Sustainable Business Program Manager

Type:  Part-time employee, average of 25 hours per week, 39 weeks a year

College of the Atlantic’s interdisciplinary Sustainable Business Program is seeking a program manager. The program manager will work closely with Professor Jay Friedlander, the Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Sustainable Business, and coordinate the activities of the program including: external projects, events, collaborations with other institutions and local businesses, guest speakers as well as maintaining and updating the program website, assisting with research and publications and advising students.

Major tasks of the Program Manager include:

  • Assisting with researching and editing articles.
  • Assisting in advising students and overseeing COA’s on-campus new venture incubator.
    Updating printed, presentation and web materials.
  • Scheduling and facilitating the integration of adjunct instructors, collaborating businesses, and guest speakers into the academic program during the academic year.
  • Scheduling work-study students who act as teaching assistants/tutors.
  • Performing administrative duties, including travel arrangements for internal and external staff.
  • Coordinating placement of students in business internships with Career Services.
  • Managing communications between the Program businesses and institutions and developing/maintaining a database on these resources.
  • Identify and coordinate access to government, accounting, and legal services for Hatchery residents.
  • Track budgets associated with the Sustainable Business Program.

Qualifications: BS/BA or MS degree.

  • BS/BA or MS degree.Prior experience (2-4 years) in administration or program management.
  • Prior experience (2-4 years) in administration or program management.Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills.High comfort level with fluidity, ambiguity, and working with diverse students and professionals.
  • High comfort level with fluidity, ambiguity, and working with diverse students and professionals.Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Office Suite, Illustrator and able to learn new programs as necessary.
  • A strong interest or experience in business and start-ups.

Send a cover letter, resume and three references to: jfriedlander@coa.edu. Electronic applications only.

Faculty Member in Computer Science

The College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time faculty member in Computer Science. The anticipated start date is August, 2017. 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, and 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.

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 cs@coa.edu by December 1, 2016.
No further applications are being accepted at this time.

 

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.