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Maintenance Engineer I

Department: Facilities Services
Position: Full-time, benefit package
Wage: $22.02 per hour, rotating shifts
Union Affiliation: The International Union of Operating Engineers
Posting Date: April 2016

Description

The Maintenance Engineer is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all mechanical systems and components within the University of Montana Western facilities. This includes maintenance and repair of all HVAC systems including motors, controls, coils, lubrication, filters, belts, and all controls and wiring. Operation of boilers equipped with pneumatic and electronic automatic controls.  Maintaining proper steam pressures and water levels, adjusting equipment to maintain flow of steam to meet load requirements, tending boiler feed water pumps, water treatment system and other boiler room equipment. Maintaining 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. Conducting water chemical tests and monitor all water softeners. Monitor building management system, respond to and troubleshoot mechanical alarms. Assist in the installation and maintenance of drain, waste, vent plumbing systems and water supply piping. Responding to and maintaining fire alarm systems. Reading blueprints to install and/or maintain systems. Performs other related duties as assigned. Required to work rotating shifts.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High school diploma and license or certification in any of the following: cooling and refrigeration, mechanical repair, heating and ventilation, electrical, plumbing, or building systems.
  • Experience in troubleshooting, repairing, and maintenance of at least two of the following:
    Cooling and refrigeration systems
    Building automation systems
    Heating and ventilation systems
    Electrical
    Plumbing systems
    Building systems
  • Must have a 3rd class boilers license, or be able to obtain one upon employment.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, specifications, control diagrams, and maintenance manuals.
  • Ability to safely work from ladders, scaffolding, in tunnels and confined spaces.

    Desired:

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Experience with fire alarm systems.
  • Proficiency in using computers; spreadsheets, word processing, experience with digital control software.

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:

Patti Lake
Human Resources
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

For additional information, call (406) 683-7145. Review of applications will begin immediately 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 south western Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,350. 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 achieve academic excellence by sustaining a culture of concentrated experiential education.  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 Associate I, Cook’s Helper

Department: Dining Services
Position: Full-time, varying schedule
Wage: $10.20 per hour plus complete benefit package
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date: April 2016

Description

This position reports to the head cook and is responsible for a variety of duties, including preparation of hot and cold food items including soups, salads and entrees; serving of food on the serving line; cooking at the Burger Bar, daily cleaning and sanitizing of food preparation and/or dining areas; working with catering staff; cashiering and working in the dish room. This position has a fluctuating schedule and may require a split shift. The position will include cyclical work such as deep cleaning of the kitchen facilities.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma; the ability to follow established procedures and verbal and written instructions; general knowledge of institutional kitchen equipment. Physical requirements include lifting up to 40 pounds, pushing and pulling of carts and equipment, long periods of standing and exposure to heat, cold and cleaning chemicals. This individual must be able to work with a variety of personalities and time schedules. 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 and signed State of Montana Government Job Application (available at http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/service/app.asp or through the Montana Job Service) to:

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

For additional information, call (406)683-7228.  Review of applications will begin in April 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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Early Childhood Education Teacher - Curious Minds

Department: Curious Minds Early Care and Education Center
Position: Temporary twelve-month position (eight hours per day).
Salary: $12.00 per hour plus full Montana University System benefits.
Posting Date: April 2016

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 serves over 100 University of Montana students each year who participate in field experiences, observation and research in the Curious Minds facility.

The Assistant Teacher will work with the Lead Teacher to develop and implement all aspects of an innovative, exemplary, model preschool program. 

Requirements

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

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

  • assist Lead Teacher (LT) in developing rich indoor and outdoor environments
  • assist LT in coordinating and implementing  child assessments including portfolios
  • work with LT to develop and implement curriculum at Curious Minds that assists children in meeting state and national learning outcomes
  • implement effective routines and schedules
  • provide and model positive guidance
  • assist LT in developing and implementing a family-involved program including family teacher conferences, newsletters, and family events;
  • assist LT in providing daily supervision for work study and lab students in following Curious Minds' protocols
  • work collaboratively with a diverse group of people, using effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • engage in ongoing professional development;
  • and lift up to 50 pounds.

