Associate Director, Montana Geriatric Education Center



The Montana Geriatric Education Center (MTGEC) invites applications for an Associate Director . This position will be the day-to-day manager of all activities of this federally funded program. They will work with the Director of the MTGEC, who is a faculty member with a limited FTE commitment to the program. The Associate Director will manage the MTGEC office, supervise two administrative assistants and other staff as needed, develop and monitor project budgets, design and coordinate program evaluation, establish and monitor data collection and entry, prepare reports for the Director and Administrative Board as well as the federal granting agency, maintain communication with the members of the grant and the Administrative Board, and establish and maintain relationships with all stakeholders throughout the state, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living and other senior housing facilities, clinics, state agencies, professional organizations, consumer groups, elected officials, educational institutions and national organizations. Also, the Associate Director will coordinate the activities of the committees working on the MTGEC/MGWEP initiatives, oversee the MTGEC/MGWEP website, and represent MTGEC/MGWEP throughout the Missoula community, the state of Montana, and at national meetings.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Build and maintain structure for MGWEP to address all of the initiatives of the program. Structure includes setting up partner agreements/subcontracts, contracts, program planning, budgeting, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Assist in the establishment and maintenance of training sites per grant requirements. Assist with data collection and reporting for submission in the HRSA Electronic Handbook.
  • Provide training for all partners in program initiatives on evaluation, data collection and federal report requirements.
  • Coordinate educational activities with the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs in Washington and Wyoming including the NWGWEC Telehealth Lecture Series and WY ECHO.
  • Organize and work with partners to meet FOA requirements. Collect information needed for grant submission.
  • Coordinate the activities, evaluation, data reporting and federal report requirements of the GWEP initiatives in compliance with grant requirements.
  • Develop, prepare, and monitor budgets. Approve expenses, complete reports.
  • Collect the evaluation and data reports from multiple partners and compile the semi-annual data reports for submission in the HRSA Electronic Handbook.
  • Design and coordinate program evaluation mechanisms.
Position Details
  • Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, Letter of Appointment and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
  • Salary for this position is $60,000 - $70,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications.


Minimum Required Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in one of the health professions or a related field, in addition to three (3) years of closely related experience in administrative and budgeting experience relating to geriatric program/grant management; or any combination of experience and education that provides the competencies necessary to successfully discharge the duties and responsibilities assigned to the position.
  • Experience in grant writing and implementation. Includes budgeting, planning, evaluating, directing, and organizing programs and activities to meet the initiatives as dictated by the grant.
  • Experience with grant data reports and meeting funding requirements.
  • Experience in developing, and monitoring budgets, making reports and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrate effective public relations, interpersonal, and communication skills with the ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Knowledge of current health care issues of older adults in Montana; OR Knowledge and experience with geriatric programs such as Area Agencies on Aging, Montana Department. of Health and Human Services-Senior Division, and Long-Term Care Division, and/or long-term care facilities.
  • General computer skills and excellent communication skills. Position includes use of WORD, EXCEL, Outlook, Zoom or other web-based communication systems, website design, reporting systems, etc.
  • Knowledge of various educational and evaluation techniques for different audiences.
  • Knowledge of adult education practices and evaluation techniques.
  • Ability to work with clinical sites and training programs to offer educational programs.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation mechanisms, including appropriate statistical analysis.
  • Ability to organize the collection of data, ensure accurate entry, and interpret data for reports.
  • Knowledge of and experience of supervisory practices and procedures.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters or doctoral degree.
  • Knowledge of adult education practices and evaluation techniques.


About the Montana Geriatric Education Center and UM , and Missoula

The Montana Geriatric Education Center (MTGEC) is an interdisciplinary center which provides geriatric education and training for Montana health professionals, higher education faculty, and students, so they might better meet the health needs of the older residents of the state. It is the home of the Montana Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (MGWEP).

The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with over 10,000 students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 72,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “ top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000 ” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “ The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014 . Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life . Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.



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Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date : March 2, 2021 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.


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Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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