Women for Healthy Rural Living seeks Experience Coordinator

Friday, September 8, 2023

Job Type: Full-time (32 hours) or part-time (24 hours), depending on the successful applicant’s experience and skills as well as their desire to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

About the position

The experience coordinator reports to the executive director and works closely with the chief operating officer and communications coordinator. The experience coordinator will help advance the organization’s mission and goals by overseeing the operational management of WHRL’s programming, including Outdoor Women Lead (OWL), book groups, Harvest Table cooking classes, art programs, health and wellness programming, and experiential fundraisers.

They will also work closely with the Incredible Edible Milbridge coordinator to plan and implement IEM educational initiatives.

What you bring

  • Dedication to WHRL’s mission and values
  • Deep commitment to strengthening WHRL’s work within diversity, equity, and belonging
  • College degree or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including active listening and emotional intelligence
  • Professional and emotional maturity that demonstrates warmth, dependability, responsiveness, initiative, flexibility, and a good sense of humor
  • Ability and motivation to work independently as well as within a team
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize assignments and workload
  • Excellent follow-up and follow-through skills
  • Warm, personable, and approachable
  • Demonstrated experience in people and program management
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with diverse partner organizations
  • Technologically proficient with strong proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as required for board meetings and programming
  • Ability to stoop, bend, and lift weights up to 50 pounds and participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity, including but not limited to hiking
  • The ability to accompany OWL on easy to moderate hikes of up to four miles
  • Experience with peer-to-peer fundraisers and fundraising platforms is a plus, but not required
  • First aid certification or wilderness first aid certification preferred, or we will help you acquire if hired
  • Grant writing and editing experience is a plus, but not required
  • English fluency, Spanish a plus

If you don’t have all these qualifications, but if you feel like you would be a good fit, please apply.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Program and event planning, implementation, and management
  • Plan, implement, and manage experiential fundraisers
  • Provide regular programmatic updates to the board
  • Devise new programs that support the organization’s mission
  • Evaluate and assess the programs’ impact, strengths, and weaknesses through data collection
  • Collaborate with Incredible Edible Milbridge coordinator on the planning of IEM workshops and educational initiatives in schools and gardens
  • Work closely with the Maine Outdoor School to plan, implement, and evaluate OWL events
  • Work with the team to develop and improve marketing strategies
  • Collaborate with the communications coordinator to promote programs, workshops, and volunteer efforts
  • Collaborate with the volunteer coordinator as needed
  • Manage the Community Advisory Council in coordination with the volunteer coordinator
  • Participate in staff meetings, fundraisers, and Community Advisory Council meetings, and more as needed
  • Actively participate in training as required and needed
  • Assist with any other projects as requested by the executive director
  • English fluency, Spanish a plus


$20-$25 per hour based on experience and/or qualifications



  • Full-time – four-day work week (Monday-Thursday) with flextime for weekend/evening work
  • Individual Contribution Health Reimbursement Account (ICHRA) for Marketplace health insurance reimbursement
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Vision and Dental insurance (beginning 1/2024)
  • Paid time off starts at four weeks (this includes vacation and sick days)


  • Part-time – four-day work week (Monday-Thursday)/six hour days with flextime for weekend/evening work
  • 11 paid holidays (pro-rated)
  • Vision and Dental insurance (beginning 1/2024)
  • Paid time off starts at four weeks (this includes vacation and sick days)

How to apply

Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to apply@whrl.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. This position will remain open until filled. The ideal start date is in November.

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