Metalsmithing & Jewelry Studio Technician

Job Description: Metalsmithing & Jewelry Studio Technician

Position Summary

Maine College of Art seeks a part-time Studio Technician to maintain the studio and equipment in the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Program and to assist students with technical issues. The overarching responsibility of the Metals and Jewelry Technician is to ensure that the studio is a safe environment that fosters the best possible learning and teaching experience for students and faculty. The successful candidate will gain unlimited access to MECA’s jewelry and metalsmithing facilities and a dedicated bench space.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of studio facility, tools and equipment, including keeping the space clean and well organized.
  • Assisting in the safe and healthy operation of the studio, including working with students to ensure health and safety regulations are upheld and equipment is used properly.
  • Ordering supplies, taking inventory of materials, replenishing supplies and keeping accurate records.
  • Monitoring use of the Metals studio as needed.
  • Coordinating with the Continuing Studies program to ensure faculty needs are met.
  • Assisting faculty in departmental projects and improvements, as directed by the program chair.
  • Assisting in and/or completing any tasks for the department as needed and in a timely manner.
    • For example, planning field trips, researching new equipment, building worktables, or developing new processes for the studio, etc.
  • Supervising the five-hour-a-week work-study assistant and managing their schedule in cooperation with the Program Chair.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Chair.

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience in metalsmithing and jewelry techniques with the ability to demonstrate and uphold best practices. They will be reliable, self-motivated, able to work well both independently and with others, and committed to contributing to a positive learning environment for students and faculty. Skills and comfort with power tools such as a drill press, table saw, band saw and grinders is important. Basic carpentry skills are helpful. In off hours, the successful candidate will have a bench and full access to the studio to pursue their own work.

A BFA degree and a minimum of three years of work experience is preferred.

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until an appointment is made.

Candidates should submit:

  1. a cover letter which articulates how the candidate’s experience intersects with the position description
  2. a personal portfolio of five images
  3. a resumé or cv
  4. contact information for three professional references

Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF, not to exceed a 25MB file size. Place “[Your Name], Metals Studio Tech” 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.

Finalists must 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.

Textile & Fashion Design Studio Technician

Job Description: Textile & Fashion Design Studio Technician

Position Summary

Maine College of Art seeks a Studio Technician to maintain the studio and equipment in the Textile & Fashion Design (TFD) Program, to assist students with technical issues, and to assist with the day-to-day supply and technical needs of the department. The overarching responsibility of the TFD Studio Technician is to ensure that the studio is a safe environment that fosters the best possible learning and teaching experience for students and faculty. Duties begin on or around Monday, August 19, 2019.

The technician’s primary duties are the organization, maintenance, and monitoring of studio equipment including industrial sewing machines, flat-bed knitting machines, textile printing and dyeing facilities, and looms. The technician also supports the department by organizing and ordering studio and course supplies including arranging deliveries for orders and donations and installing equipment in the studio. The technician assists the department administratively by maintaining SDS databases and supplier inventories, processing invoices, organizing student authorizations, keeping track of equipment loans, and monitoring records for supply sales. The technician is responsible for the overall well-being of the TFD studios, including communicating and supporting studio use policies, general maintenance, organization, restocking supplies, answering student inquiries related to machinery, and occasionally assisting the program chair with special projects as needed, such as reorganizing studios or adding new equipment.

As the Environmental Coordinator for TFD, the Textile & Fashion Design Technician works with the Facilities Department to stay current with relevant college environmental policies.

The TFD Studio Technician reports to the TFD Program Chair.

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Follow all protocols for proper handling, storage and disposal of materials and the safe operation of departmental equipment.
  • Inform students, faculty, and staff about proper protocol regarding the use of materials and equipment and train students on safe use of equipment as needed during tech hours.
  • Maintenance of the Textile and Fashion facilities, including keeping classrooms and support rooms clean and organized.
  • Maintain an inventory of materials, organize deliveries, and assume responsibility for receiving, storing, and restocking materials.
  • Ensure all materials in the department are well labeled and the SDS books are up-to-date.
  • Assist students as needed during tech hours when faculty are unavailable and monitor the use of the TFD studios. Complete safety training on specialized machinery depending on student need.
  • Maintain and repair department equipment including Juki Industrial Lockstitch machines, sergers, flat-bed knitting machine, textile printing and dyeing facilities, and floor looms.
  • Maintain a supply of inks, dyes, and emulsion in the studio (includes mixing dyes, refilling inks, and mixing emulsion as needed).
  • Refill drafting paper, muslin, and thread as needed throughout the academic year.
  • Place supply orders and maintain records for department supplies including recording
    purchase orders and monitoring departmental budget
  • Be present to help with rehearsals and events related to the end-of-year fashion show in early May. If desired, the studio technician may choose to take on a leadership role in planning components of the end-of-year show, which may increase weekly hours in the Spring.
  • Coordinate and receive shipments of supply orders and supply donations.
  • Maintain a record of donations received, records of equipment loans to students, and supplier directories.
  • Monitor and maintain records for student supply purchases from the supply office.
  • Periodically visit vendors to pick up supplies and hardware as needed.
  • Coordinate with Continuing Studies and MFA staff and faculty throughout the year to ensure understanding of use policies for TFD studios and equipment.
  • Assist TFD Program Chair in special departmental projects and improvements as needed (such as recovering print and/or ironing tables, or setting up equipment or knitting or weaving courses).

