Maine Youth Power Legislative Lead.
Part-Time: 20 hours/week
Start/End Date: January 30th- June 1st (this position is part-time ending June 1st with the possibility of extension)
Remote/in Maine: Flexible work schedule, available at nights and sometimes on weekends. Ready to go all in to make our programs successful. Ability to drive the state house in Augusta at least once every other week.
Who we are: An inclusive youth-led movement of young Mainers working in solidarity for human dignity, access, and a livable future by building power across rural and suburban Maine. We’ve been building our movement for 3 years and are ready to build advocacy power in the Maine legislature.
Who you are: An experienced organizer or someone with legislative experience and knowledge of the Maine state house and political landscape. Someone with some leadership experience and an understanding of legislative politics. This role is an opportunity to lead a group of young people at the state house as we work with our base to win legislation that reflects the needs of young people. You are a creative problem solver, passionate and excited to bring about a future where all young people thrive.
Aligned with our movement:
- You believe in the power of local organizing
- You see the value and opportunity in building power with under-resourced/rural parts of Maine
- You are fiercely committed to challenging people and systems in power, to win power together.
- You want to build political power and win legislation supporting human dignity, access, and a liveable future for all Mainers.
- You are dedicated to being pro-black, pro-indigenous, pro-queer & trans in your work and life.
- You hold equity and justice as values, and have ideas of how to incorporate them into legislative work at Maine Youth Power!
About the position:
We are looking for someone:
- Excited to build out our legislative organizing program for the 2023 session along with the current policy director and co-directors
- Able to create their own schedule and navigate a self-driven workflow
- Ready to dedicate 20 hours a week to the position
- Holds a base of knowledge regarding Maine State politicians, political dynamics, and how bills become law.
- Maintaining relationships with politicians and key stakeholders in conjunction with current staff
- Hosting legislative updates and training to incorporate more young people into the process.
- Informing the work of our fellows, when they are testifying, and attending hearings
- Organizing the logistics of hearings, testifying, and lobbying in person in the statehouse
- We know that young adult applicants may not have experience with all the elements listed above – most importantly, we seek someone who shares our vision for building power across rural and suburban Maine and who is ready to dive in with us and bring their experience, skills, and energy to grow our movement.
*On Compensation: We honor the fact that lived experience or circumstances of all varieties (including BIPOC, ability, gender, etc…) may make it necessary for you to ask for more compensation and we are excited to talk more about that.
Maine Youth Power is an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate in regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, class, national origin, disability, neurodivergence, citizenship or immigration status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
About Maine Youth Power
Maine Youth Power is an inclusive youth-led movement of young Mainers working in solidarity for human dignity, access and a livable future by building power across rural and suburban Maine.