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Lobbyist

Maine People's Alliance

Full-Time

Posted: 10/28/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Not listed,

The mission of Maine People’s Alliance is to create a world where everyone has what they need, contributes what they can, and no one is left behind. By forming community with people from all walks of life, we build power, inspire new leaders, heal divisions—particularly across lines of race—and win campaigns that change what is politically possible.

With more than 32,000 members across Maine, MPA is the state's largest community action organization. Since 1982, we have engaged everyday Mainers in campaigns for social, economic, environmental and racial justice. Read more about MPA’s recent work and campaigns at https://www.mainepeoplesalliance.org

MPA is currently accepting inquiries to hire a Lobbyist, a full-time, salaried position that reports to the Deputy Director. The role includes:

  • Growing new and deepening existing relationships between elected officials, their staff and MPA;
  • Developing MPA’s legislative agenda and advocating for it in the state house;
  • Collaboratively developing legislative strategy with MPA staff, volunteers, and allies;
  • Ensuring MPA’s agenda is incorporated into all the organization’s activities

Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to progressive values;
  • Track record of working on racial and economic justice, preferably with strong relationships to communities of color, and fluency in languages other than English;
  • Excellent judgment in a fast-moving, complex, political campaigns context;
  • Team-oriented with superb relational and communications skills
  • Proficient in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications;
  • An ability to meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and Facebook/Twitter
  • A willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and occasional weekends;
  • Some experience in the realms of fundraising, communications, or field organizing for advocacy organizations or political campaigns preferred; and
  • Legal expertise a plus.

The position is unionized and full-time at a competitive wage in the range of $40-$65,000, depending on experience.  Open until filled. MPA is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to equity and inclusion. Core to our work is an understanding of the multiple ways in which society is constructed to disadvantage and marginalize people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, native peoples, women, low-income people, people with disabilities, and others.  We believe that underrepresented and marginalized communities must be centered in the work we do and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or from these communities. 

Please send a one-page letter of interest, resume, and three references via e-mail to ben@mainepeoplesalliance.org.   Please title your email “Lobbyist Application: (your name)”.

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