RecoveryCorps Recovery Coach

Become a Maine RecoveryCorps Coach to help people succeed on their recovery journey!

About Maine RecoveryCorps:

Healthy Acadia is launching a new AmeriCorps initiative, the RecoveryCorps Program, which is focused on expanding recovery coaching to strengthen recovery support services in our communities and to improve recovery success among individuals facing substance use disorders, with an emphasis on opioid use disorders.

Recovery coaching is an innovative and effective form of peer-to-peer recovery support. RecoveryCorps coaches will serve as personal guides and mentors for people seeking recovery, helping them remove barriers and navigate systems to meet their treatment, wellness and recovery support goals. Healthy Acadia, along with multiple other organizations across a six-county service area (Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Waldo, and Washington) are engaged in this program. Each RecoveryCorps member will serve at an organization in one of these regions and provide peer recovery coach services to those seeking recovery.
All potential RecoveryCorps coaches must have at least one year of active involvement in their recovery process, if they self-identify as being in personal recovery from substance use. People with a commitment to the recovery process who do not have personal histories of past drug or alcohol use are also encouraged to become recovery coaches, if they have strong demonstrated personal experience with the recovery process.

A recovery coach is a role model for others seeking recovery. RecoveryCorps coaches honor all paths to recovery and help promote recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery through serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking recovery.

How to Apply:

Please fill out a ​pre-screening questionnaire​:
● OR go to ​​ > look for “RecoveryCorps” box on home page
> click “Apply Now”

AND please fill out an ​AmeriCorps application​:
●​ > click “Apply to Serve” > search for “Maine
Contact Sandie Dubay for additional info: ​​, 207-667-7171

Position Description:

