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IT Support Technician

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.

Thomas College invites applications for the position of IT Support Technician.  Reporting to the Director of IT Services, this entry-level Monday-Friday hourly position will support a variety of end-users in support of Thomas’s academic, administrative, and student environments.  Duties will also include software/hardware maintenance and infrastructure support.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field is desired. Professional experience in the field or a related area is helpful.  Experience with a variety of operating systems, Microsoft Office 365, Azure cloud services, mobile devices, programming, and IP phones is helpful.

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong customer service skills, prioritization skills, attention to detail and a high degree of technical aptitude.  Candidates must be able to lift up to 50lbs.

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 by e-mail to .

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.

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.

 

Executive Director

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Director (PLEASE SHARE)

The Harlow (Kennebec Valley Art Association) is seeking an independent and creative chief executive to lead our member driven, community-based nonprofit and advance our mission to connect and celebrate art, artists and community.

The Harlow is owned by the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), a membership-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in Augusta in 1958. The KVAA established The Harlow in downtown historic Hallowell in 1963. Over the past five decades we have shown the work of literally thousands of Maine artists. The Harlow now serves the central Maine community as an arts and cultural center. The gallery is also a destination for art lovers and cultural tourists from all over the state of Maine and beyond. We bring between 6,500 and 7,000 visitors to Hallowell annually. We are supported by over 300 artist and community membership households. The Harlow logs between 600 to 800 visitors monthly on average, drawn primarily from the greater Augusta region, but many will drive an hour or more to see a show at the Harlow. The Harlow was voted “Best Gallery in Maine 2015” by readers of Down East Magazine by popular vote.

The Harlow is a small organization governed by a seven-member board of directors. More information can be found at http://harlowgallery.org/. Current staffing (full and part time) includes an Executive Director, a Gallery Manager, and a Marketing Manager. The new Executive Director, working in conjunction with the board and existing staff, will have the opportunity to review existing job duties to ensure optimal benefit to both gallery and staff. For a full description of the position and its responsibilities, please visit http://harlowgallery.org/job-opening-executive-director

Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to art, artists and community, and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to The Harlow, including:

Experience:
Experience in nonprofit or arts administration is ideal, especially in the areas of fiscal management, supervising paid staff and volunteers, and experience in working with a board of directors. Demonstrated ability to carry out the variety of tasks outlined in the position description. Experience in working collaboratively with groups or public or private agencies. Proven capacity for clear and effective written and oral communications, and effective group and people management skills. Experience in fundraising and grant writing, and knowledge of Maine arts industry a plus.

Skills:
Collaborative management style; ability to plan, direct and coordinate activities; work with funding providers, community groups and other organizations as necessary; meticulous and conscientious work in regards to deadlines; exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies. Ability to analyze, and interpret financial reports, and legal documents; write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; communicate effectively in both written and oral form; and, effectively present information to stakeholders.

Experience in use of computer software & cloudware essential, particularly Gmail and Google Drive, Wordpress, Exceed Beyond, Vertical Response, Microsoft Office and business use of social media platforms, especially Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Education:
Bachelor’s of Arts in art, nonprofit management, arts administration, or related field preferred; Master’s in nonprofit management, arts administration, or related field a plus.

To apply, send an email with a cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume, and salary requirements to .

Resumes will be considered until position is filled. Interviews will begin in early April. The Harlow is an equal opportunity employer.

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.