For over fifty years, Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. We believe that we should serve a broad range of students from all backgrounds across the U.S. and the world. To be responsive to the rapidly changing needs of students and society, Unity College has adopted an enterprise model as its institutional organization, expanding the college into two distinct units that offer both undergraduate and graduate environmental degrees: flagship campus and distance education.
On our flagship campus, our liberal arts curriculum is built upon a unique framework of sustainability science, the first of its kind in the nation. A distinctive approach to learning provides our students with an exceptional, high-quality education, enabling them to drive real change with leading-edge knowledge and expertise within any of our 17 environmentally focused majors. Our unique location provides extraordinary opportunities for hands-on learning and research, and active and engaged students work together with forward-thinking faculty to make true community-based learning possible. From 225 wooded acres of farmland overlooking Unity Pond in the tranquil village of Unity, Maine, we prepare each of our students to make a mark on the world.
Our distance education unit, started in 2016, extends the effects of a Unity College education to adult learners, and beyond the physical confines of the flagship campus. Unity College Online offers affordable, accredited master's degrees and non-degree credits, ideal for working professionals seeking to advance their careers, helping students become the change maker the world needs while still honoring their commitments, wherever they are.
This position selects, trains, and supervises Residential Life staff and manages operational functions in assigned residence halls. Provides services directly to students such as personal and disciplinary counseling, and developmental, cultural, and educational programming. Participates in the overall planning and management of the residence hall system. Specific duties include (but are not all inclusive):
Supervise Resident Advisors (RA's) in selected residence halls.
Assist with hiring, training, supervising, and counseling resident advisors.
Assist in developing a community atmosphere in the residence halls through programming and fair judicial practices.
Educate and enforce the housing policies as outlined in the student handbook.
Assist with serving as the College's on call 24/7 administrator for concerns and crises on alternate weekends. Work with the Dean of Students to contribute to a system of 24/7 after hours coverage.
Recruits, selects, trains, evaluates and supervises the Campus Activities Board (CAB).
Supports student event planners and student groups planning late-night and weekend activities through training and consultation on issues such as contracting, budgeting, staffing, risk/liability and general safe practices.
Assists with coordination and implementation of events for New Student Orientations including training student orientation leaders.
Coordinates with student leaders and other campus constituents on programming and campus traditions.
Oversees Student Activities budget.
Collaborates with Student Success staff on programming efforts.
Coordinates publicity of student activity events with Marketing through appropriate mediums (campus calendars, email, signage, and social media).
Coordinates intramural sport activities in conjunction with athletic department.
Manages day-to-day needs of summer residents such as room assignments, check in and out, work orders, programming, RAs, etc.
Serves as on-call administrator for after-hours concerns and crises. Works with the Dean of Students to contribute to a system for 24/7 coverage after hours.
Assists with logistics for summer programs.
Provide informed, effective, and collaborative leadership within a model of functional leadership and shared governance.
Process information and weigh evidence in complex cases to make sound decisions that balance student needs, community safety, collaboration with other departments, and institutional priorities.
Be on call as necessary to resolve crises and respond to student and community needs.
Effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals in the campus community and present information and respond to questions from managers, students, parents, and the general public.
Work with faculty, staff, and students from diverse political/socioeconomic backgrounds and a wide range of physical and academic abilities.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in a related field such as education, the behavioral of social sciences, counseling, or student development plus:
At least 1 - 3 years of job-related experience in student affairs.
Good knowledge of group dynamics and learning processes.
Excellent organizational skills.
Must be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, administration, faculty, staff, students and off-campus community partners.
Valid driver's license and good driving record.
Basic crises intervention skills or ability to learn (self-harm, sexual assault, substance abuse, etc.)
This is a LIVE IN position. Work schedule varies seasonally. Depending on the time of year, must be available variably during the day, evenings and weekends. Works extended hours as needed. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and in meeting the College's needs.
While performing the duties of this job in the office, is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. Also required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
Interested and qualified candidates should go to www.unity.edu/jobs to complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume and points of contacts for 3 references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!
Internal Number: 102378562
About Unity College
Unity College, a private college in rural Maine, provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education emphasizing the environment, natural resources, and the emerging framework of sustainability science. A common interest in developing sustainable solutions to environmental problems unites our students, staff, and faculty. Recently named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly college rankings and Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, Unity is rapidly becoming recognized as a national leader in sustainability science. Unity College has just finalized its five-year strategic plan designed to transform Unity College into the “A National Beacon” for Sustainability Science, with Distance Programming as a critical objective.Unity College is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applicants from under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.