Careers

We have a number of open positions.

Internships

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Community Impact
  • Office Assistant

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Job Title:  Accounting Intern   

Reports to: Accounting Clerk & Contract CFO 

Purpose: The position of the Accounting Intern is to provide support to United Way of Eastern Maine’s Accounting Clerk and contract Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  This intern will work part time in the UWEM Office (700 Main St, Suite 1, Bangor) for 10 to 20 hours per week. The schedule is flexible. 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Accounts Payable bill posting. 
  • Issuing checks, and/or assembling vendor bills to checks for signature. 
  • Processing and importing batch AP vendor transactions (Designations/Allocations) into QuickBooks 
  • Bank reconciliation or electronic bank feeds reconciliation. 
  • Setup excel spreadsheets (as needed) and if the intern has exceptional excel skills refining some of our existing tools. 
  • Filing and opening mail. 
  • Posting adjusting journal entries. 
  • Understanding the pledge process – Andar as an external subsidiary ledger and the relationship to Quick Books. 
  • Work on special projects and assignments as needed. 
  • Support planning and implementation of UWEM events as needed. 

Benefits: 

  • Supervision and evaluation to support course credit as needed. 
  • Broad based experience in a fast paced Health and Human Service organization. 
  • Develop relationships and connections to benefit future employment. 
  • Reference upon successful completion of service. 
  • Mileage reimbursement available for work related travel. 
  • Stipend may be awarded at the end of each semester of the internship for outstanding work. 

Specific Skills: The successful candidate will be proficient with Quick Books as well as Microsoft OfficeCandidate must have a strong oral and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail. Be positive, friendly, self-motivated, and have an ability to work successfully in a team environment. 

Compensation: This part time internship offers a chance to gain valuable experience, receive a reference upon successful completion, and be awarded a $500 stipend per semester for outstanding work. The option to stay on for multiple semesters available.  

 Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to hr@unitedwayem.org with the subject “Accounting Intern.” 

 

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Job Title:  Marketing Intern   

Purpose: The position of the Marketing Intern is to provide support to United Way of Eastern Maine’s Marketing and Events Manager with everything from materials design to website updating, social media, and events coordination This intern will work part time in the UWEM Office for 10 to 20 hours per week. The schedule is flexible. 

Reports to: Marketing and Events  Manager 

Location: 700 Main Street, Suite 1 Bangor Maine 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Update and create collateral materials including posters, flyers, ads, rack cards, etc. 
    Adhering to United Way’s brand guidelines. Work with all departments on specific needs.  
  • Maintain and update social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
  • Work  with  UWEM Staff to create a weekly list of updates . Monitor best times to post and respond as needed to requests.  
  • Maintain and update website. 
  • Assist in creation of e-newsletters. 
  • Work on special projects and assignments as needed. 
  • Support planning and implementation of UWEM events as needed. 

Benefits: 

  • Supervision and evaluation to support course credit as needed. 
  • Broad based experience in a fastpaced Health and Human Service organization. 
  • Develop relationships and connections to benefit future employment. 
  • Reference upon successful completion of service. 
  • Mileage reimbursement available for work related travel.

Specific Skills: The successful candidate will be proficient with Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop,  Microsoft Office as well as a working knowledge of social media platformsVideo experience welcomed but not required. Candidate must have a strong oral and written communication skills. Be energetic and selfmotivated, outgoing and have an ability to work successfully in a team environment. 

Compensation: This part time internship offers a chance to gain valuable experience, receive a reference upon successful completion, and be awarded a $500 stipend per semester for outstanding work. 

Apply by submitting a cover letter, portfolio and resume to hr@unitedwayem.org with the subject “Marketing Intern”

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Job Title: Community Impact Intern

GENERAL SUMMARY: Responsible for researching, developing executing and supporting activities associated with Community Impact projects and initiatives.  This intern will work part time in the UWEM Office (700 Main St, Suite 1, Bangor) for 10 to 20 hours per week. The schedule is flexible. 

REPORTS TO: Community Engagement Manager 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Researching best practices for existing and potential Community Impact projects and/or initiatives. 
  • Support UWEM outcome measurement for initiatives and collaborations; including research and data collection. 
  • Support Food Security efforts, including but not limited to Pantry Project, NALC Food Drive, Hancock County Food Drive etc. 
  • Support volunteer center efforts through maintaining volunteermaine.org website.  This includes but is not limited to growth of the database through outreach to nonprofits and community organizations. 
  • Assisting with management of volunteer inquiries, group volunteer projects and volunteerism events. 
  • Support Community Needs Assessment efforts through organizing research, supporting outreach efforts, data collection and management. 
  • Work on special projects and assignments as needed. 
  • Support planning and implementation of UWEM events as needed. 

