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Administrative Associate III

Department: Admissions
Position: Full-time
Wage: $11.25
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date: June 2014

Description

The Administrative Associate III answers calls and transfers callers to appropriate departments and facilitates the best means of communication and customer service; provides detailed information to telephone inquirers and visitors regarding admissions procedures and policies as well as general university programs and functions; maintains office appointment schedules for all admissions staff, schedules tours and confirms appointments and tours; creates and edits correspondence; oversees the admissions budget; runs and formats reports; performs general office duties including copying, faxing and filing; processes incoming and outgoing mail and distributes correspondence; greets guests; maintains inventory of office supplies for the admissions office and orders supplies as necessary; performs accurate and consistent data entry; supervises work study students; assists with event planning and management; serves as office manager and performs other duties as assigned.

Specific duties include:

·        Providing a superior level of customer service;

·        Greeting campus visitors;

·        Answering calls and transferring callers to appropriate departments and facilitating the best means of communication and customer service;

·        Providing detailed information to telephone inquirers and visitors regarding admissions procedures and policies as well as general university programs and functions;

·        Maintaining office appointment schedules for all admissions staff, scheduling tours and confirming appointments and tours;

·        Performing accurate and consistent data entry;

·        Creating and editing correspondence;

·        Overseeing admissions budget;

·        Running and formatting reports;

·        Processing incoming and outgoing mail and distributing correspondence;

·        Maintaining inventory of office supplies and ordering supplies;

·        Supervising work study students;

·        Assisting with event planning and management;

·        Serving as office manager;

·        Performing general office duties including copying, faxing and filing;

·        Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a minimum of an associate’s degree or equivalent.

This position requires three to five years of office manger experience or equivalent. And requires knowledge of office operations, including multi-line phone usage, phone etiquette, file management, and business correspondence formats. The position also requires a high level of accuracy, a comprehensive understanding of data entry and data management, general knowledge of academic and administrative relationships and knowledge of secretarial science, procedures and set up.

Technical requirements include thorough understanding of the Windows suite, knowledge of budget management and an understanding of the admissions procedures specific to Montana Western. Some supervisory experience is especially beneficial. Event planning and management experience is also beneficial.

Application

To apply please complete a State of Montana Job Application, a letter of application, which specifically addresses the qualifications and responsibilities described above, and submit 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 (3) professional references. Submit application materials to:

Director of Enrollment Services                                        
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

The position will remain open until 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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Culinary Professional I (Cook I)

Department: Dining Services
Position: Full-time, varying schedule
Wage: $10.00 per hour, Montana Public Employees Association union position.
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date: July 2014

Description

The culinary professional reports to the head cook and is responsible for preparation of food items such as salads, soups and entrees from established menus and recipes. Responsibilities also include cleaning and sanitizing equipment, utensils and coolers; properly storing items according to health codes; recording daily meal counts and calculating food quantities to be prepared. This position requires a varying work schedule.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold two years of commercial food service experience, one of which should be in a food preparations capacity. Candidate must be skilled in the operation of various types of food service equipment as well as in communicating with others both orally and in writing. Physical requirements include lifting up to 40 pounds, pushing and pulling carts and equipment, long periods of standing and exposure to heat, cold and cleaning chemicals. The knowledge, skills and abilities described here are typically acquired through a combination of a high school diploma and two years of commercial food service. A Serve Safe certificate is required within six months of employment and can be acquired on the job.

Application

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter including three professional references and a completed State of Montana Government Job Application (available at http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/service/app.asp or through the Montana Job Service) to:

Dorothy Seymour
Human Resources
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, Mont. 59725

For additional information, call (406) 683-7228.

Review of applications will begin in July and continue until the position is 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 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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Academic Advisor II

Department: Student Success
Position: Full-time
Wage: $12.871 - $15.455
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date: June 2014

Description

The Academic Advisor II is responsible for:

·        One-on-one and small group academic advising to students;

·        Assisting with the referral of students to faculty advisors;

·        Assisting students with the resolution of academic-related issues and questions;

·        Making advisor/advisee assignments on an ongoing basis;

·        Developing and maintaining accurate program advising forms;

·        Completing student transcript evaluations;

·        Assisting with institutional transfer articulation;

·        Interpreting academic rules and regulations;

·        Corresponding with students regarding various academic issues;

·        Referring students to other campus resources;

·        Serving as a liaison with faculty on advising related issues;

·        Assisting with building schedules of classes;

·        Working as part of the larger UMW Student Success team to implement best practices for retaining students;

·        Ongoing maintenance of the advising website and development of new tools to assist students.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess:

·        Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;

·        Experience in a higher education setting;

·        Experience providing academic advising to students regarding class choices and programs of study;

·        Working knowledge of university academic policies and procedures;

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills and customer service and leadership skills;

·        Proficiency with various software, including but not limited to MS office, Excel, Access, and integrated software systems;

·        Public relations, interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals;

·        Strong organizational, time-management and multi-tasking skills as well as the ability to meet deadlines in a busy environment with attention to detail;

·        Experience working under pressure, handling conflicts, making decisions and problem solving;

·        Demonstrated ability to work with others;

·        Demonstrated ability to assist with short-range and long-term planning;

·        Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality and work on projects independently.

