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Policy Associate I: JPP

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University of Maine - USM
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96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04103
Job Description

Position Title:
Policy Associate I: JPP


City, State:
Portland, ME

Catherine E. Cutler Institute – PMCCI

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The University of Southern Maine (USM) is excited to announce an opening for Policy Associate I to join the Cutler Institute’s Justice Policy Program (JPP)!

The Cutler Institute’s Justice Policy Program (JPP) at USM is seeking applicants to fill the full-time, grant-funded position of Policy Associate I. Working under the direction of the JPP Senior Policy Associate, the Policy Associate I is responsible for the conduct of policy, research and planning tasks related to the JPP’s portfolio of “Place Matters” projects. The primary purposes of this position are to manage daily operations for designated JP projects; to provide oversight and assistance to the Place Matters portfolio of projects and to serve in a collaborative role for the Justice Policy Program area for the Cutler Institute. This position monitors and provides administrative operations for foundation and public sector funded projects that includes budget planning and management, coordination, oversight, direction for operations, and development of communication with external partners as well as internal partners within the University of Maine System. The position is also a justice policy content expert as well as evaluation methodologist to the project as well as to partner agencies, and provides consultation and insight as needed to the objectives of Justice Policy projects.

This position is soft-money (grant) funded and is subject to continued funding from the grantor.

Through innovative and collaborative public service, the Cutler Institute advances and supports the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities…work devoted to:

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

We are the University of Everyone – committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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  • BA/BS in a related field and 5+ of relevant professional experience.

Other Information:

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick time),
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance,
  • Life Insurance,
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance,
  • Tuition Waiver Program for Employees
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

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To Apply:

Materials must be submitted via “Apply for position.” You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae.

All required materials must be submitted by November 15, 2020. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

Work Year Calendar:
Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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