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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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Instructional Technologist

Department: Technology Services
Position: Full-time
Wage: $37,000-$42,000 plus full benefits
Posting Date: September 2014

Description

The University of Montana Western invites applications for the position of Instructional Technologist. Candidates must have a passion for emerging technologies and a demonstrated ability to work with faculty, students, and others for successful technology adoption. The candidate should possess a self-starter mentality, strong customer service skills, and must be able to work collaboratively with all levels of faculty, staff, and students. The candidate must have the vision and expertise to help the campus move forward with academic technology adoption.

Responsibilities

The Instructional Technologist is responsible for the research, recommendation, development, adoption, and assessment of existing and emerging academic technologies to enhance face-to-face and online education. Much of the instructional technologist’s work will be based out of an educational research and development classroom (Sandbox Classroom), for which the technologist provides primary support. The position assists with support for the Learning Management System (Moodle) and other academic technology management. The instructional technologist is responsible for classroom and conference room mediation solutions and assists with audio and video equipment check-out, setup, and support. Some limited after hours and weekend support is required.

Additional responsibilities include

  1. Promoting and supporting the effective uses of video, audio, textual, graphical and other electronic media for teaching, learning, research and administrative purposes.
  2. Developing and delivering training tutorials, instruction sheets, presentations, and workshops on technology use and technology-based teaching and learning.
  3. Creating online learning objects including interactive tutorials, podcasts, videos, and other digital artifacts.
  4. One-on-one consultations with faculty and students for the successful adoption and use of academic technologies.
  5. Providing effective organizational and task management, including managing multiple priorities, working within budget, dealing with multiple constituent groups and functioning in a changing environment.
  6. Collaboratively and collegially supporting the teaching and learning mission of the University of Montana Western.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a master's degree in instructional technology, education, or a related field with two years of experience providing instructional technology adoption. Candidates with a bachelor's degree and three to four years of experience with instructional technology will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The candidate will demonstrate experience with or knowledge of the following areas:

  1. Support, training and maintenance for classroom mediation and additional audio/visual equipment
  2. Windows and Macintosh operating systems, as well as mobile devices such as iPads, Android smartphones, Kindles, etc.
  3. Microsoft Office Power Suite (Lync and SharePoint are a plus).
  4. Accessibility and usability requirements such as ADA section 508 and universal design strategies.
  5. Distribution, social media, collaboration, communication tools (e.g. Facebook, Skype, Lync).
  6. Popular multimedia content creation and editing software (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud).
  7. Moodle or other LMS
  8. Supplemental technologies for distributed learning (webinar systems, screen capture software, etc.).
  9. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate technical issues at all levels.
  10. Providing a high level of customer service
  11. Successful adoption of emerging technologies in an educational setting
  12. Front-end web design utilizing CSS3 and HTML5 (strongly preferred). Experience with JavaScript is preferred.
  13. Classroom teaching (preferred).

Application

Review of applications will begin on October 6 and the position will remain open until filled. Application materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae including the contact information for three professional references and a statement about the candidate's experience in leading successful technology adoption. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hire. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with the application.

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

Jessica Winans
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT 59725-3598
For questions call Jessica Winans, Director of eLearning, at 406-683-7536.

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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Financial Literacy Program Coordinator

Department: Student Success
Position: Full-time, 10 month temporary position
Wage: $11.33 per hour (Position dependent upon grant funding)
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date: September 2014

Description

The University of Montana Western seeks a Financial Literacy Program Coordinator to work with the 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. Continuation of this position is dependent upon funding. Funding is anticipated to be through August 2015.

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.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Minimum of an associate 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.
  • 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 a baccalaureate degree, experience with Ellucian BANNER, knowledge of financial literacy best practices and learning management system, such as Moodle.

Application

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 at ilene.cohen@umwestern.edu or 406-683-7311.

Send your application to:

Dorothy Seymour
The University of Montana Western
710 S Atlantic St
Dillon MT 59725

Review of applications will begin September 19, 2014.

