The Technical Institute for Environmental Professions:
Unity College created the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions because many entry-level jobs are going unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers. Those who do possess the skills and education are burdened with excessive debt. So, we built an alternative to costly degree programs by offering short-term credentials such as certificates and Associate degrees all at a lower cost. These programs offer quicker and less expensive entryways into the workforce for first-time employment, career changers, and individuals looking to upskill. Short-term programs can also serve as stepping-stones to more advanced and technical opportunities. By narrowing our focus, this new institute will deliver the specialized training that leads to well-paying jobs in high-demand industries.
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 Associate degrees, Baccalaureate degrees, Masters degrees, certificates, and non-degree courses through a variety of modalities including hybrid, in-person, hyflex, and online.
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.
In this role, the Instructor for the Veterinary Technology program performs all professional duties including, but not limited to, curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, lab supervision, student advising, teaching, and clinical outreach. The Instructor is responsible for collaborating with the Director of the Veterinary Technology Program to ensure proper clinical placement while meeting all program requirements. In addition, the Instructor will work with the Learner Success Coordinators to ensure that the student is making satisfactory progress throughout the program.
The Instructor will fulfill the following responsibilities:
Work with the Director of Vet Tech Program to ensure program strategy, program competencies, goals, essential skills, and outcomes.
Aid with the implementation of this new program.
Support with building the processes to conduct a comprehensive and systematic program assessment and review in alignment with the College-wide assessment system.
Work with clinical partners on ensuring clinicals competencies are met In collaboration with the Program Director assess and determine current and anticipated needs for all required equipment, instructional resources and supplies, library, and technology resources.
Work with program director in updating and maintaining lab protocols as necessary
Maintain communication with the Director of the Vet Tech Program
The Curriculum and Instructional Duties of the TIEP Faculty Veterinarian of Vet Tech Program include but are not limited to:
Teach course(s) in area of expertise.
Work with the Director of Vet Tech Program, the Dean of TIEP, and instructional designers to develop course philosophy, objectives, templates, master syllabi, and evaluation and assessment methods for the curriculum.
Gather and maintain data on the course and program specific outcomes.
In collaboration with the program director review and assist with the selection of all applicable instructional resources (textbooks, online resources, and instructional materials).
A degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited program and currently credentialed as a licensed veterinarian or a licensed Veterinary Technician.
Three - five years field experience.
Ability to function effectively within a matrix organizational structure, maintaining open lines of communication while being discreet, courteous, and well poised.
Must be comfortable with navigating and teaching with technology
Must have the ability to comfortably use Zoom, Microsoft Office, Internet, Video presentation software (technology support is available)
Must have strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately, particularly in front of a camera and a classroom/audience
Personal commitment to the environmental focus and mission of the college
Previous teaching experience in formal and informal settings is highly desirable
Proven track record in building out new program(s) in higher-ed or at a non-profit.
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.
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:
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.