The Maine Food Strategy (mainefoodstrategy.org) is an organization that facilitates collaborative projects and partnerships to bolster Maine’s food system. Through an inclusive and participatory process, the initiative developed four value areas that a food system should embody: A robust food economy; a healthy and sustainable environment; healthy food access for all Mainers; and community support of positive food production and enterprises. Maine Food Strategy works through partnerships to advance these values. One example is the New England State Food System Planners Partnership, which is a regional collaboration, organized to encourage investments and policies that strengthen food value chains.
Maine Food Strategy is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (tsne.org).
The Maine Food Convergence is a collaborative project, which aims to strengthen relationships, information sharing and partnerships between community groups working on food-related issues in Maine, with a focus on advancing social and racial equity and environmental sustainability. Over the coming year, the Convergence will organize its second statewide convergence event, support a collaborative cross sector work group looking at challenges for local food processing and processing for schools and institutions, and develop a shared communications platform to amplify the work of the convergence, its partner groups and allies. The Convergence is also exploring a second cross sector work group focused on issues related to food and livable wage.
The position reports to the Maine Food Strategy Project Director, Tanya Swain and a committee of Network Partners composed of representatives from 5 partner initiatives (Maine Climate Action NOW!, Maine Gleaning Network, Maine Food Strategy, Maine Network of Community Food Councils, and Maine Farm to Institution)
The Project Communications Manager will manage the development and implementation of communications materials and strategies to promote Maine Food Convergence events and updates, share policy, education and other information of interest to groups working on food systems issues.
Design Communications Content
Manage Overall Communications
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
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Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work will be primarily performed in Portland, ME. Work is eligible for 100% remote work.
Compensation: The hourly rate for this position is $27.00/hr and is commensurate with experience. FLSA status will be determined based upon standard weekly hours (25-32) worked.
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
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