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Montana State University Building Trades Division Director in Bozeman, Montana

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Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 22108

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Sarah Maki

Classification Title Faculty

Working Title Building Trades Division Director

Brief Position Overview

This Director of the Building Trades works closely with the faculty and staff at Gallatin College and MSU -Bozeman. The director will develop, implement, evaluate, and provide a comprehensive program of services in the Building Trades programs. Additionally, there are teaching responsibilities associated with this position. This position will support the development of new Building Trades focused programs and degrees or courses as the college grows. All responsibilities are carried out in compliance with state law, federal law, college policy and procedures and accreditation standards.

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track

Position Number 4B2137

Department Gallatin College Academic Support

Division Gallatin College

Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FTE Academic Year 1.0 FTE and Summer Months approx. 0.25 FTE. .80 FTE Annually.

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary range of $43,602 to $61,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type LOA

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Gallatin College is seeking a Building Trades Division Director. This Division Director oversees all Building Trades programs and their associated faculty. The Division Director has teaching responsibilities and will administer overall operations for the Building and Construction Trades programs and other programs as the Dean see’s appropriate. This is an annual contract with administrative and faculty contract duties.

Gallatin College at Montana State University ( MSU ) is Southwest Montana’s two-year college, offering associate degrees and one-year professional certificates. Gallatin College complements the four-year programs at MSU and ensures access to workforce development that promotes a vibrant local economy. Gallatin College strongly supports open access, affordability, and responsiveness to local needs.

The mission of Gallatin College’s Construction Trades Programs is to prepare students with the skills necessary for employment in the Gallatin Valley. Gallatin College provides a comprehensive, accessible, responsive, student-centered learning environment that facilitates and supports the achievement of individuals’ professional and personal goals, and enhances the development of Montana’s citizens, communities, and economy.

The journey to discovering your purpose may take many turns and we’ve been lucky to help our students on their own unique journeys. Our teachers and staff work closely with individual students to provide guidance, help them learn in their own ways, provide career advice and most importantly, ensure student success.

We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, hire, supervise and manage non-tenure track faculty to ensure quality of instruction meets industry and accreditation standards in accordance with college policies.

  • Teach a couple of courses a semester in any Building or Construction Trades course that is offered.

  • Be available to teach and support faculty and students during the evening hours and when needed.

  • Summer hours will also be required not more than 10 hours a week and those can be flexed.

  • Coordinate program activities alongside Gallatin College administration, faculty, and staff.

  • Develop and implement the request, purchase and maintenance of instructional equipment, lab space and supplies to ensure inventory control and efficiency for the program.

  • Foster positive student and industry relations, including coordination of the Construction Trades program’s Advisory boards.

  • Monitor and research national trends in a variety of trades related fields to ensure quality services and course offerings to a broad range of students.

  • Evaluate success of program on an annual basis to include student, alumni, and employer satisfaction, based on assessments of students, and employers.

  • Make needed improvements to the programs, which may include new programs or courses.

  • Recruit, retain, and graduate students according to college expectations.

  • Seek relevant industry certification that ensures quality and industry connection.

  • Prepare reports as necessary for internal and external review.

  • Serve on campus committees to foster a supportive institutional climate and an informed faculty and staff support network.

  • Oversees academic advising with student success team for students, from orientation to graduation.

  • Seeks industry accreditation for the program to ensure quality; assist in the improvement of the program and maintain relevance of education with the industry.

  • Implements student tracking systems, direct the collection of data at key points identified in the evaluation plan, including retention, graduation, and placement rates.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Associate degree in a building or construction related trade subject matter, or related field or relevant experience.

  • At least 3 years demonstrated experience in private and/or public industry in the building and construction Trades capacity.

  • Experience networking with local industry partners.

  • 3 years’ experience teaching or training in an educational setting or in industry setting..

  • Credentials or certifications required for your trades specialty.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in your industry specific software or CRM .

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.

  • Certification or equivalent in your related building or construction trades field.

  • Experience teaching in an educational setting.

  • Experience teaching and administration in a technical or community college.

  • Use of technology beyond basic computer skills.

  • Use of simulation technology for teaching-learning.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Commitment to two-year education that meets high academic standards and responds to student and industry needs.

  • Passion for teaching grounded in a love of one’s field and a commitment to student success.

  • Desire to innovate and to grow professionally and engage with the trades community and faculty.

  • Contribute to an effective work atmosphere by interacting positively and appropriately with students, co-workers, supervisors, visitors and community members.

  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to work positively with teams and individuals with diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and interests.

  • Willingness to participate actively in college activities beyond one’s field of expertise.

  • Membership in the appropriate industry associations.

  • Have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual diversity to the department.

  • Dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Evening work schedule and hours are required.

Special events and work during those special events will be required.

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.

Physical Demands

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.

The Program

The Building Trades Division incorporates a variety of construction trades programs.

The Department

These programs are part of Gallatin College.

The College

Gallatin College is Southwest Montana’s two-year college. Gallatin College is a college of Montana State University, that offers workforce programs at the Certificate of Applied Science and Associate levels. Additionally, Gallatin College offers Associate of Art, and Associate of Science degrees.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

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 mAY 4TH 2022; 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.

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.

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