Posted on November 17, 2022
Job Location: Augusta or Falmouth; flexibility for remote options
Disability Rights Maine, a progressive non-profit organization whose mission is to advance justice and equality by enforcing rights and expanding opportunities for people with disabilities in Maine, has an opening for a Project Director.
DRM is seeking a detail-oriented individual with strong communication and organizational skills to support a three-year grant funded project to systematically address sexual violence against people with developmental disabilities in Maine, including prevention and response across multiple disciplines.
The Project Director will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation phases of this project, working in collaboration with members of a multidisciplinary team that includes: Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Speaking Up for Us and the Maine Association of Community Service Providers.
The project’s first year goal is to assess the needs and barriers across the system and within each organization at the intersection of disability and sexual violence, which will inform the development a strategic plan. Activities include: becoming a policy expert at the intersection of disability and sexual violence; representing DRM and our clients in appropriate forums; participating in current coalitions and cohorts working to end sexual violence; and helping to bring the disability perspective into the sexual violence prevention and response conversation in Maine.
This position requires an individual with a passion for improving Maine’s work to prevent and respond to sexual violence disproportionately experienced by people with developmental disabilities. The ideal candidate will have an awareness of and sensitivity to issues of sexual violence and disability, and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team across multiple disciplines.
- Planning, development and day-to-day management of the project;
- Serve as lead agency contact and coordinator for the multidisciplinary team;
- Coordinate the needs assessment process to develop project priorities, goals, and objectives in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team;
- Work cooperatively with DRM staff and programs to coordinate and strategize activities;
- Plan and execute project meetings and discussions;
- Draft and edit reports, policy briefs, blog posts, or other informational tools; and
- Establish and maintain meaningful relationships with the project’s multidisciplinary team and other community partners to further programmatic goals.
- Bachelor’s degree or other relevant life experience
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
- Self-motivated and able to work independently and collaboratively
- A commitment to economic and social justice.
Salary range: $50,000 – 60, 000, depending on relevant experience. This position is grant funded and subject to continued funding by grantors.
To apply, send a cover letter and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. This position will remain open until filled
DRM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Persons from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.