Machias, Maine
Nov 29, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Dean of Students and Admissions provides leadership and strategic direction for Student Life and Admissions departments that reflects and supports the overall mission of the University. The position provides long range and short-term planning, project management, strategic enrollment planning, staff support and supervision, as well as fiscal oversight of both departments. It also helps to provide communications and marketing for student life and admissions, organization of programs, activities, services, and initiatives that support recruitment, enrollment and retention goals.

The Dean employs strong skills in conflict management, communication, student advocacy, budget management, assessment, collaboration, strategic planning, and responds to emergency and sexual misconduct incidents, student conduct issues, and student concerns. The Dean will provide University leadership on matters that create and maintain a vibrant campus life operation, focusing on using student development theory and practice to keep the campus safe and engaging. The Dean works closely with faculty, staff, and students to help recruit and retain students.

The Dean oversees a portfolio of Student and Admissions Services areas including the Admissions Office, Marketing and Public Relations, Residential Education and Commuter Life, Student Engagement, Mental Health, and Health Office and collaborates closely with the VPAA and Head of Campus who has oversight of Athletics, Fitness and Safety/Security, to create a campus environment and student experience that contributes positively to the recruitment, enrollment, and overall academic experience of students with a commitment to initiatives focused on student success and retention.

The University of Maine at Machias, a member of the University of Maine System, sits on the Gulf of Maine, surrounded by rivers, forests, fishing villages, and blueberry barrens. This unspoiled portion of the Atlantic coast is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities and quality of life. The academic experience emphasizes learning both in the classroom and in experiential settings. UMM’s fifteen undergraduate degree programs serve approximately 700 students with a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. The University of Maine System offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability with affordable premium rates as well as multiple retirement options with 10% matching retirement contribution.

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The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expressions, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).