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Athletic Director / Development Officer

Department: Athletics
Position: Full-time, permanent
Salary Range: $62,000-$70,000
Posting Date: October 2017

Description

The Montana Western Director of Athletics provides vision and energetic leadership for the University’s NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and NIRA (National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association) intercollegiate athletics program. Reporting to the Chancellor, the Director is a key member of the Chancellor’s staff and oversees all athletics staff, activities, athletic facilities and the BARC (Bulldog Athletic and Recreation Complex), and competitions. The Director is an integral part of the Institutional Advancement Team in fostering community relations and engagement and raising funds for the University. The Director ensures compliance with all federal, conference, and college athletics regulations and reporting, administers department funds and accounts in a fiscally responsible manner, and sustains a culture of sportsmanship, integrity, professionalism, and respect. Frequent nights, week-end work, and in-season travel required.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Athletic Director is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Providing vision and leadership for an athletic department and 7 varsity athletic teams
  • Fostering an environment that promotes athletic and academic success
  • Ensuring compliance with NAIA, NIRA, UMW and Frontier Conference policies and procedures
  • Directing game management operations at UMW athletic events
  • Overseeing the BARC and UMW athletic facilities
  • Managing and developing athletic department and BARC budgets
  • Proactively leading the fundraising arm of the athletic department working closely with the UMW Foundation director
  • Developing and implementing programs to increase revenue sources for the Department to include effective plans for marketing and promotions as well as fund raising strategies to promote community engagement and donor support of the University and athletics program
  • Establishing and implementing short-range and long-range goals and objectives, strategic plans and operational procedures
  • Serving on the Chancellor’s Cabinet, Strategic Planning Committee, Budget Committee and other committees as assigned
  • Overseeing recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, professional development and evaluation of departmental personnel as appropriate
  • Representing the Department at University, community, Frontier Conference, NAIA and other meetings, events and conventions

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in staff leadership, management and supervision
  • Experience with/knowledge related to athletics
  • Background in fundraising and development or sales, or demonstrated fundraising or sales success
  • Experience in strategic planning
  • Budget management experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a team or collaborative environment

Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree
  • Collegiate coaching or administrative experience
  • Experience in developing, operating and managing major fundraising events

Application

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

Patti Lake
Payroll & Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
patricia.lake@umwestern.edu

For questions, call (406) 683-7392. Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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 any 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: $11.20 per hour
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date: October 2017

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 to:

Patti Lake
Payroll & Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
patricia.lake@umwestern.edu

For additional information, call (406) 683-7228.  Review of applications will begin in October and continue until the position is filled.

The University and 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 any position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

  Click here for a printable version of the job description