Director of the Maine Small Business Coalition

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Maine Small Business Coalition Seeks Director

The Maine Small Business Coalition (MSBC), a group of nearly 4,000 small business owners who collectively work to lend a progressive small business voice to public policy debates, is currently seeking a new coalition director. More about MSBC can be found at

MSBC was founded in 2008 and works to advance progressive public policies that foster investments in Maine’s workforce, address growing economic inequality, protect Maine’s natural resources, and allow small businesses to thrive and compete with large corporations. Over the past ten years, MSBC members have been involved in a host of statewide and national campaigns, like:

·        Working to pass and subsequently defend the Affordable Care Act

·        Advancing stronger regulations for Wall Street

·        Ensuring the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share in taxes

·        Supporting just and humane immigration reform

·        Increasing the minimum wage

·        Funding public education

·        Expanding Maine’s Medicaid program

·        Ensuring robust environmental protections

MSBC’s new Director will work to grow the ability of the coalition to advance progressive policies that benefit Maine’s small businesses and the communities they serve. Core responsibilities of the position include:

  • Regular outreach and recruitment of small business owners to increase MSBC’s membership
  • Leadership development and training of small business owners statewide, and staffing of a coalition steering committee
  • Mobilization of small business owners to engage decision-makers, the public and the media in support of progressive policy reforms
  • Oversight of MSBC’s online presence (website, social media pages, etc.)
  • Fundraising

A qualified applicant should have:

  • A deep commitment to a vision of racial, social, and economic justice
  • Experience working with volunteers as well as in coalitions with other organizations
  • Skill and experience in working with the media (experience with digital/online organizing preferred)
  • Fundraising experience
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Be willing to travel within the state on a regular basis and work flexible hours
  • Possess at least 2-3 years of experience in community/grassroots organizing, political campaigns and/or legislative work

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) serves as the fiscal host of MSBC. Interested applicants should send a one-page letter of interest, resume, and three references via e-mail to MPA Associate Director, Amy Halsted at MPA and MSBC are equal opportunity employers.