Lead Groundskeeper

College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time Lead Groundskeeper. Some key responsibilities of this position include overseeing and participating in the maintenance and improvement of existing lawns, forests, hardscapes, and pedestrian and vehicular circulation, ensuring that all campus grounds are clean and safe, and organizing and conducting campus wide snow and ice removal.

A high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of three years of related experience with some supervisory experience is preferred; familiarity with landscaping, hardscaping, gardening, grounds maintenance, and related equipment; understanding of and enthusiasm for College of the Atlantic’s mission and programs is preferred. Benefits include health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and tuition relief for employee and dependents. This is a full-time salaried position.

A complete job description follows. Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and names of three (3) references to Dan Daigle, Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety, by email at ddaigle@coa.edu. Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately. College of the Atlantic is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity on its staff, faculty, student body, and other stakeholders. We actively seek the candidacy of all identities, ethnicities, experiences, orientations, and communities.

JOB DESCRIPTION  *MORE INFORMATION TO BE ADDED SHORTLY; CHECK BACK SOON*
Position Title: Lead Groundskeeper
Department: Buildings & Grounds
Reports to: Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety

GENERAL SUMMARY
Operating under broad guidelines from the Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the incumbent is responsible for all aspects of grounds maintenance, repairs, and improvements.

Essential Job Functions:
• Oversees and participates in the maintenance and improvement of existing lawns, forests, hardscapes, and pedestrian and vehicular circulation
• Ensure that all campus grounds are clean and safe
• Preparation of outdoor spaces for classes and other college events
• Supervises the day-to-day activities of assigned work-study students and temporary/seasonal workers including training and performance evaluations
• Organizes and conducts campus wide snow and ice removal
• Oversees regular maintenance and operation of lawn and garden tractors, mowers, string trimmers, snow blowers and plows, and hand tools
• Tracks and Maintains inventory of all grounds equipment and supplies
• Active member of the Campus Planning and Building Committee and Landscaping Subcommittee.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
• Actively participates in the COA community by attending meetings such as the All College Meeting, staff, or trustee meetings as appropriate
• Responds to police and fire related issues during regular operating hours
• Assists in the cleaning of buildings and other related duties when required
• Serves as “On Call” for night emergencies on a rotating basis.

Qualifications:
• A high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of three years of related experience, with some supervisory experience is preferred
• Familiarity with landscaping, hardscaping, gardening, grounds maintenance, and related equipment
• Sensitivity and awareness of different cultures, as well as, the ability to interact successfully with college age students and their families

Supervisory Responsibility:
Work study and temporary employees

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Continuous walking, standing, stooping, pushing, and pulling. Ability to lift, carry, and position objects utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques. Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions 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.

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 this role be able to contribute to these efforts.

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

Assistant Registrar

College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time Assistant Registrar. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Registrar’s office. This position assists and participates in administrative functions of the Registrar’s Office, including processing and maintenance of enrollment records, course registration, grades, graduation organization, and other audits and reports as required. The successful candidate must ensure the accuracy, integrity and security of student academic records. The Assistant Registrar reports to the Registrar and serves in a supervisory capacity to the Administrative Assistant and work-study students.

Bachelor’s Degree and experience working in a professional environment or higher education setting preferred. Ability to ensure compliance with FERPA and other federal, state and accreditation regulations while applying all College academic policies and regulations related to Registrar services; strong organization and prioritization skills; accuracy and attention to details; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and strong computer and database management skills preferred.

