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 50 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

  • Miranda Ming
    President
  • Cathy Powell
    Vice President
  • Shannon Parsons
    Secretary
  • Jenny Clark
    Treasurer
  • Carol Allen
    Ex-Officio
  • Michelle Cares
    Member At-Large
  • Rachel Dierken
    Member At-Large
  • Sabrina Donahue
    Member At-Large
  • Danielle Gornick
    Member At-Large
  • Shawn Gray
    Member At-Large
  • Anne Jablonski
    Member At-Large
  • Natalie Jaeger
    Member At-Large
  • Helia Jazayeri
    Member At-Large
  • Chuad Johnson
    Member At-Large
  • Ali Kelly
    Member At-Large
  • Hailey Michelson
    Member At-Large
  • Cindy Nesselroad
    Immediate Past President
  • 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 part-time Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Equivalent education/experience required.
  • High school diploma or HiSET equivalency diploma required.
  • Three years’ experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness preferred.
  • Experience in database, spreadsheet, desktop publishing and word processing programs preferred and specifically MTHMIS.
  • 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 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

  • Interviews and assists in approving Rapid Re-Housing participants
  • Performs reference checks and income verification procedures for incoming clients.
  • Ensures that program guidelines and policies are being met by participants
  • Maintains and completes appropriate documents and case files for each participant
  • Helps foster a sense of personal strength and self-sufficiency in participants
  • Provides intensive case management services to clients. Maintains written participant files
  • Tracks program applicants and adheres to fair housing laws
  • Conducts follow-up evaluations of housing and economic status, and provides services for program graduates

HOURS/DAYS: Part-time, 20 hours per week. To be discussed at interview.

WAGE: $12.50/hour.

DEGREE: High school diploma or HiSET equivalency diploma required. Equivalent education/experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits including vacation time, sick leave, holiday pay, health, dental, vision, life insurance and FLEX.

CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, July 26, 2019.

YWCA Missoula is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Referral Instructions: To apply, you must send a resume, cover letter and references to Melissa Richards at 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 or by email to [email protected]

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

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for Secret Seconds Clerks

QUALIFICATIONS:

• High school diploma or HiSet 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.

PARTIAL LIST OF 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: Combination of full-time and part-time, 25-36 hours per week. Will work varied week days, evenings and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview. Will work weekends.
WAGE: $10- $10.50/hr.
DEGREE: High school diploma or HiSet equivalency Diploma required.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, July 19, 2019.

YWCA Missoula is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

For complete job description visit the YWCA Website www.ywcaofmissoula.org

Referral Instructions: To apply, you must send a resume, cover letter and references to Jean Vinson at 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 or by email to [email protected]

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

 

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.
  • Market program in Missoula and other communities to recruit volunteers and participants.

HOURS/DAYS: Part time, 15 hours per week. Will work varied week days, evenings and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $12-13/hour. DOE
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, July 5, 2019.

YWCA Missoula is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Referral Instructions: To apply, you must send a resume, cover letter and references to Roe Erin at 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 or by email to [email protected]

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

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