Program Coordinator of Continuing & Professional Studies

Position Summary

Maine College of Art is currently reviewing applications for a full-time role as Program Coordinator of Continuing and Professional Studies with duties commencing February 1, 2020. The Program Coordinator of Continuing and Professional Studies provides a high level of customer service and coordination to our pre-college and non-matriculated student population, as well as administrative support to the Director of Continuing Studies and the department’s extended faculty and staff. This position is responsible for class registrations and grade sheets, precollege promotion and support, maintaining course and instructor information, supporting faculty, recruiting students and faculty to programs, and social media page administration for continuing and professional studies’ programs.

Job Responsibilities

The role of the Program Coordinator of Continuing and Professional Studies is primarily to provide customer service and logistical administrative support to all aspects of continuing studies courses offered year-round through Maine College of Art, including the pre-college program, MECA’s summer camps, and community enrichment courses.

The right candidate will be highly customer-service driven and have excellent interpersonal skills with community members, faculty, staff, and students and, in the case of minors, students’ parents. This role requires a person to be proactive and supportive to programs, including special studio set-ups and supply coordination. This particular role will have a special emphasis on PreCollege, which is a credit-bearing program available for three weeks each summer to high school students.

Excellent communication skills are needed to keep ongoing and special projects running on schedule while accommodating 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.

Ideally, this candidate will have demonstrated experience with Excel, Google Apps for Education, Adobe Creative Suite, and social media promotions. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated success managing social media channels for events and programs.

Due to the nature of the position, occasional nights and weekends are required to support the program. Generally, this role works in a traditional office setting, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 – 4:30. This role reports to the Director of Continuing Studies.

Job Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree is required. Experience working in an educational setting is preferred, particularly in college transition, higher education, or adult and community education settings. Excellent writing and organizational skills are essential as is technical proficiency in a wide variety of software applications.

Compensations & Benefits

A comprehensive benefits package is offered, including health, dental, vacation, sick and retirement benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and until the position is filled. Digital applications are required.

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

  • an application letter that describes how the candidate’s experience, accomplishments and qualifications intersect with the position;
  • a resumé;
  • a diversity statement;
  • the names and contact information of three professional references.

Attach the PDF to an email and send to employment@meca.edu. Place “PCCPS: [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 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.