Associate Director of Campus Security & Emergency Management

Associate Director of Campus Security & Emergency Management

Maine College of Art is currently seeking an experienced professional to join its staff on a part-time basis as an Associate Director of Campus Security and Emergency Management, reporting to the Director of Facilities.

Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in hiring and employment policies and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Responsibilities

  • The Associate Director of Campus Security and Emergency Management is responsible for the comprehensive operation of MECA’s security services to include management of an outside security vendor.
  • The Associate Director will work with a staff committee to provide oversight for all emergency preparedness programs and initiatives, including training.
  • The Associate Director ensures compliance with all laws and local ordinances, and performs risk management functions.
  • The Associate Director will respond to campus security and other emergencies and is responsible for timely incident reports and keeping MECA leadership informed in unfolding emergency situations.
  • The Associate Director will work with the Director of Student Life on student safety issues.
  • The Associate Director is responsible for tracking crime statistics to ensure compliance with College, state, and federal reporting responsibilities as required by the Clery Act.
  • The Associate Director will be the primary liaison with local, state and federal police, fire personnel, emergency management resources, and local community resources.
  • The Associate Director will monitor campus security cameras, be responsible for making student, staff and faculty IDs and handle all door/card access issues.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in college/university campus security and emergency preparedness is required.
  • This half-time position requires the Associate Director to be on-call for after-hours emergencies. Some weekend and evening work also required.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team essential.
  • Computer literacy including MS Word, Excel, Adobe, and Google docs required.
  • Must be comfortable in interacting with college age students.
  • Education in law enforcement, security, emergency preparedness , and general safety preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

Compensations

Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package including health, dental, vacation, sick and retirement benefits.

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until an appointment is made. Candidates should submit:

  1. letter of interest
  2. a current resume
  3. the names and contact information for three references

Electronic applications encouraged. Documents should be in .doc (word) or .pdf format. Place “[Your Name], Associate Director of Campus Security and Emergency Management” in the subject line. Attach documents to an email and send to employment@meca.edu. Applications may be mailed to Human Resources, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101. Applications are kept confidential until on-campus interviews. No phone calls please.

Assistant Director of Student Life

Assistant Director of Student Life

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Student Life oversees assigned residence halls and supervises Resident Assistants. The Assistant Director will assist in the planning and implementation of residential and campus-wide programming with a focus on community building, health and wellness, diversity, public engagement, and sustainability. They work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to promote the holistic development of MECA’s art and design students in an atmosphere where students are expected to learn from a full range of experiences both in and out of the studio/classroom. The Assistant Director will have shared on-call responsibilities and will help respond to student emergencies. The successful candidate will serve as a leadership figure and role model to students.

The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Student Life.

Job Responsibilities

Residence Life (40%)

  • Oversee the operations, staffing, and programming for assigned residence halls by maintaining a significant presence in assigned residence halls
  • Supervise assigned Resident Assistants (RAs) and assist RAs in the development and implementation of social, educational, recreational, diversity, health and wellness, and service programs.
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection, and training of RAs and student workers
  • Serve on a 24/7 on-call rotation for the entire college (about 500 students)
  • Review and process housing applications, contracts, room inspection forms, room change forms, keys,
  • and other administrative tasks for residential students
  • Coordinate returning housing selection and room change processes. Maintains accurate housing rosters and reports, and communicates housing changes to the Business Office
  • Assist in the review, interpretation, and enforcement of policies and procedures.
  • Serve as a student conduct hearing officer and hears first-level judicial cases.
  • Works directly with Facilities to ensure timely reporting of building issues and long term care and maintenance of the residence halls
  • Check residence halls regularly for safety concerns and building improvements including coordinating and implementing Health & Safety inspections twice a semester
  • Coordinate building turnover with the Facilities Department to prepare for summer and academic year housing
  • Plan and implement returner housing selection
  • Place incoming students in housing
  • Support the Pre-College program
  • Support Orientation programs

Student Activities & Retention (30%)

  • Represent Student Life on College committees, at staff meetings, and at College-wide events such as Open Houses, Admitted Student Days, Family Weekend, and Commencement
  • Work closely with other Student Life departments including Disability Services and Counseling to support all student needs
  • Plan and implement campus-wide programs
  • Supports the START team and student retention initiatives including direct interventions
  • Oversee Student Government
  • Oversee student clubs and groups
  • Work with Café to plan and support food-related events

Collateral Assignments (20%, Assigned Each Year By The Director)

