Carpenter/Painter

 Department: Buildings & Grounds
Reports To: Director of Campus Planning, Building, and Public Safety

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Operating under broad guidelines from the Director of Building & Grounds and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the incumbent is responsible for all aspects of building maintenance and repair with emphasis on carpentry and painting related issues. This position maintains, and is responsible for the safety of the COA woodworking shop and equipment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: *
• Responsible for the repairs and or new construction of all facilities and furniture owned or operated by COA.
• Supervises the day-to-day activities of assigned work study students and temporary employees including scheduling, training, and performance evaluation.
• Monitors and maintains the buildings and grounds workshop and equipment to ensure that everything is in safe operating condition at all times.
• Monitors the use of the Buildings and Grounds Workshop to ensure that safety equipment is used and equipment is operated properly.
• Determines and orders the supplies needed for maintenance and construction projects.
• Assists the Campus Planning and Building Committee with design and construction issues.
• Paints both exterior and interior spaces, furniture and equipment as needed.
• Assists with or makes minor maintenance and repairs not carpentry related.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assists the Head Custodian with cleaning as needed.
• Assists the Director of Buildings & Grounds with winter conditions when necessary.
• Responds to police and fire related issues during regular operating hours.
• Performs other related duties as required.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

A high school diploma or equivalent with 3 to 5 years of carpentry experience is required
Experience painting and an understanding of hazardous and universal waster issues related to painting process
Understanding of, and ability to read and implement, construction documents and project specifications
Hand Tool Certifications for all carpentry related power equipment
An understanding of, or a willingness to learn and enforce, proper safety procedures for wood shop
Familiarity with, or some understanding of, painting, electrical, and plumbing concepts
Staging and scaffolding inspection certification
Sensitive to and awareness of different cultures, as well as, the ability to interact successfully with college age students and their families

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Work-Study Students
Temporary employees hired for special projects

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Continuous walking, standing, stooping, pushing, and pulling. Ability to lift, carry, and position objects utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques. Utilizes proper sanitary precautions when handling trash, garbage, and other potential biohazards. Moderate exposure to injury or other hazards. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to tolerate heights.

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.

 

Dean for Institutional Advancement

Job Description:
Position Title: Dean for Institutional Advancement              Department: Advancement
FLSA: Exempt
Reports To: President

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Working in close collaboration with the President and President’s Cabinet, the Dean for Institutional Advancement is responsible for maximizing the goals and mission of the college by
effectively managing all aspects of the college’s philanthropy program including the annual fund, major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaigns. The Dean for Institutional Advancement will be in charge of the summer engagement programs and events, including the Coffee and Conversation series, dinners, cocktail receptions, expeditions, and other special recognition and stewardship events. They will work in partnership with the President to oversee the college’s yearly ideas symposium, the Champlain Institute, and also work with faculty to raise funds for academic enhancements.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • • Manage a staff of approximately five and groom/develop their professional skills. Motivate and guide the advancement team toward accountable, goal-oriented outcomes.
    • Create and execute fundraising strategies using best practices in annual, major, capital and planned gift programs. Oversee grant submissions and event programming to meet fundraising goals.
    • Develop and implement a process for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and recognizing individuals, corporations, alumni, and foundations.
    • Personally oversee a portfolio of 150 major donors.
    • Develop, organize, and host an engaging series of summer programs attracting prominent speakers.
    • Work with faculty to develop Foundation grants supporting specific academic programs.
    • Advance the mission, vision, and goals of the college working in concert with the President and the President’s Cabinet.
    • Provide leadership and counsel to multiple constituencies, including but not limited to alumni, staff, students, donors, parents, and trustees.
    • Safeguard the college’s assets and implement operational processes and procedures to ensure best practices in all aspects of advancement operations, including maintaining the strictest confidentiality of Institutional Advancement records.
    • Devise and implement effective internal and external messaging plans and methods of advancement communication, promotion and marketing in concert with college’s public relations and communications departments.
    • COA has recently committed to an institution-wide effort to enact an affirmatively anti-racist college and to put in place policies and practices that enable all students, staff, and faculty to flourish regardless of background and identity. It is essential that the Dean be able to contribute to these efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have:
• Managed a successful multi-faceted fundraising program for at least three years including annual fund, major gifts, and planned gift solicitation
• Experience working directly with a board of directors
• Led at least one successful capital campaign
• Supervised a staff of at least two or more
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in and support a collaborative team
• Both written and oral communication skills and the ability to use data to improve programs.

The candidate will also have:
• The ability to manage up, down, and laterally and to foster a successful work environment for all team members
• An ability and interest in finding solutions and comfort “wearing many hats” in a small, collegial environment
• An interest in developing an appreciation for the mission, history, and values of the college
• A strong work ethic and a sense of humor
• An interest in using talents to support students and student learning
• A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and evidence of intellectual curiosity
• A nuanced understanding of different cultures, as well as the ability to interact successfully with college-age students and their families.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Manager of Alumni Relations, Campaign Assistant, Manager of Advancement Services, Manager of Donor Engagement, and others.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physical surroundings are generally pleasant and comfortable with minimal exposure to injury or other hazards. Normally seated with the freedom of movement on a regular basis handling of materials and supplies. Some physical effort required including climbing stairs, setting up folding tables, moving chairs, carrying boxes of up to 40#. May spend extended periods at the computer, on the 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.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your reasons for applying to Phil Moriarty at: pmoriarty@moriartyfox.com.

