Department: Division of Education/Early Childhood
Position: Full Time, 12 month position, full benefits package
Wage: $16.00 per hour
Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE
Posting Date:  March 2022


The Division of Education is seeking a Distance Teacher Education Program (TEP) Recruitment and Retention Specialist, to increase and support enrollment within the distance programs in Education. The Distance TEP Recruitment and Retention Specialist will work with the Early Childhood Program Chair and the Education Division Chair to create and implement a recruiting and retention plan for distance students. It is expected that enrollment of distance students within the TEP will increase as a result of the work efforts of the Distance TEP Recruitment and Retention Specialist. The Distance TEP Recruiting and Retention Specialist will support the Early Childhood Distance Program and students (approximately 75% of FTE) and support Post Baccalaureate Distance students across all Education programs (approximately 25% of FTE). This position is customer service based, serving approximately 250 students, coordinating with education faculty and UMW campus offices, and partnering with community agencies.




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:

Kelly Graham, Recruitment Sprecialist
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
[email protected]

For additional information contact Jen Gilliard @ 406-683-7177 or by email @ [email protected].  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 65 full-time 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).

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