Hiring Strategy

Help Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance build a team of talented and passionate people to help their organization meet its goals with a comprehensive recruitment strategy.
Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance
Augusta, ME, USA
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Augusta, ME, USA


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Posted June 2nd

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What We Need
  • Recommendations on both styles of recruiting (active vs. passive) and proper channels to pursue candidates
  • Guidelines for hiring process, including order and number of interview rounds, reference checks, and general best practices for an inclusive interview
  • Effective interviewing techniques and clear, consistent standards for evaluating candidates
  • Tips for negotiating details such as compensation package and title
Additional Details

We have a job description out in the world and would love some recruitment help to find the right person.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a job description, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have great board members and interview committee, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $5,776 , allowing us to communicate our mission and story!

We are looking for a finance director after the individual who was in this position for 11 years is leaving. https://mmsa.org/2021/06/finance-director/

Project Plan

Prep: Information Sharing
  • Volunteer Manager shares current or past job descriptions used, as well as relevant materials such as internal policies and procedures already in place
Milestone 1: Audit of Existing Policies
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager meet to discuss current hiring processes, including how candidates are found, interviewing principles, hiring steps normally taken, and overall hiring philosophy
Milestone 2: Analysis & Recommendations
  • Professional identifies key areas of improvement, and recommends ways to improve current processes
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to Professional
Milestone 3: Draft Hiring Strategy
  • Professional drafts strategy, which thoughtfully lays out all areas of the recruiting process
  • Strategy should include guidelines and actionable steps to implement recommendations
  • Volunteer Manager provides any feedback, which Professional incorporates into final draft
Milestone 4: Draft Job Descriptions & Recommendations for Hiring Channels
  • Professional drafts up a job description template the Organization can use
  • Professional recommends appropriate hiring channels for the Organization based on budget, and assists in any setup necessary to list job descriptions
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About The Org

Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance
Posted by
Ruth K.

Executive Director

Our Mission

The Maine Math & Science Alliance (MMSA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that finds inspiring new ways to get people excited about science, technology, engineering and math today, so that our youth can become the innovators and workforce of tomorrow. MMSA supports educators to teach science, technology, engineering and math in more meaningful ways by:

- Developing professional development experiences for K-12 educators
- Conducting research and evaluation of STEM learning experiences
- Building relationships and networks to sustain systemic statewide improvement

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