A complete job description follows. Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and the contact information of three (3) references to Krystal Poulin, Registrar, by email at kpoulin@coa.edu Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately. College of the Atlantic is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity on its staff, faculty, student body, and other stakeholders. We actively seek the candidacy of all identities, ethnicities, experiences, orientations and communities.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Position Title: Assistant Registrar
Department: Academic Services - Registrar’s Office
Reports to: Registrar

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Operating under broad guidelines from the Registrar and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Registrar’s office, manages, and assists with the tasks below. In general, this position assists and participates in administrative functions of the Registrar’s Office, including processing and maintenance of enrollment records, course registration, grades, and transfer of credit, transcripts, and other audits and reports as required. The Assistant Registrar reports to the Registrar and serves in a supervisory capacity to the Administrative Assistant and work-study students. This will be a full time, salaried position.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Assists in maintaining records and entering database information.
• Oversees processing of academic record requests and ensures completeness and accuracy of transcripts.
• Coordinates schedules and training and supervises day-to-day activities of Administrative Assistant and assigned work-study students.
• Assists with tracking, processing and accountability of grades and evaluation entry.
• Tracks student progress toward satisfaction of degree requirements, and counsels students for this purpose.
• Manages graduation process and commencement organization.
• Responds to e-mail and walk-in inquiries and requests from faculty, staff, alumni, students, and parents.
• Prepares reports and correspondence for: faculty, staff, students, and parents when requested.
• Coordinates honorarium payments for supervisors of independent studies and senior projects.
• Assists with tracking and maintenance of immunization status.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:
• Bachelor’s Degree; experience working in a professional environment or higher education setting.
• Strong leadership skills, including direct supervision of staff.
• Detail oriented, ability to problem solve and collaborate with others.
• Strong organization and prioritization skills.
• Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills, collegiality.
• Proficiency with technology especially with Microsoft Office suite (experience with database management, Microsoft Access, and Student Information System software is preferred).
• Ensure the accuracy, integrity, and security of student academic records by interpreting and abiding by all College academic policies and regulations and complying with FERPA and other federal, state and accreditation regulations.
• Demonstrated commitment to delivering excellent service to students, faculty, staff, and other constituents.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Sensitive to and awareness of different cultures, as well, as, the ability to interact successfully with college age students and their families.
• Commitment to the mission and values of the College of the Atlantic.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Krystal Poulin: kpoulin@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.

Assistant to the Provost

College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time Assistant to the Provost. Some key responsibilities of this position include working closely with the Academic Affairs Committee, creating contracts and budgets for visiting faculty, and providing direct support to the office of the Provost. This position is also responsible for assigning space needs on campus, and editing the course catalogue’s policies, procedures, and deadlines.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a higher education setting; significant managerial experience; and understanding of and enthusiasm for College of the Atlantic’s mission and programs is preferred. Benefits include health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and tuition relief for employee and dependents. This is a full-time salaried position with a proposed start date of summer 2022.

A complete job description follows. Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and names of three (3) references to Barbara Carter by email at bcarter@coa.edu. Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately. College of the Atlantic is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity on its staff, faculty, student body, and other stakeholders. We actively seek the candidacy of all identities, ethnicities, experiences, orientations, and communities.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Position Title:
Assistant to the Provost
Department: Academic Services, Reports to the Provost

General Summary
The Assistant to the Provost works closely with the Academic Affairs Committee, creating contracts and budgets for visiting faculty, and provides direct support to the office of the Provost. This position is also responsible for assigning space needs on campus, and editing the course catalogue’s policies, procedures, and deadlines. Detailed responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Works with the Academic Affairs Committee, the Registrar, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on curriculum planning and scheduling
• Acts as the Academic Probation Officer
• Manages the student expeditionary fund and provides support for Provost Office reports
• Serves as part of the Academic Services Advising team
• Prepares contract letters and coordinate all needs for visiting faculty
• Maintains a personnel database for visiting faculty
• Oversees the use of all space on campus once the academic class schedule is set
• Updates all polices, deadlines, staff/faculty/adjuncts, tuition and fees listed in the annual catalog
• Coordinates and manages the Summer Field Institute Program(s) with the Provost.
• Manages on campus apartments
• Provides Copyright clearance information and pay invoices
• Maintains mailboxes for faculty and staff
• Maintains and distributes the campus wide phone list
• Assigns faculty offices with Provost
• Supervises work study students in Academic Services Office
• Other duties as assigned/needed.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have: experience in an academic environment, proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and Access, SIS software (experience with CAMS preferred), strong written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and priorities; comfort speaking and working with people from a wide range of backgrounds; a warm personality; demonstrated commitment to embracing the work of examining bias, understanding various forms of oppression, and pursuing and promoting anti-racist practices and values; willingness to take initiative; ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a higher education setting; significant managerial experience; understanding of and enthusiasm for College of the Atlantic’s mission and programs is preferred.

