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Maine Youth Justice Campaign Director

Maine Youth Justice

ROLE DESCRIPTION 
Maine Youth Justice seeks a full-time Campaign Director to lead the Maine Youth Justice campaign. MYJ is a statewide collaborative campaign focused on juvenile justice reform. Candidates will be team leaders with a passion for juvenile justice reform, creative problem-solving, and relationship-building. The Campaign Director will supervise and work in close collaboration with the other campaign staff, including a MYJ Campaign Community Outreach Coordinator at Portland Outright and a MYJ Campaign Community Outreach Coordinator at  Maine Inside Out.

Primary Characteristics Desired: 

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Adaptable to diverse identities and environments

  • Grant writing and private donor development skills

  • Proven fundraising track record

  • Experience and confidence with media and press interaction

  • Experience collaborating with and mobilizing young people

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Fiscal management experience/accounting and bookkeeping skills

Primary Responsibilities:
Leadership/Management 

  • Oversee all aspects of the campaign including day-to-day operations, management of staff, the coordination and implementation of the fundraising operations.

  • Responsible for creating and managing the campaign budget and database.Work with specific constituency groups to organize their involvement with the campaign.

Communications 

  • Cultivate relationships with the press, set up interviews and identify media opportunities for the campaign.

  • Help write and develop campaign literature, web site in partnership with Youth First TA.

Fundraising/Finance 

  • Responsible for raising the money that will allow the campaign to accomplish its goals.

  • Work closely with the finance committee to meet the financial goals of the campaign.  

  • Oversee the financial and accounting aspects of the campaign. 

  • Monitor all contributions, maintain financial records and responsible for compliance with the relevant rules and regulations.

Youth Organizing:

  • Lead community organizing efforts to build base of youth/young adults.

  • Mobilize youth/young adults toward advocating for transformative change in their communities.

  • Engage in a dynamic and holistic model of youth organizing.

Salary:
Full time salary commensurate with experience; paid holidays, vacation and sick time; mileage reimbursement and health care stipend.

To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to myj@maineinitiatives.org
Applications will be accepted until May 21, 2019

Maine Youth Justice Campaign Community Outreach Coordinator

Maine Inside Out

Role Title:

Maine Youth Justice (MYJ) Campaign Community Outreach Coordinator at Maine Inside Out (MIO)

Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience, paid sick time, holidays and vacation, mileage reimbursement, health insurance stipend.

Role Description:
Lead organizer in a statewide collaborative campaign focused on juvenile justice reform. The Maine Youth Justice (MYJ) Campaign Community Outreach Coordinator at Maine Inside Out (MIO) will be responsible for organizing and expanding a robust base of young people around the state. (MYJ) Campaign Community Outreach Coordinator at Maine Inside Out (MIO) will work closely and in collaboration with (MYJ) Campaign Community Outreach Coordinator at Portland Outright and the (MYJ) Campaign Director in service of the goals of the campaign.

This is a full-time position.

Primary Characteristics needed:  

  • Reliable transportation

  • Flexible schedule (some evening and weekend work)

  • 3 + years of youth organizing experience

  • Experience collaborating across diverse constituencies

  • Adaptability

  • Strong communication skills

Primary Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Act as a liaison between MIO and the Campaign, regularly communicating with MIO staff, volunteers, and membership base regarding Campaign activities and decision-making.

  • Provide organizational representation in Campaign activities

  • Co-facilitate state-wide community meetings with MIO

  • Co-facilitate youth-led campaign planning activities, as part of the broader campaign leadership team

  • Provide support and mentorship to MIO Youth Organizers

  • Prep participants for public speaking and media opportunities

  • Represent MIO in Campaign activities and participate in regular meetings with other organizational partners on behalf of the Campaign

  • Support ongoing collaboration on the local and national level, by engaging community partners and stakeholders and supporting youth leaders in their communication with the broader network of aligned Campaigns around the country

  • Outreach, attend and facilitate meetings with community partners about campaign strategy, including system stakeholders, advocates, District Attorneys, state legislators, correctional officers 
and law enforcement, Department of Corrections administrators

  • Supervised by MIO Directors and Maine Youth Justice Campaign Director, accountable to MIO and Portland Outright participants/members.


To apply:

Email resume and cover letter to Margot Fine at Maine Inside Out; margot@maineinsideout.org. Applications will be accepted until May 21st, 2019.

Maine Youth Justice Campaign Community Organizer at Portland Outright

Portland Outright

Role Title:

Maine Youth Justice (MYJ) Campaign Community Organizer at Portland Outright

Role Description:

Portland Outright seeks a Community Organizer who is skilled, able to listen to and follow the lead of LGBTQ+ youth, and who is devoted to our mission and principles of gender, racial and economic justice, youth power, and leadership development.

