Director of Organizational Effectiveness

Unity College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 2, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Distance Education Programs, Faculty Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Human Resources Administration, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title:

Director of Organizational Effectiveness

Reports To:

Chief Learning Officer

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Geographic Location:

NG New Gloucester

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 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.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Chief Learning Officer, the Director of Organizational Effectiveness, will be responsible for the operational efficiency in onboarding, compliance, payroll, and training.
  • This position will oversee and act as the backup for the payroll and benefits specialist
  • Will be responsible for the data integrity of the HRIS system, HR policies, and job descriptions
  • Acts as the point person for all HR data requested including IPEDS, NECHE, and Grants
  • Collaborates with Information Technology to ensure seamless onboarding and offboarding procedures
  • Works with Talent Acquisition to improve the new hire experience
  • Works with SEBU and functional areas to ensure that training and development needs are met
The Director of Organizational Effectiveness is a do and lead position. This position will work closely with the Chief Human Resources Officer to identify ways to fully optimize our HRIS system, and to automate some of our current processes into more efficient work flows. This position will play a key role in fully realizing the Enterprise Model, and creating an outcomes based culture at Unity College.

Full job description provided at time of interview .

  • Bachelors degree in a related field
  • A minimum of 3- 5 years of experience in a Training leadership role.
  • Knowledgeable regarding adult learning theory and successful strategies.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft applications. Paycom experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated skills in successfully assessing & innovating organizational development programming, and leading change.
  • Exceptional interpersonal including influencing and consultative skills. High degree of discernment and detail orientation are essential.
  • Exceptional communication skills including platform, verbal and written. Skilled in delivering executive level presentations.
  • Advanced leadership skills in strategic planning, and managing processes
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills to prioritize and oversee multiple competing initiatives.
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.


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

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