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Current Openings

Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA), a human services agency, is seeking qualified applicants.

How to Apply

Please forward a cover letter, resume with complete work history, and contact information for three professional references to Midcoast Maine Community Action, Attention: Human Resources, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, ME 04530, via e-mail to mmcacareers@mmcacorp.org, or via fax to (207) 443-7447. All positions are open until filled, unless specified.

MIDCOAST MAINE COMMUNITY ACTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Available Positions

Head Start / Early Head Start Teacher Assistants

Midcoast Maine Community Action is currently hiring for the following positions to begin in the Fall of 2020:

Bath Center – 3 positions (2 HS and 1 EHS)
Brunswick Center – 2 positions (2 HS)
Pejepscot Center (Topsham) – 1 position (EHS)
Salt Bay Center (Newcastle) – 2 positions (1 HS for a new classroom and 1 EHS)

Responsibilities: Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting classroom teachers in providing a safe, nurturing environment that maximizes the ability to learn and the health and welfare of all children in the Head Start or Early Head Start classrooms. This includes participating in the supervision and providing support to the children, and using appropriate behaviors when interacting with the children and their families.  The Teacher Assistant is also responsible for helping with the daily health and safety routines of the classroom, supporting the integration of special needs activities with other classroom activities, and preparing the center for programming.  All classroom staff are supervised by a Regional Manager.  Head Start staff work with children ages 3 to 5 years old, which includes preparing preschoolers for kindergarten. Early Head Start staff work with children ages 6 months to 3 years old.

Qualifications: An associated degree in early childhood education or a related field is strongly preferred.  Consideration may also be given to candidates who possess a high school diploma and an equivalent combination of directly relevant experience plus a Child Development Associates certificate or other comparable state-awarded credential.  Prior experience working with young children is essential; must have an interest in working with children from low-income families.  Must be able to lift a child if necessary (approximately 40 pounds) and be capable of physically bending to a child’s level.

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, insurance and reliable transportation.  Upon hire and periodically thereafter, the candidates selected must successfully complete background checks through the State Bureau of Investigation, Maine Department of Human Services, and Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles that indicate no previous record of involvement with child abuse or exploitation and no disqualifying criminal record or motor vehicle record that would preclude working with children.

Benefits: Head Start positions are 35 hours per week; Early Head Start positions are 32 hours per week.  All positions are eligible for MMCA benefits, including health, dental, life and disability insurance; paid vacation and sick time; paid holidays; and a 403B retirement plan.  Pay range is $12.00 to $14.17 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Head Start Teachers

Midcoast Maine Community Action is currently hiring for the following positions to begin in the Fall of 2020:

Brunswick Center – 1 position
Salt Bay Center (Newcastle) – 2 positions for a new classroom opening

Responsibilities: Teachers are responsible for dialing planning and implementation of the Head Start early childhood curriculum and supervision of classroom activities for children 3-5 years old.  Working together with the center team, to provide a safe, nurturing environment, the teachers conduct child assessments, meet with families, encourage parent engagement in their children’s education, ensure a smooth flow of daily activities and events, and serve as a role model for staff and parents in educating the children.  MMCA uses the Opening the World of Learning (OWL) curriculum and the Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) assessment system.  All teaching staff are supervised by a Regional Manager.

Qualifications: An associate or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a closely-related field is required.  Infant-Toddler or Pre-K Child Development Associates certification may be considered.   The Brunswick position is in a collaboration classroom with SAD 75; for this position Education Technician III certification is required.  Prior experience working with young children is essential; must have an interest in working with children from low-income families.  Must be able to lift a child if necessary (approximately 40 pounds) and be capable of physically bending to a child’s level.

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, insurance and reliable transportation.  Upon hire and periodically thereafter, the candidates selected must successfully complete background checks through the State Bureau of Investigation, Maine Department of Human Services, and Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles that indicate no previous record of involvement with child abuse or exploitation and no disqualifying criminal record or motor vehicle record that would preclude working with children.

Benefits: The Salt Bay Teacher positions are 35 hours per week; the Brunswick position is 40 hours per week.  All positions are eligible for MMCA benefits, including health, dental, life and disability insurance; paid vacation and sick time; paid holidays; a 403B retirement plan; and professional development assistance.  Pay range is $12.83 to $18.87 per hour, depending on experience and other qualifications.

Communications Specialist

This position supports the development of effective internal and external communications and the implementation of key public relations strategies, in alignment with the overall Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA) mission and strategic plan. Primary responsibilities include creating messaging and content designed to communicate and reinforce MMCA’s programs, services, resource development and work plans.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education/Certification Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, with an emphasis in marketing, communications, public relations or related field preferred.

Experience, Skills and Abilities:  

  • A minimum of 1-3 years of progressive experience in planning, communications, marketing, public relations, market research, or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience in a non-profit setting is required.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills and solid grammar are essential, including ability to write well, listen effectively, interview and gather pertinent information from sources at all levels in the organization, and work with varying levels of staff.
  • Must have analytical skills and creative experience necessary to address targeted messages to a variety of audiences.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office applications and other computer software applicable to the position are essential.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A valid driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable, insured transportation needed.
  • Must be able to work with MMCA staff in a helpful and professional manner.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding any access to staff, client, or agency information.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Must successfully complete Maine Bureau of Investigation and DHHS Child Protective Services record checks prior to starting employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Works closely with the President/CEO to ensure department and agency communication goals are met.
  2. Assists with creation and implementation of an integrated, organization-wide strategic communications plan to broaden awareness of MMCA and strengthen the agency’s brand identity across its service area.
  3. With key staff, builds plans for the improvement of communication processes that support and highlight MMCA programming and services.
  4. Develops communications by writing content and editing and formatting copy; drafts messages and assists with or coordinates message delivery to target audiences through the appropriate channels.
  5. Assists with managing various projects related to MMCA’s electronic communications presence, including social media messaging content, maintenance of agency website and web updates, and publication design.
  6. Uses knowledge and understanding of MMCA to effectively communicate internally and externally; gathers information in an effort to make MMCA more visible.
  7. Develops tools to support the generation of weekly/monthly MMCA email messages for internal/external audiences.
  8. Coordinates and actively maintains MMCA’s presence in the media; prepares media releases, and other documents and materials that highlight the agency’s work and role in the community.
  9. Assists in maximizing the use of software programs to improve and enhance MMCA communication and marketing materials.
  10. Contributes to the development of communication training for all staff, including developing and maintaining email templates, marketing materials and talking points.
  11. Performs additional duties as assigned.

Benefits: This is a part-time position (24 hours/week) and is eligible for eligible for paid vacation, sick time and holidays, and participation in the agency’s  403B retirement plan. This is a two-year grant funded position, with the possibility of renewal. Annual salary range is $24,960-$29,952.

Substitute Cook

We are looking for an energetic and well-organized individual to assist us as needed to prepare high-quality meals for children and staff. The right person for this position should have previous food service experience, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and have good communication and math skills. Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, possess a valid driver’s license, and be able to lift approximately 25 pounds. This is a temporary, on-call position offering flexibility of hours. Assignments may be at any of our centers located in Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, Newcastle and Waldoboro. Open until position filled.

Benefits

MMCA offers a comprehensive benefit package to all staff who work a minimum of 30 hours per week which includes: health and dental insurance, life/disability insurance, paid vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.