Now hiring! Come work with the Senior Companion Program as an Administrative Specialist

Administrative Specialist CL3 (id:69935)
Center on Aging – OAGE
Bangor, ME

Position is available to employees of the Associated C.O.L.T. Staff of the University of Maine from 07/22/2021 through 07/28/2021 and open to external applicants thereafter.

The University of Maine’s Center on Aging invites applications for an Administrative Specialist CL3 to support the Senior Companion Program. This is a full-time, soft-money funded position, 40 hours per week, 5 days per week. Daily work hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position pays $15.99/hour.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and monitors project activities including recruitment, in-service training, supervisory arrangements, and other activities in cooperation with the project director and appropriate volunteer station staff.
  • Coordinates AmeriCorps Senior volunteers in SCP assignments including assisting volunteer station staff to develop volunteer assignment plans and volunteer activities and monitors progress toward achieving the expected outcomes and impact specified in assignment plans.
  • Enhances the total project effort through active involvement with community organizations, other national service programs, and other senior and volunteer programs.
  • Provides information and support to Senior Companion volunteers.
  • Assesses appropriateness and performance of volunteer stations.
  • Attends training conference3s conducted or authorized by CNCS as funding allows.
  • Provides initial phase of Senior Companion volunteer pre-service training and coordinates remainder of pre-service training.
  • Disseminates and supports collection of required forms and documents to include required enrollment paperwork, annual required documents and forms, required surveys, and other need paperwork as required.
  • Serves as the initial point of contact for conflict resolution of volunteers and stations matter within the local service area.
  • Serve as a local point of communication for Senior Companion volunteers and stations.
  • Related duties as assigned by Director.

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 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.


  • 60 credits or more of higher education or equivalent work experience and training
  • Customer service principles;
  • Modern office procedures and equipment;
  • Computers and related software applications including complex database usage and virtual conferencing platforms;
  • Safety principles for community service programs;
  • Communication and public speaking principles;
  • Community resources, agencies and organizations;
  • Recordkeeping and report preparation techniques;
  • Ethics and confidentiality with handling sensitive information;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to speak with audiences of varying levels and abilities;
  • Volunteer coordination and management;
  • Program evaluation and management skills;
  • Public speaking and outreach skills;
  • Knowledge of payroll and budgeting processes.


  • Completed degree in social work, human services, and/or related fields.

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” in HireTouch. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) 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- July 28, 2021
Interviews to begin no earlier than July 29, 2021
Tentative start date: August 15, 2021

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Sara M. Grant, LMSW at  or 207-262-7927.

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: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV
To apply, click on the link below for the official job posting.