Job Posting

updated 7/8/2021

Position Title: MaineShare Program Director

About MaineShare:

For over 30 years, MaineShare has raised over $6 million to fund grass-roots, justice-promoting organizations in Maine through workplace giving and direct fundraising.  MaineShare is a member of Community Shares USA, a national network of like organizations who also support  organizations doing the long-term hard work of promoting positive systemic change.  MaineShare currently has 41 member groups who are funded by over 60 workplaces and thousands of employees and individual donors.  These member groups receive long term,  unrestricted funding which is critical to their ability to be responsive to the environment and act on opportunities more effectively.  These groups must have statewide or significant regional impact and are categorized into 5 categories: Economic Opportunity, Social Justice & Peace, The Environment, Safety & Health, and Education, Culture & the Arts.

Position Summary:
MaineShare is looking for an enthusiastic, positive, innovative individual with high standards, attention to detail, the ability to inspire others to join in, and the desire to make a difference for the organizations working to make Maine a more just, equitable & verdant place.  This individual will serve as the full-time Program Director (MSPD) who can lead MaineShare in this next chapter.  The MSPD is responsible for the overall operations of the MaineShare Workplace Giving Program.  In this role, the MSPD works closely with the senior director of the organization, the MaineShare Advisory Committee, and other staff to direct the work needed to maintain and build a robust program.  MaineShare is dedicated to finding a committed leader to ensure their grass-roots, justice promoting cohort of organizations are made stronger through their workplace giving program and other innovative initiatives.Position Responsibilities:
Workplace Campaign

  • Work with other staff, consultants, national partners, and the advisory council to review and analyze the current workplace giving program, research the risks and opportunities in the model, and create a strategic plan for the next generation workplace giving program.
  • Lead the annual workplace giving campaign program by setting goals, and creating and implementing a campaign plan to ensure the program meets those goals.
  • Recruit, train, and motivate campaign volunteers.
  • Strengthen relationships with current workplace partners, enhancing those campaigns, increasing the number of donors in those workplaces, and building strategies to retain those workplace partners. 
  • With the Workplace Giving Task Force, develop annual plans to attract new workplace campaigns and cultivate relationships to close deals.

Communications & Fundraising:

  • With other staff and the advisory council, create a communications plan that ensures persuasive and consistent messaging for each platform deemed valuable for the promotion of MaineShare and MaineShare’s mission.
  • Coordinate the execution of the communications plan.
  • With other staff and the advisory council, create a fund development plan that ensures a sustainable flow of revenue that supports the workplace campaign,  provides adequate operating funds, and makes sense for the organization’s culture, structure, and purpose.  Consider earned income as well as contributed income.

Member Group Relations:

  • Build cooperative relationships with all member group representatives.
  • Encourage participation from member groups that creates inspiring content, spreads awareness of the issues they are addressing, shares the importance of MaineShare funding, and enhances MaineShare’s understanding of their impact, possibility, and needs.
  • Design and host at least one annual membership meeting. 

Financial Management and Budgeting:

  • Work with the financial managers to assure:
    • highly ethical financial management and timely production of financial reports. 
    • annual legal financial reporting and accountability measures are completed.
    • the creation of an annual operating budget for board approval. 
    • at least twice annual distribution of funds to member groups.
  • Monitor all aspects of the program’s financial health including the building of operational reserves, investment in critical program infrastructure, and the equity of the distributions to the member groups.

Organizational Management:

  • Work with the organization’s senior director and other staff and consultants to build efficient and effective infrastructure to support the operations of the program. 
  • Ensure the technology infrastructure is maintained and kept current to meet the evolving needs of the program and inline with an ever changing environment.
  • Work with the organization’s senior director and the advisory council to develop strategic plans, appropriate program policies and staffing structure. 
  • Supervise any assigned staff and perform all related human resources management duties. 

Assumes additional responsibilities as necessary.

Qualifications / Requirements: 
Experience / Education

  • Minimum of five years experience in nonprofit management
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent lived experience
  • Experience working with a wide variety of people moving toward a common goal, leading teams, and inspiring others
  • Experience managing complex projects and implementing accurate, transparent, and efficient systems to support the project completion
  • Positive Experience in sales, fundraising, marketing, and/or customer service

Skills / Aptitude / Preferences / Characteristics

  • Is enthusiastic, positive, innovative, with high standards and integrity, attention to detail, the ability to inspire others to join in, and the desire to make a difference for the organizations working to make Maine a more just, equitable & verdant place
  • Is a natural networker, connector, and strategic thinker
  • Takes initiative and after weighing the opportunities and risks, is not afraid to take calculated risks
  • Has good aptitude for understanding, navigating, and adapting technology solutions
  • Has the ability to plan and implement comprehensive, goal-oriented programs based on strategic directions
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communications skills and understands marketing, branding, and social media
  • Likes to work with a governing or advisory board to ensure excellence in meeting an organization’s or program’s mission and goals
  • Takes great care and pays attention to detail and has strong leadership and organizational skills

Remuneration & Deadlines:

This is a salaried position with an estimated 40 hours per week required.  Starting salary is in the mid-$50s to mid-$60s based on experience.  MaineShare offers the following benefits to full-time employees: health & dental benefits, generous paid time off, professional development opportunities, and retirement benefits once established.  MaineShare offers flexible scheduling and a balance between in office, remote working.  Some statewide travel will be required (up to 25% during the fall campaign season) and occasional out of state travel.  The office is currently in Augusta, Maine with a possible move to the Portland area in 2022.

MaineShare is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Additional Job Information

Providing a salary range is a practice that models transparency and is one recommended strategy for advancing equitable compensation. 

Salary/Wage:$55K – $65K
Job Type:Full-Time
Start Date:Between August 15th & September 1st
RegionFlexible/Work from Home
Specific Location:See Description

Application Details

How To Apply:To apply for the position, please send your resume and a cover letter, explaining why this position is of interest to you, to no later than July 23, 2021.
Application Deadline:7/23/2021