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.

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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

  • Cathy Powell
    President
  • Helia Jazayeri
    Vice President
  • Rachel Dierken
    Secretary
  • Jenny Clark
    Treasurer
  • Shawn Gray
    Member At-Large
  • Bridget Hanna
    Member At-Large
  • Ali Kelly
    Member At-Large
  • Alisa LaRue
    Member At-Large
  • Janet Metcalf
    Member At-Large
  • Jamie Merifield
    Member At-Large
  • Miranda Ming
    Immediate Past President
  • Maureen O’Malley
    Member At-Large
  • Shannon Parsons
    Member At-Large
  • Aubrey Pongluelert
    Member At-Large
  • Lori Warden
    Member At-Large

Annual Report & 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 Annual Report and financials below.

Employment

YWCA Missoula is looking for Part-Time and Full-Time Pathways Evening Advocates

PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of YWCA advocate training
  • Crisis line and response experience preferred
  • Reliable phone for contact with volunteers during weekend relief shifts
  • Consistent availability on evenings/weekends
  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree 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 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

  • Provides guidance and support to the volunteer advocate staff
  • Meets potential residents; provides intake screening and placement into Shelter during shift.
  • Provides trauma-centered and survivor-focused advocacy to residents in the shelter.
  • Facilitates resolution with crises that may arise during the shift.
  • Provides trauma-centered and survivor-focused crisis counseling and support as needed at the Shelter.
  • Facilitates problem solving with residents as issues arise in the Shelter.
  • Communicates to the house meeting facilitator any concerns/issues to be addressed in meetings; facilitates meetings upon request.
  • Maintains confidential written client files as needed.

HOURS/DAYS: Part-Time. Approximately 15-40 hours per week. AFTERNOON, EVENING AND WEEKEND HOURS. Shift hours to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $14.00/hour.
DEGREE: High School diploma or HiSET Equivalency diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits including vacation time, holiday pay, health, dental, vision, life insurance and FLEX.

Referral Instructions: To apply, you must send resume, cover letter and references.

For questions or to submit a resume, cover letter and references call:
Call (406) 543-6691 and speak with Lyndayle.
Email: [email protected]

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for part-time Planet Kids Visit Monitors

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.

PARTIAL LIST OF 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, 15-19 hours per week. WILL WORK VARIED DAYS, EVENINGS AND WEEKEND HOURS, to be discussed at interview.
WAGE:$13.00/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: This position does not have access to benefits.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, April 30, 2021.

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 resume, cover letter and references.

For questions or to submit a resume, cover letter and references call:
Call (406) 542-3346 and speak with Trish.
Email: [email protected]

 

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 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, Tuesday-Saturday. Hours to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $14/hour.
DEGREE: High school diploma or Hi-SET 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, April 23, 2021.

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 resume, cover letter and references.

For questions or to submit a resume, cover letter and references call:
Call (406) 543-6691 and speak with Melissa.
Email: [email protected]

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for Part-Time and Full-Time Missoula Family Housing Center Overnight Advocates

PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Consistent availability on evenings/weekends
  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must pass a background check designed to protect the interest of women and children served by the YWCA programs.
  • One years’ experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness preferred.
  • 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

  • Provides guidance and support to the volunteer overnight staff.
  • Provides trauma-informed and survivor-focused advocacy to residents in the Missoula Family Housing Center (MFHC).
  • Ensures that program guidelines and policies are being met by participants.
  • Facilitates resolution with crises that
  • Facilitates resolution with crisis that may arise during the shift.
  • Enters weekly into HMIS data base.
  • Act as primary point of contact for residents should they need assistance during the night. Shift hours are from 8pm-8am and each part-time overnight advocate will be responsible for a minimum of 1 night shift per week.
  • Overnight duties may include assisting residents when needed, entering data from day shifts, enforcing quiet hours when necessary, disinfecting commonly used areas, and preparing the facility for the next day.
  • Maintains confidential written client files as needed.

