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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

Position Summary

The Workforce Development Specialist will be responsible for outreach with potential employers, identify their workforce needs, and identify job placement and career opportunities for Workforce customers. The Specialist will coordinate these visits and ensure that all employment leads are followed up on. This position is also responsible for developing On-The-Job Training (“OJT”) and Work Experience opportunities, as well as serve as Career Advisors assisting customers with career exploration, mock interviewing, resume and cover letter reviews, and job placement possibilities. The Workforce Development Specialist will also provide direct delivery of services to customers from application through job placement and follow-up.  In the role as an advisor the Workforce Development Specialist will work with customers to develop and execute employment and training plans, utilizing appropriate resources and support services per program guidelines.

Application Deadline

  • Accepting applications now through August 27th.

Essential Functions

  • Serves clients, partners, and government agencies in an honest, professional, ethical, effective and efficient manner as a representative of EMDC.
  • Develops relationships with employers in the Tri-County area.
  • Markets all workforce resources available to employers, including OJT, Work Experience, and Apprenticeship.
  • Develop and deliver Work Ready training as a certified facilitator.
  • Develop employment leads and opportunities for workforce customers.
  • Maintain database of potential employers.
  • Maintains awareness and documentation of labor market information, relevant legislation and policy, and best practices in the field.
  • Builds partnerships and maintains relationships with related educational institutions and community or government agencies.
  • Assist with coordination and delivery of informational sessions, focus groups, and other special events.
  • Completes intake applications and evaluates employment potential of applicants; provides employment-focused career advising services to enrolled customers; makes enrollment decisions in consultation with management.
  • Administers career plans for customers, including financial planning/projections support services or training, and reconciling essential needs.
  • Strategizes recruitment of quality enrollments; assists customers and evaluates systems to ensure that training, employment, education, and program performance goals are being met.
  • Delivers, coordinates, and facilitates youth programming, including: work readiness, Career Compass, and other group program cohorts.
  • Facilitates group presentations; leads large and small groups, informational sessions, focus groups, or other special events.
  • Develops work experiences and work sites for students and cultivates employer relationships; creates partnerships with local colleges and universities, adult education, DHHS, Vocational Rehab, and high schools; participates in community meetings.
  • Maintains excellent documentation and attention to detail; utilizes Maine Job Link to record and capture required data for programming and monitoring need.

Job Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated background working within, or as a partner, with the regional healthcare sector or technical or administrative healthcare positions.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well with customers, co-workers, and supervisor.
  • Understanding of Workforce Investment Act and successor programs.
  • Ability to deliver presentations and facilitate conversations with small groups of customers and businesses.
  • Valid driver’s license required with regular access to own reliable vehicle.
  • Regular attendance required.

Core Competencies

  • Computer skills: Skilled in the use of computers, adapt to new technology, learns new programs quickly, uses computers to improve productivity.
  • Customer service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates effectively, handles service problems politely and efficiently, maintains availability, follows procedure to solve customer 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, 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, has good listening skills.
  • Customer Focus: Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.
  • Initiative: Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.
  • Listening Skills: Listens attentively to others, asks clarifying questions, actively listens, stays open to other viewpoints, and manages distractions and interruptions.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis: Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.
  • Results Focus: Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.

Education/Experience

A degree in education, social work, human services, public administration or other related field required. Prior experience working with small businesses 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.

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.

The Finance Director 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 should apply with a resume and cover letter specifying salary requirements to:

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is seeking to fill the position of Commercial Loan Officer.  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.

The Commercial Loan Officer will establish mutually beneficial relationships with external partners, including: commercial banking officers; state and federal agencies such as the SBA, USDA, EDA, and Finance Authority of Maine (FAME); and non-profit organizations such as SCORE and SBDC. The candidate chosen to fill this position will originate commercial loans, analyze financial statements and business plans, and work with business partners on participation loans.

