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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

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is recruiting for a newly created full time position of Staff Accountant based in our 40 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine office.

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.

As the Staff Accountant at EMDC, you will work with the senior leadership team, and collaborate with the Senior Accountant and General Accountants to develop and implement financial strategies across the organization.

Responsibilities assigned may include:

  • Code items such as invoices, vouchers, expense reports, check requests, etc., with correct account codes conforming to EMDC’s standard procedures to ensure proper entry into the financial system
  • Handle vendor correspondence via phone or email
  • Review, match and attach purchase orders along with all supporting documentation to invoices
  • Investigate and resolve problems associated with processing of invoices
  • Prepares batch check runs, wire transfers, bank transfers and ACH transactions
  • Assists with monthly status reports, and monthly closings.
  • Assist in account reconciliation and closing process on a monthly basis.
  • Analyze different general ledger accounts regularly.
  • Collate bank statements on monthly basis
  • Provide support to auxiliary schedules for auditing purposes as per assigned work.
  • Analyze accounts receivable and payable, negotiable securities, and canceled checks to confirm records are accurate.
  • Prepares, examines, or analyzes accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Perform other related activities as required to meet department and organizational goals.

Qualifications for this position requires:

A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or related field, and at least three years accounting experience in a non-profit organization, broad knowledge of computerized accounting systems which includes NetSuite, as well as extensive working knowledge of MS Excel and exceptional interpersonal skills.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressing your qualifications as stated above to: Ashley Bubar, Accounting Manager, abubar@emdc.org, 207-942-6389

Recruitment open: 12/21/2021
Closing: Until filled

Date:                            January 2022
Position Title:               HR Specialist
Division:                       Administration
Level:                           Level 4- Program Specialist
FLSA Status:                Exempt
Reports To:                  President/CEO
Primary Office:             Bangor, Maine


Position Summary

Under the overall direction of the President/CEO, the HR Specialist is responsible for daily HR functions for EMDC. S/He must be passionate about recruiting, supporting, and developing talent. This person will be responsible and reliable, and willing to regularly contribute to making our company a better place to work and reinforcing EMDC’s overall mission. S/he should be highly efficient, organized, and approachable. Candidates should have a solid knowledge of various HR functions and administrative responsibilities.

Essential Functions

  • Develops, recommends, implements, and interprets personnel policies and procedures.
  • Leads benefits administration, including initial setup, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, and annual evaluation of policies for cost effectiveness.
  • Manages ongoing review of pay and benefits to ensure consistency and competitiveness; approves and records changes to staffing assignments and employee compensation.
  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and non-exempt personnel, students, and temporary employees; writes and places advertisements; reviews applications and interviews candidates; creates/revises job descriptions.
  • Conducts exit interviews, analyzes data, and makes recommendations to managers for corrective action and continuous improvement; provides guidance and input on succession planning.
  • Responds to employee relations issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations, and civil rights complaints.
  • Facilitates and/or provides ongoing professional development and training activities, including new-hire orientation.
  • Reviews workflow management for departments and teams to better develop competencies and efficiencies to ensure best practices and outcomes.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to team leaders and supervisors (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions); monitors performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Core Competencies

Computer skills – Skilled in the use of computers, adapt to new technology, learns new programs quickly, uses computers to improve productivity.

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, and 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. Listens attentively, asks clarifying questions, stays open to other viewpoints, and manages distractions and interruptions.

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.

Leadership – Leads through change and adversity, makes the tough call when needed, builds consensus when appropriate, motivates and encourages others.

Managing Conflict – Listens well, diffuses conflict before it starts, and finds causes of and solutions to problems, handles difficult people.

Managing Performance – Applies clear/consistent performance standards, handles performance problems decisively and objectively, is direct but tactful, provides guidance and assistance to improve performance.

Planning – Develops realistic plans, sets goals, aligns plans with company goals, plans for and manages resources, creates contingency plans, coordinates/cooperates with others.

Strategic Thinking/Management – Creates and communicates a long-term vision, balances short and long term goals, keeps own and team’s work aligned with overall goals, understands the market and can predict change, understands the industry and the competition, creates and adjusts strategic plans.

Vision and Values – Supports values and daily actions and decisions, communicates vision and values to others, generates enthusiasm, incorporates vision when planning.

Education/Experience

Successful candidate will typically have the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field and at least five years’ experience as an HR Generalist, preferably in a non-profit environment with 50+ employees. PHR certification preferred.

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.

