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We're Hiring!

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Written by Chris O'Connor
December 21, 2017 - 10:34pm

We're Hiring a FIeld Organizer / Field Coordinator!

Position Description
EqualityMaine is looking for an energetic and self-motivated individual to join our efforts to defend and advance full equality for LGBT people in Maine. The position will involve recruiting and motivating teams of volunteers to work on activities designed to educate the public, identify supporters, and win equality in the legislature and at the ballot box. We are hiring a Field Organizer or Field Coordinator; the difference in title and salary is related to an applicant’s experience. The start date is January 2018.

About EqualityMaine
Founded in 1984, EqualityMaine is the voice of public education and advocacy for LGBT people in Maine. We build grassroots political power to advance equality legislation, defeat anti-LGBT referenda, and elect pro-LGBT candidates. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work in coalition with progressive organizations in Maine and around the country. EqualityMaine currently employs three full-time staff.

About the Position
The Field Organizer/Field Coordinator will work as part of a dynamic team on issues of importance to the LGBT community, and will lead grassroots efforts to identify supporters, educate the public, and build strategic coalitions in support of our work. Candidates should have experience developing and implementing comprehensive field plans, including experience developing voter targeting plans. The ideal candidates will have strong staff and volunteer management experience, including management of door-to-door canvassing teams, and a history of developing volunteer leadership structures and trainings.

Qualified candidates will also have the ability to work independently, develop clear goals, and provide detailed tracking and regular reporting of progress. All applicants should have a clear commitment to supporting LGBT issues.


  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting, motivating, and training volunteers.
  • Experience in grassroots organizing, including direct voter contact through door-to-door canvassing and phone banking. Experience organizing house parties a plus.
  • Self-motivated and the desire to excel.
  • Attention to measurable results.
  • Ability to be a team player and work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong work ethic. Willingness and ability to travel and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Must be passionate about LGBT equality. Prior experience working in LGBT community is strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of Maine progressive community and political environment a plus.
  • Experience with grassroots fundraising strongly preferred.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills required.
  • Comprehension of the volunteer management and voter file (VAN) a plus.

Compensation: Salary based on experience.


Send cover letter and resume by Friday, January 12th to:
Matt Moonen, Executive Director, EqualityMaine


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