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Montana State University Career Education Coach *Updated Screen Date* in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21093

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Lorraine Oakley at 406-994-4364 or

Classification Title Academic Advisor II

Working Title Career Education Coach Updated Screen Date

Brief Position Overview

Career, Internship & Student Employment Services provides opportunities for students to develop skills and strategies in defining their professional career path through our design life curriculum and pursue their interests and aspirations. We establish and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships with employers and provide them continuous learners who are adaptable and prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Position Number 4N1052 and 4N1345

Department Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success

Division Division of Student Success

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE

FTE 0.45

Benefits Eligible Not Eligible

Salary $16.00 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type Classified Hourly

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

Join a dynamic team in the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success where guiding students is a passion and privilege. In keeping with the mission, vision and principles of Montana State University, the state’s only public land grant institution, we are innovative and thoughtful leaders committed, in service, to advancing the future of others. We work closely with students, faculty and staff, employers, foundations, and other partners to create future focused outcomes. We use technology, metrics, and mindsets to shape our strategy and design life curriculum. We leverage the spirit of teamwork, hard work, and dedication to make our strategic plans become an operational reality.

Duties and Responsibilities

Career Education Coaches will:

  • Assist students with the skills and decoding necessary to pursue their interests and aspirations using a design life career education and professional development curriculum.

  • Facilitate the delivery of a design life career development curriculum through one-on-one and group appointments, clinics, classroom lectures and other professional development events.

  • As part of the design life process, holistically serve the student with developing their professional brand, through instruction of resume writing, interviewing skills and job and internship searching.

  • Ensure service excellence, soundness of practice and program metrics are achieved and client notes recorded to improve student outcomes.

  • Career Education Coaches will also help decode important information, ideas and tactics to help students receive the full benefit of their design life career and professional development while at MSU .

  • As part of the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success, assist with financial literacy, arranging free tutoring, and referrals to appropriate campus services.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or a combination of education and/or experience from which comparable skills are acquired.

  • Experience in student advising at the post-secondary level or experience with career/professional coaching.

  • Demonstrated experience in program delivery and with a high degree of professionalism.

  • Demonstrated technical competence using personal computers and various software such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software & relational databases with a willingness to learn additional department and MSU specific software and programs.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Master’s Degree, or combination of education and/or applicable experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree.

  • Experience facilitating and instructing small group workshops and classes.

  • Knowledge of trends in higher education, Human Resources, the economy and/or workforce development trends.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Possess a desire to work with college students.

  • Have a proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Possess sound decision-making skills.

  • Possess an enthusiastic approach and a high level of integrity.

  • Be experienced managing and maintaining confidential information.

  • Possess the ability to troubleshoot problems and have candid conversations.

  • Have the ability to represent the office in a professional manner and effectively communicate with diverse populations.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Maintain a fixed weekly schedule with flexibility to occasionally host events and interact with students during evenings and weekends.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Number of Vacancies 2

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on July 21,2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU ’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: ( .