Employment Opportunities

Faculty Position in Drawing and Painting

College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a fulltime faculty member in Drawing and Painting.
The anticipated start date is January 2016.

The faculty member will develop and teach foundational, intermediate, and advanced classes, supervise independent studies and senior projects, and contribute to college governance and service. The successful candidate will demonstrate college-level teaching experience and professional expertise in Drawing and Painting. The successful candidate will integrate drawing and painting into a broad-based, interdisciplinary curriculum. In addition to teaching students pursuing an art focus, the candidate should have ability in teaching students from science and humanities disciplines, and students at various levels within one course.

REQUIREMENTS: MFA in drawing/painting or equivalent professional experience is required.  We seek a teacher with a minimum of three years of college teaching experience who is a practicing artist with a developing body of work, and demonstrates success as teacher and colleague. COA faculty in the arts often teach across traditional lines of departments or disciplines. The ideal candidate will possess broad interest in visual arts across disciplinary boundaries.

Applications should include a list of 7-10 proposed courses (with short descriptions of each) on a variety of traditional and non-traditional topics within the area/s of painting and drawing in which the candidate has expertise. These should include basic foundational courses (introductory level) such as Drawing Techniques, Painting, Two Dimensional Design, Figure Drawing, and Illustration as well as intermediate and advanced offerings.

Interested candidates should send a CV, list of proposed courses, and a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position and teaching philosophy. The CV should include contact information for three professional references. Please apply through Slideroom at https://collegeoftheatlanticfaculty.slideroom.com. 10-15 slides are required. In addition applicants may also submit up to five minutes of time-based work. Review of applicants will begin on February 20, 2015 and final candidates will be invited for extended interviews and job talks in the spring of 2015, with an anticipated start date in January 2016. Questions to Nancy Andrews: drawpaintsearch@coa.edu

Development Officer

COA seeks a Development Officer to oversee the annual fund and grant program at COA. The Development Officer, reporting to the Dean of Institutional Advancement, identifies potential individual and foundation supporters and creates  strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Must have 3-5 years of experience in a similar position, excellent communication skills, and knowledge of Raisers Edge.  Send documents (resume, cover letter and three references) to Lynn Boulger at lboulger@coa.edu. Please put in the subject line: Development Officer Application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Position Title: Development Officer
Department: Development
Reports to: Dean of Institutional Advancement
Operating under broad guidelines from the Director of Institutional Advancement and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the Development Officer is responsible for annual fund and grant program at COA. 


  • Responsible for planning, implementation, and oversight of the COA Annual Giving Program.
  • Designs and implements methods to secure and present information on major donors and prospects..
  • Coordinates with the Dean of Institutional Advancement on “moves” strategies for major donors and prospects.
  • Supports the Dean of Institutional Advancement in identification of prospective members of the Champlain Society, key alumni and major donors
  • Responsible for the Champlain Society growth and management, including implements a solicitation plan to reach lapsed donors, stewardship of current members, cultivation of prospective TCS members and helps coordinates special events for TCS.
  • Develops and directs March 4, Black Fly Society, Alumni Leadership Circle, and other giving programs.
  • Coordinates solicitations of COA constituencies including Trustees, Alumni, Parents, Champlain Society, Employees, and Businesses.
  • Attends and helps plan and execute recognition and cultivation events.
  • Prepares proposals and appeals to foundations and other institutions/agencies.
  • Researches potential prospects for grant and funding appeals.
  • Conducts institutional research needed to prepare proposals.
  • Recommends and executes strategies for approach and drafts necessary proposals and appeals in collaboration with faculty and program staff.
  • Prepares interim and final grant reports.
  • Acts as the liaison with the Business Office for academic grant management activities, requesting the establishment of academic grant accounts, approving all grant expenditures prior to submission to the Business Office.

Actively participates in the COA community by attending meetings such as the All College meeting, staff or trustee meetings.  Participates in standing, review of search committees as appropriate. Performs other related duties as required.

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 3 to 5 year of successful fundraising experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software or similar relational database
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and editing
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to function well in a team environment
  • Excellent organization and planning skills
  • Understanding of higher education and a commitment to the values of the College of the Atlantic
  • Sensitive to and awareness of different cultures, as well as, the ability to interact successfully with college age students and their families

Work Study

“Physical surroundings are generally pleasant and comfortable with minimal exposure to injury or other hazards.  Some physical effort required. Must be able to climb stairs, move tables and chairs, carry totes as heavy as 15 pounds when helping with special events. Normally seated with the freedom of movement on a regular basis handling of materials and supplies May spend extended periods at terminal, on telephone, or operating other office machines, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.” 

The above statements 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.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

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.