Careers at Full Plates

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

Our people are what make us successful and we strive to create the best possible workplace.

Our Culture

We our proud of our supportive and inclusive culture that values team members as human beings first and foremost. We lead with trust and offer significant flexibility and support to ensure that everyone is able to bring their best selves to our collective efforts to end childhood food insecurity in Maine.

In our hiring processes, we preference what folks might add to our culture, rather than focusing solely on how candidates will fit into our existing culture which can lead to a lack of diversity and stifle innovation. We believe that lasting systems change efforts must actively include those whom the current system has failed.

Candidates with lived and/or living experience of food insecurity, and those who identify as members of systemically oppressed groups, are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about our core values and commitments to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Current openings

We are not currently accepting new applications for any roles.

Compensation & Benefits

As an organization continually working towards equity, we offer standardized, competitive salaries, with salary bands based on the level and expectations of the role. Candidates will be slotted within these bands based solely on relevant experience (including lived and/or living experience with food insecurity), rather than a candidate’s ability to negotiate, as negotiation leads to inequities that tend to negatively impact BIPOC, women, and trans and/or gender-nonconforming folks.

We publicly advertise salary bands in job postings and will inform all finalists of their specific starting salary prior to accepting a final interview. View our full compensation policy and our current starting salary grid.

All Full Plates job opportunities currently include the following benefits:

  • Option to work remotely (with occasional, ~quarterly in-person all-staff meetings)
  • Unlimited paid time off, within a culture that actively encourages its use
  • Fully paid family and medical leave
  • 17 paid holidays
  • Half-day Summer Fridays (office closes at 1:00 every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day)
  • Anthem PPO medical insurance plan with 100% premium paid for employee and 80% premium paid for dependents and partners
  • Dental insurance plan with 85% premium paid for employee
  • Vision insurance plan
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with 2% annual employer contribution (even if you don’t contribute!)
  • Short-term disability and group life insurance with 100% premium paid by employer
  • Self-care and professional development stipends

We aim to create a family-friendly, supportive, and flexible work environment and are honored to have earned a 2023 Best Place for Working Parents business designation.

What to Expect from the Hiring Process

We want candidates to feel comfortable and able to show up as your authentic self and are committed to standardized and transparent practices and processes to supports this goal.

All Full Plates job descriptions include salary and benefit information and clear job duties and expectations. We do not require formal degrees and value all types of relevant work, volunteer, academic, and lived experiences. We will ask for a resume and, in lieu of a cover letter, an optional brief statement sharing any relevant information you feel your resume doesn’t convey.

The interview process will include a 45-minute Zoom or phone interview, followed by a 90 minute in-person or Zoom interview for finalists. We are committed to being transparent about our timelines and following up with every applicant in a timely manner. We primarily communicate with candidates via email so be sure to keep an eye on your spam folder throughout the process just in case.

We acknowledge that all applicants will have different ways of processing and sharing information, varying levels of experience with applications and interviews, and other unique preferences and needs surrounding the application process. In response, we always share interview questions and expectations at least 48 hours in advance and are flexible in when and where interviews are scheduled.

We are happy to do our best to support you in other ways and encourage folks to email to request additional accommodations as needed.