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CURRENT OPENINGS:

ORGANIZATION:

The Environmental Health Strategy Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes human health and safer chemicals in a sustainable economy.  We have two program areas that operate within the State of Maine and nationally. Our Environmental Health Program prevents cancer, learning disabilities and other harm by advocating chemical policy reforms to replace dangerous chemicals in everyday products. Our Sustainable Economy Program spurs job creation and a healthy economy by promoting demand for and production of safer alternatives, such as biobased plastic made from Maine forest resources. We have a staff of eight and offices in Portland and Bangor. Our ten member Board of Directors includes philanthropic, community, and scientific leaders. Learn more at www.ourhealthyfuture.org.

NEED:

We are seeking a motivated and talented individual with an interest in nonprofit financial management to fill the position of Board Treasurer, as the incumbent wishes to step back from an officer role. The Strategy Center has an annual budget of approximately $1 million, with funding derived primarily from grants, contracts, and individual contributions (we do not currently have an endowment or other investments). We have a contract bookkeeper and management staff with experience in nonprofit finances, and are looking for a Treasurer who can provide review and critical evaluation of our financial reports and operations. Please visit our “Volunteer Service” tab here: http://www.ourhealthyfuture.org/work-us for a more detailed description including responsibilities, expectations and qualifications, or email the Strategy Center’s Deputy Director Patrick MacRoy at pmacroy@preventharm.org.

ORGANIZATION:

During the past year, Boots2Roots grew from the founder’s vision to a Maine 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that quickly began generating positive results.  Boots2Roots provides personalized and proactive support for active duty military members and their families who are transitioning to Maine, focused on employment, navigating transition services, and community reintegration, built on a foundation of networking connections based on trust.  The small team conducted extensive research, determined that there is an existing gap in personalized support for active duty who are transitioning to Maine, and Boots2Roots’ mission addresses that gap by being the only nonprofit organization in Maine specifically focused on connecting with soon-to-be veterans (we call them “Teammates”) while they are still on active-duty to help them prepare early for a successful transition. Over the past year, Boots2Roots created a strategic plan, put programs in place, and began building the board, volunteer base, budget base and network of partner agencies.  We are currently working with thirteen active duty members who will return at various times over the next few months, and the four Teammates who have returned to Maine so far all found employment within two months of coming to/back to Maine and are grateful for Boots2Roots support. You can learn more at www.boots2roots.org

NEED:

We are looking for people who are passionate about our mission, which is to bridge the gap from serving our country to strengthening Maine communities. Specifically, Boots2Roots is seeking board members (especially, a grant writer, resume helpers and front line volunteers). However, there are many ways to get involved and start giving back. Please visit our “Get Involved” tab on our website here: http://www.boots2roots.org/become-a-volunteer/ or email B2R Vice President & Board Secretary, John Manganello at john@boots2roots.org.

ORGANIZATION:

The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (ChIME) in Portland, Maine is a small, non-profit organization whose mission is to educate interfaith leaders who serve with integrity, spiritual presence and prophetic voice. ChIME’s two-year signature program focuses on contemplative practices, the arts and healing, study of world religions and service learning leading to ordination as an interfaith minister. ChIME students and graduates are involved in many creative community ministries and partnerships.

NEED:

We are looking for individuals to join our volunteer Board of Directors or committees. Expertise in finance, accounting, organizational development, special events planning or fundraising are desired skills, along with a passion for interfaith life and nonprofit leadership.

ChIME’s board meets on the third Wednesday of each month with members also serving on a subcommittee to help advance the school’s mission.

For more information, please visit www.chimeofmaine.org and contact Sue Clark, Board President at susanmannclark@gmail.com. Interested individuals may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to Sue at the above e-mail address.

ORGANIZATION:

Hour Exchange Portland: We are a community network of neighbors helping neighbors. Our more than 500 members share their talents and services, record their hours, then ‘spend’ them later on services they want. Everyone’s hours are equal. This is not barter. These are friendly, neighborly favors. Together we are restoring our local community currency based on relationships and time. Hour Exchange Portland is a non-profit with a history of almost 20 years.

NEED:

We are currently a member-run organization and we have a working Board that takes an active role in running the organization. We have openings on our Board for persons with legal, finance, marketing/social media, fundraising, member engagement/community outreach, and volunteer coordination experience and skills. We will also consider potential Board members with other skills on an individual basis. We meet monthly and do additional work on our own schedule during the rest of the month. We require a minimum of a one-year commitment from new Board members. Please email Anca Gooje, President HEP Board of Directors, at ancagooje@gmail.com. For more details about Hour Exchange Portland please see: www.hourexchangeportland.org.

