Director of Bracken Business Communications Clinic, Montana State University

Our college is seeking a new Director for our business communication center. A brief description of Montana State University, our college, and the position is included below. If you are interested in learning more, I encourage you to look at the full posting ( and/or to contact me with questions at

Montana State University 

Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of nine academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 15,000 students, including approximately 2,000 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation.

MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, an extended community of about 70,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest. The Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport is served by several major airlines and is the busiest airport in the state.

Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Bozeman is listed as one of National Geographic’s “World’s 25 Best Ski Towns.” ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns – small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America’s most desirable university towns. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.


The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE)

The JJCBE offers a B.S. in Business with options in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing and a Master of Professional Accountancy degree. The College will be moving into a new building designed specifically for the College in summer 2015. The Bracken Business Communications Clinic (BBCC) is open to JJCBE students. The mission of the BBCC is to improve JJCBE students’ communication skills and professionalism. BBCC coaches accomplish this through one-on-one and small group appointments with students to provide support and feedback. The BBCC is managed by the Director.


BBCC Director Duties and Responsibilities

The selected candidate will be responsible for managing day-to-day BBCC operations, overseeing and developing coaches, teaching courses in the communication curriculum, collaborating with faculty to contribute to the JJCBE communication curriculum, and managing relationships between the BBCC and multiple constituencies. The appointment is 50% (.5) teaching and 50% (.5) administration of the BBCC. The selected candidate will report to the Director of Business Communications Curriculum and implement BBCC initiatives that support the curriculum goals of that person. The selected candidate will also connect to the larger writing and communication center communities to generate and test ideas to expand and improve the BBCC’s services in ways that further the College’s written and oral communication outcomes.