The Montana State University College of Nursing offers baccalaureate, an accelerated second degree option, and master’s degrees in nursing, and will begin offering the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) in the fall of 2013. We provide our single undergraduate curriculum to approximate 900 students in five locations across the state (Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Missoula, and Kalispell – a satellite of the Missoula campus) to better serve the needs of our students and the state health care system. The College has been nationally recognized for its work in rural nursing practice, theory development and research, and the preparation of health care providers to serve rural areas. The Caring for Our Own Program (CO-OP), a project to recruit and retain American Indian students in nursing, is a national model for such work.
This position is situated on the College’s Kalispell campus (near the Kalispell Regional Medical Center). The Kalispell campus, hosting 40 students, receives all of its lecture courses via distance technologies (videoconference or web-based platforms). Students participate in simulated learning experiences using high fidelity manikins as well as clinical experiences in the greater Flathead Valley area.
The Kalispell Site Coordinator assists with the leadership and management of the Kalispell campus faculty, staff, students, as well as College of Nursing equipment and leased facilities/space associated with that campus. The appointment as Kalispell Site Coordinator is for one academic year and is renewable. The site Coordinator is directly responsible to the Missoula Campus Director and works in collaboration with College’s senior management team. The person in this position also provides clinical instruction to students.
A complete position description can be found at: Site Coordinator Position Description
License or ability to become licensed as a registered nurse in Montana.
A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in administration.
Demonstrated strong oral and written skills necessary to
communicate with diverse audiences using various media.
Demonstrated proficiency with computers and educational technologies.
Management or leadership experience in nursing education.
Demonstrated success supervising students in a clinical learning environment
Experience as a nurse educator in a collegiate or university setting
An earned doctorate in nursing or higher education.
A demonstrated record of success in academic administration including budgetary, fiscal, and personnel management.
A demonstrated ability to motivate, manage, and foster the pursuit of excellence among faculty, staff, and students.
A record of successful engagement in community or public relations activities.
Evidence of successful experience working in a distributed / multi-site organizational structure.
Have a commitment to educate students and serve communities by integrating learning, discovery, and engagement; demonstrate a commitment to collaborative decision-making and increasing the role of under-represented groups in nursing; demonstrate an ability to establish effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators in the College and diverse constituents external to the College, and the ability to work collaboratively to develop a vision for the future of nursing education.
In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
This position MAY BE a Union position. Union membership is determined by the amount of work being contracted.
- Any position working 50% 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.org.
- Any position working less than 50% is not represented by the Union, and is not required to pay dues.
If the terms and conditions of the hire contracts change, the representational status of this position could be impacted.
Screening of applications will begin on May 20, 2013 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
To apply, submit all of the following:
(1) a letter of application addressing all of the above required and preferred qualifications, and
(2) a current curriculum vita, and
(3) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) current professional references.
An application packet addressing all the above requirements and qualification as listed is highly encouraged. Missing materials and information may not be requested and may result in your application not being considered for the position.
Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred, and must have the applicant's signature on the letter of application. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #13-302” in the subject line of the email.
Submit materials to:
- Kay LaFrance
- Assistant to the Dean
- College of Nursing
- Montana State University
- PO Box 173560
- Bozeman MT 59717-3560
In order to receive Veterans Preference during the application review process, it is highly recommended that the required forms are included at the time you submit your application materials. Click here for the forms and information regarding Veterans Preference. Important note : Your preference form is submitted to a different location than your application materials. A DD214 is not a required document.
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