NRCM currently has one job opening:
- Part-time Receptionist and Administrative Assistant
NRCM is also currently seeking:
- School Program Intern, Engaging Maine Middle School Students in Protecting the Nature of Maine
Part-time Receptionist and Administrative Assistant
The Natural Resources Council of Maine, the state’s leading environmental advocacy organization, is seeking a professional and energetic individual as our part-time receptionist and administrative Assistant. Our offices are located near the State House in Augusta.
- Highly dependable, well organized and detail oriented
- Have a working knowledge of general office machines and telephone system
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel
- Ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism
- Willingness to be flexible and contribute to a wide range of administrative duties as necessary
- Outgoing and courteous manner
- Demonstrated ability to work proactively as part of a team or as an individual
- Strong, time management skills with the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize tasks
- Commitment to Maine’s environment
- Serve as office receptionist, including greeting the public, directing NRCM members and coalition partners to the appropriate NRCM staff members, by phone and as office walk-ins
- Assist with project data entry and help maintain database for activists and media support
- Copy, collate, and prepare various documents and mailings
- Assist in maintaining office equipment: postage meter, copiers, and phone system
- Maintain front lobby to insure that brochures and information are stocked and available
- Assist in mailings as needed
- Transcribes dictated tapes for various projects
- Assist with sorting mail
- Coordinate conference room calendar
- Assist in any other administrative tasks as necessary
Supervisor: Director of Finance and Administration
Status: part-time, hourly
We will accept qualified resumes until October 11, 2017. No phone calls please. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by October 11, 2017 to Leisa Hodgkins at Leisa@nrcm.org.
School Program Intern, Engaging Maine Middle School Students in Protecting the Nature of Maine
The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is seeking a Communications Intern to serve as a resource for teachers who have received an Engaging Maine Middle School Students in Protecting the Nature of Maine grant from NRCM. The internship will run from mid-January to mid-June.
NRCM has received funding to award up to eight small grants to middle school educators. The purpose of the grants is to raise awareness about the importance of Maine’s environment and to enhance NRCM’s existing work in one of our four project areas: 1) Forests & Wildlife 2) Healthy Waters 3) Climate and Clean Energy, and 4) Sustainable Maine. Grant recipients will design a project for their classroom, school, or club that aligns with NRCM’s mission and one of those focus areas. In addition to creating and implementing the project, the grant recipient will communicate to different audiences about their project.
The highest priority of the School Program Intern will be to serve as a resource for grant recipients. These responsibilities include serving as a primary contact for the teachers/project leaders and supervising the project as described in the grant applications. This work will include:
- reviewing progress and providing guidance to teachers as necessary;
- managing blog posts written by teachers, students, or others involved in the project;
- assisting with a piece for the NRCM newsletter and/or blog;
- providing input on a presentation about the project;
- drafting a press release and helping in other ways to generate media attention for the projects, as requested by NRCM or the teachers;
- taking photos, or arrange for photos, to be used for media purposes, and obtaining necessary permission forms;
- playing a key role in social media for the projects;
- meet as part of the social media team to promote activities related to the school projects, when appropriate; and
- work with one or more of the classrooms, in celebration of Earth Day in April, plan an activity based on clean water, such as picking up trash around the school grounds or creating/hanging posters around the school and/or community about the importance of clean water.
- Must be enrolled in four-year Bachelor’s Degree program;
- Strong writing and verbal communication skills;
- Ability to work with a range of individuals;
- Proficient in word processing and related tools (Microsoft); comfortable with social media. Some knowledge of Adobe products and WordPress a plus;
- Ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines;
- Willingness and ability to travel;
- Should enjoy working as part of a team, with an interest in public education and advocacy work; and,
- Commitment to Maine’s environment.
Common NRCM Job Responsibilities
- Maintain positive and productive working relationships with all NRCM staff members. This includes providing and receiving constructive feedback;
- Participate in building productive relationships with NRCM’s members, external partners, and the general public;
- Participate in organizational meetings and activities as requested, such as monthly staff meetings and other meetings;
- Complete administrative work on time, such as submitting travel reimbursements, purchase orders, project reports, and planning documents; and,
- Be familiar with and follow organizational protocols and policies.
Physical Requirements of the Job
Some work will take place at NRCM’s headquarters in Augusta, working at a computer station and performing office duties such as keyboarding, phoning, and photocopying. Must have the ability to lift objects up to 20 pounds. NRCM will provide reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities where appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Some travel required. Workplace EnvironmentThis is a paid internship with part-time work that does not qualify the intern for benefits. The intern can work remotely with occasional, scheduled visits to the NRCM office in Augusta. NRCM strives to provide a supportive work environment in our offices including up-to-date equipment and IT support, adequate supervision, and office supplies.
To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample (blog post is preferable) to Beth Comeau, Public Affairs and eCommunications Manager, NRCM, 3 Wade Street, Augusta ME 04330 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply is Friday, December 1, 2017.
Environmental Policy Internships
The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is seeking applicants to work as interns to assist the organization on a broad range of environmental policy issues currently facing Maine and the nation. NRCM attempts to place interns year-round, and the internships may be less than full-time to accommodate academic schedules. Internships generally are unpaid positions. However, NRCM does have funding for 1-2 paid internships annually (see details below under “Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Internship”).
NRCM provides interns with meaningful work and an excellent training experience. Interns will contribute to and learn from activities such as:
- Policy Research for legislation dealing with water quality, renewable energy, climate mitigation, land conservation, and waste management;
- Legislative Action (when the Legislature is in session) including attending legislative hearings, meeting lawmakers, watching policy debates, and mobilizing activists; and
- Advocacy Strategy including attending internal NRCM policy meetings, coalition strategy sessions, and advocacy events.
Interns work under the supervision of NRCM’s Advocacy Director, who works to ensure that interns receive extensive opportunities to witness internal operations of NRCM and the environmental policy process.
Applicants should have strong writing and communication skills, a strong interest in environmental policy, and ability to work on multiple projects with varying deadlines. Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint preferred; GIS skills not required, but may be of use.
Candidates may apply at any time. Resume and cover letter should be submitted to email@example.com.
Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Internship
NRCM provides a $1,000 stipend for 1-2 interns annually. Generally, this intern serves from early June to early August. Candidates who are interested in being considered for this internship, called the “Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Internship,” should apply as follows:
- Applications Due: March 2, 2018
- NRCM Interviews: March 12-23, 2018
- Notification: March 30, 2018
Candidates not selected for a paid internship may still be considered for an unpaid internship. Candidates interested in being considered for an internship should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.