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Distance Education Assistant Dean of Advising

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

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Distance Education Programs, Deans, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title:



Distance Education Assistant Dean of Advising



Reports To:



Distance Education Associate Dean of Retention and Completion



FLSA Status:



Exempt



Functional Area:



Academics



Position Identifier:



DE



Unit:



Instructional



Location Identifier:



On-Premises



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:

The Distance Education Assistant Dean of Advising assists the Distance Education Associate Dean of Advising in the oversight of the design, delivery, and quality of student support, as well as completion and graduation services for all Distance Education students. This position leads in the implementation of student experience initiatives to position the College as a forward-thinking leader in student services.

Within the framework of functional leadership, the Assistant Dean of Advising works closely with the Advising team to achieve student retention and persistence goals. The Assistant Dean of Advising is responsible for ensuring that services are accessible, consistent, innovative, and supportive of all Distance Education audiences.

Full job description available upon interviewing.

Required:
  • Masters degree
  • Minimum of 5 years higher education administration experience, with experience in delivering student support services, including direct online student support.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Proven problem solving and time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, proven ability and willingness to work with students from diverse political/socioeconomic backgrounds and a wide range of physical and academic abilities.
  • Good skills in word processing, spreadsheets and computerized database systems.
  • Ability to function effectively within a matrix organizational structure, maintaining open lines of communication while being discreet, courteous and well poised.
  • Passion for Unity Colleges mission.
  • Valid Maine Drivers License with a good driving record.
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
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