Career Opportunities

Director of Advancement- full-time

Join us at The Maine Girls’ Academy as our Director of Advancement. This is an exciting time as we launch Maine’s only school designed just for girls with a mission to empower and educate confident thinkers, compassionate leaders, and purposeful change-makers. We’re planning big and shifting our fundraising efforts to support those plans. As a school in year two of a new identity, we are looking for an entrepreneurial professional who would see this role as an opportunity to grow with us.  

Reporting to the Head of School, the Advancement Director manages the day to day activities of the Advancement Office to ensure that financial and constituent engagement goals are met. The Director is responsible for raising annual operating funds to support the school’s educational programs and to develop increased revenues for growth opportunities. This leader will coordinate planning, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive Annual Fund through personal visits, mailings, phone, email, and social media cultivation and solicitation strategies. They will also coordinate friendraising and fundraising events to raise funds and visibility. The Director will serve on the Administrative Team and the Board Engagement Committee and support volunteer fundraisers in their efforts. This person will engage key donors and volunteers and serve as a Goodwill Ambassador for the school.  The position will collaborate with a Leadership Gift Officer on grants, major gifts and planned giving opportunities. A full-time, salaried compensation package includes health insurance, vacation, sick, and personal time, and family tuition discounts after one year tenure.   

Essential Tasks:

  • Develop, implement and analyze all aspects of a comprehensive annual giving program to a variety of constituents including alumnae, parents, grandparents, businesses, and friends.
  • Expand alumnae outreach and engagement through class giving and events.
  • Plan and implement special events to raise funds and increase the school’s visibility.
  • Support online fundraising, web information and electronic fundraising campaigns.
  • Oversee the processing of charitable gifts and acknowledgments to ensure clean and accurate information.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed records of donor interactions, run financial reports, create and export mailing lists for mail merges.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Director on monthly financial reconciliation.
  • Enthusiastically communicate with donors and friends by phone, email and written correspondence.
  • Support volunteers in fundraising and friendraising outreach activities.


  • A solid foundation in fundraising basics combined with a visionary, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Four+ years non-profit development fundraising experience, particularly annual giving
  • A positive public presence and a welcoming and gracious personality
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a wide variety of constituents including donors, families, volunteers, colleagues and community members
  • Highly proficient in fundraising database software, preferred experience with  Abila
  • Experience supporting, organizing and executing special events including sponsorship support
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage simultaneous projects, meet deadlines and track and analyze program budget and effectiveness.  
  • High integrity and professionalism and must abide by fundraising code of ethics and confidential donor sensitivities
  • Bachelor’s degree

Email or send letter of interest, resume and contact info for three professional references to Ginger Jones at or The Maine Girls’ Academy, Advancement, 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME  04103. Please respond by October 9, 2017.


Evening Custodian – part time

Position Description: Under the direction of the Facilities Manager, the Custodian will be responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of the building.  Primary responsibilities include housekeeping and sanitary care, repairs and maintenance projects.

Under the direction of the Facilities Manager, the Custodian will be responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of the building.  Primary responsibilities include housekeeping and sanitary care, repairs and maintenance projects.

The selected candidate will have the knowledge, skill, and abilities highlighted in the job description as well as a high school diploma or GED.  The selected candidate will be required to perform manual labor including, but not limited to, lifting up to 51 lbs, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, twisting, bending, climbing and repetitive motion.

Examples of work:

  • General building maintenance: clean bathrooms, dust, wash windows, scrub walls, clean furniture, fill dispensers, move furniture, wash chalkboards and clean trays, replace light bulbs, remove gum, clean drinking fountains, clean trash cans, make minor repairs, check and clean equipment, open and secure building
  • Floor maintenance: pick up trash from floors, vacuum, sweep, dry and wet mop, scrub and wax
  • Outdoor maintenance: pick up lawn debris, shovel snow, clean sidewalks
  • Operate cleaning equipment: vacuum cleaner, scrubber, wet and dry mops, brooms
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Hours:  25 hours/week. High volume weeks around school activities and events will require additional hours (including  weekends) to be mutually determined based on needs  

Start Date: Immediately

Salary: TBD

Credential Requirements: Maine State fingerprint (CHRC) authorization.  Cost $70.  Website:

Submit: Please email your resume, letter of interest AND contact info for three professional references to Dorothy Olaru, Director of Finance and Operations at