  • Summer Housing:
    • Recruit, select, and train summer Resident Assistants
    • Oversee summer housing
  • Pre-College Program:
    • Recruit, select, and train Pre-College Resident Assistants
    • Recruit, select, train, and supervises Pre-College Program Coordinators
  • Work with Business Office to plan rates and occupancy for Housing
  • Orientation:
    • Develop Orientation for all 4 academic programs
    • Recruit, hire, and train an Orientation Leadership team
    • Coordinate Mail ME, the student’s first art project
  • Supervise Programming Assistants
  • Plan Academic Year RA Training for Fall & Spring
  • Manage the MECA Van and Authorizing Drivers

Administrative Responsibilities (10%)

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of related work experience required, which can include undergraduate roles. Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or a related field preferred. The Assistant Director of Student Life must possess strong advising, programming, problem-solving, and supervisory skills along with a clear understanding of student development and the importance of co-curricular programming to student learning. Enthusiasm and initiative required, as well as sound judgement, the ability to resolve problems with sensitivity and diplomacy, and effective verbal and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience managing student staff, especially RAs, is desirable. A valid driver’s license is required.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range $28,000 to $32,000 depending on experience; health, dental, vacation, sick and retirement benefits. Housing provided, as well as all meals when BFA classes are in session.

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until a hire is made. Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF, not to exceed a 25MB file size. Please email the document to employment@meca.edu. Place “ASSISTANT DIR SL [LastName FirstName]” in the subject line. The PDF must include (1) an application letter which describes how the candidate’s experience, accomplishments and qualifications intersect with the listed position description; (2) a resumé/curriculum vitae; (3) a diversity statement; (4) a list of five references with contact information, one of which should be a student. Finalists must submit all college transcripts and agree to a background check.

Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran’s status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Institution

Maine College of Art is an independent college of art and design located in the center of the thriving arts district of Portland, Maine. Established in 1882, the College currently enrolls approximately 500 students, the majority of whom are in the undergraduate program. About 1,200 students take classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies Program annually. MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important resource of art­ and design ­oriented books and periodicals for the region. The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA is a vibrant site for the exhibition of contemporary art.

MECA is characterized by its intimate learning community, its interdisciplinary nature and the breadth of its programs. It confers the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts in eleven majors, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. Our goal at MECA is to teach each student how to transform aspirations and values into a creative practice that serves as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals.

Maine College of Art is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The College’s accreditation status with both agencies was renewed in 2016.

Learning Commons Coordinator

Learning Commons Coordinator

Maine College of Art (MECA) seeks a Learning Commons Coordinator. This is a full-time position with duties commencing on or about September 1, 2018.

Position Summary

The Learning Commons Coordinator at Maine College of Art is a newly designed position tasked with developing and implementing the vision for a learning commons that will bring together the library and tutorial services. In an effort to bridge the College’s academic services and supports, the Learning Commons Coordinator will oversee MECA’s Learning Studio, manage tutoring and research support, oversee the day-to-day maintenance of the library collection, and will teach two courses each year. As an integral component of the research and support services provided by the College, the position will interface closely with faculty, students, staff, and the larger MECA community to help meet the academic goals and mission of the library as well as the institution at large.

The Learning Commons Coordinator’s duties include the hiring, supervising, and training of tutors and student workers, student tutoring, research support as needed, collection maintenance, and administrative tasks. The Learning Commons Coordinator collaborates with the Dean’s Office and reports to the START team on occasion to assist with early intervention of students experiencing academic challenges. As a faculty position, the Learning Commons Coordinator will also teach two courses each year based on educational background and subject specialities.

The position reports to the Library Director.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides research support to students, faculty, and staff as needed
  • Facilitates workshops for students covering library resources, research, and study skills
  • Participates actively in the planning and decision-making of both tutorial services and the library
  • Works to actively carry out the values of the College’s Diversity Statement and Compact both within the library and at the College at large
  • Supervises, hires, trains, and evaluates tutors and library student workers
  • Tutors students on occasion
  • Oversees the maintenance of the library’s physical collections
  • Maintains circulation and other statistics to document library and tutoring activities
  • Manages office and library supplies, including inventories and ordering
  • Will teach two courses per year
  • Works with the Library Director on special projects as required
  • Serves on MECA committees as appropriate

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, Education, Rhetoric / Composition, English, Art History, Art Theory, or a related field from an accredited institution
  • At least two years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of library circulation, acquisitions, and cataloging procedures
  • Familiarity with the learning commons model and/or tutoring services in higher education
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Comprehensive understanding of how libraries and higher education can serve the needs of users from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong background in art and design curriculum
  • Strong customer service orientation and demonstrated management skills, such as interpersonal skills, aptitude for one-on-one and classroom teaching, and experience working with diverse learning styles
  • Evidence of ability to maintain effective and collegial working relations with staff, students, faculty, and administration
  • Highly adaptable and responds well to change
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and trends in emerging technologies
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and the ability to facilitate communication with the library and with key constituencies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation in library services in higher education
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success/achievement
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • BA/BFA in art or art-related field

Compensation ad Benefits

Salary range $44,000 — $48,000 depending on experience; health, dental, vacation, sick and retirement benefits.

