Maine CDC – Asthma Program Manager

Health Program Manager
Opening Date: March 20, 2019 

Closing Date:  April 3, 2019

Job Class Code: 4240  
Grade: 26 (Supervisory)
Salary: $47,798.40 – $65,457.60/yr.
Position Number: 02000-2466

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs.

The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine.

Job duties:

You will serve as an Asthma Program Manager within the Chronic Disease Prevention Program. The core function of this program is to improve asthma control among children and adults in Maine and prevent emergency room use and hospitalizations.
You will also:
• Supervise the Asthma Program staff;
• Manage the Asthma Prevention and Control grant which includes grant writing, planning, implementation, budgeting, reporting, and contract management;
• Oversee the surveillance, evaluation, and communication activities related to asthma prevention;
• Work closely with other teams within the Chronic Disease Prevention Program;
• Serve as liaison for internal and external stakeholders.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or Health Sciences, Health Education, one of the Behavioral Sciences, Public Administration, or Education -AND- three (3) years of experience in health program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation -OR- an equivalent seven (7) year combination of education, training, and experience.

Preferred candidates will have:
• Excellent team leadership skills
• Knowledge of and experience with U.S. CDC grant management requirements
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Understanding of chronic diseases prevention methods
• Knowledge of provider and patient training methods
• Knowledge of health communication methods
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to interpret surveillance and evaluation findings
• Ability to establish effective working relationships with internal and external partners



For additional information about this position please contact Dr. Nona Tsotseria, Senior Health Program Manager, 207-287-3267.

To apply, please upload a recent resume, cover letter and transcript (transcript needed only if education is used to meet minimum qualifications). To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at Job site may be found here.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $444.68 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $422.45 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $400.21 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $377.98 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2018.


The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit

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

CEO, Maine Medical Association

To view the full job description, click here.

The CEO’s role
• Serving as the Chief Executive Officer and managing a staff team charged with membership engagement, advocacy, education, and industry outreach
• Establishing and achieving operational and financial objectives of the MMA, and supporting the development of business opportunities
• Working closely with the MMA Board to identify and implement the MMA’s strategic priorities and leading efforts to build and demonstrate value for current and potential physician members
• Building and maintaining relationships with physician leaders, physician groups, non-member physicians and other licensed practitioners, patient care groups, other healthcare professional associations, hospital CEO’s and chief medical officers, and other medical societies
• Serving, along with the elected MMA President, as the chief spokesperson for MMA, and providing oversight of the MMA’s governmental and legislative advocacy
CEO priorities for the future
• Deepen relationships with physicians and engage the membership to maximize their voices, participate in programming, and get actively involved with their association
• Retain and grow physician membership—whether those physicians are members of a large group or solo-practitioners—by providing programming and services that serve to solidify, enhance, and demonstrate MMA’s relevance and value
• Build upon the MMA’s success in the Maine Legislature as the “voice of medicine,” and as a thought leader in the Legislature that is viewed as the “go to” organization for information regarding physicians
• Maintain essential relationships and partnerships, and continue to grow the MMA’s strength in advocacy and public policy
• Further solidify the MMA’s fiscal stability by retaining and growing membership, diversifying revenue streams, and furthering key relationships with funders and business partners
• Enhance the MMA’s messaging and communication strategies in order to reinforce the MMA’s value proposition and be responsive to changing physician demographics and expectations
• Support a highly successful and effective staff team as they adopt new technologies, explore innovative approaches to association management, and take on new and expanded roles resulting from this leadership transition

Position requirements
To lead the MMA requires a comprehensive set of skills and abilities. The MMA Board of Directors expects that the successful candidate will have:
• Senior-level leadership experience managing people and providing direction, ideally within healthcare administration
• Demonstrated ability in developing strategic plans and organizational strategies and executing them successfully through to completion
• A proven track record as a relationship-builder, and as a skilled and confident communicator who is ready to be the “face” of the MMA
• An understanding of good governance, volunteer management, and direct experience working in partnership with a board of directors
• Ability to facilitate and manage complex discussions, and substantial experience presenting to, and speaking with, groups and organizations
• Legislative and governmental advocacy experience at the state and/or federal level
• Experience in budget development, financial analysis, and implementing strategies to ensure program and financial alignment
• Experience with or within healthcare organizations, knowledge of the healthcare landscape in Maine, working for or with physicians, and previous medical association management are all highly desirable
• The highest level of recommendations from references and peers
• A deep and abiding passion for our mission and a commitment to the protection of the health of the public, the interests of patients, and ensuring the retention of respect for physicians and the practice of medicine

Comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary commensurate with experience.
This position reports directly to the Board of Directors. The successful candidate can expect a formal review after the initial six months, as well as an annual review thereafter.

To apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to Starboard Leadership Consulting at the following address: Paper copies may be sent to Lisa Belyea, Starboard Leadership Consulting, 84 Harlow St., Bangor, ME 04401, but electronic submissions of material are preferred. No phone inquiries, please. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019.