 

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED 

  • Student pursuing an associates, bachelors, or advanced degree, in the field of social work, health and human services, non-profit administration, business or other relevant fields.  
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. 
  • Practical understanding of research and statistics and the ability to articulate results. 
  • Ability to analyze problems, develop and implement creative solutions. 
  • Intermediate to Advanced abilities with technology and computer usage. 
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks. 
  • Reliable, ability to work independently while engaging as a member of a team, and a positive attitude. 

Compensation: This part time internship offers a chance to gain valuable experience, receive a reference upon successful completion, and be awarded a $500 stipend per semester for outstanding work. Potential for continued experience through multi-semester placement. 

Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to hr@unitedwayem.org using “CI Intern” in the subject line. 

 

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Job Title: Office Assistant Intern

General Summary:   

The Office Assistant Intern supports general office functions and will provide administrative and office support for a team of 10 staff.  This individual will present a professional and positive first impression of United Way of Eastern Maine (UWEM) to those calling or visiting our offices.   

Responsibilities include administrative tasks and/or special projects, to include outreach, that support all of UWEM’s functions, our various programs, executive staff, and department managers This intern will work part time in the UWEM Office (700 Main St, Suite 1, Bangor) for 10 to 20 hours per week. The schedule needs to include Fridays (hours between 8:30 and 4:30 PM) as well as any afternoon Monday – Thursday after 2:30 PM that the intern is available.  

Reports to: Director, IT and Operations 

Essential Function and Duties: 

  • Provide lead and/or back up receptionist support to include greeting visitors in person or by telephone and to connect those with the appropriate staff person or services that will best serve their needs in a friendly, professional manner.  
  • Provide office support functions including scanning, filing, copying, data entry, and office equipment maintenance.  
  • Assisting in executing mailings, to include review of lists for duplicates, mail merging, printing, and preparing for mailing.  
  • Assisting Resource Development with data entry related to pledge packet processing and creating or updating accounts while maintaining strict standards for donor data integrity.  
  • Provide support for Resource Development efforts; prospect research, event coordination, etc.  
  • Assisting Community Impact with the VolunteerME online platform and volunteerism efforts, food and supply drives, and other projects as assigned.  
  • Maintaining UWEM’s web calendar of events and support Marketing in social media.  
  • Supporting general office needs such as organization and monitoring of office supplies, light cleaning duty as needed.  

Desired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/Outlook) 
  • Proper telephone etiquette 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Detail oriented  
  • Strong organizational skills  
  • Independent problem solving skills 
  • Internet and research skills 
  • Positive, friendly attitude  
  • Comfort and/or willingness to familiarize oneself with office equipment such as copiers, postage meters, and a complex phone system 

Compensation: This part time internship offers a chance to gain valuable experience, receive a reference upon successful completion, and be awarded a $500 stipend per semester for outstanding work. 

Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to hr@unitedwayem.org with the subject “Office Assistant Intern”

 

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About our Team

At United Way of Eastern Maine (UWEM) we imagine a community where no one struggles to meet their basic needs.  Where ALL people are fed, housed and stable. Everyone is safe.  Treatment and recovery is accessible to all; without stigma.  All parents/caregivers can enroll their children in high quality care settings.  Our youth are engaged and resilient.  Most importantly we are leading the charge toward this vision TOGETHER, as a community.   Are you in?

Our staff team is “all in” to further United Way of Eastern Maine’s mission and increase our investment in activities that support the three Opportunity 2028 Bold Goals, a ten-year community change initiative set by the community and led by United Way of Eastern Maine:

  1. Meet basic needs and promote self-sufficiency for all
  2. Prevent, treat, and support recovery from Substance Use Disorder
  3. Ensure all children have quality early learning experiences

To support the great work of our employees, we offer a competitive salary and a robust benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 403 (b) plan, life insurance, vacation and holiday pay, and paid sick time off.

Additionally, United Way of Eastern Maine offers:

  • A true team atmosphere full of hard workers that know how to have fun
  • A culture of continuous improvement, innovation and creativity
  • Regular opportunities for professional development
  • Wellness benefit
  • Personal and floating holidays
  • Paid time to volunteer
  • A great team of top-notch professionals that share your passion for strengthening our community

Diversity and inclusion are vital to achieving our mission, living our values and advancing the common good. We seek to promote these core values as an employer and in the communities in which we work. UWEM fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributes of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of our work. We are dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving our communities, and encourage persons of all types of diversity to apply.

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The United Way of Eastern Maine is an equal opportunity employer.