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Associate Director of Development and Communications


Location: Hallowell, Maine (Hybrid)

Hourly Rate Range: $56-$62K

The Associate Director of Development and Communications is a key leadership role in spearheading NAMI Maine’s fundraising initiatives and external communications. This position is pivotal in enhancing the organization’s financial sustainability, fostering community engagement, and elevating brand visibility.


  • Fund Development (include but are not limited to):
    • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Deputy Director to develop a comprehensive development plan aligned with the organization’s strategic goals.
    • Oversee the annual fundraising program.
    • Build and manage a portfolio with donors/prospects while handling cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
    • Strengthen relationships with corporations to secure corporate sponsorships.
    • Develop customized solicitation strategies that align with the organization’s strategic plan.
    • Attend networking events and accept speaking engagements to promote NAMI Maine’s mission.
    • Oversee the fundraising database and tracking systems.
    • Oversee all special events and will supervise the events coordinator.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Communications (include but are not limited to):
    • Develop and implement a marketing plan and strategy with the Deputy Director and Executive Director.
    • Cultivate and maintain a strong organizational brand internally and externally.
    • Provide vision for all institutional communications, including the annual report, collateral, videos, and social media.
    • Develop and execute a social media marketing strategy, analyzing data points for strategy optimization.
    • Elevate NAMI Maine’s profile and brand through comprehensive communication strategies.
    • Support staff and board in enhancing communication skills and messaging through training.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Strong interpersonal skills for networking and relationship-building.
  • Self-starter with a goal-driven mindset and the ability to bring in new prospects.
  • Independent worker with the capacity to focus on big-picture goals.
  • Well-organized with a track record of meeting deadlines.
  • Collaboration skills to work with the organization’s leadership team and board.
  • Minimum 3 + years of direct development experience and 4+ years of communication experience.
  • Minimum of 3+ years’ experience supervising staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Technologically proficient and comfortable with databases (CRM, Microsoft Office, Mailchimp).


  • This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
  • Prolonged sitting, walking, standing, occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • This job is a hybrid position, with the office closed to the public on Mondays and Fridays. All remote work must be performed in Maine. Remote work is subject to company policy and may change according to employer needs.


This job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment. NAMI Maine reserves the right to change this position description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform as NAMI Maine deems appropriate.

Family Respite Providers - Ongoing Recruitment

Type: Per diem (Up to 29 hours/week)

Location: Statewide

Hourly Rate Range: $14.80 – $17.05/hour

(and $19.05/hour for Emergency respite services provided)

Reports to: Regional Family Respite Managers / Family Respite Program Director


The primary function of Per Diem Respite Providers is to give support and assistance to family members or guardians who are caring for children with disabilities who have qualified for respite services.


Respite Providers give appropriate care to children and support families by providing a planned break. Respite Providers may deliver this care in the family’s home, their own home, or other community settings as defined by a respite action plan.

Primary Tasks:

1) Provide individual support to children based on an action plan.

2) Assist children with positive behavior and wellbeing while in their care.

3) Exercise good judgment.

4) Dependable attendance for planned respite sessions.

5) Comply with all program policies and procedures as outlined in the respite manual.

6) Ability to work under the conditions, physical demands, and environments the job requires.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations under applicable law may be made to enable qualified individuals to perform these essential functions.


· Education: High school diploma or GED.

· Experience: Experience with children with disabilities is strongly preferred. Understanding the complex needs of families with children who have disabilities, familiarity with mental health, child welfare, and service delivery systems is helpful.

· Computer Skills: Must be able to navigate a computer, e-mail, video conferencing technology, and online services such as websites and digital timekeeping applications.

· Certificates & Licenses: Must be able to be certified as a respite provider based on the results of Respite for ME training, passing all background checks, and current CPR/First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Mandated Reporter certifications. Continuing education is required to maintain certification. Provider must have and maintain a current, valid driver’s license and auto insurance if they are transporting children. Training in Safety-Care is preferred.

· Good communication skills, the ability to manage difficult behaviors, able to work independently, and care for children with various abilities.


· This position operates in home or community environments.

· This position requires non-routine hours.

· Excellent communication skills are a must.

· Access to phone or computer is required for supervision.

· Prolonged sitting, walking, standing, occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds.

Apply Here:

*You can also submit this completed application via email, fax, or postal mail.

If you have any questions about the application or need support in completing it, please contact the Respite Support Specialist

Chelsay EvansRespite Application Specialist


Phone: (800) 464-5767 ext. 2314

NAMI Maine provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NAMI Maine complied with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. NAMI Maine expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of NAMI Maine’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.