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Green Mountain College, an innovative liberal arts college with a sustainability focus, seeks an entrepreneurial academic leader to direct its growing and innovative online programs: currently four masters and one undergraduate degree completion. Green Mountain pioneered bio- regionally focused online education and created the first in the nation online masters programs in Sustainable Food Systems, Environmental Studies, Resilient and Sustainable Communities, and Sustainable Business (M.B.A.). This year we added an undergraduate degree completion program. Showing steady and continuing growth, these programs currently enroll approximately 300 students and exemplify the college’s reputation as one of the top environmentally-focused colleges in the nation.

The associate dean reports directly to the provost and is responsible for supporting curricular innovation, administrative oversight (budget, staffing, faculty and program evaluation and improvement), and enrollment management for all of the online programs. Direct reports to the dean include: the program directors, the online enrollment director, and an administrative assistant. We seek an entrepreneurial, detail-oriented person who has online and administrative experience, solid academic credentials, an educational vision, and a creative spirit, and who wants to build something substantial. 

This is a full-time, 12 month position that can carry faculty rank. While teaching is not part of the job description, there are opportunities available for someone whose quality of life is improved by engaging in the delightful work of instruction.

Located in Vermont’s beautiful Lake District, the historic campus is surrounded by outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation and easy access to major metropolitan areas. Green Mountain offers a supportive environment that values and encourages faculty growth and contributions. To apply, please send a cover letter with a CV and names and contact information of 3 references to: Janie Evans, Director of Human Resources, at Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Green Mountain College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Green Mountain College is a member of the Eco-League consortium of environmentally-themed colleges:

Start date: July 1, 2015, or at your earliest convenience
Department:Graduate Programs
Reports To:Provost
Salary Range:Full-time, exempt position


Supports the institution’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: Excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect personalization, commitment to our community and accountability and ownership. Basic Function: Manages all administrative functions related to graduate and online programs. In conjunction with program directors and the online enrollment director ensures the quality of the programs, builds enrollment to achieve strategic plan objective, and pursues new programmatic opportunities. Runs the office that provides support for online programs. Program directors, the online enrollment director, and the online programs’ administrative assistant report to this position.

  • Provides the initial point of contact for current graduate and other online students with other offices on campus regarding graduate and online program issues.
  • Manages and evaluates graduate and online program personnel.
  • Tracks graduate program expenditures and balances budgets.
  • Manages graduate and online program marketing, website content, and admissions.
  • In concert with the development office, creates a vibrant graduate and online student alumni program.
  • Communicates with internal and external groups concerning graduate and online program endeavors.
  • Tracks graduate and online student progress toward a degree and oversees advising functions.
  • Develops and communicates graduate and online program procedures and policies.
  • Oversees logistics for graduate program residencies.
  • Oversees course scheduling and staffing.
  • Evaluates faculty and assesses programs.
  • Conducts research regarding market trends in online programs.
  • Uses outcomes-driven evaluation to drive program improvements.
  • Other projects as directed by provost.

    • Must be able to build relations internally and externally to grow and staff the programs.
    • Must have knowledge of online programs and relevant institutional policies and procedures, and preferably experience with online graduate programs.
    • Must have excellent communication and management skills.
    • Must be competent with a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and CMS/LMS.
    • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
    • Must be able to organize information, find solutions to various administrative problems, and prioritize work.
    • Must be able to adapt to changes related to the development of Green Mountain College graduate and online programs.
    • Must have a minimum of a masters degree or relevant administrative experience; terminal degree preferred.

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

    Green Mountain College is committed to increasing diversity among campus employees and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified minority and female applicants are encouraged to respond.

    If you believe that you meet the above qualifications, please submit a resume to Janie Evans in the Human Resource Department:
    Fax: 802-287-8327. Email:, Mail: GMC, 1 Brennan Circle, Poultney, VT 05764

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