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Program Manager: Bracken Center for Excellence

Montana State University Bozeman, MT
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
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Position Information

Announcement Number
STAFF - VA - 19334

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Susan Dana at 406-994-1776 or

Classification Title
Program Mgr

Working Title
Program Manager: Bracken Center for Excellence

Brief Position Overview

In this exciting and fast-paced position, you will help students develop their professional skills by managing the internship and career mentoring services of the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, coaching student clubs, administering the College's student professional development grants, and more.

Position Number

Jabs College of Business Instruct

The Bracken Center

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Contract Term
Fiscal Year


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Union Affiliation
Exempt from Collective Bargaining

1.0 (Aug-May) 0.5 (June-July)

Benefits Eligible

$16.716 - 20.895 - commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications. Rate of pay will be determined by the staff compensation plan. For questions contact

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Classified Hourly

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Position Details

General Statement

As part of its curriculum, the College emphasizes professional skills development in its students. One of the ways this is accomplished is through the services of the Gary K. Bracken Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Business Education.

The Bracken Center is the College's one-stop shop for students seeking resources related to internships, jobs, career mentoring, professional development, and extra-curricular activities such as student clubs, scholarships and study abroad opportunities.

The Program Manager of the Bracken Center oversees the Center's activities and reports to the Dean's office. While the Program Manager is engaged in a wide array of services to students, most of the Program Manager's time is spent managing and growing the College's internship/career mentoring and student professional development services. The Program Manager works closely with the College's students, faculty, staff and administrative team, and the University's Career, Internship & Student Employment Services office.

Duties and Responsibilities

+ Developing and managing relationships with alumni, employers, and MSU units to secure high quality internships and job opportunities for business students

+ Managing the College's internship program

+ Developing and executing employer recruiting events for business students

+ Promoting University and College employer recruiting events to business students

+ Advising individual business students on job and internship opportunities

+ Acquiring, maintaining and analyzing data on internship, job and other student outcomes

+ Developing and executing student professional development events

+ Assisting business student organizations with information on funding opportunities, finding guest speakers, networking, member recruitment, publicity, etc.

+ Managing the Center's student support processes including club funding, student professional development support, and study abroad scholarships

+ Participating in the College's student retention efforts

+ Planning and administering the Bracken Center budget

Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

+ Bachelor's degree in Business Education, Counseling, Communications or related field, or, an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

+ Demonstrated proficiency with Excel and/or other database tools.

+ Demonstrated experience in student services, career placement or related area.

+ Demonstrated experience managing budgets.

Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

+ Master's degree in Business, Education, Counseling, Communications, or related field.

+ Experience in business or management.

+ Event planning and/or project management experience.

+ Experience in promotions, including website, social media and print.

The Successful Candidate Will

+ Be personable, professional, and proactive

+ Enjoy frequent interactions and collaborations with students, faculty, staff and business professionals

+ Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

+ Possess excellent communication skills

+ Be skilled at multi-tasking

+ Require little supervision

+ Enjoy taking the initiative to improve existing and develop new programs

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

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

The Program Manager must be available to work occasional evenings. Occasional overnight travel to professional development conferences is also expected.

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.

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Screening of applications will begin on May 24, 2019, 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.

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 an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran's status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. 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.

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Montana State University


Bozeman, MT