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 Gateway Emergency Housing Coordinator
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.
  • Three years’ experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness preferred
  • Experience in database, spreadsheet, desktop publishing and word processing programs preferred.

  •  An understanding of domestic and sexual violence issues.
  • Understanding of the social and political complexities of homelessness.
  • 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 respond appropriately to crisis situations.

  • Ability to be assertive and apply conflict management techniques.
  • 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:

  • Interviews and selects Gateway participants.  Performs reference checks and income verification procedures for incoming clients.

  • Solicits regular feedback from participants about program effectiveness, and makes appropriate changes to better serve the program participants.
  • Conducts follow-up evaluations of housing and economic status, and provides services for program graduates.
  • Advocates for participants in a cooperative manner with other agencies, law enforcement personnel, and other officials as needed.  Coordinates comprehensive services with community agencies.
  • Tracks program applicants, maintains waiting list, and adheres to fair housing laws.
  • Provides intensive case management services to clients.  Maintains written participant files.
  • Helps foster a sense of personal strength and self-sufficiency in participants.
  • Maintains and completes appropriate documents and case files for each participant.
  • Ensures that program guidelines and policies are being met by participants.
  • Meets with Ada’s Place Manager and participants regarding concerns with participants, including termination of program participation.

  • Inspects hotel rooms on a weekly basis and coordinates their upkeep and maintenance.
  • Attends regular community meetings on housing, homelessness, and/or domestic violence.

HOURS/DAYS: Full time, 40 hours per week.
WAGE: $15.86/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 paid holidays, paid vacation, health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, supplemental insurance, parental leave, employee assistance program and long term illness.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, June 26, 2020.

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 resume, cover letter and references.

To apply:
-In person: Please bring resume and cover letter to 1130 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 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 Attn: Stacy Houge.

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

YWCA Missoula is looking for a part-time Secret Seconds Store Clerk

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.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Monday, June 22, 2020.

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

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.

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for 2 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, 10-13 hours per week. Will work varied week 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, July 17, 2020.

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 resume, cover letter and references.

For questions call:
(406) 542-3346 and speak with Trish Christensen.

To apply:
-In person: Please bring resume and cover letter to 1130 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 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 Attn: Trish Christensen.

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