College of the Atlantic

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

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

06/24/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
College of the Atlantic is seeking a part-time Day Dining Room Supervisor. 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. Wages based on experience. Benefits include eligibility for health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and tuition relief for employee and dependents. 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.
06/24/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
College of the Atlantic is seeking a person to supervise operations at the cafe from 12pm to 3pm and front of house operations in the dining hall from 3pm to close, usually 7:30pm. Responsibilities include operating the point of sale system, assisting with setup and breakdown of daily operations, assisting with menus and ordering for the daytime cafe and managing the evening cafe, and supporting the night cook as time permits. Must work well in a congenial atmosphere with students, staff and general public.  Position is 11-months/year with December off. Wages based on experience. Benefits include eligibility for health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and tuition relief for employee and dependents. Send resume with references to KSebelin@coa.edu. Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
06/24/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
College of the Atlantic is seeking a person to assist with breakfast and lunch prep, service, and clean-up. Emphasis is on creative, healthy, scratch cooking. Must work well in a congenial atmosphere. A knowledge of vegetarian and vegan cooking and some cooking experience in a professional setting required. This position will normally work 6 AM to 1PM, Mon-Fri, but must have some flexibility to work with catering and special events. 11-month position per year; includes benefits. Wages based on experience. Benefits include eligibility for health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and tuition relief for employee and dependents. Send resume with references to ldesrochers@coa.edu. Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 
06/24/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time Academic Services Assistant. Key responsibilities of this position include: coordinating space needs on campus, facilitating the course catalog’s annual revisions, assisting the academic advising team, processing contracts for visiting faculty, and providing direct support to faculty and the office of the Provost.  The preferred candidate will have strong interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills, a high level of professionalism and confidentiality, and an understanding of and support for the college’s mission.  A bachelor’s degree and/or experience in an academic or administrative setting is strongly 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 can be found at https://www.coa.edu/human-resources/job-openings/...
06/13/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
College of the Atlantic is seeking a full-time staff person whose primary role is to advise and support a significant population of international college students.  College of the Atlantic is a small, private, mission-driven institution with a focus in human ecology. Approximately 25% of our students come from countries other than the United States and are studying here in F-1 status.  The Coordinator of International Student Services needs to have well-developed interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated capacity to work with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Given that this is a one-person office (operating within the Student Life Team), the successful candidate must possess the ability to work independently and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a high attention to detail. Direct experience with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and/or immigration regulations pertaining to F-1 status is required. Previous...
05/18/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
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...
05/17/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
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 can be found at https://www.coa.edu/human-resources/job-openings/ Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and names of two (2) references...
05/17/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
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...
05/17/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
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 is available at https://www.coa.edu/human-resources/job-openings/ . Applicants should send...