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We are hiring talented and enthusiastic people who are committed to making a difference for homeless youth in Maine. For over 35 years, New Beginnings has helped children, teens, and young adults find safety, build connections, and access the opportunities for growth that they need to thrive.  Our comprehensive services prevent young people from becoming homeless, support struggling families, and help vulnerable youth grow into stable and healthy adults.

We value our dedicated employees, who create the caring and trusting relationships that are at the heart of our work and that bring about change. Our direct care staff play a critical role in the lives of the youth we serve. Putting New Beginnings’ mission into action is both challenging and rewarding, and we deeply appreciate how hard our employees work to help the youth in our programs become stable and healthy adults.

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What makes New Beginnings unique?

New Beginnings’ mix of funding sources allows us to serve youth in need, without charging for our services. Unlike many other service providers, our case managers, clinicians, and youth workers can meet clients’ needs without being “tied to the clock” or limiting their engagement to Medicaid-eligible appointments. Our staff work in a casual and respectful environment where they do what it takes to creatively support each youth or family as they work toward their goals.

New Beginnings’ innovative model of care is rooted in positive youth development and respect for the diverse stories and strengths of the people we serve. We utilize cutting-edge approaches and services that provide results and improve lives. New Beginnings provides extensive orientation and training to all new staff, as well as ongoing professional development over the course of their career with New Beginnings – including access to educational benefits such as tuition reimbursement for pursuing degrees or certifications related to their job.shelterUpsatirs_cropped

Our benefit package reflects our commitment to supporting our employees. We pay competitive wages, and all full-time employees are eligible for 100% health insurance, generous paid time off, agency contributions to a retirement account, and many other benefits with a monetary value averaging over $10,000 per employee.

Now is the time to have an impact.

We are in the midst of a period of positive change. Our agency headquarters and expanded Youth Drop-in Center are located in the heart of Lewiston, with program sites in Androscoggin, Kennebec, and Franklin counties. Our new Executive Director, Board, and experienced management team are poised to develop and implement a new strategic plan that will increase our capacity and bring our services to nine counties in Maine.

Joining New Beginnings now is an opportunity to be a part of planning and growth. We have a long history of providing innovative and nationally-recognized services for youth at risk for homelessness – including housing, family mediation, street outreach, and the only 24-hour emergency youth shelter in the state.

We’re looking for leaders with creative problem solving skills who are motivated to try new strategies. As part of our team, you can help more young people achieve results and become healthy and successful adults. New Beginnings is seeking candidates who represent the diversity of the communities we serve with the vision and ambition to strengthen and expand our programs and agency. Join us!

If you care about building a brighter future with vulnerable youth and families in Maine, we encourage you to take a look at our current job openings below. We look forward to hearing from you!


New Beginnings is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We encourage applications from people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans persons; and those with personal or professional experience with homelessness and/or high-poverty communities. 

Download New Beginnings’ Employment Application (MS Word 45KB).


OPEN POSITIONS – FULL TIME:

Benefits: We offer competitive wages with full benefits: health, dental, vision, life, disability, long-term care, 403b retirement plan – and 33 days/year of earned benefit time to start. 

Scroll Down to see postings for the below FT positions:

  • Office Manager
  • Development & Marketing Coordinator
  • Accountant
  • Youth Outreach Worker
  • Awake Night – Emergency Shelter

Office Manager

Description: New Beginnings is seeking a full time Office Manager for our agency headquarters in Lewiston. We are a growing non-profit agency seeking an individual who can help build our organizations’ capacity and create efficiencies in our current systems. The Office Manager will coordinate the day to day operations of our agency offices and develop administrative processes and procedures that can grow with the organization. This position has a broad range of skills and responsibilities that include but are not limited to: office management, vendor liaison, reception, maintaining agency files, and recruitment and HR functions.

We’re seeking an experienced administrative professional with the willingness to collaborate and the ability to see the big picture while developing detailed plans and systems. The successful candidate will have exceptional organizational, verbal and written communication skills, strong analytical and math skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and interact warmly and respectfully with staff, vendors, donors, and clients.

The Office Manager will be accountable to the senior management team and have responsibilities across several departments. Typical job responsibilities include managing our central office operations, supervision of an administrative assistant, reception, and performing various financial, human resources, and clerical duties. This position deals with high level confidential matters that require a superior degree of professionalism in a sensitive environment.

Requirements: Minimum of four years’ administrative office experience required, including excellent reception/phone skills and experience managing office equipment. High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree, post-secondary certificate, or degree in office management or related area preferred. Prior nonprofit and supervision experience preferred. Excellent Windows-based computer skills required, including Microsoft Office and spreadsheet experience. Familiarity with basic personnel policy procedures and confidentiality regulations. Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple demands and expectations are essential. Willingness to learn new skills and cross-train others in a small office environment. Ability to respond well to close supervision as well as work independently and manage and complete projects as assigned. Some financial/AP and/or human resources experience a plus!