Healthy Acadia, along with multiple other organizations across a six-county service area (Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Waldo, and Washington) is seeking full-time and part-time RecoveryCorps members to:
● Serve as a recovery coach to support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, which includes:
○ Meet regularly with individuals in recovery to support their recovery needs and goals, including to develop and implement a wellness plan
○ Provide non-clinical, peer support that helps people stay engaged in recovery and reduce the likelihood of recurrence
○ Focus on issues such as building a new community of friends, finding housing and employment
○ Assist individual to access needed services and resources
○ Help people navigate health care and social service systems
○ Help address barriers to independence and recovery
○ Ensure compliance with all data tracking and reporting
● Participate in required AmeriCorps trainings and meetings, including
○ AmeriCorps Program Orientation
○ Recovery Coach Academy and Ethics training
○ Monthly AmeriCorps member meetings (teleconference & in-person)
● Submit required program reports and timekeeping in a timely manner
● Conduct outreach/education about recovery coach program
● Recruit volunteers to support recovery processes within service site
● Adhere to the following guiding principles of recovery coaching:
○ Recovery coaching is a strengths-based approach to recovery (rather than
focusing on the pathology of substance use disorder)
○ Recovery coaches support all paths to recovery
○ Recovery coaches engage people in a peer-to-peer relationship that is
participatory and empowering
○ Recovery coaches provide support services that are person-centered and
include education, support, and motivation
Eligibility & Preferred Skills:
● Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
● Be at least 21 years of age at start of service
● Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria and
locally-defined eligibility criteria
● Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
● Ability to travel within service area
● Have experienced substance use disorder and recovery either directly themselves
or through a loved one or friend
● Be patient, persistent, open-minded, respectful
● Be committed to serving people seeking recovery
● Be skilled in motivational enhancement, active listening, communication, and
problem solving;
● Have ability to: provide emotional support, assess recovery capital, connect
individuals with necessary resources, serve as a community liaison, work with people from different backgrounds
Required Orientation and Training Dates
RecoveryCorps Recovery Coach Training, Ellsworth, Maine (September 24-28, 2018; backup date: October 15-19, 2018​)
Blaine House Conference on Service and Volunteerism (October 9, 2018) Ethics Training (December, 2018, TBA)
Monthly supervision and technical assistance (TBA, teleconference / in person) Additional training and service requirements, TBA
Term of Service and Time Requirements:
For full-time members:​ This is an 11-12 month, full-time, 1700 hour position beginning September 2018 through August 2019. Monday through Friday; some nights and weekends may be required (approximately 40 hours per week).
For part-time members:​ This is a part-time, 300 hour position, approximately 6-8 hours per week. Schedule, start date, and hours served per week will vary based on the needs of the member and the service site.
Program Benefits:
● For full-time members:
● $13,732 total living allowance, paid in bi-weekly increments
● End of Service Segal Education Award ($5,920)
● Health benefits
● Childcare assistance (if applicable and eligible)
● Potential to forbear student loans while in service
● For part-time members:
● $1,000 total stipend
● End of Service Segal Education Award ($1,252.91)
● For full and part-time members:
● Mileage reimbursement
● A nation-wide network of thousands of AmeriCorps members and alums
● Potential benefits through Employers of National Service
I. Prohibited Program Activities
Maine RecoveryCorps is an AmeriCorps program supporting the ethic of the National Service movement and the guidelines of the AmeriCorps program.
Prohibited activities ​during service time ​include:
(a) Attempting to influence legislation.
(b) Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes.
(c) Assisting, promoting or deterring union organizing.
(d) Impairing existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements.
(e) Engaging in partisan political activities or activities designed to influence the outcome of an
election to any public office.
(f) Participating in, or endorsing, events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or
against political parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed legislation, or elected officials. (g) Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, or engaging in any form of
religious proselytization.
(h) Providing a direct benefit to:
(1) A business organized for profit;
(2) A labor union;
(3) A partisan political organization;
(4) A nonprofit organization that fails to comply with the restrictions contained in
section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 except that nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent participants from engaging in advocacy activities undertaken at their own initiative; and
(5) An organization engaged in the religious activities described in paragraph (g) of this section, unless Corporation assistance is not used to support those religious activities;
(i) Conducting a voter registration drive or using Corporation funds to conduct a voter
registration drive;
(j) Providing abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services;
(k) Trafficking in persons – This grant is subject to requirements of Section 106(g) of the
Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended (22 U.S.C 7104);
(l) Purchasing sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug; and (m) Distribution of any needle or syringe for the purpose of preventing the spread of blood-borne
pathogens in any location that has been determined by the local public health or local law enforcement authorities to be inappropriate for such distribution.
(n) Fundraising (not more than 10% of member’s time) AmeriCorps members may not:
(1) Raise funds for living allowances or for an organization’s general (as opposed to project) operating expenses or endowment.
(2) Write a grant application to the corporation or to any other Federal agency.
(o) Such other activities that the Corporation determines will be prohibited, upon notice to the
Individuals may exercise their rights as private citizens and may participate in the above activities on their initiative, on non-AmeriCorps time, and using non-Corporation funds. The AmeriCorps logo should not be worn while doing so.
II. Supplementation, Non-Duplication and Non-Displacement
(a) Supplementation: Grant funds may not be used to replace state or local public funds that had been used to support Programs or projects of the type eligible to receive Corporation Grant funds. For any given Program, this condition will be satisfied if the aggregate non-federal public expenditure for that Program or project in the fiscal year that support is to be provided is not less than the previous fiscal year.
(b) Non-Duplication: Grant funds may not be used to duplicate services that are available in the locality of a Program or project. The Grantee may not conduct activities that are the same or substantially equivalent to activities provided by a state or local government agency in which the Grantee entity resides.
(c) Non-Displacement:
(1) Prohibition on Displacing an Employee or a Position. The Grantee may not
displace an employee or position, including partial displacement such as reduction in hours, wages or employment benefits, as a result of the use by such employer of a member in a Program or project.
(2) Prohibition on Selecting an Employee for Participation. The Grantee may not select a member who is employed by the Grantee or who was employed by the Grantee in the previous six months, unless the Corporation’s AmeriCorps Program Office waives this requirement upon a sufficient demonstration of non-displacement.
(3) Prohibition on Promotional Infringement. The Grantee may not create a community service opportunity that will infringe in any manner on the promotional opportunity of an employed individual.
(4) Prohibition on Displacing Employee Services, Duties or Activities. A member in a Program or project may not perform any services or duties, or engage in activities that would otherwise be performed by an employee, as part of the assigned duties of such employee.
(5) Prohibition on Supplanting, Hiring or Infringing on Recall Rights. A member in a Program or project may not perform any services or duties, or engage in activities, that:
i) Will supplant the hiring of employed workers; or
ii) Are services, duties or activities with respect to which an individual has
recall rights pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or applicable personnel procedures.
(d) Other Prohibitions. A member in a Program or project may not perform services or duties that have been performed by or were assigned to any:
(1) Currently employed worker;
(2) Employee who recently resigned or was discharged;
(3) Employee who is subject to a reduction in force or who has recall rights pursuant to
a collective bargaining agreement or applicable personnel procedures;
(4) Employee who is on leave (terminal, temporary, vacation, emergency or sick); or
(5) Employee who is on strike or is being locked out.
III. Fundraising
(a) AmeriCorps members may raise resources directly in support of your program’s service activities.
(b) Examples of fundraising activities AmeriCorps members may perform include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Seeking donations of books from companies and individuals for a program in which volunteers teach children to read;
(2) Writing a grant proposal to a foundation to secure resources to support the training of volunteers;
(3) Securing supplies and equipment from the community to enable volunteers to help build houses for low-income individuals;
(4) Securing financial resources from the community to assist in launching or expanding a program that provides social services to the members of the community and is delivered, in whole or in part, through the members of a community-based organization;
(5) Seeking donations from alumni of the program for specific service projects being performed by current members.
(c) AmeriCorps members may not:
(1) Raise funds for living allowances or for an organization’s general (as opposed to
project) operating expenses or endowment;
(2) Write a grant application to the Corporation or to any other Federal agency.
(d) An AmeriCorps member may spend no more than ten percent of his or her originally agreed-upon term of service, as reflected in the member enrollment in the National Service Trust, performing fundraising activities, as described in § 2520.40.

