Organizing Fellows

Organizing · Portland, Maine
Department Organizing
Employment Type TEMP - PT
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $17/hr

Maine People’s Alliance is Hiring


Maine People's Alliance (MPA) is a community of Maine people, from all different backgrounds, who believe that we can live in a world where everyone has what they need, everyone contributes what they can, and nobody is left behind. 


While there are more than enough resources to meet everyone’s basic needs, a small number of wealthy interests use tactics like racism to divide us, maintaining a society where they benefit at everyone else’s expense. That is why we must overcome division with community, cynicism with relentless moral courage, changing – not accepting – what is politically possible. 


MPA community organizers and organizing fellows are responsible for helping the organization build a multi-racial, multi-class movement by recruiting new members, developing their leadership, and building a volunteer team that works to advance the priorities of the organization. 


We are currently accepting applications for a part time, temporary Organizing Fellows to work for a period of up to six months. The ideal candidates should be interested in this role as part of exploring  a career in social change and/or in building a new set of skills to apply to existing social change volunteer work in Maine.

Community Organizing Fellows

The responsibilities of these positions will include supporting MPA’s campaigns through:

  • Collecting signatures for the Paid Family Medical Leave ballot campaign
  • Recruiting new and existing MPA members to also collect signatures
  • Identifying leadership potential in MPA volunteers, and developing work plans that provide opportunities for new skills and leadership opportunities
  • Supporting other campaign activities as they arise


A qualified applicant should possess:

  • Direct, lived experience with injustice (of any kind) that anchors a desire for progressive social change
  • Self-motivation and an ability to successfully work independently, as part of a team, and as a team leader.
  • Ability to inspire others to action
  • Ability to move multiple projects and prioritize 
  • A willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and occasional weekends


Experience that is helpful but not necessary:

  • Experience in door-to-door organizing
  • At least one year of community organizing experience or community-building work
  • Fluency in Spanish, French, Arabic, or Somali are welcome
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook


These positions are based in Maine and will report to MPA’s Organizing Director, Jennie Pirkl.


The Organizing Fellow position is part time at up to 20 hours a week, with flexible scheduling and paid hourly at $17 an hour. 


MPA is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to equity and inclusion. Core to our work is an understanding of the multiple ways in which society is constructed to disadvantage and marginalize people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, native peoples, women, low-income people, people with disabilities, and others. We believe that underrepresented and marginalized communities must be centered in the work we do and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or from these communities. 


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  • Location
    Portland, Maine
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    TEMP - PT
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation