Distance Education Assistant/Associate Dean of Sustainable Business Programs

Unity College

Portland, ME

ID: 7056603
Posted: March 25, 2019

Job Description

About Unity College:
We educate environmental leaders

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.

Unity College Flagship campus in Maine

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 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.

Distance Education: Unity College Online

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 bachelor's degrees, 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.

Whoever and wherever you are, Unity College can offer an environmental education for those committed to solving the world's most pressing environmental problems.

We are America's Environmental College.


Job Description:
Unity College Distance Education's Sustainable Educational Business Unity (SEBU) is currently seeking an Assistant/Associate Dean of Sustainable Business with an entrepreneurial spirit to lead the growth and continued development of our Distance Education Sustainable Business Programs. Our Sustainable Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Bachelors of Sustainable Business Management were formally accredited by NECHE in 2018. Both programs are designed as flexible and sustainability-focused degrees and are experiencing an exciting time of growth in both size and impact as sustainable practices take on a global perspective. The next Assistant/Associate Dean will have a unique opportunity to lead an emerging and differentiated business program at America's Environmental College and develop a lasting impact for advancing the school into the future. The Assistant/Associate Dean will hold the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Sustainable Business.

Unity College's Distance Education Business Programs provide an entrepreneurial and sustainability-based education that prepares students for success in the ever-changing dynamics of the global marketplace. This Distance Education faculty member will have the qualifications and experience that enables them to successfully align the sustainable business curriculum with current employment needs.

Reporting to the Chief Distance Education Officer, The Assistant/Associate Dean is responsible for providing strategic leadership, direction, and communication, advancing the program's academic agenda, managing and building the program's fiscal resources, and representing the program effectively and collaboratively within the Distance Education SEBU. This position works closely the Distance Education director of Enrollment Management and the Dean of Undergraduate Programs and is based out of the greater Portland, Maine area.


Requirements:
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Business Administration, Doctor of Management, Doctor of Business Administration, or other equivalent degree plus:

Leadership experience in higher education, teaching, and recruitment.
Experience teaching online courses in an adult market preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills, including facility with technical terminology appropriate to the position.
Excellent initiative and organizational skills with ability to work both autonomously and in a team.
Great time management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong interpersonal skills.
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.
Personal commitment to the environmental focus and mission of the college.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

AACSB accreditation experience
Adult & online academic program delivery methods
A commitment to educational leadership in business
Experience with student recruitment and retention, with particular focus on adult learners and under-represented groups.
A commitment to, and evidence of, securing external support through granting, fundraising, and development
Financial acumen and proven abilities in budget and financial management




 

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