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Program Manager (Field Experience Coordinator)

Department:  Education
Position:  Full-time, academic year, non-tenure track Classified Position
Wage:  $16.716 to $20.895 per hour, Full-Time 10-month position with full benefits package
Union Affiliation:  Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date:  February 2018
Start Date:  May 1, 2018


The successful candidate will be responsible for field experience placements, including student teaching as well as shorter field experiences associated with courses throughout the P-12 curriculum.  In addition to securing excellent field experience placements, the coordinator is responsible for impeccable communication with school partners, mentor teachers and University supervisors.  The field experience coordinator will identify and train University supervisors and track evaluation data for student teachers.  The Field Experience Coordinator will report directly to the Division Chair of Education.   In addition, the Field Experience Coordinator will be the licensing officer for the University of Montana Western and be responsible for communicating all Montana (and adjacent states) licensing requirements and changes to the education faculty.

Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in Education

  • Three or more years successful teaching in K12 schools

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to work well with students and faculty

  • Knowledge of emerging trends in teaching and practice, including national and state initiatives

  • Strong knowledge of Montana teacher licensing regulations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned Doctorate in Education

  • Previous success in college instruction

  • Previous experience in field experience placements/licensure


Send letter of application responding to the job description, a curriculum vita, transcripts, evaluations of teaching, if available, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three (3) current professional references.

Send application materials to:

Patti Lake
Payroll and Benefits Supervisor
Administration and Finance
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St
Dillon, MT   59725

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Vikki Howard via email @ Vikki.Howard@umwesternedu or by calling 406-683-7636.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 60 full-time faculty and 1,500 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon 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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