University of Maine at Augusta Ellsworth, ME, United States
The salary range was revised on October 13, 2017 . UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs. UMA is the third largest public university in Maine. In addition to its main campus in the state’s capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through University College centers around the state. With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college without uprooting their lives. The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking applications for a full-time Student Services Coordinator for the University College Center at Ellsworth. The Coordinator will provide individual and group services onsite and online to prospective and enrolled students at the center, sites and statewide. These services include, but are not limited to: pre-admission counseling, academic advising/coaching, career counseling, crisis intervention referrals, retention services, student leadership development opportunities, and facilitation of successful academic skills. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, evenings and weekends as necessary. Salary Band/Wage Band: 3; the normal hiring range is mid-thirties to mid-forties depending upon qualifications and experience. Qualifications: The successful candidate must have : Master’s degree in Counseling, Adult Education, or closely related field. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in a closely related field and three or more years of experience in student services in higher education will be considered. Experience working with a diverse student body and understanding of student needs and application of best practice and student development theory. Computer proficiency, especially Microsoft Suite and proven ability to learn new software and technology. Proven exceptional academic advising/coaching and career counseling skills. Ability to advise students on the complex requirements of academic programs, course substitutions, transfer equivalencies, challenge exams. Proven ability to design, market, and present workshops/seminars on a variety of topics relevant to the college student experience. Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Basic understanding of ADA issues. Demonstrated experience referring to and using the broad resources of a community to better serve students/clients. Ability to manage multiple work priorities. Crisis intervention skills and ability to make appropriate referrals. Preference will be given to candidates with the following : Knowledge, and use of social media for the delivery of student services, and experience with computer-assisted instruction. Experience with distance education technology, pedagogy, and the support service needs of distance students. Experience working with faculty to deliver student programs and student support services. Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at https://uma.hiretouch.com/ . Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position." You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application,upload a cover letter which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Review of applications will begin October 29, 2017. Materials received on or after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university . We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background screening . UMA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University of Maine at Augusta does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.