Job Opportunities

  • Jun 11, 2020
  • Ashley McCurry, Executive Director



Operations Manager – Emerge Maine

Emerge Maine is seeking a flexible part-time Operations Manager to manage the logistics around our training programs, alumnae activities, and communications programs. 

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to oversee and manage complex projects simultaneously, a positive track record seeking out and building collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders, and will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should be able to handle the logistical details of simultaneous campaigns, objectives, and projects. This position is an opportunity to engage with elected officials, non-profit leaders, and candidates across the state to build the movement towards equitable gender representation at all levels of government.


About Emerge Maine


Emerge Maine is the state’s premier training program for Democratic women interested in elected office at the federal, state and local level. We recruit and train women to run – and win. We work closely with policymakers, nonprofits, business leaders, and candidates to ensure women from all backgrounds have a seat at the table in Maine’s political system and government, and we have a reputation for being one of the leading political organizations in the state. We have 300 alumni and support 45+ emerge graduates on the ballot this year. 


Emerge Maine’s signature program is a six-month training fellowship that provides 70 hours of training for future candidates. We also administer two-day boot camps and alumna engagement activities over the course of the year. We provide a network of support and coach each of our current candidates to ensure their success. 


What You’ll Do


The Operations Manager will work remotely with a flexible schedule and report to the Executive Director. This position will be responsible for coordinating on logistics, our training program, and then supporting Democratic candidates. 


Coordinate Training Programs and Logistics:

  • Support the Executive Director and Board in recruiting and reviewing applicants for all training programs
  • Coordinate all logistics for in-person and webinar-based training for the class of 2021
  • Work with the Executive Director to coordinate communications, social media, and programming
  • Develop communication templates for venues, training, and information for class


Manage Alumnae Activities:

  • Support alumnae mentorship & recruitment efforts
  • Design and conduct outreach for alumnae secondary education trainings
  • Develop strong working relationships with our alumnae across the state
  • Manage and update the alumnae databases


Support External & Internal Communications:

  • Disseminate cutting-edge content via our digital channels including social and email
  • Work with the Executive Director to manage the website and keep it up-to-date
  • Manage list-growth initiatives as directed by the Executive Director



The Operations Manager must be committed to supporting Democratic women running for elected office and committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and political systems.  Candidates will exhibit the skills and experience necessary to execute the responsibilities of the position including, but not limited to: 

  • Strong project management skills with experience in managing competing priorities
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • A results-oriented, independent worker with attention to detail  
  • Volunteer or paid experience in a political campaign or electoral issue-based work

Benefits and Compensation

The Operations Manager will work an average of 30 hours per week. The hourly range is from $20 – $25 per hour and commensurate with experience. Benefits include 2 weeks of paid vacation annually, sick leave, and holidays.  This job can be done from home or a co-working space.  

We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and political system. Recruiting staff that better reflects Maine is a priority and we encourage applicants of all cultures, races, physical abilities,  ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and all other identities represented in Maine or protected by law to apply. Women of color and LGBTQ people are highly encouraged to apply. 


How to apply


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through July 8th, 2020. Please upload a letter of interest and your resume here.


Questions can be directed to Ashley McCurry, Executive Director at