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Staff Vacancy Announcement
The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities (RIIC)
applications for a Communication Coordinator and Data
to join their team. The primary responsibilities of
this position include:
- Writing, directing and coordinating the development, design,
production, distribution and promotion of RI digital and print
materials and products. Examples of RI products include the Annual
Report, website content, fact sheets, pamphlets, press releases,
story pitches, social media posts, promotional materials, etc.
- Coordinating internal communication and RI-wide communication
efforts, such as committees for strategic planning, diversity
equity and inclusion, and service collaboration.
- Independently collecting and summarizing unit-level data across
50+ projects/ programs, providing analysis and strategic
improvement recommendations to the Rural Institute executive
- Actively contribute to fostering a diverse, equitable, and
inclusive workplace through service-related activities within the
Rural Institute, the University of Montana, and/or the Missoula
- Oversee external contractors to design, develop and implement
public-facing electronic communication assets and educational
materials (e.g., web-based resources).
- Supervise and direct internal employees (e.g., graphic
designers and content editors) who develop educational
- Supervise student employees hired to assist with resource
development and other initiatives.
- Supervise VISTA volunteers to accomplish statewide outreach
resource development and dissemination activities, including
innovative uses of social media.
- Experience creating digital and print materials in various
formats for a variety of audiences.
- Demonstrated high-quality written communication skills
including, grammar, composition, and the ability to edit.
- Experience using personal computers, standard office equipment,
and relevant software such as Microsoft Office Suite tools (e.g.,
Excel, Word, PPT, Outlook).
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills, including the
ability to work with diverse groups of individuals and create and
maintain effective working relationships.
About the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities and UM
- Bachelor’s degree in communication, education or related human
services field, and three (3) years of related experience.
- Experience organizing and collecting data, including preparing
- Experience with web site management.
- Experience strategizing, developing, and facilitating internal
and external communications.
We engage in research, provide education and interdisciplinary
training, and develop model services that improve the skills,
abilities, quality of life and satisfaction of people with
disabilities in rural communities, their families and those who
support and partner with them.
We practice: (a) respectful partnership, (b) informed leadership
and (c) evidence-based agenda-setting.
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
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
To learn more about the University of Montana please visit the
Position Title: Communication Coordinator and Data
(Public Education Specialist)
Position Number: 292040
Department: Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week),
Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM, 12 months/year
Six months minimum
Benefits Include :
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: Monday, March 13, 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
and by clicking "New Resume/CV" button. Please do not
apply through Indeed.com*.
A complete application Includes:
- 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.
- Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work
- Professional References – names and contact information
for three (3) professional references.
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.*
Montana, United States