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If you’re passionate about our mission, we want you on our team! Join us as we work on the front lines tackling our community’s most pressing issues. Our staff is creative, collaborative, smart, dedicated and inspired as we seek to build a world where all people are safe, have access to the resources they need, and are empowered to pursue their dreams.

The benefits of working for YWCA Missoula include:

  • generous paid time off and holidays
  • employee wellness stipend
  • employee assistance program
  • medical, dental and vision insurance
  • paid parental and sick leave
  • life insurance
  • retirement fund
  • professional development training
    *Available benefits vary depending on employment status

YWCA Missoula values a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about working with us but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. We strongly encourage women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, and people with lived experience of houselessness or housing instability to apply.

Current Employment Opportunities

PLANET KIDS CO-MANAGER (FULL TIME)

Full Time (30-35 hrs/week)
Starting at $24/hr DOE

Planet Kids is a supervised visitation center that serves families that have experienced domestic violence. The Planet Kids team provides a vital service to our community: keeping children and survivors safe while maintaining a comfortable and welcoming environment for kids to spend time with their non-custodial parents.

The ideal candidate is passionate about the mission of the YWCA and:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalency Diploma, required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent experience preferred.
  • 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
  • Strong written, verbal, and organizational skills.
  • Has a background in leadership or at least 1 year experience in a leadership role.

Some of what you’ll do in this position:

  • Oversee the Planet Kids program and services with a Co-Manager
  • Supervise Planet Kids visit monitors
  • Data entry and grant management to ensures that the program and services are in compliance with funding requirements
  • Monitor visits and exchanges between children and their non-residential parents.
  • Act as a positive role model for children and their parents. Would be flexible, compassionate, and direct; addresses violent language and behavior by providing positive alternatives.
  • Redirect parents as needed, terminates visits when appropriate.
  • Help the children in the program have fun and learn.

What else you should know: This position is full-time, with 30-35 hours per week. Wednesday; 10 hours, 10am – 8pm, Thursday; 6 hours, 3:30am – 9:30pm, Friday; 7 hours, 1pm – 8pm, Sunday; 7 hours, 12 – 7pm. Additional scheduling questions will be addressed in the interview. The base wage for this position starts at $24/hour – higher wages would be based on experience calculated using YWCA Missoula’s wage matrix. Employee filling this role has access to benefits including holiday, vacation and sick time pay; health, dental, vision and life insurance available; reimbursed wellness expenses, employee discount and employee assistance program.

How to apply: To be considered for this position, please send a resume, cover letter and references to pmurphy@ywcaofmissoula.org or tavina@ywcaofmissoula.org or by mail/ in person to 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801, Attn: HR. Job opening closes on April 19, 2024, or once filled, whichever is sooner.

All offers of employment at YWCA Missoula are contingent upon passing a background check designed to protect the interests of women, children, and families served by our programs. For applicants with a criminal history, the nature and recency of the conduct/behavior and its relationship to the position will be considered.

SECRET SECONDS STORE CLERK (FULL TIME/ PART TIME)

Full- Time & Part- Time
15- 40 hrs/wk
Starting at $14.84/hr. DOE

 How does this position make an impact on the community? For over 50 years, YWCA Missoula has been operating our two Secret Seconds Thrift Stores, where one-hundred percent of net proceeds support YWCA Missoula’s life-changing programs and services for local families in crisis. In addition to financial support, Secret Seconds stores provide YWCA participants with the opportunity to shop, using free vouchers, for the items they need to rebuild their lives.

 

The ideal candidate Is passionate about the mission of the YWCA and:

  • Has a minimum 1 year experience in a retail setting, preferred.
  • Can lift 20 pounds, minimum.
  • Has the ability to use a cash register, apps, iPad, point-of-sale machines and multi-line telephone.
  • Has the ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Can work cooperatively and effectively with other employees and volunteers.
  • Can communicate effectively with a variety of individuals, including peers, volunteers, supervisors, customers and participants.
  • Has good work habits, particularly punctuality.
  • High school diploma or HiSET diploma, preferred. Consideration for those under 18 will be on a case-by-case basis.

Some of what you’ll do in this position:

  • Wait on customers, receive donations, and write receipts for donations.
  • Sort, price and deploy merchandise on the floor.
  • Stage items for sale thoughtfully and for greatest appeal.
  • Project a positive image of YWCA Missoula by exhibiting friendliness toward and consideration of YWCA employees, volunteers, participants, customers and the general public.
  • Use a cash register, point-of-sale machine, inventory app and telephone.

