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Family to Family Outreach Coordinator, Rural Institute

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Staff Vacancy Announcement

The Rural Institute invites applications for Family to Family Outreach Coordinator .

The Communication and Outreach Coordinator for the Montana Family to Family Health Information Center (MTF2FHIC) will develop and disseminate information about MTF2FHIC services and resources. Working closely with the Center Coordinator, they will create and implement innovative outreach and marketing strategies across the state to build awareness and increase program use.

  • Write, direct and coordinate the development, design, production, distribution and promotion of accessible marketing and promotional materials in print, video, and online formats
  • Analyze data from website/social media/print campaigns to inform future outreach
  • Coordinate with various internal/ external partners and stakeholders for cross promotional efforts
  • Build and interact with an online audience across multiple platforms, including social media
  • Creatively reach target communities without access to consistent internet coverage with non-online outreach strategies
  • Independently develop and maintain relationships with state agencies and community organizations that work with children and youth with special health care needs and their families
  • Participate in planning and implementation of F2FHIC events, in-person and virtual
  • Order promotional items
  • Write, edit and review materials
  • Assist in the development and implementation of internal communications
  • Supervise volunteers to accomplish statewide outreach resource development and dissemination activities, including innovative uses of social media.
Minimum Required Experience
  • Proficient computer use, including relevant software such as Microsoft Office Suite tools (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Strong experience with communications and media asset development (e.g., advertising and journalistic print, radio, websites, video, social media).
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and professional collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated high-quality written communication skills including, grammar, composition, and the ability to edit.
  • Strong initiative, ability to self-manage time, and independence with complex task completion.
  • Ability to modify communications for diverse audiences.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively to solve problems and make decisions, both in group settings and independently.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Lived experience with disability (self or immediate family member).
  • Bachelor’s degree or high school diploma with equivalent work experience.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities.
  • Experience strategizing, developing, and facilitating internal and external communications.
  • Experience with web site management.
  • Willingness and ability to travel around the state, overnight, three (3) or more times annually.
About the Rural Institute and UM

Rural Institute: We build access and opportunity for people with disabilities through education, research, evaluation, and service.

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, please visit the links below.


Position Details

Position Title: Family to Family Outreach Coordinator

(Media Info Coordinator)

Position Number: NEW

Department: Rural Institute

Work Schedule: Part-time, 0.45 FTE Monday- Friday varies, 12 months/year

Salary: $18.893/hr.

Union Affiliation: None

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Pro-rated annual and sick leave; Public Employees Retirement (PERS) optional

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

Application Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below.

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.*

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Part-Time

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