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Flathead Valley Community College COVID Support Associate in Kalispell, Montana

COVID Support Associate

Human Resources


$16.00 - $20.00 per hour depending on experience; temporary, part-time, 20-30 hours per week, five days per week; anticipated to be a 6-12 month position; benefit-eligible. Hours are subject to review based on emergent needs.

Generous Benefits includes:
Health/Vision, Dental, Life/ADD & Long-term Disability Insurance: Generous Employer contribution toward the cost of this benefit
Vacation Leave: Earn up to 15 days per year
Sick Leave: Earn up to 12 days per year
Holiday Leave: 12 per year
Retirement: Participates in MT Public Employees Retirement System, and Employer match up to 7% for 403(b)
Tuition Waiver: Employee plus up to two legal dependents


Open until filled; however first review of applications received is September 14, 2020.

This position provides comprehensive support to Flathead Valley Community College campuses providing outreach and response for individuals impacted by COVID-19.

Facilitates the isolation of communicable disease cases and the quarantine of close contacts to communicable disease cases as needed to contain disease outbreaks
Collaborates closely with public health; utilizes reporting system and implements and follows guidelines
Conducts communicable disease contact tracing activities
Identifies and utilizes community resources designed to support students; makes referrals to outside agencies and services
Assists individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts for quarantine/isolation, food, and provisions of medical care
Conducts outreach to identify and engage community members around COVID-19; facilitates health education and behavior change strategies with individuals and groups
Assesses social determinants of health to assist individuals with COVID
Collaborates closely with the campus community and serves on committees such as the COVID Quick Response Team, Command Team, Residence Life Committee, and others.
Develops and participates in outreach programs, activities, and trainings; may develop and facilitate presentations for campus staff
Provides consultative assistance to faculty, staff and administration on COVID related matters
Collects, compiles, and maintains accurate records.
Evaluates the effectiveness of services and participates actively and with initiative in continuous improvement efforts to provide efficient and quality services
Maintains adherence to the legal and ethical standards and professional ethics and confidentiality of students
Creates and maintains a collaborative and collegial environment with colleagues, maintains effective working relationships, and actively participates in meetings.
May work an intermittent, flexible schedule including weekends and evenings and increased hours based on fluctuating needs
Performs other duties as assigned
Reports to the Executive Director of Human Resources/Chair COVID Quick Response Team

Bachelor’s degree in health, science, or social services related field; OR
Associate’s degree and two years of health, science, or social services work experience; OR
High School diploma or equivalent AND any combination of four years health, science, or social services work experience and/or education, AND
Valid Montana driver’s license with insurable driving record

Experience working in a college or university setting
Bachelor’s degree in health, science, social services and/or education related field.

Ability to perform duties independently, determine approaches and methods based on available resources, and solve routine problems independently
Ability to use judgment and initiative to solve more complex problems
Demonstrated ability to maintain records in a thorough and timely fashion
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team while adhering to standards of confidentiality, skills in case presentation and consultation, ability to be familiar with campus and community resources
Proficient computer skills and use of Microsoft or Google Office Suites, and basic understanding of student information systems and scheduling software
Ability to provide quality service and create a welcoming and supportive environment
Ability to work with students, colleagues, and supervisor in a collaborative and professional manner
Demonstrated communication, presentation, customer service and interpersonal skills
Ability to work within policies and procedures of FVCC
Demonstrated skill in creating and managing a work climate of collaboration, collegiality and teamwork
Ability to maintain effective and positive professional relationships with staff, students and public
Skill, dedication, and aptitude for working with student
Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds
Ability and willingness to serve as a representative for the College by interacting appropriately with the college community and community
Ability to follow and issue directions
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels
Ability to pass a driver’s license records check and maintain current Montana Driver’s License and a clean driving record
Ability to pass a criminal background check
Ability to respond in the event of an emergency
Ability to perform a Medium Duty job, according to the Selected Characteristics of Occupations Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, U.S. Department of Labor and Industry. Medium Duty involves exertion of 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds frequently, and/or up-to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at; paper submission of applications or resume materials are not accepted. FVCC does not retain application materials for future consideration.

Additionally, applicants are required to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application (NOTE: FVCC's applicant tracking system will time-out after 45 minutes of inactivity. Please have your documents ready to upload before you click the Apply button.) :

Letter of application indicating how you meet the minimum qualifications and detail your work experience as it relates to the position's Knowledge, Skills and Abilities; AND

A current, comprehensive resume; AND

Unofficial transcripts for ALL degrees held--if more than one transcript combined them and upload as one document. (As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will submit official transcripts for all degrees held to FVCC HR prior to hiring. Only transcripts from accredited institutions will be accepted.), AND

Three professional references, with complete contact information, must be provided on the application form. Professional references must be individuals most familiar with applicant's work experience, skills, and work behaviors and supervisory experience.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: FVCC is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action organization. It is FVCC's policy that all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, creed, political ideas, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran’s status, service in the uniformed services as defined by state and federal law, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry except as authorized by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs, as required by federal and state laws.

EMPLOYMENT SPONSORSHIP: FVCC is not able to sponsor individuals seeking employment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION'S, REFERENCE CHECKS, AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: Prior to any offers of employment, FVCC conducts thorough employment verifications and reference checks and may contact organizations and individuals not listed on an applicant's application or resume. Additionally, FVCC conducts post-offer criminal background checks.

FVCC BOARD POLICY: The FVCC Board Policy Manual is available to review at:

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: FVCC provides reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified individuals with disabilities during all phases of employment including the application and selection process. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE ACT: Preference applies in hiring and provides a uniform method by which special consideration is given to qualified Veterans. Veterans’ Preference laws do not, however, guarantee Veterans a job, nor do they give Veterans’ preference in internal actions such as promotion, transfer, reassignment, and reinstatement. I understand that applying for a preference is voluntary and that all information related to a preference is confidential and used only during the hiring process; the information will be maintained in a separate confidential file. To claim Veterans' Preference, you must complete the Veterans' Preference Form (form is available at: and email it along with document(s) that verify your eligibility for employment preference to Claims for Veterans' preference must be received by Human Resources prior to position closing date.

WINDFALL ELIMINATION PROVISION: Based on the Windfall Elimination Provision, I understand my employment may not be covered by Social Security. To learn more about the Windfall Elimination Provision click

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