The Maine Seacoast Mission currently has two openings: one for a part-time communications associate and one for an outdoor coordinator for its EdGE program.

Communications Associate
Part-time in Bar Harbor

The Maine Seacoast Mission seeks someone to be part of its Development and Communications team, supporting its efforts to implement the Mission’s communications strategy primarily through visual storytelling.

The Communications Associate will

  • Create and publish multi-media and multi-platform content—especially, but not exclusively, photo and video—in alignment with Mission institutional identity and marketing goals
  • Work within communications team to execute institutional communications strategy and messaging priorities
  • Maintain effective working relationships with online and traditional media production outlets and individuals
  • Be familiar with the Mission’s staff, programs, and events; find the compelling stories in the Mission’s work and then research and present them effectively
  • Work collaboratively with the development team to help coordinate media relations and host media for events and activities
  • Help gather and analyze appropriate metrics to inform media strategy
  • Assist development office with marketing, publications, and events as needed, especially in graphic design

We are looking for someone with

  • Proven ability for professional level media capture and production including digital photography, videography, and basic graphic design
  • Experience using Adobe suite of media production software—especially Premier Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom—or similar products to produce compelling media assets
  • Proven ability to write effectively in journalistic and social media styles
  • Experience leveraging social media for organizational promotion and story-telling and using engagement metrics to inform strategy
  • Ability to work on a team as well as initiate and complete independent projects
  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience

Our ideal candidate would also have

  • Familiarity with areas and populations served by the Mission
  • Familiarity with the Maine media market

Pay range: $19 to 22 per hour

Number of hours per week is negotiable up to 20 hours per week.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and portfolio samples, including a writing sample, to Ann Cox Halkett before August 9.

Outdoor Coordinator
Full-time in Cherryfield

The Maine Seacoast Mission seeks someone to lead outdoor and experiential activities for EdGE, its education program serving school-aged children in coastal Washington County, with a focus on grades 2-8.

Coastal Washington County is known as the “Bold Coast,” with an unspoiled coastline and exceptional recreational opportunities. Cherryfield is on the Narraguagus River and is an hour from Acadia National Park. This is a full-time, benefited position lasting from August 2019 through May 2020. Start and end dates are negotiable.

As part of the EdGE team, the Outdoor Coordinator will

  • Plan and deliver challenge (ropes) course programming
  • Plan and deliver outdoor adventure activities for the EdGE after-school program (grades k-8)
  • Lead life-sport activities for all EdGE programs, including family engagement activities
  • With the EdGE team, plan and deliver adventure and leadership activities for Marion Kane in-school program (grades 5-8)
  • Collaborate with “Journey” coordinator to plan outdoor activities and provide support for “Journey” expeditions (grades 7-9)
  • Plan and direct overnight trips during the school year
  • Plan and direct an in-school mentoring program for 9th graders
  • Ensure that all activities are carried out in a manner consistent with highest safety standards; use exceptional judgment
  • Conduct basic record keeping and program evaluation
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Maintain outdoor equipment in safe, working order.

We are looking for someone with

  • Ropes or challenge course training or experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Teaching experience and /or previous work with young people
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as motivate students and colleagues
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to relate to teens and younger children at various life stages, in groups and individually
  • Desire to make a positive impact on children’s lives; caring, compassionate, creative
  • Ability to help maintain a positive and safe environment for students and staff
  • First-aid training
  • A valid driver’s license

While these are not required, our ideal candidate would also have

  • A post-secondary degree
  • CPR certification
  • Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification
  • A Maine Guide’s license

Annual salary range is $34,000 to $37,000.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to Ann Cox Halkett.

Review of applications will begin July 19 and continue until position is filled.