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Director TRIO Student Support Services

Thomas College seeks a dedicated, motivated professional to serve as Director (SSS). The successful candidate will administer Thomas College’s federally-funded TRIO SSS program. Responsibilities include leadership and oversight of program activities; selection, training and supervision of SSS personnel; and advocacy for SSS-eligible student populations. The director has primary responsibility for ensuring compliance of program activities with relevant regulations and legislation. The director collaborates with other campus departments to meet the goals of the program and represents the program to relevant outside constituencies.

Evidence of experience with SSS or closely related program is required, as is evidence of ability to advocate for SSS-eligible populations. Evidence of a working knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations is required. Strong interpersonal skills and computer skills are also required. Some evening and weekend hours required. Ability to identify with SSS-populations a plus. Master’s degree required.

This is a 12-month, full-time position. Salary is contingent on grant funding with position currently funded through September 1, 2020. Thomas College offers a competitive benefits package.

Priority review will begin on June 30, 2019.

Submit electronic or hard copy letter of interest, vita or resume, including contact information for at least three professional references, to

Debbie Cunningham

Vice President of Student Success

Thomas College

180 West River Road

Waterville, ME 04901

207-859-1297

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Thomas College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About TRIO SSS

The Student Support Services (SSS) Programs is a US Department of Education outreach and student services program designed to identify and provide services for disadvantaged low-income college students, first-generation college students, and college students with disabilities in the United States. The purpose of TRIO SSS is to increase the number of SSS-eligible students who successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level.

Admissions Counselor

Thomas College seeks applicants for the position of Admissions Counselor. The Admissions Counselor’s primary responsibility is to assist in recruiting new students to Thomas. This is an ongoing, 11-month position that requires extensive travel throughout New England and New York during the months of September through November and some travel again in March through May. The Admissions Counselor will assist in all aspects of the recruiting process, from attending college fairs to contacting potential new students and their families, giving public presentations on Thomas College, collecting and processing application materials, and reviewing applications for admission recommendations.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and/or implementing recruitment activities to attract new students to Thomas. This includes conducting recruiting activities, such as scheduling school visits, conducting interviews and informational sessions, attending events and developing partnerships within the community.
  • Managing a recruitment territory and representing Thomas College at high school and college fairs as well as other educational venues
  • Providing enrollment counseling for prospective students
  • Reviewing applications and rendering admission decisions for first year applicants.

Requirements: A bachelor's degree is required. A valid driver's license and acceptable driving record are also required. Additional experience in admissions or higher education field is preferred. The Admissions Counselor may be required to work some evenings and/or weekends, as necessary. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and to drive and stand for long periods is necessary. A successful applicant will need the ability to work effectively in a team environment, as well as independently with minimum supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, interpersonal skills and a commitment to providing exceptional customer service are musts.

Benefits Include:

Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, short-term disability insurance, 403(b) matching plan, paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid vacation leave, and tuition remission.

Interested candidates can send a resume and cover letter along with names of three references to Wendy Martin, Assistant Vice President of Admissions, at or 180 West River Road, Waterville, ME, 04901. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Thomas College is an equal opportunity employer.

Thomas College's mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities.

Executive Director

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Executive Director

The Family Violence Project is seeking an Executive Director. As the Domestic Violence Project serving Kennebec and Somerset Counties we have the vision of ending domestic abuse in Kennebec and Somerset counties.

We are looking for someone who has significant experience working within the Domestic Violence field in Maine and has strong ties to the statewide coalition, MCEDV and strong ties to the greater Augusta area. This individual would also have experience in grant writing and leading a team of professionals in empowering ways while maintaining 360 degree accountability.

The well qualified candidate will have some experience in leading a diverse team, in multiple locations, fulfilling a variety of roles. They should have experience working within the constraints of Government and Private grants and State contracts as well as demonstrated ability to support staff through difficult times and challenging circumstances. EOE

Please send a resume/CV and a cover letter addressing the above as well as salary requirements by May 20, 2019 to:

Search Committee, Executive Director

Family Violence Project                                                                                                                                                                PO Box 304, Augusta, ME 04332-0304                                                                                                                                       Or email all required application materials to

Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

 

All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry or national origin, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by law.

Custodian

Thomas College, a leading business and liberal arts college, offers a guaranteed job program to its graduates. Founded in 1894 as a private college, Thomas offers a rich professional studies curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of programs including business, arts and sciences, criminal justice, education, and technology.

Thomas College is accepting applications to fill a custodian position on the first shift. The position is responsible for cleaning and maintaining specific areas of residence halls and other areas.

Tasks may include, but are not limited to sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning windows, toilets, showers, and other surfaces. Seasonal duties include snow removal, and summer grounds work, operation of any job-related mechanical devices is required.