It is preferred that candidates should also have experience with a block scheduling format, possess a master’s degree in a related field and possess experience with Banner or other database-driven software.

Application

Applications must include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, a resume and the names and contact information of three references.

Send all application materials to:

Ilene Cohen
Office of Student Success
The University of Montana Western
Campus Box 51
710 South Atlantic St.
Dillon, Mont. 59725-3598

Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2014 with a projected start date of August 18, 2014. Questions about this position may be directed to Ilene Cohen at (406) 683-7311 or ilene.cohen@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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Maintenance Engineer I

Department: Facilities Services
Position: Full-time, benefit package
Wage: $21.60 per hour, rotating shifts
Union Affiliation: The International Union of Operating Engineers
Posting Date: June 2014

Description

The Maintenance Engineer operates boilers equipped with pneumatic and electronic automatic
controls. Maintains proper steam pressures and water levels; adjusts equipment to maintain flow of
steam to meet load requirements; tends boiler feed water pumps, water treatment system and other
boiler room equipment. Operates two high-pressure fire tube boilers and the electric boiler feed water
pumps to maintain water level in boilers. Performs maintenance and repair of all equipment and the
distribution system throughout buildings. Maintain a constant watch on all boiler auxiliary equipment
(pumps, fans, compressors, pressure reducing valves, safety valves, and all related equipment) and all
gauges and recorders. Performs water tests, adds chemicals and monitors the water softener. Switches
fuels and power supplies to auxiliaries in the event of gas and/or electric power failure. Monitors
building control center, responds to and reports mechanical alarms. Performs cleaning and general
custodial care of the plant including painting of boilers and related equipment. Assist in the installation
and maintenance of drain, waste, and vent plumbing systems; water piping of various types, all types of
plumbing fixtures; water using appliances and equipment; water mains and fire hydrants; sewer mains
and storm drains; water conditioning equipment; irrigation systems; fire sprinkler systems including
testing of fire alarm systems; steam systems and steam related equipment; gas lines and gas using
appliances; pneumatic systems and controls. Read blueprints to install and/or maintain systems.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must be a high school graduate with three years of boiler maintenance, one
year experience in the operation of pneumatic and electronic controls or equivalent combination of
education and experience.

  • Possess a Montana Third Class stationary engineers license.
  •  Have considerable knowledge of laws, rules, methods, fuels, materials and tools used in the
    operation and maintenance of gas and biomass gas fired boilers and auxiliary equipment.
  • Plumbing experience and working knowledge of methods, materials, practices, equipment,
    machines and techniques used in the plumbing trade.
  • Position requires working from ladders, scaffolding, in tunnels and confined spaces.
  • Working knowledge of operating pneumatic, electronic boiler and building controls.
  • Working knowledge of testing and operational procedures of system boilers and related equipment.
  • Working knowledge of boiler room safety and casualty procedures.
  • Proven ability to work rotating shifts, follow instructions, establish and maintain effective working
    relationships with a variety of individuals, students, staff, faculty and the public including supervision of student employees.

Application

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter stating reasons for your interest in the
position. Include three professional references and a completed State of Montana Government Job
Application (available at http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/service/app.asp or through Montana Job Service) to:


Dorothy Seymour
Human Resources
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

For additional information, call (406) 683-7037.

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

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392.

Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion-learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, 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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Head Cross Country Coach

Department: Athletics
Position: .40 part-time stipend, 10 month AY, no-benefits, non-tenure
Wage: $10,000-$14,000 negotiable with experience
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date: May 6, 2014

Description

The University of Montana Western seeks applicants for head men’s and women’s cross country coach.

Candidates must demonstrate the qualities that will enable them to have success in scouting, talent assessment and recruitment of quality student-athletes; monitoring of academic progress of team members; knowledge of and commitment to compliance with National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) rules; fundraising and promotion of the cross country program within the region.

Candidates must be committed to a philosophy that emphasizes the character development and academic success of student-athletes, as well as the importance of good citizenship.

Montana Western is a member of the NAIA and the Frontier Conference. The head cross country coach reports to the director of athletics.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree is required. The successful candidate will be an individual with proven integrity and leadership and must demonstrate the ability to teach, coach and relate well to students. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to communicate with the university’s various internal and external communities and understand and appreciate the role of athletics in a small college setting.

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 and three (3) references to:

Ryan Nourse
Director of Athletics
Montana Western
710 S. Atlantic
Dillon, MT 59725

Materials may also be sent electronically to ryan.nourse@umwestern.edu.

No phone calls please.

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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