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Montana State University Part Time Career Education Coach in Bozeman, Montana

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Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 22379

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Lorraine Oakley


Classification Title Academic Advisor II

Working Title Part Time Career Education Coach

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 Multiple

Department Career Services

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 $20.49 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type Classified Hourly

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

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

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Multiple

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of a search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on March 21,2023; 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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