Date:                            February 2022

Position Title:              Senior Loan Officer and Team Leader

Division:                      Lending

Level:                          Level 2 – Senior Management

FLSA Status:               Exempt

Reports To:                 President/CEO

Primary Office:            Bangor, Maine

 

Organizational Summary

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is a private, non-profit economic development agency comprised of lending, workforce development, government contracting advising, and business and community development. EMDC is designated as a U.S. Small Business Administration Certified Development Company and a Community Development Financial Institution. Created in 1967, EMDC has boosted the statewide small business community through our impact lending programs since 1982, with a portfolio of over $18 million.

 

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the President/CEO, the Senior Loan Officer and Team Leader provides professional management for the design, implementation, and improvement of business lending programs. With a focus on impact lending, the Senior Loan Officer will lead a team that identifies opportunities to create and retain jobs, generate future investments, and grow communities statewide. The Senior Loan Officer works closely with other EMDC management and staff to develop and deliver programs of benefit to EMDC and its customers. Additionally, the position plays a leadership role both internally and externally in promoting and developing interdisciplinary initiatives.

 

Essential Functions

  • Contribute to loan production goals by identifying lending opportunities and originating new loans
  • Work with partners on loan participations
  • Structure loans in compliance with internal credit guidelines and program requirements
  • Prepare and negotiate loan proposals under the supervision of the Director of Lending
  • Manage the loan process from deal screening to loan approval
  • Interviewing loan applicants
  • Analyzing financial statements and business plans
  • Preparing credit memos for presentation to EMDC’s Loan Committee
  • Some loan servicing, as necessary
  • Oversee strategies, staffing, and delivery of assigned programs within business lending.
  • Ensure projects and contracts are completed on deadline and on budget
  • Assist other lending staff as appropriate in direct service delivery, administration, and reporting for assigned programs.
  • Provide regular and consistent reporting to President/CEO on the status of projects, anticipated problems or opportunities, funding opportunities, and other information that will support EMDC and strengthen our services and connection to clients.
  • Provide clear oral and written communications to clients, colleagues, community partners, outside agencies, and potential funding sources.
  • Engage communities and businesses in purposeful, productive problem solving and implementation activities.
  • Serve as liaison to regional boards and committees, community partners, and other organizations; providing above services and coordinating the provision of these services by other staff and/or consultants.
  • Participate in EMDC management decisions, assisting and supporting the President/CEO in designated functions as necessary.
  • Provide regular updates to Loan Committee, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors on status of Lending program.
  • Provide administrative, marketing and support functions as required to meet program and agency goals.
  • Ensure integration of Lending program with other EMDC departments and services.

 

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrate understanding of current community, economic development  and lending concepts and practices, including facilitation,  concepts of growth and development, cluster theory, and other concepts and practices that define the current requirements for community economic development professionals. Be familiar and collaborate with all EMDC economic development and workforce programs. Be familiar with SBA SOPs and all state and federal lending compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrate time and project management skills with the ability to coordinate with other lending partners, management team, consultants, federal funding partners, and coordinate staff resources to ensure successful loan project completion and servicing. Work in concert with Finance Department to ensure budget and financial controls meet project requirements.
  • Demonstrate sound organizational skills with the ability to be flexible leading a team effort while managing multiple projects.
  • Serve as a lending ambassador, along with EMDC President/CEO, to the banking community through an engaged and continuous communication effort.
  • Align with EMDC mission and demonstrate a willingness to communicate and work with others in a team management concept.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance and achieve departmental goals.
  • Ability to make recommendations, resolve problems, and exercise judgment that is consistent with best practice, established standards, and/or applicable law.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and report various types of data and information.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, work with limited supervision, and manage multiple conflicting priorities.

 

Core Competencies

  • Budget costs and controls – Plans for and uses resources efficiently, always looks for ways to reduce costs, creates accurate and realistic budgets, tracks and adjusts budgets, contributes to budget planning.
  • Communication – Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others. Listens attentively to others, asks clarifying questions, stays open to other viewpoints, manages distractions and interruptions.
  • 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, makes difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, communicates decisions to others.
  • Leadership – Leads through change and adversity, makes the tough call when needed, builds consensus when appropriate, motivates and encourages others.
  • Managing Conflict – Listens well, diffuses conflict before it starts, finds causes of and solutions to problems, handles difficult people.
  • Managing Performance – Applies clear/consistent performance standards, handles performance problems decisively and objectively, is direct but tactful, provides guidance and assistance to improve performance.
  • Strategic Thinking/Management – Creates and communicates a long-term vision, balances short and long-term goals, keeps own and team’s work aligned with overall goals, understands the market and can predict change, understands the industry and the competition, creates and adjusts strategic plans.
  • Vision and Values – Supports values and daily actions and decisions, communicates vision and values to others, generates enthusiasm, incorporates vision when planning.

