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Distance Education Career Specialist

Unity College
New Gloucester - New Gloucester, ME, 04260

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Student Affairs, Career Services
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Job Details

Job Location: New Gloucester - New Gloucester, ME

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Position Title:

Career Specialist

Reports To:

Director of Career Placement & Corporate Partnerships

FLSA Status:


Functional Area:


Position Identifier:



Career Services

Location Identifier:


Geographic Location:

NG New Gloucester

About Unity College:

For more than fifty years, Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. With environmentally focused degrees, Unity College offers affordable and accessible degrees, certificates, and non-degree courses, through a variety of modalities including hybrid, in-person, hyflex, and online.

Our Mission:

Through the framework of sustainability science, Unity College provides a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Through experiential and collaborative learning, our graduates emerge as responsible citizens, environmental stewards, and visionary leaders.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Director of Career Placement and Corporate Partnerships, the Career Specialist directly supports Distance Education students in identifying and securing career opportunities. This position provides Unity College Distance Education students with all career services, in alignment with the characteristics its specific needs.

This position assists students and alumni with career development skills; develops and presents career related programming; provides, administers, and maintains career data-collection tools; provides individual counseling; and teaches career decision making as well as helping track alumni career placement statistics.

The Distance Education Career Specialist develops and maintains relationships with potential employers in coordination with institutional external partnership efforts.

Full job description provided at time of interview.


  • Bachelors Degree.
  • 1 3 years work in partnership development or career services.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to obtain a valid Maine Drivers license
  • Ability and willingness to work with students from diverse political/socioeconomic backgrounds and a wide range of physical and academic abilities.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to function effectively within a matrix organizational structure, maintaining open lines of communication while being discreet, courteous and well poised.
  • Work Schedule / Availability Requirements

    Work hours are specific to the requirements of this position and can include days, evenings, and weekends. Working extended hours required as needed. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and meeting the Colleges needs. Although Unity College employees are generally scheduled to work at their specifically assigned locations, there are times when travel is necessary and employees are required from time to time to attend events, meetings or work temporary assignment at any Unity College location.

    Physical Demands

    While performing the duties of this job, it is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand or walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The use of either hand for repetitive movements such as grasping, grasping and turning, and fine manipulation is required as is the ability to use the telephone for internal and external communications.

    Location: Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, Maine

    Just a half hour from Portland, Unity College Headquarters, Unity College Distance Education, The Technical School for Environmental Professions (opening in 2022), and the School of Environmental Business & Sustainable Ventures are based at the Pineland Farms campus. The facilities are within easy access to one of the fastest-growing cities for startups in the country.


    Unity College offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package for its faculty and staff. Benefits for eligible employees include:

    • Paid holidays
    • Paid time off
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Short- and Long-term disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Flexible work benefit eligible
    • Vision
    • 403B
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