Application

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

Estee Aiken
The University of Montana Western
710 S Atlantic St
Dillon, MT 59725

Direct questions to Estee Aiken: (406) 683-7035.

Screening of applications will begin May 10, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled.

The University & 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.

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Head Volleyball Coach

Department: Athletics
Position: 10-month position, non-tenure plus benefits
Salary Range: $35,000 to $40,000 commensurate with experience (.75 Athletics/.25 Academics)
Posting Date: April 2016

Description

The Head Volleyball Coach is responsible for planning and directing the recruitment, conditioning, training, and performance of student athletes, along with fiscal program management for UMW’s NAIA intercollegiate volleyball program.

This position reports to the Athletics Director. This is a professional head coaching position and all of the duties of the position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of affiliated national, regional, and state intercollegiate athletic associations, the NAIA, the Frontier Conference and the University of Montana Western. The position is a .75 athletic and .25 academic appointment in the Health and Human Performance department. Employees in this job class may be subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract which is typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The following list provides examples of the most typical duties for positions in this job class. Individual positions may not include all of the examples listed, nor does the list include all of the work that may be assigned to this position.

  • Direct assigned Assistant Coaches and Student Coaches in the overall planning and execution of the intercollegiate volleyball program.
  • Recruit quality prospective student-athletes and ensure timely submission of their academic records for admissions.
  • Monitor academic progress and status of team members, implementing action plans through appropriate staff when needed.
  • Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program.
  • Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NAIA and Conference regulations.
  • Coach team members individually and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques.
  • Develop and implement game strategy and position assignments.
  • Oversee the strength and conditioning programs for student athletes.
  • Manage all operational, fiscal, and administrative activities for the specific sports program.
  • Promote the athletic program and specific sport through community events, public speaking, fundraising, and marketing.
  • Ensure adherence to all Association, Conference, and University rules by athletes and supporting staff.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degrees
  • A minimum of three years’ experience as a high school head coach or three years as a collegiate assistant coach or a combination of the two
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High degree of ethical standards
  • Ability to positively engage with constituents, program supporters, community members, recruits, players and staff
  • High degree of organizational skill with the ability to manage multiple deadlines, tasks, projects and assignments

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Collegiate volleyball head coaching experience
  • Collegiate volleyball recruiting experience
  • Camp development and management experience

Application

Submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references to:

Ryan Nourse, Athletic Director
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

You may send materials electronically to ryan.nourse@umwestern.edu. No phone calls please.

Applications accepted until position filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of south western Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,289. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small cases for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

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

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

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Administrative Associate II - Education

Department: Education
Position: Full-time
Wage: $11.00 per hour plus complete benefit package
Union Affiliation: MPEA
Posting Date: April 2016

Description

Responsibilities include assisting the UMW Department of Education, by:

  • Serving as the point of contact for the department, answering phone calls, distributing information about education programs,
  • Assisting personnel in the Office of Field Experiences and Student Teaching in arranging school placements for UMW students,
  • Assisting students applying for teaching licenses through the Montana Office of Public Instruction,
  • Taking minutes of departmental meetings,
  • Maintaining student records,
  • Collecting and entering data on student performance,
  • Placing orders for supplies, keeping receipts, and accounting for expenditures,
  • Assisting in scheduling departmental activities, including student admission interviews,
  • Sending annual surveys to graduates and their employers,
  • Assisting in the supervision of work study students,
  • Preparing contracts and submitting payment requests for P-12 teachers and UMW faculty who supervise UMW students in field experiences and student teaching placements,
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position reports to the UMW Provost/Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold an Associate’s degree (preferred but not required)
  • Demonstrate technical writing skills
  • Have strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrate ability to respond to students, faculty, and staff with positive, helpful, informative assistance
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, and be able to quickly learn new technologies
  • Demonstrate professionalism and good problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals
  • Demonstrate a tolerance for fast pace and frequent interruptions
  • Protect the confidentiality of student records

