Engagement and Education Director

Jul 20, 2020

The Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN), since 2012, has built a strong statewide member Network representing schools, businesses, healthcare, coalitions and organizations. MRBN is a leader in the field of ACEs education and resilience building in Maine. MRBN is built on solid experience, community engagement and collaborations. The non-profit promotes resilience by increasing the understanding of the relationship between the individual or system and the environment. MRBN offers professional development, capacity building, and technical assistance that supports equity, positive experiences and connectedness for our children and families so they may flourish. We aim for a comprehensive, cross-sector, and systematic approach to foster education, awareness and action by leading and collaborating with other organizations and policy makers. The work of MRBN is critical to creating public awareness, policy and advancing system change needed to achieve the goal of enhancing the health and wellbeing of Maine’s children, families and communities.

Reporting Relationship
The Engagement and Education Director reports to the MRBN Executive Director.

-Demonstrated passion for and investment in MRBN’s values and commitment to deliver results measured against MRBN’s mission.
-Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
-Demonstrated qualities of the highest personal and professional integrity, along with a sense of humor.
-Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative, energetic approach; able to develop productive relationships with a diverse group of colleagues, funders, consultants, network members, and others who contribute to organization development and business management.
-Imaginative thinking about opportunities to create and respond to novel and innovative approaches to addressing issues, and the ability to inspire others to work toward achieving the Network’s goals.
-Proven ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm, and diplomacy both individuality and as part of a team.

Skills and Responsibilities
-Serves as a MRBN lead for engagement and education strategy and implementation.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences.
-Familiarity with trauma informed/responsive practices.
-Familiarity with equity practices, including racial, gender, disability, and communities
-Familiarity with wellness promotion and integrative health practice.
-Ensures consistency and quality across all services;
-Leads the design, implementation and evaluation of new and on-going MRBN training initiatives, programs, capacity building offerings in a way that is integrated with strategy and other initiatives.
-Promotes and manages all program and protocol design.
-Communicates with internal and external stakeholders and cross theme work groups to achieve design and manage strategy initiatives.
-Identifies, maintains, trains, and supervises a cohort of content and technical assistance trainers to respond to resilience building and trauma- informed programming, assuring fidelity evaluation.
-Establishes a systematic approach to obtain and review trainer assignments and assessments.
-Promotes trainer cohort synergy and professional development.
-Develops database, analyzes and evaluates all aspects of the training initiatives to ensure fidelity.
-Leads and participates in continuous efforts to develop and modify training in response to changes in the field.
-Collaborates with the Executive Director to monitor annual programs and training budget.
-Collaborates with the Executive Director to lead the Network and achieve growth metrics.
-In conjunction with the Executive Director builds relationships with, and serves as connector and convener of, foundations, experts, leadership organization and other key partners to make formalized agreements.
-In conjunction with the Executive Director, leads communication to increase MRBN membership to achieve growth metric, monitors all membership activities and benefits.
-Collaborates with the Executive Director, to plan, secure funding, and develop initiatives and programs.
-Collaborates with the Executive Director on MRBN marketing design strategies and plans to advance MRBN initiatives.
-Contributes to grant writing and grants management in collaboration with all staff.
-Advances outreach and communication to all sectors to advance MRBN membership.
-Works collaboratively across functional areas to manage and coordinate new program launches.
-Utilizes adult instructional and learner theory and principles.
-Participates in the organization and co-leads network members meetings and membership activities.
-Contributes to the MRBN website, Social Media, and Resources and Good Works e-newsletter in collaboration with the team.
-Effective and clear oral, presentation and writing skills.
-Strong project management skills.
-Supervises intern(s) as identified to advance strategy.
-Ability to travel-statewide and representation of the Network at outside meetings.
-Experience with a variety of software applications including but not limited to database programs, Microsoft and Google programs, publisher design programs (ex. Canva pro)

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Equal Opportunity Employer
Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. To request assistance or reasonable accommodations during the application process individuals may contact us at info@maineresilience.org.

Out of state travel may be required. Use of virtual and onsite co-space for teaming and meetings. Tasks are carried out with occasional lifting and transporting of materials. While performing these duties of the job the position requires work at a desk for extended time with a laptop computer. Required to attend meetings on-site and off-site, via phone, and video conferencing. Requires a fully insured vehicle.

Required Experience
Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Health, Social Services, Social Work, Community Health, Public Health or other. Minimum of five years of experience with curriculum, training and program evaluation design, public speaking and training. Relevant Maine experience required. Proven knowledge of adult instructional and learner theory and principles. Proven track record of curriculum design, delivery and community cultivation. Certificate in Trauma Informed Care is a plus. Proven record in a high pressure, fast paced environment. Demonstrated grant writing experience.

Background Check
A criminal background will not automatically eliminate you from consideration but may be conducted on the final candidate before employment begins. Previous work referrals will be requested for final candidates.
Salary range: $52,500-$65,000, Full time, 37.5-hour exempt employee.

MRBN Process and Timeline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
-Please submit Letter of interest, CV and three references to info@maineresilience.org.
-Resume Review: Will begin on August 3rd.
-First Interviews: Zoom interviews will be conducted on or near the week of August 17.
-Second Interviews: Zoom interviews or socially distanced in Augusta will be conducted the weeks of August 24-28.
-If indicated, a third zoom platform interview or socially distanced in Augusta interview will be conducted the weeks of August 31-September 4th.
-Position begins: Plans for employment to begin late September, per negotiation.

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