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LEGAL SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY

PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCATE POSITION

LSE is a statewide non-profit organization that has been providing free legal services to older people and advocating for policies and laws that are consistent with our mission for forty eight years.  LSE is committed to ensuring that all older people in Maine – of any race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, class, or background -- are secure in meeting their basic needs, including housing, health care, nutrition,  and safety.

Our Public Policy Advocate’s key responsibilities include identifying and analyzing policy issues impacting the legal rights of older people; identifying policy solutions for identified problems; and developing and implementing advocacy strategies that will make those solutions a reality.

We anticipate that much of the Public Policy Advocate’s work will require interaction with State government and participation in the Legislative process. As required by law, our Public Policy Advocate will register as a lobbyist with the Maine Ethics Commission. In the course of this work, they will review all legislation, rulemaking and other proposed policy changes and identify legal issues that will impact the ability of older people to meet their basic needs.  

The Public Policy Advocate will work remotely from a home office but must live within a reasonable distance from Augusta to allow for frequent travel to the area. The ideal candidate will have at last 3 years of experience in public policy advocacy.    The preferred candidate will hold a Juris Doctor degree. While fulltime is preferred, applications for part-time will be considered as will applications by non-attorney candidates.   

Starting range $58,000 to $80,000 for fulltime depending upon qualifications  (J.D. or not) and amount of relevant experience.

During the legislative session, this position requires that the Advocate work extended hours including potentially evenings and weekends.  During the non-legislative session, there is more flexibility and reduced demands with a focus only on  initiatives that require off-session or year round attention.   

LSE offers a collegial and inclusive work environment and an excellent benefit package that includes paid holidays, paid leave, a retirement package and individual health insurance paid 100% by LSE.  Interviews will begin on or after November 21 and continue until the job is filled.   Please provide a cover letter, resume and references via email to mlachapelle@mainelse.org.

 LSE is an equal opportunity employer.

 

LEGAL SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY

FINANCE ASSOCIATE POSITION

LSE is a statewide non-profit organization that has been providing free legal services to Maine seniors for forty seven years.  LSE is committed to ensuring that all Maine seniors – of any class, race, sex, background, orientation, or identity -- are secure in meeting their basic needs, including housing, health care, nutrition, community, safety, and freedom from exploitation and oppression.  As part of that commitment, LSE works to create and maintain a workforce and culture that reflects the diversity of our state.   

This fulltime position can be structured as remote, hybrid, or working from an office located in Augusta.  Part-time employment may also be an option.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance professional to expand their skills.   The duties of the Finance Associate position include:

  • Support the Finance Manager with all finance and budget-related matters.
  • Preparation of bi-weekly payroll. Generate reports, prepare journal entries and post as needed.
  • Full cycle of accounts receivable functions including monthly billing and timely payment reconciliations.
  • Generate reports as needed.
  • Full cycle of accounts payable functions from invoice entry to payment with accuracy in program expense allocation and supporting documents as well as preparation of annual 1099 filings.
  • Assist Finance Manager with month end close activities including journal entries, account and bank reconciliations, and financial reporting.
  • Provide support to Finance Manager for benefit administration functions with open enrollments, new hires and departing employees, and annual filings.
  • Assist Finance Manager with annual financial audit and tax document preparation and reconciliations as needed.
  • Assist Finance Manager with insurance and vendor renewals.
  • Serve as backup to other designated finance staff.
  • Assist in filing and maintaining personnel and finance records for easy access.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or combination of education and experience normally represented by an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Two or more years’ experience working in a finance department, preferably in a nonprofit setting.
  • Proficient with QuickBooks and Excel.
  • Familiarity with payroll processing.

LSE offers a collegial and inclusive work environment and an excellent benefit package.  Interviews will begin on or after December 12 and will continue until the job is filled.   Please provide a cover letter, resume and references via email to mlachapelle@mainelse.org.

LSE is an equal opportunity employer.