Executive Director

Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center - Portland, ME
Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center seeks an Executive Director to 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 Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center 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.

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.

"We are thrilled to invite you to lead the organization in its next exciting chapter. I, as well as our Interim Executive Director and Board, look forward to working closely with you to ensure not only the long-term success and sustainability of the organization, but you as our Executive Director. With your demonstrated non-profit leadership, management acumen, ability to nurture and inspire our staff, and a deep understanding and empathy for the immigrant experience, we know we will do incredible things together." — Quang Nguyen, President, Board of Directors

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.