CCC Wednesday Communique — June 22, 2022

Gov Mills’ 4th Annual Opioid Response Summit is in person on July 11th, 8 am — 5 pm at the Cross Center.  Learn more here(photo: Makin’ It Happen logo)

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Opioid Response Summit

Governor Janet Mills will host her 4th Annual Opioid Response Summit on Monday, July 11, 2022 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. This full-day, in-person events theme is Community, Connection, Compassion and will feature keynote speakers and breakout sessions, with the voices of persons in recovery featured prominently again this year. There will be 28 breakout sessions throughout the day covering topics across the domains of Prevention, Treatment, Harm-Reduction and Recovery Support. Speakers include: Rahul Gupta, M.D., MPH, MA, FACP – the first medical doctor to serve as the Director of National Drug Control Policy and lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); Ryan Hampton, author of two books, American Fix (2018) and Unsettled ( 2021); Tom Coderre, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at SAMHSA; and more.  Check out the Agenda. This program constitutes 7 hours of training through AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc.  Details and Registration here.

Age Positive Workplaces In Action

Join the Tri-Sate Learning Collaboration on Aging Tuesday, June 28th, to learn how businesses and organizations from around the region are leading the way on leveraging the power of older workers and creating an age positive work environment for employees of all ages. We hope you’ll join us at 12 pm!  This is a follow up to the Age Positive Workplaces: What does it mean and why it matters? webinar we hosted in March 2022.  Register here.

Mt. Katahdin Step-by-Step

Women for Healthy Rural Living (WHRL) has just launched “Mt. Katahdin Step-by-Step,” a fitness challenge that supports our 2022 Summit for a Cause up Mt. Katahdin. We invite you to support our 2022 Summit for a Cause up Mt. Katahdin by participating virtually! From June 14th – August 14th, hike or run at least 11 miles – or as many miles as you can (The Summit for a Cause hikers will be hiking a total of 11 miles, with an elevation gain of 3778 feet.) What’s your personal fitness challenge? This walk is for those who can’t attend the actual summit up Katahdin, but still want to support our cause — providing nursing scholarships for students in Washington and Hancock County. Registration is free; however, we suggest a $20 donation to support the Elaine Hill Memorial Nursing Scholarship. You can track your progress, share photos on Facebook, and help us fundraise if you so choose. More information is here.

4-H Summer Learning Series

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer its hands-on virtual summer learning series July 5–Aug. 5 with over 20 workshops open to all youth ages 5–18. The UMaine Extension 4-H Summer Learning Series includes hands-on workshops in the fields of arts and crafts, food and nutrition, STEM, marine science and aquaculture, animal science and agriculture, and more. Any required materials will be mailed to participants at no cost. Workshops are free with optional sliding scale fee; registration required (opens June 10). Offline projects to be completed at home also are available. Register and find more information on the Extension 4-H Summer Learning Series webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jessy Brainerd, 207.581.3877;

Operations Manager

NextStep Domestic Violence Project seeks an Operations Manager who has a deep commitment to social justice and who shares our belief that everyone has a right to live in safety, without fear of abuse. The Operations Manager works closely with the Finance Manager and Executive Director to support the operation of NextStep. This position has primary responsibility for Human Resources management, including overseeing all administrative functions of recruitment, benefits, background checks, onboarding/offboarding, related insurance, and record keeping. The Operations Manager also supervises staff as assigned, serves as liaison to vendors and paid partners, and provides advocacy services to survivors. This is a full-time, salaried position based in Ellsworth, Maine, with some in-state travel required. Our primary operating hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some night and weekend work required. Read full job descriptionApplications must be received by July 15, 2022, with an expected start date of August 29 or September 6.

Employment & Training Specialist III 
The Maine CareerCenters with the Maine Department of Labor is now hiring for a Multi-lingual Employment and Training Specialist III. This position will focus significant time providing outreach services to the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker (MSFW) population state-wide, ensuring them full access and availability to CareerCenter and other one-stop partner services, if desired. The position involves extensive field work at Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker (MSFW) working, living, and gathering areas as well as at community organizations serving the population.  It requires collaboration and teamwork with staff at various CareerCenter and partner agencies.  Successful candidate will have the ability to communicate in Spanish or Haitian and in English. Statewide travel, including overnights, will be required.  This position can be in either Machias or Bangor.  See full job description.

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