ORGANIZATION: 

Thatcher Brook Center is a small nonprofit organization that offers a community based adult day program as well as Vocational Rehabilitation and Career Planning services. Thatcher Brook Center is located in Biddeford, Maine. Thatcher Brook Center is committed to offering the highest quality programming centered around our holistic approach and focused on teaching real life skills and social skills. Our clients design their own monthly calendars with a variety of community activities to pick from. Some of the activities our clients enjoy include Thai Chi, cooking classes, arts & crafts, Special Olympics, book club, drama club, gardening and many more! Our holistic approach offers our clients the opportunity to use and learn real life coping skills such as meditation and aromatherapy that they can use not only here at Thatcher Brook Center, but also at home and in the community. Please visit our website at www.thatcherbrookcenter.org for more details.

NEED:
Thatcher Brook Center is seeking volunteer Board members who are passionate about improving the lives of individuals with disabilities in our community and growing our organization so that we can serve more people. We are particularly in need of individuals with strong organizational and communication (both written and oral) skills

If you are interested in serving on our board of directors, please contact Jennifer Wilbur. jwilbur@thatcherbrookcenter.org (207) 283-1435.

ORGANIZATION:
Friends of DaPonte String Quartet is devoted to supporting the work of the DaPonte String Quartet, a highly respected ensemble that is celebrating its 25th year as a quartet. It has achieved both critical and popular recognition. (This year the group was named the Maine Arts Commission’s first Performing Arts Fellow and last year was voted “Best Music Group in Maine” by readers of Down East Magazine.) The DSQ’s mission is to bring world-class chamber music to all parts of Maine. It performs over 60 times a year, from Wells to Bethel and Fort Kent, and has a strong educational mission, which it is looking to expand over the next five years. Currently FDSQ has a 12-member working board, which meets six times a year (in Brunswick), as well as in committee as needed. FDSQ has over 1500 supporters and a large volunteer base. Board members represent, support and advocate for the Quartet in their community, as well as helping with hands-on tasks and general oversight.

NEED:
We are looking to grow, and we need board and committee members eager to help with this new direction. We welcome people with an interest in our mission as well as organizational development, legal, marketing, or leadership skills, particularly in the Portland and Mid-Coast area; but all parts of Maine are welcome. For more information, contact Executive Director Amy MacDonald at Amy@DaPonte.org or (207) 781-5526.

ORGANIZATION:

The Sebago Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a conservation group of fly fishers who work to conserve, protect, restore and sustain Maine’s coldwater fisheries.  We have about 600 members, and in 2014 were awarded the Gold Trout award, given annually by Trout Unlimited to its top chapter.  We currently have a board of 11 members, cover most of southern Maine and have our meetings in Portland.

NEED:
We are seeking a board member to serve as our membership chair.  The ideal candidate has experience with other organization(s) in building membership and attracting young people to participate in voluntary service and/or conservation work.  Our board is a working board.  Members serve up to 2 consecutive three-year terms, and are motivated by their love for Maine and its great outdoors – most often they love to fly fish.  You would work a couple of hours per week, attend monthly board meetings from September through April and volunteer on projects as much as you would like.  Your duties would be to work with your fellow board members to attract new members, track and update our membership list, send out bulk emails and messages, and other miscellaneous tasks.  We have a wonderful team of board members and a great organization. If you are interested, please contact David Miller at
dlivingstonemiller@gmail.com.

ORGANIZATION:

TruChoice FCU- Supervisory Committee

Be a part of our team:

Our volunteer Supervisory Committee consists of hard working individuals from around Cumberland and York Counties. We are seeking additional volunteer Supervisory Committee members from these communities to help ensure that TruChoice complies with regulations and policies, and acts in the membership’s best interest.  This opportunity will provide individuals an opportunity to understand how financial institutions operate through active participation in financial institution auditing and oversight.  We are looking for candidates who are detail oriented, enjoy solving puzzles and want to make a difference in their community!  Previous accounting or risk management experience is a plus. If interested, please contact us at TruHR@trufcu.com.

About TruChoice Federal Credit Union:

TruChoice is a strong, dynamic and growing credit union serving Southern Maine. We set ourselves apart from other financial institutions by engaging our team and our members in our success.  At TruChoice the credit union spirit of ‘people helping people’ thrives at every level of the organization, including with our volunteers.  While banks aim to generate profits, we focus on helping individuals regardless of the financial circumstance to build better lives for themselves.  This translates to a business model that promotes thrift, savings and sound credit use.  We aim to become financial partners that can help empower people with educational and personal financial tools — like budgeting, car buying assistance, and credit score analysis — to help them take control of their financial lives.

ORGANIZATION:
TEMPOart is Portland, Maine’s new temporary public art program that will bring curated, site-specific artworks that explore the theme of Places in Transition to Portland’s public spaces. With a goal to enliven key neighborhoods and urban sites, TEMPOart will encourage residents and visitors alike to engage with a changing array of exciting and innovative installations. TEMPOart will commission new works from emerging and established artists, and will foster artistic freedom and innovation. The temporary projects will provide a critical complement to Portland’s long-standing, permanent public art program, enhancing the city’s growth as a creative hub. TEMPOart is a privately-funded 501-c3 non-profit organization, and is administered by an all-volunteer board.

