Together with YWCA USA and YWCAs across the country, YWCA Missoula is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA opens doors to opportunity and self-sufficiency for women and families facing poverty, violence and discrimination. With over 100 years of experience, the YWCA is the leading organization in Missoula for moving women and families out of crisis and empowering them to achieve lasting independence. The YWCA Missoula is a mighty force of roughly 40 paid staff, over 200 volunteers, members of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and AmeriCorps VISTA, and practicum and intern students. We depend on the individuals in this force to carry out the YWCA mission. In return, we will build leadership from within and promote leadership skills on all levels of the organization.

History

In 2011, YWCA Missoula celebrated 100 years responding to the emerging issues facing women in the community. It is through this rich history filled with compassion and dedication to families in Missoula that we are able to continue our mission eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people in our community.

YWCA Historical Highlights:

YWCA Missoula was founded on April 5, 1911, as an agency whose purpose was working with high school girls. In 1927, the YWCA began providing services to women traveling across country by train in search of work. Throughout the 1930s and 40s, the YWCA created an employment program for women, offered life-skills classes, counseling, financial aid and food donations. In 1977, the YWCA’s domestic violence shelter opened, with transitional housing following in 1988. Sexual assault services were added in 1997. The YWCA implemented a supervised visitation and exchange center a few years later. In 2004, the organization started its social marketing campaign to spark dialogue, reflection and transformation around racism. In 2007, GUTS! came on board, and in 2009, the YWCA took on Missoula’s only Emergency Housing program for homeless families.

Read on for an in-depth history of YWCA Missoula.

Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Deirdre Flaherty
    President
  • Cindy Nesselroad
    Vice President
  • Katie Carlson
    Secretary
  • Miranda Ming
    Treasurer
  • Annie Belcourt
    Member At-Large
  • Jennifer Clement
    Member At-Large
  • Michelle Cares
    Member At-Large
  • Sabrina Donahue
    Member At-Large
  • Sherrie Featherly
    Member At-Large
  • Jamie Iguchi
    Member At-Large
  • Natalie Jaeger
    Member At-Large
  • Helia Jazayeri
    Member At-Large
  • Denise Juneau
    Member At-Large
  • Holly Ondrasek
    Member At-Large
  • Shannon Parsons
    Member At-Large
  • Cathryn Powell
    Member At-Large
  • Sally Weaver
    Member At-Large
  • Kathy Veazey
    Member At-Large

Financials

We believe great things happen because of people like you. Through charitable support, we will continue to see more individuals and families move towards safety, self sufficiency and empowerment. To learn more about YWCA Missoula, please view our Financial Report below.

Employment

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for a Pathways Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience required.
  • Five years’ experience in related services, including three years of supervision experience required.
  • Three years’ experience writing and/or managing grants required.
  • Experience with statewide, regional and/or national organizations promoting best practices and quality control required.
  • Must have dependable vehicle, current driver’s license and proof of auto insurance in compliance with Montana state law.
  • Must pass a background check designed to protect the interests of YWCA donors and clients.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of individuals, including clients, donors, peers and supervisors.
  • Good work habits, including punctuality and ability to organize and manage time and information.
  • Ability to accept, act on and offer constructive criticism.

PARTIAL LIST OF DUTIES:

  • Provides proactive supervision and support to those s/he supervises.
  • Assures that proper training is provided and documented for assigned staff and volunteers.
  • Oversees all aspects of Pathways Program.
  • Participates in budget preparation and manages Pathways budget.
  • Oversees grant planning, application, compliance and reporting
  • Acts as a responsible team member.
  • Demonstrates competence as an information source about the YWCA programs and other Missoula programs of similar interest.
  • Develops Pathways policies and procedures; recommends revisions as needed.

HOURS/DAYS: Full time. 40 hours per week
WAGE: $40,019 Annual Salary. FLSA status: Exempt
DEGREE: Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience required.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits including holidays, vacation, health, dental, vision, life insurance and FLEX.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, April 27, 2018.

Referral Instructions
To apply, please download application from www.ywcaofmissoula.org and send with resume and cover letter:
-Via email to [email protected].
-In person at YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802
-By mail at YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802

For questions call:
(406) 543-6691 and speak with Connie

YWCA Missoula is looking for a Secret Seconds clerk

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma required.
  • Must have dependable vehicle, current driver’s license and proof of auto insurance in compliance with Montana state law.
  • Must pass a background check designed to protect the interests of YWCA donors and clients.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of individuals, including clients, donors, peers and supervisors.
  • Good work habits, including punctuality and ability to organize and manage time and information.
  • Ability to accept, act on and offer constructive criticism.

DUTIES:

  • Waits on customers, receives donations, and writes receipts for donations.
  • Sorts, prices, and displays merchandise.
  • Projects a positive image of the YWCA, using effective public relations skills.
  • Exhibits friendliness toward and consideration of YWCA employees, volunteers, participants, customers and the general public.
  • Adheres to YWCA policies and guidelines.
  • Acts as a responsible team member.
  • In general, demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for her/his work.
  • Demonstrates competence as an information source about the YWCA programs and other Missoula programs of similar interest.
  • Exhibits an awareness of and ability to deal with diversity among people, including disabilities among clients, staff and customers.
  • Displays a neat appearance and competent manner.
  • Ability to lift 40+ pounds required.