The present schedule is Monday thru Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Schedules are subject to change when necessary.

Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs. Experience preferred. High school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license are required. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Benefits Include:

Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, short-term disability insurance, 403(b) matching plan, paid time off, and tuition remission.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and names of three professional references to or by mail to: Thomas College, ATTN: Physical Plant, 180 West River Road, Waterville, ME 04901. Please include an email address on your application materials.

Thomas College is an equal opportunity employer.

Thomas College's mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities.

Adjunct Openings Fall 2019

Thomas anticipates openings for adjunct faculty members for courses in the following areas for Fall 2019:

  • English Composition
  • Economics/Finance
  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Marriage and Family
  • Drugs, Addiction and Crime

Preferred qualifications include a minimum of a master’s degree and evidence of successful undergraduate teaching.

Thomas College, a leading business and liberal arts college, offers a guaranteed job program to its graduates. Founded in 1894, Thomas offers a rich professional studies curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of programs including business, arts and sciences, criminal justice, education, and technology.

Candidates should forward a letter of interest, vitae, and a list of three references electronically to , attn.: Dr. Thomas Edwards, Provost, Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

Thomas College is an equal opportunity employer.

Thomas College's mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities.

 

Groundskeeper

Job Description

Snow Pond Center for the Arts is interested in hiring a Groundskeeper who will be able to provide professional landscaping services for our entire facility. The Groundskeeper will be responsible for performing ongoing landscaping tasks, as well as routine maintenance of all landscaping equipment. Snow Pond has several flower gardens on the property and large patio areas that require regular maintenance. In addition, there are several spaces where Snow Pond needs to add soft or hardscape spaces. If you have experience in landscaping and a strong attention to detail, you may be the perfect fit for this job.Groundskeeper Manager responsibilities and duties

  • Mow the lawns, prune the bushes and trees, edge the walkways and give the grounds a manicured look
  • Take on special landscaping or planting projects as deemed necessary by the property manager
  • Collaborate with maintenance team to make sure the grounds and the building are always properly cared for
  • Perform regular maintenance and minor repairs on the lawn care equipment and tools
  • General carpentry or painting experience a plus
  • Drive company vehicles as directed
  • Operate various types of equipment and machinery associated with this job description
  • Design or horticultural background a plus
  • Landscape repairs, restoration, and remediation

Winter Season Operations

  • Plow snow using trucks or loaders
  • Shovel snow using hand shovels or snow blowers
  • Operate snow removal equipment during the winter to keep all of the walkways and building entrances cleared and safe

Crew Supervision - Manages a crew of four.

Job Type: Full-time

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Thomas College is seeking an experienced marketer to provide strategic and operational leadership as its senior leader of Marketing and Communications. Thomas College, located in the revitalized town of Waterville, ME which is mid-way between the beautiful coast and mountains of Maine as well as Maine’s largest city, is a private, not-for-profit business and liberal arts college offering a guaranteed job program to its graduates. Founded in 1894 as a private college, Thomas offers a rich professional studies curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of programs including business, arts and sciences, criminal justice, education, and technology. In 2017, Money Magazine recently ranked Thomas 23rd in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas College in the top 15 percent of all college and universities in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates.

We are seeking applicants for a Senior Director of Marketing and Communications. The position has responsibility for creating and implementing the overall communications, research-based messaging, marketing and branding strategies and activities that increase the visibility and enhance the reputation of the College. The Senior Director of Marketing and Communications serves as the College’s chief marketing and communications officer and is a key member of the College’s leadership team. The Senior Director of Marketing and Communications represents and promotes the College, increasing its visibility and supporting the institution’s mission, vision and goals. The Senior Director of Marketing and Communications leads the development and implementation of the College’s brand vision, strategy and public relations campaigns to attract the best students, motivate alumni and donors, and recruit high quality faculty and staff. The Senior Director of Marketing and Communications oversees the areas of Media Relations, Publications, Web and Digital Marketing. In addition to leading the College’s central team of marketing and communications professionals, The Senior Director of Marketing and Communications provides strategic direction and coordinates marketing and communications produced by other academic and administrative departments. The position will report to a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: At least five years of experience in marketing, branding, and/or communications in one or more of the following settings: education, not-for-profit, government, business and/or industry, is required. A record of success in progressively responsible positions is required. At least three years of management experience is required, as is experience on one or more of these areas: marketing, public relations, media relations, news and information, video production, photography, publications or athletics communications.

