Biology Lab Coordinator

Ave Maria University is seeking applicants for a Laboratory Coordinator in Biology. A Master’s degree in biology or closely related field is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a twelve-month position with a two-month furlough during the summer. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the laboratories. 

Description:  Ave Maria University, Department of Biology,  seeks to hire a Lab Coordinator for biology laboratory courses. This position involves assisting with innovative redesign of the biology courses. Coordinator will collaborate with other faculty to develop learning objectives for these courses that are consistent with core competencies.  Teaching responsibilities will include teaching college level biology courses.  Applicants should have strong content knowledge in biology, a clearly demonstrated commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom, knowledge of active learning techniques, and knowledge of inquiry-based laboratory techniques.

Qualifications — (1) Either current knowledge of the biology or aptitude for and willingness to learn the specifics; (2) Experience in personnel management, or demonstration of strong leadership skills; (3) Basic technical laboratory skills, including preparing solutions and media, handling potentially bio-hazardous materials and waste, and a willingness to learn how to troubleshoot data acquisition systems; (4) Commitment to student learning:  ability to develop inquiry-based course activities and classroom structure so as to help diverse students develop their understanding of the scientific method; (5) Minimum education at the level of a master’s degree in biology or closely related field is required.

Responsibilities — (1) Coordinates the Biology Labs, primarily the lower level 2-credit laboratory courses that is required for undergraduate majors and non-majors for several baccalaureate l programs. Specific duties include but are not limited to designing curriculum, laboratory set-up and breakdown, and laboratory instruction, providing training or tracking of required environmental health and safety training for all lab personnel, managing supplies and equipment (purchasing, inventory, maintenance), course website administration, and lab protocol optimization. (2) It is required that the lab coordinator will teach college level biology courses. This can be in lecture and/or laboratory courses for both biology major and/or non-majors. Excellence in teaching is expected-both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom.  (3) Serve as faculty mentor to students doing research and/or internships. (4) Perform department service as assigned.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement relating the University’s Catholic mission as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae to their philosophy to:  Dr. Thomas Smith, Chair, Department of Biology, Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria, FL 34142 (thomas.smith@avemaria.edu). Electronic applications are strongly preferred.  Review of applications is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled.   

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Facility Service Technician

Job Title: Facility Services Technician (FST) 
Department: Physical Plant
Reports to: Director of Physical Plant
Employee Class: Full Time

Primary Purpose: Primary function is to provide maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and operation of assigned facilities systems on a continuing real time basis. Primary focus includes HVAC/ BMS, vehicles and equipment maintenance and repair. Facility service technician responds to work requests that relate to HVAC, vehicles, equipment, electrical, chilled water systems, plumbing, grounds maintenance, and structural needs of the facility in addition to performing preventative maintenance of these systems. FST responds to system outages, performs repairs, and reports issues to the Supervisor. The FST will repair pumps (excess of 200Hp), power boards, Air Handlers, Chillers (excess of 1800 Tons), Fan Coil Units, Data Center Cooling Units, Boilers, fire systems (including sprinkler systems) cooling towers, Backup Generators, Transfer Switches, underground high voltage electrical, street lighting and industrial transformers. The FST responds and assist with fire alarms, security system alarms, installation and maintenance of all structural needs ranging from repairing flooring, doors, windows, and concrete work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work Order Response / BMS
  • Lighting Repair and Outage Response
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Life Safety
  • Structural, Electrical, and Plumbing Maintenance

Interested applicants should send their resume to Darryl.Klein@avemaria.edu.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Facilities systems or equivalent related training and experience.

Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience of HVAC/ BMS equipment, vehicle, and equipment repair with knowledge of electrical or facilities maintenance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Requires specific knowledge in high voltage electrical systems as they relate to commercial buildings and multi drawing units. Must have an understanding of power management, HVAC controls, Gas Boilers, Chilled Water Systems and associated equipment. Must be equipped to respond quickly, assess the problem and take action to repair equipment, power lines, plumbing, and chilled water piping. Must have working knowledge and ability to read Building Automation reports and ascertain performance issues and make appropriate adjustments. Must be able to effectively communicate (oral & written) with all AMU staff, faculty, and vendors. Must be a self-starter, team player, and have the ability to manage and prioritize multi-functional tasks. Must be detailed orientated and always conscious of the Safety of themselves and the team. Must be organized and provide deliverables per deadlines. Additional duties as assigned.

Physical Skills and Abilities: The essential functions of the position require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit all campus buildings; and the ability to stand, use ladders, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 75 pounds. The position requires the ability to clean, crawl, kneel, sit, sort, hold, squat, bend, stoop, and twist the body. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs or ladders and scaffolding and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment (standard & powered) and read technical information. Must have valid Florida Drivers License.

Working Conditions: Work is performed indoors and outdoors, in trenches, and around mechanical, electrical, explosive, fume/odor/dust, chemical and waste hazards. Exposure to cold, heat, temperature swings, noise, outdoors and indoors. Requires ability to work from elevated work platform. May periodically travel to satellite sites & for training. This position requires work on weekends, some holidays, and being on-call 24 hours a day.

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.

The FST must embrace and advance the Catholic mission and identity of the University through personal conduct that represents the highest Christian standards.   

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Senior Systems Analyst - IT

Job Title: Senior Systems Analyst 
Department: Information Technology 
Reports to: CIO 
Employee Class: Full Time

Primary Purpose: The Senior Systems Analyst will be responsible for enhancing business services, implementing business systems and new initiatives, and troubleshooting current systems. Duties will include: conduct process analysis and needs assessments to align information technology solutions with current University initiatives; review, analyze, and document business processes with regard to the Ellucian PowerCampus System and other business systems used; implement software, including setup, testing, and coordination of the integration with the existing software systems; troubleshoot systems and resolve problems that arise in the day to day operation of the University systems, generate reports; and perform other duties as required. The candidate chosen will work closely with various university administrators, department personnel, vendors, and peers at other colleges, universities, and state agencies.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or other closely-related field. Candidates with extensive experience working with the Ellucian PowerCampus System, Great Plains (Dynamics GP), PowerFAIDS, and/or experience in a higher-education setting are preferred. Experience with MS SQL administration, complex SQL queries development, SSRS, SSIS, MS SharePoint, integration of an ERP system. The candidate chosen must be initiative driven and detail oriented. Demands of the position require a broad understanding of functional analysis; a high level of professionalism; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to understand system, accessibility issues, browser compatibility issues, and systems architecture best practices; the ability to stay abreast of industry trends, all applicable technologies, and technical skills required. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and update various administrative systems including PowerCampus, Self-Service, Great Plains, PowerFAIDS, CashNET, CBORD, Micros 
  • Maintain, modify, and generates reports for departments across campus.
  • Work with end-users and vendors to resolve systems and process related issues.
  • Create and maintain process and systems documentation.

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and 3 references to AMUITJobs@avemaria.edu.