The Maine Youth Justice (MYJ) Campaign Community Organizer at Portland Outright will be Portland Outright’s lead organizer with a statewide collaborative campaign focused on juvenile justice reform. This position is mainly responsible for building and sustaining Portland Outright membership and youth organizing in the Maine Youth Justice Campaign. This organizer will work collaboratively with Outright staff, volunteers, and youth membership to design, facilitate, and implement youth organizing strategies around the state, supporting the mobilization of low-income, system-impacted LGBTQ+ young people into MYJ Campaign. MYJ Campaign Community Organizer at Portland Outright will work closely and in collaboration with MYJ Campaign Community Outreach Coordinator at Maine Inside Out and the MYJ Campaign Director in service of the goals of the campaign.

This will be a full-time position. Search will close once qualified candidate is found.

Qualifications and Skills

Required

  • 3+ years of youth organizing experience

  • Alignment with Outright’s core mission and values

  • Capacity to work effectively with youth and families from diverse backgrounds, including across race, class, place, sexual, and gender identities

  • Ability to plan strategically to impact community issues

  • Excellent communication skills--written and verbal, analytical and strategic planning skills. Experience in public speaking is a plus

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and to work collaboratively

  • Demonstrated history of commitment to social, economic, and racial justice; equity; and institutional change

  • Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.

Preferred

  • Community organizing experience in low-income communities

  • Experience with participatory research, evaluation, youth-led campaign work and/or institutional educational change

  • Flexibility, desire to learn and an openness to challenge

Primary Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Act as a liaison between Portland Outright and the Campaign, regularly communicating with Outright/MIO staff, volunteers, and membership base regarding Campaign activities and decision-making.

  • Provide organizational representation in Campaign activities

  • Co-facilitate community meetings with Portland Outright

  • Co-facilitate youth-led campaign planning activities, as part of the broader campaign leadership team

  • Base-build: lead outreach efforts to continuously increase number of youth aware of and involved in Portland Outright programming and MYJ campaign

  • Provide support and mentorship to Portland Outright Youth Organizers, members, and leaders

  • Prep participants for public speaking and media opportunities

  • Represent Portland Outright in Campaign activities and participate in regular meeting with other organizational partners on behalf of the Campaign

  • Support ongoing collaboration on the local and national level, by engaging community partners and stakeholders and supporting youth leaders in their communication with the broader network of aligned Campaigns around the country

  • Outreach, attend and facilitate meetings with community partners about campaign strategy, including system stakeholders, attorneys, District Attorneys, state representatives, correctional officers 􏰀and law enforcement, Department of Corrections administrators

  • Supervised by Portland Outright Director and Maine Youth Justice Campaign Director, accountable to Portland Outright members and campaign executive committee.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Responsible for building and sustaining an identity and culture around being a member of Portland Outright

  • Advocate for individual youth members and leaders as needed

  • Continued study of political education to deepen political analysis

  • Other duties as assigned

Location: Portland, ME

To apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to be in touch with any questions. Applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter to jobs@portlandoutright.org. Please include “MYJ Community Organizer” in the subject line. Applications due by Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Portland Outright encourages LQBTQIA people, people of color, and individuals who have had contact with the justice system to apply. Preference for this role will be given to those with lived experience of incarceration or justice-system involvement.

Program and Event Coordinator VISTA

Maine Inside Out

Member Duties : The Program and Event Coordinator VISTA will serve recently incarcerated youth ages 14-30, returning home after serving sentences at Maine’s juvenile facility, spending time in secure placements around the state or living in communities impacted by mass incarceration. The work of the AmeriCorps VISTA member will support the operations and impact of weekly community groups, development of MIO’s support program in the urban communities that currently incarcerate the highest numbers of youth, and be the lead coordinator for public events. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will take a lead role in building the structure, implementation strategy, and volunteer support of MIO’s system support program activities. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will support sustainability of MIO with research and evaluation by documenting and organizing the work done by participants in community groups and maintain and develop community partnerships in order to support programming, in kind donations and events.

Program Benefits:
 Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Stipend, Living Allowance, Training, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage*. 

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Terms:
 
Permits attendance at school during off hours, Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours.

Service Areas: 
Community Outreach, Community and Economic Development, Homelessness, Housing, Health, Children/Youth. 

Skills: 
Recruitment, Communications, General Skills, Community Organization, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Non-Profit Management, Youth Development, Team Work, Counseling, Social Services, Computers/Technology. 


Maine Inside Out (MIO) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 and based in Portland, Maine. We have offered theater programs at Long Creek Youth Development Center (LCYDC) in South Portland for the past ten years, working with more than 250 youth incarcerated at the facility to create and share powerful original theater inside LCYDC and in communities across the state. Since 2014, we have also engaged with released youth, to improve outcomes for youth returning home after incarceration through meaningful community engagement, peer and adult support, leadership development and practical skill-building. In the year ahead, MIO intends to broaden our work around the state, in partnerships and in scope.

To apply: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=87791&fromSearch=true