Maine Equal Justice is hiring!

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Moxie is all about having courage and determination, and our mission to end poverty and improve the lives of Mainers with low income takes plenty of it. We are looking for someone with moxie to join our legal assistance team part-time (21 hours/week at $20/hour with prorated benefits). The Moxie Case Coach will help Mainers with low income navigate Maine’s safety net programs, like food supplement, general assistance, TANF, and MaineCare.

Please consider applying if you …

  • Know first-hand what it means to live in poverty or need public benefits to get by.
  • Want to work with Mainers living in poverty to help them meet their basic needs.
  • See that individual problems are often actually systemic problems and want to find lasting solutions that make it better for everyone.
  • Listen and communicate well with people from lots of different backgrounds – on the phone, in person, and in writing.
  • Are a strong advocate and creative problem-solver.
  • Believe that access to food, health care, and other basic needs for every person is a human right.

Maine Equal Justice Partners is a nonprofit legal aid provider located in Augusta, whose mission is to find solutions to poverty and improve the lives of people with low income in Maine. 

We:

  • Advocate for fair public policies in the legislature and with governmental agencies;
  • Provide direct legal services and representation through impact litigation on systemic issues; and
  • Partner with diverse low-income communities and agencies through outreach, organizing, and education. 

Maine Equal Justice Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other consideration prohibited by law. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace that values diversity and inclusion and reflects the diversity of our communities. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and current/former recipients of public assistance, or those who have grown up in or experienced poverty are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send us a letter and resumé as email attachments by July 9, 2018. We may ask you for references and writing samples if we invite you to an interview. Please send application materials to jsanborn@mejp.org.

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