Operations and Communications Manager

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 Network Operations and Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director.


-Demonstrated passion for and investment in the Network’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.
-Creativity to think imaginatively about opportunities to create and respond to novel and innovative approaches to addressing an issue, and 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

-Leads MRBN operation and marketing functions.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences.
-Participates in MRBN operation budget development and monitoring.
-Communicates with Fiscal Agent to provide ongoing budget overview and reconciliation.
-Participates in MRBN budget development.
-In conjunction with the Executive Director and Engagement and Education Director advances communication and outreach to increase MRBN membership to achieve growth metric.
-Lead design, oversight and contributes to the MRBN website, Social Media, and Resources and Good Works e-newsletter in collaboration with the team.
-Develops media releases.
-Leads in the organization of network members meetings and membership management and activities.
-Manages external and member emails and correspondence.
-Participates in MRBN Network meeting development and facilitation; Creates agenda, secures space, meals, organizes programming, registration, distributes meeting notice, posts meeting website updates and evaluations.
-Researches, negotiates contracts, sponsorships, exhibitors for conferences and events including planning, securing venues, and works closely with the MRBN team, conference planner, and planning committee.
-Leads development of Resources and Good Works e-newsletter with committee members.
-Participates in grant writing and management.
-Leads in MRBN marketing design strategies and plans to advance MRBN initiatives.
-Represents MRBN in external meetings, conferences and other outreach activities.
-Ability to travel-statewide and represent MRBN at external meetings.
-Experience with a variety of software applications including but not limited to database programs, Google and Microsoft programs, development design tools (Canva pro).
-Strong project management skills.

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.

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. The employee is required to attend meetings on-site and off-site, via phone and video conferencing. Requires a fully insured vehicle.

Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Minimum of five years of experience and proven knowledge of operations, communications and marketing management. Relevant Maine work experience is required. Proven organizational skills and ability to multitask and work with minimum supervision. Proven interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communications skills. Proven record in a high pressure, fast pace environment handling multiple tasks with speed and accuracy. Proven grants management helpful. Familiarity with trauma-informed practices and resilience building helpful. Must have their own car for statewide travel.

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: $40,000-50,000, full time, 37.5-hour per week, non-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 10.
-Second Interviews: Zoom interviews or socially distanced in Augusta will be conducted the weeks of August 17 – 21.
-If indicated, a third zoom platform interview or socially distanced in Augusta interview will be conducted the week of August 24-28.
-Position begins: Plans for employment to begin mid-September, per negotiation.

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