Job Postings

 

JOB TITLE:             Mechanic/Groundskeeper

DEPARTMENT:       Facilities

REPORTS TO:         Grounds Supervisor

Position Summary The Mechanic/Groundskeeper position is responsible for the maintenance of all Grounds equipment and the overall appearance of the Institute’s grounds.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for supporting the overall appearance of the IAS grounds

  • Following manufacturers’ recommended procedures, performs preventive maintenance and repairs of Grounds equipment (commercial landscaping equipment including two-cycle engines).
  • Troubleshoots equipment problems using a variety of diagnostic tools.
  • Welds metal members of various Grounds equipment such as mower decks.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area.
  • Ensures that all groundskeeping equipment and supplies are maintained in a safe and secure environment at all times; e.g., shovels, power mowers and trimmers, riding equipment, gasoline and diesel fuels, herbicides and insecticides, etc.
  • Based on health and season cycle, mows turf, weeds, prunes, fertilizes, mulches or treats plant material and flower beds.
  • Removes and appropriately disposes of all fallen leaves, weeds and all plant material in accordance with established procedures.
  • Appropriately removes snow and ice by utilizing snow plows, shovels, de-icing agents; e.g., calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, or road salt, as situation demands.

All other duties as assigned by the Grounds Supervisor

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate with Grounds Supervisor and Groundskeepers.
  • Ability to lift and carry fifty pounds.
  • Ability to climb ladders while carrying and using equipment such as electric clippers.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Education, Experience and Knowledge

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Small engine mechanic certificate required.
  • Welding training certificate preferred.
  • 1 – 3 years of related experience preferred.
  • Analytical knowledge of groundskeeping equipment required
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

The Institute for Advanced Study is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.  We believe in the inherent value of diversity and equal opportunity, recognizing that a truly diverse workforce will bring a wider array of perspectives, as well as more innovative and effective solutions, to the organization.   As a community dedicated to intellectual inquiry, we are resolutely committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes subsidized health and dental insurance, an excellent retirement plan, and a generous paid time off program.  Interested candidates please apply to the position at:   https://ias.synchr-recruit.com/job/212363/mechanic-groundskeeper

 

JOB TITLE:             Carpenter/Painter                                                      

DEPARTMENT:       Facilities

REPORTS TO:         Maintenance Supervisor

Position Summary   

The Carpenter/Painter position is responsible for general carpentry and painting duties across the Institute campus.  All other duties, as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for general painting and preventative maintenance duties across the Institute campus

  • Assists in carpentry, flooring, concrete, door and hardware, cabinetry, office furniture, interior and exterior trim work and acoustic ceiling installations and repairs.
  • Takes measurements and calculates the size and amount of materials needed. Measures, cuts, and shapes wood, plastic, and other materials.
  • Inspects and replaces damaged woodwork or other structures and fixtures.
  • Repairs damaged roofs (asphalt shingles and flat roofs).
  • Paints or stains walls, floors and ceilings, fences, furniture, cabinetry, etc. May also paint building exteriors.
  • Effectively coordinates work to be completed with appropriate maintenance specialty; e.g., electricity, carpentry, etc., to ensure a quality end product that is completed within established timeframe.
  • Ensures that all equipment and supplies are maintained in a safe and secure environment at all times; e.g., paint cans, solvent, rags, ladders, scaffolding, lighting, etc.
  • Provides assistance to other maintenance areas, as needed, to include snow removal, furniture moving, and various other general maintenance activities.

All other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to lift and carry fifty pounds.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
  • Ability to climb and perform work on ladders, lifts and scaffolding at various heights.
  • Ability to safely use basic hand and power tools.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Education, Experience and Knowledge

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience strongly preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Carpentry and painting experience required.

The Institute for Advanced Study is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.  We believe in the inherent value of diversity and equal opportunity, recognizing that a truly diverse workforce will bring a wider array of perspectives, as well as more innovative and effective solutions, to the organization.   As a community dedicated to intellectual inquiry, we are resolutely committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes subsidized health and dental insurance, an excellent retirement plan, and a generous paid time off program.  Interested candidates please apply to the position at:   https://ias.synchr-recruit.com/job/212360/carpenter-painter

 

JOB TITLE:               Computer Support Specialist                                                     

DEPARTMENT:         Information Technology Group

REPORTS TO:           IT Manager, ITG                    

Position Summary      

The Computing Support Specialist is responsible for assisting faculty, members and staff with computing issues.  All other duties, as assigned by the IT Manager, ITG.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for assisting faculty, members and staff with computing issues 