Skills: An autonomous, creative, innovative, proactive, team player that is outcomes oriented. Demonstrated leaderships skills are required. Management experience in staff development, budgeting, research, and customer service is required. Exceptional skills in communications, marketing, and interpersonal relations are required. The ability to develop and implement strategic communications and research-based marketing plans is required. Expertise in making presentations and negotiating with the media is required.

Education: Master’s degree in a related field preferred, Bachelor’s degree in related field required.

Other: The scope of the job frequently requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, and seminars. Travel is required.

Benefits Include: Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, short-term disability insurance, 403(b) matching plan, paid time off, and tuition remission.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and names of three professional references electronically to Michelle Joler-Labbe, Chief HR Officer at or by mail to Thomas College, Attn: HR dept, 180 West River Rd., Waterville, ME 04901. Please include an email address on your application materials.

Thomas College is an equal opportunity employer.

Thomas College's mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities.

Assistant Store Manager

Assistant Store Manager

Day’s Jewelers is seeking the ideal candidate to join our Augusta Management Team!

Do you enjoy making people happy? Do you have an appreciation for beauty and quality? Are you flexible & creative?

If you are looking for growth, development and appreciation...

If you’re ready to be a long term, important part of a respected, quality focused organization,

WE have the PERFECT opportunity for you!

Qualifications:

  • Two years of successful retail management experience.
  • Proven experience successfully exceeding productivity expectations.
  • Outgoing personality who enjoys being involved in the community.

Demonstrated success in the following skill sets:

  • Leadership and developmental training.
  • Communication and team building.
  • Time management and organizational.
  • Intuitive and innovative management.
  • Facilitation and group management.

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that each guest receives outstanding service by providing a guest friendly environment.
  • Promote jewelry and gift sales by demonstrating merchandise and products to customers.
  • Act as a strategic partner in the store management team; supervise employees when delegated, introduce ideas for business improvement, openly communicate, participate in planning and implementation of store projects and events.

Assist Store Manager in the following objectives:

  • Achieve Key Performance Indicator (KPI) goals monthly.
  • Develop and implement plans to maximize sales and meet or exceed goals and objectives.
  • Recruit, Interview, and hire employees according to Hiring Procedures.
  • Control Inventory, expenses and payroll.
  • Direct and monitor training and development for all store personnel.

Day’s Jewelers is a New England based, family owned, jewelry retailer committed to building a company that stands the test of time. We feel achieving this relies on providing our guests with the finest quality products and a guest experience that exceeds their expectations. Choosing the best team members is vital to our mission.

Day's Jewelers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

www.daysjewelers.com/join-our-team

Retail Wireless Sales Consultant- Part-time

Position Summary

Retail Wireless Sales Consultant - Part-Time-SAL018557

Help People Do Life Better.

You can sell technology or you can impact lives through technology. At U.S. Cellular®, we  believe in teaching people how they can apply today’s best technology to create better in their lives—better connections with family and friends and better efficiencies with their time and money.

RETAIL WIRELESS SALES CONSULTANT (PART-TIME)

Our Retail Wireless Sales Consultants sell wireless technology, of course. But their real sense of fulfillment is in consulting out of their passion for technology and their desire to make others’ lives just a bit easier. It’s the kind of approach we’re known for, not only because our customers become full-on U.S. Cellular fans, but because we make it worth every bit of our associates’ efforts … 

  • Enjoy competitive earnings that combine hourly pay and commission(s)
  • Earn an average of $32,000 to $37,000 in base pay and incentives for a 25-29 hour work week
  • Potential to earn even more, depending on performance
  • Competitive benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, pension, and lots more, with certain benefits available from day one

We also offer ongoing training that provides the latest insights on the newest tech advancements so you’re prepared for the unique challenges and expectations our customers have for connected home and wireless communications. And best of all, there are opportunities to grow professionally. We offer a promote-from-within environment where upward movement is not only possible, but likely. It’s all about your commitment!

Here’s What We Require:

  • High school diploma or state equivalency
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • The flexibility and willingness to work evenings, weekends and holidays

Here’s What’s Ideal in a Candidate:

  • 1 or more years of experience working directly with customers
  • 1 or more years of retail sales experience
  • 1 or more years of  wireless or tech industry experience

APPLY NOW.

U.S. Cellular is a drug-free workplace.

Job

 : Sales Retail

Location(s)

: Maine-AUGUSTA_ME 

U.S. Cellular® is an EEO employer and gives consideration to qualified applicants without regard to race/color/age/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information.

 

Automotive Technician/Mechanic

Busy restoration shop seeking experienced automotive technician to diagnose, repair, and service classic, antique, and collector vehicles. Candidate must be thorough, self-driven, reliable, and experienced. Must have own tools. Inspection license or ASE certification preferred but not required. Full time hours M-F 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Hourly pay based on experience.