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Program Coordinator II

Department: School of Outreach
Position: Part time (19 hours/week)
Wage: $14.14 to $16.00 per hour based on experience
Union Affiliation: MFPE
Posting Date:  December 2021


The University of Montana Western School of Outreach invites applications for a program coordinator to develop and implement workforce programs and services that promote career pathways and enhance the School of Outreach. Responsibilities include supporting distance students and faculty, generating new program ideas, and pursuing new funding opportunities. Student support includes informing current and prospective students about distance program requirements, admissions, and enrollment procedures. The position exercises some independence in identifying and pursuing new opportunities. This position does not have direct supervision of other staff; however, the position works closely with faculty and adjunct instructors to support students and implement programming ideas. The interactions require leadership and vision for effective project and personnel management. Some out-of-town travel may be required.

Required Qualifications  

  • Associate’s degree.
  • Evidence of strong communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and time-management skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office.
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Ability to support students and faculty—must demonstrate strong customer service ethic.
  • Ability to generate new funding streams (programs, grants, sponsors, etc.).
  • Ability to organize and coordinate workforce development programming.
  • Ability to track and analyze program metrics (inquiries, enrollments, expenses, revenue, etc.).
  • Ability to develop, track, and adhere to program budgets.
  • Ability to travel out of town up to five days a semester.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of certificate and associate-level programs and distance degree offerings.
  • Knowledge of workforce development needs and opportunities.
  • Knowledge of Perkins grant requirements.
  • Ability to work with other staff to develop program materials.


 To apply, send a resumé, cover letter addressing the position qualifications, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to:

Patti Lake, Personnel Officer
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT 59725-3598
[email protected]

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Anneliese Ripley by email @ or by calling 406-683-7309. 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. 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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