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Director of Academic Technologies

Department: Academic Affairs
Position: Full-time, 12 month
Salary:  $40,000 to $45,000
Union Affiliation: None
Posting Date:  June 24, 2015
Start Date:  September 1, 2015

Description

The Director of Academic Technologies will work with the provost and faculty to promote and support use of instructional technologies in online and face-to-face classes.  The position reports directly to the provost, supervises one staff member, and collaborates with many campus faculty and administrative professionals.

Responsibilities

The Director of Academic Technologies is responsible for the research, recommendation, development, implementation and management of emerging academic technologies to enhance teaching and learning.  This position provides primary vision, support, and maintenance of the campus teaching and learning lab.  This position also provides primary vision, support, and maintenance of the online learning management system (Moodle). 

Qualifications

The successful candidate must meet the following qualifications.Master’s degree in instructional technology, education or related field

  • Experience supporting campus learning management systems
  • In-depth knowledge of instructional and universal design strategies, both online and in person
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated adoption of social media and emerging technologies in educational setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally with students, faculty and staff
  • Experience delivering academic or professional training and conducting evaluation and assessment

Application

To apply, submit a letter of application, current vita, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.  To be fully considered, the letter of application must address all of the job qualifications.  Send application materials to:

Dr. Anneliese Ripley
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street, Box 51
Dillon, MT  59725

Review of applications will begin July 20, 2015. 

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Montana is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392.

Montana Western has over 60 full-time faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students.  Experience One provides the opportunity for excellent faculty to thrive.  Montana Western faculty members have won five consecutive prestigious CASE/Carnegie Professor of the Year awards, including one U.S. Professor of the Year and four, nationally selected, Montana Professors of the Year.  These were the last five CASE awards granted to any faculty members in the state of Montana.  Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, 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. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Administrative Associate II

Department: Administration, Finance, Student Affairs and Human Resources
Position: Full-time
Wage: $10.20 – 12.00 per hour entry plus complete benefit package
Union Affiliation: None
Posting Date: April 2015

Description

Position serves as the administrative associate to the Office of Administration, Finance, Student Affairs and Human Resources as well as payroll/benefit technician.   Under supervision of the Payroll/Benefits Supervisor performs data entry of payroll, personnel and benefit information into automated Human Resource Information System.  Explains procedures and policies to staff, resolves procedural problems and knows and understands leave categories, benefit types and applicable state and federal payroll and personnel laws.  Helps employees and retirees with payroll and benefit questions in a patient, courteous and confidential manner.

Performs clerical and administrative functions such as creating and editing correspondence, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, reconciling bills, running and formatting reports.  Prepares budget spreadsheets and reports, posts information on website, edit the campus master plan, campus policy manual, employee handbook, NWCCU accreditation, contracts and leases. Makes travel arrangements, keeps appointment calendar and completes other administrative duties as assigned. Will meet, greet, direct and listen to problems from a variety of constituents with absolute confidentiality. 

Qualifications

Must be highly skilled in Microsoft Excel and Word. Must have experience using an integrated enterprise or payroll software system. Must have ability to use problem solving skills and work independently in a fast paced office. Must have proven editing skills. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to keep all business confidential. Two years of post-secondary education and a completed degree are preferred. Banner system experience is preferred as is experience working in a state or university system.

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Two years of experience in an administrative support position including a thorough knowledge of office practices and procedures;
  • Excellent organization skills, time management, confidentiality and multi-tasking skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and customer services and leadership skills;
  • Proficiency with various software including but not limited to MS Office, Excel, Access, web creation tools and integrated software systems;
  • Resourcefulness, critical thinking, analytical skills, collaboration and documentation skills;
  • Basic knowledge of payroll and benefit processing;
  • Basic knowledge of budget and accounting management.

Application

To apply, please complete a State of Montana Job Application and a letter of application specifically addressing the qualifications and duties described above. Finalists for this position may be subject to a criminal background investigation. Also include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) professional references. Submit application materials to:

Patricia Lake, Payroll/Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

For questions, call (406) 683-7031. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2015, however the position will remain open until filled.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of south western Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,289. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small cases for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, 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. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Public Relations Manager

Department: Marketing and University Relations
Position: Full-time, 12 month contract
Wage: $31,000 - $34,000, full benefit package
Posting Date: June 2015

Description

Manage the university’s public relations (PR) program including strategic planning as a part of Montana Western’s overall marketing plan. Create and manage a proactive campus news gathering and dissemination process. Serve as the university’s liaison with area, state, regional and national media. Provide copywriting, proofing and editorial services to support PR and marketing efforts. Lead the content development process as part of the website development team for the university’s web presence. Manage the department’s media contact database. Develop and execute a social media plan to support university marketing efforts. Provide photography to support news and marketing efforts. Assist in maintaining the university’s brand. 

This position reports to the director of marketing and university relations.

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, English or a related area required. PR and/or journalistic experience preferred. Excellent writing and editing skills. Working knowledge public relations and/or journalism. Experience with crisis communication. Experience with writing web content and social networking strategies. Demonstrated photographic skill and experience.

Qualifications

Ability to work effectively under deadline pressure, interruptions and frequently heavy workload. Ability to think clearly and communicate with media representatives. Organizational skills to prioritize work and complete assignments in an accurate and timely manner. Effective communication skills, verbal and written, with the ability to relay information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to effectively and tactfully interact with diverse groups of people and co-workers. Work effectively as a team member. 

Application

To be considered for this position, please submit the following by July 6, 2015.

1.     Letter of Application stating reasons for interest in the position, addressing the desired qualifications listed above and include the software in which you are proficient.

2.     Submit four samples of your work. Written articles, photography, and links to social media examples.

3.     Names, address and telephone numbers of three references to:

Shelly Kessel, assistant to the chancellor
The University of Montana Western Campus Box 119
710 S. Atlantic St. Dillon, Mont. 59725

Review of applications will begin July 7. Anticipated start date will be late July or early August.

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392. 

Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion-learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, 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. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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