- Anticipated Opening - Residential Instructor
- Full Time Long Term English Substitute
- Business Manager/Human Resources Officer
- Track and Field Coach
- US History/Social Science Instructor
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.
Application Posting Date: Monday, October 3, 2016
Application Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found
Anticipated Dates: Immediately
Compensation: Prorated at the adjunct salary scale for each MSSM class section
The long term substitute will assume a teaching load of four classes which meet for a total of 20 hours each week including office hours. The classes will include:
This course is designed for students who have a good background in the fundamentals of composition, including basic rhetoric, grammar, and organization. In this class, students study and practice strategies for effective writing, listening, speaking, and researching in college and professional life. In the fall semester, we place particular emphasis on exposition: narration, description, and process. Students learn the skills and value of interpretation, analysis, and documentation of text. In the spring semester, we place particular emphasis on analysis of fiction and the writing of creative nonfiction and research papers. Students learn the skills and value of interpretation, analysis, and documentation of text.
“An AP course in English Language & Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of different periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.” AP Central. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MSSM Honors Composition and/or placement by Department
Composition & Literature
How do we use literature to tell the true stories of our lives, our culture, our history, and our memories? In this class we’ll look at how literature represents real events, social change and the way we remember and tell our stories by first reading new and classic true-crime nonfiction and then using what we’ve found to expand our exploration into fiction, poetry, film, and more. We will also work towards producing strong, clear, thorough writing about literature and social criticism.
Sample Texts: Columbine (Cullen), In Cold Blood (Capote), Serial (radio series). Prerequisite: Successful completion of an MSSM composition course and placement by Department
African American Literature
African American Literature traces the African American literary tradition as it burst forth from emancipation into the twentieth century. We will examine how authors including W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison understood, represented, and can help us understand black America’s history, culture, and present through their works. From slavery and emancipation to the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, we will see how literature has shaped African American history, culture, and our current perceptions of what each of these terms mean. Learning units are structured around major works, authors, ideas, musical genres, art works, and movements. Primary course materials will consist of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, sound, and works across media platforms. Prerequisite: Successful completion MSSM Composition course and placement by Department
A successful candidate will have at least a BA in English or a BFA in writing and be capable of not only conveying this material to the students but also aiding students in writing analytical papers on the assigned themes and concepts. A current Criminal History Records Check in also required.
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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.
Application Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found.
Start Date: March 27, 2017 (first practice date)
The Maine School of Science and Mathematics seeks a Track and Field coach for the spring 2017 season.
- Knowledge of the sport
- Previous coaching experience preferred
- Willingness to meet MPA qualifying standards
For more information, please contact:
Director of Student Activities, Athletics, and Transportation
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Summer Camp Residential Director: (Application deadline December 15th)
- Assistant Camp Director: (Application deadline December 15th)
- Aquatics/Assistant Residential Director: (Application deadline December 15th)
- Summer Camp Nurse: (Application deadline until suitable candidate is found)
- Summer Camp Blogger/Photographer: (Application deadline January 15th)
- Summer Camp Instructors: (Application deadline January 15th)
- Summer Camp Counselor: (Application deadline February 15th)
- Summer Camp Mentors: (Application deadline February 15th)
The residential director is responsible for the supervision and safety of campers and residential life staff. He/she meets daily with residential life staff to organize and implement all afternoon and evening activities. He/she is responsible for orienting residential life staff as well as campers each week. A successful residential director will have great interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for working with kids grades 5-9, diplomacy and maturity, organizational skills, and enthusiasm for the STEM fields. He/she lives in the dormitories during camp. The residential director position is a demanding, high-energy position for those who love working with middle school kids and STEM education. The residential director will meet with the camp director and assistant director several times before camp begins. Full time-work is from June 16th to Aug. 8th which includes set-up, the kids' camp, and the educators' camp. (Salary commensurate with experience & includes free room and board.)
The assistant camp director helps oversee the daily operations of the summer camp including food service, academic and residential programs, resource coordination, business, human resource matters, and camp/staff supervision. The assistant camp director fills in for the residential director at least twice a week. A successful assistant director will have great interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for working with kids grades 5-9, diplomacy and maturity with staff and camper families, organizational skills, and enthusiasm for the STEM fields. He/she lives in the dormitories during camp. The assistant director position is a demanding, high-energy position for those who love working with middle school kids and STEM education. The residential director will meet with the camp director and residential director several times before camp begins. Full time-work is from June 16th to Aug. 8th which includes set-up, the kids' camp, and the educators' camp (Salary commensurate with experience & includes free room and board.)
The MSSM Summer Camp is seeking an Aquatics Director responsible for overseeing all aquatic activities for campers/staff and for assisting in the residential program. This position requires the ability to provide the safety for all participants around the waterfront throughout the entire summer, which includes being able to establish and enforce clear safety guidelines for all to follow when participating in swimming activities. The aquatics director will also assist in organizing and implementing daily camp activities. (Requirements: Must be 21 or older. Must have either lifeguard training certification or swim instruction certification.) (Salary commensurate with experience & includes free room and board.)
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.)
The camp photographer/blogger will capture both the academic and residential experiences at camp and keep parents updated on a camp blog. It is expected that he/she will be an active member of the camp community contributing to afternoon and evening activities when possible. (Weekly salary will be calculated by hours worked & includes free room and board.)
Our instructors are enthusiastic and talented people with a real love for science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. They design their own week-long courses that engage campers in hands-on, interactive, challenging classes that encourage campers to think about STEM topics in new ways. Experience working with gifted and talented students and/or motivated middle and high school students is a plus. (Weekly salary=$825, including free room and board.)
Counselors are mature adults that live in the dormitory with the campers and are responsible for the well-being of 10-20 campers in their “families". Counselors ensure the campers are awake and ready for class each morning, assist in daily dorm maintenance and group activities, and report illnesses to the camp nurse. Each houseparent will be paired with a student mentor who will also live with the campers. Interested individuals should be motivated, energetic, and willing to play an important role in this wonderful experience. (Weekly salary will be calculated by hours worked & includes free room and board.)
Mentors are high school aged students who serve as role models and are available to assist the campers and the instructors. Mentors generally have attended the MSSM or the summer camps. Mentors' responsibilities include duties in the classroom, dorm, and cafeteria. They also help supervise and engage campers in scheduled afternoon and evening activities. Lifeguard certification is a plus. A successful mentor will be hard-working, enthusiastic, and team-oriented. (Weekly salary will be calculated by hours worked & includes free room and board.)