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Maine College of Art, located in Portland, Maine, delivers a demanding and enlivening education in visual art and design within an intimate learning community.  We 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.  Founded in 1882 and fully accredited, MECA educates artists at all stages of their creative careers, offering both the Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degrees as well as a wide range of professional institutes and continuing studies classes for individuals of all ages. The College gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, has been hailed as one of the finest art spaces in the Northeast for the exhibition of leading edge contemporary art.

MECA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Maine College of Art an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual preference, handicap, race, age, color, national or ethnic origin in hiring and employment practices. 

 

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ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, WORLD HISTORY
MAINE COLLEGE OF ART

Maine College of Art (MECA), located in Portland, Maine, invites applications for adjunct teaching in World History for the academic year 2014-2015. Candidates must have a master’s or doctoral degree in History. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred. The successful candidate will teach both halves of a two-semester world history course, <Diverse Cultures>.

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 <[FirstName LastName], Adjunct History> in the subject line. The PDF must include (1) a one-page letter of application, (2) a cv, (3) all college transcripts, and (4) five references.

Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual preference, handicap, race, age, color, national or ethnic origin in hiring and employment practices and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.
 

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ENGLISH COMPOSITION

MAINE COLLEGE OF ART

Maine College of Art, located in Portland, Maine, invites applications for adjunct teaching in English Composition for Fall 2014. Candidates must have a master’s or doctoral degree in appropriate area of English or Composition/Rhetoric. Teaching experience at the college level, especially previous experience in teaching writing, is preferred.

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 <[FirstName LastName], Adjunct English> in the subject line. The PDF must include (1) a one-page letter of application, (2) a cv, (3) all college transcripts, and (4) five references.

Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual preference, handicap, race, age, color, national or ethnic origin in hiring and employment practices and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds 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 420 students. In addition, about 1200 students take classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies program annually. MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important public resource of art­ and design­oriented 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, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art. MECA employs approximately 100 faculty and staff. The College’s BFA program offers eleven majors and three minors. MECA’s MFA is an innovative two­year low­residency program with approximately thirty students. 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 and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. 

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT AFFAIRS, MAINE COLLEGE OF ART

Maine College of Art (MECA), an accredited art and design college of approximately 420 undergraduate and graduate students, seeks an experienced higher education professional to join its staff as Director of Student Affairs. The Director of Student Affairs develops, implements and directs student service activities, programs, policies and procedures. S/he plays a leadership role in meeting the retention and student development goals of the College by managing and supervising the areas of residential education and housing, wellness and counseling, and student involvement. The Director of Student Affairs enforces the Student Code of Conduct, facilitates student crisis intervention, maintains compliance with campus crime notifications, and, as Disabilities Coordinator, handles ADA accommodations. The Director of Student Affairs also helps to develop access to external services that enhance students’ well being.

The ideal candidate will have previous managerial experience and significant experience in one or more of the following areas: residence life, student activities, academic advising, counseling, student conduct, disability services, and/or student advocacy. S/he must have the highest professional and ethical standards, be responsive to student needs, and understand MECA’s mission as a student-centered institution with a focus on art and design. The candidate must demonstrate clear and effective leadership and a passion for enhancing student resources and services, and be able to properly balance student advocacy with student conduct and the broader mission of the College.

The Director of Student Affairs supervises the Assistant Director of Residential Education and Housing, a Student Involvement professional, and the Counseling & Wellness Coordinator, and works closely with MECA’s two academic advisors to maintain an integrated student affairs area. The successful candidate must have the ability to work collaboratively with a team of student service professionals, faculty, staff and other administrative directors, and external partners. The Director of Student Affairs reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of the College.

A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is strongly preferred.

BENEFITS

Salary range $47,000 to $54,000 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 July 15, 2014. Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF, not to exceed a 25MB file size. Please email the document to jobs@meca.edu. Place <[FirstName LastName], Director of Student Affairs Search> in the subject line. The PDF must include (a) a letter of application describing how the candidate’s experience intersects with the position description; (b) a resume or curriculum vitae; and (c) five references, one of which must be a student. Finalists must submit all college transcripts and agree to a background check.

Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual preference, handicap, race, age, color, national or ethnic origin in hiring and employment practices and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds 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 420 students. In addition, about 1200 students take classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies program annually. MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important public 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, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art. MECA employs approximately 100 faculty and staff. The College’s BFA program offers eleven majors and three minors. MECA’s MFA is an innovative two-­year low­-residency program with approximately thirty students. 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 and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT AFFAIRS, RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION AND HOUSING, MAINE COLLEGE OF ART

Maine College of Art (MECA), an accredited art and design college of approximately 420 undergraduate and graduate students, seeks applications for the position of Assistant Director of Student Affairs, Residential Education and Housing. The Assistant Director oversees the College’s three residence halls, a team of resident assistants, just over 200 students in residence, and summer conferences and programs. The AD makes a significant contribution to 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. S/he works closely with other student affairs professionals, as well as staff, faculty and administrators across campus. The AD has shared on-call responsibilities and helps respond to student crises/emergencies. This is a full-time, 12-month, live-in position.

