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Maine Career Development Association

MCDA Mission

“Maine Career Development Association is dedicated to creating professional development opportunities for people in Maine who provide career information and career assistance to others.”


1. Please join us for the webinars!
2. Please renew your membership!

A word about your membership. Annual dues are $20.00. MCDA is dependent upon these dues to maintain the website, the monthly newsletter, and to provide professional development opportunities, e.g., Annual Conference, Fall Workshop, and Career Cafés throughout the year.   

NCDA Role Alert: Join the Publications Development Council (PDC) in the new role of CG7 Online Assessment Review Coordinator!

CG7, or “A Comprehensive Guide to Career Assessment” (7th ed.) is a dynamic database of assessment reviews, available as an online subscription, that complements the foundational assessment chapters published in the print book of the same name. This website contains dozens of instrument reviews as well as comprehensive information on the application and global perspectives of assessment that career counselors, educators, students and practitioners will find invaluable.

Optimal candidates for the CG7 Online Assessment Review Coordinator will meet the following qualifications:

  1. NCDA member
  2. minimum of a master's degree in counseling or related field
  3. interested in career assessment (qualitative and quantitative)
  4. publication experience
  5. possess a wide network to tap into for identifying qualified instrument reviewers
  6. ability to help define the plan for obtaining instrument reviews, stay on top of activities, follow-up with reviewers, and collaborate with PDC members and the Publications Development Director to edit written reviews
  7. assures that at least 1 instrument review is completed and published each quarter
  8. takes initiative and keep the momentum going so activities are completed in a timely manner
  9. available to participate in PDC meetings or conference calls (typically one in February and one in July).

NCDA will compensate the CG7 Online Assessment Review Coordinator with a free subscription to the CG7 Online Companion. Additionally, a modest stipend will be approved annually by the NCDA Board and paid upon completion of each quarterly instrument review. Service term follows the NCDA fiscal year, from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. Ideal candidates will be available to start by the end of October 2021.

Qualified applications should submit a letter of interest and a resume to Melanie Reinersman, NCDA Publications Development Director, [email protected] before October 11, 2021.

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Join our team!

We currently have the following openings on the MCDA Governing Board:

  • College Career Counselor Representative
  • K-12 School Counselor Representative
  • At-Large Representative

Here is what some of our outgoing board members had to share about their experience:

  Kate Axelsen-Foster
  University of Maine Career Center
Being on the MCDA board provided me
   opportunities to get to know people in areas
   of career development beyond higher
   education, and beyond the UMaine campus.
 It is so important to have relationships with
   one another, and grow a referral network. I
   enjoyed collaborating with others on programming and learning about what is going on in career development around our great state of Maine."

  Robin Tardiff
  Beal College
  "The MCDA Board is a great group of people
   who are very passionate about the work we
   do. If I had time and ability I would do it
   again. It was good to be a part of a group
   that has a common goal and works it
   forward together."

  Hope Lanza
  Port Resources
   "I loved the networking aspect of MCDA.
 a Board we did a lot. When I needed
 help, I reached out to my fellow
 members and all were responsive,
 willing and helpful."

Interested in joining the MCDA Board? Contact Joe Austin today!

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