HOURS/DAYS: Full- Time and Part-Time. Approximately 24-40 hours per week. EVENING AND WEEKEND HOURS. Shift hours to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $16.00/hour.
BONUS: Retention bonuses paid at scheduled anniversary dates. To be discussed at interview.
DEGREE: High School diploma or HiSET Equivalency diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
BENEFITS: Employees working 20 hours or more per week have access to benefits including vacation time, holiday pay, health, dental, vision, life insurance, FLEX and HSA accounts.

Referral Instructions: To apply, you must send resume, cover letter and references.

For questions or to submit a resume, cover letter and references call:
Call (406) 543-6691 and speak with Melissa.
Email: [email protected]

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for part-time Youth Advocates 

PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, education, social work, or related field, or equivalent education/experience preferred.
  • Three years working with youth required, one year working with youth in crisis preferred.
  • Experience facilitating groups of children in school or camp settings, familiarity with parent communication, experience developing curriculum and programming ideas for variety of ages.
  • Dedication to providing inclusive, trauma-informed, and anti-racist programming for youth.
  • Ability to lift children up to 30 pounds.
  • Familiarity with modern office technology including Microsoft and Google software packages.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of resident identities.
  • Must pass a background check designed to protect the interest of families served by the YWCA programs.

DUTIES- PARTIAL LIST:

  • Provides trauma-informed and survivor-focused advocacy to youth residents in the Family Housing Center.
  • Helps foster a sense of personal strength and self-sufficiency in youth residents.
  • Facilitates resolution with crisis that may arise during the shift.
  • Alerts the Youth Services Manager and others as appropriate, to areas of concern.
  • Generates new ideas to improve the Youth Services Program.
  • Exposure to difficult situations and emotionally taxing client circumstances, including physical aggression may be encountered.
  • Ensures participant confidentiality.
  • Acts as a positive role model to family housing participants and other YWCA participants.

HOURS/DAYS: Part-Time. 20 hours per week.
WAGE: $13.50/hour.
DEGREE: High School diploma or HiSET Equivalency diploma required; bachelor’s degree preferred.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits including vacation time, holiday pay, health, dental, vision, life insurance and FLEX.
CLOSING: 5:00PM, April, 16, 2021.

Referral Instructions: To apply, you must send resume, cover letter and references.

For questions or to submit a resume, cover letter and references:
Call (406) 543-6691 and speak with Tess.
Email: [email protected]


YWCA Missoula is looking for Part-Time and Full-Time Pathways Overnight Advocates

PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of YWCA advocate training
  • Crisis line and response experience preferred
  • Reliable phone for contact with volunteers during weekend relief shifts
  • Consistent availability on evenings/weekends
  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree 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 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

  • Provides guidance and support to the volunteer advocate staff
  • Meets potential residents; provides intake screening and placement into Shelter during shift.
  • Provides trauma-centered and survivor-focused advocacy to residents in the shelter.
  • Facilitates resolution with crises that may arise during the shift.
  • Provides trauma-centered and survivor-focused crisis counseling and support as needed at the Shelter.
  • Facilitates problem solving with residents as issues arise in the Shelter.
  • Communicates to the house meeting facilitator any concerns/issues to be addressed in meetings; facilitates meetings upon request.
  • Maintains confidential written client files as needed.

HOURS/DAYS: Part-Time. Approximately 15-40 hours per week. EVENING AND WEEKEND HOURS. Shift hours to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $16.00/hour.
BONUS: Retention bonuses paid at scheduled anniversary dates. To be discussed at interview.
DEGREE: High School diploma or HiSET Equivalency diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits including vacation time, holiday pay, health, dental, vision, life insurance and FLEX.

Referral Instructions: To apply, you must send resume, cover letter and references.

For questions or to submit a resume, cover letter and references call:
Call (406) 543-6691 and speak with Lyndayle.
Email: [email protected]

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for part-time Secret Seconds Store 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: Part time. Will work varied week days, evenings and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview. This position will work weekends.
WAGE: $10.50/hr.
DEGREE: High school diploma or HiSET Equivalency Diploma required.
BENEFITS: Employees filling these roles have access to benefits including paid holidays, paid vacation, health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, supplemental insurance, parental leave and long term illness.

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

To apply:
-In person: Please bring resume and cover letter to 1136 W. Broadway, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.
-By email:  Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]
-By mail: Please send resume and cover letter to 1136 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 Attn: Jean Vinson.