NEED:
TEMPOart is looking for new Board members in the areas of Development and Marketing/Public Relations. They especially need someone with a graphic design background. The board meets monthly. Subcommittees meet as needed. Please call Alice Spencer at (207) 773-5874 or email tempomaine@gmail.com

1. Development Committee:

  • Creates annual development plan.
  • Enlists board members for development activities. Develops and maintains database.
  • Identifies, solicits, track and thanks donors though individual asks and an annual fund drive.
  • Prepares press releases, information and solicitation materials in concert with PR & Media Committee.
  • Researches possible grant opportunities and writes applications.
  • Plans and carries out donor events.

2. Public Relations Committee: The Marketing/PR Committee meets as necessary but no less than once a month to plan and administer marketing, PR and media initiatives. A balanced and strategic communications is the goal of it’s work. Its mission is to educate and grow TEMPO’s audience.

ORGANIZATION:
Maine Inside Out initiates dialogue, develops leadership, and builds community across boundaries with collaborative original theater, inside and outside correctional facilities. We are committed to dismantling all forms oppression and building a movement for transformative justice in our communities.

Theater is our tool for building connection across boundaries. We offer year-round theater workshops at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland. Our collaborative, creative group process builds confidence, leadership and communication skills. Group members work together to create original plays based on issues that they want to bring to the community’s attention, and then take their performances to schools, arts venues, and conferences in order to engage directly with the public by leading dialogues about the issues raised in their plays . Maine Inside Out also holds weekly community-based groups for formerly incarcerated youth in Portland, Biddeford and Lewiston. Youth gather to support each other, create art together, and plan and host performance events in their home communities.
 
Maine Inside Out has a sustainable funding model based on earned income, foundation grants and individual and corporate giving. We have three full-time staff and two part-time staff, as well as several interns and about 15 volunteers.
 
NEED:
We are in active need of an experienced board treasurer, preferably with a finance or accounting background. We hope to find a candidate with enthusiasm for financial oversight, willingness to be part of a motivated and developing team of directors, and a genuine interest in our mission and work. We are also seeking a board member with HR knowledge and experience. For more information, contact Tessy Seward, CoDirector of Maine Inside Out, at maineinsideout@gmail.com


ORGANIZATION: 

Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
We are headquartered in Unity. Our reason for existence is to recognize and conserve the rich, wild and working landscape of Central Maine’s Sebasticook River Watershed. We work with willing landowners to conserve the lands they love and resources our communities rely upon: clean water, family farms that provide local food and jobs, and well-managed forests, place to hunt, fish and play with our children. We currently own and/or manage over 3,000 acres of land, from Cambridge and Stetson in the north to Burnham, Unity, Freedom and Jackson in the south.

One major project we are currently working on is the opening of Outlet Stream, which starts in China Lake. We are working with the Kennebec Water District and other partners to allow alewives to return to China Lake, in part to help improve the water quality and the fishery. China Lake sits in the watershed, and through the District, provides municipal water for  Winslow, Waterville, Oakland, Fairfield, Benton, and Vassalboro.

NEED:
We are looking for five new members and six to eight committee members. Candidates should have a strong passion for conserving wild and working lands in the Sebasticook River watershed.  No previous experience on a board is required. Our board of directors currently consists of 10 members. Although we have many of the same challenges as other nonprofits and land trusts, our board works very well together, keeping the focus on Trust goals and successes. We also have several committees and are looking for new members for them also. You will find a very passionate and committed and agreeable board to work with, should you be accepted. Potential candidates should either live or work either within the watershed or one of the towns served by the Kennebec Water District, however anyone will be considered. www.SebasticookRLT.org.  Inquiries should go to board chair, Dylan Dillaway DDillaway@Unity.edu  207-509-0480

 

ORGANIZATION: 
The Greater Portland Sustainability Council serves as a connector and catalyst for the advancement of environmental sustainability in Maine, with a focus on the Portland Maine region and a growing statewide presence. In just three years since our founding, we have developed an exciting array of activities. Portland Greenfest is the state’s largest environmental festival, drawing thousands of attendees to downtown Portland for sustainability-themed exhibits, workshops, music, art, and local food. Our Home Energy Fairs educate home and business owners about clean energy and energy efficiency options. Our Portland Regional Energy Working Group brings together the major clean energy players in the region; we’re now embarking on developing a regional clean energy action plan. The Green Teams Alliance is a new initiative to bring together K-12 students from around the region to share experiences and learn together. We are exploring a number of other activities, including a Green Business Seal of Approval program and an initiative to make Maine the first carbon-neutral state in the nation.

