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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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Public Relations Manager

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

Description

Manage the university’s public relations (PR) program including strategic planning as a part of Montana Western’s overall marketing plan. 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 a proactive news gathering organization across campus. 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 April 30, 2015.

Letter of Application stating reasons for interest in the position, addressing the desired qualifications.

1. Submit four samples of your work.
2. Completed and signed State of Montana Application for Employment (PD-25)
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 South Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT 59725

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2015. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2015.

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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Birch Creek Center Assistant Head Cook (2015 Season)

Department: Residence Life
Position:  Full-time/seasonal
Wage: $11.00 per hour, housing provided
Posting Date:  March, 2015

 

Description

The Birch Creek Center (BCC) Assistant Head Cook is responsible for all or a part of food ordering, preparation, service, and kitchen area cleanup. Other duties include the preparation of a variety of food items, ranging from standard, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals and assists guests as needed.

This position will be supervised by the BCC Head Cook and supervises other positions, including other kitchen workers on their shift by demonstrating proper cooking, serving and sanitation techniques as well as the proper use of related equipment.

The position performs multi-step tasks related to food preparation such as boiling, baking and steaming. The Assistant Head Cook must follow specific procedures such as recipes and menu plans. The BCC Assistant Head Cook must also have the knowledge of food preparation and sanitation procedures and be skilled in the following cooking instructions and procedures: knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of equipment such as commercial ovens, grills, slicers and fountain drink; maintaining accurate levels of food for inventory purposes and adhering to the food budget; performing procedures of food storage and sanitation to ensure the quality of the food is acceptable; cleaning and sanitizing equipment, kitchen utensils, walk-in refrigerators and freezers in accordance with departmental and state health codes.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must be able to perform moderate walking and stair climbing at 6,200 feet of elevation as well as standing for long periods of time. Use of kitchen equipment involves some risks of cuts and burns. The work may involve hot temperatures and high steam levels in the kitchen area. Hours include late nights, early mornings, and weekends. Relatively heavy lifting and hauling of food orders from campus is required, though other workers are often available to assist.

Application

To apply, please complete a State of Montana Job Application (available at http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/service/app.asp) to:

The UMW Birch Creek Center
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St. Box 100
Dillon, Mont. 59725-3598

The position starting date will be April 27, 2015 and will end on September 25, 2015. For more information, call (406) 683-7891 or e-mail birchcreek@umwestern.edu.

The Birch Creek Center

The Birch Creek Center is located 22 miles northwest of Dillon, Mont. in the picturesque setting of the East Pioneer Mountains. Originally constructed in 1935, the Center now provides lodging, classroom space and food service for up to 100 people. This unique field campus offers front-door access to the stunning alpine scenery of the East Pioneer Mountains.

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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