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Director of Student Success, University of Montana Western

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Distance Education Programs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Department: Academic Affairs
Position: Full-time with complete benefit package
Wage: $55,000 – $60,000
Union Affiliation: None


In cooperation with Faculty, Division Chairs, Deans and the Provost, the Director of Student Success will provide leadership, oversight and coordination in developing, improving and executing services and programs that promote student academic success, including, but not limited to:
  • Overseeing and leading continuous development in Academic Advising;
  • Overseeing and leading continuous development in the Learning Center and Career Services;
  • Overseeing and leading continuous improvement in TRIO, including working with the Dean of Outreach and TRIO director on grant proposals;
  • Serving on campus committees related to student success, including American Indian Education for All, Strategic Enrollment Management, the Behavioral Intervention Team, and Academic Standards;
  • Assisting with the development and expansion of disability services and campus equity and inclusion efforts;
  • Assist faculty in coordinating logistics for international travel courses;
  • Assisting in the continued development of the new First Year Experience Program, which launched in 2020;
  • Special projects under the Provost’s Office.
Required Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution; minimum of five (5) years of experience in higher education in advising, student success, or related areas; minimum of two (2) years of experience in personnel and program management; excellent communications skills, demonstrated ability to promote teamwork and delegate assignments.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with First Year Experience Programs
  • Experience working with diverse student populations, including first generation, low income and non-traditional students and students with learning disabilities
The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 65 fulltime faculty and 1,300 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.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, 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-M 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).

How To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

Step 5 "Attachments" in the online application process is where you may upload additional materials. Up to five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

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.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Johnny MacLean via email @ or by calling 406-683-7115.

Job Location Dillon, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Salary 55,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD

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