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Director of Cosmetology, Helena College

Helena College University of Montana
Job Location:
Helena, 59601
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Job Description

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Helena College University of Montana a comprehensive two-year college, provides access to and support of high quality lifelong educational opportunities for our diverse community. Helena College is seeking qualified applicants who wish to become part of a dynamic and creative team for a full-time position as a Director of Cosmetology.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Dean/CEO and serving as a member of the campus academic leaders’ team, the Director of Cosmetology will provide overall administrative direction and coordination of the cosmetology program. Provides direct supervision for cosmetology faculty, both full-time and part-time, and manages the Salon at Helena College. Must hold a Montana cosmetology instructor license to serve as both substitute and salon instructor.

General Administration
  • Official representative for the Cosmetology Department throughout the College.
  • Ensure all accreditation standards are met and maintained.
  • Ensure the requirements mandated by the Montana Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists are met. Prepare reports as needed for the State of Montana.
  • Work with faculty to review and revise curriculum and ensure academic catalog and website are accurate.
  • Complete assessment process to develop, promote, and evaluate programs to achieve goals.
  • Develop and administer assigned budget allocation and other long-range planning details to achieve department objectives.
  • Interpret and implement the administration policies, rules, regulations, and recommendations of the College.
  • Hold faculty/staff meetings for team building, idea generation, training, and advisement on college procedures and regulations.
  • Participate in the governance and committee work of the College as necessary.
  • Management of salon operations to fulfil academic mission and operate as a sustainable service for the community.
  • Serve as substitute classroom instructor in the case of faculty absence to ensure continuity of schedule.
  • Serve as salon instructor as necessary.
  • Ordering and maintaining of all equipment and supplies for the program.
Student Interaction
  • Coordinate and supervise the admission of students into the program.
  • Assist with the recruitment of students.
  • Support College advising of cosmetology students.
  • Serve as point of contact for student inquiries and concerns.
Personnel Supervision
  • Orient, guide, assign, and evaluate all cosmetology faculty.
  • Recommend faculty appointments and evaluate all full-time and part-time instructors.
  • Compute faculty load and plan teaching assignments.
  • Resolve staff and/or student problems in cosmetology program.
  • Provide opportunities for training and conference attendance.
Community Outreach and Relations
  • Maintain open communication with Montana Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
  • Serve as primary contact and develops relationships with business, industry, other educational providers, and community agencies.
  • Provide leadership in securing external funding for the Cosmetology Program.
  • Maintain an active industry advising board to guide the program.
Supervises all instructors in the cosmetology program. While serving as salon instructor will also be supervising the work of students performing services for the public as part of the learning process.
Reports to the Dean/CEO and supervises both full-time and adjunct cosmetology instructors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must have an active Montana cosmetology instructors’ license, or the ability to obtain by January 1, 2025
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience working in the cosmetology industry.
  • Management experience in all facets of running a salon and supervising employees.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and work in an active salon environment.
  • Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Excel
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience administering an academic program
  • Knowledge of State of Montana procurement procedures
Benefit and Salary Information

$70,000 annual salary.

Benefits include a comprehensive and competitive group benefits package
including medical and life Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, full tuition
waiver for employee, partial tuition waiver for dependents, professional
development, and wellness program.

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2024 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Review of applications will begin after date above and continue until the position is filled.
Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration.
Please submit the following application materials** via the 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. Three (3) professional references - names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Incomplete applications may not be considered.
New employees must be eligible to work lawfully in the United States. This position is
not eligible for visa sponsorship.

*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.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, 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 Helena College 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).

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