Director of Veterinarian Technician Program
Dean of the Technical Institute
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
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.
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 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
Full job description provided at time of interview.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Work Schedule / Availability Requirements
- Higher education leadership experience.
- Teaching experience.
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
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.
Unity College offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation
and benefits package for its faculty and staff. Benefits for
eligible employees include:
At Unity College, we dont just accept difference we
celebrate it, we support it,
- Paid holidays
- Paid time off
- Short- and Long-term disability
- Life Insurance
- Flexible work benefit eligible
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.