The College of Humanities and Sciences/Dean
applications for a Director of Career Success
. The Director
will serve as the leader of the College of Humanities &
Sciences comprehensive effort to prepare our students for
postgraduate success. This position will be responsible for
designing, launching, and managing a new career development program
to meet the needs of students in the College of Humanities and
Sciences. Through growing and leveraging a network of recruiters,
alumni, supporters, and other academic and professional contacts
the Director provides strategic oversight of career development for
the college and ensures that students are connected to meaningful
experiential learning and employment opportunities. This position
will also manage career-related programmatic needs for the College.
Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:
providing individualized career coaching, resume critiques, and
interview preparation (including video conferencing), and hosting
recruiting and professional development events.
The successful candidate will exhibit a deep dedication to
promoting student success, be capable of excellent service to
students from diverse backgrounds with a variety of academic and
professional interests, flourish in a collaborative environment,
enjoy networking, understand current employment trends and
opportunities, and have a deep appreciation for a broad liberal
The Director will:
- Develop programming and initiatives to promote career
development to foster awareness as to the value of a Liberal Arts
education and its applicability to a variety of careers and career
- Develop and maintain marketing and outreach materials for all
of the above services and programs
- Develop and maintain a database of placement locations and
- Monitor the work of students in internship placements and
faculty supervising internships.
- Serve as liaison between academic departments, the College, and
the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Success
- Assist College leadership with developing and building employer
partners with university initiatives that relate to career skills
and workforce development, such as the Campus to Career and New
- Work with departments and current and prospective internship
providers to create and maintain an internship opportunity database
locally, statewide, and globally
- Assist with campus Career and Internship Fairs and other
special events related to Student Success
- Manage and maintain the Handshake opportunity listings, provide
content for the College’s Career and Internships webpage. This
includes developing policies and procedures, and AA/EEO
requirements related to Student Success for the College.
- Provide access to and/or develop and conduct training,
workshops, and/or seminars for students, faculty, and staff
- Conduct data collection and analysis to measure program
success. Develop and present annual College and department-level
reports on career development activities.
- Bachelor's degree as well as at least two (2) years of
professional experience developing, promoting, and managing
internship/experiential learning opportunities for students in a
higher education environment; or any combination of education and
experience that would provide the competencies required to
successfully discharge the duties assigned to this position.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
with students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff
- The ability to work and solve problems collaboratively and
maintain a sense of cordiality in the workplace
- Ability to research and gather information regarding new and
existing internship opportunities
- Exceptional organizational skills
- Master’s degree, substantial professional experience, or
- Strong knowledge of career development topics including
assessments, resumes and cover letters, job and internship search
strategies, interviewing, and LinkedIn.
- Demonstrated proficiency in developing professional and
collaborative relationships with students, alumni, staff,
administrators, faculty, and employers; proven ability to
collaborate and develop programming with multiple campus
- Proficiency in program development and evaluation
- Experience with students from diverse backgrounds with varied
academic and professional interests
- Familiarity and understanding of higher education, and
specifically a liberal arts education
- Familiarity with NACE career readiness competencies
- Familiarity with corporate networking and recruiting
- Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month Letter of Appointment
and includes a comprehensive and competitive
benefits package including insurance package, mandatory
retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University
System with more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students
and 500+ full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a
culturally vibrant community of about 70,000, surrounded by
mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “ top 20 best college towns with a population of less
” by the American Institute for Economic Research
and ranked 9th
in Outside Magazine’s “ The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America
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.
To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the
State of Montana, please visit the links below.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position
will be subject to criminal background investigations.
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
*References not listed on the application
materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the
Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to
administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential
E mployment 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: Sunday, August 15, 2021
by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)
Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed
consideration. Application review will begin on XXXX and continue
until the position is filled.
Please submit the following application materials via "New
Resume/CV" button below.
*Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per
application. Please combine documents accordingly.
- Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required
skills for the position
- Detailed resume listing education and describing work
- Names and contact information for three (3) professional
Montana, United States