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Careers in Sociology - Job Opportunities (Updated 5-1-14)

Links to job opportunities of interest to Sociology Majors:

Check back often as we will post job opportunities as we hear of them.

UMaine Career Center

Cardinal Scholars is an in-home and online tutoring service that gives exceptional tutors affiliated with top universities the chance to be matched with elementary, middle, high school, and high school students in need of additional academic support. They now offer our services to the Maine area and seek tutors. This is not a guaranteed job, but an opportunity to sign up with them as they are starting to work in this area.

MERT is looking for direct support professionals and a sociology background is the perfect fit! Flexible hours and many options available. See flyer for more information.

Michael Rocque ’05, Director of Research for the Maine Department of Corrections, advises that there are job opportunities in the Maine corrections system. Those who graduate with a sociology degree would qualify for many of these jobs. To see what there is available at this time, go to the Department of Corrections website.

Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation in Washington, DC, is a non-profit organization looking to provide recent graduates with a job opportunity to teach English in China for one year through their Ameson Year in China (AYC) program. (posted 3-8-13)

For those interested in law enforcement, is a great resource. (posted 1-29-13)

State of Maine job opportunities are available at DHHS where they have an ongoing need for Human Services Caseworkers. Read the email we received on 11/28/12 below and contact Hope Tormey or click here if you are interested in learning more. There is an ongoing need for these caseworkers.

Good morning,

 I would like to introduce myself as the Staff Recruitment & Retention Specialist within the Office of Child & Family Services within the Department of Health and Human Services at the State of Maine.

 We have immediate vacancies (and expect ongoing vacancies) for Human Services Caseworkers.  Your graduating sociology students are likely a good fit for our positions.  I have attached the career bulletin.

 I would be happy to meet with you, your staff and/or your students to share information about this exciting career opportunity.  I have a classroom presentation prepared including a Realistic Job Preview video to help students as they decide their career path.

 I look forward to hearing from you.

Hope Tormey
Recruitment & Retention Specialist
Office of Child & Family Services
Department of Health & Human Services
396 Griffin Road
Bangor, Maine 04401
Office: (207) 561-4219
Cell: (207) 462-4107

Fair Share Alliance Fighting for a Fair Economy - Campaign Director positions for locations across the country.

Progressive Campaign Job Opportunities – Nationwide!


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