Career Development Coordinator, Davidson Honors College

Updated: 6 days ago

The Davidson Honors College (DHC) at the University of Montana invites applications for our new Career Development Coordinator, beginning summer 2017. This is a full-time, Letter of Appointment, 12-month position, reporting directly to the Dean of the DHC. The Career Development Coordinator will serve as the leader of the DHC’s comprehensive effort to prepare our students for postgraduate success. A bachelor’s degree is required for this position, though preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree, extensive professional experience, or both.

Working collaboratively with the Dean of the DHC and other DHC faculty and staff, this position will be responsible designing, launching, and coordinating our new Career Development Program. The Coordinator will help our students identify potential career paths, and develop the credentials, skills, and experiences necessary to pursue those career paths. The position will leverage a growing network of recruiters, alumni, supporters, and other academic and professional contacts in order to connect students with promising research, internship, and employment opportunities. Other responsibilities associated with this position include, but or not limited to: recruitment of DHC students to the Career Development Program, career coaching, resume critique, interview preparation, hosting recruiting events and professional development, and effectively tracking postgraduate placement data.

In all respects, the Career Development Program is meant to serve honors students from all majors on the University of Montana campus by allowing them to connect their academic passions with postgraduate success. The Coordinator will also be responsible for interfacing with existing resources at the University of Montana, including UM Career Services, Internship Services, and other career development programs in Colleges and Schools across campus.

The successful candidate will exhibit a deep dedication to promoting student success, be capable of excellent service to students from diverse backgrounds with diverse academic and professional interests, flourish in a collaborative environment, enjoy networking, understand current employment trends and opportunities, and have a deep appreciation for the innovative, interdisciplinary spirit of the Davidson Honors College. The successful candidate will also have excellent writing skills and oral communication and outreach skills, a strategic mindset, and an interest in making data-informed decisions.

The Davidson Honors College serves as a center and a symbol of the University's commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. As part of its mission, the DHC: offers an enriched academic experience - both inside and outside the classroom - for outstanding students of all majors; promotes intellectual, personal, and professional development of all students; fosters an appreciation of civic values; and provides support for instructional innovation in order to produce the best possible teaching and learning environment for our students and faculty.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent communication skills in private, small group, and large group settings
  • Basic appreciation for honors education and ability to convey that value to employers
  • The ability to work and solve problems collaboratively
  • Ability to collect and analyze data related to postgraduate placement of DHC students
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Master’s degree, substantial professional experience, or both
  • Experience with students from diverse backgrounds with diverse academic and professional interests
  • Familiarity with corporate networking and recruiting
  • Application review will begin on July 17, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

    • Letter of Interest - addressing the stated required skills for the position
    • Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
    • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

    The University of Montana is one of the nation's outstanding public universities, committed to liberal arts education, research, and strong professional programs. Few universities offer a setting with such spectacular beauty and recreational resources.  The American Institute for Economic Research recently ranked Missoula, a culturally vibrant city of more than 70,000, among the top 10 college towns . Mountains surround the area, which supports vibrant outdoor lifestyle year round. Missoula is within easy driving distance of Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, as well as innumerable national wilderness areas.  Skiing, fishing, hunting, river-running, and backpacking are all easily accessible.  Missoula also hosts an enriching arts and cultural scene, plentiful farmers markets from May through October, and a fare-fee bus system.

    The Davidson Honors College offers the intensive learning environment of a small liberal arts and sciences college within a larger research university. The Davidson Honors College is open to students of any major and provides special opportunities for students to enhance their learning and leadership skills within and outside the classroom. To learn more about the Davidson Honors College (DHC), please visit the DHC website . 

    Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, 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 UM-M 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 UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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