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
- 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
- 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
- Manage resources of the Student Life Office in managing daily
operations, formulating policies, and planning use of materials and
- Strategic planning, development of short- and long-term goals,
and oversight of human and financial resources, and supervise
Post-training, this position requires incumbent to develop a
working knowledge and ability to:
- Learn and manage events in Griz Hub student engagement
- Learn and make minor updates to various websites in a content
- 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
- Demonstrated leadership in advising and coaching students and
student groups about various aspects of programming and event
- 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
- 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
About the University Center and UM
- Bachelor’s degree and one to year’s work experience in college
or university setting, or an equivalent combination of education
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
” by the American Institute for Economic Research
and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “ The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in
. 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 Title: Program Coordinator II
Position Number: 115400
Department: University Center
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
–Current 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
Six months minimum
Benefits Include :
mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness
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
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:
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, September 15,
2021 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:
- 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.
Montana, United States