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until a hire is made, with a targeted start date of September 1, 2018. Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF, not to exceed a 25MB file size. Please email the document to employment@meca.edu. Place “Learning Commons Coordinator [LastName FirstName]” in the subject line. The PDF must include (1) an application letter which describes how the candidate’s experience, accomplishments and qualifications intersect with the listed position description; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a diversity statement; (4) a teaching philosophy; (5) relevant scholarly publications (if available); (6) a list of five references with contact information, one of which should be a student. Finalists must submit all college transcripts and agree to a background check.

Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran’s status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Institution

Maine College of Art is an independent college of art and design located in the center of the thriving arts district of Portland, Maine. Established in 1882, the College currently enrolls approximately 500 students, the majority of whom are in the undergraduate program. About 1,200 students take classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies Program annually. MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important resource of art­ and design ­oriented books and periodicals for the region. The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA is a vibrant site for the exhibition of contemporary art.

MECA is characterized by its intimate learning community, its interdisciplinary nature and the breadth of its programs. It confers the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts in eleven majors, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. Our goal at MECA is to teach each student how to transform aspirations and values into a creative practice that serves as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals.

Maine College of Art is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The College’s accreditation status with both agencies was renewed in 2016.

Custodian 1

Custodian 1

Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability in hiring and employment policies and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Position Summary

The job of Custodian 1 is established for the purpose/s of supporting the mission of the Maine College of Art by providing custodial services at assigned site(s); ensuring an attractive, sanitary and safe environment for students, staff and visitors; performing a variety of special cleaning operations; and assisting in preparing facilities for classroom activities and campus events. Perform summer maintenance (e.g. moves furniture, wall repair, painting, etc.) for the purpose of completing and/or facilitating summer programming. Applicant will work independently and as part of a crew which includes student workers.

Responsibilities

Position requires flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. Position may require other related duties as assigned (e.g. receiving deliveries, responding to emergencies, etc.) for the purpose of supporting other Facilities Department staff. The applicant should be in good physical health and be able to lift 50lbs. The applicant should be able to work well with others, communicate effectively and have excellent customer service skills.

Compensation

This is a full time, hourly position with a full benefit package including medical, dental, retirement, along with vacation and paid sick time.

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until an appointment is made. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current resume and contact information for three references. Electronic applications encouraged. Documents should be in .doc (Word) or .pdf format. Place “[Your Name], Custodian 1” in the subject line. Attach documents to an email and send to employment@meca.edu. Applications may be mailed to Human Resources, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101. Applications are kept confidential until on-campus interviews. No phone calls please.

Institution

Maine College of Art is an independent college of art and design located in the center of the thriving arts district of Portland, Maine. Established in 1882, the College currently enrolls approximately 500 students, the majority of whom are in the undergraduate program. About 1,200 students take classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies Program annually. MECA’s Institute of Contemporary Art serves a critical regional role in its commitment to presenting contemporary, provocative work by living artists from Maine and around the globe. The Joanne Waxman Library is one of the largest independent libraries in Northern New England.

MECA is characterized by its intimate learning community, its interdisciplinary nature and the breadth of its programs. It confers the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts in eleven majors, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. Our goal at MECA is to teach each student how to transform aspirations and values into a creative practice that serves as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals.

Maine College of Art is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The College’s accreditation status with both agencies was renewed in 2016.

Institutional Values

Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. These principles serve as another catalyst for MECA students, faculty and staff to become the critically engaged citizens upon whom our world depends. MECA seeks to cultivate a learning environment that prepares students to thrive in a diverse and global community by systematically and intentionally designing curricular and co-curricular initiatives that engage and reflect a wide range of perspectives and themes.

MECA welcomes students, faculty and staff of every age, race, class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, faith, religion, veteran status, mental, and physical ability. We also encourage all members of the MECA community to participate in opportunities which address larger cultural inequalities and inequities and to think critically about their impact on our college community and larger world.

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