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Dual Enrollment Program Coordinator, Helena College

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Helena College University of Montana a comprehensive two-year college, provides access to and support of high quality lifelong educational opportunities for our diverse community. Helena College is seeking qualified applicants who wish to become part of a dynamic and creative team for a full-time position as a Dual Enrollment Program Coordinator. This is a grant funded position and is being advertised as a full-time, temporary position with funding through June 30, 2023. There is potential for continuation of this position beyond June 30, 2023, contingent upon renewal of the grant.

Duties and Responsibilities

In coordination with the Assistant Director of K-12 Partnerships, the Dual Enrollment Coordinator will support the administrative and clerical needs of the dual enrollment program, while also providing leadership in the planning, development, and implementation of the program. In addition, the position will envision and oversee innovative career pathway grant activities.

The Dual Enrollment Coordinator reports to the Executive Director of Career Technical Education & Dual Enrollment.

This position will support Helena College’s strategic goals by:

Partnering in student success: Supporting Helena College’s diverse pre-college student population as they pursue college credit opportunities (including first-generation, low-income, LGBTQ+, and students with disabilities). This work is critical in helping students see themselves as college bound and gives students the confidence to pursue a college degree.

Supporting the community: Providing opportunities for students to learn about Career and Technical (CTE) programs and career pathways. This will involve partnering with local industry to plan and organize career awareness events and activities that will serve the community’s economic needs.

Attaining excellence: Aiding in Helena College’s efforts to expand and improve our dual credit programs through strong high school partnerships. This position will support the important work of ensuring course alignment and helping to onboard new dual credit teachers.

Specific responsibilities:
  • Advises students, parents, faculty, and staff regarding dual enrollment and career pathways opportunities, policies, and procedures.
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Director of K-12 Partnership, manages the dual enrollment application and registration process which involves: coordinating with high school staff enrollment of students; and communicating with enrolled students.
  • Collaborates with multiple departments and units within the college to provide consistent and excellent student-focused service for dual enrollment students.
  • Plans and executes innovative career pathway and dual enrollment events and programs.
  • Cultivates relationships and manages communication with various populations including dual enrollment students and families, affiliate faculty, counselors, and administrators at partner high schools, staff and faculty at Helena College, staff at Office of Commission of Higher Education (OCHE) and Office of Public Instruction (OPI), and other statewide dual enrollment and grant coordinators.
  • Represents Helena College at high school visits, campus events, as well as regional, state, and national trainings, meetings, and conference.
  • Other duties as necessary and assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or three or more years of successful K-12 or higher education or related experience.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Evidence of exceptional interpersonal & communication skills: including writing, verbal and analytical skills and public speaking.
  • Evidence of self-initiation and self-motivation for independent follow-through on projects.
  • Ability to understand, summarize, and present written information.
  • Excellent customer service and student support skills.
  • Desire to work with a diverse student population.
  • Ability to travel and represent Helena College in a professional setting.
  • Ability to intermittently work non-traditional schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Valid Montana driver’s license or ability to obtain Montana driver’s license by date of hire.
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience with college enrollment services.
  • Experience with dual credit and/or early college programs.
  • Experience with principles and practices of education/career advising and counseling.
Benefit and Salary Information

$20.48 - $23.50 hourly

Benefits include a comprehensive and competitive group benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, professional development, and wellness program.

Union Information


How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Friday, December 23, 2022 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Review of applications will begin after date above and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following materials:

o Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position

o Detailed Resume listing education and describing work experience

o Names and contact information of three professional (3) references .

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

*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.

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 Helena College 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).

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

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