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Join our team! YWCA Missoula seeks dedicated and motivated employees to advance our mission and positively impact the people we serve in our programs.

YWCA Missoula provides equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or political beliefs.

Our employment needs and opportunities vary in scope and in timing of availability. If you do not see an open position that fits you and your needs, please check back. Thank you.

Current Employment Opportunities

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (FULL TIME)

PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school or HiSET Equivalency diploma required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, education, social work, or related field, or equivalent education/experience preferred.
  • Three years’ experience managing volunteers, preferred. Minimum one year volunteer management experience required.
  • Experience working with domestic violence and/or sexual assault survivors preferred.
  • Prior work with families experiencing homelessness preferred.
  • 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:

  • Manage recruitment, selection and evaluation of volunteers for all YWCA programs and Secret Seconds Thrift Stores.
  • Maintain volunteer database.
  • Oversees retention efforts for the YWCA volunteer program including volunteer appreciation events, volunteer meetings, and volunteer newsletters.
  • Assists with community outreach.
  • Assists with Pathways’ advocate training including children’s advocate training, and sexual assault advocate training. Develops and performs orientations for all potential volunteers.
  • Responsible for volunteer scheduling for shelter, crisis line, walk-ins, and works with clinical coordinator as needed to ensure First Step shifts are covered. Assists with group and children’s program volunteer scheduling as needed.
  • Ensures participant confidentiality.

HOURS/DAYS: Full-Time. 40 hours per week.
WAGE: $18- $24/ hour. DOE
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.

TO APPLY: Please send resume, cover letter and references to lmattis@ywcaofmissoula.org, or by mail to 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801 Attn: Lyndayle Mattis

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YOUTH ADVOCATE (PART TIME)

PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school or HiSET Equivalency diploma required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, education, social work, or related field, or equivalent education/experience preferred.
  • Three years’ experience working with domestic violence and/or sexual assault preferred.
  • Love for children and zeal for their welfare.
  • Dedication to providing inclusive, trauma-informed, and anti-racist programming for youth.
  • Ability to lift children up to 30 pounds
  • An understanding of domestic and sexual violence issues, particularly in relation to the effects on children.
  • Knowledge of group facilitation techniques and small group work with an emphasis on special needs children and children in crisis
  • Understanding of the social and political complexities of sexual and domestic violence
  • 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:

        • 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.
        • Facilitates resolution with crisis that may arise during the shift.
        • Works with mothers in the shelter to help them with parenting skills.
        • Maintains written client files.
        • 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, hours and days to be discussed at interview.

            WAGE: $16- 20/hour. DOE.

            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 account.

            TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and references to mdenny@ywcaofmissoula.org or by mail/ in person to 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801 Attn: Meg Denny.

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            SECRET SECONDS CLERK (FULL TIME & PART TIME)

            PARTIAL LIST OF 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: Will work varied week days, evenings and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview. This position will work weekends.

            WAGE: $13.00/hr. (Clerks filling this role can earn a monthly sales bonus, which can increase the hourly wage by an additional $1/ hour.)

            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: Submit a resume and cover letter
            By mail/in person: 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT. 59801. Attn: E’Lise Chard
            By email: echard@ywcaofmissoula.org

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            RECEIVING CLERKS (FULL/ PART TIME)

            Secret Seconds Thrift Stores is looking for 2 or more Receiving Clerks!

            The Receiving Clerk position is potentially the first interaction a person, customer, or donor has with YWCA Missoula and Secret Seconds Thrift Stores, therefore, it is imperative that the Receiving Clerk has a positive, outgoing personality that is welcoming and exudes the highest level of customer service.

            QUALIFICATIONS:

            • HiSet or equivalency diploma required.
            • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
            • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) with an excellent command of the English language. .
            • Current Montana 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 the YWCA programs.
            • Must be detail-oriented and have solid organizational skills .
            • Ability to maintain confidential information.
            • Must be a problem solver and be able to work with a minimum of supervision and take initiative.
            • Ability to stand, walk, lift, bend and carry up to 40 pounds for the majority of a work day.

            PARTIAL LIST OF DUTIES:

            • Welcome donors in a timely manner in a way that they feel confident that Secret Seconds Thrift Stores appreciates them and understands their value.
            • Handle the receiving and donation process with the utmost respect and care including, greeting the donor, assisting in unloading donations, telling the Secret Seconds Thrift Stores story, repeating details back to donor and issuing a receipt.
            • Through the highest level of customer service and hospitality, plants a seed for repeated business and donations to Secret Seconds Thrift Stores with every donor.
            • Maintain clean and well-organized reception area, to include the parking lot where applicable.
            • Effectively use the donation receiving script to communicate appreciation and the Secret Seconds Story.

            HOURS/DAYS: Full- or Part- time; 20-40 hours/week. Days/times to be discussed at interview.

            WAGE: $15- $19/ hr. DOE

            BENEFITS: Employee filling this position has access to benefits including paid holidays, vacation time, health, dental, vision, FLEX and life insurance.

            DEGREE: HiSet or equivalency diploma required.

            TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter in person or by mail: 1800 S. 3rd ST. W., Missoula, MT 59801 Attn: E’Lise Chard

            By email: echard@ywcaofmissoula.org

            FAMILY HOUSING CENTER EVENING & WEEKEND ADVOCATE (FULL TIME)

            PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS:

            • Consistent availability on evenings
            • 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 year 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.
            • 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. Approximately 30-40 hours per week. Shift is 5pm- 11pm, days to be discussed at interview. Some weekend shifts required.

            BASE WAGE: $16- $20/hr. DOE.
            WEEKEND WAGE: $18/hr for hours worked from 7am-midnight, Saturdays and Sundays.

            DEGREE: High School diploma or HiSET Equivalency diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

            BENEFITS: Employee filling this role works has access to benefits including holiday pay, paid vacation, medical, dental, life and vision insurance. Additional benefits such as FLEX reimbursement accounts, parental leave and retirement benefits are also available. Some wait times for eligibility apply.

            TO APPLY: Submit resume, cover letter and references to Melissa Richards at mrichards@ywcaofmissoula.org. Or mail/ drop off to 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula. MT 59801.

             

            SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE ADVOCATE (ON CALL)

            YWCA Missoula is looking for on-call Sexual Assault Response Advocates. This position is compensated with a stipend of $38 per 12-hour on-call shift.

            Sexual Assault Response Advocates at the YWCA provide 24/7 response for victims of sexual assault who present to First Step Resource Center for an exam or report to law enforcement. Sexual assault advocates meet with survivors at First Step, the police department or emergency room to provide emotional support during examinations, interviews, and other processes; assist with safety planning; provide information regarding rights and options; and assist with referral to additional resources as needed.

            Previous experience in human services field preferred. Training is provided.

            Must be available for a minimum of two 12-hour on-call shifts per month.

            To learn more or apply, contact Carol Roberts at croberts@ywcaofmissoula.org or (406) 543-6691.

            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.