Manager of  Donor Engagement

COA’s development program is looking for a dynamic self-starter to serve as Manager of Donor Engagement. Under the direction of Dean of Institutional Advancement, the Manager of Donor Engagement develops, plans, implements and evaluates all aspects of COA’s engagement plan including events planning and implementation, stewardship emails, donor research, impact reporting, and other duties designed to enhance our moves management process with donors and prospective donors. Candidates please send a letter of application and resume to lboulger@coa.edu by February 28, 2018. Electronic applications only, please.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title:     Manager of Donor Engagement    Department:    Development   
Reports To:    Dean of Institutional Advancement
                        
GENERAL SUMMARY:
Under the direction of management, the Donor Engagement Manager develops, plans, implements and evaluates all aspects of COA’s engagement plan including events planning and implementation, stewardship emails, donor research, impact reporting, and other duties designed to enhance our moves management process with donors and prospective donors.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: *
•    Plans and implements strategies to actively engage donors of COA. Includes events, mailings, regional visits, and major gift solicitation efforts to reach fundraising goals.
•    Coordinates summer calendar of events, lines up speakers, organizes space, and executes logistics for summer series. Helps coordinate Champlain Institute, graduation, convocation and other institutional events.
•    Develops multi-platform communication such as email newsletter, mailings, reports, web-hosted calendar of events, other email and social media communications regarding news about COA.
•    Responsible for gathering and tracking data about donor and prospects including correct contact information – Phones, mailing address, emails, etc.
•    Writes impact reports for key donors.
•     Edits and proofs COA publications.

 OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•    Actively participates in the COA community by attending meetings such as the All College Meeting, staff, or trustee meetings.  Participates in standing, review or search committees as appropriate.
•    Performs other related duties as required.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:
A Bachelor’s degree with 3 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Proven ability to, lead, energize and inspire cooperation in a volunteer environment
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to function well in a team environment
Excellent organization, planning, and written 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

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
Work Study Students

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Physical surroundings are generally pleasant and comfortable with minimal exposure to injury or other hazards.  Some physical effort required. Must be able to walk while carrying 30 pounds, go up and down stairs, set up tables, chairs. Normally seated with the freedom of movement on a regular basis handling of materials and supplies.  May spend extended periods at terminal, on a telephone, or operating other office machines, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.

 

Assistant Director of Admission

Under the supervision of the dean of admission, the assistant director of admission works closely with other admission staff in all aspects of prospective student recruitment for College of the Atlantic, including marketing, travel, and communications with prospective students and parents. The assistant director assists with research, preparation of summary reports, and development and implementation of recruitment plans and activities. Successful applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of college admissions, college counseling, or program coordination experience. Applications should be submitted electronically by February 9, 2018. Please submit cover letter and resume to Heather Albert-Knopp, dean of admission, halbert-knopp@coa.edu.

Job Title: Assistant Director of Admission
Department: Office of Admission
Reports to: Dean of Admission

Summary: Under the supervision of the dean of admission, the assistant director of admission works closely with other admission staff in all aspects of prospective student recruitment for College of the Atlantic, including marketing, travel, and communications with prospective students and parents. The assistant director oversees several programs including the college’s student tour guides, book award program, and several social media accounts, and works on special projects particularly in recruitment communication, such as writing email copy and developing content for digital and print materials. The assistant director also assists with research, preparation of summary reports, and development and implementation of recruitment plans and activities.

Responsibilities Include:
    Program coordination
•    Coordinate COA’s book award program
•    Recruit, train, schedule, and supervise student tour guides for the admission office
•    Assist with all admission office events (including the Fall Fly-In, Fall Open House, Admitted Student Reception, Online Information Sessions, and Counselor Getaway)
    
    Recruitment communications and content creation
•    Create and edit content for recruitment communications, including email campaigns, social media and web content, and other print and digital communications pieces.
•    Research and develop new communications venues as appropriate.
•    Participate in the maintenance of the college’s website.

    Manage a recruitment territory & conduct recruitment travel
•    Territory will likely include the mid-Atlantic region and transfer students.
•    Working in close consultation with the Recruitment Travel Coordinator, visit high schools, attend college fairs, and host events as appropriate, promoting the college and assisting students in the application process; this process may require 3 or more weeks of domestic and/or international travel in the fall and 2 or more weeks of travel in the spring.
•    Evaluate travel outcomes, and assist in development and implementation of subsequent years’ travel plans.

    Communications with prospective students and high schools
•    Conduct interviews and information sessions with prospective students. Correspond with prospective students and their parents to provide information about the college.
•    Assist with maintenance of a database of prospective students and participate in proactive recruitment.
•    Keep up-to-date on college happenings and data in order to share breadth and depth of information with prospective students.
•    Coordinate responses to the college’s inquiry email account, Tumblr, and more.
•    Assist in development and implementation of high school outreach plans.  

    Review candidates for admission to the college
•    Read applications for admission to the college each year, and evaluate according to the college’s enrollment goals. Participate in the admission committee review process.  
    
    Other responsibilities
•    Assist the dean and other staff in all aspects of organizing, preparing, implementing, and analyzing the overall plan for recruitment and selection of students at COA.
•    Assist with office operations such as preparing mailings, answering phones, and using Slate software/database system.
•    Actively participate in the COA community by attending meetings (as appropriate) such as the All College Meeting, staff, or trustee meetings. Participate in standing, review, or search committees as appropriate.
•    Other duties as needed. 

Ideal candidates will have: 3-5 years of experience in college admissions or in program management/coordination; strong written, oral, and visual communication skills; comfort talking and working with people from a wide range of backgrounds; a warm personality; ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team; comfort with independent travel in the US and in other countries; very strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and priorities; Bachelor’s degree; driver’s license; strong computer skills (MS Office, social media) and ability to learn new systems quickly; understanding of and enthusiasm for College of the Atlantic’s mission and programs.

Faculty Member in Computer Science

The College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time faculty member in Computer Science.  The successful candidate will be the first faculty member in computer science at COA. The faculty member will offer a range of classes to help students gain basic to advanced programming skills, while introducing students to the central questions of computer science and exposing them to the styles of thought and habits of mind associated with computer scientists. The faculty member is expected to help students make connections between computer science and other areas of the curriculum, including art and design and the humanities, as well as the natural and social sciences.

In addition to introductory and intermediate programming classes, we are interested in a candidate who can offer engaging and challenging courses that explore the intersections of computer science and computing with different aspects of the human experience and academic and creative areas. Examples of such classes might include some of the following: cryptography and computer security, information visualization, human-computer interaction, machine learning and artificial intelligence, generative art, digital humanities, agent-based modeling, data mining, and micro-controller programming (e.g, Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices).

The successful candidate must have the ability and interest in teaching some courses in mathematics or related areas. These might not be math classes per se, but it is essential that this faculty member’s classes connect strongly with the existing mathematics curriculum and offer courses that meet the college’s quantitative reasoning requirement. It is essential that the faculty member has a background in computing and programming and be enthusiastic about and focused on developing creative ways to teach computer science to students with a wide range of backgrounds and goals. The faculty member should have a Ph.D. in computer science, engineering, computational science, applied mathematics, physics, or a related area and demonstrated potential for excellent and innovative teaching.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for the position, and a brief statement of teaching that includes a discussion of the roles of computer science in an interdisciplinary curriculum. The CV should include contact information for three professional references; please do not have references send letters. For full consideration, please submit all application materials as a single pdf file to cs@coa.edu by November 27, 2017.


 

 

 

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.