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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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Budget Analyst/Accountant (Campus Recruitment)

Department: Business Services
Position: Full-time
Wage: $14.864 per hour plus complete benefit package
Union Affiliation: MPEA
Posting Date: April 22, 2015

Description

This is a full- time position, Responsibilities include:perform technical/professional accounting work for the major fund groups used by the University, assist in the preparation of various financial reports, perform daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly reconciliation of subsidiary and state ledgers to the University’s general ledger, prepare monthly and yearly accounting journals, manage fixed asset accounting, review and approve accounts payable payments, prepare various tax reports, prepare and input insurance information for the state, assist in the budget process, special projects as requested.

Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge in accounting theory, principles and procedures, including accounting methods and budget practices, fund groups and a general knowledge of all other areas of accounting services, bank and other reconciliation process and procedures, demonstrated competence researching, compiling, analyzing and interpreting financial information and generating financial reports, demonstrated competence in the use of personal computers and related software (Excel, Word, Access), multiple databases and e-mail software packages, demonstrated competence organizing and prioritizing multiple work assignments, meeting deadlines and adapting to changing priorities while maintaining a positive, effective and professional approach, demonstrated competence performing tasks with a high degree of accuracy and close attention to detail, demonstrated competence developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse range of personnel both internal and external to the organization, demonstrated ability exercising sound judgment and making consistent decisions while working independently and effectively under minimal supervision, the ability to consistently exercise initiative, the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Application

To be considered for this position, please submit the following: 1) Letter of Application addressing the desired qualifications, 2) Completed and signed State of Montana Application for Employment (PD-25), 3) Names, addresses and telephone numbers of three current professional, references to:

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

Application deadline is May 4, 2015.

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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Certified Athletic Trainer

Department: Athletics
Position: 10-month temporary position, August 2015 – May 2016
Wage: $28,000
Posting Date: April 2015

Description

The University of Montana Western seeks applicants for a certified athletic trainer to work as part of the healthcare delivery team to organize, manage and deliver athletic training services for student-athletes in the intercollegiate athletics setting.

Candidates must be committed to the NATA code of ethics and a health care environment that protects and enhances the student-athlete, athletic department and University. The athletic trainers report directly to the head athletic trainer.

Montana Western offers intercollegiate athletics programs through the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in athletic training or an equivalent degree, BOC certification, and eligibility for licensure by the Montana Board of Athletic Trainers are required. The successful candidate will be an individual with proven abilities in the domains of athletic training.

Application

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, copy of BOC certification, and three (3) references to:

Russ Richardson
Associate Professor/Athletic Trainer
The University of Montana Western
710 S. Atlantic
Dillon, MT 59725

Materials may also be sent electronically to russ.richardson@umwestern.edu.

 

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 (Curious Minds)

Department: Education
Position:
Permanent twelve-month position (eight hours per day).
Salary: $12.95 per hour plus full Montana University System benefits.
Posting Date: April 15, 2015

 

Description

Curious Minds: Early Care and Education Center is an accredited lab school that annually serves approximately 25 children ages two through eight and their families.  The program also serves over 100 students each year who participate in field experiences, observation, and research in the Curious Minds facility.  The Curious Minds lead teacher will develop and implement all aspects of an innovative, exemplary, model preschool program that uses a Reggio Emilia inspired approach.  This position is highly autonomous and requires daily independent decision-making and judgment.

Requirements

Minimum qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, three years’ experience working with groups of children ages three through six, experience coaching and mentoring adult learners, and knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices, rich environments, Reggio Emilia and the Project Approach, and authentic assessment. 

At a minimum, qualified candidates must demonstrate an ability to:

  • deliver exemplary, innovative  education and family support services for Dillon area children and their families at Curious Minds: Early Care and Education Center through;
    o   ensuring that state licensing and NAEYC accreditation standards are met  
    o   meeting Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations
    o   meeting requirements to advance in the Montana STARs program
    o   developing a "rich" indoor and outdoor environment
    o   coordinating and implementing child assessments including child portfolios
    o   developing and implementing a project based curriculum at Curious Minds that assists children in meeting state and national learning outcomes
    o   implementing effective routines and schedules
    o   providing and modeling positive guidance
    o   providing daily supervision for work study students and other classroom assistants in following Curious Minds' protocols
    o   developing and implementing a family involvement program including family teacher conferences, newsletters, and family events
  • provide an academic site and supervision for pre-service clinical experiences
  • work collaboratively with a diverse group of people, using effective interpersonal and written and oral communication skills  
  • engage in ongoing professional development
  • lift 50 lbs

Application

Send a letter of application addressing each of the requirements listed in the advertisement, a resume and the names, telephone numbers and addresses of three employment-related references to:

Estee Aiken
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

Screening of applications will begin May 13th, 2015 and remain open until filled.Direct questions to Estee Aiken at (406) 683-7035.

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 and Clinical Specialist (ECCS) and Director

Department: Education
Position: Permanent ten-month position (eight hours per day)
Salary: $29,639 plus full Montana University System benefits
Posting Date: April 15, 2015

Description

Curious Minds: Early Care and Education Center is a lab school annually serving approximately 25 children age two to eight and their families. The program also annually serves over 100 students who participate in field experiences, observation and research in the Curious Minds facility.

The ECSS and director will develop and implement all aspects of an innovative, exemplary, model preschool program.  This position will have primary responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the program including personnel, budgeting, recruiting, licensure, accreditation and the STARs program.  The director will also teach children three hours per day.  This position is highly autonomous and requires daily independent decision-making and judgment.

