Painter

The COA Buildings and Grounds Department seeks to fill a full-time painting position. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of building maintenance and repair with an emphasis on painting related issues. This position maintains painting supplies and equipment and oversees the work of students or other temporary employees assigned to the painting team. A high school diploma or equivalent with at least three years of painting experience is preferred. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition relief for employee and dependents, health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and more.

Cover letter and resume should be sent by email to Millard Dority at mdority@coa.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Operating under broad guidelines from the Director of Campus Planning, Buildings and Public Safety and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the incumbent is responsible for all aspects of building maintenance and repair with an emphasis on painting related issues, whether it be building, grounds, or fixture, furniture or equipment. This position maintains equipment normally considered to be related to painting, including but not limited to, ladders, harnesses, scaffolding, power washers, paint sprayers, painting supplies, brusher etc. Displays a commitment to the unique mission of the college.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: *

• 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 paint shed and equipment to ensure that everything is in safe operating condition at all times.
• Monitors the condition of painting equipment, examples are, but not limited to, scaffolding, pressure washers, spray painters, ladders, steamers, etc. to ensure that each is safe to use and operated properly.
• Determines quantities, and orders paint and supplies needed for maintenance and construction projects.
• Assists the Campus Planning and Building Committee with design specification for specific projects.
• Paints both exterior and interior spaces, furniture and equipment as needed.
• Assists with or makes minor maintenance and repairs not painting 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, or when on-call
• Performs other related duties as required.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

A high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 3 years of painting experience is preferred.
Certification for, or an understanding of, the MDEPs standards for how to store and dispose of painting related hazardous and universal waste.
An ability to read, understand, and implement construction documents and specifications.
Certifications for all painting related power equipment.
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.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

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. Applicants must have a valid motor vehicle license.

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.

 

Open Faculty Position in Psychology

College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time, tenure-track equivalent faculty member to teach psychology (Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D, or equivalent degree in Psychology or a related field required). All students at COA design their own transdisciplinary degree within our single major of human ecology. A few students will go on to graduate studies in psychology; most will use psychology as a means of understanding the human mind, brain, and behavior. Students also use psychology courses to prepare for post-graduation work in the arts, business, counseling, education, healthcare, law and policy, sciences, and social work, among other occupations. As such, the college is particularly interested in candidates who can help students explore the relationships between individuals and the communities and institutions that shape their lives. As part of the college’s commitment to the practice of human ecology, candidates should be interested in collaborating with colleagues across disciplines and teaching psychology to students working on interdisciplinary projects.

The candidate is expected to develop a suite of courses that appeals to a wide range of students. Teaching responsibilities (5 courses per year) will include courses in at least three of the following areas:
• Health psychology
• Environmental Psychology
• Cultural psychology
• Neuropsychology

In addition to a seminar course in the candidates’ specialty, other desirable courses include, but are not limited to, cognitive psychology, contemporary psychology, decolonizing psychology, ecological psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, addictions, media and technology studies, personality and social development, political psychology, positive psychology, public health psychology, and social psychology.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to efforts to teach social science research methods, including statistics. Preference will be given to candidates with successful college teaching experience, who have experience in mixed-methods research (including community-based participatory research), and those who have a track record of or demonstrate strong potential for inter- or transdisciplinary collaboration.

The campus community has expressed particular interest in topics such as: health promotion within vulnerable populations, community health and wellness, racial justice, decolonization, economic justice, climate/environmental justice, alternative and caring economies, immigrant and refugee health, restorative justice, and human sexuality. We are particularly interested in candidates who can address these issues through their teaching, scholarship, and community engagement.

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, a concise statement of teaching philosophy including your approach to teaching diverse learners, and descriptions of three to five courses you would be prepared to teach, along with the names of three references, in one pdf document to psychologysearch@coa.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Appointment by the fall term of 2022 is highly desirable.