Manager Grant Programs – Substance Use Prevention

Manager Grant Programs, Augusta, Full Time, 40hrs./week
Prevention & Healthy Living
Chestnut Street
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 opportunity for an individual to join our team as Grant Programs Manager. If you have a passion for service excellence…we want to hear from you!

 Position Highlights:
Competitive Benefit package including Health, Dental, and Disability options.
Generous earned time program.
Retirement plans with employer match.

This position will be responsible for overseeing our Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Harm Reduction grants and staff. Candidates who have experience with drug overdose prevention, opioid use disorder, needle exchange and other harm reduction strategies is encouraged to apply. Additional experience with State, Federal and Private Grants is preferred. Candidates with a demonstrated experience in Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Public Health are encouraged to apply!

Assists with developing specific departmental goals, standards, and objectives which directly support the strategic plan and vision of the organization.
Manages staff relations including performance management, staff satisfaction, and conflict management.
Performs and oversees scheduling, recruitment, payroll, and staff engagements.
Monitors grant budgets, contracts and reporting, regulatory compliance, and vendor relations.
Determines and justifies needs for systems/equipment/supplies purchases, monitors usage, and oversees proper working order and/or stock supplies.
Writes and secures grant funding to meet departmental goals and objectives. Supports special projects and business analysis as requested.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
Master’s degree in Public Health or related field preferred.
Experience in Substance Use Disorder Prevention and/or Public Health preferred.

For More Information & to Apply:

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.

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  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.


  • 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.

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

•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:

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.