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Outreach and Development Specialist, Maine Aquaculture Association

The Maine Aquaculture Association (MAA), is a nonprofit trade association that advocates for
the state’s aquatic farmers. Our members grow fish, shellfish, and sea vegetables using a variety
of methods. Our infrastructure members provide goods and services to the sector. MAA focuses
on farmer training, business support, working waterfront advocacy, public outreach and
education, and the development of innovative and proactive best management practices. MAA
is seeking to fill a position that works to build capacity for the organization and strengthen the
Maine aquaculture community through community outreach and farmer engagement.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Outreach and Development Specialist will
perform the following duties:
● Actively work to build strategic relationships within Maine’s coastal community,
including but not limited to aquaculture stakeholders, coastal residents, elected officials,
and the commercial fishing community
● Conduct community outreach activities including listening sessions, in-person site visits,
phone/video calls, webinars, and emails
● Develop new educational materials and conduct outreach activities in collaboration with
the Communications Director
● Assist the Communications Director with social media and website management,
marketing, and general communications
● Lead the planning and execution of public outreach events in collaboration with MAA
staff and Board of Directors
● Field membership inquiries and actively recruit new members; lead and optimize the
membership onboarding process in collaboration with the Office Manager and Executive
● Administer services to members that align with their needs and membership level
● Undertake special projects and duties as necessary in cooperation with staff
● Keep track of work activities and outcomes; prepare end of year report to funding
agencies in collaboration with staff

Salary range: $43-$50K annually, commensurate with experience
Location: 339 Water St, Gardiner, Maine
Start date: June 1st, 2023
Benefits: 2 weeks paid vacation plus 10 paid holidays and flexible PTO, monthly HSA

Deadline: applications submitted prior to April 28th, 2023 will be given priority. Those
submitted after will be considered on a rolling basis.
The Maine Aquaculture Association is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Job Type: Staff
  • Application deadline: 04/28/2023
  • Organization: Maine Aquaculture Association
  • Qualifications: A successful candidate will have the following qualifications and attributes: ● 1-3 years experience working in sales, communications, marketing, or membership organizations ● Bachelor’s degree in sales, marketing, communications, aquaculture or related field ● Experience planning and executing in person events, digital marketing campaigns, and community outreach activities ● At least one year of project management experience ● Customer service experience and/or strong interpersonal skills ● Organized, detail oriented, professional, energetic, and diligent ● Highly motivated self-starter with a strong ability to generate creative solutions ● Willingness to learn from and contribute to a dynamic, mission-driven team ● Excellent written and verbal communication skills ● Skills and experience working in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Wordpress and all major social media platforms in a professional capacity ● Excited about supporting and working alongside Maine’s aquaculture producers and broader seafood community ● Ability to travel somewhat frequently, primarily within Maine ● Comfortable spending time on the ocean in boats, on docks, etc. ● Ability to lift at least 50 lbs Preferred but not required: ● Experience campaigning, grassroots organizing and/or community building ● Experience in seafood, aquaculture/fisheries, marine biology or related field
  • How to apply: To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to with the subject line: Outreach and Development Specialist
  • Location: Gardiner, ME
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Contact Information

Afton Vigue
Maine Aquaculture Association

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