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The Montana University System and Reach Higher Montana are partnering to celebrate all Montana High School Seniors who plan to commit to their post-secondary plans. Please encourage every high school senior you know to visit ReachHigherMontana.org/classof2020 to learn more. All resources for student participation can be found at this website. We want to make sure all Montana high school students can participate. Here are two quick, easy ways for your students to join the fun. Email the following to: Classof2020@ReachHigherMontana.org
All materials are due no later than midnight on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Materials may also be mailed to: Reach Higher Montana, 40 West 6th Avenue, Helena, MT 59601. All submissions received by Friday, April 10th, will be eligible for early bird drawings! Winners will be posted on ReachHigherMontana.org and will be shared on social media. Students who send in a video or email will be entered into a random drawing for prizes including a $500 scholarship, a laptop and more!
We know there is great uncertainty in these times. We also know that students may not have the technology resources to participate. As such, we hope you will assist them as much as possible. Please help us spread the word about this great opportunity by sharing this information with your students and their families via email and social media.
How your schools can participate:
College Access Manager
Educational Talent Search
Montana University System
ACT is offering digital learning and workforce resources to assist students, teachers, schools and workers impacted by COVID-19.
We’re committed to serving community needs during this challenging time. The resources below are adaptable for use in home, through online learning and in workforce settings. Bookmark this page to stay on top of the ever-changing landscape as new resources and announcements are added. To see a full list of updates and resources visit the link below:
SAT / THE COLLEGE BOARD UPDATES
Below you will find a summary updates relating to at-home digital AP exam and the AP Classroom supports. The full details of the update can be found on the AP Central Coronavirus Updates page.
At-Home Digital Exams:
MCAN Executive Director Role Description
The Montana College Attainment Network is a diverse set of nonprofit, state government, higher and K12 education- based partners who work to support postsecondary attainment for all Montanans. The Executive Director is the primary contractor for this dynamic network and is responsible for advancing the mission of the network, strengthening industry partnerships and communicating the importance of meeting Montana’s workforce demands for credentialed, and degree holding citizens. This role has several primary responsibilities related to achieving the mission of the organization and advancing its goals. This document is not the exhaustive list of all possible duties, but is a broad overview of the work. This role will be part of a core team of MCAN employees and board leadership, including an AmeriCorps VISTA, a network manager, an accountant and board chair who will collectively work to move MCAN to its exciting next phase.
A unique role
*Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Amy Verlanic, MCAN Board President (email@example.com) by Friday, April 10th, 2020.
For more information visit: http://mtcollegeaccess.org/ or call 406-496-4289
NACAC Update: Coronavirus Outbreak
MORE INFORMATION @ https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/press-releases/nacac-update-coronavirus/
(Updated March 17, 2020) -- NACAC is closely monitoring the evolving news about the coronavirus (COVID-19). This webpage provides updates on how the virus impacts NACAC members and other college counseling and admission professionals as well as students and families.
NACAC Programs, Events, and Conferences
Participant safety is a priority at all NACAC programs, events, and conferences, and we are closely watching news regarding the coronavirus outbreak. Updates will be posted here and also communicated to NACAC members and key audiences.
This is a dynamic situation and we are sensitive to concerns about travel and large gatherings. We are working diligently to learn and share with you as much as possible to ensure smooth and safe planning and programming.
College Admission Process
As a service to students and families, NACAC has created an online tool that is a central resource on changes to the college admission process due to the coronavirus outbreak. The tool includes information from colleges and universities nationwide on campus closures, deposit deadlines, and other admission-related changes.
The tool updates automatically in realtime as we receive input from postsecondary institutions. Please share the link widely: nacacnet.org/college-admission-status-coronavirus
In general, NACAC encourages flexibility with deposit deadlines and other admission-related issues that may be impacted by the outbreak. Open communication between counselors and admission officers about disruptions and possible accommodations is encouraged. For example:
Study Abroad Programs
The Centers for Disease Control issued recommendations that institutions of higher education cancel or postpone foreign exchange or study abroad programs. See this list of study abroad programs canceled or altered for Spring 2020.
The IBO, which administers the International Baccalaureate program, provides updates on its website regarding the cancellation of planned events, school closures, and extensions for coursework deadlines.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
Thank you for all your team efforts & stay healthy from the MPSEOC Team
2020 Board of Director Meetings
Due to the World Health Organization declaring the COVID-19 a global pandemic and several of the Montana Tribes limiting travel and group gatherings, we regret to inform you that the 2020 Montana Tribal College Fairs have been canceled. We are saddened to share this news, as we look forward to this team event with all of you each year. Due to this happening with only two weeks before this circuit, we recognize that this is an inconvenience and unfortunate for us all. The health and safety of everyone who participates in this event is our top priority.
We appreciate your collaboration and service to students. In an effort to try and keep this partnership and service growing, we are still brainstorming ideas with our teams. We will be back in touch soon with more details about any alternative options and registration details.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, as we all learn together in this new realm. Should you have any questions, please contact us. We appreciate your team efforts and welcome any ideas for continued collaboration.
Please stay safe and healthy during this unique time.
MPSEOC & The Montana Tribal College Team
Full Description (PDF)
Miles Community College is seeking a dynamic, goal-oriented, self-driven Admissions Counselor. This position is responsible for the College’s recruitment efforts, which includes travel to college fairs and high school visits, conducting campus tours, coordination of Preview Days and campus visits, and communications with prospective and new students of all ages, backgrounds, and academic interests.
This position requires an associate’s degree with a bachelor’s degree preferred. Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook along with excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work independently are required. Previous experience in sales, college recruiting, or marketing is preferred. Previous experience with Banner preferred. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software experience preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and have the ability to travel long distances, drive at night and in inclement weather, lift 40 pounds, work occasional evenings and weekends, obtain a passport, and present oneself in a professional manner.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, résumé, list of three references, unofficial college transcripts, and a completed MCC Employment Application and Background Check Information Form to Carrie Preller, Human Resources Specialist, Miles Community College, 2715 Dickinson Street, Miles City MT 59301 or
For email correspondence write to:
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
MORE INFROMATION | https://www.milescc.edu/Employment/
Montana Career Pathways & Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Brief Position Overview
The Program Coordinator position is a (.75 FTE) year-round position that is contingent on annual grant funding. The grant has been successfully funded year after year since 2011. The Coordinator provides leadership and coordination for the development and administration of the Montana Career Pathways and Dual Enrollment programs as directed by the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education for Great Falls College MSU. This position will manage all of the objectives, activities, and evaluations required in the Strengthening the Montana Career Pathways grant as directed by the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education.
Duties and Responsibilities
MORE INFORMATION | https://jobs.gfcmsu.edu/postings/1288