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

  • Cindy Nesselroad
    President
  • Katie Carlson
    Vice President
  • Michelle Cares
    Secretary
  • Miranda Ming
    Treasurer
  • Annie Belcourt
    Member At-Large
  • Jennifer Clement
    Member At-Large
  • Sabrina Donahue
    Member At-Large
  • Sherrie Featherly
    Member At-Large
  • Deirdre Flaherty
    Immediate Past President
  • Natalie Jaeger
    Member At-Large
  • Helia Jazayeri
    Member At-Large
  • Holly Ondrasek
    Member At-Large
  • Shannon Parsons
    Member At-Large
  • Cathy Powell
    Member At-Large
  • Kathy Veazy
    Member At-Large
  • Sally Weaver
    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 GRIT (Girls Representing In Trades) Coordinator

PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or HiSET equivalency diploma 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.
  • Must pass a background check designed to protect the interests of women and children served by the YWCA programs.
  • Previous experience with a skilled trade industry preferred.
  • Experience working with youth preferred.
  • An understanding of cultural nature of oppression and its effects on individuals, particularly girls, women and young people.
  • Trade skills (construction, carpentry, woodworking, bike or car repair, welding, electrical, plumbing, etc.).
  • Ability to facilitate professional groups and planning processes.

PARTIAL LIST OF DUTIES:

  • Planning and implementation of GRIT programming for girls ages 11-18 in the Missoula area. This includes three 20-hour trade exploration workshops for girls ages 14-18, one week-long spring break camp for girls ages 11-13, as well as incorporating GRIT into existing GUTS! programs.
  • Coordinate partnerships with Missoula College and other community organizations to plan each program.
  • Coordinate all GRIT programs. Supervises GRIT instructors.
  • Recruitment, training and support for GRIT volunteers.
  • Organize and implement two GRIT advisory boards for adults and for GUTS!/GRIT participants.
  • Facilitate one or more GUTS! groups on a regular basis.
  • Assist program manager in writing and report on grant funding sources for the all GRIT programs.
  • Supervise one part-time student intern.

HOURS/DAYS: Part time, 25 hours per week. Will work varied week days, evenings and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $12.50/hour.
DEGREE: High school diploma or HiSET equivalency diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience preferred.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits, including vacation and sick leave, health, dental, vision, FLEX and life insurance.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, August 17, 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 Roe.

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for a GUTS! Expansion Coordinator

PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or HiSET equivalency diploma 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.
  • Must pass a background check designed to protect the interests of women and children served by the YWCA programs.
  • Previous experience working with the GUTS! Program preferred.
  • Experience working with youth preferred.
  • Experience leading outdoor trips preferred.
  • Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification preferred.
  • An understanding of cultural nature of oppression and its effects on individuals, particularly girls, women and young people
  • Outdoor skills (backpacking, hiking, mountain-biking, kayaking, canoeing, etc.)

PARTIAL LIST OF DUTIES:

  • Planning for and implementation of GUTS! programing for girls ages 9-18 in new communities around Montana.
  • Coordinate partnerships with volunteers, school personnel and on-site coordinators to schedule and recruit for year-long programs.
  • Recruitment, training and support for community volunteer group facilitators. Assist program manager in visiting GUTS! action groups around the state.
  • Assist program manager with 6-hour volunteer training provided to all GUTS! volunteer around the state.
  • Assist program manager in visiting GUTS! action groups around the state.
  • Facilitate one or more GUTS! groups on a regular basis.
  • Assist program manager in writing and report on grant funding sources for the GUTS! Program.
  • Supervise one part-time student intern

HOURS/DAYS: Part time, 15 hours per week. Will work varied week days, evenings and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $12.50/hour.
DEGREE: High school diploma or HiSET equivalency diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience preferred.
BENEFITS: No access to benefits.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, August 17, 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 Roe.

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for a Planet Kids Visit Monitor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or HiSet Equivalency diploma 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, 10-15 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 HiSet Equivalency diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience preferred.
BENEFITS: This position does not have access to benefits.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, August 17th, 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) 542-3346 and speak with Brittany.

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator.

PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or HiSET equivalency diploma required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience preferred.
  • Experience working domestic violence and/or sexual assault required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations.
  • Ability to be assertive and apply conflict management techniques.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other staff, agencies and professionals in the community.
  • Willingness to take responsibility for his/her part in communication breakdowns and to work toward resolution of resulting problems.
  • Current driver’s license, acceptable driving record and proof of automobile insurance in compliance with Montana state law.
  • Must pass a background check designed to protect the interest of families served by YWCA programs.

PARTIAL LIST OF DUTIES:

  • Coordinates recruitment, selection and evaluation of volunteers for YWCA programs.
  • Maintain volunteer database.
  • Oversees retention efforts for the YWCA volunteer program including volunteer appreciation events, volunteer meetings, and volunteer newsletters.
  • Develops and maintains Volunteer Management policy and procedure manual.
  • Represents the YWCA in the community, including public speaking engagements.
  • Keeps accurate and updated records on each volunteer, including hours worked.
  • Develops, administers, and assesses evaluations for the volunteer program including training evaluations, advocate evaluations of the program, individual advocate evaluations, and crisis-line evaluations.
  • Responsible for volunteer scheduling for shelter, crisis line, walk-ins, and works with clinical coordinator as needed to ensure First Step shifts are covered.  Assists with group and children’s program volunteer scheduling as needed.
  • Develops and maintains accurate and updated weekly schedule of Pathways volunteers.

HOURS/DAYS: Part time, 25 hours per week, to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $12.00/hour.
DEGREE: High school diploma or HiSET equivalency diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience preferred.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits including vacation and sick leave, health, dental, vision, FLEX and life insurance.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday August 17, 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 Pam Koepplin.

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for a Racial Justice Intern.

YWCA Missoula’s Racial Justice Initiative seeks an enthusiastic intern for Fall Semester 2018, with the possibility of continuation through the spring. The intern will be responsible for distributing and presenting YWCA’s Racial Justice Equity Report to multiple Montana organizations, assisting with the racial justice book club, participating in YWCA’s Racial Justice Task Force, and organizing YW Talks on racial justice issues. This internship requires 8-10 hours a week and will be paid a stipend of $2,000 per semester.

Qualifications: Strong research, communication, and public speaking skills required. Indigenous or person of color strongly preferred.

To apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to Lydia Schildt at [email protected]
For questions call (406) 543-6691 and speak with Lydia

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