Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Maine Inside Out seeks Philanthropy Lead

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Maine Inside Out (MIO) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2007.  MIO activates individuals and communities to imagine and embody freedom through art, advocacy and support, and transformative justice. Formerly incarcerated and historically oppressed people lead this work to achieve MIO’s purpose to build a world where everyone matters and belongs.

MIO practices a form of popular education, Theater of the Oppressed, to organize incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and system-impacted people to develop leadership and create community change inside prisons and in communities directly impacted by mass incarceration. Original theater is a tool to articulate vision, organize community, build power, and address the systemic roots of incarceration.

At MIO, we create the world where everyone matters and belongs by living from our authentic values. We value trust, creativity, consistency, connection, purpose, and love.

About the Position

MIO is seeking a Philanthropy Lead to join our growing team.  This is a full-time position with benefits with a start date of January 3, 2023. Salary: $63,600

Many parts of this job will be able to be done remotely and with flexibility. Regular meetings will be held at MIO’s physical location, in Lewiston, Maine.

In this important role you will ensure that MIO has the financial and other strategic resources to fully realize its purpose and mission through:

●    Raising resources for MIO’s work in line with our core values of trust, consistency, creativity, connection, love and purpose. In Maine Inside Out’s stated purpose, to build a world where everyone matters and belongs, and in our values, we find the inspiration for this commitment to equitable, community centric fundraising.
●    Initial primary focus of the role will be on maintaining and growing relationships with philanthropic foundations with a focus on grant writing and reporting. This will involve writing and submission for approximately 40 local, national and governmental grants per year.
●    In collaboration with executive leads of MIO, lead the Philanthropy team, to vision and implement revenue generating strategy annually and long term for MIO in order to responsibly scale the work of MIO overtime.
●    Facilitate the tracking of metrics and data, to provide accurate and timely grant compliance and reporting for all active grants. Work with MIO’s Finance Manager to prepare budgets and reports as needed.
●    Maintain current and develop new individual donor and business relationships based on meaningful and mutually beneficial goals.
●    Coordinate regular external communication in collaboration with MIO communications team, as well as individual communication with donors and businesses.

You’ll love this role if:

●    You are grounded in awareness and action around equity and social justice
●    You have solid experience and success in fundraising
●    You are extremely well-organized and can meet deadlines
●    You balance relationships and outcomes well
●    You have strong narrative and writing skills
●    You can move from big picture thinking to details successfully
●    You enjoy being part of a team
●    You take initiative, work well independently and are a self-starter
●    You are a values-based person
●    You desire to be part of an organization that is determined to make transformative change

How to Apply

If you see yourself in this position and Maine Inside Out’s work resonates with you, please apply using the link below.

Along with your resume and cover letter, please submit a sample of your grant writing, with a list of recent grants and amounts awarded

Maine Inside Out actively seeks to identify and dismantle organizational structures and habits rooted in colonialism and white supremacy within our organization and in all hiring. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC or formerly incarcerated people.

MIO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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