Farm Worker

Peggy Rockefeller Farms (PRFs), a diversified crop and livestock farm that is a project of College of the Atlantic (COA), is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a full-time Farm Worker position for this summer season.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the Farm Manager in all aspects of farm operations, including certified organic fruit and vegetable production, rotational grazing of sheep and cattle, certified organic pasture-based poultry production and processing, and general farm maintenance.

Requirements include: background in organic vegetable production; experience working with sheep and cattle; Class 1 Drivers License; experience operating farm equipment; willingness to work long hours, including occasional weekend days; ability to perform physical labor regardless of weather. A team player with a flexible personality and good sense of humor will be most successful.

This full-time position (40 hours/week) runs from June 1 to September 9, 2016.  Compensation range is $9-$10/hour depending on experience.  This position does not qualify for overtime. To apply, send a one-page cover letter and resume to PRFs Manager C.J. Walke at  Electronic applications only, please.  Review of candidates will begin immediately.


College of the Atlantic seeks to fill a full-time, with benefits, buildings and grounds custodian position. This position is responsible for cleaning, painting and minor repairs of campus buildings. A high school diploma or equivalent with 6 months to 1 year of related experience is required, as well as some exposure to internal and external painting and familiarity with cleaning products and equipment. Applicants should send resume and cover letter to Millard Dority,  Director of Campus Planning, Building, and Public Safety, by email at Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Custodian Job Description

Position Title:    Custodian                 
Department:    Buildings & Grounds
Reports To:    Assistant Director Building & Grounds                       
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 of all housing during unusual circumstances.

    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.

    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.

   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.


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.

*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.

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.

Community Solutions Center Program Manager

Full-time 1-year position or 2 year part-time (20 hrs/wk) position.

College of the Atlantic’s Community Solutions Center seeks a program manager to facilitate sustainability initiatives within the community and serve as a liaison to local towns, businesses and residents.  The program manager will work closely with faculty and staff to coordinate activities for the center including: developing community projects, applying for grant funding, working with students, collaborating with other institutions, local businesses and residents, facilitating dialog within the community, and implementing initiatives.

Major tasks of the Program Manager include:

  • Writing grants to fund CSC and sustainability efforts within the community
  • Collaborating with community members to develop, fund and implement initiatives
  • Working with COA faculty and staff to create opportunities for partnerships within the community
  • Organizing opportunities for students to engage with community sustainability efforts
  • Scheduling and facilitating community meetings and outreach
  • Managing sustainability project implementation through completion
  • Documenting progress of MDI sustainability initiatives
  • Performing administrative tasks and tracking budgets


  • BS/BA or MS degree
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Competence using spreadsheets and working with data
  • High comfort level with fluidity, ambiguity, and working with diverse students and professionals
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience writing grants
  • Prior program management experience preferred

Send a cover letter, resume and names of three references to:
Anna Demeo at  Electronic applications only please. Application deadline is February 5, 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Faculty Member in Computer Science

This search has been canceled. We anticipate conducting a search for this position next academic year (2016-17), with a start date of August 2017.

College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time faculty member in Computer Science. The anticipated start date is August, 2016. The successful candidate will be the first faculty member in computer science at COA. The faculty member will offer a range of classes to help students gain basic to advanced programming skills, while introducing students to the central questions of computer science and exposing them to the styles of thought and habits of mind associated with computer scientists. The faculty member is expected to help students make connections between computer science and other areas of the curriculum, including art and design and the humanities, as well as the natural and social sciences.

In addition to introductory and intermediate programming classes, we are interested in a candidate who can offer engaging and challenging courses that explore the intersections of computer science and computing with different aspects of the human experience and academic and creative areas. Examples of such classes might include some of the following: cryptography and computer security, information visualization, human-computer interaction, machine learning and artificial intelligence, generative art, digital humanities, agent-based modeling, data mining, micro-controller programming (e.g, Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices).

The successful candidate must have the ability and interest in teaching some courses in mathematics or related areas. These might not be math classes per se, but it is essential that this faculty member’s classes connect strongly with the existing mathematics curriculum and offer courses that meet the college’s quantitative reasoning requirement. It is essential that the faculty member has a background in computing and programming and be enthusiastic about and focused on developing creative ways to teach computer science to students with a wide range of backgrounds and goals.

The faculty member should have a Ph.D. in computer science, engineering, computational science, applied mathematics, physics, or a related area and demonstrated potential for excellent and innovative teaching.

College of the Atlantic is an interdisciplinary college of approximately 340 undergraduate students and 30 faculty members. Its oceanfront campus is adjacent to Acadia National Park. COA’s faculty are not organized by departments, and all students design their own major in human ecology. The average class size is 13. Faculty teach five courses a year distributed across three ten-week terms; faculty also advise students, direct independent studies and final projects, and contribute to the shared governance of the college. COA is a highly interdisciplinary college seeking to understand the relationships between humans and their built, natural, and social-cultural environments, where theory is tied to practice, and where friendship and cooperation help define our community. Through both teaching and scholarship, we aim to foster the capacity to make improvements within the world and ourselves.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for the position, and a brief statement of teaching that includes a discussion of the roles of computer science in an interdisciplinary curriculum. The CV should include contact information for three professional references; please do not have references send letters. For full consideration, please submit all application materials as a single pdf  file to by December 7, 2015.



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.