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 GUTS! Program Coordinator

PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or HiSET equivalency diploma required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, communications or related field, or equivalent education/experience preferred.
  • Previous experience working with the GUTS! Program preferred.
  • Experience in facilitation, teamwork and project management preferred.
  • Experience working with youth preferred.
  • Experience leading outdoor trips preferred.
  • Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification preferred.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other staff, agencies and professionals in the community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals, including peers, supervisors, team members, and participants.
  • 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

  • Planning for and implementation of GUTS! programing for girls ages 9-18 in the Missoula area. This includes school year action groups, as well as summer outdoor adventure trips.
  • Coordinate partnerships with school personnel and Flagship Youth Development Coordinators to schedule and recruit for semester-long programs.
  • Coordinate recruitment, selection and evaluation of volunteers for YWCA programs.
    Leads six-day, five-night GUTS! summer outdoor adventure trips. Co-facilitate all trip activities with GUTS! trip volunteers and youth leaders.
  • Represents the YWCA in the community, including public speaking engagements.
  • Recruitment, training and support for community volunteer group facilitators.
  • Assist program manager with volunteer training provided twice annually.
  • Assist with high school empowerment groups, Girls Representing in Trades (GRIT) programming, and community project opportunities when needed.
  • Assist Program Manager in planning and running the annual fundraising film festival, LUNAFEST.
  • Assist program manager in writing and reporting on grant funding sources for the GUTS! Program.
  • Implements and applies evaluation tools to ensure GUTS! is providing the best services possible.
  • Research and write relevant curriculum for all GUTS! programming.

HOURS/DAYS: Full-time, 40 hours per week, to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $13.00/hour.
DEGREE: High school diploma or HiSET equivalency diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in human services, communications 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, Tuesday October 2, 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 part-time Children’s Program Coordinator

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience required.
• Three years’ experience working with domestic violence and/or sexual assault required.
• Love for children and zeal for their welfare.
• 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 individuals and families served by YWCA programs.

PARTIAL LIST OF DUTIES:
• Nurtures, guides, plays with and mentors children in the shelter, groups and family services, kindly attending to their bodies, minds, and spirits.
• Provides appropriate activity and interaction for children in the shelter, groups and family services.
• Helps the children in YWCA programs have fun and learn.
• Facilitates children’s groups weekly.
• Works with mothers in the shelter to help them with parenting skills.
• Works with the Shelter Coordinator to meet the individual needs of families residing at the shelter; works with Transitional Housing Case Managers, when applicable, to provide services for families in Family Services.
• Coordinates with other area agencies to provide services for children in the shelter and family services.
• Provides guidance and support to the volunteer advocate staff.
• Maintains written client files.
• Provides crisis counseling and support as needed at the shelter and at the YWCA.

HOURS/DAYS: Part time, 25 hours per week. Will work varied week days, evening and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $12.00/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 including health, dental, vision, life insurance and FLEX.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, September 28, 2017.

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 Planet Kids Manager

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 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, 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:
• Acts as a positive role model through hard work, fairness, flexibility and commitment to communication.
• Provides proactive supervision and support to those s/he supervises.
• Develops program policies and procedures, and recommends revisions as needed.
• Schedules intakes, visits, and exchanges.
• Ensures participants have a thorough understanding of the program’s policies and procedures.
• Coordinates orientation schedule and ensures all participants attend the required class.
• Participates in grant planning, application, compliance and reporting.
• Assures the consistent application of personnel policies, and effectively communicates changes in policies to assigned staff and volunteers.
• Responsible for scheduling intakes and ensures that visits and exchanges are adequately staffed.
• Will be on-call or ensure that another staff member may be reached in case of a scheduling conflict or an emergency.
• Assists in complex personnel situations.

HOURS/DAYS: Full time, 35 hours per week. Will work varied week days, evenings and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $19.23/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 including health, dental, vision, life insurance and FLEX.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, September 28, 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 Patty

 

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, 15-17 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, September 28, 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 Patty.

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for a Full-Time Pathways Advocate.

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: Full-time, 40 hours per week. Will work varied week days, evening and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview. This position will work weekends regularly.
WAGE: $12.00/hour.
DEGREE: High School diploma or High School Equivalency diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance and FLEX.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, September 28, 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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