Maine Service Fellows Coordinator: September 2023

Major projects completed

•    Conducted Site visit in Pleasant Point to meet current fellow and relevant stake holder
•    Worked with Current Service Fellow to on-board successfully to the project including appropriate contracts and staffing agency materials.
•    Met with AC grantees to discuss barriers in recruitment 
•    Assisted with MVF in orienting to the Google drive an documents need for new board members. 
•    And continued to assist with ongoing agendas and invoicing on behalf of MVF
•    Attended career fair with current AC grantee

Major focus of effort in the next month/continuation

•    Attended staff meetings.
•    Continue to develop programmatic materials and procedures including recruitment materials and benefits poster, applicant selection procedure, reporting processes and documentation, program calendar etc.
•    Continue identifying potential donor and grant opportunities available to both back fill remaining funding needed for a second fellow position and increase total numbers of spots on going.
•    Developing strategy around fundraising in collaboration with foundation members to best make the case for individual fellow opportunities as aligned with identified donors’ values, and geographic area.  
•    Networking and collaborating with other State departments in the development of current applicant work plans as appropriate to their expertise. (i.e. aviation and EMS)
•    Collaborating with current applicants to develop specific recruitment details and plan in advertising for a candidate.
•    Networking with current VM stakeholders (climate advisory, volunteer network and foundation members) to continue to pursue funding opportunities to expand the reach of the program.
•    Continue to review current applicant feedback to implement changes to next cycles procedures. 
•    Review additional recruitment avenues as they relate to specific details of the individual opportunities. 
•    Work with advisory taskforce to determine best structure for the background check, and reimbursement policies
•    Begin to network with future site applicants and communities through letters of intent.