About Unity:
At Unity Environmental University we are on a mission tomake environmental education accessible and affordable to all. Our unique model combines a functional hierarchy and project-based structure through our four Sustainable Education Business Units (SEBUs) to promote collaboration and innovation (Distance Education, Sustainable Ventures, Hybrid Learning and the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions). We prioritize our students' needs above all else, offering a variety of modalities, including hybrid, in-person, hyflex, and online. Our innovative and inclusive culture prepares students to tackle real-world challenges and cultivate the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders who can make a positive impact on our world.

Our Mission:
We are dedicated to delivering quality education and experiences that produce outstanding environmentally competent professionals and inspire individuals from all walks of life to steward sustainable ecosystems.

About the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions:
The Technical Institute of Environmental Professions (TIEP) at Unity Environmental University provides an efficient and cost-effective path to the workforce for those seeking their first job, career changers, and individuals looking to enhance their skills. TIEP was established to bridge the skills gap in the job market by offering affordable associate degrees and certificate programs. With short, 1 to 2-credit courses available in two-week terms throughout the year, students can easily manage their schedule and pace their learning. This flexible approach allows them to start and stop as needed while pursuing their goals.

The Opportunity:
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 Environmental University. 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.

Day to Day 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 Environmental Universitycurriculum 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


  • 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.
  • Higher education leadership experience.
  • Teaching experience.
Are you contemplating the job but uncertain if you should apply? We encourage you to reach out to us regardless. At our company, we acknowledge that not everyone begins their professional journey with equal advantages, opportunities, or privileges. Therefore, we value your unique skills and experiences. Take a chance and submit your application; you may be precisely the individual we're searching for!

Location: Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, Maine
Just a half hour from Portland, Unity Environmental University Headquarters, Unity Environmental University Distance Education, The Technical School for Environmental Professions, 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.

Work Schedule:
Work hours are specific to the requirements of this position and can include days, evenings, weekends. Working extended hours may be required as needed and Unity Environmental University employees must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling their responsibilities while meeting the University’s needs.

Although at Unity Environmental University Enterprise employees are generally scheduled to work at their base location, 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 Environmental University 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 20 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.

Company Perks:
Unity Environmental University offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package for its faculty and staff. Benefits for eligible employees include:
  • Paid holidays off
  • 4 weeks of PTO
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Short- and Long-term disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible work benefit - ability to work from home
  • Retirement Plan with up to 8% match
  • Relocation Assistance

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