• Maine Seacoast Mission to hire Erica Hutchinson as Director of Development

    NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME - On April 25th, Maine Seacoast Mission will welcome Erica Hutchinson as its new Director of Development. She comes to the Mission with 14 years of experience in fundraising and relationship management gained at respected, nonprofit institutions including Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC), Unity College, and the Charlotte White Center. Erica’s primary responsibility will be to continue uninterrupted financial support locally, regionally, and nationally for the Mission’s vital programs and services.
    Selected from a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates, Ms. Hutchinson brings a wealth of knowledge gained from the nonprofit sector. Her in-depth experience of donor relations, grant management, and strategic planning will advance the Mission’s fundraising and organizational outcomes. Erica also possesses a successful track record of grant awards with private foundations, federal contracts, and corporate grant programs.
    Mission President Dr. John Zavodny shares, “We are delighted to bring Erica aboard. She has a contagious authenticity and innate ability to connect with people. Mix in her planning and operational acumen, and Erica is a perfect fit for Maine Seacoast Mission.” Dr. Zavodny adds, “Throughout her career, Erica has been drawn to service-oriented work. I think she’ll love being a part of an organization whose very purpose is to build community and help people realize their best selves.”
    In her role as Dean of Advancement and Executive Director of EMCC Foundation, Erica met fundraising and enrollment goals by nurturing giving through endowment and annual funds. As Unity College’s Chief Advancement Officer, she led efforts to recruit students, raise funds, and increase the national awareness of the Institution. Prior to that, Erica served as the Development Director for the Charlotte White Center.

    “Understanding an individual, an organization, or even a community is key in supporting the work to be accomplished,” Ms. Hutchinson explains. “Supporting and guiding development activities for an integral nonprofit like Maine Seacoast Mission is where I belong. Listening to donors express the desire to create an impactful gift and how to provide that opportunity for them is purely a joyful experience and one I have always treasured.”

    Ms. Hutchinson is community-minded in her hometown, too. She has offered her time and energy to multiple organizations including the Maine School Board Association, Rotary, and is an active member of her family’s church.

    “I am thrilled to join a nonprofit organization where the mission is the guiding force,” Ms. Hutchinson says. “Humble service is the foundation of creating stronger families, stronger communities and ultimately a more joyful world.”

    Rooted in a history of compassionate service and mutual trust, Maine Seacoast Mission seeks to strengthen coastal and island communities by educating youth, supporting families, and promoting good health. For more information, please visit https://www.seacoastmission.org/