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Our employee’s skill sets and backgrounds create a diverse team that shares a common goal of fostering collaboration and promoting economic development. EMDC is committed to providing excellent service for over 50 years, we offer rewarding employment opportunities across Eastern Maine.

Current Opportunities

Date:                            2021
Position Title:               Procurement Counselor
Division:                       PTAC
Primary Office:             Oxford, Franklin, Somerset Counties, Maine


Position Summary

The Procurement Counselor is a staff member of EMDC’s Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), connecting businesses to government agencies and other government contractors. This position will provide counseling, training and technical assistance to clients, advising them how to identify potential contracting opportunities and obtain contracts with federal agencies, state and local governments, as well as large prime government contractors.

Specific responsibilities include one-on-one counseling and training with business clients. This position requires strong client counseling skills and the ability to build professional relationships with government agencies and prime contractors. While experience in the government contracting marketplace is preferred, we welcome candidates with experience as a business counselor who possess a strong interest and aptitude for learning government contracting regulations and procedures and then teaching them to business clients. You must genuinely enjoy talking with and helping people to be successful in this role. This position is based in Oxford, Franklin and Somerset Counties in Maine.

Essential Functions

  • Build relationships with businesses and guide them through the process of finding, bidding, and performing on government contracts and subcontracts and assessing their capacity/suitability for government contracting, through individualized counseling and ongoing communication
  • Assist business with: government registrations and certifications related to selling to the government; interpretation of regulations; finding opportunities; marketing to government buyers; proposal development; post-award activities and more
  • Develop and deliver workshops on specific topics of interest in government procurement
  • Develop and maintain relationships with federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors, as well as with other business resource providers throughout the region
  • Research and keep up to date on relevant contracting opportunities, process or regulatory changes, procurement systems, and multiple award schedules as required
  • Keep detailed and accurate records of counseling activities and client progress
  • Conduct professional activities in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and integrity and avoid any real or perceived conflicts of interest
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

This person must demonstrate professionalism, have high energy, be enthusiastic, be highly motivated, value teamwork, have the ability to self-manage, and have problem-solving skills.

Core Competencies

  • Computer skills: Skilled in the use of computers and online communications, adapts to new technology, learns new programs quickly, uses computers to improve productivity.
  • Customer service: Handles customer/client questions and complaints, communicates with customers/clients, handles service problems politely and efficiently, always available for customers/clients, follows procedure to solve customer/client problems, understands company products and services, maintains pleasant and professional image.
  • Dependability: Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
  • Integrity/Ethics: Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, conveys good news and bad.
  • Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.

Position Competencies

  • Communication – Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.
  • Customer Focus– Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.
  • Decision Making/Judgment – Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible,  communicates decisions to others.
  • Job Knowledge – Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues.
  • Planning – Develops realistic plans, sets goals, aligns plans with company goals, plans for and manages resources, creates contingency plans, coordinates/cooperates with others.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree (any discipline) and two years or more of business counseling experience. This is a training and counseling position so those skills will be weighed heavily. One year of experience as a PTAC Counselor may be substituted for the general business counseling experience. Preferred experience: Three years or more of Federal government contracting or training experience, either within government, private industry or a PTAC.

Working Conditions

General business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, though exempt positions will typically require work to be performed outside general business hours. Work is generally performed in an indoor, professional office environment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or listen, and regularly required to use a keyboard for typing. The employee is often required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. The employee must travel to different locations and must be able to provide own transportation.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

Recruitment open: 10-15-2021

Closing: Until filled

Eastern Maine Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Date:  2021
Position Title:  Peer Connector
Division:  Workforce
Level:  Level 5- Program Staff
FLSA Status:  Non-exempt
Reports To:  Director of Workforce Services
Primary Office:  Machias, Maine


