Employment Opportunities


College of the Atlantic is seeking a person to work in an award winning college kitchen and dining room.

Cook: We're looking for a person with outstanding cooking skills with emphasis on creative, healthy, scratch cooking. Qualifications include a knowledge of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free cooking and at least five years’ experience cooking in a professional setting. This person will normally work early morning until early afternoon, through lunchtime. Must have flexibility to work catering and special events. This is an eleven month position (December off), with excellent benefits. This position will open in September.
Please send resume with references to: Lise Desrochers, Co-Director of Food Service and Search Committee Chair, at  ldesrochers@coa.edu. Electronic applications only. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. 

Director of Summer Programs

Applications are no longer being accepted for this position.

Director of Summer Programs Job Description      FLSA: Exempt

Reports To:  Administrative Dean


Operating under broad guidelines from the Administrative Dean, the Director of Summer Programs oversees and manages the college programs operated during the summer season and develops the implementation of new ones, consistent with the mission of the college, but also making a significant positive contribution to the operating budget. This is a full-time position, the workload and time commitment for which is seasonal with great intensity during the summer months and more flexibility in the winter.


•    Oversees and participates in the daily operations of the current programs during the summer, supervising staff, interfacing with other departments of the college, setting of rates for the programs and implementing marketing plans.

•    Monitors the budgets, develops cash flow business plans and cost-benefit analyses of current and proposed program elements, determining which should be expanded, contracted or phased out.

•    Implements new program elements which maximize the use of our summer resources, consistent with mission of the college: analyzing competitive programs, reviewing potential partnerships, developing and implementing marketing plans and recruiting staff, faculty and part-time help.

•    Interviews, hires, trains, coaches and evaluates the performance of staff members.


•    Performs other related duties as required.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Financial planning and management skills. Marketing acumen. Proven leadership skills with excellent presentation and facilitation skills. Client service and event planning skills. Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills. Understanding of higher education and a commitment to the values of the College of the Atlantic. Sensitivity to and awareness of different cultures, as well as the ability to interact successfully with college age students and their families.


Current program elements include summer courses for COA undergraduates, K-12 Teachers, Family Nature Camp, and Summer Field Studies for Children, hosting of conferences;  and Summer Field Institute, designed for rising high school juniors and seniors to earn college credit. These are further described on the college website.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by email to Andrew Griffiths, Administrative Dean, at agriffiths@coa.edu.  Electronic applications only. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applications are no longer being accepted for this position.

College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer. Applications are especially encouraged from persons who would enhance the ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity of the College.