Requirements

Curious Minds: Early Care and Education Center is a lab school annually serving approximately 25 children age two to eight and their families. The program also annually serves over 100 students who participate in field experiences, observation, and research in the Curious Minds facility.

The ECCS and director will develop and implement all aspects of an innovative, exemplary, model preschool program.  This position will have primary responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the program including personnel, budgeting, recruiting, licensing, accreditation and the STARs program.  The director will also teach children three hours per day.  This position is highly autonomous and requires daily independent decision-making and judgment.

At a minimum, qualified candidates must demonstrate the ability to:

  • Deliver exemplary, innovative education and family support services for Dillon area children and their families at Curious Minds: Early Care and Education Center;
  • Provide an academic site and supervision for pre-service clinical experiences;
  • Work collaboratively with a diverse group of people, using effective interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;
  • Management of Curious Minds including recruitment of children and staff; billing and management of the budget;  hiring, supervising, and training work study students and staff;  maintaining necessary records; and seeking funding and resources to support the program.
  • Provide leadership in meeting all program licensure and accreditation requirements including Montana DPHHS, CACFP, NAEYC accreditation, and the STARs program.
  • Organize activities including tours, a website, and presentations to engage early childhood students and professionals throughout Montana in ongoing learning opportunities
  • Collaborate with the campus  including recruiting and retaining students in early childhood studies, communicating with other campus departments to support cross departmental involvement, facilitating research
  • Engage in ongoing professional development;
  • Lift 50 pounds.

Application

Send a letter of application addressing each of the requirements listed in the advertisement, a resume and the names, telephone numbers and addresses of three employment-related references to:

Estee Aiken
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

Screening of applications will begin May 13th and the position will remain open until filled.Direct questions to Estee Aiken at (406) 683-7035.

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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Sports Information Director / Athletic Facilities Coordinator

Department: Athletics
Position: Full-time, 1 year letter of appointment
Wage: $28,000, full benefit package
Posting Date: April 2015

Description

The Sports Information Director and Athletic Facilities Coordinator will be responsible for managing media relations for Montana Western’s varsity intercollegiate sports and oversight of Montana Western’s athletic facilities. The position is a 12 month contract reporting directly to the Athletic Director.

Specific sports information duties include, but are not limited to: providing statistical coverage, game programs and press releases for all home athletic contests. Disseminating statistics and game summaries on time. Writing and editing all athletic department media releases. Managing and editing the athletic department website and social media communications. Completion of and reporting pre-season NAIA/Frontier Conference rosters and academic award nominations. The training and support of student workers to provide web casting production for all home events. Using statistical software for football, basketball, and volleyball and for submitting statistics in accordance with NAIA and Frontier Conference requirements.

Feature stories and articles will be worked on in collaboration with the Montana Western marketing department staff.

Specific Athletic Facilities Coordinator duties include, but are not limited to: custodial oversight, hire, train and manage work-study positions, set hours of operation, light maintenance of facility and equipment, set up and clean-up of all events held in BARC and at Vigilante Field, BARC usage schedule and coordination between athletic teams, academic departments, and community and campus groups, and to maintain a year round events calendar for the facility.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of computer applications including word processing, website management and calendaring.
  • Basic maintenance and repair work skills.
  • High energy, enthusiastic and positive demeanor and attitude.
  • Highly organized, efficient time manager, proactive and a self-starter.
  • Willing to work flexible, long hours during peak periods.
  • High level of interpersonal skills and ability to relate well in a diverse setting.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple events and situations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Sports writing experience.
  • Web site management experience.
  • Athletic facility management experience.
  • Photography experience.
  • Experience in collegiate athletics.
  • Coaching experience.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume, and names and addresses of at least three references to ryan.nourse@umwestern.edu or via mail to:

The University of Montana Western
Attention Athletic Director
710 S Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

No phone calls please.

Applications accepted until positon 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, 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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Admissions Representative I

Department: Admissions
Position: Full-time
Wage: $11.50 / hour, full benefit package
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date: April 2015

Description

The University of Montana Western is searching for an admissions representative I.  This position is responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of qualified and talented students.  Responsibilities include extensive traveling to high schools and college fairs; primarily in the West and Northwest states, interviewing prospective students, building relationships with families, public speaking, application review and follow-up, coordination of campus visit programs, database management and other admissions-related duties. Admissions Representatives report to the Director of Admissions.

Qualifications

A bachelor's degree and a valid driver's license are required. A demonstrated ability to meet goals and substantive involvement with university life or other university related work experience (or equivalent customer service, database management and event planning experience) is required. Experience in an admissions office is preferred.

A working knowledge of the block schedule (Experience One), the environment of southwest Montana and the majors offered at Montana Western is preferred. The successful candidate should have excellent demonstrated abilities: in building and maintaining working relationships with college-aged students, data entry within the Banner program, working knowledge of Windows Suite especially Access and Excel databases, and organization of on and off campus activities and projects.

Application

Applications will be accepted beginning April 13, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled. The priority deadline for first round of reviews is April 28, 2015. Send letter of interest, resume, a photocopy of your valid driver’s license, and the names, phone numbers, e-mail and mailing addresses of three professional references to:

Director of Admissions
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725.

Applicants must also fill out the State of Montana Employment Application in full found at: http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/service/app.asp

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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