HOURS/DAYS: Full time. Will work varied week days, evenings and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview. This position will work weekends.
WAGE: $10/hr.
DEGREE: High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma required.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits including holidays, vacation, health, dental, vision, life insurance and FLEX.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, April 27, 2018.

Referral Instructions
To apply, please download application from www.ywcaofmissoula.org and send with resume and cover letter:
-Via email to [email protected].
-In person at YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802
-By mail at YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802

For questions call:
(406) 549-1610 and speak with Jean

YWCA Missoula is looking for a Planet Kids Lead Visitation Monitor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience required.
  • Two years’ experience in related services, including experience with multi-level supervision required.
  • Current Montana driver’s license, an acceptable driving record and proof of auto insurance in compliance with Montana State law.
  • Must pass a background check designed to protect the interest of women and children served by the YWCA programs.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of individuals, including clients, peers and supervisors.
  • Good work habits, including punctuality and ability to organize and manage time and information.
  • Ability to accept, act on and offer constructive criticism.

DUTIES- PARTIAL LIST

  • Supervises visits and exchanges between children and their non-residential parents.
  • Nurtures, guides, plays with and mentors children in the program
  • Redirects parent as needed, terminates visits when appropriate.
  • Schedules registrations/orientations and visitation.
  • Responsible for orientation with residential and non-residential parents
  • Assists with the parent education classes, which are offered on a quarterly basis.
  • Works with parents to help them with parenting skills.
  • Ensures participants have a thorough understanding of the program’s policies and procedures.
  • Assists in complex client/program situations.
  • Acts as a positive role model for children and their parents:  is flexible, compassionate and direct; addresses violent language and behavior by providing positive alternatives.

HOURS/DAYS: Part time, 20 hours per week. Will work varied week days, evening and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $12/hour.
DEGREE:  Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience required.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits such as vacation, holiday pay, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance and FLEX accounts.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, April 20, 2018.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter:
-Via email to [email protected].
-In person at YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802
-By mail at YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802

For questions call:
406-542-3346 and speak with Aubrey.

YWCA Missoula is looking for a Planet Kids Visit Monitor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) or Credential (HSEC) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Current Montana driver’s license and proof of auto insurance in compliance with Montana state law.
  • Two years’ experience working with at-risk children preferred.
  • Must pass a background check designed to protect the interests of women and children served by the YWCA programs.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of individuals, including clients, peers and supervisors.
  • Good work habits, including punctuality and ability to organize and manage time and information.
  • Ability to accept, act on and offer constructive criticism.

DUTIES:

  • Monitors visits and exchanges between children and their non-residential parents.
  • Nurtures, guides, plays with and mentors children in the program, kindly attending to their bodies, minds and spirits.
  • Redirects parent as needed, terminates visits when appropriate.
  • Helps the children in the program have fun and learn.
  • Works with parents to help them with parenting skills.
  • Acts as a positive role model for children and their parents:  is flexible, compassionate and direct; addresses violent language and behavior by providing positive alternatives.

HOURS/DAYS: Part time, 15 hours per week. Will work varied week days, evenings and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $11.17/hour.
DEGREE: High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience preferred.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to holiday pay.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, April 20, 2018.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter:
-Via email to [email protected].
-In person at YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802
-By mail at YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802

For questions call:
(406) 542-3346 and speak with Aubrey

YWCA Missoula is seeking a Development Associate.

The Development Associate is a permanent full-time staff position responsible for the overall management of the YWCA Donor Database. The Development Associate plans and implements YWCA Missoula development programs including annual fund appeals, planned giving, and periodic program related appeals in coordination with the Development Director and organizational priorities.  The Development Associate helps to develop a pipeline of donors for increased and sustained giving to the YWCA Missoula.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent education/experience preferred.
  • Successful work experience in development and/or program development.
  • Database or information management experience including managing information systems and query creation.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and critical-thinking skills.
  • Exceptional customer service experience.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain a positive consistent attitude in working with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as with a team.
  • Ability to organize and plan work assignments; exceptional attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects and time effectively.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn about Missoula community.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.

PARTIAL LIST OF DUTIES

  • Annual Fund Appeal management
  • Plan and execute annual and special appeals, as determined in partnership with the Development Director through multi-channel marketing efforts
  • Help develop, write copy, and produce appeal communications with overall goal of maximizing net income
  • Establish and maintain an online giving platform
  • Work closely with the Development Director to establish a comprehensive Planned Giving Program
  • Work with third party entities such as the Montana Community Foundation to develop and implement planned giving program for the YWCA, taking advantage of all third party expertise and knowledge
  • Manage patron and donation information management system
  • Perform data entry process
  • Manage wealth screening activity
  • Develop best practices for information policies and procedures
  • Schedules and leads Ambassador team meetings
  • Schedules tours with staff, volunteers and guests
  • Acts as tour guide
  • Assures follow-up with all tour guests

HOURS/DAYS: Full time, 40 hours per week.

WAGE: $13.94/hour.

DEGREE: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent education/experience preferred.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to insurance benefits, including health, dental, vision, life and FLEX spending accounts.

CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, March 16, 2018.

 

Referral Instructions

To apply, please send resume and cover letter:
-Via email to [email protected].
-In person at YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802
-By mail at YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802

For questions call:
(406) 543-6691 and speak with Julie.

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