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Career Engagement Manager, College of Business

University of Montana
Job Location:
Missoula, 59812
Career Development and Services
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Job Description

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The College of Business invites applications for a Career Engagement Manager to join their team. As the Career Engagement Manager, you will have three major job functions: set up and execute College of Business (COB) employer fairs and networking events, engage students in the career development process, and facilitate communication and coordinating activities between the COB and employers, students, faculty and colleagues/offices across campus.  

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with COB faculty and student groups to design and execute employer fairs and networking events.
  • Develop, write, and edit high-quality written content, such as articles, blog posts, social media posts, and website copy, tailored for different platforms and audiences.
  • Advise students on career related issues via individual appointments and/or drop-in services.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Career Readiness and Employer Relations to plan academic year programming for the Business Leadership Scholars.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
Required Skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop and deliver innovative career programming/workshops.
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, while exercising sound judgment and decision making.
  • Ability to work independently, use discretion and be entrusted with confidential information.
  • Ability to think strategically and adapt to an everchanging environment in the employment marketplace.
  • Knowledge of online resources and emerging technologies impacting the job search market a plus.
  • Strong commitment to student success and customer service.
Minimum Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years of event planning experience.
  • One-year related work experience in student engagement and employment services or recruiting, human resources, corporate development or professional development and training.
  • Familiarity with corporate networking.
About the College of Business and UM

The College of Business at the University of Montana creates transformative, integrated and student-centric learning experiences, propelling our students to make immediate and sustained impact on business and society.  We nurture our students' innate work ethic to develop confident problem solvers and ethical decision makers.  We pursue thought leadership and collectively create opportunities for a better life for our students, faculty, and staff.

The University of Montana is a flagship research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and where three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.  The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Position Details

Position Title:                    Career Engagement Manager (Employment Services Coordinator I)

Position Number:              051470

Department:                       College of Business

Work Schedule:                 Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year

Salary:                                $21.541/hrCurrent employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and will minimally be this posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department.

Union Affiliation:               FOCUS-MFPE

Probationary Period:        Six months minimum

Benefits Include:               Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Monday, April 8, 2024 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials.

Please submit the following application materials** via the UM Jobs portal and by clicking "New Resume/CV" button.  Please do not apply through*.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

*Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application.  Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above. 

**Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

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