- Anticipated Opening - Residential Instructor
- Anticipated Physics Instructor
- Business Manager/Human Resources Officer
- MSSM Foundation Interim Administrative Director
- US History/Social Science Instructor
- International Coordinator
- Physical & Natural Science Instructor
- Literature and Composition Instructors
Residential Instructors (RIs) work as a cooperative, supportive, and productive team to provide a home-like environment in the dormitories. They provide dorm security and extracurricular activities, uphold dormitory rules, enforce the parent/student handbook, and help maintain the health and wellbeing of all MSSM students. Additionally, each RI has specific areas of the residential life program for which they are responsible. These responsibilities may include one or more of the following: student work assignments, posters and bulletin boards, community service, outdoor activities, independent fitness, pool, student senate, mall trip, resident assistant program, cafeteria and dish duty, and student activity board.
Residential Instructors work under the supervision of the Assistant Residential Life Director. They work five consecutive days a week with two days off. Work days last a minimum of eight hours and often beyond. This position demands a great deal of energy, commitment, and flexibility. In addition to days off, staff members enjoy regular breaks each month when the dorm closes for school vacations or MSSM’s four day Extended Weekends. These breaks take place roughly every four weeks.
This is a full time, live-in position. Compensation includes highly competitive hourly wage with health benefits, campus room and board, and paid summers off.
Minimum Education and Training Requirements Include:
●Minimum age of 21
●Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
●Ability to plan, organize, and lead extracurricular activities; experience in outdoor activities and leadership development is a plus
●Ability to lift and carry 40 pounds
●Ability and desire to work positively and productively with teenagers
●Willingness to take on varied tasks that support the program
●Willingness and flexibility to adapt energy levels and productivity to meet the needs of students
●Ability to be comfortable and productive working with a team
●General computer, typing, and office skills; experience with Google Apps for Education is a plus
●Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification or willingness to complete training after hiring
Staff Training & Orientation
Residential staff must arrive on campus approximately 1.5 weeks prior to our students each fall. Training and orientation consists of introducing staff to the rules, policies, and procedures of our residential program. Orientation also prepares staff for student move-in and orientation, provides training for necessary certifications, and allows staff time to familiarize themselves with our campus and expectations.
Application deadline: January 8, 2017 or until the position is filled
- Completed “Application for Teaching Personnel”
- Cover letter
- Three letters of recommendation
Applications may be sent “Attn: Danielle” via mail, fax, or email:
Maine School of Science and Mathematics
95 High Street
Limestone, ME 04750
Fax: (207) 325-3340
MSSM is an equal opportunity employer.
Instructor - Physics: The Maine School of Science & Mathematics invites applications for an Instructor of Physics. Candidates should have at least three years of university and/or high school teaching experience and be comfortable teaching algebra-based Physics, calculus-based Physics (AP Physics C), as well as an Advanced Physics Topics elective (for students who have had AP Physics C). In recent years electives have included quantum mechanics, computational physics, and geophysics.
A minimum of a Masters in Physics, or related discipline is required, PhD preferred. Teaching load will be three sections of at most 16 students with weekly labs (up to three preps per semester). The ideal candidate should be well versed in student centered teaching methods, and have an interest in mentoring/advising student activities.
If you are interested in the above position, meet the eligibility requirements, please complete and submit an MSSM application for employment (http://www.mssm.org/about/employment-opportunities), a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript, a short description of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation to email@example.com via fax at 325-3340 attention: Danielle Deschaine. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) seeks a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to lead its Business/Human Resources Department.
The Business Manager / Human Resources Officer oversees all aspects of the school’s finances such as monthly financials and budget preparation; Human Resource functions (hiring, retention and development of the highest quality staff; insurances, and the filing of all financial and human resources reports to the appropriate government reporting agency. This position staffs the Finance and Facilities Committee of the MSSM Board of Trustees.
The successful candidate develops a healthy rapport with the MSSM community and facilitates open and regular planning and communications regarding finance and human resources.
Qualifications: A successful candidate must have at least five years of business and human resources experience in a formal, business (school) setting. Preference will be given to individuals holding a Master's Degree in Business Administration or Business Management with human resources expertise or a related field. In addition the successful candidate will be expected to know more than the basics in business; such as how to work as a team, communicate with employees, and solve problems common in business/school settings. Applicants considered for the position will undergo a credit check as well as a background check.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter, MSSM Administrator Application, and curriculum vitae along with transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation to the address below. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
1. Manage the Foundation's mail (physical and electronic); respond to routine correspondence, or coordinate responses with the Board Chair or appropriate committee chairs.
2. Maintain, update, and manage the donor database, including the donation thank you/acknowledgment system.
3. Manage the cash flow, including deposit donations, and ensure accounting has all information needed to keep books in order (in coordination with the Board Treasurer).
