Job Opportunities at the League of Women Voters of Maine and Maine Citizens for Clean Elections

We are seeking applications for the following positions: 

ORGANIZER (full-time)

Democracy Maine is seeking a full-time Organizer to support its education, advocacy, and membership programs. The post holder will report to the Executive Director but will work closely with the program and project staff and local League leadership. The organizer’s time will be split between state-level projects, supporting existing local Leagues, and developing volunteers in regions without local Leagues. 

About Democracy Maine:
Democracy Maine is a collaboration between two nonpartisan organizations - the League of Women Voters of Maine and Maine Citizens for Clean Elections  - that joined forces in 2018 to strengthen their advocacy and education efforts. As Democracy Maine, we work together and with other partners to make government more equitable, inclusive, and accessible by improving elections, protecting and engaging voters, and reducing the influence of private money in politics. 

Core responsibilities:

  • Increase participation in League and MCCE projects in both highly-active and underrepresented communities.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase equity and inclusion within projects and teams.
  • Match volunteer interests with corresponding  project needs, including hitting recruitment goals identified by project teams at the state and local level. 
  • Recruit and manage volunteers for canvassing, phone banks, lobby days and other advocacy and voter engagement activities.
  • Work with Local League leaders to support their goals for impact and member engagement and growth.  Identify opportunities for partnerships between Local Leagues and state project teams. 
  • Support the development and establishment of new local Leagues.
  • Represent the League and MCCE at community events, in coordination with Local Leagues where applicable. 
  • Network and build relationships with allied organizations in a way that complements and enriches, rather than supplants, the efforts of volunteer leaders.
  • Participate in development of advocacy, voter engagement, and organizing strategies.

Qualifications:

  • We are seeking candidates who are excellent at building relationships, and are creative and flexible in pursuing results. You should have:
  • An ability to adapt to shifting priorities without losing sight of deliverables and deadlines.
  • Strong skills in listening, in-person communication, and diplomacy.
  • A track record of working with individuals with diverse identities and lived experiences.
  • Experience leading volunteer teams.
  • A commitment to non-partisanship and inclusion.
  • Experience working remotely while consistently meeting goals.  

Experience with issue or campaign organizing, and experience organizing in rural areas, are pluses, but are not required. 

Location, Compensation and Start Date:

Candidates will be considered anywhere in Maine, with a preference for candidates outside of Cumberland or York county. When it becomes possible, travel throughout Maine will be a requirement of this job, and applicants are expected to maintain a reliable car and valid driver’s license. This is a full-time position with compensation based upon experience. Health, vision, dental, short term disability and earned time benefits are offered to all employees. The organizer should be able to start by early to mid-June. 

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and a cover letter by email to Nadya Mullen at nadya@democracymaine.org using the subject line Organizer.

Democracy Maine is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate in employment against persons based on color, race, religion, age, ability, gender, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran or marital status. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.


DATA & ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR (part-time)

Democracy Maine is seeking a part time Data & Administrative Coordinator to support its education, outreach, and membership programs. This position may evolve over time with the potential for increased hours. The post holder will report to the Operations Director but will work closely with the program and project staff.

About Democracy Maine:
Democracy Maine is a collaboration between two nonpartisan organizations - the League of Women Voters of Maine and Maine Citizens for Clean Elections  - that joined forces in 2018 to strengthen their advocacy and education efforts. As Democracy Maine, we work together and with other partners to make government more equitable, inclusive, and accessible by improving elections, protecting and engaging voters, and reducing the influence of private money in politics. 

Core responsibilities:

  • Manage the systems for volunteer and member intake and coordination, updating and refining as appropriate.
  • Manage volunteer, member, and donor information across the Civi CRM and VAN databases ensuring accuracy of data, and, on occasion, coordinating the work of a team of data input volunteers.
  • Support Neighbor-to-Neighbor and Get Out the Vote projects ensuring accurate records of voter outreach and registration activities.
  • Run weekly and monthly donor and membership reports.
  • Respond to requests for data reports from Civi and VAN.
  • Coordinate the donor receipt and thank you note processes, including semi-annual appeals. 
  • Coordinate the member invoicing and renewal process, including an annual “join again” campaign.
  • Keep accurate inventory of printed materials and provide them to outreach teams as requested.
  • Provide support for programs and events. 

Required Skills: 

  • Experience with a constituent relationship management (CRM) database
  • Ability to design reports and present data in various formats (charts, graphs, etc).
  • Comfort working in a networked, team-based, non-hierarchical environment.
  • Demonstrated time management and planning skills: stays on top of multiple projects without dropping any balls, plans backwards and anticipates obstacles, identifies and involves stakeholders appropriately, uses resources wisely.

The Ideal Candidate will Have:

  • Experience as a volunteer 
  • Experience leading volunteer teams
  • Experience working with people with a broad range of skills and experience, and from diverse or marginalized populations

Democracy Maine is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate in employment against persons based on color, race, religion, age, ability, gender, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran or marital status. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Compensation and Start Date:

This is a part-time position with compensation based upon experience. The Data Admin Coordinator should be able to start by early to mid-June. 

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and a cover letter by email to Nadya Mullen at nadya@democracymaine.org using the subject line Data Admin Coordinator.