Director of Veterinary Technology Program



Position Title:

Director of Veterinarian Technician Program

Reports To:

Dean of the Technical Institute

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Functional Area:

Academics

Position Identifier:

TIEP

Unit:

Instructional

Location Identifier:

On-Premises

Geographic Location:

NG New Gloucester

The Technical Institute for Environmental Professions:

Unity College created the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions because many entry-level jobs are going unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers. Those who do possess the skills and education are burdened with excessive debt. So, we built an alternative to costly degree programs by offering short-term credentials such as certificates and Associate degrees all at a lower cost. These programs offer quicker and less expensive entryways into the workforce for first-time employment, career changers, and individuals looking to upskill. Short-term programs can also serve as stepping-stones to more advanced and technical opportunities. By narrowing our focus, this new institute will deliver the specialized training that leads to well-paying jobs in high-demand industries.

About Unity College:

For more than fifty years, Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. With environmentally focused degrees, Unity College offers affordable and accessible Associate degrees, Baccalaureate degrees, Masters degrees, certificates, and non-degree courses through a variety of modalities including hybrid, in-person, hyflex, and online.

Our Mission:

Through the framework of sustainability science, Unity College provides a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Through experiential and collaborative learning, our graduates emerge as responsible citizens, environmental stewards, and visionary leaders.

The Position:

The Technical Institute for Environmental Professions (TIEP) Director of Veterinary Technology (Vet Tech) Program is responsible for the development, growth, management, and administration of the Vet Tech program at the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions (TIEP) at Unity College. In this role, the Director performs all professional duties related to the Vet Tech program including, but not limited to, program and curriculum development, budget development and oversight, program accreditation, program assessment and evaluation, faculty supervision, lab supervision, student advising, teaching, and clinical outreach. The Director is responsible for working with the Director of Career Placement and Corporate Partnerships to place students in clinical experiences.

Full job description provided at time of interview.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with the faculty, Dean TIEP, and Enterprise Academics to establish program strategy, program competencies, goals, essential skills, and outcomes.
  • Hire qualified faculty for the program.
  • Lead and manage the curriculum development process in alignment with Unity College curriculum policies and relevant accreditor requirements
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention process as needed
  • Teach course(s) in area of expertise.
  • Work with TIEP and Enterprise Academic and student success to develop course philosophy, objectives, templates, master syllabi, and evaluation and assessment methods for the curriculum.
  • Work with Marketing to promote the program.
  • Build a network of relationships with veterinary clinics nationally
Required:
  • Associate or bachelors degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited program or currently credentialed as a veterinary technician, or as a licensed veterinarian.
  • Three - five years field experience.
  • Proven track record in building out new program(s) in higher-ed or at a non-profit.
  • Ability to function effectively within a matrix organizational structure, maintaining open lines of communication while being discreet, courteous and well poised.
  • Ability and willingness to work with students from diverse political/socioeconomic backgrounds and a wide range of physical and academic abilities.
Preferred:
  • Higher education leadership experience.
  • Teaching experience.
Work Schedule / Availability Requirements

Work hours are specific to the requirements of this position and can include days, evenings, and weekends. Working extended hours required as needed. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and meeting the Colleges needs. Although Unity College employees are generally scheduled to work at their specifically assigned locations, there are times when travel is necessary and employees are required from time to time to attend events, meetings or work temporary assignment at any Unity College location.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, it is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand or walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The use of either hand for repetitive movements such as grasping, grasping and turning, and fine manipulation is required as is the ability to use the telephone for internal and external communications.

Location: Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, Maine

Just a half hour from Portland, Unity College Headquarters, Unity College Distance Education, The Technical School for Environmental Professions (opening in 2022), and the School of Environmental Business & Sustainable Ventures are based at the Pineland Farms campus. The facilities are within easy access to one of the fastest-growing cities for startups in the country.

Benefits:

Unity College offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package for its faculty and staff. Benefits for eligible employees include:
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Short- and Long-term disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible work benefit eligible
  • Vision
  • 403B
At Unity College, we dont just accept difference we celebrate it, we support it,
and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our students, and our community.
Unity College is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.


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