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Program Manager, Franco American Centre, UMaine, Orono, ME

The University of Maine at Orono is seeking someone to develop and populate a portal of primary sources related to Franco Americans. More information can be found on the website.

Statement of the Job:

The Program Manager will be responsible for developing and populating a portal of Franco American primary sources; for cultivating and managing relationships between the three UMS Franco repositories (UMFK, UM, USM) as well as the members of the advisory board; for developing relationships with other repositories with holdings of Franco American materials; for promoting awareness and use of this resource by scholars, students, educators, and the general public; for overseeing interns and teaching related courses. This position is for a fixed-length, two year appointment. Typical hiring range for this position is $39,000 to $42,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Take the lead, in conjunction with the Advisory Board, to oversee the creation of the Franco American portal;
  • Manage all facets of the development of the Franco American Portal, including the digitization of materials;
  • Manage the cooperation between the three UM Franco-American repositories;
  • Build productive relationships with internal and external constituencies;
  • Travel on a regular basis to the three archival sites (weekly to USM, frequently to UMFK);
  • Teach courses that draw from and use the digitized resources;
  • Oversee interns;
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect.
  • Commits to organizational improvement by identifying opportunities to improve and recommending possible alternatives for a situation.
  • Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned. 

About the University:
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System's flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.


Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in a related field and three to five years relevant professional experience;
  • Extensive knowledge of and contacts with Franco American repositories throughout the Northeast;
  • Competency with digitization and metadata requirements;
  • French language competency;
  • Competency in the field of Franco American Studies, with demonstrated success therein (preferred);
  • Excellent written, oral, and electronic communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with different constituencies, manage different demands, and provide solutions;
  • Teaching experience;
  • Ability to travel, normally requiring a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Competency in the field of Franco American Studies, with demonstrated success therein.

Other Information:
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

  • a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
  • a resume/curriculum vitae
  • contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin: September 17, 2018
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: October 3, 2018
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: October 15, 2018
Tentative start date: November 1, 2018

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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