Program Coordinator I, Missoula College

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Missoula College at the University of Montana in Missoula invites applications for a Program Coordinator I to join our team. The person assigned to this position provides a variety of student services to Business & Technology students at Missoula College as well as providing administrative support for faculty, program directors, and the department chair.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with admissions to ensure effective and quality recruitment of students
  • Provides advising for students, including individual advising meetings, conducting general program information sessions, and participating in new student orientation programs.
  • Assists with necessary student processes related to admissions, registration, financial aid, student accounts, etc.
  • Manage fiscal activity related to accounts payable function.
  • Provide oversight of Business & Technology funds.
  • Prepare fiscal reports as needed for Program Directors and Department Chair.

Required Skills
  • Ability to learn in detail programs involving transfer education, career-technical education, developmental education, and community education
  • Ability to learn the University of Montana General Education curriculum, MUS Core, and other graduation requirements
  • Ability to advise students regarding a myriad of issues from course selection to withdrawals and reinstatements to support services such as tutoring and counseling
  • Familiarity with Missoula College and University of Montana academic policies and processes
  • Ability to collaborate on projects and handle conflict in a professional manner
  • Ability to forge and foster a professional relationship with academic department chairs and advocate for students when appropriate
  • Knowledge of Missoula College and University of Montana campus services offices
  • Excellent communication skills including listening and feedback skills
  • Knowledge in use of computer software programs for word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets, (Excel), computerized calendars and e-mail (MS Outlook)

Minimum Required Experience
  • Associate’s degree and one (1) year of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Related work experience in higher education
  • Previous work experience in admissions, recruitment, or student advising
  • Familiarity with University of Montana student resources

About the Missoula College and UM

Our Business Technology Program works intimately with business and industry to prepare our students with the necessary skills to be competitive in the workforce. Faculty work tirelessly to engage and challenge our students, providing them with the resources they need to be successful. Our society and how it operates is constantly changing. Sometimes due to technological innovation, other times due to changing business practices. We keep our finger on the pulse, preventing our instruction from going out of style and staying ahead of the curve.

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.

Nestled in at the base of Mount Sentinel and on the banks of the Clark Fork River, UM campus is described as one of the most beautiful in the US. The region boasts unparalleled year around recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts and culture community. UM offers a unique opportunity for professional growth in a magnificent environment. 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.

UM provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. Located in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM attracts first rate teachers, researchers, and students from around the world. A city within a city – with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking and postal services, and zip code – UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Position Details

Position Title: Program Coordinator I

Position Number: NEW

Department: Missoula College

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year.

Salary: $13.923/hr

Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

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: Thursday, August 19, 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"

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

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

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