 

Education/Experience

Successful candidate will typically have the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Public Administration, or related field and at least seven years’ experience in non-profit management, economic development, or related field, including a demonstrated history of successful program delivery and staff management.

 

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 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:                            March 2022

Position Title:               Planner

Division:                       Community

Level:                           Level 4- Program Specialist

FLSA Status:                Exempt

Primary Office:             Bangor, Maine


Position Summary

The position of Planner is responsible for delivering technical assistance to municipal and regional entities on a broad array of land use, code enforcement, development, environmental and infrastructure topics. The Planner also provides the ESRI’s GIS mapping services for the EMDC region. The Planner will join a department that employs a team approach, focusing on communication, integration with other EMDC programs, and outcomes.

Essential Functions

  • Provide technical planning and related assistance to municipal officials.
  • Work with local committees in drafting, review, and revision of local comprehensive, transportation and development plans that adhere to State and federal regulations, and other related materials.
  • Organize and facilitate meetings to engage local and regional stakeholders in planning processes.
  • Correctly and efficiently utilize and analyze demographic, economic, environmental, tabular and mapped sources of information for presentation in reports and to audiences in support of planning initiatives.
  • Attend meetings of local, regional, and state groups and committees, planning seminars, and conferences. This includes evening meetings.
  • Support efforts on Eastern Maine’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that reinforce EMDC’s designation as an Economic Development District (EDD).
  • Support efforts and activities of EMDC’s Regional Planning Commission.
  • Communicate and coordinate plans and projects with other EMDC staff, local and regional groups, and governmental agencies.
  • Prepare and update reports, plans, ordinances, and other planning-related documents as directed. Assist with contract management and grants development as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Working knowledge of the principles, practices, and applications of community and regional planning, transportation planning, municipal land use planning, code enforcement, and resiliency planning. Knowledge of transportation planning is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with local, state, and federal officials, and colleagues in other public and private agencies and institutions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to present technical information and planning concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences.
  • Up-to-date working knowledge of federal and state legislation, programs, regulations, and procedures related to planning and the particular area of specialization.
  • Working knowledge of GIS technology preferred.
  • Ability to organize and facilitate group and committee discussions leading to clear and identifiable outcomes.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, to organize and execute work assignments in a thorough and timely manner, to work under frequent time pressures and be able to keep several projects in progress at the same time.
  • Willingness to travel, and to attend frequent night meetings, using personal vehicle for business use (reimbursable).

Education/Experience

A minimum of a four-year college degree in urban, regional or transportation planning or related field is required. Experience in community planning; knowledge of the concepts, theories, principles, and practices of planning and economic development at the regional and local level. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

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.

Date:                            March 2022

Position Title:               Business Development Specialist

Division:                       Community & Business Services

Level:                           Level 4- Program Specialist

FLSA Status:                Exempt

Primary Office:             Bangor, Maine


Position Summary

The position of Business Development Specialist is responsible for delivering technical assistance to municipal and regional entities to support efforts on climate and energy projects aligned with the State Climate Action Plan (Maine Won’t Wait). The Community Resilience Coordinator will join a department that employs a team approach, focusing on communication, integration with other EMDC programs, and outcomes.

