The University of Montana
Missoula, MT, United States
May 18, 2023
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Staff Vacancy Announcement
invites applications for
Family Resource Specialist
. The Family Resource Specialist position works under the supervision of the Family-to-Family Health Information (F2FHIC) Center Coordinator. This person is an individual with experience as a family member of a child with chronic, physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition that requires health and related services beyond that required by children generally.
They will locate resources, research answers to family and provider questions, provide families with practical support, organize resources, and help with other projects as directed by the Center Coordinator. This person will also foster relationships and partnerships to help families effectively navigate the systems.
Contribute to planning and implementation of F2FHIC events, in-person and virtual.
Write, edit and review emails to families, professionals and partners.
Create tip sheets and other resources for families, professionals and partners.
Actively participate on local, state, regional or national level committees and boards as assigned by the F2FHIC Coordinator, providing the voice of experience as a family member/caregiver of a child with chronic, physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition that requires health and related services beyond that required by children generally.
Input demographic data create and print reports using Salesforce.
Participate in the ongoing strategic planning and plan implementation for the F2FHIC.
Assist families in linking and advocating for appropriate services, in and out of traditional systems.
Will supervise volunteers and nursing students to ensure that deadlines are met and provide check ins. They will also familiarize volunteers and nursing students with the F2FHIC mission, policies and procedures.
Proficient computer use – MS Excel, Outlook, and Word, PowerPoint, Zoom
Excellent interpersonal communication (written/verbal) and professional collaboration skills.
Strong initiative, ability to self-manage time, and independence with complex task completion.
Ability to modify communications for diverse audiences.
Ability to think critically and creatively to solve problems and make decisions, both in group settings and independently
Minimum Required Experience
High School diploma, or equivalency, with equivalent work experience.
Bachelor’s degree with equivalent work experience.
Experience as a family member/caregiver of a child with chronic, physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition that requires health and related services beyond that required by children generally.
Experience in navigating any of the child and family-serving systems and assisting family members who are involved with the child and family serving systems.
About the Rural Institute and UM
Rural Institute: We build access and opportunity for people with disabilities through education, research, evaluation, and service.
The University of Montana is a flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000 people, surrounded by mountains and where three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.
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 five
priorities for action
: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.
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Family Resource Specialist (Program Coordinator II)
Part-time, 0.40 FTE
Monday through Friday (Hours vary), 12 months/year
Six months minimum
Pro-rated annual and sick leave;
Public Employees Retirement (PERS) optional
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the 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).
Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Website : https://www.umt.edu