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Summer Programs Coordinator

The University of Maine, Division of Lifelong Learning
Orono, Maine
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Jul 20, 2021

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University of Maine

Position Title:

Coordinator of Summer Programs

Campus: Orono, Maine

Department: Division of Lifelong Learning

Job Statement:

The Coordinator of Summer Programs works with senior leadership in the Division of Lifelong Learning (DLL) to create a robust and vibrant Summer University. This person leads campus efforts to develop and deliver high quality summer programs for groups such as K-12 students, incoming first-year students, international students, transfer students, and current students from underrepresented populations. In collaboration with the associate deans and other partners, this person develops summer programs that will support the academic colleges’ through discipline-based programming and cohort-building activities to promote student recruitment, retention, and success. Summer programs will include both credit and non-credit boot-camps, research learning initiatives (RLEs), institutes, pre-college, and travel-based programs, among other retention initiatives. Typical hiring range for this position is $40,500 to $54,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year position.

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About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found by going here:

The University of Maine 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 as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. 

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  • Bachelor’s degree required; 3-5 years of relevant professional work experience. 
  • Ability to envision, create and execute plans to deliver high-quality programs. Ability to assess and perform quality improvement. 
  • Demonstrated prior experience in project management and/or program development. 
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and partner with leaders, faculty, and staff across departments to create and implement best practices. 
  • Superior written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.
  • Must be very organized with ability to manage multiple programs simultaneously. 
  • Ability to analyze data and assess programming activities.
  • Creativity and energy are highly valued. 
  • Mature judgement and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. 


  • Master’s Degree with 3-5 years of experience in higher education program development. 
  • Pre-collegiate summer programming experience. 
  • Experience working in a higher education setting, particularly in academic affairs.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; please upload:

1.) A cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) A resume/curriculum vitae
3.) Contact information for three professional references

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You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin: June 1, 2021
Interviews to begin no earlier than: June 14, 2021
Tentative start date: July 12, 2021

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Elisabeth Maberry at [email protected] or 207-581-1615.

Appropriate background checks are required.

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