Essential Functions

  • Serves internal and external clients, partners, and the public in an honest, professional, ethical, effective, and efficient manner as a representative of EMDC. Maintains a thorough understanding of EMDC programs and services. Provides referrals and develops opportunities with businesses to utilize multiple services where appropriate.
  • Serves as a member of EMDC’s Economic Opportunity Response Team (EORT) and collaborates with other EMDC programs to provide integrated and comprehensive services to clients. Assists Program Managers as appropriate in direct service delivery, administration, and reporting for assigned programs. Provides regular and consistent reporting on the status of projects, anticipated problems or opportunities, and other information supporting EMDC and strengthening our services portfolio.
  • Create the Business Second Stage Growth program, develop programmatic tools and program of technical assistance.
  • Build a workshop strategy for informational and training platforms for: Planning for Private Investment; Second Stage Business Growth; Climate Resiliency Impacts to Business Growth; and, other training topics.
  • Work with EMDC’s Community Resilience Specialist to build resiliency plans that address potential climate change influences and interventions for businesses to mitigate future negative impacts.
  • Collaborate with EMDC staff to create a strategy to support efforts to secure capital investment. Build a network of private investors and gain working knowledge of EMDC Lending, private banking and Opportunity Zones.  Develop advantageous partnerships with local, state and national investment entities.
  • Identify businesses ready for second-stage growth using a program of marketing and education to business leadership.
  • Align business development efforts to Eastern Maine’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that reinforce EMDC’s designation as an Economic Development District (EDD).
  • Ensures projects and contracts are completed within a deadline and on budget. Works with subcontractors, interns, or other parties as needed. Is able to handle multiple tasks and stay focused. Is willing to learn new things, collaborate with others, and take initiative.
  • Prepare and update reports, plans, ordinances, and other planning-related documents as directed. Assist with contract management and grants development as needed.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Working knowledge of the principles, practices, and applications of community and regional business and economic development. Knowledge of climate resiliency planning and/or private investment is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with local, state, and federal officials, and colleagues in other public and private agencies and institutions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to present technical information and planning concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences.
  • Up-to-date working knowledge of federal and state legislation, programs, regulations, and procedures related to planning and the particular area of specialization.
  • Ability to organize and facilitate group and community discussions leading to clear and identifiable outcomes.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, to organize and execute work assignments in a thorough and timely manner, to work under frequent time pressures and be able to keep several projects in progress at the same time.
  • Willingness to travel, and to attend frequent night meetings, using personal vehicle for business use (reimbursable).

Education/Experience

A minimum of a four-year college degree preferably in business, economics or related field is required. Knowledge of the concepts, theories, principles, and practices of business and economic development at the regional and local level. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

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.

EMDC is seeking an accounting intern for the summer season. The start and end dates are flexible, based on EMDC’s and the intern’s availability.

To learn more or to apply, contact careers@emdc.org.

Date:                            2022
Position Title:               Disadvantaged Business Services Specialist – DBE
Division:                       PTAC

Level:                           Level 4—Program Specialist

FLSA Status:                Non-Exempt

Reports to:                  PTAC Director

Location:                      Flexible office locations within Maine


Position Summary

This position will implement the MaineDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Supportive Services (DBESS) program at EMDC. The objective of the DBE program in Maine is to level the playing field by providing small businesses owned by women, minority and other socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded highway contracts. This is accomplished by helping to make them better and stronger businesses as well as exposing them to procurement opportunities.

The Specialist will be responsible for developing relationships with current and potential DBE certified firms. The Specialist will conduct outreach, deliver programming, offer referrals, and connect businesses with appropriate resources.  The Specialist is the primary contact for all DBE Supportive Services clients, and will outreach to and represent other EMDC business services as appropriate.

Specific responsibilities include statewide promotion of the program, as well as one-on-one advising of business clients, which may include referrals to other service providers. This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to build professional relationships with service providers, government agencies, and prime contractors. You need to be a high energy person that loves meeting, talking with and helping people to be successful in this role. Knowledge and understanding of the existing services and service organizations that support the disadvantaged business community is a significant plus.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct outreach and promote the DBE program through participation in in-person and virtual events, with the twin objectives of raising awareness of the program and identifying potential new DBE firms
  • 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
  • Build relationships with businesses and deliver program orientation, counseling, and technical assistance services to DBE clients
  • Analyze business needs of current and potential DBE firms; develop custom tailored responses utilizing EMDC resources as well as federal, regional, and local resources as appropriate
  • Work with MaineDOT Office of Civil Rights personnel to properly implement the DBESS program
  • Develop and deliver workshops and webinars on topics of interest
  • Write and submit reports required by the agreement.  Maintain records and procedures for all tasks involved with the DBE contract
  • Supervise subcontractors, interns, or other third parties as needed to deliver services
  • 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 holding this position must demonstrate professionalism, have high energy, be enthusiastic, be highly motivated, value teamwork, have the ability to self-manage, and have problem-solving skills. The position also requires:

  • Strong technical skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, contact relationship management software, Photoshop, and other software programs
  • Strong writing and presentation skills, including presentations and reports
  • Ability to work independently, handling multiple tasks and staying focused
  • Willingness to learn new things and take the initiative on tasks
  • Ability to work well with Maine DBE clients, contractors, co-workers, and supervisor
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, both in an office and remotely
  • Willingness to work cooperatively with co-workers in all EMDC programs

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 experience advising small businesses. One year of experience managing a small business may be substituted for the general business advising experience. Preferred experience: Four years or more of advising and training disadvantaged small businesses how to perform in the government marketplace and/or how to build better internal organizations.

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 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.

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: 12-19-21
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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