Montana Brewers Association

Flathead Valley Community College looking for: Program Director, Brewing

Posted On October 13, 2015

Flathead Valley Community College is an outstanding public community college located on a beautiful campus in Kalispell, Montana with panoramic views of the northern Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park. Our vision is to improve lives through learning, and the trustees, faculty and staff are dedicated to values that foster and preserve the spirit of our College and promote and support the well-being and economic development of the communities we serve.

The College is seeking applicants to fill the position of Program Director, Brewing

This position is full-time professional, salaried. The pay range is $39,000 to $60,000 and is augmented by a competitive, fringe benefits package. Anticipated start date is January 4, 2016.

Please see attached position description for more information about the areas of responsibility and minimum, required qualifications.

You must apply online at If this is the first time you are using our online job application, you need to create an account with a Username and Password. After creating an account, click on the “Build Job Application” link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. This position is open until filled, however we anticipate review of applications to begin ASAP.

We ask that you submit the following application materials (may be added as attachments to on line application)

A cover letter indicating exactly how you meet the required qualifications.

A current, comprehensive resume.

Transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended.  (Copies of transcripts are acceptable now; however, official transcripts will be required at time of employment offer.) Only transcripts from accredited colleges or universities will be used for employment considerations.

Names, addresses, phone numbers of three professional references.

NOTE:  For a step by step guide on how to apply using the online application process, click on this link to the Online Employment Application Guide.


JOB TITLE: Program Director, Brewing

DEPARTMENT: Educational Services

PAY GRADE: 50-54

PAY RANGE: $39,000 – $60,000 depending on education and experience, full-time, 12 months per     year, benefit eligible


Flathead Valley Community College is an outstanding public community college located on a beautiful campus in Kalispell, Montana with panoramic views of the northern Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park. Our vision is to improve lives through learning, and the trustees, faculty and staff are dedicated to values that foster and preserve the spirit of our college and promote and support the well-being and economic development of the communities we serve. The new Brewing Science and Brewery Operations program was created to prepare graduates for careers in the brewing industry through coursework and hands-on training in brewing science, technology, and brewery operations. This position will design, facilitate and implement brewing science and brewery operations, assist with curriculum development; support the college by providing leadership to the production activities; monitor brewing facilities and equipment; and assist with planning, budget and purchasing for both curriculum and non- curriculum activities. Anticipated start date of January 4, 2016.


  • Administers the Brewing Science and Brewery Operations program including, but not limited to; student intake, teaching, advising, curriculum review and development, and brewery operation.
  • Provides career-oriented instruction and support to students in such areas as practical brewing, brewhouse processes, cellar processes, packaging, sensory evaluation, safety, and sanitation to assist them in brewing program and operations.
  • Recruits and coordinates adjunct and full-time faculty to meet the instructional requirements of the program.
  • Oversees operation and use of the campus brewing facility; maintains production equipment and supplies.
  • Convenes and works with Brewing Science and Brewery Operations advisory committee, inaccordance with the guidelines for Career and Technical programs at FVCC.
  • Conducts regular reviews of program and curricula, and revises content in conjunction with appropriate FVCC staff, faculty and advisory committee members.
  • Advises students according to established guidelines
  • Fosters positive student, staff and community relations
  • Maintains and submits instructional records in accordance with requirements and participates in assessment activities
  • Maintains professional ethics and confidentiality of students in accordance with applicable laws and policies
  • Remains current in practices, trends and research related to areas of assignment
  • Develops and maintains professional networks and relationships with brewing community
  • Attends meetings and participates in student and/or program assessment
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Associate’s degree or higher in a brewing science-related field (e.g., chemistry, microbiology, physics, biology) or completion of a professional or university-affiliated brewing program.
  • Three years’ work experience as a Brewmaster, Head Brewer, Brewing Supervisor or Operations
  • Manager at a commercial brewing facility.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry, Microbiology, Fermentation Science or related field.
  • Three years documented work experience in an industry-notable brewing facility.
  • Master Brewer certification
  • Experience working with instructional technology
  • Higher education teaching experience
  • Experience working with advisory boards


  • Ability to effectively teach content material in using a variety of instructional methods to facilitate student learning
  • Ability and willingness to serve as a representative for the College by interacting appropriately with the community
  • Ability to work within policies and procedures of FVCC
  • Ability to maintain effective and positive professional relationships
  • Ability to follow and issue instructions
  • Demonstrated communication, project management, presentation, educational service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to perform a Medium Duty job, according to the Selected Characteristics of Occupations Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, U.S. Department of Labor and Industry. Medium Duty involves exertion of 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.

Montana Brewers Association

Montana Brewers Association

P.O. Box 763

Helena, MT 59624

406-948-BREW (2739)