UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.
UMA is the third-largest public university in Maine. In addition to its main campus in the state’s capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through UMA Centers around the state. With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college without uprooting their lives.
The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Dean of Students. This is a full-time, regular, fiscal year appointment.
Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost, the Dean of Students serves as a student advocate and collaborates with other departments to enhance student enrollment, success, persistence, and graduation. This position oversees and coordinates activities for the Division of Student Development. The Dean collaborates with the Conduct Officer to advise students of their rights and responsibilities related to the UMS Student Code of Conduct and the UMA Student Conduct procedures. This position administers the UMA student grievance procedures and assists with resolving student concerns regarding policies, procedures, and employees. The Dean oversees the design and delivery of new student orientation programs and the distribution of publications. The Dean provides consultation to faculty, staff, and administration on a broad range of federal and UMS policies and procedures. This position serves on a variety of standing committees and represents UMA on system-wide student committees and events. This position can be based out of either the Augusta or Bangor campus.
A full position description can be found online here. (The "Working Conditions" section of the position description was updated on 6/29/22.)
Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with the UMS COVID protocols which currently include but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found on our Together for Maine site.
- Master's Degree in Student Personnel or another appropriate discipline
- Three to five years of experience in the administration of student support services at the college level
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as a member of UMA's administrative team
- Experience in working with "non-traditional" students
- Computer literacy
- Doctorate Degree or enrolled in a doctoral program
- College teaching experience
- Experience with distance education and/or delivery of support services to distance students
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, evenings and weekends as necessary.
Salary: The salary for this position is in the mid-80s to low-90s and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The university offers a wide range of fringe benefits for employees including, but not limited to, employee and dependent tuition benefits, comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, and vision, life insurance, and short and long-term disability as well as retirement plan options. To learn more about the University's comprehensive fringe-benefits package, please see the video posted here.
Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at https://uma.hiretouch.com/. Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position." You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application, and upload a cover letter that fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.
The review of applications will begin on July 25, 2022. Materials received after July 24, 2022, will be considered at the discretion of the university. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.
The University of Maine at Augusta 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 office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226.