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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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
About UM and the Experiential
Learning and Career Success (ELCS)
- 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
- 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.
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
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.
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 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).
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,
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
- Three (3) professional references - Names and contact
Applying through Indeed.com or easy apply through
Indeed.com 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.
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