New Beginnings is a nonprofit agency focused on improving the lives of runaway and homeless youth. Our Mission is to partner with youth to create lasting change, so all youth have a safe place to live and opportunities to grow. Each year, New Beginnings provides 700 children, teens, adults with opportunities for the SAFETY, CONNECTION, and GROWTH that all people need to thrive.

Join our team.

We are hiring talented and enthusiastic people who are committed to making a difference for homeless youth in Maine. Whether a young person is facing a night on the streets for the very first time or has been surviving on their own for years, New Beginnings can help. Since 1980, we have worked with teens, young adults, their families, and other providers to ensure that vulnerable youth in Maine have access to the safe housing, supportive services, and connections to caring relationships that they need to become healthy and stable adults.

What makes New Beginnings unique?

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.

Other benefits include: 

  • 100% Agency Paid Health Insurance Coverage for Employees
  • Affordable Dental Insurance Coverage
  • Life Insurance, Disability, and Long-Term Care
  • 33 Days of Accrued Earned Time per Year
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan

Now is the time you can 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 Executive Director, Board, and experienced management team are implementing an agency restructuring that will increase our capacity to serve the vulnerable youth of Maine. Joining New Beginnings now is an opportunity to be a part of that planning and growth.

We’re looking for leaders with creative problem-solving skills who are motivated to try new strategies. 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!

Job Openings

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.