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Reception and Planning, Office of the President
MISSOULA MT 59801
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  Job posted:   Tue Apr 17, 2018
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Reception and Planning, Office of the President
Job Description
**The Office of the President** invites applications for the **Reception and Planning** (Administrative Associate II) position to performs administrative, financial, and clerical work in support of the department; including but not limited to: creating/editing correspondence, overseeing multiple work schedules, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, reconciling bills, running and formatting reports, and providing more complex information to internal and external customers. The person in this position is under the general supervision of the Operations and Engagement Manager.
The person in this position also provides reception, acting as the first point of contact for the President's Office. The position is highly visible and people-oriented, so the person in this position must possess skills to tactfully and diplomatically respond to a variety of clientele both internal and external to the President's Office. The person in this position handles a high volume of phone, email, and in-person contacts for the Office of the President. Work is both task and project oriented, and is generally recurring, often cyclical. Work requires interpretation, discretion, and judgment to resolve day-to-day problems. Decisions will be made according to President's Office guidelines and University policy and procedures.
The person in this position supports the President's Office by providing mid-level and some in-depth information regarding the President's Office and the University. Researches problems and gathers information, presenting it in various formats to facilitate management's planning or decisions. This person in this position may also be responsible for website updates and maintenance; help coordinate events, which may include scheduling rooms and/or guest speakers and arranging for routine materials such as technology needs and refreshments; and help coordinate travel arrangements.
The person in this position oversees the work of two student employees assigned to the Office of the President, and frequently assigns them tasks and tracks their progress in getting those assignments accomplished, all in consultation with their supervisor.
This position requires incumbent to develop a working knowledge of department and the duties performed by others in the unit; develop working knowledge of the University of Montana policies, procedures, practices and resources; develop a working knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations; develop working knowledge of basic supervisory skills; and develop working knowledge of Banner and UMDW for data viewing, collection, and entry.
# Required Skills
* Demonstrated skill in customer service and listening and oral communication.
* Ability to handle customer needs, conflicts and difficult situations in a timely and orderly manner.
* Ability to problem solve and make sound decisions using good judgment, tact and sensitivity.
* Strong organization, coordination, and time-management skills.
* Ability to gather and process fiscal and programmatic information.
* Ability to interpret existing policies and procedures.
* Intermediate computer skills in word processing and data entry.
* Skill in the use of operating basic office equipment; such as copier, scanner, fax machine.
* Knowledge of general office procedures and practices.
* Ability to maintain the confidentiality of records and information.
* Ability to create, compose, and edit simple and complex written materials.
* Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.
* May require knowledge of basic advising, strong computer/presentation background, experience with website management software, event planning experience, basic accounting skills, and/or knowledge of basic payroll practices.
# Minimum Required Experience
* High school diploma (or equivalency) in addition to two (2) years of related experience; or any combination of experience and education that provides the competencies necessary to successfully handle the duties and responsibilities assigned to the position.
# About UM, the Office of the President, and Missoula
"For 125 years, the University of Montana has been "a gem in the crown of the continent" - one of the wildest places in the world. Its character mirrors the character of those who come to UM to teach, learn, grow and thrive. We are passionate, resilient and an embodiment of western spirit ()."
The mission of the President's Office staff is to support the President's initiatives and to assist the University in fulfilling its overall mission. The staff strives to maintain open lines of communication by responding to the inquiries and concerns of students, employees and members of the public. Their goal is to create a friendly, approachable and positive environment for all.
The University of Montana provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. 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 essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.
**To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.**
* University of Montana
* Video: UM Lifestyles
* University Highlights
* City of Missoula
* Video: There's This Place
* Destination Missoula
* Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
* The State of Montana
* Visit Montana
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# Position Details
**Position Title:** **Reception and Planning (Administrative Associate II)**
**Position Number:** **000140**
**Department:** Office of the President
**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:** **$11.692/hr** - _Current employee's rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and may be different from the posted salary.__For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department._
**Union Affiliation:** none
**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 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).
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# How to Apply
**Application Deadline:****Thursday, April 26, 2018**
Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin on Friday, April 27, 2018. To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below
**A complete application Includes:**
1. **Letter of Interest** - addressing your qualifications and experience related the stated required skills for the position.
2. **Detailed Resume** - listing education and describing work experience.
3. **Professional References** - names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
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*Job Location:* Missoula, Montana, United States
*Position Type:* Full-Time/Regular
*Tracking Code:* 1940-254

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