Director of Academic Success

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 Success. This position can be located on the Augusta or Bangor campus.

The Director of Academic Success provides leadership, vision, and management for the Division of Academic Success. The Director will engage in program design, assessment, and marketing of division services and assure compliance with relevant laws and standards governing such programs. They will serve as a consultant to University staff in support of student learning, provision of disability/accommodation services, academic success initiatives, and overall student success. When needed, they will deliver direct services to students in all department areas. The Director will provide input, guidance, and support to the University’s retention efforts, and participate in departmental and institution-wide student success programs.

A full position description can be found here.

Salary: The hiring salary range for this position is in the high 50s to 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 an appropriate discipline such as Education, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or another related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience in delivering services in support of learning, academic success, or services for individuals with disabilities, with at least three years of experience in higher education
  • Experience in the management/supervision of staff and/or student workers
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Computer literacy and ability to navigate student case-related software system

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant knowledge regarding disability services and factors involved in disability services in higher education (such as disability law, adaptive technology, and standardized learning assessments)
  • Awareness of the principles of effective teaching practices, especially in distance modalities
  • Teaching experience
  • Commitment to student success via awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and factors of systematic inequities of minoritized students
  • Budget management experience

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 April 1, 2023. Materials received after March 30, 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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