College of the Atlantic is committed to inclusive excellence. We strive toward an open and diverse community that fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in higher education.

Administrative Dean/CFO

Overview
Founded in 1969, College of the Atlantic was the first college in the United States to focus on the
relationship between humans and the environment. COA enriches the liberal arts tradition
through a distinctive educational philosophy—human ecology. A human ecological perspective
integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and from personal experience to
investigate—and ultimately improve—the relationships between human beings and our social
and natural communities. The human ecological perspective guides all aspects of education,
research, activism, and interactions among the college’s students, faculty, staff, and trustees.

The faculty, students, trustees, staff, and alumni of College of the Atlantic envision a world
where people value creativity, intellectual achievement, and the diversity of nature and human
cultures. With respect and compassion, individuals will construct meaningful lives for
themselves, gain appreciation for the relationships among all forms of life, and safeguard the
heritage of future generations.  More than forty years later, our 350 students, 35 faculty, and 75 staff members still share that original focus on engaged learning and community, and more than ever we believe that an interdisciplinary, human ecological perspective is critical to addressing the world’s most pressing problems.

Responsibilities
Operating in close collaboration with the President and President’s Cabinet, the Administrative Dean is responsible for maximizing the goals and mission of the college by efficiently managing the college’s finances, physical plant, infrastructure, and talent. The Administrative Dean will examine historical and current finances to build predictive models and use those models to help guide decision making across all aspects of the college. The Administrative Dean is also the point person for developing, projecting, and updating forward-looking budgets and helping manage the complexities of our bottom line.

Specific duties include:
•    Working with the Controller, President, Cabinet, and other staff to develop and monitor the college’s operational budget and funds allocation
•    Managing an “Out Years” group of staff and trustees to help predict future budgetary implications of present-day decision making
•    Reporting progress against budgets and developing financial strategies with the Finance Committee of the College’s Board of Directors
•    Chairing the Personnel Committee, which steers all personnel policies including hiring procedures, terminations, benefits, and other Human Resources decision making
•    Managing a team of direct reports which currently include the Controller, the Director of Buildings, Grounds and Public Safety, and the Director of IT, and may include other centers like dining services, the EEOC coordinator, and the Title IX Coordinator
•    Serving as a liaison with COA’s outside counsel
•    Serving as liaison with the Board’s Investment Committee and outside advisors
•   COA has recently committed to an institution-wide effort to enact an affirmatively anti-racist college and to put in place policies and practices that enable all students, staff, and faculty to flourish regardless of background and identity. It is essential that the Dean be able to contribute to these efforts.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of:
•    Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in and support a collaborative team
•    Leadership in non-profit budgeting, financial analysis, and financial planning, with hands-on skills and attention to detail and a willingness to “roll up the sleeves”- the work requires both strategic thinking and granular initiatives
•    Both written and oral communication skills and the ability to use spreadsheets and data to understand, predict and explain the connection between financial numbers and human qualities
•    Understanding of the human resources function within an organization and experience as a talent leader and collaborator

The candidate will also have:
•    The ability to manage up, down, and laterally and to foster a successful work environment for all team members
•    General knowledge of investments, employment practices and law, cash management, and employee benefits (particularly health insurance)
•    An ability and interest in finding and using “scrappy” solutions and means of assessment and comfort “wearing many hats” in a small, collegial environment
•    An interest in developing an appreciation for the mission, history, and values of the college
•    A strong work ethic and a sense of humor
•    An interest in using their talents to support students and student learning
•    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and evidence of intellectual curiosity

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: ddeforest@coa.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

College of the Atlantic is committed to inclusive excellence. We strive toward an open and diverse community that fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in higher education.

Open Literature and Writing Position

College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time, tenure-track equivalent faculty member to teach literature and writing (Ph.D. required). All students at COA design their own transdisciplinary degree within our single major of human ecology. A few students will go on to further literary or writing study; most will use literature as a means of gaining insight into the complexities of human experience, cultures, relations to the natural world, and ways of living. Students also use literature and writing courses to develop critical thinking and writing skills. As such, the college is looking for a faculty member with deep but also broad background, skills, and knowledge who is capable of engaging with multiple literary genres and eager to collaborate with faculty in other disciplines. As part of the college’s commitment to the practice of human ecology, candidates should be interested in teaching literature and writing to students working on projects across disciplinary boundaries.

