Distance Education Office Manager

Unity College

Portland, ME

ID: 7056957
Posted: April 15, 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 Sustainable Educational Business Unit is seeking an Office Manager who will organize and coordinate the daily running of procedures of the Distance Education offices in order to ensure organizational effectiveness, efficiency and safety. The Office Manager is responsible for streamlining administrative procedures, budget management, orders, mailings, visitors, vendors, all contracts, Purchase Orders, and facilities. Responsible for arranging internal office moves, internal meetings, minutes, and agendas. Supports administrative staff as necessary. Requires an energetic professional who does not mind wearing multiple hats. Experience in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and able to work independently with little or no supervision. Well organized, flexible and enjoys the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people and changing tasks.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and four years of experience in performing professional level work in the field. Acceptable is an equivalent combination of education and qualifying professional experience that would provide the skills, knowledge, and ability needed to fulfill the duties assigned to the position plus:

Knowledge of modern executive office management, practices procedures and equipment.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
Must exhibit enthusiastic support or passion for the environmental mission of the College.
Ability to embody both internal and external marketing and communications and conduct self professionally.
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and complete records and files.
Ability to interpret and apply a variety of rules, regulations, statutes, policies and procedures relating to the Unity's operations.
Ability to maintain the highest confidentiality of information and materials.
Team player with the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with coworkers, staff, faculty and administrators.
Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion analyzing and resolving confidential, difficult and sensitive situations.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Understanding of, and sensitivity to and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of Unity Colleges' students, faculty, staff and community.

Additional Information:
This is a full-time, calendar-year, administrative position located in the greater Portland area. Primarily day shift with weekend and/or extended hours. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and meeting the College's needs.


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