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

  • Cathy Powell
    President
  • Sabrina Donahue
    Vice President
  • Rachel Dierken
    Secretary
  • Jenny Clark
    Treasurer
  • Danielle Gornick
    Member At-Large
  • Shawn Gray
    Member At-Large
  • Helia Jazayeri
    Member At-Large
  • Ali Kelly
    Member At-Large
  • Miranda Ming
    Immediate Past President
  • Cindy Nesselroad
    Member At-Large
  • Shannon Parsons
    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 Full-Time Ada’s Place Program Manager

The person in this position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Ada’s Place Program which consists of Transitional Housing, Emergency Housing, and Rapid Re-Housing. This person will also provide case management for all participants in the Transitional Housing Program. All three programs service homeless families as well as domestic and sexual assault survivors

PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Five years experience in related services, including three years of supervision experience required
  • Experience with statewide, regional and/or national organizations promoting best practices and quality control required
  • Understanding of domestic and sexual violence and homelessness issues on individual, family and societal levels
  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree in human service-related field 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

  • Oversee all aspects of Ada’s Place Housing programs
  • Participates in budget preparation and manages budget.
  • Oversees grant planning, application, compliance and reporting
  • Develops Ada’s Place policies and procedures; recommends revisions as needed
  • Maintains confidential written client files as needed.

HOURS/DAYS: Full-Time. Hours to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $40,000 salaried position
DEGREE: High School diploma or HiSET Equivalency diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in human services 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 complete job description visit the YWCA Website www.ywcaofmissoula.org

To apply:
-By email:  Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]
-By mail: Please send resume and cover letter to 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 Attn: Patty.

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

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for a Part-Time Pathways Overnight Advocate

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. OVERNIGHT AND WEEKEND 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 call:
(406) 543-6691 and speak with Lyndayle Revell.
For complete job description visit the YWCA Website www.ywcaofmissoula.org

To apply:
-In person: Please bring resume and cover letter to 1136 W. Broadway, Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm.
-By email:  Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]
-By mail: Please send resume and cover letter to 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 Attn: Lyndayle.

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

 

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