The successful candidate will have experience in residential education, housing and/or student affairs, in addition to excellent programming, organizational and planning skills, and supervisory experience. S/he will have the ability to manage resident assistants (RAs), programs, and multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. In addition, the candidate must understand the diverse demands of students and MECA’s commitment to visual artists, and must share a philosophical commitment to creating a positive learning environment for each and every student.

The Assistant Director oversees the College’s three residence halls: Oak, a five-floor traditional style residence hall; Shepley, an apartment style residence hall with double and quad apartments; and Miles Standish, also apartment style with double apartments. Approximately fifty percent of the BFA student body lives in the residence halls. On-campus housing is required for all first-year students.

Live-in is defined as living in the residence hall at least 85% of the time during active residency periods, with flexible summer hours. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Student Affairs.

A more detailed breakdown of AD’s responsibilities are as follows:

Administrative

+ Fiscal responsibility includes managing the residential education and housing budget
+ Staff and committee meetings
+ Participates in college-wide events and/or programs
+ Generates semester and yearly reports for the Director of Student Affairs

Housing

+ Reviews and processes housing applications and contracts
+ Directs annual room selection process, coordinates and assigns rooms and room changes, and maintains housing reports
+ Assists in the formulation, interpretation, and enforcement of policies and procedures for the residence halls
+ Implements and directs timely reporting of maintenance concerns and damages to the Facilities Department
+ Periodically checks physical buildings for improvements and maintenance
+ Provides shared on-duty coverage for the college

Residential Education

+ Resides in campus housing to support students in the residence hall
+ Oversees three residence halls guided by core values of student learning, appreciation of community, and celebration of diversity
+ Recruits, hires, trains and supervises RAs, and student workers to further their development and ensure continuous personal      growth
+ Establishes measurable goals and objectives for RAs
+ Oversees and implements community standards and disciplinary hearings using developmental and educational methods
+ Serves as a student conduct hearing officer
+ Assists in the development and implementation of programs and events that directly addresses the issues and concerns such as sexual assault and harassment, wellness, alcohol and drugs, diversity, and community standards
+ Develops and implements community-based programs with and without RAs
+ Advises and assists RAs on the development and implementation of social, educational, cultural, environmental, recreational and student focused programs and events
+ Promotes the involvement of faculty and staff in residence hall programming and activities

Professional Development

+ Attends and participates in professional programs to enrich his/her skills and abilities to achieve departmental goals and objectives
+ Maintains an awareness of current trends and issues in the student affairs field

Summer Camps, Conferences and Housing

+ Coordinate summer housing for BFA students
+ Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate summer residence assistants to aid in summer programs including Pre-College
+ Partner with Continuing Studies department to provide programming to the Pre-College students
+ Organize staff for preparation and turnover of residence halls
+ Provide shared on-duty coverage

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelors degree in art, business, education, or related field
+ Previous experience working with college students and understanding their holistic development
+ Previous experience in residence life and student programming
+ Commitment to support holistic student development
+ Effective verbal and written communication skills, and collaborative/team-building skills
+ Ability to effectively resolve conflict between students and para-professional staff
+ Capacity to speak honestly and openly with supervisor and other collaborators
+ Live in campus housing
+ Ability to work independently as prescribed by job description, but as a team player when necessary
+ 24/7 emergency shared on-call responsibility
+ Effective and timely documentation and adjudication of incidents

Preferred Qualifications

+ Masters degree in student development, counseling, higher education, college student personnel or related field
+ Two years of residence hall experience
+ Previous budget experience

Compensation

+ Competitive salary, on-campus furnished apartment and academic year meal plan
+ On-campus parking
+ Health, dental, vacation, sick and retirement benefits
+ One free Continuing Studies class per semester

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until an appointment is made. Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF, not to exceed a 25MB file size. Please email the document to jobs@meca.edu. Place [FirstName LastName], Assistant Director Res Ed in the subject line. The PDF must include: 1) a letter of application which articulates in two pages or less how the candidate’s experience intersects with the position description; 2) a resume or curriculum vitae; and 3) four references, one of which must be a student. Finalists must agree to submit all college transcripts and to a background check.

Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual preference, handicap, race, age, color, national or ethnic origin in hiring and employment practices and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds 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 420 students. In addition, about 1200 students take classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies program annually. MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important public 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, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art. MECA employs approximately 100 faculty and staff. The College’s BFA program offers eleven majors and three minors. MECA’s MFA is an innovative two­-year low-­residency program with approximately thirty students. 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 and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design.