Applicants for the position should have the following qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; minimum of two years of comprehensive commercial lending experience, including strong financial analysis skills; proven track record of building relationships, determining client needs, and generating and closing loan deals; excellent written and verbal presentation skills; and firsthand knowledge of SBA’s Community Advantage 7(a) and 504 loan programs as well as economic development revolving loan funds would be ideal.

Eastern Maine Development Corporation is headquartered in Bangor, Maine. For this position, EMDC will consider a remote work location in Maine (with in-state travel) for qualified candidates.

Interested applicants should apply with a resume and cover letter specifying salary requirements to:

Lee Umphrey
President and CEO
LUmphrey@emdc.org

Position Summary

The Workforce Development Specialist will be responsible for outreach with potential employers, identify their workforce needs, and identify job placement and career opportunities for Workforce customers. The Specialist will coordinate these visits and ensure that all employment leads are followed up on. This position is also responsible for developing On-The-Job Training (“OJT”) and Work Experience opportunities, as well as serve as Career Advisors assisting customers with career exploration, mock interviewing, resume and cover letter reviews, and job placement possibilities. The Workforce Development Specialist will also provide direct delivery of services to customers from application through job placement and follow-up.  In the role as an advisor the Workforce Development Specialist will work with customers to develop and execute employment and training plans, utilizing appropriate resources and support services per program guidelines.

Application Deadline

  • Accepting applications now through August 27th.

Essential Functions

  • Serves clients, partners, and government agencies in an honest, professional, ethical, effective and efficient manner as a representative of EMDC.
  • Develops relationships with employers in the Tri-County area.
  • Markets all workforce resources available to employers, including OJT, Work Experience, and Apprenticeship.
  • Develop and deliver Work Ready training as a certified facilitator.
  • Develop employment leads and opportunities for workforce customers.
  • Maintain database of potential employers.
  • Maintains awareness and documentation of labor market information, relevant legislation and policy, and best practices in the field.
  • Builds partnerships and maintains relationships with related educational institutions and community or government agencies.
  • Assist with coordination and delivery of informational sessions, focus groups, and other special events.
  • Completes intake applications and evaluates employment potential of applicants; provides employment-focused career advising services to enrolled customers; makes enrollment decisions in consultation with management.
  • Administers career plans for customers, including financial planning/projections support services or training, and reconciling essential needs.
  • Strategizes recruitment of quality enrollments; assists customers and evaluates systems to ensure that training, employment, education, and program performance goals are being met.
  • Delivers, coordinates, and facilitates youth programming, including: work readiness, Career Compass, and other group program cohorts.
  • Facilitates group presentations; leads large and small groups, informational sessions, focus groups, or other special events.
  • Develops work experiences and work sites for students and cultivates employer relationships; creates partnerships with local colleges and universities, adult education, DHHS, Vocational Rehab, and high schools; participates in community meetings.
  • Maintains excellent documentation and attention to detail; utilizes Maine Job Link to record and capture required data for programming and monitoring need.

Job Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated background working within, or as a partner, with the regional healthcare sector or technical or administrative healthcare positions.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well with customers, co-workers, and supervisor.
  • Understanding of Workforce Investment Act and successor programs.
  • Ability to deliver presentations and facilitate conversations with small groups of customers and businesses.
  • Valid driver’s license required with regular access to own reliable vehicle.
  • Regular attendance required.

Core Competencies

  • Computer skills: Skilled in the use of computers, adapt to new technology, learns new programs quickly, uses computers to improve productivity.
  • Customer service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates effectively, handles service problems politely and efficiently, maintains availability, follows procedure to solve customer 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, 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, has good listening skills.
  • Customer Focus: Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.
  • Initiative: Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.
  • Listening Skills: Listens attentively to others, asks clarifying questions, actively listens, stays open to other viewpoints, and manages distractions and interruptions.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis: Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.
  • Results Focus: Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.

