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Associate Director of Experiential Learning, Experiential Learning and Career Success

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 8, 2022
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Application instructions are located at the bottom of the page. Please apply directly through the University of Montana's career portal UM Jobs at for positions at the University of Montana – Missoula, University of Montana Western (Dillon), and Helena College. Do not apply through or use easy apply through * .

The University of Montana invites applications for an Associate Director of Experiential Learning to fulfill the unit’s strategic goal of ElevateU, which is the university’s signature career readiness program. This position is a leadership role managing policies, procedures, and programming for experiential learning. The Associate Director of Experiential Learning (AD-EL) will participate in strategic planning initiatives, problem solving, and works with a high degree of initiative to research, assess, and oversee experiential learning and employer engagement. This position is key in developing and promoting experiential learning opportunities and employer events on campus and in the community working with a wide variety of stakeholders and partners.

Position duties include six main areas, but are not limited to:

  1. Internships- this individual will perform employer outreach and serve as the campus lead for internship systems and supports including Grad Leaders, Handshake, employer/faculty training and student engagement in support of internship experiences. This person will engage with faculty, staff, faculty governance groups, the Registrar’s Office, Data Office, and Financial Aid to develop and sustain internships and other high impact experiential learning activities.
  2. Data- The AD-EL will work with UM’s Data Office to research, track and implement systems to assess impacts of experiential learning on student success. This work is conducted throughout the year and supports delivery of data for annual reports and campus strategic initiatives.
  3. Marketing/Outreach- The candidate oversees external communications and outreach materials to advertise and promote experiential learning and career success. This includes print and web-based materials, website oversite and social media oversight. This position will support ELCS events and conduct student group and class presentations.
  4. Budget- The AD-EL will work closely with the ED and finance manager to oversee JLD and Career Events budgets and makes recommendations for the unit’s funding decisions and priorities. This position co-chairs UM’s Experiential Learning Scholarship Fund managing the allocation of student scholarships for experiential learning.
  5. DEI- This position works to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in experiential learning and career readiness by empowering all students to participate in experiential learning, engaging and serving underserved academic units and historically marginalized students. This person will work to create inclusive, student-centered programs and professional pathways for all.
  6. Technology and Systems- The AD-El will engage in a variety of systems and platforms to support experiential learning and data tracking such as EAB Navigate, Handshake, Grad Leaders, Zoom, Moodle, Microsoft Office, micro-internships (Parker-Dewey) and Emsi.

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.

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 a range from $53,000 to $55,000 per year commensurate with qualifications.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree and at least five (5) years’ experience in higher education experiential learning, High Impact Practices, student success, or closely related field or a equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Expertise developing and delivering presentations and workshops on experiential learning, and/or student success to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Knowledge of High Impact Practices and student success strategies and programming. Skill administering/interpreting assessments: MBTI, Strong, 16Personalities, High5, CliftonStrengths, Holland Code.
  • Success leading and supervising teams to design and execute career readiness programs, services, and presentations.
  • Demonstrated success managing conflict and stressful, challenging situations (and people) while maintaining composure, diplomacy, and confidentiality demonstrating positive verbal and written communications.
  • Success working cooperatively to foster collaboration with diverse student populations, communities, and constituencies embracing differences and encouraging authenticity, inclusion, diversity, and equity.
  • Demonstrated successful supervisory, leadership, and management skills.
  • Understanding of data collection, analysis, and interpretation for reporting and programming implementation.
  • Paramount characteristics: agility and professional judgment, acting independently and equitably with integrity and accountability to self and others; dedication to student development; critical thinking and task follow-through.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise in experiential learning and High Impact Practices as demonstrated by publications, presentations, industry thought-leadership, and/or recognition of excellence.
  • Broad knowledge of post-secondary programs and disciplines.
  • Experience interpreting and applying university policies and procedures to project a positive image to students, parents, campus, and community.
  • Superior written and verbal skills to strategize, create, and communicate vision and inspire action. Strong communication, time management, and organizational skills.
About UM and the Experiential Learning and Career Success (ELCS)

The University of Montana is flagship, research-intensive R1 institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

ELCS aims to prepare students for a meaningful career from day one. Participating in career-building and experiential learning activities such as student jobs, internships, volunteerism, and research will allow you to find your passion and gain the skills to pursue it.

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 Employment.
In accordance with University policy, 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.

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).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply

Priority Application Date : Monday, December 5, 2022

Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials.

Please submit the following application materials** via the UM Jobs portal and by clicking "New Resume/CV" button. Please do not apply through*.
  • Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position
  • Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
  • Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information
* Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application. Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.

** Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

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

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