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Academic Advisor II, Health Profession's, Missoula College

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 12, 2023

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 * .

Missoula College invites applications for an Academic Advisor II to serve as the primary admissions representative and advisor for the Health Profession’s Department . This position will coordinate the competitive application process for the programs within Health Professions. The Academic Advisor II will collaborate closely with the Director of Student Success, the department chair, and the program directors in order to be well versed in admissions and curriculum requirements, support retention and recruiting efforts, and build relationships with staff in campus offices that provide student services.

Key duties and responsibilities of this position include, but aren’t limited to:
  • Working with students to develop strategies to overcome difficulties by identifying and addressing factors contributing to academic performance.
  • Maintaining familiarity with the Missoula College health programs and curricula.
  • Advising current, transfer, returning and prospective health and pre-health students on academic standards, registration, major requirements, General Education requirements and academic policies and procedures.
  • Utilizing various student information systems (Navigate, Cyberbear, Degree Works and Banner) to assess student progress and record contacts.
  • Assisting students with academic appeals, withdrawal, course registration petitions, reinstatement plans, degree plans and graduation applications.
  • Assisting in the management of the application process for all health programs.
  • Assisting with clinical placement processes.
  • Participation in Health Professions Department activities.
This position requires the incumbent to develop a working knowledge of skillfully conducting advising appointments, and opportunities for on-going professional development regarding policies and best practices in academic advising.

Required Skills:
  • Experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to advise students regarding a myriad of issues including course selection to withdrawals, as well as degree articulation and support interventions to aid in degree completion.
  • Ability to develop familiarity with University of Montana academic policies and processes including waitlists, probation and suspension withdrawals and reinstatements.
  • 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.
  • Excellent communication skills including listening and feedback skills.
Minimum Required Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least two (2) years experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in academic advising.
  • Knowledge of Missoula College.
  • Knowledge of FERPA.
  • Knowledge of University Advising software.
  • Experience working with diverse student population.
About the Healthcare Department, the Missoula College and UM :

The Healthcare Department seeks to prepare students to be healthy practitioners who are effective in a variety of clinical, agency and community settings. Our department offers multiple Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees, an Associate of Science (AS) Degree, and Certificate programs with courses and learning experiences that contribute to understanding the health needs of individuals and society.

Clinical affiliations and on-site experiences are essential elements of all programs; local communities, their agencies, and organizations are a valuable resource and provide cooperative learning experiences in health delivery systems.

The Missoula College is the two-year unit of the University of Montana and provides outstanding occupational and technical education covering 40 programs. Areas of study include business and health care professions, energy and industrial technologies and applied computing and electronics. Here, the faculty members act as valuable mentors to provide a student-centered learning environment to help students build industry skills and confidence.

The University of Montana is flagship, research 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. 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.

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.

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

Position Details:

Position Title: Academic Advisor II

Position Number: New

Department: Missoula College Healthcare Department

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: $17.53/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).

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

How to Apply:

Priority Application Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials. Application will remain open until position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials** via the UM Jobs portal and by clicking "New Resume/CV" button. Please do not apply through*.

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

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.

* 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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