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Computer Technical Support ITS

Department: Information and Technology Services (ITS)
Position: Part-time, permanent
Posting Date: July 2013
Wage: $10.138–$12.166 per hour plus full benefit package  
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association

Description

Perform duties in the University of Montana Western Swysgood Technology Center (STC) including using various software applications; assume responsibility for supervision of the STC during required evening and weekend hours; assume responsibility for supervising student workers during work hours; interact with all STC users by providing quality service and information. Flexibility to work on special projects as assigned.

Required evening and weekend hours during the academic year. Approximately five-eighths time (20-28 hours per week). Work schedule will vary based on the academic calendar.

Required Qualifications

  • High school education and three years of work experience serving the public.

  • Working knowledge of various software applications including Microsoft Office.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Possess a can do attitude, be service oriented and provide excellent customer service.

  • Ability to positively contribute to and participate in a teamwork environment.

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Technical support experience.

  • Experience with web applications (Moodle, email and Banner).

  • Ability to provide basic trouble shooting and support of Windows 7 & 8, Apple OSX 10.6+ and printers.

Application

To be considered for this position, please submit the following: 1) a letter of application stating reasons for interest in the position and addressing the desired qualifications; 2) a resume listing educational background and employment; and 3) names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to:

Dorothy Seymour, payroll/benefits manager
The University of Montana Western
Business Services
710 S. Atlantic St.
Dillon, Mont. 59725

Please send electronic copies (limit to six PDF pages) or alternatively send hard copies of all application materials to: dorothy.seymour@umwestern.edu.

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

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, Vietnam era veterans and people with disabilities. This position is eligible for veteran’s preference in accordance with State law. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Human Resources Director

Department: Administration & Finance
Position: Full Time with Benefits
Wage:  $56,000-$61,000
Union Affiliation: None
Posting Date: October 29, 2014

Description

The Human Resources Director leads and administers a comprehensive human resources program, including payroll functions, for The University of Montana Western. This position reports directly to the Vice Chancellor of Administration, Finance & Student Affairs. 

The Director is responsible for leadership in and administration of personnel policies and practices including benefits, payroll, talent recruitment and retention, diversity, employee relations, complaint investigations, classification and compensation, performance management and training, HRIS, labor relations and contract administration, employee safety and welfare.

This position prepares monthly payroll content and manages the biweekly staff and monthly student payrolls. In addition, the Director is responsible for managing the master personnel files, compiling and analyzing data and completing regulatory reports on a timely basis. The Director participates on campus
and university system committees which may include some travel.

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline and progressively responsible HR experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience processing payroll and working with enterprise payroll systems.
  • Experience establishing effective working relationships with employees at all levels of an organization.
  • Demonstrated understanding, knowledge and the ability to interpret human resources and payroll policies, procedures and State and Federal employment laws.
  • Evidence of knowledge of all HR functions, with emphasis on benefits administration, recruitment and selection, employee relations, compensation administration, and performance development.
  • Ability to develop and manage various projects, including the ability to conduct research, summarize findings, plan and implement various HR projects.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, problem solving and conflict management skills.
  • Extensive experience with standard office software, database programs and using a complex automated payroll system.
  • Evidence of strength in the following areas: oral and written communication, analytical and organizational skills, interpersonal relations and service orientation.
  • Evidence of ability to exercise sound judgment and confidentiality, and make effective decisions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in HR within an institution of higher education.
  • Experience working in HR within a unionized environment.
  • Experience with training and professional development programs.
  • Experience with Banner HR system.

Application

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Send a letter of application addressing the above qualifications/skills, resume and three (3) professional references to:

Susan Briggs, Vice Chancellor of Administration, Finance & Student Affairs
The University of Montana Western
710 S Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT 59725

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 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 choose 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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Program Coordinator I

Department: School of Outreach and Education Department
Position: Full-time
Wage: $11.33/hour
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date: Sept. 22, 2014

Description

This Program Coordinator I position serves halftime in the School of Outreach, and halftime in the Office of Field Experience and Student Teaching.

For the Office of Field Experience and Student Teaching, this Program Coordinator I will supervise a work-study student, will work in partnership with the director of the office and will coordinate the field placement program in that office.

In the School of Outreach, this individual will work with other employees of the School of Outreach and will coordinate the non-credit programs in that office. This Program Coordinator I will report directly to the Interim Director of the School of Outreach and to the Chair of the Education Department (currently the same individual).