Education/Experience

A degree in education, social work, human services, public administration or other related field required. Prior experience working with small businesses 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: September 2020
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
Position Title: Senior Workforce Development Specialist – COVID-19 DWG Project Manager
Division: Workforce
Level: Level 3- Senior Staff
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Director of Workforce Services
Primary Office: Lewiston


Position Summary

The Senior Workforce Development Specialist – COVID-19 DWG Project Manager is responsible for managing the delivery of career services and related outreach to potential job seekers who have been impacted by COVID-19 in the Lewiston-Auburn area. The position will develop and implement a process to identify, assess and enroll individuals who are in need of basic career services and other community based services such as housing assistance, transportation assistance, health care assistance and other services addressing basic needs. Fundamental responsibilities include providing career assessment, exploration, planning, development and support and assisting enrollees in successfully accesses community resources resulting in sustainable employment. The Senior Workforce Development Specialist – COVID-19 DWG Project Manager will act as a supervisor and mentor for a team of three Peer Mentors other workforce staff in the delivery of career services to job seekers and to employers.

Essential Functions

  • Serves clients, partners, and government agencies in an honest, professional, ethical, effective and efficient manner as a representative of EMDC.
  • Provides team leadership and mentoring to Career Advisors and other workforce staff
  • Develops relationships with partners, referral sources and employers in EMDC’s service area.
  • Provides all workforce career and training services to eligible job seekers and employers, including OJT, Work Experience, and Apprenticeship.
  • Develops and deliver career services to job seekers including career assessments, career exploration and job readiness services.
  • Develops employment leads and opportunities for workforce customers.
  • Maintains awareness and documentation of labor market information, relevant legislation and policy, and best practices in the field.
  • Builds partnerships and maintains relationships with related educational institutions and community or government agencies.
  • Assists with coordination and delivery of informational sessions, focus groups, and other special events.
  • Is fully capable of using our Workforce database to track individual efforts and expenditures for each customer.
  • Is fully capable of guiding enrolled customers through the life cycle of career advising from assessments to career attainment.
  • Is totally familiar with community partners and the resources they can offer to our customers to enable greater success in the workplace.

Job Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well with customers, co-workers, and supervisor.
  • Understanding of Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act and related programs.
  • Ability to deliver presentations and facilitate conversations with small groups of customers and businesses.

 

  • Valid driver’s license required with regular access to own reliable vehicle.
  • Understanding of the local labor market including opportunities, pay structures and application requirements.

Core Competencies

  • Computer skills: Skilled in the use of computers, adapt to new technology, learns new programs quickly, uses computers to improve productivity.
  • Customer service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates effectively, handles service problems politely and efficiently, maintains availability, follows procedure to solve customer 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, 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, has good listening skills.
  • Customer Focus: Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.
  • Initiative: Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.
  • Listening Skills: Listens attentively to others, asks clarifying questions, actively listens, stays open to other viewpoints, and manages distractions and interruptions.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis: Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.
  • Results Focus: Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.

Education/Experience

A degree in education, social work, human services, public administration or other related field required.  Prior experience working with small businesses 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: 2020
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
Position Title: Peer Navigator – COVID-19 DWG
Division: Workforce
Level: Level 5- Program Staff
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Reports To: Director of Workforce Services
Primary Office: Lewiston


Position Summary

Peer Navigators 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 work closely with eligible, target populations under U.S. Department of Labor funded programming to conduct program outreach, provide client services and link clients to necessary supports.  Peer Navigators offer encouragement and emotional support, facilitate connections to information, and provide a supportive role in assisting with referrals to community resources. In addition, Peer Navigators will help those impacted by COVID-19 in accessing other needed resources, such as shelter, food and transportation – necessary to reintegrate into life, work and community. Position is for a maximum of 12 months.

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.
  • Establish and maintain contact with each participant to assess his/her situation and determine need for support services.
  • Assist service provider case managers, and others with client follow up, group workshops and other grant-related activities.
  • Participate in ongoing training activities specific to the project and the work of Peer Navigators
  • 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.
  • 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 dislocation or long term unemployment.

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.

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 . 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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