Contact Information: Chris Bicknell, Executive Director, New Beginnings 134 College Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240
Fax: 207-795-4080
Apply by email: search@newbeginmaine.org

 


Development and Marketing Coordinator

Description: The Development and Marketing Coordinator is supervised by and works closely with the Director of Development to implement the agency’s fundraising and marketing plans with the goal of increasing private support for New Beginnings. We’re seeking someone who is highly motivated, mission-focused, and ready to take on new challenges – with excellent social media savvy and interpersonal communication skills that can be leveraged to tell the story of New Beginnings.

The Development and Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for distilling our mission, goals and outcomes into persuasive branding and marketing tools designed to increase our visibility, donor/volunteer base and revenues. The Coordinator will have primary responsibility for annual fundraising, special campaigns, events, newsletters, online content, donor database, and marketing/promotional materials.

The successful candidate will have experience with meeting and exceeding fundraising goals through engaging messaging and storytelling to show impact and generate community support. This position has significant social networking responsibilities as well as electronic record-keeping and developing print materials. They will also assist with grants management and grant writing and implementing annual and long-term development.

Requirements: A minimum of 2 years’ experience in non-profit development work and/or successful fundraising. Bachelor’s degree is required; professional certification or continuing education preferred. Extensive related experience may be substituted for degree.  Excellent speaking, writing, and design skills; organization and attention to detail; and motivation to work both independently and as a team. Significant office work experience is required, including excellent Windows-based computer, word processing, layout, mail merge, Excel, and web/social media skills.

CRM/donor database experience, data analysis, graphic design, photography/video skills, valid driver’s license, and prior supervisory experience preferred. Familiarity with youth development, homeless programs, or advocacy are also a plus! This position is based in New Beginnings’ Lewiston, ME agency offices with some local travel required; driver’s license and good driving record preferred.

Please note: Candidates selected to interview will be required to submit marketing and writing samples as part of the hiring process.

Contact Information:
Rachel Spencer-Reed, Development Director, New Beginnings 134 College Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240

Fax: 207-795-4080
Apply by email: rachel@newbeginmaine.org


Accountant

Description: Utilizes accounting and Excel spreadsheet software to accurately maintain all general ledger accounts, prepare payroll, process accounts payable, reconcile bank statements, conduct monthly and year-end closing procedures, and prepare and analyze monthly financial statements using generally accepted accounting principles.  This position deals with high level confidential matters that require a superior degree of professionalism in an extremely sensitive environment.  This position requires the ability to self-direct and complete projects as assigned.

Requirements: A minimum of two years of experience working in a financial environment with payroll experience. Non profit experience helpful. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with 2 years experience.

Contact Information:
Janet O’Connor, Financial Director, New Beginnings 134 College Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240

Fax: 207-795-4080
Apply by email: janet@newbeginmaine.org


Youth Outreach Worker

Description: New Beginnings Outreach Program in downtown Lewiston offers a wide range of services for youth ages 14-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Outreach Worker duties include: case management, staffing a drop-in center, group work, and street outreach. Some early evening hours are required.

Requirements: This position requires the ability to create trusting relationships with homeless youth in a non-traditional setting that promotes healthy youth development. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team; creativity, energy, and flexibility are essential. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.  EOE. We value a diverse staff

Bachelor’s degree in a related field required with a minimum of a year’s experience working with at-risk youth.  Two year’s experience is preferred. Background or experience in mental health/trauma, substance use/abuse, or adolescent sexuality would be helpful.

Contact Information:
Marc Madore, Outreach Program Director, New Beginnings 134 College Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240

Fax: 207-795-4098
Apply by email: marc@newbeginmaine.org 


Full Time Awake Night – Emergency Shelter

Description: New Beginnings Emergency Shelter has been operating for over thirty years providing a safe structured environment for youth ages 12-19.  Our staff work in partnership with youth and families to resolve conflict through mediation, working on communications skills, or securing an alternative placement. Working in conjunction with other providers, we make referrals for in home support services, counseling, substance abuse counseling and psychological evaluations.

Requirements: Duties include supervision of youth, general office tasks, behavior management, house cleaning and laundry. This is a 32 – 35 hour position with full-time benefits.  EOE. We value a diverse staff

High School Diploma or GED is required. College level education preferred.  Experience working with youth preferred.

Contact Information:
Marian Carney, Shelter Director, New Beginnings 491 Main Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240

Fax: 207-795-4072
Apply by email: marian@newbeginmaine.org 

 


 OPEN POSITIONS – PART TIME:


 Emergency Shelter Youthworker – Part-Time

Description: Duties include direct supervision of youth, case management, life skills instruction and facilitation of recreational activities. Schedule involves some evenings, overnights and weekend hours.

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalency is required, bachelor’s degree in a human services related field preferred.

Contact Information:
Rosie Moreau, Program Coordinator, New Beginnings 491 Main Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240

Fax: 207-795-4072
Apply by email: rosie@newbeginmaine.org


Relief Staff

Substitute positions are often available in our residential programs.

Email info@newbeginmaine.org to find our about current openings or to submit your resume for consideration.


 New Beginnings is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We encourage applications from people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans persons; and those with personal or professional experience with homelessness and/or high-poverty communities.

Download the New Beginnings Job Application here:  NB Application for employment (MS Word 45KB)