 

Admission Counselor

College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks an admission counselor to begin fall 2021. The admission counselor participates in all aspects of prospective student recruitment including communications with prospective students and parents, prospective student interviews and information sessions, and reading and reviewing applications. The admission counselor assists with marketing content creation, planning and coordinating online and in-person admission events, and planning and evaluating recruitment travel activities, which may include travel of approximately eight to 12 weeks each year (spread across fall and spring). The Admission Office plays a key role in COA’s commitment to diversity and anti-racism. We are actively working towards diversifying the student body, and the admission counselor will be heavily involved in supporting this mission.

Ideal candidates will have: strong and nuanced written, oral, and visual communication skills; strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and priorities, including travel schedules and logistics; 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; comfort with independent travel in the US and in other countries; Bachelor’s degree; experience in college admissions or working with the public; a driver’s license; strong computer skills; and an understanding of and enthusiasm for COA’s mission and programs. This is a full-time exempt position with a starting annual salary of $36,460. Complete job description follows.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names/contact information of three references to Todd Miner, assistant director of admission, tminer@coa.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

JOB DESCRIPTION

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

Summary: Reporting to the assistant director of admission, the admission counselor participates in all aspects of prospective student recruitment for College of the Atlantic including communications with prospective students and parents, prospective student interviews and information sessions, and reading and reviewing applications. The admission counselor assists with marketing content creation, planning and coordinating online and in-person admission events, and planning and evaluating recruitment travel activities, which may include travel of approximately eight to 12 weeks each year (spread across the fall and spring travel seasons). The Admission Office plays a key role in COA’s commitment to diversity and anti-racism. We are actively working towards diversifying the student body, and the admission counselor will be heavily involved in supporting this mission.

Responsibilities include:
Communications with prospective students
● Conduct interviews and information sessions with prospective students. Correspond with prospective students and their parents to provide information about the college.
● Build relationships with prospective students through emails, phone and video chats, and other communication methods as appropriate.
● Keep up-to-date on college happenings and data in order to share breadth and depth of information with prospective students.

Recruitment travel
● Visit high schools, attend college fairs, and host events as appropriate, promoting the college, building relationships with high schools and college counselors, and assisting students in the application process; this process may require six or more weeks of travel in the fall and four or more weeks of travel in the spring.
● Participate in evaluating travel outcomes and planning subsequent seasons.

Recruitment marketing and content creation
● Assist in the creation of content for recruitment marketing and communications, including email campaigns, social media and web content, and other print and digital pieces.
● Research and develop new communications venues as appropriate.

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.

Assist with recruitment events
● Assist with all admission office events (including Open Houses, the Fall Fly-In, Admitted Student Reception, Counselor Getaway, and other virtual and in-person events).

Assist with office operations
● Answer phones, provide campus tours, and assist in management of tour guides and work-study students.
● Assist mailroom staff when necessary.

Other responsibilities
● Assist with maintenance of admissions CRM platform (Slate).
● Coordinate the book award program.
● Assist in all aspects of organizing, preparing, and implementing the overall plan for recruitment and selection of students at COA.
● Actively participate in the COA community by attending meetings (as appropriate) such as the All College Meeting, staff, or trustee meetings, and standing/review/search committees as appropriate.
● Other duties as needed.

Ideal candidates will have: strong and nuanced written, oral, and visual communication skills; strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and priorities, including travel schedules and logistics; 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; comfort with independent travel in the US and in other countries; Bachelor’s degree; experience in college admissions or working with the public; a driver’s license; strong computer skills (G Suite, MS Office, social media, etc.); understanding of and enthusiasm for College of the Atlantic’s mission and programs.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names/contact information of three references to Todd Miner, assistant director of admission, tminer@coa.edu. Review of applications will begin in September 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Dining Room Coordinator

College of the Atlantic is seeking a part time front of the house person. This person will operate the point of sale system and oversee cash handling, inventory maintenance, supervision of work study students, and other general duties. At times, this person will help with food preparation and other catered events. Must be able to work well with students, staff and general public. Must be flexible, reliable and responsible. This is an 11-month position with December off. Hours are Monday-Friday 7am-1pm, with 5-6 weekend days for special events. Competitive pay based on experience. Please send resume to Lise Desrochers, Co-Director of Food Service, at ldesrochers@coa.edu. Electronic applications only. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. COA is an AA/EEO employer.

