Research Associate in Economic Development
The Research Associate position is intended to develop and manage applied policy research of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center by participating in research and economic development projects. The Policy Center houses the Maine University Center for Economic Development, this federal project focuses on leveraging university assets to build regional economic ecosystems that support innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship, resiliency, and inclusiveness. This position will directly contribute to university center activity. The work location for this position is on the Orono campus of the University of Maine; however, remote working is negotiable. Typical hiring range for this position is $60,000 to $74,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Administrative and Communications Coordinator
This position is intended to complement the capacity of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center by assisting the research and development activities of the Center administratively. It is also responsible for assisting with the implementation of external communication of the Center’s research and programming through web and social media platforms. This includes creating and editing distilled versions of Maine Policy Review articles, creating, and implementing communications strategies to drive traffic to MPR and MCS Policy Center’s website in collaboration with Center staff. This position is also responsible for helping to develop marketing strategies including email lists, web presence, and dynamic social media posts across multiple platforms. Typical hiring range for this position is up to $48,000 contingent on qualifications and experience.