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 POSITION OPENING

 

ELMINA B. SEWALL FOUNDATION

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

 

Founded in 1982 by the late Elmina B. Sewall of Kennebunk, Maine, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation supports work in Maine to improve the well-being of people, animals and the environment while fostering relationships that strive for equity and community resilience.
 
Purpose:  The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation seeks someone who shares a deep interest in the Foundation’s mission.  The Administrative Coordinator will serve as an integral member of the staff to support the operations and activities of the Foundation.
 
Reports to:  Executive Director
 
Responsibilities:
Office Management
  • Oversee day-to-day operations including: phones, mail, supplies, equipment, computer systems, and visitors.  Manage service delivery and relationships with vendors and consultants.
Administrative Support
  • Provide clerical and technical assistance to Foundation staff including printing, filing, coordinating mailings and assembling meeting materials 
Finance Support
  • Work with Finance Director and Executive Director to maintain internal controls, organize financial documents, develop budget, and serve as liaison to investment advisors
Event Planning
  • Manage logistics for board meetings, committee meetings and special events ranging in size from 5-200 attendees.  Serve as liaison for attendees.
 
Qualifications:
  • Experience and proven track record in office management and administrative support
  • Demonstrated time-management skills with the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize tasks
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
  • Highly dependable, attentive to detail and able to work independently
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of software
  • Familiarity with MicroEdge GIFTSOnline software a plus
 
Salary and Benefits:
  • Salary range from $35,000-$45,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation is an equal opportunity employer
  • Generous benefits package including health, dental and retirement
 
Application Procedure:
Interested parties should address a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF file format to Jay Espy, Executive Director, and email it to info@sewallfoundation.org by October 5, 2017.  Please title the subject of the email “Application for Administrative Coordinator.”
 
Please direct all inquiries and materials concerning this position to info@sewallfoundation.org.
 
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Sewall Foundation Integrated Well-Being Forum
 
On September 18, 2105 Sewall Foundation staff and board gathered with representatives of nonprofits who recently received grants through the Healthy People Healthy Places program to discuss the inherent link between environmental and human well-being.  Read the forum agenda, Jay Espy’s opening remarks, Brad Gentry’s presentation, and a summary of the day's Discussion Themes and Learnings
 
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The Foundation’s
 Healthy People Healthy Places Program
 
Click here to watch the Healthy People Healthy Places Webinar
 

For the past six years, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation supported programs and organizations throughout Maine engaged in three broad categories of activity: Animal Welfare, Environment and Human Well-Being.  Beginning in 2015, the Foundation changed its approach to grant making in the areas of the Environment and Human Well-Being.  A new integrated program entitled, “Healthy People Healthy Places”,  replaced the previously separate Environment and Human Well-Being program areas.

 

We recognize that any time a funder modifies its priorities or changes its guidelines, many questions are likely to arise among those seeking support.  Therefore, we held a webinar, open to those seeking information about the Sewall Foundation’s new direction. Foundation staff described the Healthy People Healthy Places Program, discussed its implications for future grant making as well as non-grant related activities and answered questions.