Job Qualifications

We seek a team member who shares our vision to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students and who is excited about the opportunity to assist in a creative environment that offers a diverse mix of courses each semester. The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of both textile and apparel processes, materials, equipment, and machinery. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong organizational and administrative skills and will be reliable, self-motivated, able to work well both independently and with others, and committed to providing a positive learning environment for students and faculty.

A BFA in Textiles, Fashion or a related field, or commensurate experience, is required. An MFA in Textiles, Fashion or a related field is preferred. Additional experience maintaining and supervising a textile studio or equipment is preferred, as is administrative/clerical experience, including experience with Google Sheets and Google Drive. The ability to lift boxes or equipment over 40 lbs. is intermittently required of this position.

Compensations & Benefits

The schedule is 15-20 hours a week during the fall and spring semesters, for a total of 34 weeks. Summer hours are 8-10 hours a week for an additional 14 weeks. Compensation for the position is $15 an hour. The TFD Studio Technician has access to TFD facilities and equipment to pursue personal artistic work so long as it does not interrupt or impede scheduled classes. The position is not benefits eligible.

Application Procedure

Candidates should submit:

  1. a letter of application which articulates in one page only how the candidate’s experience intersects with the position description;
  2.  a resume or curriculum vitae
  3. diversity statement
  4. ten images of current work or suitable weblink
  5. three references

Electronic applications only, please. Documents should be in .doc (word) or .pdf format. Place “[Your Name], TFD Studio Tech” 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.

Finalists may be asked to submit college transcripts and must 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.

Student Accounts Manager

Job Description: Student Accounts Manager

Position Summary

Responsible for student billing and collections operations for all institutional programs, the Student Accounts Manager utilizes exceptional interpersonal skills to communicate with students and parents on billing statements, payment options, accounts receivable, collections, and third party payment plans.

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Accounts Receivable (A/R), billing, and collections management
  • Extensive correspondence with students and parents regarding outstanding balances
  • Processing refunds in compliance with federal regulations
  • Monitoring third party vendor payment plan (TMS) activities
  • Billing of tuition, housing, meal plans, and student health insurance
  • Tracking and collecting of past-due balances for current and former students
  • Significant collaboration with Registrar and Financial Aid Office
  • Identifying opportunities to improve, streamline, and further develop the A/R process
  • Receipting and processing of payments and financial aid
  • Strict adherence to Title IV Federal Funding, FERPA, and other federal/state regulations
  • Accounts Receivable analysis and reporting
  • Assistance in annual audits
  • Meal plan management, transcript requests, and other projects/duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required; equivalent experience considered
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in collections, A/R, billing, and/or general accounting
  • Experience in higher education and/or customer service desired
  • Familiarity with Federal financial student aid and regulations preferred
  • Exceptional interpersonal/professional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong computer literacy, including MS Word, Excel, Adobe, and Google Docs knowledge
  • Ability manage responsibilities and resolve conflict with minimal supervision
  • Must be detail-oriented, analytical, and able to problem solve effectively
  • Demonstrated success in high-volume, fast-paced professional environment
  • Previous experience with Jenzabar and/or Blackboard is a plus

Compensations & Benefits

Annual Salary – commensurate with experience; 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 only, please. Documents should be in .doc (word) or .pdf format. Place “[Your Name], Student Accounts Manager” 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.

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. The successful candidate 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.

Financial Analyst & Business Services Support

Job Description: Financial Analyst & Business Services Support

Position Summary

This position is a newly created position, assisting the Director of Business Services with reporting, account analysis, budgets and ad hoc request. It is also responsible for supporting each of the business services areas: Student Accounts, Accounts Payable, Accounting and Payroll processing.

