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Department: Student Success           
Position: 30 hours a week through June 30, 2017
Wage: $12.058-$15.00 an hour depending upon experience                   
Continuation of this position beyond June 30, 2017 dependent upon grant funding. 

Description

The University of Montana Western seeks a Financial Literacy Program Coordinator to work with Student Success and the Financial Aid Office.  The Financial Literacy Program Coordinator is funded through an Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) College Access Challenge grant and serves as the primary point of contact to oversee the daily management and coordination of this program. 

The financial literacy coordinator is responsible for:

  • Working with the Financial Literacy Advisory Council to increase financial literacy awareness across campus
  • Working to establish a culture of financial literacy awareness across campus
  • Identifying at-risk populations using institutional data and coordinate outreach to these students
  • Developing and delivering targeted financial literacy curriculum to both on campus and off-site locations
  • Working with OCHE staff to coordinate training for advisory board, staff, and faculty
  • Identifying opportunities for intervention with entire student population
  • Educating students individually and in group settings on financial literacy in accordance with best practices as established by the Montana University System
  • Maintaining records of participation in the program as required by UMW and OCHE, complete grant reporting requirements and monitor budget expenditures

Requirements

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or have three years of comparable professional experience
  • Demonstrated experience in project coordination
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Basic computer skills and
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 
  • Excellent oral and written skills and be able to teach and explain things well. 

Candidate must be able to maintain confidential information.

Preferred requirements include experience with Ellucian BANNER, knowledge of financial literacy best practices and learning management system, such as Moodle.

Applications

Send a State of Montana Application Form along with, a letter of application related to the position description, a resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three (3) current references.  For further information about the position, please contact Ilene Cohen by email at ilene.cohen@umwestern.edu or telephone (406)683-7311.

Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016.
Send your application to:

Patricia Lake
The University of Montana Western
710 S Atlantic St
Dillon MT  59725

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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Department: Student Affairs
Position Appointment: 10 month position: August 1-May 31
Wage: $14.857-$18.571 per hour plus full benefits package
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date: August 2016

Description

The counselor will share counseling, training, intervention, and outreach responsibilities with the Director of Student Counseling. Duties include: individual, couples, and group psychotherapy; assessments, diagnosis, and treatment of individual counseling cases; crisis intervention; consultation; taking part in outreach activities with the campus community and the community of Dillon; conducting student training activities; attending staff and committee meetings; providing psychoeducation and mental health promotion activities for students, staff, and faculty. Additional programmatic responsibilities may be assigned by the Director as needed.

The Successful Candidate will

Have effective therapeutic and interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and students; have enthusiasm and passion for providing mental health services for university students; possess excellent written and oral communication skills; have the ability to work effectively with diverse populations; be comfortable working in a variety of university settings such as classrooms, residence halls, athletic facilities, etc.; have the ability to complete documentation in a timely manner in accordance with ethical standards; maintain confidentiality of records and information; have the ability to use computer programs and office equipment to complete job duties and assist in agency functioning. 

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or Clinical Psychology.
  • Licensed therapist or licensure eligible in the State of Montana.
  • Experience providing counseling services to young adults.
  • Experience in crisis intervention.
  • Experience and commitment to providing multi-culturally competent services.
  • Familiarity with confidentiality ethical standards and HIPAA regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working clinically in a university counseling center setting.
  • Experience with couples and group psychotherapy.
  • Experience providing outreach and psychoeducational workshops/training.
  • Familiarity with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Application

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

Jerry Girard, LCPC, LAC
Director of Student Counseling
University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

(406) 683-7181
jerry.girard@umwestern.edu

Applications may be submitted either via email or standard mail.

Review of applications will begin September 19th but the position will remain open until filled.

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, MT, 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.

Click here for a printable version of the job description.