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Program Specialist and Facilitator

Maine Boys to Men

Maine Boys to Men (MB2M) is seeking an experienced Program Specialist/Facilitator to deliver our nationally recognized Reducing Sexism and Violence Programs (RSVP). MB2M is based in Falmouth, Maine, and our mission is to end all forms of male violence and self-harm and to advance gender equity by supporting the development of self-aware, empathetic boys and men. Founded in 1998, MB2M provides direct programming that empowers youth and adults to bring positive change to their communities. Our unique set of experiential workshops, rooted in a broader view of masculinity, give all people the power to notice and intervene in potentially harmful situations long before they become violent. Our dedicated team, board leaders, and volunteers have created a growing and robust organization that offers high impact programming in the state of Maine and beyond.

 

Our Organization

Maine Boys to Men is changing boys’ lives in ways that will positively impact boys and those around them for the rest of their lives. We challenge the destructive aspects of masculinity that are a root cause of injustice, self-harm, and violence. With over 22 years of experience, we offer one of the most comprehensive gender-based violence prevention programs in the world; these programs start with the healthy development of boys and extend through adulthood. Importantly, we are committed to deepening our understanding of complex dynamics at the intersection of gender, race, class, and sexuality.

 

The Ideal Program Specialist/Facilitator Candidate

  • Is courageously committed to ending male violence and self-harm.
  • Understands the concepts of mattering, empathy, connection, and belonging and the role they play in violence prevention.
  • Has knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of domestic violence, teen dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.
  • Loves working directly with youth and adults.
  • Has excellent in-person and online facilitation skills
  • Desires to work within an organization that is committed to delivering an exceptional experience to all of its stakeholders. 

Job Responsibilities

Program Facilitation and Delivery:

Oversee and deliver key programs areas such as:

  • Middle school RSVP
  • High school RSVP
  • Youth Advisory Council
  • Educators, coaches, and youth-serving adults RSVP
  • “Generations of Change” fatherhood RSVP

Program Management for RSVP Programs:

  • Identify and respond to opportunities to promote our work within schools and throughout communities to ensure continued strong demand for our programs
  • Schedule workshops, assign staffing, and participate in successful program delivery and related follow-up
  • Lead the training and development of facilitators, including volunteers and partners
  • Ensure consistent collection of program data and propose program enhancements based on data review and analysis
  • Identify grant opportunities and participate in the application process in pursuit of local and national funding by providing program input, evaluation data, relevant research, and testimonials

Marketing:

  • Identify speaking opportunities for MB2M and present at a variety of conferences and workshops to increase awareness of our programming, its importance and impact
  • Assist in developing, designing, and creating marketing materials in support of our programming and social media presence

Compensation

  • The position is full-time with a competitive starting salary range of $37,500–$40,000, commensurate with relevant experience. MB2M offers partial-pay health insurance and short-term disability insurance. We offer three weeks of paid time off and 12 holidays.

Education, Training & Other Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree preferred and two year’s relevant youth service required.
  • Interest in adolescent development and engaging boys and men in violence prevention.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of domestic, teen dating, stalking, and sexual violence.
  • Experience with curriculum development and/or violence prevention theories and practices.
  • Strong public speaking and group facilitation skills with youth and adult audiences both in person and online.
  • Experience with program marketing and relationship building.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills as well as the ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including strong listening skills.
  • Commitment to promoting shared leadership across the organization and actively contributing to a highly supportive and effective work culture.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and understand the concepts of teaming.
  • Sense of humor, integrity, and strong work ethic.
  • Digital fluency and ease moving between multiple platforms including Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Slack, Dropbox, and Zoom.
  • Familiarity with the Maine community and social service organizations as well as schools.
  • Reliable transportation and willingness to travel within the state (valid Maine driver’s license and automobile insurance) to support 50%-75% field time delivering programs. 

Organizational Culture

Maine Boys to Men is a courageously committed team of people who harness the power of youth and adults to advance gender equity and end all forms of male violence and self-harm.

 

We aspire to be the best at what we do and we believe we work better together. We have open communication and personal connections which enable us to apply all of our voices in service of our vision.

 

We treat each other with impeccable respect and over-communicate as often as possible. We practice shared leadership and accountability with equal voice. We all pitch in and help where needed.


Our work and relationships to each other are rooted in vulnerability, connection, empathy and belonging. We acknowledge setbacks and understand that challenges are inevitable; we mine mistakes for new learning.

 

We are becoming known for our ability to create change with support and connection in the world. Things move fast here. We are efficient and prepared and we offer programming with high value and impact.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

 

All job offers are contingent upon successful background checks.

Additional Job Information

Providing a salary range is a practice that models transparency and is one recommended strategy for advancing equitable compensation. 
$37,500–$40,000
Full-Time
June 15, 2021
Portland Area
Falmouth

Application Details

Send a resume; a cover letter specifically describing your job experience and addressing the above qualifications; and three professional references by email to Heidi Randall, executive director, at Heidi@maineboystomen.org
5/21/2021
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