May 6, 2019
Dear Friends of Moral Movement Maine:
Moral Movement Maine is a statewide, grassroots movement of Maine clergy and faith leaders organizing social action toward a more just, inclusive, and compassionate Maine that works for everyone.
We are seeking an energetic, self-motivated Organizing Director to unite and amplify voices of faith by engaging congregations, clergy, and grassroots people of faith throughout the state, across religious, socio-economic, and racial lines. Building out a statewide structure and investing in relationship building and leadership development, the Organizing Director will strengthen Moral Movement Maine’s capacity for the work of economic, immigration, racial, and environmental justice.
Soon after the 2016 election, Moral Movement Maine emerged as a formalized expression of deep interfaith relationships that already existed among faith leaders in Greater Portland, many of them already actively engaged in advocacy efforts, who recognized the need for a more organized, galvanizing, risk-taking activism effort, one that could mobilize colleagues statewide to amplify a progressive moral message in a time of national crisis.
Over the past two years, Moral Movement Maine has advocated for refugees and asylum seekers, opposed an immoral and unjust tax bill, defended the Affordable Care Act and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and rallied against the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Today Moral Movement Maine leaders are turning their attention to issues around the opioid epidemic and global climate devastation, among other issues, with a goal to work with faith leaders, congregations, partners, and other collaborating groups to identify and develop strong moral witness around justice issues of local, state, and national concern.
Please review the Moral Movement Maine Organizing Director position description here, and share it with anyone you know who may be interested.
Initially the position is likely to be part-time, 20-30 hours per week, with the possibility of full-time for the right candidate. Work hours are likely to include some evenings and weekends.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the position will be filled as soon as the right candidate is identified.
Moral Movement Maine is an equal-opportunity employer committed to gender and racial justice, equity, and inclusion.