Portland, Maine

Executive Director, Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center

The Organization – Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center

Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center in the search for an Executive Director.

The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center, founded in 2018, is a non-profit dedicated to strengthening the immigrant community by helping newcomers acquire the language and other skills necessary to participate fully in Maine’s economy and civic life. A variety of programs have been developed by Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center, with the support of community partnerships, to work towards achieving these goals.

The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center provides vital programming to ensure Greater Portland’s thriving immigrant community fully reaches its civic, economic, and social potential. Through the iEnglish Project, the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center provides regional business leaders with the opportunity to enhance the economic mobility of their current and future workforce by investing in adult English instruction. The Center’s Community Integration Initiative actively supports Maine’s immigrants’ engagement in the civic processes that carry such high stakes for their lives currently through three main components: Citizenship Assistance Fund, Your Vote Matters campaign, and capacity building. The Food Security and Nutrition Initiative for New Mainers partners with local organizations and interacts directly with immigrant families to facilitate access to federally funded food assistance programs and aims to provide culturally appropriate nutritional information in multiple languages. Women Lead is a program run by women for women, that empowers immigrant women to reach economic self-sufficiency through the pursuit of their professional, entrepreneurial, and/or educational goals. The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center leverages local and regional experts and economic development initiatives to facilitate technical support, mentoring, access to capital, and know-how for immigrant-led business. The Business Hub was created to help immigrants understand, navigate, and thrive as an integral part of the Maine business community.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide day-to-day leadership of the Center, enabling it to serve as a hub of collaboration that strengthens the immigrant community through language acquisition, economic integration, and civic engagement.

The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $150,000 annually.

How To Apply

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus. A bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or management or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred for this position as is at least ten years of non-profit experience working with people from diverse ethnic, linguistic, socioeconomic, and cultural communities. Lived experience and knowledge of the immigrant experience is strongly preferred. Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. If you are excited about this role and feel that you can contribute to the Center, but your experience does not exactly align with every qualification listed above, we encourage you to apply.

To apply for this position, visit: https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/1379.

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