What else you should know: There are several positions available, both full- and part- time, 15- 40 hours per week, Tuesday – Saturday. The base wage for this position starts at $14.84 hourly – higher wages would be based on experience calculated using YWCA Missoula’s wage matrix. Employee filling this role has access to benefits including vacation time, sick leave, holiday pay, health, dental, vision, life insurance, FLEX accounts, parental leave, and employee assistance program.

 

How to apply: To be considered for this position, please send a resume, cover letter and references to echard@ywcaofmissoula.org or by mail/ in person to 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801, Attn: E’Lise Chard. Job opening closes August 21, 2023 or when position is filled, whichever comes first.

 

All offers of employment at YWCA Missoula are contingent upon passing a background check designed to protect the interests of women, children and families served by our programs. For applicants with a criminal and history, the nature and recency of the conduct/behavior and its relationship to the position will be considered.

FAMILY HOUSING CENTER SHELTER COORDINATOR (FULL TIME)

40 hrs/wk
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Starting at $20/hr DOE

How does this position make an impact on the community?
The Family Housing Center team provides short-term emergency shelter in the Missoula Family Housing Center, case management and rental assistance for unhoused families to find and maintain safe, stable housing and achieve self-sufficiency.

The ideal candidate:
Is passionate about the mission of the YWCA and:

  • Has completed YWCA advocate training
  • Has one years’ experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness (preferred)
  • 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.

Some of what you’ll do in this position:

  • The Family Housing Center Shelter Coordinator will assist the FHC Program Manager in the supervision and operations of the program and functions as the administrator in charge in the absence of the Program Manager.
  • Is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Family Housing Center in coordination with the Family Housing Center Program Manager and the Housing Program Director.
  • Responsible for planning, directing, and implementing program services in collaboration with the Program Manager.
  • Responsible for the delivery and coordination of human services, including experience serving the homeless.
  • Research current community resources for residents to utilize.
  • Supervises Advocate positions within the Family Housing Center.
  • Provides proactive weekly supervision.
  • Assigns tasks to staff and ensures follow-up as needed.
  • Collaborates with the Program Manager and the Housing Program Director for development and assessment of the program.
  • Provide innovative ideas to the Program Manager to propel the Family Housing Center’s functioning and execution of its values.
  • Steps in as a Case Manager as needed.
  • Picks up monthly weekend on-call shifts for the Family Housing Center

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma, required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Ability to pass a background check designed to protect the interests of women, children and families served by our programs.

What else you should know: This position is full-time, 35+ hours per week, Monday through Friday, hours are 9am and 5pm. The regular rate for this position starts at $20/ hour higher wages would be based on experience calculated using YWCA Missoula’s wage matrix. For all hours falling between midnight and 7am, there will be $25/hr shift differential. Employee filling this role has access to benefits including vacation time, sick leave, holiday pay, health, dental, vision, life insurance, FLEX accounts, parental leave, and employee assistance program.

How to apply:
To be considered for this position, please send a resume, cover letter and references to cmccoy@ywcaofmissoula.org or by mail/ in person to 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801, Attn: Caitlin McCoy. Job opening closes April 9, 2023 or sooner if filled.

All offers of employment at YWCA Missoula are contingent upon passing a background check designed to protect the interests of women, children and families served by our programs. For applicants with a criminal and history, the nature and recency of the conduct/behavior and its relationship to the position will be considered.

OVERNIGHT COORDINATOR (FULL TIME)

35+ hrs/wk
Wednesday-Sunday, 8PM-3AM

Starting at $20/hr DOE

 

How does this position make an impact on the community?
The Family Housing Center team provides short-term emergency shelter in the Missoula Family Housing Center, case management and rental assistance for unhoused families to find and maintain safe, stable housing and achieve self-sufficiency., as well as families experiencing houselessness. This position will work with both teams in support of YWCA families.

The ideal candidate:
Is passionate about the mission of the YWCA and:

  • Has completed YWCA advocate training
  • Has one years’ experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness (preferred)
  • Consistent availability on evenings/weekends
  • 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

Some of what you’ll do in this position:

  • Provides guidance and support to all overnight staff. Including pro-active supervision for overnight advocates for both shelters
  • Acts as on-call and/or fill-in staff as needed for both shelters.
  • Provides trauma-informed and survivor-focused advocacy and crisis counseling to residents in the Family Housing Center and the Pathways Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Ensures that program guidelines and policies are being met by residents.
  • Helps foster a sense of personal strength and self-sufficiency in residents.
  • Facilitates resolution with crisis that may arise during the shift.
  • Ensures the safety and security of the building (checking doors, windows, and alarms).
  • Regularly walk through the entire facility.
  • Alerts the Housing Program Director, Director of Programs, Pathways Program Manager, and the Executive Director to areas of concern such as calls to Child & Family Services, calls to 911, and/or emergency services.
  • Enters information into VS Tracking database as needed.
  • Documents significant occurrences during the shift, including significant resident behavior.
  • Act as a point of contact for residents and staff should they need assistance during the night.
  • Picks up monthly weekend on-call shifts for the Family Housing Center
  • Overnight duties may include assisting residents and staff when needed, entering data from day shifts, assisting with room turnover and laundry as needed, enforcing quiet hours when necessary, general cleaning, disinfecting commonly used areas, and preparing the facility for the next day.
  • Maintain confidential written client files as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma, required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Ability to pass a background check designed to protect the interests of women, children and families served by our programs.

