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Director of the Franke Global Leadership Initiative, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 3, 2023

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The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President invites applications for the Director of the Franke Global Leadership Initiative to join their team. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, this position is responsible for the oversight, direction, and development of all aspects of the Franke Global Leadership Initiative (GLI), a program designed to give graduates the more comprehensive understanding and broader perspective needed to address global issues and to develop leadership skills to succeed in the future. The Director provides effective leadership to this signature UM undergraduate program. This position oversees the management of all human and financial resources designated to the Franke GLI’s programmatic and student success initiatives, ensuring that all resources are allocated effectively and in a manner that will optimize the potential to achieve the program’s stated objectives. The Director engages in wide-ranging efforts designed to enhance the connectivity between the Franke GLI and other leadership, academic affairs, and student success activities (including curricular innovations, advising, experiential learning opportunities, student career development, leadership experiences, etc.)

The Director is a visible campus presence, who will utilize a highly developed set of interpersonal communication skills to encourage collaboration and innovation in the development and administering of programs aimed at sustaining and growing the Franke GLI. In order to meet the expectations of this position, the Director will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Develop, implement, oversee and administer program activities.
  • Formulate successful recruitment and retention plans for the program.
  • Ensure that the Franke GLI consistently generates measurable results and that these results are communicated to academic administrators and donors.
  • Serve as an effective advocate for GLI students and offer outstanding advising (using best practices and tools).
  • Regularly and effectively communicate the accomplishments of students in the Franke GLI to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Actively engage in University initiatives aimed at enhancing student outcomes and UM’s undergraduate offerings.
  • Provide supervision and visionary leadership to Franke GLI employees.
  • Maintain ample availability and provide easily accessible channels to address the concerns of Franke GLI students.
  • Ensure that all Franke GLI resources are utilized in a judicious manner, including consistent review of expenses, the preparation of numerous periodic reports, and the development and maintenance of a budget.
  • Serve as an active member of University leadership teams and committees.
  • Lead and manage the Franke GLI Board and its subcommittees
  • Provide thought leadership on interdisciplinary undergraduate education at the local and regional levels.
  • Participate in the national discourse on innovations in undergraduate experiential learning.
  • Build productive relationships with campus departments and form collaborative partnerships with faculty members to develop new course offerings and other experiential learning opportunities for Franke GLI students.
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, MUS Contract 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 $70,000-$75,000 per year commensurate with qualifications.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years experience.
  • Working knowledge of current best practices in effective interdisciplinary learning, student success, retention, and experiential learning programs; and a demonstrated ability to implement and administer programs geared toward undergraduate learning experiences.
  • Ability to comprehensively collect, analyze, and assess quantitative and qualitative data related to specific desired outcomes and program effectiveness, and to work collaboratively with the Institutional Research to achieve assessment/research goals.
  • Highly developed communication skills (including verbal, written, and interpersonal skills) and ability to represent the Franke GLI to internal and external constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, fostering and developing working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders throughout the academic community.
  • Considerable senior leadership skills demonstrating exceptional interpersonal, communication, management, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the diverse populations on a university campus and the ability to successfully address the various needs and issues presented by a diverse student population.
  • Ability to remain highly functional and productive while working in a time-sensitive, deadline-driven environment.
  • Documented skills in administering academic policy and knowledge and understanding of University and college curricula.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a higher education setting focused upon either academic enrichment, international education, student success, or another related area.
About the Franke Global Leadership Initiative and UM

The Franke Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) is a signature educational program at The University of Montana that prepares interdisciplinary problem solvers and leaders to work collaboratively with diverse groups in an interconnected world.

The University of Montana capitalizes on its unique strengths to create knowledge, provide an active learning environment for students, and offer programs and services responsive to the needs of Montanans. The University delivers education and training on its four campuses and through telecommunications to sites inside and outside of Montana. With public expectations on the rise, the University asks its students, faculty and staff to do and accomplish even more than they have in the past. The University has a commitment to education defined in the broadest sense as personal development and citizen preparation, workforce development and training, graduate education and research, service learning, and community building on and off the campuses. The University enhances its programs through continuous quality review for improvement and remains fully accountable to the citizenry through annual audits and performance evaluations.

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.

UM provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. Located in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM attracts first rate teachers, researchers, and students from around the world. A city within a city – with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking and postal services, and zip code – UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture.

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.

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Sunday, February 26, 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.

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
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement : Provide a statement that briefly outlines the ways in which you would prioritize and value diversity, equity and inclusion in this position.
* 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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