Working at CEI

CEI – A Leader in Making a Difference

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), is a mission-driven lender and a national leader in rural business development. Our focus on growing good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises, and shared prosperity can help you connect your work life to your values.

A Quality Employer

We don’t just help our clients grow good jobs at their businesses, we build them here at CEI.

Our staff is essential to our mission. As a result, CEI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for our permanent positions, opportunities for training/skill-building and a commitment to helping staff achieve a healthy work/life balance.

Benefits Include

  • Health with health savings account (HSA) option
  • Dental
  • Wellness reimbursement and regular Be Well programming
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with discretionary company contribution
  • Paid parental leave
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Generous time off and paid holidays
  • Remote work options (following a 6-month introductory period)

A Friendly and Engaging Place Workplace

CEI Staff care about their clients, their communities, the climate and their colleagues, which is why we build in opportunities to contribute and connect.


Our staff-led community team puts together a full calendar of activities for staff engagement and to support community-members in need, which have included:

  • Annual Day of Service, assisting Brunswick area organizations like the Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program and the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust & Community Garden.
  • Adopt-a-Veteran holiday drive
  • Chili, Soups & Stews Cook-off
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake

Climate Action at Work

CEI believes we all need to take action reduce the impact of climate change and protect Maine’s natural resources, which is why we built our headquarters to LEED Platinum standards. We also partner with We Compost It! to reduce office waste, offer CSA pickups in office and participate in the Way2GOMaine Business Commuting Challenge to reduce our carbon footprint.

Join us!

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Header photo by Tim Greenway

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic CEI offices are closed to the public. CEI staff are working remotely and want to hear from you! Please reach out to your CEI contact regarding scheduled meetings and/or any questions/concerns. Click here for a list of COVID-19 Business Resources.