At COA we believe there is core value to grounding students in a variety of literary languages, traditions, and genres because these provide fundamental means of understanding diverse cultures, languages, and language practices. Candidates for this position must have demonstrated excellence and enthusiasm for teaching first-year writing and literature. Requirements include experience in teaching writing and evidence of scholarship or ability and enthusiasm to teach in at least three of the following:

•    Comparative and world literatures
•    Indigenous literatures
•    Subaltern literatures (queer, postcolonial, feminist)
•    Anglophone literatures beyond the US and UK
•    Creative writing (poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction)

College of the Atlantic is committed to increasing diversity, fostering inclusion, and achieving equity in all aspects of its work. We especially encourage candidates who demonstrate how their teaching, service, and research would contribute to making the college more inclusive, equitable, and diverse. We are particularly interested in an individual’s record working with students, colleagues, and communities who identify with the experiences of those historically excluded, under-represented or marginalized in higher education. The search committee welcomes applications from those historically under-represented in higher education.

Please send letter of interest, cv, statement of teaching philosophy to include your approach to and experience with teaching diverse learners, and descriptions of five courses you would be prepared to teach, along with the names of three references in one pdf document to litwritingsearch@coa.edu. Review of applications will begin March 23, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Appointment by the fall term of 2020 or winter 2021 is highly desirable.

April 10, 2020:  Update on timing for College of the Atlantic Literature/Writing Search

The search committee for Literature/Writing at College of the Atlantic notes that due to disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have begun reading applications on April 6, 2020 and will continue considering applications until the position is filled. Our campus is closed for spring term, and we will not complete the search until we can arrange full campus visits (Fall 2020 or later).
 
Thank you to all candidates for your patience during these rapidly changing times.

 

Teaching Staff: Director of Energy Education and Management — Temporarily Discontinued


College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time permanent teaching staff position to direct energy education and management at the college. In collaboration with faculty and staff, this position provides interdisciplinary educational opportunities for students in energy, sustainability, and related areas through classes, the Community Energy Center, and independent projects.

 The director provides leadership and expertise in all matters related to energy, moving the college toward greater use of renewable energy, decreasing overall energy use, and expanding educational opportunities for students in energy and related areas as we move towards our goal of being a fossil-fuel free campus by 2030. The director collects, analyzes, and tracks data and maintains records concerning COA’s energy consumption, purchase, and generation and performs cost-benefit analyses of current and proposed energy initiatives.  This work occurs on campus, including our farms and our island field stations, as well as collaborative work with the broader community.  The director’s time is divided roughly equally between teaching and administration.

We seek someone with strong technical skills and experience in energy who can help our students make connections to other areas, including sustainable food systems, climate change, community planning, and green business. The successful candidate will also help students think across temporal and spatial scales, connecting local energy projects with broader political and policy issues.

College of the Atlantic is committed to inclusive excellence.  We strive toward an open and diverse community that fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in higher education.  

COA is an interdisciplinary college of approximately 350 students and 35 faculty. Faculty are not organized via departments, and all students design their own major in human ecology. The average class size is 12.  Our educational approach integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and seeks to understand and improve the relationships between humans and their built, natural, and social-cultural environments. COA is a leader in sustainability in higher education. We have been named the greenest college in the US three times by the Princeton Review and have topped the Sierra Club’s list of cool schools twice. In 2013, COA became the first college in the nation to fully divest from fossil fuels.  In 2019 COA signed onto the Break Free From Plastic Campus Pledge — the first college in the US to do so — committing us to eliminate all single-use disposable plastics from campus by 2025.  COA students are active in local and state environmental politics and have participated in all UNFCCC Conferences of the Parties (negotiating sessions) since 2005.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Teach at least two courses yearly on renewable energy, energy conservation, and energy systems.  At least one course will be a practicum involving students in projects that work on energy, building systems, and sustainability.  In addition, the director will organize and direct independent studies and senior projects related to energy.
  • Oversee the Community Energy Center (CEC). Direct students in projects at the CEC during the academic year and during the summer at the college, including our farms and islands, and in local communities.
  • Provide campus-wide leadership to meet the college’s commitments in our Energy Framework, including our goal to be fossil fuel-free by 2030.
  • Collect, analyze, and track data and maintain records concerning COA’s energy consumption, purchase, and generation and perform cost-benefit analyses of current and proposed energy initiatives. 
  • Direct work on any CEC grants, such as the Rural Energy Development Agency (REDA) grant.
  • In collaboration with faculty and administrators, pursue grants for energy and sustainability projects on and off campus.
  • Participate in collaborative work on energy and sustainability with the Island Institute through the Fund for Maine Islands.
  • Oversee completion of sustainability and energy-related components of STARS and other internal and external reports and surveys.
  • Attend weekly meetings and act as a staff liaison to the student-led Campus Committee on Sustainability (CCS).

Work collaboratively with Campus Planning and Building Committee and the Director of Campus Planning and Buildings to analyze proposed campus projects from a sustainability perspective.

Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in engineering, environmental science, or another field related to renewable energy or energy conservation is strongly preferred, although we will consider candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and significant experience.  Teaching experience at the college level is strongly preferred. We are open to candidates with experience in any area of energy, including building science, community-based solar energy, and microgrids.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but for full consideration, please submit materials no later than Friday, October 25. To apply, please submit a current CV and a cover letter discussing your interest in and qualifications for the position to the address
energy-search@coa.edu.

 

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 could enhance the ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity of the College.