Full Time Faculty Member in Music

Teaching Staff: Director of Energy

Creative Services Manager

Dean for Institutional Advancement

Open Position in Literature and Writing

 

Full Time Faculty Member in Music

Anticipated start date: August 2021
College of the Atlantic (COA) is seeking a scholar, practitioner and instructor of music in relation to global, contemporary and historic composing, performing, and listening practices. The anticipated start date will be in August of 2021. The successful candidate will be the sole full-time faculty member in music and will have great freedom in shaping the COA music program. This hire will be responsible for developing a wide range of coursework, directing and advising student projects and producing a variety of public performance events. Candidates should have an active creative/studio practice as well as a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching including studio courses in instrumental performance, music theory, music history, and composition. Experience directing student ensembles that accommodate a variety of skill levels is desirable. The candidate should also have experience working with current software, sound recording and production tools and knowledge of emerging technologies. The job requires a strong interest in exploring connections and developing collaborations between music and other areas of the COA curriculum. We encourage applicants who bring highly innovative, uniquely interdisciplinary perspectives and cross cultural approaches to their work. We are especially interested in applicants whose practice, research and teaching explores the intersection of music and questions of race, class and gender.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary responsibilities include teaching 5 courses per academic year, devising and nurturing a unique, robust, consistent music curriculum that provides solo and ensemble public performance opportunities. Courses will cover a variety of instruments, methods, music history, theory and composition. We welcome course work in other areas as well, including (but not limited to) ethnomusicology, vocal production and performance, music technology and music education. This faculty will advise on a limited number of senior projects and independent studies, responding effectively to evolving student interest and need. They will also supervise the COA recording lab and practice spaces, oversee the care and maintenance of all studio instruments/equipment and contribute effectively to required college service assignments and governance.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in a directly related field or equivalent professional experience and significant interest in unconventional, transdisciplinary education. They will have a broad and deep understanding of creative and experimental practice and methods as well as knowledge of current trends and transformations in the field. They will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and be committed to developing an effective, innovative and inclusive curriculum for a student body with wildly diverse interests and experience levels. They will also be capable of fostering a collaborative classroom environment that welcomes all learners, attracts and engages students and offers multiple approaches to music study.

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit the following materials as a single attached PDF document to
musicsearch@coa.edu. Please include your name in the subject line of the email and in the file title.

● A letter of application
● An updated Curriculum Vitae including full names and complete contact information for three references.
● A clear and easily accessible sampling of creative work (via link(s) to professional website,
youtube, vimeo etc.)
● A concise diversity, equity and inclusion statement, directly tied to personal pedagogical approach and teaching philosophy.
● 5-7 short course proposals (brief descriptions not syllabi). These can be courses you’ve taught before and/or courses you’d like to teach. Please include at least one foundational course, one advanced course incorporating personal research/practice interests, and one interdisciplinary team-taught course.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to the committee chair: Jodi Baker jbaker@coa.edu

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Teaching Staff: Director of Energy

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, hands-on 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 increasing diversity, fostering inclusion, and achieving equity in all aspects of our work. We especially encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate how their teaching, service, and research would contribute to making the college more inclusive, equitable, and diverse. The search committee welcomes applications from members of groups that have been historically 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 years in a row 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, physics, environmental science, or another field related to renewable energy or energy conservation is preferred, although we also welcome 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 January 8, 2021. To apply, please submit a current CV and a cover letter discussing your interest in and qualifications for the position to energy-search@coa.edu.

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Creative Services Manager

Department: COA Communications
Reports To: Director of Communications
Description: FLSA Exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Operating under broad guidelines from the Director of Communications, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the Creative Services Manager is responsible for the design, layout, and production of COA print and electronic materials including the COA Magazine, course catalog, advancement mailings, materials and publications, and admissions materials. The Creative Services Manager also serves an integral role on the COA Webteam, maintaining and updating the college’s website, coa.edu.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:*

  • Works closely with department and organizational heads to design and coordinate printing of all publications (including but not limited to invitations, annual report, magazine, brochures, flyers, mailers, posters, stationary, etc.) used by the college or offices or departments within
  • Oversees the brand management of College of the Atlantic. Develops and distributes guidelines concerning reproduction of COA’s visual identity to all College departments and organizations
  • Oversees the branding of COA through coa.edu, print, social media, and digital publications to ensure consistency
  • Develops production briefs for each publication outlining the purpose of the publication, its audience, design and production timeline, and printing publication schedule
  • Works with outside vendors to procure the best value for printed pieces
  • Supervises the day-to-day activities of assigned work study students including scheduling, training, and performance evaluation
  • Works on the COA Webteam, using the coa.edu content management system to provide updates and services to offices across the college; interfaces with and assists the COA web provider on website projects and updates; updates website content

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 governance and search committees as appropriate
  • 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 Creative Services Manager be able to contribute to these efforts.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of related experience in graphic design work or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and web design and publishing software
  • Comfortable working across social media platforms
  • Experience with web design
  • Enthusiasm to learn basic HTML/CSS; prior experience a plus
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and adhere to budgets
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Excellent creative sense, organizational skills, and efficient/productive
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to function well in a collaborative, team environment
  • Understanding of higher education and a commitment to the values of the College of the Atlantic
    Sensitive to and aware of different cultures, as well as the ability to interact successfully with college age students and their families

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
May supervise 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 – able to walk up and down stairs carrying 20 pounds.
  • 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.

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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send cover letter, resume, and portfolio (or link) to creativeservices@coa.edu. Electronic applications only, please.

COA is an AA/EEO employer.

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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.

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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.

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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.