Custodian

College of the Atlantic seeks to fill a full-time custodial position. This position is responsible for all aspects of cleaning campus buildings, as well as some minor painting and maintenance repair projects. Weekend work required. A high school diploma or equivalent, with related experience, is preferred. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition relief for employee and dependents, health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and more. A complete job description follows.
Applicants should send resume and cover letter to Millard Dority, Director of Campus Planning, Building, and Public Safety, by email at mdority@coa.edu. Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Custodian
Department: Buildings & Grounds
Reports To: Assistant Director Building & Grounds

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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Cleans between 12 – 16,000 square feet of academic space including bathrooms, common areas.
Assists in the set up and break down of special events.
Maintains the inventory of cleaning supplies needed for assigned spaces and orders supplies through the Head Custodian
Replaces light bulbs throughout the various dormitories
Reports all maintenance problems to the Assistant Director of Buildings and Grounds
Assists students, faculty, and staff on the weekends as needed

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

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:
A high school diploma or equivalent with 6 months to 1 year of related experience is required
Some exposure to 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:
Supervise 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. 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. easily and often.

Night Security

Under the supervision of the director of Campus Planning, Building, and Public Safety, the night security position works closely with other night staff, buildings and grounds employees, and student life workers, in all aspects of public safety for College of the Atlantic, including but not limited to fire safety issues, student needs, cleaning, snow removal, assisting residential advisers with housing issues, and all aspects of health and safety conditions at COA. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition relief for employee and dependents, health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and more. Full job description follows. Send applications to mdority@coa.edu. Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Operating under broad guidelines from the Director of Campus Planning/Building & Grounds/Public Safety and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the incumbent is responsible for monitoring and ensuring the health and public safety of the people of the COA community and visitors and for protecting campus buildings, land and possessions. Displays a commitment to the unique mission of the college.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Conducts periodic building checks as outlined in the public safety manual to monitor the operation and condition of mechanical systems, the safety of the COA Community and guests and the security of COA assets.
Completes and files a nightly report recording the weather conditions, maintenance, safety and security concerns with the Director of Campus Planning, Building & Grounds, and Public Safety.
Bi-monthly examines and restocks first aid supplies, and ensures that all campus fire extinguishers are working properly.
Records and reports all maintenance, health and safety problems encountered during grounds and building checks to the Director of Campus Planning, Building & Grounds, and Public Safety or designee.
Assists the Assistant Director of Building & Grounds with night maintenance issues.
First response to night police or fire department incidents.
Assists the Director of Campus Planning, Building & Grounds, and Public Safety with resolving night emergency line calls. Investigates and researches situations as requested.
Escorts and transports community members and guests as needed.
Monitors campus special events: dances, parties and development office events.
Supervises the day-to-day activities of assigned work study students including scheduling, training, and performance evaluation and assist in the cleaning of 1,500 to 2,000 square fee of academic/administrative space.
Assists the day custodians with waxing floors in the evening hours.
Empties trash in common areas and assists with recycling whenever possible.

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.
Meets, greets and directs late arriving summer program participants to their dorm rooms.
Assists the Buildings & Grounds staff with stocking buildings with supplies as needed.
Performs other related duties as required.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:
A high school diploma or equivalent with 1 to 3 years of related experience is required
General understanding and familiarity with building mechanics and systems
Good judgment with the ability to make quick and accurate decisions
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:
Continuous walking, standing, stooping, pushing, pulling and driving. 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.

This is a third shift position and is the only adult position on campus after 2:00 a.m.

Daytime Cook

College of the Atlantic is seeking a person to assist with breakfast and lunch prep, service and clean up. Emphasis on creative, healthy, scratch cooking. Must work well in congenial atmosphere. A knowledge of vegetarian and vegan cooking and some cooking experience in a professional setting required. Hours are generally 6AM-1PM Monday-Friday. Must have some flexibility to work with catering and special events. 11 month position; includes benefits. Competitive wages and benefits based on experience. Send resume with references to ldesrochers@coa.edu. Electronic applications only, please.

 

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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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