POSTION: OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Posting: 6/20/2020, open until filled

Overview

Formed in 2013, the Maine Climate Table (MCT) is a network of nonprofits, businesses, and individuals dedicated to expanding participation in climate change action across political, cultural, and economic boundaries.  MCT believes we need a larger force, not a divided citizenry.  To that end, the MCT seeks out individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses that bring a new and different perspective to climate change.  We need diversity of thought to solve a problem as complex and long-term as climate change.  If you want to be on the front lines of uniting our society on climate change, become a part of the Maine Climate Table.

MCT is seeking a part time (15-20 hrs/week) Operations Coordinator.  Work hours are flexible.  The position is for 6 months, with the prospect of continuing depending on funding.  MCT does not have a physical office; the Coordinator will work virtually.  Meetings will be virtual until health and safety conditions permit otherwise.  When in-person meetings can resume, they will typically be held in the Brunswick area.  If you have questions about the position, feel free to contact John Hagan, Chair, Maine Climate Table (jhagan@maineclimatetable.org).

Responsibilities

The Operations Coordinator coordinates and supports the work of the Maine Climate Table.  Responsibilities include:

Administrative
Provide administrative support for the various projects of the MCT
Coordinate scheduling of MCT’s governing Steering Committee meetings
Develop and maintain a social media presence for MCT
Help organize MCT’s Fall 2020 Maine Climate Summit Series
Grow MCT’s constituent database
Maintain MCT constituent communications using Constant Contact
Coordinate MCT on-line webinar events and registrations
Serve as technical support for ZOOM meetings and ZOOM webinars
Manage registrations for MCT’s Climate Communications training events
Support proposal writing, submission, and grant reporting
Work closely with the Chair of the Maine Climate Table Chair to advance MCT’s work
Programmatic
Research potential topics and speakers for the MCT’s webinar series
Research social science literature on engaging diverse citizenry
Support The Climate Common interview series
Research potential funding sources for MCT
Help explore MCT’s work on seeking new and different voices on climate change in Maine

Qualifications

Experienced with Microsoft Excel and Word
Experienced with social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
Wordpress experience helpful but not essential
Constant Contact experience helpful but not essential
Strong attention to detail
Very well organized
Self-starter
Demonstrated ability to listen respectfully to people who might have views about climate change that differ from your own
Be passionate about solving the climate problem

Location

The position will work virtually, preferably somewhere within driving distance of the Portland/Mid-coast region of Maine.

Compensation

$20-25/hr for up to 20 hour per week, July – December 2020, with the prospect of continuation depending on funding availability.  No benefits provided.  Any travel mileage will be reimbursed.

How to Apply

MCT seeks to fill the position as soon as possible.  If this posting is still on our website, we are still accepting applications.  Send a letter of interest, a resume, and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. John M. Hagan, Chair, Maine Climate Table (jhagan@maineclimatetable.org).  In the letter of interest, please explain why climate change is of interest to you.  Learn more about the Maine Climate Table at www.maineclimatetable.org.