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. More information about the college’s commitment and strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion can be found here: https://www.coa.edu/about/dei/
This is a full-time exempt position with an anticipated start date in summer of 2022.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and names/contact information for three references to Barbara Carter, bcarter@coa.edu Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Assistant Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety

College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time Assistant Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety. Some key responsibilities of this position include assisting in coordinating and managing all aspects of the physical plant, assisting in supervising all members of the Buildings and Grounds team, and assisting in coordinating project management of new building projects and ongoing building renovations, as well as all grounds initiatives and plans across campus. This position also oversees the training of drivers and the maintenance and scheduling of vehicles in the college’s fleet.
Minimum of three years of relevant experience with increasing managerial responsibilities or relevant bachelor’s degree; knowledge of relevant federal, state, and municipal regulations; understanding of and enthusiasm for College of the Atlantic’s mission and programs is preferred. Benefits include health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and tuition relief for employee and dependents. This is a full-time salaried position.
A complete job description follows. Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and names of two (2) references to Dan Daigle, Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety, by email at ddaigle@coa.edu. Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Job Description
Position Title: Assistant Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety
Department: Buildings & Grounds
Reports To: Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety

General Summary:
Operating under broad guidelines from the Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the incumbent is responsible for supporting and performing all aspects of the physical plant and campus grounds. The incumbent will assist the Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety in supervising a team of staff, work study students, and short-term, external consultants/workers to ensure the campus facilities serve the academic and student-life program effectively and efficiently.

Essential Job Functions:
• Assists with all aspects of the physical plant, both maintenance and safety of the physical plant
• Assists with the maintenance, cleaning, and safety of all buildings and grounds of the main campus and other properties owned by the college as appropriate
• Assists in supervising all members of the Buildings and Grounds team
• Mentors and leads the management of a large cohort of work-study students
• Assists with project management of new building projects and ongoing building renovations
• Assists with management of all grounds initiatives and plans across campus
• Serves as the chair to Campus Planning and Building Committee (CPBC) and as campus liaison
• Oversees the training of drivers and the maintenance and scheduling of vehicles in the college’s fleet.
• Provides shared responsibility for the operation of the 24-hour COA campus emergency line.
• Coordinates support and oversees logistics for school events, including but not limited to: parking and traffic circulation during such events, setup and teardown, waste management, security, etc.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
• Minimum of three years of relevant experience with increasing managerial responsibilities or relevant bachelor’s degree
• Familiarity and experience with building system trades, including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, maintenance, custodial, and landscape
• Knowledge of relevant Federal, State, and Municipal regulations
• Thriving in and supporting a collaborative team, especially staff and students
• Comfort and agility to work with students and staff from diverse cultures
• Creative, entrepreneurial thinking in a resource-constrained environment
• A strong work ethic and sense of humor
• Strong communication skills with the ability to convey essential information in a timely manner
• The ability to assess tradeoffs between mission advancement and costs
• Ability to coordinate multiple ongoing projects in parallel

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Continuous walking, standing, stooping, pushing, and pulling. Ability to lift, carry, and position objects utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques. Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions 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.

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 this role be able to contribute to these efforts.

Weekend Custodian

College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time weekend custodian. Some key responsibilities of this position include cleaning between 12,000 – 16,000 square feet of academic space including bathrooms and common areas, assisting in the setup and breakdown of special events, and maintaining the inventory of cleaning supplies needed for assigned spaces and ordering supplies in consultation with the Head Custodian.

