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Program Coordinator II - University Center

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Staff Vacancy Announcement

The University Center (UC) invites applications for a Program Coordinator II . This position works within the Office for Student Life and is charged with coordinating campus diversity programs and engagement. This role supports the extracurricular experience at the University of Montana; including hands-on meaningful opportunities in the celebration of diversity and in providing trainings and/or workshops in diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Program Coordinator II will provide event and student engagement support for student organizations and various campus departments such as American Indian Student Services and Inclusive Excellence for Student Success Office. In accordance with University policy, University Center standards, and in communication and consultation (as needed) with the Program Manager for Student Life, the person assigned to this position supervises student coordinator(s) with substantial independence and decision-making authority regarding performance, pay, and employment relationship matters.

As this position works directly with students and must meet the needs of their schedules and programs and events that are not typical of normal 9-5 schedule, the schedule may vary according to the events. The typical workday will be 10 am to 6 pm or 11 am to 7pm, Monday through Friday but may also change to include weekends and later evenings.

Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead efforts and create intentional communication and branding to engage students on social media platforms as it relates to diversity programs and services.
  • Coordinate major diversity programs and initiatives such as DiverseU and Tunnel of Oppression as well as assist in the coordination of American Indian Heritage Day and Indigenous Peoples Day.
  • Serve on diversity-focused campus committees as well as participate in various campus-wide diversity initiatives.
  • Collaboratively advise students on the Student Life Activity Board by providing advice, leadership, and direction for students to ensure program success and development opportunities for those involved.
  • Manage resources of the Student Life Office in managing daily operations, formulating policies, and planning use of materials and human resources.
  • Strategic planning, development of short- and long-term goals, and oversight of human and financial resources, and supervise student personnel.
Post-training, this position requires incumbent to develop a working knowledge and ability to:
  • Learn and manage events in Griz Hub student engagement software.
  • Learn and make minor updates to various websites in a content management system.
Required Skills
  • Experience and knowledge in developing, implementing, and assessing a robust array of campus programs and activities intentionally designed to enhance the educational experience and success of students outside of the classroom.
  • A general knowledge of college student development, especially as it relates to identity, intercultural competence, and self-authorship.
  • Demonstrated leadership in advising and coaching students and student groups about various aspects of programming and event planning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on the ability to engage students with the use of various social media platforms.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of intercultural competencies and current social justice issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on the current trends and issues within student affairs, college programs, and risk management as it relates to events on campus and student behavior.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding on how to communicate and market to students with use of social media and other forms of media.
  • Supervising and/or management experience that includes hiring, training, and evaluation of staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings, trainings, events, and workshops from content creation, identifying desired outcomes, facilitation, to assessment and follow-up with the group.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with culturally and racially diverse populations to reach a common goal.
  • Ability to work with a diverse professional campus population (students, faculty, and administrators).
  • Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing as demonstrated by the ability to draft professional letters, emails, and reports, and present to the public, students, staff, administrators, and staff.
  • Manage time effectively; be prompt, reliable, and measurably productive.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and one to year’s work experience in college or university setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
About the University Center and UM

The University Center enriches campus life by providing student-focused opportunities, programs, services, and space. The UC's core values are learning, leadership, diversity, and fun. The University Center is student focused. The University Center is committed to providing a broad range of opportunities that enrich the University experience. The University Center designs programs and activities that appeal to a wide variety of student interests. The UC offers myriad convenient services including an art gallery, high-tech study lounge, game room, theater, conferencing services, shipping and mail center, bank and ATMs, copy center, full-service hair salon, bookstore, market, food court and Griz Card Center. The University Center provides an inclusive, clean, well-maintained and environmentally conscious space for the campus and greater community to meet, study and interact.

The University of Montana is a flagship, research institution with over 9,000 students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 72,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “ top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000 ” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “ The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014 . Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life . 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: Program Coordinator II

Position Number: 115400

Department: University Center

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, or 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, 12 months/year.

Salary: $16.25/hrCurrent employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and will minimally be this posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department .

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).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. 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.

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

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