The School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational
in the College of Health is seeking applications for a
Speech-Language Pathology Program Grant Coordinator
their team. This position is responsible for the administrative
management of the complex clinical placement process for the
graduate students in the School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and
Occupational Sciences (SLHOS) following the professional standards
established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
(ASHA) and the accreditation requirements of the Council on
Academic Accreditation for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
(CAA). There is a significant degree of initiative and independence
needed in performing the tasks of this position.
Key duties and responsibilities of this position include:
- Identify, establish, and arrange clinical practicum sites in
settings across the country - matching the clinical education
requirements for graduate students who each need placements in
three different settings, working with pediatric and adult clients,
across nine disorder conditions to provide diagnostic and treatment
- Possessing or obtaining an exceptional expertise of web-based
- Training all students and supervisors in accurate use of
Calipso and monitoring their accuracy and timeliness.
- Generating and updating a wide range of reports and databases
to document academic and clinical competencies for department
programming and accreditation requirements.
- Managing clinic compliance documentation management for
clinical educators and the graduate student clinicians they
supervise (e.g., CPR, immunizations, HIPAA, Blood Borne Pathogen
- Management of records within the wider academic unit for the
speech-language pathology (SLP) master’s (clinical training)
program, clerical duties associated with both internal and external
clinical rotations and supervisor/facility support, and other
levels that require clinical hours accruement.
- Managing the financial aspect of the Office of Public
Instruction project with budget preparation and management as well
as coordinating the distinct conditions of nearly 200 individual
Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) and the types of compensation
provided to the practicum supervisors.
- Planning, organizing, and executing a yearly training
opportunity with national speaker(s) for clinical educators. Assist
in organizing and attending conferences and workshops related to
the DeWit RiteCare Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic
- Managing and curating the SLP master’s program and clinic
webpages and marketing endeavors, social media
- Provide additional program and School support as needed.
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.
- Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, Letter of Appointment and
includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package,
mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness
- Salary for this position is $37,080 per year commensurate with
- Ability to develop and in-depth understanding and use of a data
management and documentation system with regular updates
- Ability to interact productively and professionally with
faculty, administrators, students, and external sites
- Advanced proficiency in using personal computers, including
email, internet, Microsoft Excel, and website maintenance
- Communicative written composition, editing, and proofreading
- Ability to adapt, meet challenges, and learn new skills
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information
in compliance with FERPA for student protections and HIPAA for
- Ability to complete tasks accurately with attention to detail
and to meet deadlines in a busy environment
- Familiarity working with grants.
- Working knowledge of stipend pay systems.
- Ability to develop and expand outreach efforts across
- Evidence of knowledge translation for communication throughout
- Active knowledge of speech-language pathology.
- High school diploma, as well as, at least two (2) years of
professional experience working in an office environment; or any
combination of experience and education that would provide the
competencies required to successfully discharge the essential
duties assigned to this position.
- Experience with data management
- Experience in organizational and event planning
About UM and
of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational
- Familiarity with the University of Montana campus
- Bachelor's degree, or equivalent
- Prior experience working with grants.
The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with
more than 9,000 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 School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences
is accredited with the Council on Academic Accreditation in
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and offers the following
programs: (1) an online and on-campus leveling post-baccalaureate
certificate in communicative sciences and disorders, (2) an online
and on-campus speech-language pathology-assistant certificate, (3)
an online and on-campus bachelor’s degree in communicative sciences
and disorders, (4) an established on-campus and broadcast distance
master’s degree program of speech-language pathology, and (4) a PhD
doctoral degree program in speech, language, and hearing
Faculty are committed to innovative clinical training programs
conducted through the on-campus DeWit RiteCare Speech, Language,
Hearing Clinic that includes the Big Sky Aphasia Program for
intensive aphasia treatment, Project CHRONICLE for adolescent
literacy, MOSSAIC for training and peer-mentorship of college
students with autism, Youth Engagement Through Intervention for
social skills development, and the Voice and Swallow Clinic
including a specialized head/neck cancer foci through a
collaboration with the Missoula Rocky Mountain Ear, Nose, Throat
and Hearing Center. Faculty foster and enjoy interprofessional
research and training collaborations across the United States,
Montana, and University of Montana Campus. Regional and Campus
partnerships include those with the Montana Cancer Center,
University of Montana Brain Initiative, Rural Institute for
Inclusive Communities, University of Montana Health Medicine
Initiative, Montana Autism Center, Montana Digital Academy, and
Institute for Research in Education, and College of Health
Professions Interprofessional Center.
To learn more about the University of Montana, please visit the
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In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position
will be subject to criminal background investigations.
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
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administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential
E mployment 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: Sunday, November 28, 2021 by
11:59 pm (MST)
Application review will begin after date above and continue
until the position is filled.
Please submit the following application materials via "New
Resume/CV" button below.
*Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per
application. Please combine documents accordingly.
- Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required
skills for the position
- Detailed resume listing education and describing work
- Three (3) professional references - Names and contact
Montana, United States