NEED:
We seek Board members passionate about making Maine a world-class model of environmental sustainability. We are about to hire our first permanent staffer and are currently fundraising for other programs. The current ten members of our steering committee are leaders in Maine’s sustainability sector and will become Board members as we go through our 501-C-3 incorporation process. We seek additional Board members with a mix of interests: some with top-notch organizational skills who want to provide guidance to a dynamic growing organization and some with bold visionary ideas who are looking for a vehicle and a team to advance those ideas.

Jeff Edelstein, Founder and Steering Committee Chair
www.greaterportlandsustainabilitycouncil.org
greaterportlandsustainability@gmail.com
207-632-8440

ORGANIZATION:
Portland Wheelers
is a new nonprofit serving Greater Portland. Our mission is “Outdoor Adapted Biking Fun for People with Disabilities.” Our trained volunteers, or “pilots,” use specially designed tricycles to give FREE outdoor therapeutic rides. Our riders, or “wheelers,” are folks who cannot ride a bike by themselves, but would love to go for a ride. We serve young and old alike, anyone challenged by disability, dementia, or debilitating disease: seniors, children of all ages with developmental disabilities (e.g., cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy), people who are visually impaired, veterans, and others. Last year we gave 185 rides to a wide range of wheelers. In 2016, we hope to give somewhere around 500 rides.

NEED:
We need three kinds of volunteers during this coming year of operations:
1. Pilots: folks who are active cyclists, would enjoy learning a new way of riding, and like meeting new people one-to-one, while talking with / listening to our wheelers. Having completed one of our Saturday trainings (late March through April) – a time commitment of one 4-hour shift per week throughout the season (a choice of weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings, or similar weekend shifts through October). Our minimum volunteer scheduling frequency is one shift every other week.
2. Volunteers for projects- anything from office help to equipment maintenance to helping prepare for a public events.
3. Board members with a passion for helping guide the organization and specific expertise in matters of finance, nonprofit law, or marketing.

Doug Malcolm, RN
Executive Director, Portland Wheelers
https://www.portlandwheelers.org
info@portlandwheelers.org
207-232-7740

 

ORGANIZATION: 
Theater at Monmouth is a professional arts organization dedicated to providing access to engaging arts experiences and arts education while promoting the value of the arts throughout the state of Maine. For more than 40 years, we have gone to great lengths (literally and figuratively) to achieve our mission. We bring classic literature to audiences of all ages, who have little to no access to the arts, who are geographically or economically isolated, and who are hungry for connection to great art and the artists who make it.

NEED:
Theater at Monmouth seeks first-time board members with a passion for the arts and community to join its Board of Trustees. We are looking for candidates with expertise in marketing/special events and development. TAM board members represent a variety of communities and are deeply connected to the theatre’s mission. In addition to traditional fiduciary responsibilities board members serve as ambassadors for our work and provide strategic input and fundraising support. To get involved contact Dawn McAndrews, Producing Artistic Director, at dawn@theateratmonmouth.org or 933.2952.
www.theateratmonmouth.org

ORGANIZATION:
Maine Boys to Men 
 (www.maineboystomen.org) is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing gender based violence. Our nationally recognized programs help boys develop into emotionally healthy, respectful, non-violent men who stand up alongside women as leaders and allies within their communities.

NEED:
Maine Boys to Men has a diverse group of thirteen board members who are deeply connected to our unique mission. Each serves as a community advocate for our work and provides strategic input, operational oversight, and fundraising support. Individuals with a passion for our work are encouraged to inquire about potential board opportunities. FMI please contact Matt Theodores, Executive Director matt@maineboystomen.org or 420-1222.


ORGANIZATION:

Hardy Girls Healthy Women is a nonprofit who envisions a world where all girls and women experience equality, independence and safety in their everyday lives. We believe it not the girl, but rather the culture in which they live that is need of repair. Although many national programs focus on self-esteem and other internal, psychological issues, HGHW is one of the few programs that addresses girls’ lives in relational and social contexts. We see girls as not the sum of any particular pathology or struggle, but as whole beings living within and affected by a variety of social systems. With increased control in their lives, greater challenge from adults and closer commitment to their communities, girls will and do thrive. In fact, they are the very social activists needed to create a world where girls have no limits.

NEED:
We are looking for board and committee members! We are coming out of a transitional phase and in need of women who are passionate and ready to work. While we are looking for several positions, we could especially use women with financial, legal, fundraising and organizational development expertise. We have monthly meetings in Augusta and each member is expected to sit on a committee. This is definitely a working board and we’re a fun, smart, creative group of women to work with. If you are interested, please contact Kelli McCannell, Executive Director, at kelli@hghw.org or 207-861-8131.