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Passionate about Maine-made food and drink? Interested in joining a small team that shares that passion? Consider applying for one of our open jobs!

To apply for our open position, please forward a resume plus a cover letter to inform us of your unique qualifications and skills that would make you a great fit for this position. Be sure to include reference to your interest in Maine food and beverage, and any development/fundraising experience you have. Please send via email to


MFBEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to diversity, equity and accessibility. We encourage all qualified, interested candidates to apply.


  • Full-time, 40 hrs/week

  • Flexible schedule, hybrid in-person/remote 

  • Some evenings and weekends required​

This position is meant to fill a vacancy created by a departing member of the management team, who handled all development activities, in addition to a variety of other responsibilities. The position has now been re-defined to focus specifically on development, as well as all the outreach, networking and board engagement activities that typical are part of the development process. This will be primarily early-stage development work and you will be building and executing a development plan from the ground up.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Board of Directors administration and engagement (Board communications, agendas, plan/run meetings)



  • Execute fundraising programs (strategize, build and execute)

  • Membership programs

  • Research and schedule grant opportunities

  • Grant Writing

  • Identifying and recruiting major donor candidates

  • Major donor relations (existing donors)

  • Fundraising events (Planning and execution)

  • State/Federal Agency Networking and Collaborations



  • · Support the Executive Director on an as-needed basis for general administration and operations

Required Qualifications:


  • Having a genuine passion for the state of Maine and its food and beverage ecosystems.

  • Development experience: Strong background and experience in non-profit development work with demonstrated results.

  • Formal education: Bachelor’s degree or more is highly preferred.

  • Prior non-profit experience: Significant, impactful work experience in the non-profit sector.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to convey MFBEC’s mission and goals to the staff, board, donors, partners, and the food related communities of Maine.

  • Dedication and commitment to grow and strengthen MFBEC.


Job Details:


  • Full-time. Starting salary range - $60,000-65,000/year.

  • Benefits – Paid Time Off (while we currently offer no insurance coverages or retirement programs, our plan is to institute these as our development efforts allow)

  • Paid Time Off – 20 days per year

  • Work Schedule – Flexible, driven by the needs of both the candidate and MFBEC scheduling needs. Occasional evening/weekend work is required, especially during the May-Oct season.

  • Work Location – Generally, 4 days per week at the Wiscasset campus during the May-Oct season and primarily remote work during the Nov-April off-season. Some local travel is required for remote events, partner meetings and donor recruitment.

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