organization’s advocacy/public affairs activities with direction from the Executive Director, Advocacy Committee and/or Board.
  • Research and develop policy positions and implement grassroots and/or lobbying strategies to advance issues/priorities identified by the Advocacy Committee.
  • Manage MANP’s Advocacy Network, including planning special events.
  • Cultivate relationships among nonprofits, philanthropy and government to address shared policy concerns.
  • Develop and implement campaigns to strengthen the collective voice of the sector, including managing “Nonprofit Day at the State House,” and pursuing opportunities to speak publicly about the sector’s impact.
  • Develop/compile resources/tools and coordinate and/or deliver training to educate nonprofit staff and volunteers about elections and legal and effective advocacy.
  • Represent MANP at public events.
  • Support the Executive Director to raise grant and sponsorship funds to underwrite the MANP Advocacy Program and other MANP operations.

Requirements: BA + 5 or more years’ experience in public affairs or related field.

Desired skills/attributes: Exceptional oral and written communications skills. Strong project management skills. Public policy and/or lobbying experience. Comfort with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Additional Job Information

How To Apply:Please direct resume and cover letter to by January 18.
Post On:1/7/2019
Application Deadline:1/25/2019
Category:Executive/Senior Management, Other
Job Type:Full-Time
Salary: Providing a salary range is not required, but models transparency and encourages equitable compensation.
$52,000 – $57,000
Start Date:Negotiable
RegionStatewide/Regional Travel
Specific Location:Downtown Portland, with frequent travel to Augusta

Maine Grassroots Manager – American Cancer Society

To view full posting & to apply, please visit:

  • Job ID: 26049
  • Functional Area: Advocacy
  • Position Type: Full-Time Exempt
  • Experience Required: 3 – 5 Years
  • Optional Location(s): Maine – Topsham
  • Department: Advocacy
  • Education Required: Bachelors Degree
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization. Together with our charitable partner, the American Cancer Society, we work in Congress, state legislatures and local jurisdictions to support evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Based in Washington, DC with offices throughout the country, ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority.

Execute a comprehensive grassroots advocacy program, based on current best practices, for the state. This includes: developing and implementing a volunteer leadership program, developing and implementing grassroots campaign plans for local, state and federal legislative priorities, working closely with ACS division partners to include advocacy activities and ACS CAN membership recruitment in ACS signature events, supporting state/division ACS CAN fundraising goal achievement as directed, and complying with all relevant lobbying protocol including proper codes and time tracking.

• Develop and implement comprehensive grassroots advocacy campaigns, to demonstrate volunteer constituent support for cancer related policy initiatives.  Use Direct Action Organizing best practices.
• Recruit, train, and develop volunteers, through a variety of internal and external channels.  Implement recognition programs for volunteers.  Maintain relationships with grasstops and grassroots volunteers.
• Write and disseminate legislative alerts, issue talking points, training curriculum, and newsletters for a diverse audience of volunteers.  Communicate using messages that are tailored to the specific political environment and attuned to the rapid pace of legislative activities.
• Plan and manage state lobby days and local, state, and federal grassroots lobbying activities, including maintaining relationships with elected officials and their staff.
• Maintain local district relationships with members of Congress and their staff persons, both directly as appropriate and through volunteers.
• Plan and implement year-round advocacy activities and ACS CAN membership recruitment campaigns through signature ACS events including Relay For Life, Coaches/Colleges Against Cancer and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
• Conduct trainings as needed for volunteers and ACS staff in the state, and prepare volunteers for interactions with elected officials and their staff.
• Participate in ACS CAN fundraising activities as directed, towards achievement of an annual fundraising goal.
• Maintain ACS CAN state page, Facebook page, and/or other social media tools according to organizational guidelines and standards (coordinating with media advocacy staff if relevant).
• Identify and develop volunteers with personal stories related to ACS CAN’s policy campaigns.
• Lead Cancer Votes activities in the state, working closely with staff partners and national staff, and adhere to all IRS and ACS CAN legal requirements.
• Track and evaluate grassroots related projects to ensure successful completion and growth, including development of e-advocacy campaign narratives and message testing.
• Coordinate activities with state partners as well as national ACS CAN grassroots team.
• Accurately and effectively represent ACS CAN and its mission.
• Establish and maintain collaborations and partnerships as appropriate.
• Follow ACS CAN policies and guidelines.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience
• Political campaign experience preferred.

Demonstrates the following Grassroots Advocacy competencies:
• Strategic mindset – Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies.
• Action oriented – Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
• Plans and aligns – Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
• Collaborates – Builds partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
• Builds networks – Effectively builds formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
• Drives engagement – Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
• Manages ambiguity – Operates effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
• Situational adaptability – Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

Other skills:
• Strong written, oral, interpersonal and computer skills required.
• Ability to work independently with minimum direction as well as work as a member or leader of a team.
• Demonstrated ability to work on fast-paced, time-sensitive matters with internal and external constituents.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals and communities.
• Ability to complete work in a timely and efficient manner and ensure work is accurate.
• Ability to utilize available technology to perform position responsibilities.

Some travel required (estimated up to 20%) including overnights.  

It is the policy of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.