4. Provide day-to-day administrative support to the Chair, the Executive Committee, and committee chairs.
5. Coordinate preparation for Board and Executive Committee meetings (in person and telephonic), including: compiling board packets, developing agendas (with Chair), facility logistics, etc.
6. Other ministerial functions required to keep the 501(c) (3) legally compliant while we implement a more permanent solution.
Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, self-directed, and organized. He or she will work under the overall direction of the Secretary and the Chair of the MSSM Foundation Board. While the MSSM Foundation office is located in Limestone, we will consider candidates who can only work remotely, and demonstrate the clear ability to do so. Having the right person is more important than the right location.
Contract position: Estimated at 15-20 hours/week for three months, with the possibility that might be extended.
Compensation: Flexible depending on qualifications. We are looking for the right person.
Candidates are encouraged to forward their resumes along with three references to: Danielle B. Deschaine, Executive Assistant to Executive Director and Foundation Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) seeks a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to guide its US History program. The US History instructor will be responsible for teaching four sections of history and managing the resources required to do so. Most years, this will involve three sections of US History and an additional history elective. However, depending on the student body, there may be years when the instructor is required to teach four sections of US History.
History courses at MSSM are writing intensive courses that focus on excellent research and communication skills that go beyond rote textbook instruction. A willingness to explore multiple perspectives in critical and meaningful ways is crucial, as is an awareness of the evolving field and a willingness to introduce students to the complexities of writing about history.
Qualifications: A successful candidate must have at least two years of successful teaching experience in a formal, academic setting. Preference will be given to individuals holding a Master's Degree in US History or a related field. In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty members are also required to advise a group of students, host a student club or activity, and interact with colleagues and students in this vibrant academic setting.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter, MSSM Teaching Application, curriculum vitae, and a short description of teaching philosophy to the address below. Sample syllabi are welcome as well. Letters of recommendation should be available upon request. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
International Coordinator - The Maine School of Science & Mathematics invites applications for an International Coordinator. The International Coordinator will support English Language Learners (ELL) academically while enhancing cultural awareness for the entire community. In addition, she/he will coordinate non-resident travel itineraries, plan and implement a pre-orientation program, and oversee the host family program. This position will provide academic support for non-native English speakers who may need support with English comprehension and communication. The successful International Coordinator will enjoy working with motivated and diverse teenagers who have a strong interest in learning and who have demonstrated a relatively high level of English proficiency.
This is a 12 month position with related administrative responsibilities reporting to the MSSM Dean of Faculty. Anticipated start date is July 1 2017.
Desired Qualifications: A university degree relating to the humanities or ELL education. Completion of a TEFL, TESOL, or similar program is preferred.
Instructor - Physical & Natural Sciences (FT): Ideal candidate should have teaching experience in introductory Physical Science and in algebra-based Physics classes. Instructor will teach one or two sections of a lab-based Freshman-level Physical Science, with a focus on basic skills/concepts seen in physics, chemistry, and earth science, plus an elective course. Depending upon curricular needs in a given year, other course offerings may include algebra-based Physics and/or upper level electives in the instructor’s field of specialization. Three lab-based classes, each meeting 6 hours per week, is the full time instructional load. Familiarity with science standards and experience in scientific research to support student research projects is desirable.
Qualifications: A minimum of a Master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics or closely related discipline is required.
Instructor - Literature & Composition (FT): English instructors are responsible for teaching four sections comprised of a mixture of literature and composition classes based on area of expertise and prior experience. MSSM teachers must not be afraid of bright and challenging students, hard work, or the occasional additional duties typical of a residential school (including some involvement in student activities as well as some night and weekend work over the course of the year).
Qualifications: A successful candidate must have at least two years of successful teaching experience in a formal, academic setting. Preference will be given to individuals holding a Master's Degree in English Composition or Literature, and experience teaching either African American or World Literature is greatly desired.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
If you are interested in any of the above positions and meet the eligibility requirements, please complete and return an MSSM application for employment (http://www.mssm.org/about/employment-opportunities), a cover letter, resume, transcript, and three letters of recommendation to email@example.com or via fax at 325-3340 attention: Danielle Deschaine
Qualities we are seeking are maturity, organization, and the ability to work well with adults and children. Previous experience at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics as a camper or student is helpful. Enthusiasm for STEM is required.
The camp nurse must be a licensed registered nurse for the state of Maine. The camp nurse is responsible for distributing camper medications throughout the day. He/she will also orient new camp staff in proper medical emergency procedures. The camp nurse organizes camper medical information and medications and meets with parents and campers during camper orientation. In addition, he/she will assist the residential director with any medical emergencies and daily needs. The camp nurse should enjoy working with kids ages 10-14. (Weekly salary=$800, including free room and board.)