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Academic Support Specialist (id:51499)

Statement of the Job :
To help support the Associate Dean?s office with student advising, particularly incoming students who are first generation, from underrepresented populations, and transfer students. To help support the college and academic units in various areas, including texting incoming students and academic program assessment. Typical hiring range for this position is $40,000-$46,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Complete job description (link)
About the University :
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 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 https://umaine.edu/
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.
Qualifications :
Required:
Bachelor?s degree
Three to five years of relevant work experience or some graduate coursework
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Competency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel)
Preferred:
Master?s degree
Experience advising in higher education setting
Experience in the use of data information systems and computer software.
Knowledge of courses, programs, and support services on the University of Maine campus.
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 complete 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: 11/6/18
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: 11/16/2018
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: 11/30/18
Tentative start date: 1/1/19
For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair George Criner at criner@maine.edu.
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: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Position Title: Academic Support Specialist (id:51499)
Campus: Orono
Department: Natural Sciences, Forestry & Agriculture - ONFDN
Bargaining Unit: UMPSA
Salary Band/Wage Band: 3
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Location: Orono, ME
Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV


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