The Montana Center for Inclusive Education is a unique public service unit of Montana State University Billings. Established in 1947 to provide services for individuals with disabilities in Montana, the Center currently provides professional development opportunities to educators and direct service providers, and technical assistance to schools and agencies. All activities are open to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education. Center staff also provide direct services to children through identification and remediation of hearing problems, to students with disabilities by delivering pre-employment transition services, and to Social Security beneficiaries who are interested in work by providing benefits counseling.
The Director of the Montana Center reports to the Dean of the College of Education. The Director’s main duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Overseeing all Montana Center projects including coordinating activities involving multiple projects.
Coordinating the resource development activities of the Montana Center, including grant and contract writing.
Supervising all Montana Center project staff, ensuring that personnel evaluations are completed and that they receive appropriate professional development.
Coordinating Montana Center project staff attendance and presentations at state, regional, and national conference relevant to the overall Montana Center development and attainment of program goals and objectives.
Overseeing the fiscal activities of the Montana Center and coordinating the fiscal monitoring activities with the administrative assistant and with the Office of the Dean of the College of Education.
Recommending to the Dean all budgets and contracts for the operation of all projects.
Acting as liaison for activities between the Montana Center and the College of Education and Montana State University Billings.
Participating on boards and committees related to Montana Center activities.
Working with the Dean to conduct long-term goal setting and strategic planning for the Montana Center for Inclusive Education.
Ensuring Montana Center personnel’s familiarity and compliance with Montana State University Billings administration and academic policies and procedures.
Participating and contributing to departmental, college, and university accreditation.
Master’s degree in general or special education, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, or other related field
Successful administrative experience in school programs, rehabilitation programs, or clinical programs for individuals with disabilities
Success in grant preparation, procurement, and management
Successful work with business and industry, as well as state and federal departments/agencies
Interest and competency in research and development related to general and special education, counseling and rehabilitation services, transition, and employment for individuals with disabilities
Knowledge of state and federal laws governing services to persons with disabilities
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally
Doctorate in general or special education, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, or other related field
Successful university level administration
Experience in working with education and allied health faculty in the areas of teaching, research, community service, and internships
Experience in working with traditionally underserved populations, such as American Indians, in the delivery of services to individuals and their families
Knowledge and experience in budget preparation and management
Interest and knowledge in providing outreach to constituents via technology including interactive television, the Internet, and web-based programs
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
Montana State University Billings is a comprehensive public four-year higher education institution located in Montana's largest population center, whose faculty is actively engaged in teaching, research, creative endeavors and public service. MSU Billings is unique in that it is one of a select few higher education institutions that also boasts an embedded two-year community college.
The Univ...ersity opened in 1927 and was initially called Eastern Montana State Normal School at Billings and was established to prepare teachers for elementary schools in eastern Montana. MSU Billings has grown, with the city of Billings and Yellowstone County, into the major urban comprehensive higher education center of south central and eastern Montana. The University campus consists of four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Allied Health Professions. Seven miles west of the University campus sits City College at MSU Billings, which serves the comprehensive two-year mission of the university.