Our Power is a powerful grassroots coalition working to create a more just, accountable, and clean energy economy for everyday Maine people. Our current focus is on a ballot question to replace Maine’s for-profit electricity monopolies, Central Maine Power and Versant Power, with a nonprofit, consumer-owned, climate-driven power company.
Our Power has raised more than $1,000,000, has collected 80,000 signatures from Maine voters across the state to qualify bold energy policy for the 2023 statewide ballot, and has built bipartisan support for transforming the way Maine’s energy system works.
The Campaign Manager will lead the campaign to pass Our Power’s ballot initiative at the polls in November 2023. They will work collaboratively with campaign staff, leadership, and coalition partners to oversee and execute a campaign plan and build a bold, grassroots ballot question campaign for November 2023.
This position continues through November 30, 2023 with the possibility of extension depending on election outcomes.
Duties include, but may not be limited to:
Managing Our Power’s campaign staff and continuing to build organizational capacity in key areas (fundraising, communications, etc.);
Engaging with and coordinating consultants and professional services to provide research, media, and other services;
Making public appearances on behalf of Our Power at events and serving as Our Power’s point media spokesperson;
Facilitating the Our Power Coalition, a diverse collection of over thirty organizations, small businesses, and municipalities, to maximize contributions towards a victory in November.
At least two cycles of experience in political campaigns, with a strong track record of success in leadership positions, experience with ballot question campaigns a plus;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Detail-oriented with excellent time management, planning, organization skills;
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, and a willingness to hold self and others accountable to goals;
A natural facilitator, able to weigh diverse perspectives and build consensus;
Team player with a positive attitude that is able to motivate others;
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, including occasional evening and weekend work, and ability to travel statewide;
Strong ties to Maine and a nuanced understanding of Maine’s political landscape.
About Our Power
Our economy and way of life depend on the electric power grid—and this vital infrastructure is also the key to addressing climate change. But the investor-owned utilities running our grid today pursue profit at the expense of Maine’s people and the planet.
The result: We pay more for less.
The solution: The Pine Tree Power Company, a local consumer-owned utility that delivers lower cost, cleaner, more reliable power.
Together we can take control of our energy future. Please join us!