Statement of the Job:
The coordinator will support the continued development of the Local Catch Network (LCN), a community-of-practice made up of fishermen, organizers, researchers, technical assistance providers, and engaged citizens from across North America who are committed to providing local, healthful, low-impact seafood in order to support healthy fisheries and the communities that depend on them. The coordinator will work in collaboration with the Executive Committee, network members, and external partners to strengthen and build the network by incubating projects and programs that further the goals and priorities for vibrant local seafood systems, equitable food access, environmental sustainability, economic vitality, and healthy coastal communities. The coordinator will oversee network communication and collaboration and assist with planning, implementing, and evaluating outreach and training programs. Typical hiring range for this soft-money funded position is $45,000 to $48,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
About the University:
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.
Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.
UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.
Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years professional experience involved in commercial fisheries, food systems, or other relevant fields.
- Demonstrate the capacity to work effectively both as part of a team, and with significant independence, depending on the varied nature of day-to-day tasks.
- Knowledge of commercial fisheries, food systems, or related fields.
- Computer proficiency, including experience with creating and posting content to a Wordpress website content management system.
- Strong skills in written and oral communication.
- Ability to travel (domestic and international) in order to deepen relationships with network members and partners. Performing these essential duties requires a valid driver’s license and passport.
- Experience planning events and meetings.
- Approximately three years of professional experience (or graduate degree) with applied research, outreach or community development related to commercial fisheries, food systems, or related fields.
- Experience with project management, including coordinating groups with diverse perspectives and expertise, and managing multiple concurrent timelines and tasks.
- Experience with grant writing.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references
You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: August 15, 2020
Interviews to begin no earlier than: August 22, 2020
Tentative start date: October 15, 2020
For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Joshua Stoll at joshua.stoll [at] maine.edu or 509-637-5795.
Appropriate background checks are required.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).