Job Postings

Date: November 2017

Policy: Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on  race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with  physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

Regular, benefits eligible staff positions will be listed in the Weekly Notice of Position Vacancies (Job Posting), which is posted in the lobby of the building that Human Resources occupies and online at

Positions will typically be posted for a minimum of five (5) business days, whether internal only or externally posted. The decision to advertise a position is made by the department manager responsible for the hiring in consultation with Human Resources. In filling positions, the College may consider both internal and outside candidates, and will select the candidate it believes is best suited for the position. Staff members interested in professional growth opportunities may make an appointment to discuss their future career goals with a member of the Human Resources staff.

Internal Job Postings

Hiring managers may have the option to post a position as an Internal Job Posting, which is open to current Bowdoin employees only. This allows both employees and the College to benefit from the experience and knowledge of current employees, while encouraging development of full employee potential. Hiring managers must consult with, and seek approval from Human Resources, and the appropriate department head to determine if this recruiting option will be utilized. Internal only job postings are appropriate when:

  • There is reasonable belief that there are one or more qualified candidates currently employed at the College. “Qualified” means meeting the minimum qualifications written in the job description.
  • The position is below the senior staff level.
  • An internal reorganization would result in promotion of a current employee, with or without a resulting vacancy.
  • Any other exceptions should be reviewed by the Assistant Director of Employment & Staffing and the VP of Human Resources.