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.

09/29/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time Summer Field Studies Director for the Events and Summer Programs department. This program has created a space for learning, discovery, and joyful exploration in the MDI community since 1984. This role will be responsible for overall program coordination, fostering a culture of trust, encouragement, and curiosity for all involved. Additionally, the position will work closely with the Administrative Dean/CFO to investigate the possibility of developing an after school care program for children attending local elementary schools. Bachelor’s degree is required, with preference for a degree in early childhood education as well as one year of experience in the field. Some budget and program managerial experience preferred. Competitive salary and benefits include health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and tuition relief for employee and dependents.   A full job description is available at...
09/21/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time Conferences & Events Coordinator for the Events and Summer Programs department. Though the bulk of the conferences and events associated with this role will occur during the summer months, this position will play a supporting role for events during the academic year. The successful candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to work collaboratively with clients, contracted support, and internal school departments to execute conferences and events. Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience preferred. Competitive salary and benefits include health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and tuition relief for employee and dependents.   A full job description is available at https://www.coa.edu/human-resources/job-openings/ Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references electronically to Bear Paul, Administrative Dean/CFO, bpaul@coa.edu ....
09/13/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time Financial Aid Assistant. COA seeks an organized, detail-oriented professional to assist the Director of Financial Aid with all aspects of the college’s financial aid processes and systems. Duties include a range of administrative tasks, such as: maintaining and updating confidential student financial aid files, communicating with students and families, coordinating the college’s work-study program, processing loans, and more.   Qualifications include strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, excellent written and verbal communication including sensitivity to cross-cultural communications, and a commitment to student service. Benefits include health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and tuition relief for employee and dependents. This is a full-time hourly (non-exempt) position. A complete job description is available at https://www.coa.edu/human-resources/job-openings/ . Applicants should send resume, cover...
08/11/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time Buildings and Grounds Associate. Some key responsibilities of this position include assisting with the maintenance, cleaning, and safety of all buildings and grounds of the main campus and other properties owned by the college as appropriate and mentoring and leading the management of a large cohort of work-study students.   Minimum of six months of relevant experience; 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 is available at https://www.coa.edu/human-resources/job-openings/ . Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for three (3) references to Dan Daigle, Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Campus Safety, by email at ddaigle@coa.edu ....
07/21/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time faculty member in Drawing and Painting.  The successful candidate will develop and teach foundational, intermediate, and advanced courses in drawing and painting, and will integrate drawing and painting into COA's interdisciplinary curriculum. In addition to teaching students pursuing an art focus within their degree in Human Ecology, the candidate should have the ability to teach students from science and humanities disciplines, as well as students at various levels within a given course. Applicants should have college-level teaching experience and professional expertise in drawing and painting. The scholarship and creative work of COA faculty take many forms. In addition to a studio art practice, we also welcome applicants who are public artists or who engage in community-based research anywhere in the world. COA is seeking candidates whose work is transdisciplinary, innovative and intersectional. Preference will be given to...
07/20/2022
Full time
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME, USA
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...