A high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 6 months of related experience is required; some experience with internal and external painting; understanding of and enthusiasm for College of the Atlantic’s mission and programs is preferred. Benefits include health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and tuition relief for employee and dependents. This is a full-time hourly position.

A complete job description follows. Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and names of two (2) references to Dan Daigle, Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety, by email at ddaigle@coa.edu. Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Job Description
Position Title: Weekend Custodian
Department: Buildings & Grounds
Reports To: Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety

General Summary:
Operating under general supervision from the Head Custodian and the Assistant Director of Building & Grounds and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the incumbent is responsible for cleaning, painting and minor repairs of campus buildings and under the Director of Campus Planning, Building & Grounds, and Public Safety the safety and security of all housing during unusual circumstances. This role reports on weekend days as well as some weekdays. The weekend custodian and the supervisor will work out details of the schedule.

Essential Job Functions:
• Cleans between 12,000 – 16,000 square feet of academic space including bathrooms, common areas.
• Assists in the setup and breakdown of special events.
• Maintains the inventory of cleaning supplies needed for assigned spaces and orders supplies in consultation with the Head Custodian
• Replaces light bulbs throughout the various dormitories
• Reports all maintenance problems to the Assistant Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
• Actively participates in the COA community by attending meetings such as the All College Meeting, staff or trustee meetings as appropriate.
• Assists the Director of Buildings & Grounds with winter conditions when necessary
• Responds to police and fire related issues during weekend hours.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications:
• A high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 6 months of related experience is required
• Some experience with internal and external painting
• Familiarity with cleaning products and equipment.
• Sensitive to and awareness of different cultures, as well as, the ability to interact successfully with college age students and their families.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Weekend work study students

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Continuous walking, standing, stooping, pushing, and pulling. Ability to lift, carry, and position objects utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques. Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions 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.

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 this role be able to contribute to these efforts.

Director of Residence Life and the Student Experience

College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time Director of Residence Life and the Student Experience. Some key responsibilities of this position include directing and managing all aspects of the residence life program (including selecting, training, and supporting the college’s team of approximately 20 resident advisors), providing crisis response (some nights, weekends, and breaks) as part of the on-call team, and serving as a member of the Student Support Team. This position is also responsible for overseeing prevention, education, response, and resolution efforts related to incidents of student conflict and behavior issues.

Minimum of five years of relevant experience in higher education and a relevant bachelor’s degree; familiarity with supporting students with mental health issues and with negotiating student privacy and confidentiality; knowledge of and experience with Title IX and other anti-discrimination regulations; understanding of and enthusiasm for College of the Atlantic’s mission and programs is preferred. Benefits include health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and tuition relief for employee and dependents. This is a full-time salaried position.

A complete job description and application instructions follows. Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and names of three (3) references to Ingrid Hill, by email at ihill@coa.edu Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately. College of the Atlantic is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity on its staff, faculty, student body, and other stakeholders. We actively seek the candidacy of all identities, ethnicities, experiences, orientations and communities.

  • Job Description
    Position Title:  Director of Residence Life and the Student Experience
    Department: Reports to Dean of Student Life

    General Summary
    Reporting to the Dean of Student Life, the Director of Residence Life and the Student Experience is a full time employee, who manages the college’s residence life program including supervision of the resident advisor team and will be responsible for managing processes related to discrimination, student conflict and other behavioral issues.