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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Administrative Assistant for Registrar Services (Administrative Associate I)

Department: Registrar’s Office
Position: Full-time
Wage: $10/hour
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date: August 2014

Description

The Administrative Assistant for Registrar Services works in the Registrar and Institutional Research Office and reports to the registrar. This person provides support to the registrar and registrar-related services and is responsible for providing direct customer service at the registrar service window; transcript and enrollment verification processing; and general clerical duties related to the office, including but not limited to: registrar mail distribution, managing the general registrar e-mail account, phones, record keeping and filing. During key seasons such as commencement and registration, this position may be required to work outside of normal office hours (including evenings and weekends).

The position is responsible for:

  • Performing clerical support services for the UMW Registrar's Office including: answering phones, mail distribution, stocking forms, filing and assuring confidentiality of materials.

  • Processing student record requests including but not limited to transcripts, enrollment verifications and academic file requests.

    Assisting with registration preparations, including but not limited to the preparation of registration materials, registering and processing change of schedules, BANNER system set up and reviewing appeal procedures with students.

  • Assisting with graduation preparation including but not limited to preparing graduation materials and packets, data entry and support during the commencement ceremony.

  • Providing data entry support and organization for institutional research and the MUS Data Warehouse.

  • Maintaining student schedule conflict and appeal procedure support including overloading credits and double blocking and determining that appeal materials are gathered, received and provided to the registrar prior to appeal meetings.

  • Cash record keeping including the weekly submission of processes to the Business Office.

  • Assisting in maintaining and updating web pages.

  • Processing and filing grade changes and updates.

  • Working with the Registrar to oversee document scanning, data and record maintenance projects for the office.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess:

  • An associate’s degree or related experience.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Proficiency in using computers, spreadsheets and word processing software.

  • Exceptional organization and detail-oriented skills.

  • High quality written and oral communication.

  • The ability to work effectively under pressure and maintain a pleasant demeanor.

  • The ability to coordinate work activities with others.

  • The ability to maintain confidentiality.

Application

To apply, please complete a State of Montana Job Application, a letter of application specifically addressing the qualifications and responsibilities described above and a detailed resume. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation. Also include the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references. Submit application materials by 5 p.m. August 22, 2014 to:

Charity Walters
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT 59725-3598

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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eLearning Specialist

Department: Technology Services
Position: Part-time (20 hours per week)
Wage: $15.00 per hour plus benefits
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date: July 2014

Description

The eLearning Specialist will primarily provide learning management system (Moodle) support through a review of online courses, development of training materials, and support of faculty. The specialist may support additional academic technologies used in online teaching. The position will report to the Director of eLearning and will work closely with faculty, the School of Outreach, and Technology Services. This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position. Continuation of this position is dependent upon funding. There is potential for the position to become full-time.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Familiarity with Moodle or other Learning Management Systems (LMS).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality and work on projects independently.

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in instructional technology, education, or related field.
  • Higher education teaching experience.
  • Online teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of instructional design models.
  • Experience with Camtasia Relay, Adobe Creative Suite, and other academic technologies.
  • Experience providing one-on-one and group training.

Responsibilities

Learning Management System (Moodle) support:

  • Troubleshoot Moodle issues for faculty and students.
  • Provide one-on-one training for the development of online courses.
  • Assist with Moodle training workshops for faculty.
  • Develop training materials for Moodle to help with faculty development and aid in support.

Online Course Review:

  • Use the Online Course Review rubric to review online courses.
  • Work with faculty to design or redesign courses following the course review process.
  • Work with the Director of eLearning and eLearning Committee to modify the online course review rubric and process if/when necessary.

Application

To apply, submit a resume, a letter of application, which specifically addresses the qualifications and responsibilities described above, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. Submit application materials by September 5, 2014.

Send application materials to:

Jessica Winans
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St. Campus Box 89
Dillon, Mont. 59725-3598

Contact 683-7536 with additional questions or email jessica.winans@umwestern.edu

Review of applications begins Aug. 18, 2014.

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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