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Program Coordinator

The University of Maine
Orono, Maine
$35,183 to $58,639

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Statement of the Job:

The SCIS Program Coordinator coordinates student support resources, community-building activities, and external relations. This position is important for increasing student retention and success, identifying issues and improvements, enhancing unit cohesion, engaging alumni in SCIS programs, strengthening ties external stakeholders and supporters, and increasing the profile and reputation of SCIS. A key outcome of the activities of the Coordinator will be increased resources available to support SCIS programs, more effective use of those resources, and improved outcomes in student success. Typical hiring range for this soft-money funded position is $35,183 to $58,639 commensurate with qualifications and experienece.


Complete Job Description

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 at

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.

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.



  • Master’s degree.
  • At least three years relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.


  • Educational credential(s) in a technical or student support field.
  • Experience in building organizational infrastructure, implementing programs to increase student success, and assessing effectiveness.
  • Record of sustained involvement or leadership in building practices of inclusion for students from diverse backgrounds, including female students and students who are first-generation, from rural backgrounds, disabled, or from underrepresented minority groups.
  • Professional experience and a record of effectiveness in roles entailing work with multiple audiences.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Successful track record in collaboration in a technical setting.

Other Information:

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

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.

To apply and find a complete job description, visit:

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: July 30, 2021
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: August 9, 2021
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: August 16, 2021
Tentative start date: August 30, 2021

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Penny Rheingans at [email protected].

Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

Appropriate background checks are required.

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 expression, 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: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).



The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s premier public university. It is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from across the U.S. and more than 65 countries. It currently enrolls 11,286 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers doctoral degrees in 35 fields, representing the humanities, sciences, engineering, and education; master’s degrees in roughly 70 disciplines; 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship on its campus, with substantial efforts aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction (fall 2014).

 To learn more about UMaine’s areas of distinction, click here.


• Founded in 1865.
• Ranked in the top 15 percent of America’s Colleges by Forbes Magazine.
• Enrollment: 11,286; 9,182 undergraduate (fall 2014).
• More than 90 majors and academic programs.
• Maine’s only Division I athletics program.
• Students from 43 U.S. states and territories, and 66 countries (fall 2014).
• More than 200 student clubs and organizations.
• 15:1 student-faculty ratio.
• Median undergraduate class size: 19.
• The student retention from first to second year is 78 percent, with majors in the Maine Business School, the College of Engineering and the College of Education and Human Development reaching roughly 83 percent.
• For Maine residents, annual tuition, fees, room and board cost about $19,500, and for nonresidents, about $35,250 in 2011–12.
• UMaine, located on Marsh Island, consists of 37 academic buildings, 30 administrative buildings, 18 residence halls, 18 specific laboratory facilities, 14 Greek life houses, four dining facilities and 10 sports facilities. The University of Maine has five research field stations in the state — Aroostook Farm in Presque Isle; Blueberry Hill Farm in Jonesboro; Rogers Farm in Stillwater; Highmoor Farm in Monmouth; and J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center in Old Town — and a marine sciences research facility, the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine.
• University of Maine Cooperative Extension has 16 offices serving all Maine counties and the UMaine campus; has a Marine Extension Team in partnership with Maine Sea Grant; and operates three 4-H camps.
• UMaine’s campus was designed by legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City and the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C.
• In 2003, the entire UMaine campus was designated as an arboretum.
• There are 15 miles of running, biking and cross-country skiing trails on campus.


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