What else you should know: This position is full-time, 35+ hours per week, Wednesday through Sunday. Hours are between 8pm and 3am. The regular rate for this position starts at $20/ hour higher wages would be based on experience calculated using YWCA Missoula’s wage matrix. For all hours falling between midnight and 7am, there will be $25/hr shift differential. Employee filling this role has access to benefits including vacation time, sick leave, holiday pay, health, dental, vision, life insurance, FLEX accounts, parental leave, and employee assistance program.

How to apply:
To be considered for this position, please send a resume, cover letter and references to mrichards@ywcaofmissoula.org or by mail/ in person to 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801, Attn: Melissa Richards. Job opening closes April 9, 2023.

All offers of employment at YWCA Missoula are contingent upon passing a background check designed to protect the interests of women, children and families served by our programs. For applicants with a criminal and history, the nature and recency of the conduct/behavior and its relationship to the position will be considered.

 

FINANCE CLERK/ BILLING SPECIALIST (FULL TIME)

40 hrs/wk
Monday-Friday, 9am- 5pm

Starting at $20/hr DOE

 

This position assists with finances, budget, payments, and billing to ensure that the YWCA is adequately financed for its current operating needs and long-term goals. This position will also be primarily responsible for analyzing programmatic needs, to build an efficient process to accept and bill Medicaid in conjunction with our current accounting practices and software platforms to expand our income base and further support community clinical needs for the future of the YWCA. Performance of duties reflects the YWCA value that all human beings will be treated with respect and dignity and approached with recognition of their individual importance.

 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Assists with the routine accounting functions, including accounts payable, cash receipts and payroll processing, petty cash fund maintenance, bank reconciliation, statutory tax filings, and fixed asset tracking while adhering to established standards.

· Helps prepare grant budgets and required periodic financial reports and cash requests to grantors.

· Assist with year-end audit requests and tasks.

· Execute accurate reporting, filing, and database management in multiple systems.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

· Natural proficiency with math.

· Knowledge of basic financial, tax, and accounting principles and financial planning software.

· Advanced knowledge of Medicaid billing and reimbursement procedures.

· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

· Proficiency with office productivity applications and aptitude for learning new systems.

· Must pass a background check designed to protect the interest of women and children served by the YWCA programs.

· Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or similar field of study preferred or

· One to two years of experience in clerical accounting.

· Highschool Diploma or equivalent diploma required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

· Knowledge of the principles and practices of general and non-profit accounting and budgeting, including computerized accounting systems.

· Knowledge of grant administration procedures, including methods of cost allocation and government standards applying to non-profit fiscal operations.

 

· Extensive knowledge of grant administration procedures, including methods of cost allocation and

· Knowledge of computerized spreadsheet and word processing software.

· Familiarity with statistical and reporting procedures.

· Ability to operate a computerized non-profit accounting system, including routine transaction input, report generation and periodic maintenance.

· Ability to produce analytical work papers which summarize and define the most effective course of action in each situation.

· Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with grantors, vendors, creditors, and other outside entities involved with the financial operations of the agency.

· Ability to function effectively under deadlines and stressful conditions. Includes time management skills necessary to prioritize workload.

· Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other staff, agencies, and professionals in the community.

· Willingness to take responsibility for his/her part in communication breakdowns and to work toward resolution of resulting problems.

· Ability to successfully offer, accept and act on constructive criticism.

How to apply:
To be considered for this position, please send a resume, cover letter and references to tavina@ywcaofmissoula.org or by mail/ in person to 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801, Trish Avina. 

All offers of employment at YWCA Missoula are contingent upon passing a background check designed to protect the interests of women, children and families served by our programs. For applicants with a criminal and history, the nature and recency of the conduct/behavior and its relationship to the position will be considered.

 

Our Mission

 

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

We believe that everyone has the right to a life free from violence and discrimination, with access to safe, decent housing and the resources to pursue their dreams. We are determined to create a community where all people, regardless of gender or race, have opportunities for growth, leadership and power.