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Public Relations Manager

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

Description

Manage the university’s public relations (PR) program including strategic planning as a part of Montana Western’s overall marketing plan. Serve as the university’s liaison with area, state, regional and national media. Provide copywriting, proofing and editorial services to support PR and marketing efforts. Lead the content development process as part of the website development team for the university’s web presence. Manage the department’s media contact database. Develop a proactive news gathering organization across campus. Develop and execute a social media plan to support university marketing efforts. Provide photography to support news and marketing efforts. Assist in maintaining the university’s brand. 

This position reports to the director of marketing and university relations. 

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, English or a related area required. PR and/or journalistic experience preferred. Excellent writing and editing skills. Working knowledge public relations and/or journalism. Experience with crisis communication. Experience with writing web content and social networking strategies. Demonstrated photographic skill and experience.

Qualifications

Ability to work effectively under deadline pressure, interruptions and frequently heavy workload. Ability to think clearly and communicate with media representatives. Organizational skills to prioritize work and complete assignments in an accurate and timely manner. Effective communication skills, verbal and written, with the ability to relay information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to effectively and tactfully interact with diverse groups of people and co-workers. Work effectively as a team member. 

Application

To be considered for this position, please submit the following by April 30, 2015.

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

1. Submit four samples of your work.
2. Completed and signed State of Montana Application for Employment (PD-25)
3. Names, address and telephone numbers of three references to:            

Shelly Kessel, Assistant to the Chancellor
The University of Montana Western Campus Box 119
710 South Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT 59725

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

The University & 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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Birch Creek Center Head Cook (2015 Season)

Department: Residence Life
Position:  Full-time/seasonal
Wage: $12.50 per hour, housing provided
Posting Date:  March, 2015

Description

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

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

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

Qualifications

The successful candidate must be able to perform moderate walking and stair climbing at 6,200 feet of elevation as well as standing for long periods of time. Use of kitchen equipment involves some risks of cuts and burns. The work may involve hot temperatures and high steam levels in the kitchen area.  Applicants must have two years minimal experience with food preparation service and kitchen sanitation.  Catering experience is also desired, but is not required.  The successful candidate should be a friendly, charismatic and team-oriented person who enjoys a rustic mountain environment and working with many different groups with diverse dietary needs. Hours include late nights, early mornings, and weekends. Relatively heavy lifting and hauling of food orders from campus is required, though other workers are often available to assist.

Application

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

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

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

The Birch Creek Center

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

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

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

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

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

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Birch Creek Center Assistant Head Cook (2015 Season)

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

 

Description

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

Application

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

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

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

The Birch Creek Center

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

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

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

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

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

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Birch Creek Center Culinary Assistant/Worker (2015 Season)

Department: Residence Life Office
Position: Seasonal
Wage: $8.05 - $11.00/hour, housing provided
Posting Date: January 30, 2015

Description

The Birch Creek Center is seeking a friendly, self-motivated and hard-working individual with a reliable vehicle. Candidates must enjoy working with others and must possess first aid and CPR certification or acquire certifications immediately after hire.

The Birch Creek Center Culinary Assistant is responsible for food preparation and service; cleaning the kitchen, dining room, service area, bathrooms and dorm rooms; various food service duties, including dishwashing, clearing and wiping tables, mopping floors, serving food at meal times, preparing salads, slicing meats and cheese, preparing sandwiches and grilling simple items. Other duties include general campus cleanup and assisting with firewood delivery to dormitories. The position also performs related duties as required.

The successful candidate will also work in the cleaning, stocking, maintaining and sanitizing of china, flatware and glassware following established procedures and guidelines; wash dishes in automatic industrial dishwasher in accordance with established guidelines; stock clean dishes according to kitchen storage procedures; perform routine steps in garbage disposal; break down cardboard boxes for recycling; sweep, mop, and vacuum to maintain a clean and sanitary work area in keeping with departmental and state health codes; clean and sanitize bathrooms and dorms according to written protocol, including emptying garbage receptacles, sanitizing toilets, showers and sinks, sweeping, mopping and other appropriate procedures.

The Birch Creek Center Head Cook or Program Director, depending on the tasks being performed, supervises this position.

Qualifications

Work will require regular lifting and bending. Long periods of standing may be necessary. The successful candidate must also perform moderate stair climbing and walking at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Dishwashing tasks require exposure to hot water and harsh chemicals and the use of kitchen equipment involves some risk of cuts and burns. Heavy lifting of up to 50 pounds may be necessary. Hours will vary depending on guest schedule and will include early mornings, late evenings and weekends. Employee housing is available.

Application

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

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

The position starting date will be April 27, 2015 and will end on September 18, 2015. For more information, call 406-683-7891 or e-mail birchcreek@umwestern.edu.

The Birch Creek Center

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

The University and Dillon Area

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

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

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

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

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

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Graduation Advisor/DSO (Administrative Associate IV)

Department: Registrar’s Office
Position: Full-Time
Posting Date: January 2015
Wage: 13.27 per hour (Depending on Experience could start as an Admin Associate III)
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association

Description

The graduation advisor is responsible for overseeing all degree audit and graduation relations in the registrar and institutional research office. This person reports to the registrar will be responsible for providing oversight of the annual commencement ceremony and advising students regarding their progress towards graduation; serves as Designated School Official (DSO) for SEVIS and current international students; and assists with preparing the annual catalog for the University. During key seasons such as commencement and registration, this position may be required to work outside of normal office hours (including evenings and weekends). This person also assists with front office student customer services as needed.

The position is responsible for:

  • Manage and communicate the graduation and commencement timelines and calendars.
  • Evaluate, communicate, and advise on graduation audit requests from students and faculty.
  • Create and manage communication systems advising degree candidates regarding their graduation status. Confer with degree candidates to resolve deficiency and graduation related decisions.
  • Prepare and communicate graduation related reports to various constituents (faculty, marketing, commencement committee).
  • Coordinate diploma ordering for degrees and certificates.
  • Co-coordinate commencement committee with the registrar. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: preparing for and leading committee meetings, coordinating and communicating with vendors, and managing the commencement budget.
  • Develops and maintains training materials related to degree audit and graduation materials. As part of this requirement, this position must research and remain up to date regarding academic policies and procedures.
  • Manages the graduation audit systems in Banner and degree verification in the National Student Clearinghouse.
  • Working with the Registrar in regards to the development of the annual University catalog including but not limited to: development and communication of the catalog deadlines each year; receiving updates; updating and editing; recruiting secondary editors; reviewing submitted materials for proper approvals, and working with the publication office for a timely production of the catalog.
  • Serves as a Designated School Office (DSO) for current international students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree or related experience.
  • Excellent customer services skills with the ability to work with several different constituents.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office or equivalent programs.
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Excellent written and oral communication; Prefer experience related to communicating complex processes.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and maintain a pleasant demeanor.
  • Ability to coordinate work activities with others.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; prefer knowledge of confidentiality policies such as FERPA.
  • Preferred experience with student data software.
  • Excellent and detailed analysis and evaluation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Must be comfortable with basic mathematic skills.

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. February 6th to:

Charity Walters
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St.
Dillon, Mont. 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, Vietnam era veterans and people with disabilities. This position is eligible for veteran’s preference in accordance with State law. 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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