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Improve financial status by analyzing results; monitoring variances; identifying trends; recommending actions to management
  • Reconciles transactions by comparing and correcting data through account analysis
  • Maintains database by entering, verifying, and backing up data
  • Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; studying proposed changes in methods and materials
  • Journal entries and adjustments from account analysis
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information confidential
  • Assistance with higher ed required reporting ACAID, HEADS, IPEDS, NEASC etc.
  • Assist with projections and actuals reporting quarterly
  • Ad-hoc analysis for upper management
  • Fulfilling Online Merchandise orders, maintaining inventory, including Moth Press
  • Receipting and processing of deposits for Square Sales
  • Accounts Receivable analysis and reporting
  • Tracking and collecting past due balances with Student Accounts
  • Supporting Accounts Payable Enter invoices, cut checks and approve invoices for payment
  • Assistance in annual audits
  • Check clearing and fringe benefits allocation to support the Accounting department
  • Support HR Coordination and payroll processing support
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing publications.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Job Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required; equivalent experience considered
  • 5 to 8 years of experience in collections, A/R, billing, and general accounting
  • Experience in higher education and/or customer service desired
  • Familiarity with Federal financial student aid and regulations preferred
  • Exceptional interpersonal/professional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong computer literacy, including MS Word, Excel, Adobe, and Google Docs knowledge
  • Ability to manage responsibilities and resolve conflict with minimal supervision
  • Must be detail-oriented, analytical, and able to problem solve effectively
  • Demonstrated success in high-volume, fast-paced professional environment
  • Previous experience with Jenzabar and/or Blackboard is a plus

Compensations & Benefits

Annual Salary – commensurate with experience; 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 only, please. Documents should be in .doc (word) or .pdf format. Place “[Your Name], Financial Analyst & Business Services Support” 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.

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. The successful candidate 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.

Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Job Description: Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Position Summary

Maine College of Art invites applications for a full-time Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs (AVPAA) with duties commencing on or about August 19, 2019. The Assistant provides executive support for the Vice President of Academic Affairs on any task required for the efficient functioning of Academic Affairs.

Job Responsibilities

The AVPAA’s role is two fold: (1) to assist and manage the VPAA’s schedule, communications, commitments and projects and (2) to help guide and manage the annual workflow of Academic Affairs writ large.

Impeccable attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills are required. The AVPAA is often the first point of contact for the Dean’s office and is therefore expected to model a high standard of professionalism while working sensitively with multiple constituencies. Excellent writing skills are required. The AVPAA drafts, revises, and proofreads correspondence, and authors announcements, accreditation materials, meeting minutes, and other documents.

The AVPAA manages faculty databases, directories and committee lists, generates faculty contracts, and processes expense reports for multiple programs. For these and other reasons, the AVPAA must maintain a high level of confidentiality and trust with respect to sensitive information.

Excellent communication skills are needed to keep ongoing and special projects running on schedule while accommodating unexpected or shifting priorities. The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a fast-paced office and handle multiple assignments at one time. They must be able to effectively manage their own time and meet deadlines independently.

Other responsibilities include: managing the VPAA’s calendar, including travel; scheduling meetings; helping the VPAA manage projects; liaising with other departments as needed; coordinating the approval of independent studies; assisting with new faculty orientation, convocation, commencement and other College activities and events; responding to students, faculty, staff, trustees and community members as needed; coordinating with other departments as needed to help resolve faculty and student concerns; maintaining faculty files; supporting committees as needed; and updating materials as needed for each academic year.

Job Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is preferred. Excellent writing and organizational skills are essential as is technical proficiency in a wide variety of software applications. Experience working in higher education and supporting an administrator is preferred.

Compensations & Benefits

A comprehensive benefits package is offered, including health, dental, vacation, sick and retirement benefits.

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by August 5, 2019, are assured full consideration. Digital applications are required.

In one PDF file not to exceed 25MB please include:

  1. an application letter that describes how the candidate’s experience, accomplishments and qualifications intersect with the position;
  2. a resumé;
  3. a diversity statement;
  4. the names and contact information of four references.

Attach the PDF to an email and send to employment@meca.edu. Place “AVPAA: [Your Name]” in the Subject line. Applications will be kept confidential until search finalists’ campus visits.

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. The successful candidate 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.

Graduate Admissions Counselor

Job Description: Graduate Admissions Counselor

Position Summary

Maine College of Art seeks an enthusiastic and team-oriented individual to join the Admissions Department as the primary admissions recruiter for the graduate programs. Responsibilities include travel, college visits and presentations, prospective student interviews, portfolio reviews, data entry, office work, tours of the College, and participation in both on/off campus recruiting events. The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in visual arts or related background, the ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences, and a valid driver’s license.

The Graduate Admissions Counselor’s primary responsibility is the recruitment of new graduate students to Maine College of Art and assisting the institution in achieving annual enrollment goals.