Principal duties include, but are not limited to, the organization and completion of students’ placements in various K-12 field experiences and the supervision and support of payment to supervising teachers. In the School of Outreach, this position is responsible for the development, oversight, promotion and supervision of the School’s program of non-credit course offerings and events. Further duties include, but are not limited to: answering phone calls, filing, mailing, e-mail correspondence and record-keeping duties. Full benefits are included.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain focus on strong student and client support and satisfaction
  • Fulfill placement needs in prompt, efficient manner
  • Provide electronic, phone and written communications related to field placement
  • Support and oversee payments made to K-12 teachers who supervise teacher candidates
  • Develop, oversee, promote and support non-credit course offerings and events
  • Collaborate with other staff members in the School of Outreach in various clerical, promotional and programming tasks and activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Excellent people skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Solid task-management skills
  • Ability to work in an independent and self-regulating manner
  • Ability to communicate with students, education professionals, faculty and community members
  • Strong computer skills, especially using spreadsheet, word processing, and learning management software in preparing and managing reports, payroll packets and other documents and tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education preferred.  Bachelor’s degree in another field will be considered, as will a two-year degree in education or in a related field.

Program Description

The School of Outreach embodies Montana Western’s mission of serving citizens of all ages and backgrounds with academic and community service, as well as lifelong learning programs extending beyond traditional university course offerings. The School of Outreach oversees and facilitates all off-campus, continuing education, non-credit, and special learning programs. A diverse range of credit, non-credit, grant-funded, self-supporting, and sponsored programs are offered at locations on and off campus as well as online. Spring, summer, and fall sessions are offered days, nights, and on weekends.

The Office of Field Placement and Student Teaching of the Education Department at the University of Montana Western is responsible for providing clinical experiences at a variety of levels for all students in the Teacher Education Program (TEP). Clinical experiences, from field placements to student teaching assignments, are as essential to learning about the teaching profession as are the courses that teacher candidates take. The Office of Field Placement and Student Teaching supports pre-service teachers through clinical placements that provide a rich source of experiential learning about the teaching profession.

Application

To apply, please complete a State of Montana Job Application, and a letter of application that specifically addresses the qualifications and responsibilities described above. Please also submit a detailed resume. Include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.

Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

Review of application materials will begin on October 10, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Dr. Laura Straus
Interim Director of the School of Outreach
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, Montana, 59725

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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Early Childhood Education Teacher

Department: Curious Minds Early Care and Learning
Position: Part-time – afternoon hours
Wage: $12.00 per hour
Posting Date: September 2014

Description

The part-time Curious Minds teacher plans and implements indoor and outdoor learning activities and projects for children ages three through five years of age. Hours are Monday through Friday 2:00 pm to 5:15 pm (approximately 19 hours per week). The teacher will supervise work study students, provide for children’s health and safety at all times and coordinate some planning with the Director.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field or Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and at least two years of experience working with young children in a licensed child care facility. Background check will be required as well as current child, infant and adult CPR and first aid certification.

Application

Send letter and resume to:

Linn Veen, Director         
Curious Minds Early Care and Learning
The University of Montana Western
710 S Atlantic St
Dillon, MT 59725

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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Custodian I Pool Position

Department: Facilities Services
Position: Call in pool position on an as-needed basis with fluctuating schedule
Wage: $10.00 per hour, temporary position, less than 20 hours per week with no guaranteed hours
Posting Date: March 2013

Description

This position reports to the custodial supervisor and is responsible for a variety of duties, including keeping work areas clean, neat and sanitary by sweeping, mopping, disinfecting, scrubbing, dusting, emptying trash, restocking paper products, moving furniture and other duties as assigned. This is a fill-in position on an as-needed basis with a fluctuating schedule with no regularly scheduled hours. This position will be expected to step in, frequently on short notice, when regular employees are absent or to supplement regular staff during peak periods. The position may include cyclical work such as deep cleaning windows and shoveling snow.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma; the ability to follow established procedures and verbal and written instructions; knowledge of cleaning supplies, cleaning techniques, operating cleaning equipment and lifting more than 70 pounds overhead. This individual must be able to work with a variety of personalities and time schedules.

Application

To apply, please submit a completed and signed State of Montana application (available at http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/service/app.asp or through the Montana Job Service) to:

The University of Montana Western
Dorothy Seymour, Payroll/Benefits Manager
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, Mont. 59725

Successful applicant will pass a background check. 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 southwestern 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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