Director of Academic and Career Advising

Website University of Maine at Augusta

UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background

The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Director of Academic and Career Advising. The primary purpose of this position is to develop and deliver effective systems, programs, and services to help students determine and implement their academic plans, to ensure the provision of quality academic and career advising services across UMA, and in collaboration with center-based Student Services Coordinators. The Director supervises the Bangor and Augusta advising team, as well as helps to develop and participate in university efforts to support student enrollment and success. A full position description can be found here.

Salary: The typical hiring range for this position is in the mid-60s and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, evenings and weekends as necessary.

Benefits: The University provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation, and sick time; health, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employees and their eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% university contribution, and more. View our Benefits Information Summary to learn more.

About the University:

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 UMA 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.

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with the UMS COVID protocols which currently include but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found on our Together for Maine site.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Student Development, Adult Education, or other appropriate disciplines
  • At least five years of experience in academic and career advising
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • One to three years of supervisory experience
  • Strong computer literacy and competency including web-based applications and networks
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant experience in a higher education setting, including work with first-generation college students, individuals with low income, and/or individuals with disabilities.

Materials must be submitted via “Apply for Position” below. You will need to create an applicant profile and upload:

  • a cover letter that fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications
  • a resume/curriculum vitae
  • 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. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa Sponsorship support.

Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2023. Materials received after March 29, 2023, will be considered at the discretion of the university.

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

The University of Maine at Augusta is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:  Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 Boudreau Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226.

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