Director of Student Success
Department: Academic Affairs
Position: Full-time with complete benefit package
Wage: $55,000 – $60,000
Union Affiliation: None
Posting Date: April 2022
In cooperation with Faculty, Division Chairs, Deans and the Provost, the Director of Student Success will
provide leadership, oversight and coordination in developing, improving and executing services and
programs that promote student academic success, including, but not limited to:
- Overseeing and leading continuous development in Academic Advising;
- Overseeing and leading continuous development in the Learning Center and Career Services;
- Overseeing and leading continuous improvement in TRIO, including working with the Dean of Outreach and TRIO director on grant proposals;
- Serving on campus committees related to student success, including American Indian Education for All, Strategic Enrollment Management, the Behavioral Intervention Team, and Academic Standards;
- Assisting with the development and expansion of disability services and campus equity and inclusion efforts;
- Assist faculty in coordinating logistics for international travel courses;
- Assisting in the continued development of the new First Year Experience Program, which launched in 2020;
- Special projects under the Provost’s Office.
A Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution; minimum of five (5) years of experience in
higher education in advising, student success, or related areas; minimum of two (2) years of experience
in personnel and program management; excellent communications skills, demonstrated ability to
promote teamwork and delegate assignments.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications: experience with First Year
Experience Programs; experience working with diverse student populations, including first generation,
low income and non-traditional students and students with learning disabilities.
Applications must include a letter addressing the qualifications for the position, a resume, and the
names and contact information of three references. Please send application materials to:
The University of Montana Western
710 S. Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT 59725
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Mike Piazzola via email @
[email protected] or by calling 406-683-7664. Review of applications will begin
immediately and remain open until the position is filled.
The University & Dillon Area
The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 65 fulltime faculty and 1,300 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. Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UMW may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UMW, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).