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Works collaboratively with the graduate program directors to ensure strategic objectives are reached.
  • Is responsible for responding to graduate program inquires with the ability to provide high level customer service and professionalism.
  • Counsel prospective graduate applicants via phone, email, Skype and face to face appointments to field questions regarding the admission process, housing, financial aid, and scholarship options and various other opportunities at the College.
  • Schedule presentations, college visits and attend recruitment events.
  • Conduct studio visits and presentations at colleges or art organizations.
  • Participate in all on campus recruitment events, i.e. Open Houses, Info Sessions (live and virtual), and Admitted Student Days.
  • Perform seasonal travel, including some nights and weekends.
  • Provide campus tours when necessary.
  • Conduct on campus individual information sessions and portfolio reviews.
  • Collate applications, credentials and portfolios for admissions selection committee.
  • Responsible for creating a supportive environment that promotes student satisfaction and retention through the development of ongoing relationships with new and enrolled students.
  • Develops meaningful relationships with on and off-campus constituents to identify right-fit applicants, as well as ensure successful student experiences.
  • Responsible for other administrative duties as assigned by Chief Enrollment Management Officer.

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a visual arts focus; Master’s degree strongly preferred. Preference will be given to alumni of one of MECA’s degree programs
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in both a counseling and public relations capacity with prospective students and the community.
  • Ability to think critically and solve complex problems.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Excellent organizational ability, high energy, and creative initiative.
  • Knowledge of Apple products and software, and experience working with database systems and Google Drive.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including strong verbal and written communication .
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule which includes travel.
  • Excellent sense of humor.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Compensations & Benefits

Annual Salary – commensurate with experience; 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. Current resume
  3. Names and contact information for three references

Electronic applications only, please. Documents should be in .doc (word) or .pdf format. Place “[Your Name], Graduate Admissions Counselor” 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.

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. The successful candidate 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.

Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies

Job Description: Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies

Position Summary

Maine College of Art (MECA) seeks a dynamic leader to serve as Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Studies and to join a committed group of faculty and staff who are passionate about art, education and community.

The Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies will provide visionary leadership for MECA’s graduate, professional and continuing education programs in direct support of institutional initiatives. This is a new position for a high-energy individual who wants to make a significant impact. The successful candidate will develop and oversee delivery of innovative graduate degrees and certificates, non-credit-bearing professional development programming, and online and hybrid learning experiences for non-traditional adult learners. The Associate Dean will support graduate-level and post-bac-level programs, expand credit and non-credit graduate options that meet emerging educational needs, and generate new revenue streams for the College. The candidate will have a demonstrated passion for education, the arts and entrepreneurship, and the power of these experiences to transform lives.

The Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies will collaborate with and motivate their direct reports as well as faculty, staff, students, alumni and community, and will develop and maintain strong external relationships. The Associate Dean reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of the College and is a member of the Dean’s Cabinet.

Currently, MECA offers three graduate-level programs: a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art (MFA), a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. MECA’s Continuing Studies (CS) office offers all-ages open-enrollment programs in the form of weekly classes, weekend classes, winter and summer intensives, international retreats, and youth camps to provide access to professional quality study in the arts and professional development opportunities for the general public. CS also delivers MECA’s Pre-College, a three week residential program for high-school students that allows them to learn from dedicated educators who are also practicing artists and designers.

Responsibilities

  • Growing existing graduate programs; coordinating and supporting the development of new graduate, online, and professional programming
  • Researching and identifying opportunities for program expansion
  • Implementing and evaluating new programs
  • Budget management
  • Preparing proposals, facilitating program accreditation
  • Recruiting and managing full-time and part-time staff and faculty in the areas of graduate and professional studies
  • Mentoring and overseeing faculty in the areas of online, distance and hybrid learning in collaboration with the appropriate colleagues
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Assessment of programs, evaluation of faculty and staff
  • Data- and research-based decision-making that supports the strategic goals of the College
  • Oversight and development of Pre-College

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to leverage passion
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Demonstrated success leading and orchestrating strategic change
  • Experience in graduate and/or professional programming preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to create realistic business plans for new initiatives
  • Background in art, design and/or entrepreneurship
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in administration, program implementation, and/or teaching
  • Powerful business acumen
  • Demonstrated knowledge in relevant emerging technologies
  • Experience with accreditation processes and procedures is an asset, but is not necessary

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range $65,000 to $80,000 contingent on experience. A comprehensive benefits package is offered, including health, dental, vacation, sick and retirement benefits.

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 “Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies [LastName FirstName]” in the subject line.

The PDF must include:

  • an application letter which describes how the candidate’s experience, accomplishments and qualifications intersect with the listed position description
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a diversity statement
  • any relevant scholarly publications, exhibitions, or other examples of professional achievement (if available; a link to website may be used)
  • a list of five references with contact information.

Finalists must 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. The successful candidate 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.