Employment

MCEDV Seeks Public Policy Coordinator

The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) seeks a full-time Public Policy Coordinator.  MCEDV staff coordinate and integrate statewide work in response to domestic abuse and violence, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking. They are responsible for developing and sustaining collaborative partnerships and programs that promote public policy, education, and systems advocacy to create and encourage a social, political, and economic environment that fosters communities where the diversity, dignity, and contributions of all are respected and celebrated.

A new position at MCEDV, the Public Policy Coordinator will ensure the development and effective implementation of MCEDV’s system advocacy and legislative initiatives. The Coordinator will engage and assist the MCEDV Public Policy Committee, membership, and community partners to identify gaps in law, policy, practice, and systems that adversely impact abuse and violence prevention and intervention efforts. The Coordinator, in partnership with MCEDV’s Public Policy Committee and Executive Director, will develop and implement strategies to close gaps and improve overall policy and system response. Community partner engagement and collaboration are key aspects of this position.

The successful applicant for Public Policy Coordinator will:

  1. Have a comprehensive understanding of domestic abuse and violence obtained through advocacy work, education, and/or personal experience.
  2. Be capable of reviewing legislation to assess and articulate its potential impact on domestic violence victims and services as well as/or perpetrators and systems of accountability;
  3. Be familiar with and knowledgeable about state domestic violence legislation, particularly regarding Protect from Abuse Orders, Protection from Harassment Orders, family law, and the civil justice system;
  4. Be familiar with and knowledgeable about state domestic violence related criminal law and the criminal justice system;
  5. Be familiar with and knowledgeable about federal domestic violence legislation, i.e. the Violence Against Women Act, victims of Crime Act, and Family Violence Prevention and Services Act; and
  6. Understand how governmental agencies function and the appropriate role of 501 (c) 3 non-profits in public policy work.
  7. Demonstrate substantial experience in social justice policy advocacy and/or systems change work;
  8. Understand and be committed to issues of diversity and demonstrate the ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  9. Research, analyze, and present complex information effectively;
  10. Listen and respond effectively to membership concerns and needs;
  11. Demonstrate ability to engage, inform, and support committees in accomplishing shared social change and advocacy goals;
  12. Communicate verbally in a clear and persuasive manner; and
  13. Possess excellent writing skills.

Required: Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field; Juris Doctor preferred; and at least 5 years’ experience and demonstrated competence in the areas covered by the job description.

This position is statewide in nature, requiring substantial travel, a flexible schedule, and a home office with reliable high-speed internet access to assure remote connection with colleagues in addition to regularly scheduled meetings in MCEDV’s Augusta, ME office.

MCEDV offers competitive salary, excellent benefits and vacation package.

To Apply:

  • Send cover letter and resume in a single document via e-mail with “Public Policy Coordinator application” in the subject line to:  Francine Stark, Executive Director [email protected]
  • No phone calls, please.
  • Applications due October 24, 2018.
  • MCEDV is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • View the full job description here.

 

 

MCEDV Seeks Administrative Assistant

The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) seeks a part-time (30 hour per week, flexible) Administrative Assistant.  MCEDV staff coordinate and integrate statewide work in response to domestic abuse and violence, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking. They are responsible for developing and sustaining collaborative partnerships and programs that promote public policy, education, and systems advocacy to create and encourage a social, political, and economic environment that fosters communities where the diversity, dignity, and contributions of all are respected and celebrated.

The Administrative Assistant ensures the smooth implementation of office procedures and supports the MCEDV staff in formatting, printing, and distributing a variety of documents, presentations, and multi-media programs. Administrative and office management responsibilities include:

  1. Supporting the MCEDV virtual office infrastructure through Office 365;
  2. Managing MCEDV meeting resources, such as use of the conference room and conference lines, and refreshment related equipment and supplies;
  3. Oversee maintenance of MCEDV office site, supplies, and equipment;
  4. Maintain regular vendor relationships, service agreements and/or licenses for office equipment, including technology; assist Operations Director in resolving any vendor billing and payment issues;
  5. Oversee physical safety and cleanliness of the office, including management of cleaning services;
  6. Disseminate mail, check and route email received in general email inbox as well as voicemail messages received in general agency voicemail box as needed, in coordination with the Education & Communications Director;
  7. Maintain master database of voicemail, email and website user name/passwords for staff, vendors, and grants;
  8. Maintain and update equipment and software inventory.

The Administrative Assistant, in partnership with MCEDV’s Education & Communications Director, coordinates all logistics necessary for statewide and regional in-person meetings, training programs, and conferences, as well as internet-based meetings and webinars. Training and technical assistance responsibilities include:

  1. Coordinating logistical aspects of in-person and online training activities for participants, including:
    • Negotiation of contracts with identified conference sites regarding meeting spaces, lodging, meals, audio/visual technology, etc.;
    • Outreach to participants and registration through Evite;
    • On-site support for events, ensuring efficient registration of participants, support for presenters’ presentation logistics, resolution of any issues with the event site staff, distribution of certificates to participants;
    • Technical assistance regarding use of internet-based meeting platforms; and
    • Post-event compilation of evaluations and entry into database.
  2. Coordinate execution of contracts with training presenters;
  3. Work with Operations Director to manage accounts receivable and payable as related to training invoices within the budget framework managed by the Education & Communications Director;
  4. Provide MCEDV member programs and community partners with training materials and/or links to on-line training resources.

The successful applicant for Administrative Assistant will demonstrate:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Appropriate conflict resolution methods which lead to positive solutions;
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills;
  • Time management skills;
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; proficiency with other Office 365 programs preferred;
  • Ability to maintain and preserve confidentiality;
  • Ability to provide own transportation (fully-insured vehicle), provide proof of a valid driver’s license, and compliance with Maine law regarding vehicle insurance;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a variety of people as well as independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to successfully manage prioritization of tasks related to multiple projects; and
  • Willingness and ability to travel in-state with occasional overnights

Required: At least 5 years’ experience and demonstrated competence in the areas covered by the job description.

This position has a statewide scope, requiring occasional travel, a flexible schedule, and a home office with reliable high-speed internet access to ensure remote connections with colleagues as needed.

MCEDV offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and vacation package.

To Apply:

  • Send cover letter and resume in a single document via e-mail with “Administrative Assistant application” in the subject line to:  Francine Stark, Executive Director [email protected]
  • No phone calls, please.
  • Applications due October 24, 2018.
  •  MCEDV is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • View the full job description here.

 

Through These Doors Seeks Director of Community Education and Prevention

Through These Doors, the Domestic Violence Resource Center serving Cumberland County, is seeking a full-time Director of Community Education and Prevention. Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

 

New Hope for Women Seeks Executive Director

New Hope for Women, the Domestic Violence Resource Center serving Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties, is seeking a full-time Executive Director. Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

 

 

Safe Voices Hiring for Multiple Positions

Safe Voices, the Domestic Violence Resource Center serving Oxford, Franklin and Androscoggin Counties, is seeking applicants for the following positions:

  • Director of Shelter & Housing Services
  • Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP) Facilitator
  • Child Protective Services Liaison
  • Overnight Shelter Advocate
  • Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking Safe House Awake Night Advocate

Learn more about the positions and how to apply here.