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The following positions are currently open.  Applicants should submit their resume, minimum salary requirements and three professional references by close of business on Monday, February 4, 2019  to . The position will remain open until filled.

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
Attention: Lisa Bonney 
125 Manley Road
Auburn, ME 04210

AVCOG is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary.

Administrative and Program Assistant

The Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG) located in Auburn, Maine a regional planning and development organization is seeking a full-time, experienced, self-motivated person to coordinate project tasks related to transportation/planning/economic development and to provide general administrative and program support to the agency.

The position will provide support for general office duties and will assist staff with various requests for support. The position will greet, screen and assist incoming visitors; perform receptionist duties and direct appropriately; when needed handle requests directly. 

Provide general administrative and clerical support including mailing, scanning, copying; maintain electronic and hard copy files; maintain office supplies; open, sort and distribute incoming mail; perform data entry, prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, memos and emails; schedule and coordinate meetings, prepare meeting materials, and assist with event organization. Create and send marketing communications via email, web, print, send and track correspondence. Coordinate the creation of event, newsletter and other various public relation tools for the agency. Respond to information technology issues and troubleshoot where possible. Coordinate with offsite IT support for IT related issues. 

The position provides program support for the agency’s transportation and transit programs and their respective committees. Prepares meeting materials for committee meetings and attends as secretary of such meetings.  Perform duties associated with federal compliance including but not limited to inspections oversight of bus stations. Handles phone inquiries and responds to calls from the public regarding citylink bus schedules.

AVCOG is seeking an innovative and resourceful individual who actively seeks opportunities to problem solve and improve efficiencies within the organization; exceptional client service skills and working with the public; ability to manage concurrent tasks efficiently; attention to detail; high energy, positive, professional attitude, and pride in work product. Must have the ability to manage one's own time, work in a team environment and take direction from multiple staff. 

High School Diploma required, associates or bachelor’s degree preferred or past experience that is commensurate for the position. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of hands on administrative support, program delivery or clerical office experience. Must be competent in all office related tasks and proficient in all Microsoft applications, IT management/ troubleshooting skills preferred.


Small Business Advisor

The Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG) which serves small businesses located in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties is looking to fill the position of Small Business Advisor for Maine Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at AVCOG.  

Are you looking for an opportunity to share your business expertise and knowledge? Have you had experience owning, running, or working closely with start-ups and small business enterprises? Would you find counseling, educating, and advising small business owners and entrepreneurs to be challenging and rewarding?

Put your skills to work as a Business Advisor with the Maine Small Business Development Center at AVCOG. The SBDC is an organization whose mission is to provide counseling and educational services to both existing businesses and start-ups in the AVCOG region.

Responsibilities include providing one-on-one advising to small businesses in the following areas:  business start-up, sources of financing, marketing, accounting cash flow analysis and other related small business activities.

Within the assigned territory, the Business Advisor conducts market research, develops local partnerships and represents the SBDC and AVCOG within the communities we service. The Business Advisor may participate on panel discussions and in presentations as appropriate, as well as organize and present at workshops on a variety of business related topics.

Qualified candidates should be knowledgeable in all aspects of business management, planning and business financing; are client focused, professional, results-driven, excellent listeners and communicators, work collaboratively, are comfortable presenting in front of small and large groups, and are proficient with business and Microsoft office software and technology.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business management or significant related business and/or professional experience. An advanced degree, especially an MBA, is highly desirable. Candidates should have a minimum of five years' related business and/or professional experience. Prior business ownership or management is also very desirable. Experience with Microsoft Office applications required and experience with QuickBooks is desired. Excellent written and oral communication skills, self-motivation and self-direction are essential. Candidate must be willing to travel extensively within the tri-county region and assist clients at AVCOG’s various advising locations within the region.


Transportation Planner/Technician
The Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG) which serves communities located in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties is seeking a Transportation Planner.  This position will be located in Auburn and will provide transportation planning services primarily to the Lewiston/Auburn area for the Androscoggin Transportation Resource Center (ATRC). 

Responsibilities include: Providing technical assistance on highway and public transportation projects; report writing and presentation; evaluation of area specific transportation issues and development of solutions; development and review of transportation planning studies; traffic data collection; assisting with the annual development of the Transportation Improvement Plan, prioritizing projects for both Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds; long range transportation planning and performance monitoring.  Extensive use of personal computers, computer databases, Microsoft applications and GIS software required. Regular communications with municipal staff and officials, MaineDOT staff, and FHWA staff is required.

Required qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, civil engineering or related field;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 
  • Ability to manage concurrent tasks efficiently;
  • Ability to manage one's own time and work in a team environment;
  • Detail oriented.

Additional desirable skills/qualifications:
  • Traffic planning and engineering experience;
  • Bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure planning and/or design;
  • Familiarity with municipal or regional planning;
  • Website mapping, management, and/or HTML experience.