Maine Equal Justice is Hiring a Consumer Rights Policy Analyst

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Job Posting

Imagine working with a collaborative, smart, dedicated group of policy, legal, and organizing professionals to advance consumer rights in Maine.

Job Summary: This position is responsible for advancing consumer rights and protections on behalf of low-income populations at the Maine State Legislature and within state agencies; designing and assessing policy solutions; and providing information to policymakers and other organizations.

Representative Tasks:

  • Identifies systemic issues in the area of consumer finance that have a disproportionate impact on low-income and marginalized populations through collaboration with other service providers and MEJ’s organizing team that could be resolved through policy changes.
  • Conducts legislative advocacy, including testifying before legislative committees.
  • Prepares comments on agency rulemaking.
  • Monitors and documents application of policy through information exchange with other organizations, and other information sources, including national experts and colleagues in other states performing similar work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of methods of policy analysis.
  • Knowledge of various areas of consumer finance and consumer protections.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to write clearly and logically.
  • Ability to work in rapid-pace environment.
  • Ability to work sensitively with individuals/families with low income.
  • Ability to work with variety of individuals in coalition/team.

Minimum qualifications: A three (3) year combination of education, training, and/or experience working on consumer rights issues and policy analysis that affect low-income communities. JD degree from an accredited Law School preferred.

Licensing/Registration/Certification Requirements: None. Member in good standing of state bar preferred.

Special Requirements: Ability to work extended hours in evening and on weekends when necessary, particularly during the legislative session.

Salary: mid-60’s, based on experience, with generous benefits package.

To apply: Submit a letter of interest and a resume addressed to Robyn Merrill, Executive Director, and emailed to jsanborn@mejp.org, or mailed to Maine Equal Justice Partners, 126 Sewall Street, Augusta, Maine 04330. (If submitting via email, the letter and resume must be sent as attachments [pdf’s preferred] links will not be opened.) Applications will be accepted until November 27, 2018. More information about Maine Equal Justice can be found on the website: www.mejp.org. We encourage people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and those with lived experience of poverty to apply. Maine Equal Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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