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Admissions Evaluator I

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 29, 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 * .

Admissions invites applications for an Admissions Evaluator I to join their team. The individual assigned to this position is responsible for all processing activity related to the admission of new undergraduate and non-degree graduates to the University of Montana (UM).

Responsibilities include:
  • Reviewing applications.
  • Evaluating credentials.
  • Determining course equivalencies.
  • Making acceptance and residency decisions.
This position requires incumbent to develop:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of UM policies and procedures as well as Board of Regents policies for freshman and transfer students and the ability to communicate these policies to internal/external customers.
  • Knowledge of UM academic and student support programs.
  • Ability to process all applications for admission with limited or no supervision.
  • Ability to evaluate transfer credits to determine if courses are college level, the appropriate grading and credit conversion, appropriate general education credit and possible UM course equivalency.
  • Ability to interpret SOR residency policies and to make complex residency decisions. Prepare residency appeals for submission to the President's Office.
  • Provide support to the Missoula College's Admission Office.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Banner system.
  • Oversee special projects as assigned.
Required Skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced sometimes stressful environment.
  • Precise attention to detail; research and investigative skills.
  • Ability to interpret and apply technical policies in a consistent manner.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, public relations and communication skills with the ability to work with diverse populations and maintain effective relationships with students, co-workers, staff, faculty and the public.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, service orientation, ability to resolve conflict.
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations.
  • Knowledge of professional office practices and procedures; strong computer skills, ability to learn specialized software programs.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment.
  • Ability to manage and maintain confidentiality.
Minimum Required Experience
  • High School diploma and two (2) years experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge/ability to learn of Banner software
  • Knowledge/ability to learn of University of Montana policies, procedures and organizational structure.
  • Knowledge/ability to learn of University of Montana academic and student support programs.
About Admissions and UM

Admissions aims to attract, support and enhance student enrollment at the University of Montana by providing quality information, service, and complete financial options to make the college enrollment process efficient, accessible and student centered.

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.

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

Position Details

Position Title: Admissions Evaluator I

Position Number: 006000

Department: Admissions

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: $16.219/hr

Current employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and will minimally be this posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department .

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: Monday, December 12, 2022 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 via the UM Jobs website. Please do not apply through*.

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

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

* 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.

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

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