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MT Teacher Residency Program Recruiter- UM Western

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Montana Teacher Residency Program Recruiter

Department: Education
Position: Part-Time (0.5 FTE and above will be benefits eligible)
Wage: $16.00/ hour
Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE
Starting Date: ASAP
Benefits Include:

· Insurance package,

· mandatory retirement plan,

· dependent partial tuition waiver,

· faculty/staff tuition waiver

· wellness program


The Division of Education is seeking a part-time Montana Teacher Residency Program (MTRP) Coordinator to oversee the recruitment, placement, and support of Residents across Montana. The MTRP Coordinator will work closely with the current MTRP Coordinator, Division Chair of Education, and the Manager of Field Placement to recruit and place students into the Residency. Additionally, this person will work with school districts to recruit and support placement opportunities for students. Once Residents are placed, the MTRP Coordinator will help serve as a point of contact with the MTRP Coordinator, for Residents, school districts, and other stakeholders with regard to all communications and program assessments. While helping coordinate the MTRP for AY 2024-2025, systems will be further developed to create sustainability and grow program capacity for AY 2025-2026 and beyond. Potential for the position to be filled through a combination of in-person and remote work and to become full-time.

Duties Include:
  • · Recruit students to serve as Residents
  • · Recruit school districts to host Residents
  • · Assist in developing programs of study for course completion for all Residents
  • · Work with Business Services and Financial Aid offices to coordinate fund distributions
  • · Work with Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) across the state to involve all interested EPPs in the MTRP
  • · Trouble shoot issues that arise throughout the Residency
  • · Coordinate university supervision for all Residents from UMW
  • · Create support materials for the MTRP, including a Residency Handbook
  • · Create application procedures and forms
  • · Maintain databases/records for the MTRP
  • · Act as a liaison and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of constituencies.
  • · Support Residents throughout their placements.
  • · Recommend Residents for licensure upon completion of their programs
  • · Participate in Education Division meetings
  • · Minimum of an associate’s degree.
  • · Positive affect and professional disposition.
  • · Employ strong interpersonal skills for working with a diverse group of individuals and campus offices on a day-to-day basis.
  • · Ability to problem-solve, resolve conflicts, and facilitate resolution of issues that arise.
  • · Excellent oral, written, and editing skills.
  • · Strong technology skills.
  • · Work effectively under pressure and maintain a pleasant attitude.
  • · Perform duties and responsibilities with minimal direct supervision.
  • · Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, handle sensitive issues, and make sound decisions using good judgement, tact, and sensitivity.


  • · Bachelor's degree in education or related field.
  • · Experience/background in educational field.
The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 70 full-time faculty and over 1,200 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. 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 UMW 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 UMW, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).


Review of applications will begin immediately, but will remain open until the position is filled.

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. Curriculum Vitae

3. Official or Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required at time of hire)

4. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

* Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

** 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 Dillon, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular


University of Montana.

At UM, we approach everything with creativity because that’s what this evolving world needs. We are stewards of this place, its history and our future. We are driving forward together, affecting change that is right for our place and people. We know of no better place than Montana and its university to make a lasting impact on the common good.

As Montana’s flagship university, we set a high bar for academic studies, creative accomplishments and scientific exploration which benefit our students, our community and the world at large.

The University draws a diverse, global population to Missoula – our home and the state’s second-largest city with about 80,000 residents – and helps cultivate an educated, engaged and vibrant community. Our students receive a world-class education in a broad range of subjects that include the arts, sciences, trades, graduate and postdoctoral study and professional training.

Our main campus, nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, spans 56 acres at the base of Mount Sentinel and along the Clark Fork River, and includes the park-like Oval at the center of campus, more than 60 architecturally unique buildings and a 25,200-seat football stadium. UM's 180-acre South Campus offers student housing, a golf course, soccer fields and an outdoor track facility. Missoula College occupies two sites, one just across the river from the main campus, and one on the southwest side of Missoula.

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