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Broad, open landscape accented by rolling hills and big sky vistas with lots of clean air and bright days, hundreds of lakes and waterways for a myriad of outdoor adventures from canoeing, hiking, rock climbing to alpine and cross-country skiing. Our students value the talented, caring faculty, small student-centered classes, and close student-instructor rapport. Liberal arts and professional studies programs with service-learning, internship, and undergraduate research opportunities describe intellectual adventure at UM-Presque Isle. Come join our North of Ordinary university community.

One of seven autonomous campuses within the University of Maine System, the University of Maine at Presque Isle provides its 1,500 traditional and non-traditional students from the United States and Canada with life-changing opportunities in a caring, small-university environment. It combines liberal arts and selected professional studies programs and serves as a cultural and educational resource for the entire area.


TRiO College Access Advisor-Talent Search - Grant Funded

Talent Search is federally-funded through a 5-year competitive, renewable grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s TRiO division, a part of the Office of Postsecondary Education. The goal of TRiO College Access Programs is to assist students who are income-eligible and/or would be first-generation college students, to succeed at each level of school (from grade 6 for Talent Search) and to become college graduates.

Appointment Terms: (1) Part-time 15 hrs/wk), ten month work year (public school calendars-approximately August 15- June 15) position contingent upon external grant funding. Some morning/evening/weekend/ holiday hours required. Most business days (Monday-Friday) are spent in the partner schools following a mutually agreed upon schedule.

Location: Madawaska/St. Agatha area, home and school based

Salary: Salary range is $8,960 to $9,957

Duties Begin: As soon as possible.

Responsibilities: This position provides direct service and support to students through academic advising, career and college planning, financial literacy and other instruction, and monitoring student progress at each grade level toward graduation from college. The Advisor position is fast-paced with job duties that are diverse in nature and vary from day to day. The workload of Advisors requires individual initiative, good judgment, and frequent multi-tasking.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: This position requires a working knowledge of career and academic assessment; understanding of high school and higher education; understanding of adolescent development and learning; an understanding of human diversity; effective oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; basic computer and technology skills; experience recruiting persons from diverse and multicultural or disadvantaged populations; knowledge of aptitude/vocational testing tools; skill in group dynamics and facilitation; the ability to work independently of direct supervision.

Qualifications: Required: Baccalaureate required in educational counseling, education, psychology, social work, or other appropriate and related field. At least two years of demonstrated, employed experience working with low-income and educationally disadvantaged youth and/or adults in an educational environment. Demonstrated respect for adolescents. Demonstrated sensitivity and experience working with individuals from diverse social, economic, ethnic, academic and cultural backgrounds and understanding of barriers to be overcome by TRiO participants. Must have ability to travel to assigned schools, including a valid driver’s license and ownership of a reliable, fully-insured vehicle, and a clean driving record. Preferred: Master’s degree strongly preferred in above degree fields, or individuals who are currently pursuing master’s degrees and have the required experience in direct service. Three or more years of related work experience preferred. Experience with and demonstrated understanding of college admissions and financial aid processes for low-income students. Experience working in programs with objectives similar to Talent Search. Knowledge of respective target schools preferred.

Applications: Review of applications begins immediately. To apply send cover letter, resume, official or unofficial transcripts and contact information for three professional references to address below or via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Applicants must also submit a completed professional application form available on-line or in hardcopy. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check. For more information please call the Human Resources Office at (207) 768-9549.

Barbara B. Lambert
Human Resources
University of Maine at Presque Isle
181 Main Street
Presque Isle, Maine 04769

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age disability, protected veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by law. -

Coordinator of Student Activities and Residence Life Programming

Appointment Terms: Full-time, regular, 12 month, live-in position.

Salary: Anticipated usual starting range $26,570 to $31,021

Duties Begin: Immediately

Responsibilities: The Coordinator will develop a comprehensive co-curricular program to include scheduling, advising and leading a variety of campus activities, events and committees, such as the Campus Activities Board, Friends and Family/Homecoming Weekend, University Day, etc. The Coordinator will co-advise the Student Government Association and administer and review all Student Activity Fee spending and student group fundraising activities. The Coordinator will review and revise relevant policies and procedures and will be responsible for maintaining websites and social media accounts. In addition, this position is responsible for on-call residence hall duty rotation and providing assistance to students. The Coordinator will participate in staff selection and training for Residence Assistances, attend and participate in appropriate meetings, and supervise Residence Life Offices programming efforts.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field and prior experience in Student Activities required; Master’s degree and prior experience in Residence Life preferred Must have a tolerance for late hour and weekend work; enjoy working with college age students; and an ability to implement new ideas.

Benefits: Furnished 1-bedroom apartment and meals during regular dining commons hours. Excellent health/accident/life insurance, Retirement, Social Security, Tuition Waiver, etc.

University: The University of Maine at Presque Isle is located in Maine’s beautiful north country with its accessibility to numerous lakes, rivers and other picturesque natural features, the University of Maine at Presque Isle serves 1400 students of diverse educational backgrounds and offers a full range of quality academic programs in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professional Programs, and Teacher Education. The University of Maine at Presque Isle will design with each student a personalized, technologically innovative education and prepare each graduate for a professional career, global contributions, and lifelong learning. Candidates may find more information about this new direction for the University at www.umpi.edu/personalized.

Applications: This position is open until filled; however, applications received after the first screening date on August 25, 2014 will be considered at the discretion of the University. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, transcripts of the highest degree earned, and the names and contact information of three current references. Applicants are strongly encouraged to communicate via e-mail utilizing Word and/or PDF attachments. Applications should be submitted to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the address listed below. Applicants are also asked to fill out a professional application which can be downloaded at http://www.maine.edu/pdf/hrprofessapp.pdf. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check. For more information please call the Human Resources Office at (207) 768-9549.

Barbara B. Lambert
Human Resources
University of Maine at Presque Isle
181 Main Street Presque Isle, Maine 04769

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age disability, protected veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by law.