 Application

Review of application materials will begin on May 10, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

To be considered for this position please submit the following, in hard copy:

1. letter of interest addressing the required qualifications,
2. completed and signed State of Montana Employment Application,  http://umwestern.edu/images/application/StateApplication.doc
3. detailed resume,
4. names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

Patricia Lake, Payroll-Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
UMW Box 115
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of south western Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,289. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small cases for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

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

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

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Administrative Associate IV – Assistant to the Provost

Department: Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Position: Full-time
Wage: $13.545 – $15.935 per hour plus complete benefit package
Union Affiliation: None
Posting Date: April 2016

Description

The Assistant to the Provost position provides primary administrative support for the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  This is a twelve month position reporting directly to the Provost.

Duties

  • General administrative support and assistance with daily administrative activities.
  • Serves as central control for the Provost’s office by functioning as the first point of contact for the office, interacting with a diverse audience including external constituents, faculty, staff and students.  Greets and directs visitations; answers phones and takes messages; answers questions requiring knowledge of terminology and organization of supervisor’s responsibilities; etc.
  • Arranges and coordinates meetings as needed.
  • Monitors and assists in implementation of administrative policies and procedures to ensure guidelines are followed according to the CBA.
  • Responsible for Board items that are sent to UM/OCHE for Board of Regents meetings (staff items, academic items, computer fee, etc.)
  • Types contracts for faculty (adjunct, temporary, tenure-track), contract professionals and coaches.
  • Responsible for the coordination of the evaluation process of faculty by students.
  • Responsible for collecting and maintaining course syllabi.
  • Oversees Academic Affairs budget, including responsibilities such as categorizing expenses into appropriate codes, verifying appropriateness and accuracy of charges, processing expenses, and maintaining account balances; regularly reviewing budget with Provost.
  • Prepares spreadsheets for overload requests, equipment requests, makes travel arrangements, keeps appointment calendar and completes other duties as assigned by the Provost.

 Qualifications

  • Three years of demonstrated experience in an administrative support position including a thorough knowledge of office practices, management and procedures.
  • Excellent “people skills.”  Ability to work cooperatively, professionally, positively and enthusiastically with other campus offices, Board of Regents, UM Missoula office, Commissioner’s Office, community, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with managing a budget with multiple accounts and maintaining accurate financial records.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, handle sensitive issues, and make sound decisions using good judgement, tact and sensitivity.
  • Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Banner.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

 Application

To apply, please complete a State of Montana Job Application and a letter of application specifically addressing the qualifications and duties described above. Finalists for this position may be subject to a criminal background investigation. Also include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) professional references. Submit application materials to:

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

For questions, call (406) 683-7010. Review of applications will begin on May 10, 2016, however the position will remain open until filled.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of south western Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,289. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small cases for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

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

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

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Administrative Associate IV – Assistant to the Chancellor

Department: Chancellor
Position: Full-time
Wage: $13.545 – $15.935 per hour plus complete benefit package
Union Affiliation: None
Posting Date: April 2016

Description

The Assistant to the Chancellor provides a high level of support to the Chancellor in all administrative functions. In addition, the position assists the Director of University Relations in managing the production of university marketing materials including both traditional and digital communications. This is a twelve month position reporting to the Chancellor.

Responsibilities and Expectations

The Assistant to the Chancellor is responsible for the overall organization and management of the Chancellor’s office with particular emphasis on internal and external communication; overseeing office budgets; preparing reports; providing information about the university; arranging meetings and functions; managing the Chancellor’s schedule and travel arrangements; and conducting other University and system business for the office.

In addition, the position supports and works closely with the Director of University Relations providing budget supervision, project management and job trafficking.

