Maine Service Fellows Coordinator: August 2023

Major projects completed

  • Continued recruitment efforts, having a physical and web presence including LinkedIn, Google, Instagram, Service Year and College job boards.
  • 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 
  • Considered the MVF website to become up to date and relevant
  • And continued to assist with ongoing agendas and invoicing on behalf of MVF
  • Assisted with AC whiteboard recruitment materials

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.