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Montana Tech Director, TRIO Talent Search in Butte, Montana

Director, TRIO Talent Search

Full-Time

Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

Applications received by February 16, 2024 will be guaranteed full review and consideration.  Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

The Director will organize and administer all aspects of the Montana Technological University TRIO Talent Search program, including but not limited to;

• Assume leadership of Talent Search program, provide administrative oversight to program operations

• Develop, execute, monitor and evaluate the six standardized project objectives of grant

• Establish, monitor, and administer funds of grant

• Collect student achievement data through collaboration with staff, target schools and data warehouses at OPI and

OCHE as well as National Student Clearinghouse

• Hold responsibility that all 510 student files (both digital and hard copy) are in federal compliance

• Create and submit the annual performance report in compliance with federal regulation as well as create school level

annual reports that address local administrators' points of interest.

• Identify, select, train, and supervise the work of a Talent Search Coach in each of the target schools

• Provide leadership for effective parental and community involvement

• Ability to work weekends and evenings

Required Qualifications:

The Director will organize and administer all aspects of the Montana Technological University TRIO Talent Search program, including but not limited to;

• Assume leadership of Talent Search program, provide administrative oversight to program operations

• Develop, execute, monitor and evaluate the six standardized project objectives of grant

• Establish, monitor, and administer funds of grant

• Collect student achievement data through collaboration with staff, target schools and data warehouses at OPI and  OCHE as well as National Student Clearinghouse

• Hold responsibility that all 510 student files (both digital and hard copy) are in federal compliance

• Create and submit the annual performance report in compliance with federal regulation as well as create school level  annual reports that address local administrators' points of interest.

• Identify, select, train, and supervise the work of a Talent Search Coach in each of the target schools

• Provide leadership for effective parental and community involvement

• Ability to work weekends and evenings

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's degree in Counseling, Education, Psychology, Student Personnel, Public Administration, or related field

• Training and experience writing federal grants

• Experience and or connections within the Butte, Anaconda and Deer Lodge School Districts. Supervisory experience, providing professional development to staff

• 3 years responsibility in supervision and program management in higher education

• Experience in designating, managing, and implementing TRIO or similar programs

• Demonstrated ability to network with university departments and collaborate across programs

• Have a similar background to participants

• Experience using budget software

Physical Demands

• Ability to chaperone student field trips.

• Willingness to work extended hours during peak event times and annual performance reporting season

For full consideration application materials must be complete.  

Please include: 

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications,

  • Resume

  • Contact information for 3 professional references. 

     

    For full consideration application materials must be complete.

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

    Montana Tech 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 race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. 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 Tech 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. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.

    To claim veteran’s preference please complete the employment (veteran’s) preference form located on the employment page and email to humanresources@mtech.edu. You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

    Employment (veteran's) preference form

    To request an accommodation for the application or interview, please contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380; cisakson@mtech.edu

    Why Work at Tech?

    Help meet the changing needs of society by providing a transformative student experience by helping develop leaders for tomorrow by advancing science, engineering and technology.

    In addition, Montana Tech offers an attractive benefits package* which includes:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance with low deductibles and comprehensive coverage.

  • Generous employer contribution toward monthly health care benefits worth $6.08 per hour.

  • 5.9% retirement employer contribution for eligible employees

  • 11 Holidays per year

  • 3 weeks of Annual Leave to start

  • Generous sick leave policy that can be used for sick children, doctor and dentist appointments as well as bereavement.

  • 6 credits of coursework free per year (fees not included)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Reduced tuition for dependents after 4 months of employment for eligible employees

  • Employee Assistance and a Wellness Program

  • Optional Retirement Plan for eligible employees

  • Possible remote work days with supervisor approval and eligible positions.

    • Benefits are dependent on position type and terms and conditions of eligibility.

    Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.

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