The person holding this position is occasionally asked to be available for evening and weekends duties at special events and receptions.

Duties

  • Serve as office manager and assistant to the Chancellor and Director of University Relations.
  • Organize and manage assigned special events, dignitary visits, receptions and community relations projects including conducting research, planning and scheduling, and preparing and editing written announcements and visual presentations.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining website content under the direction of the Director of University Relations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications - Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to work cooperatively, professionally, positively and enthusiastically with campus and community constituencies including the UMW Foundation board, Board of Regents, offices at the University of Montana Missoula, legislative representatives and the Commissioner’s Office.
  • Three years of experience in an administrative support position including a thorough knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent “people skills."
  • Experience with computing and relevant software programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proven record of highest level of professionalism and ability to maintain confidentiality.

Qualifications - Preferred

  • Experience in a range of university responsibilities and activities such as communications marketing, budgeting, public and alumni relations, fundraising and project and event organization and management.
  • Experience project managing complex projects under tight deadlines.
  • Familiarity with website development and maintenance and/or experience in journalism.

Application

To apply, please complete a State of Montana Job Application and a letter of application specifically addressing the qualifications and duties described above. Finalists for this position may be subject to a criminal background investigation. Also include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) professional references. Submit application materials to:

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

For questions, call (406) 683-7010. Review of applications will begin on May 10, 2016, however the position will remain open until filled.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of south western Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,289. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small cases for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

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

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

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background.

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Revised Payroll Tech III / Administrative Associate II

Department: Administration, Finance, Student Affairs and Human Resources
Position: Full-time
Wage: $12.098 – $13.056 per hour entry plus complete benefit package
Union Affiliation: None
Posting Date: Original posting February 2016.  Revised posting April 2016.

Description

Position serves as the payroll/benefit technician as well as the administrative associate to the Office of Administration, Finance, Student Affairs and Human Resources.   

Under supervision of the Payroll/Benefits Supervisor performs data entry of payroll, personnel and benefit information into automated Human Resource Information System.  Explains procedures and policies to staff, resolves procedural problems and knows and understands leave categories, benefit types and applicable state and federal payroll and personnel laws.  Helps employees and retirees with payroll and benefit questions in a patient, courteous and confidential manner.  This position will be responsible for helping with the student employment process including employment verification, monitoring work study awards and coding.

Performs clerical and administrative functions such as answering phones, creating and editing correspondence and reports, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, reconciling bills.  Will use enterprise student account system to answer general questions and direct inquiries regarding students.  Makes travel arrangements, keeps appointment calendar and completes other administrative duties as assigned.  Will meet, greet, direct and listen to problems from a variety of constituents with absolute confidentiality. 

Qualifications

Must be highly skilled in Microsoft Excel and Word. Must have experience using an integrated enterprise or payroll software system. Must have ability to use problem solving skills and work independently in a fast paced office. Must have proven editing skills. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to keep all business confidential. Two years of post-secondary education and a completed degree are preferred. Banner system experience is preferred as is experience working in a state or university system.

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

·         Two years of experience in an administrative support position including a thorough knowledge of
          office practices and procedures;
·         Excellent organization skills, time management, confidentiality and multi-tasking skills;
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills, and customer services and leadership skills;
·         Proficiency with various software including but not limited to MS Office, Excel, Access, web creation
          tools and integrated software systems;
·         Resourcefulness, critical thinking, analytical skills, collaboration and documentation skills;
·         Basic knowledge of payroll and benefit processing;
·         Basic knowledge of budget and accounting management.

Application

To apply, please complete a State of Montana Job Application and a letter of application specifically addressing the qualifications and duties described above. Finalists for this position may be subject to a criminal background investigation. Also include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) current professional references. Submit application materials to:

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

For questions, call (406) 683-7010. Review of applications will begin on May 10, 2016, however the position will remain open until filled.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of south western Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,289. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small cases for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

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

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

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Provost Search

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UMW conducts national search for new provost.

The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.

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