    Essential Job Functions:
  • Direct the residence life program
    • Select, train, and supervise the college’s team of approximately 20 Resident Advisors
    • Support RAs in building house community and managing issues and interpersonal conflict arising in campus housing
  • In collaboration with others, provide support and programming to help students thrive
    • Serve as a member of the Student Support Team
    • Provide crisis response (some nights, weekends, and breaks) as part of the on-call team
    • Collaborate with the Director of Student Support and Wellness and/or the Dean of Student Life to respond to student mental health issues, when those above are unavailable
  • Oversee prevention, education, response, and resolution efforts related to incidents of student conflict and behavior issues
    • Resolve issues of student behavior falling outside our community expectations, including discrimination and bias, using formal and informal complaint and conflict resolution processes
    • Serve as the college’s Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator for incidents involving student issues that fall under the college’s Title IX Policy and Sexual Misconduct Policy
    • Serve, as needed, as chair of student social misconduct hearing boards
    • Coordinate training for students, related to sexual misconduct, gender discrimination, bystander/upstander engagement and other appropriate topics
    • Work with relevant groups to revise or develop additional processes for responding to discrimination and bias, possibly including a Bias Education Response Team
    • Work closely with the Campus Safety Coordinator to ensure a safe and welcoming campus environment
  • Membership on appropriate committees relevant to the position
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Master’s preferred) with 5+ years of experience in higher education
  • Familiarity with supporting students with mental health issues and with negotiating student privacy and confidentiality
  • Knowledge of and experience with Title IX and other anti-discrimination regulations
  • Knowledge of and experience with traditional and alternative methods of resolving student conduct issues, including mediation, restorative justice, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to respond and adapt to dynamic situations
  • Experience with and ability to work with students and staff from diverse cultures and of diverse identities
  • Capacity to balance competing priorities in a highly demanding environment
  • Sense of humor and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Willing to work some nights and weekends

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 incumbent be able to contribute to these efforts.

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

 

Grant Writer

College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time Grant Writer to join the Institutional Advancement Team. The successful candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to build a grant program that increases revenue and advances institutional priorities. Bachelor’s degree with five or more years of experience writing and managing grants. Competitive salary and benefits include health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and tuition relief for employee and dependents.
A full job description follows. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references electronically to Shawn Keeley, dean of institutional advancement, skeeley@coa.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately with the goal of filling the position as soon as possible.

Job Description
Position Title: Grant Writer    
Department: Reports to Dean of Institutional Advancement

GENERAL SUMMARY
Operating under broad guidelines from the Dean of Institutional Advancement and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the Grant Writer is responsible for the college’s grant program.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
● Works with the Dean of Institutional Advancement, faculty, and staff to develop a grant program that identifies opportunities, develops proposals, and increases funds raised through grant writing.
● Researches grant funding prospects and conducts institutional research.
● In collaboration with faculty and staff, prepares and submits proposals to foundations, government agencies, and other institutional funders.
● Recommends and implements cultivation and stewardship strategies for grant funders and their program officers and trustees.
● Develops and maintains systems to track grant activity and manage grant financials.
● In collaboration with faculty and staff, prepares and submits narrative and financial grant reports.
● Acts as the liaison with the Business Office for grant financial management.
● Assists the Dean of Institutional Advancement in reporting to the Board of Trustees.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Actively participates in the COA community by attending meetings such as the All College Meeting, staff, faculty, or trustee meetings. Participates in standing, review, and search committees and working groups as appropriate.
● Supports Institutional Advancement summer events as necessary.
● Performs other related duties as assigned.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED
● Bachelor’s degree with five or more years of experience writing and managing grants.
● Demonstrated excellence in writing and editing.
● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to function well in a team environment.
● Excellent organization and planning skills with the ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities.
● Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software or similar relational database.
● Understanding of higher education and a commitment to the values of College of the Atlantic.
● Sensitivity to and awareness of different cultures, and the ability to interact successfully with diverse colleagues and college students.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
Work-Study students

WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical surroundings are generally pleasant and comfortable with minimal exposure to injury or other hazards. The role is office based work with the freedom of movement. May spend extended periods at terminal, on telephone, or operating other office machines.

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. More information about the college’s commitment and strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion can be found here: https://www.coa.edu/about/dei/

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Shawn Keeley, Dean of institutional advancement, skeeley@coa.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately with the goal of filling the position as soon as possible.


