Job Opening: Executive Director
Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
The Maine Monitor


The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting (MCPIR) is looking for a part-time (25-30 hrs/wk) Executive Director to helm The Maine Monitor, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news service serving the citizens of Maine. 

Founded in 2009, The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is the state’s only news source dedicated to investigative and explanatory journalism. 

As an ideal candidate, you have fundraising expertise, high-impact ideas, and big-picture vision to grow The Maine Monitor to new levels and possess the drive and attention to detail to make that vision a reality. You recognize the importance that journalism plays in the role of our democracy and are excited to play a critical role in furthering MCPIR’s mission of shining a light on important Maine issues that would otherwise go uncovered. You’ll take that excitement and passion to advance our ties to individual donors and institutional funders and implement a successful corporate giving program. 

As the Executive Director, you will have the support of the MCPIR Board of Directors, The Maine Monitor Editor, award-winning journalists, and a contracted bookkeeper. MCPIR has an annual budget of approximately $430,000 raised from foundations and 600+ active donors. We have more than 5,000 subscribers to our daily newsletter.

The Executive Director is a permanent, part-time position with strategic and operational responsibilities. As a remote-first organization, this role offers the flexibility to work from anywhere in Maine (though the ED will have some travel to Augusta to process incoming mail, make bank deposits, and visit staff who occasionally work out of our small office at the State House). Core responsibilities include oversight for the administration, programs, fundraising, marketing, community outreach and strategic plan of the organization.

To be considered, you should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience and five or more years in a position of senior nonprofit management.

We are looking for a candidate with a successful track record in generating new revenue streams, improving financial results, excellent donor relation skills, and solid financial and organizational skills. Demonstrated commitment to cultivating relationships, collaboration and transparent and effective high-integrity leadership is essential.

The salary range is $54,000-$60,000, with a health insurance stipend and three weeks of vacation. 

Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references to: Review of applications will begin immediately, and all applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected.

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Equal Opportunity Employer: Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting believes that a diverse, inclusive staff is a fundamental strength. We’re committed to hiring people of all races, ethnicities, religions, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Black people, indigenous people, people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.