Job Postings

The following is a list of current public health related job openings in Maine:

May 16

Project Director, Substance Use Prevention

This position will be working on community-based substance use prevention initiatives and policy change efforts on behalf of the Project Alliance coalition in a nine town service area.
•Provides primary leadership for developing and achieving the goals of the Project Alliance coalition Drug Free Communities Action Plan
•Ensures appropriate community engagement on the Project Alliance coalition from all twelve community sectors.
•Ensures that CHCC’s substance use prevention programing is evidence based and implemented in accordance with the Strategic Prevention Framework
•Seeks additional sources of funding that will enable the coalition to grow its mission.
•Ensures youth participation and input into the work of the Project Alliance coalition.
•Serves as liaison between Project Alliance and CHCC’s other grant-funded substance use prevention and community health programming
•Plans, organizes and facilitates processes that increase community awareness of substance use prevention issues.
•Works directly with evaluators to ensure evaluation of Project Alliance action plan.
•Uses educational and promotional materials to reach target populations of the project.
•Develops and maintains website in support of the programs.
•Collaborates with partners to strengthen the coalition and efforts to reduce youth substance use.
•Recruits additional community leaders, school representatives, youth and other citizens for the coalition as needed to fulfill Project Alliance coalition goals.
•Sets direction for and oversees the goals and deliverables of Coalition working groups.
•Assists CHCC Coalition Director in identifying research trends in reduction and prevention of substance use in target populations.
•Participates in required Drug Free Communities trainings and Maine CDC trainings.
•Completes programmatic reporting according to contract requirements


Certified Prevention Specialist. Masters degree, public health preferred. Minimum 3 years of program implementation experience, including grant management and implementation, public relations, health promotion and community education, budget monitoring and program evaluation. Ability to interface appropriately with all stakeholders including youth. Ability to effectively coordinate and energize individuals and groups. Excellent computer skills and have basic computer research skills

To apply, visit

May 16

Development Consultant


P.O. Box 1742

Portland, Maine  04104

POSITION TITLE:  Development Consultant  (Part-Time at an average of 12 hours per week)

Apply by June 4, 2017.


To support the organizational growth of Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic through fundraising and communications and to ensure sustainable resources for mission partners, volunteers and staff, and future program needs.

The Development Consultant will report to the President and will coordinate committees of the Board and the program leaders to maintain and grow the donor and grant based fundraising plan that expands on PRHDR’s 22-year history of success.


●      Engage the Board and support and evaluate their fundraising efforts

●      Build upon existing Annual Fund plan to solicit past donors, program alumni, corporations, and new donors

●      Work with Board and USM’s Data Innovation Project to design surveys and collect data to “tell our story” and evaluate participant impact

●      Identify, propose, and collaborate to secure new revenue through grant funding as a means of strengthening PRHDR’s impact and sustainability in accordance with our mission and vision

●      Oversee the planning of public relations and fundraising materials, including brochures, flyers, forms, correspondence with donors, invitations, email, newsletter and website material. Collaborate with the Web site and Communications Board chairs on design and production

●      Manage and update PRHDR’s constituent data in Donor Snap and Constant Contact

●      Create and coordinate fundraising and special events as agreed to by the Board

●      Act as support to students and trip volunteers fundraising for PRHDR

●      Assist President and volunteers with stewardship and acknowledgement processes

●      Recruit and train volunteers and Board members to assist with fundraising, communications, or other administrative needs as needed to complete initiatives

●      Document fundraising costs and revenue. Collaborate with the Treasurer, bookkeeper, and 990 tax accountant to facilitate efficient and accurate financial record keeping and reporting



Professional Competencies

●      Preference for three years development and fundraising experience

●      Demonstrated effectiveness in raising funds from individuals, corporations, foundations, and grantors

●      Strong organizational and project management skills

●      Ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects within a budget agreed to by the Board of PRHDR and to report finances on time and accurately

●      Exceptional writing skills, including the ability to craft compelling documents to engage a wide range of stakeholders

●      Knowledge of nonprofit fundraising rules under Maine and federal regulations

●      Proficiency in Microsoft Office systems, donor database management, Facebook, and Constant Contact


Personal Competencies

●      Commitment to gaining a thorough understanding of the PRHDR mission and goals

●      Highly efficient, innovative, flexible thinker

●      Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills

●      Prior exposure to service-learning and/or cross cultural programs is desirable


EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Independent contractor.

TO APPLY:  Submit cover letter and resume to Robin Hetzler, PRHDR Board President, at by June 4, 2017.


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