Faculty Position in Ecological Design

College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time faculty member to serve as the Charles Eliot Chair in Ecological Planning, Policy and Design. Since the Chair was first established at College of the Atlantic, it has been a studio-based faculty position. We seek to expand its purview beyond the influence of Eliot’s regional and cultural legacy in the Northeast USA in order to serve more varied communities and ecologies. Understanding the human ecological interfaces within and between human settlement and the landscape is fundamental to the enterprise of creating more compassionate and sustainable relationships in the world.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Chair holder will design courses to provide students the agency to learn applied design within the studio workshop; examine ways to shape more sustainable and equitable built environments while understanding the aesthetics of the spatial, societal, political, and the ecological within a larger and more inclusive historical, social, and cultural context. We aim to expand the range of architectural study at COA to include applicable spatial discourses and emergent fields of sustainable design within a studio setting through courses that, for example, query the built environment as it relates to climate justice and aim to be systematically responsive to diverse natural and cultural locations.
We seek a teacher with practical expertise in the architectural/landscape design studio and planning in the field; one who is experienced both in crafting drawings by hand and with software applications, and alert to emerging technologies. The faculty member would be expected to offer courses that utilize our GIS Lab. A faculty in this position is expected to inspire the development of a student’s ability to analyze, appraise, model, participate and employ critical thinking in transdisciplinary processes that support communities and protect ecologies.
A candidate should be able to offer a constellation of courses in at least three of the following areas: Landscape Architecture, Environmental Aesthetics, Land Use Planning, Urban Design and/or Planning, Community-Engaged Architectural Practice, Building Science and Technology, Environmental Design and Policy. The successful candidate is also expected to offer at least one foundational studio course as part of the Arts and Design introductory curriculum.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Terminal degree in architecture (M. Arch. or Ph.D.), landscape architecture, or one of the listed areas of course offerings is required. We prefer a candidate with a proven record of exemplary teaching experience and professional achievement.
The committee will seek evidence that the candidate has the ability to help students plan, conceptualize, and carry out independent research projects; challenge and inspire students to understand and use methodological and theoretical insights in complex, creative, and practical ways.
We encourage applicants with interests across the sciences, arts, and humanities who are comfortable working collaboratively in a college without a formal architecture program – with colleagues from different disciplinary traditions within the broad-based transdisciplinary curriculum of the college. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to simultaneously engage students at different levels and varying academic interests and motivations. Advising and mentoring students, directing senior projects, supervising independent studies and other local research projects are part of the responsibilities of faculty membership.

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit the following materials as a single attached PDF document to ecoarchsearch@coa.edu by January 20, 2022. Review of the submitted materials begins January 7. Please include your name in the subject line of the email and at the start of file names: surname_first name_title of document.

• Letter of Application
• Curriculum Vitae including full names with complete contact information for three references.
• Portfolio of selected examples of professional, teaching, scholarly and/or design/architectural work.
• 500-word description of your Teaching Philosophy
• A concise diversity, equity and inclusion statement. This may include personal experience; ways you have built your understanding of DEI beyond your lived experience; and, specific ways that you have and plan to incorporate these in your approach to teaching, mentorship, and service.
• 5-7 short course proposals (brief descriptions not syllabi). These can be previously taught courses; however, at least 2 of these should be courses you’d like to teach and have not yet had the opportunity to do so. Please include at least one foundational course; and one advanced course incorporating your research/practice interests.
Please direct any questions to the committee chair: Catherine Clinger, cclinger@coa.edu.
COA is an interdisciplinary college of approximately 350 students and 35 faculty – where theory is tied to practice. Faculty are not organized via departments and all students design their own major in Human Ecology (BA, MPhil). The average class size is 13. 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.

Our college is in the process of reaffirming and actively renovating our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity. We recognize that it is our responsibility to provide a working and learning environment that sustains, rather than defines individuals. College of the Atlantic acknowledges that we all arrive to COA from different horizons of experience, at different times. Therefore, the DEI process at COA is ongoing, stretching beyond institutional ‘statements’ into continuous and tangible transformational actions. We welcome new participants in the process of living up to this commitment to our colleagues, our students, the greater community and the world.


 

 

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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.

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