Position Summary

Peer Connectors are central to Maine’s National Health Emergency Grant project. They will primarily work in concert with EMDC Workforce Services team members and community partners under the direction/supervision of the Director of Workforce Services. They will assist individuals impacted by Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) connect with education, training and employment. Peer connectors offer encouragement and emotional support, facilitate connections to information, and provide a supportive role in assisting with referrals to community resources. In addition, Peer Connectors will help those impacted by OUD in accessing other needed resources, such as shelter, food and transportation–necessary to reintegrate into life, work and community.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate and conduct outreach and information sessions to expand awareness of the project and broaden access to employment and training services.
  • Conduct presentations to inform potential participants of services and procedures.
  • Provide support to help participants stay engaged in their employment and training plan and meeting individual goals and objectives including transition to employment..
  • Establish and maintain contact with each participant to assess his/her situation and determine need for retraining, job readiness or placement, or other support services.
  • Assist service provider case managers, navigators and others with client follow up, group workshops and other grant-related activities.
  • Assist participants in their job search by providing job readiness activities: resume development, interviewing preparation, employer research and job seeker support groups.
  • Maintain scheduled hours at Career Centers in each region and Community Partner locations including recovery centers, drug treatment courts, recovery residences, county jails and Maine corrections facilities, educational institutions, community action program sites and adult education locations.
  • Participate in ongoing training activities specific to the project and the work of Peer Connector/relief worker.
  • Establish and maintain close reciprocal relationships with designated partner agencies and organizations to encourage referrals, assist with eligibility documentation and support participant progress.
  • Report activities, compile data and outline progress in the format provided by project oversight personnel, and attend community and other meetings as needed to provide outreach, education or referral.
  • May perform initial interviews with applicants to gather eligibility information. Help participants understand the rules/regulations and navigation of the workforce services system.
  • Advocate for participants to help resolve obstacles to retraining and job placement services.
  • Communicate with supervisors or other program service staff about individual participant worker’s needs, concerns, progress, or challenges in accessing services.
  • Perform tasks and duties, worker outreach and advocacy activities assigned and approved by project oversight personnel to fulfill the goals of peer support project and meet the readjustment and reemployment needs of participants.

 

Job Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred. Is receiving or has received services and/or supports related to OUD, and is willing to self-identify on this basis with peers and in the community. May be receiving or has received services and supports related to a history of substance use, is in active recovery, and willing to self-identify on this basis with peers and in the community.

Core Competencies

  • Computer skills: Skilled in the use of computers, adapts to new technology, learns new programs quickly, uses computers to improve productivity.
  • Customer service: Handles customer/client questions and complaints, communicates with customers/clients, handles service problems politely and efficiently, always available for customers/clients, follows procedure to solve customer/client problems, understands company products and services, maintains pleasant and professional image.
  • Dependability: Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
  • Integrity/Ethics: Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, conveys good news and bad.
  • Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.

Position Competencies

  • Job Knowledge: Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues.
  • Personal Organization: Keeps information organized and accessible, maintains clean/functional work space, works systematically/efficiently, and manages time well.
  • Productivity: Manages a fair workload, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well, and handles information flow.
  • Quality: Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.

Working Conditions

General business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, though exempt positions will typically require work to be performed outside general business hours. Work is generally performed in an indoor, professional office environment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or listen, and regularly required to use a keyboard for typing. The employee is often required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. The employee must travel to different locations and must be able to provide own transportation.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is seeking to fill the position of Finance Director. EMDC fosters public-private relationships and leverages resources that help businesses, communities and individuals reach long-term goals and prosperity. Services include Business Lending, Workforce Development, Business Services, Community Initiatives, and Procurement Assistance.  Visit us at www.emdc.org to learn more.

EMDC is recruiting for an experienced Finance Director. As the Finance Director, the position partners with the senior leadership team, finance committee, and the Board of Directors to develop and implement financial strategies across the organization.  Responsibilities include: preparing and managing forecasts and budgets; tracking, analyzing and reporting on financial performance; overseeing all compliance, audit, and reporting requirements for federal and state government contracts and private grants; and assessing, managing, and minimizing financial risks.

Applicants for the position should have the following qualifications:  A Bachelor’s Degree accounting, finance, or related field, and at least four years of broad, progressively-responsible finance experience at a leadership level; experience managing accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting for a complex non-profit with multiple funding sources including federal and state government contracts; knowledge and understanding of Office of Management & Budget requirements for non-profits; demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills; and broad knowledge of computerized accounting systems, as well as extensive working knowledge of MS Excel.

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter addressing your qualifications as stated above to: careers@emdc.org.

Recruitment open: 7-19-21
Closing: Until filled

Disclaimer: Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Employee Benefits

We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Health Insurance: A choice of health, dental and vision insurance plans.
  • Time Off: Paid time off for four weeks to eligible employees. After five and 10+ years of service, additional time can be earned. Bereavement, Military, and Jury Duty Leave is also available. EMDC recognizes 11 paid holidays.
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability: Long-term and short-term disability insurance for all employees at no cost.
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan: All employees are offered retirement plans. After one year of employment, EMDC offers matching of up to 3%.
  • Life Insurance: Insurance at 2x’s each employee’s salary up to $250K at no cost to the employee. We also offer the ability to purchase additional life insurance coverage for employees and dependents. Supplemental insurances are also available, as well as other discounts and benefits with vendors just for being our employee!

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