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Senior Admissions Fellow

Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA

*Fellows will work at open house events in various capacities (welcoming families, serving as student speakers or on student panels, helping organize… Glassdoor


23 days ago

Senior Programmer/Analyst

Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA

include the on-going support of these applications and business systems. This position is also responsible for administration of our Nolij document… Glassdoor


23 days ago

Sergeant

Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA

The Sergeant position provides leadership and supervision for officers, telecommunicators, and event staff during shifts in order to ensure proper… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Grille Banquet Waiter, on call

Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA

* Review Banquet Event Orders at the beginning of each shift to ensure room are set as contracted. Confirm and setup needs to contract for the event… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Dining Kitchen Helper - Atwater

Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA

* Maintains clean, sanitary stock of dishes and utensils. * Loads soiled dishes into dish rack and prepares dish machine for set cycle. Loads… Glassdoor


12 days ago

Nordic Center Snowmaker

Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA

PRE-SEASON: * Cutting and removing trees * Mowing and clearing trails of natural debris * Work with others to improve drainage and erosion issues on… Glassdoor


12 days ago

Residential Life Intern

Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA

Working with the office of the Dean of Students, the Residential Life Intern will assist in office functions, data collection and analysis… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Health and Wellness Party Assistant

Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA

include assisting hosts in maintaining safety and reducing risk by providing an… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Midd Rides Driver

Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA

The ability to deal with difficult people effectively and appropriately is… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Telecommunicator

Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA

The telecommunicator acts as a primary emergency contact, a general information center and a message relay center for the campus. This position… Glassdoor


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    A small, intimate organization: Some good working conditions, but beware

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Monterey, CA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Monterey, CA

    I have been working at Monterey Institute of International Studies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Small, pleasant campus in a near-idyllic location; low-key campus atmosphere
    • Most students, faculty, and staff are genuinely committed global concerns
    • Interesting international student population
    • Faculty & staff compensation & benefits competitive (when compared to higher ed institutions, anyway)

    Cons

    For an institution that touts its "Be the Solution" tagline, this place suffers from quite a few serious problems with its leadership and policies. Admin staff are made up mainly of yes-men and yes-women who answer directly to Middlebury and whose actual leadership credentials are questionable at best: Their priorities seem to be traveling all the time (presumably to raise funds and recruit students) - not actually providing leadership. Policy-making is a wholly top-down "process" that has recently involved nothing but a pretense of shared responsibility. There is really no accountability where admin staff are concerned - they get away with arbitrary decisions, unfairness, and incompetence but never seem to get challenged or sanctioned. Favoritism in hiring, retention, and promotion is the norm, with alumni and pals undeniably getting the best treatment (until they fall out of favor). A meritocracy MIIS is not. Faculty are pretty much treated like staff and have no real job security (unlike the vast majority of colleges and universities, professors at MIIS can't get tenure; they have to seek approval for contract renewal, which looks like a very arbitrary process). Competition for students has forced admissions to apply embarrassingly low standards. That it's so easy to get into a grad program at MIIS should be a source of shame (not that really dedicated and accomplished students don't earn their degrees here, but some graduates probably should never have been allowed to stay, let alone get degrees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admin and management should really take a careful look at how poorly the admin structure and its operation reflect on MIIS as a higher ed institution. Favoritism, nepotism, heavy-handedness, and tolerance of incompetence aren't very admirable or sustainable management strategies - and they look pretty bad to prospective job applicants, former employees, alumni, peer institutions, and students. They should also get over themselves: MIIS was once a respectable, specialized kind of institution, but it's hardly the elite, worldly bastion that it makes itself out to be. Its "mission" is really more about attracting students who will pay very high tuition to pursue an education of modest quality (and that they could pursue for a lower cost elsewhere).

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