  • Performs technical problem solving and assistance for various software applications and hardware systems for department users in response to specific requests.
  • Performs routine hardware and software maintenance and assists in proper upkeep and utilization of systems. Installs, configures, maintains computer hardware/software and their associated components to ensure maximum operating efficiency.
  • Provides technical support to Institute users on an ongoing basis. Documents incoming requests received via ticket tracking system, voicemail, email, or while providing daily field support to user groups, to include requestor’s name, explanation of problem, response time, resolution, work completed, etc. Enters, maintains, and follows up on support requests and/or work orders based on priority and severity of request. Maintains request log and, upon problem resolution, updates user request in the departmental tracking system.
  • Maintains and updates inventory of equipment to ensure maintenance of adequate inventory levels and immediate availability based on organizational needs.
  • Provides resources for individual and/or group instruction and training to users on computer hardware and software.
  • Acts as liaison with users and outside vendors for equipment repairs and software problems.
  • Assists departments with troubleshooting web pages and special projects.

All other duties as assigned by the IT Manager, ITG 

Skills and Abilities

  • Must be responsible, self-motivated, self-starter, personable and well-organized.
  • Superior customer service skills to deal with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks at a very active help desk.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work with diverse groups.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Education, Experience and Knowledge

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent required.              
  • Minimum of one year of experience supporting computer users in an academic environment strongly preferred.
  • Experience supporting Mac and Windows operating systems and major application suites required.
  • Certifications in supporting operating systems and software suites preferred.
  • Web content editing experience and skills required.

The Institute for Advanced Study is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.  We believe in the inherent value of diversity and equal opportunity, recognizing that a truly diverse workforce will bring a wider array of perspectives, as well as more innovative and effective solutions, to the organization.   As a community dedicated to intellectual inquiry, we are resolutely committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes subsidized health and dental insurance, an excellent retirement plan, and a generous paid time off program.  Interested candidates please apply to the position at:   https://ias.synchr-recruit.com/job/215063/computer-support-specialist

JOB TITLE:               Archivist   
DEPARTMENT:        Historical Studies - Social Sciences Library
REPORTS TO:          Librarian

Position Summary                                         

Reporting to the Librarian and the Library Committee, and working collaboratively with the Archival Specialist who reports to the Archivist, the Archivist will oversee the collection management and public access to the Archives of the Institute. The Archivist is additionally responsible for maintaining access guidelines and policies ensuring that archival processing and access meets nationally accepted standards. 

 Position Duties and Responsibilities

Oversight of the collection management and public access to the Archives of the Institute

  • Refine policies, procedures and tracking systems for preserving and providing access to collections.
  • Identify and acquire collections for the Archives from internal and external sources; providing support for Institute offices and departments to facilitate transfer of records with long-term value.
  • Coordinate reference service as a team to internal and external users of the Archives.
  • Lead long-range planning efforts for collections and facilities. 
  • Representing the Archives and archival interests in campus-wide projects, such as Community of Scholars and the digital repository project Albert.
  • Track and document art and artifacts in the Institute's possession. Coordinate outreach efforts, including exhibits.
  • Guide and develop the ongoing oral history project.
  • Process materials and develop/refine finding aids, identify short term and long term goals for the Archival Specialist.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Librarian.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Archival Specialist

Skills and Abilities

Excellent organizational, written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills.  Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with flexibility and with an eye to detail. Must be able to prioritize, work under pressure, and meet short deadlines.  

Ability to develop and maintain content of subject-based web pages.

Strong knowledge of and ability to use computer technology to efficiently accomplish work.

 Education, Experience and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree required, along with at least three years of professional experience in archival work, supervisory experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with EAD mark-up of finding aids as well as demonstrated expertise with digital preservation and access techniques required. 
  • Familiarity with the Archivists’ Toolkit and ArchivesSpace as well as knowledge of standards for digital imaging and maintaining digital assets and Meta data also preferred.

The Institute for Advanced Study is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.  We believe in the inherent value of diversity and equal opportunity, recognizing that a truly diverse workforce will bring a wider array of perspectives, as well as more innovative and effective solutions, to the organization.   As a community dedicated to intellectual inquiry, we are resolutely committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes subsidized health and dental insurance, an excellent retirement plan, and a generous paid time off.  Interested candidates please apply to the position at: program. https://ias.synchr-recruit.com/job/221699/archivist  

 Applications for the Archivist position will be accepted through December 15, 2020.