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The Life Scholars Program Director

Company: Jobleads
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Please see Special Instructions for more details. Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position(s) are filled. Applicants will be notified if their application is being retained in the hiring pool for up to two years. Announcement Number FAC - VA - 21029 For questions regarding this position, please contact: The LIFE Scholars Program Director works independently to lead, manage, and oversee all aspects of the LIFE Scholars program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at MSU as well as fulfills instructional responsibilities. Faculty Tenure Track No Faculty Rank Position Number 4B0025 Department Dean Educ/HHD Division College of Education, Health & Human Development Appointment Type Contract Term Fiscal Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date Union Affiliation AFMSU FTE 1.0 Benefits Eligible Salary Starting pay up to $65,000, compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience, achievement, and responsibilities of this position. Contract Type LOA If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open General Statement The LIFE Scholars Program Director works independently to lead, manage, and oversee all aspects of the LIFE Scholars program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at MSU as well as fulfills instructional responsibilities. This is a 1.0 FTE , 12 months/ per year position. Duties and Responsibilities Program Responsibilities: Administer all aspects of the LIFE Scholars program from application to course registration through graduation Assist with fundraising for LIFE Scholars in collaboration with the EHHD Dean and MSU Alumni Foundation Seek additional resources to support the LIFE Scholars program through federal and state grants Conduct program marketing and student recruitment for LIFE Scholars Plan and execute professional development and public education events to support the program Provide LIFE Scholars presentations to audiences as needed to communicate about the program Conduct ongoing evaluation of the program, students and peer partners; manage maintenance of records and participation data. Develop and coordinate communication and collaborate with MSU offices as needed (admissions, registrar, billing, financial aid, housing etc.) to continue to support and build the LIFE Scholars program. Oversee LIFE Scholars budget and account for spending in collaboration with the EHHD fiscal manager Organize and coordinate the MSU LIFE Scholars Community Advisory Committee, Community Advocates, and MSU LIFE Scholars Task Force; provide communication and conduct regular meetings Instructional Responsibilities: Conduct student interviews and orientation Lead in facilitating the inclusion of students into classes, campus activities and internship opportunities Develop person centered academic plans for each student Facilitate creating a "Circle of Support" for each student Provide training for and support faculty in the inclusion of LIFE Scholars in their classes with the development of audit agreements, regular communication, training and ongoing support Oversee academic advising of LIFE Scholars in collaboration with the MSU Advising Commons Conduct regular classes, seminars, workshops and/or advisory meetings with students in the LIFE Scholars program Oversee and supervise training of LIFE Scholars peer partners Oversee planning and development of LIFE Scholar activities and events schedule Supervise student interns earning credit for involvement with LIFE Scholars Supervise Project Search internships and job coaching affiliated with the LIFE Scholars program Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills Teacher certification in Special Education Master's Degree in special education or related field 3 or more years of experience working with, teaching, and/or mentoring adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities Program Management Experience Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills Experience managing and/or independently overseeing a program for disabled adults. Experience managing employees and/or student interns. Knowledge of and a working relationship with community agencies, and social service providers. The Successful Candidate Will Conduct administrative duties professionally and ethically Have the skills to instruct and supervise students to support them in graduation efforts Conduct community outreach in a manner that builds community relationships and professionally promotes LIFE Scholars program. Attend professional development conferences and training as appropriate and needed Participate in College of EHHD functions and events as appropriate. Position Special Requirements/Additional Information Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funding. The position for which you have applied MAY BE a Union position. Union affiliation is determined by job duties and the collective bargaining unit. Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Any position that is .5 FTE or more is represented by the Associated Faculty of Montana State University ( AFMSU ). Faculty covered by AFMSU must begin paying either membership dues or representation fees within thirty (30) days of hire. This is a condition of employment. Additional information can be found at AFMSU or by emailing AFSMU . Any position less than .5 FTE is not represented by the Union and is not required to pay dues.If the FTE changes during employment, the representational status of this position could be impacted.Exceptions: Anyone having successfully completed a PEI exam or any faculty working in Extension are exempt from the Union Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver's licence and have acceptable driving record (less than 12 points), or have other reliable means of transportation. Do NOT send a copy of the driver's license. 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. The Program The College of EHHD is creating a program designed to give individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to have a college experience that provides academic training, social engagement, and career preparation. This opportunities does not otherwise exist in Montana for this group of high school graduates. The program, currently being piloted is in need of leadership to oversee all aspects of the program, and who has demonstrated experience working with and teaching individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Department The position is affiliated with EHHD Dean's Office. The College The mission of the College of Education, Health and Human Development ( EHHD ), is to prepare highly qualified professionals through exemplary programs, advance knowledge about education, health, and human development, and serve the people of Montana and the nation through outreach and practical application of its expertise. Our college is home to a wide variety of programs that fulfill Montana's land grant mission of providing services to the people of Montana and beyond. We train teachers for elementary and secondary classrooms. We support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. We help soldiers and other professionals become teachers. We partner with leaders on Native American reservations to develop ways to lead healthy life styles and improve education for children and adults. We educate families on how to make healthy nutrition and physical activities choices. Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position(s) are filled. Applicants will be notified if their application is being retained in the hiring pool for up to two years. Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be: Screening of applications will begin on May 17, 2021; and will continue to be accepted until an adequate pool is established. Special Instructions Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position(s) are filled. Applicants will be notified if their application is being retained in the hiring pool for up to two years. 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 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 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: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ . Cover Letter addressing Each of the Required and Preferred QualificationsResume OR Curriculum Vitae Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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