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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

VISIT MONITOR (PART TIME)

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, 15-19 hours per week. WILL WORK VARIED DAYS, EVENINGS AND WEEKEND HOURS, to be discussed at interview.

WAGE:$16.00/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.

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter and references.
In person/by mail: 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801
By email: tchristensen@ywcaofmissoula.org

Click here for complete job description.

OVERNIGHT PATHWAYS ADVOCATE (PART TIME)

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, less than 20 hours per week. EVENING AND WEEKEND HOURS REQUIRED. Hours/days to be discussed at interview.

BASE WAGE: $16.00/hour.

DIFFERENTIAL WAGE: An additional $9/hour for all hours worked between midnight and 7am every week night, for a total of $25/hour.

WEEKEND DIFFERENTIAL WAGE: An additional $2/hour for all hours worked between 7am and midnight, Saturday and Sunday, for a total of $18/hour.

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

BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to paid holidays and the employee assistance program.

CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, April 29, 2022.

TO APPLY: you must send resume, cover letter and references.
By mail/in person to: 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801. Attn: Lyndayle Mattis
Be email: lmattis@ywcaofmissoula.org

Click here for complete job description.

WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR (3-5 HRS/WEEK)

YWCA Missoula is seeking an Indigenous woman to facilitate a weekly Domestic Violence Talking Circle, which takes place Tuesday evenings, year-round. The Domestic Violence Talking Circle is a group for Native and non-Native women in all stages of healing from interpersonal violence. The Talking Circle brings teachings from Indigenous elders, Medicine Wheel teachings, prayer and smudge, and an acknowledgment of the impacts of inter-generational trauma on the whole person-emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually to help facilitate the healing experience. The goal of the group is Individual healing and identity, with the support of the circle, to help empower women to continue in their healing process and individual growth. Group facilitation experience is required. 

HOURS/DAYS: Less than part-time, 3-5 hours per week.

WAGE: $14.75- $16/Hour, DOE.

DEGREE: High school diploma or HiSET equivalency diploma required. Equivalent education/experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

BENEFITS: Employee filling this role does not have have access to benefits. If group facilitation falls on a holiday, holiday pay will be added to regular pay.

CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Monday, April 25, 2022.

Please refer any questions about the position to Carol Roberts at 406-543-6691.

TO APPLY:
submit a resume and cover letter, along with employment references.
In person/by mail: 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801
Be email: croberts@ywcaofmissoula.org

RACIAL EQUITY AND JUSTICE SPECIALIST (FULL TIME)

JOB SUMMARY: The Racial Equity and Justice Specialist is a joint, full-time position shared between EmpowerMT and YWCA Missoula. This position provides expertise and support for each organization’s internal and external racial equity and justice programs and initiatives.

The Racial Justice Engagement Specialist will work both independently and collaboratively within both organizations to advance racial justice and anti-racism work in the community by expanding their knowledge bases, ensuring that racial justice is a primary lens informing both organizations’ work, and infusing racial justice in their partnerships and programs. The Racial Equity and Justice Specialist will lead projects, implement internal & external initiatives, and grow each organization’s capacity to do action-based work that eliminates racism and creates a just and inclusive society.

The Racial Equity and Justice Specialist will share their time between EmpowerMT and YWCA Missoula.

HOURS: 40 hours/week non-exempt

WAGE: $50,000 annual salary plus benefits: Generous paid vacation and holidays, paid family medical leave
time, 100% health, dental & vision insurance, additional wellness benefits, optional IRA Match, and flexible schedule.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
EmpowerMT:
● Coordinate and facilitate the Missoula MLK Day Planning Committee
● Co-design curriculum with social justice and racial equity content and frameworks
● Co-facilitate professional development for schools, organizations/businesses, and communities
● Support facilitation & coordination of ABY (Association of BIPOC Youth)
● Attend EmpowerMT Advancing Leadership Institute

YWCA:
● Facilitate the Racial Justice Committee and Racial Justice Advisory Council
● Organize Stand Against Racism community event every April
● Manage the racial justice-focused orientation/continued learning platform for new YWCA staff
● Coordinate and facilitate YWCA Staff/Board of Directors/Volunteers BIPOC Affinity Group
● Strengthen connection and participation with YWCA USA racial justice efforts
● Complete YWCA advocate training and GUTS! facilitator training

EmpowerMT and YWCA Collaborative Responsibilities:

Staff and Organizational Development
● Assist staff in ensuring racial equity is at the foundation of new and existing programs and policies by providing research, data, recommendations, and support
● Research and support implementation of organizational best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion
● Identify personal and professional development opportunities for the organization’s board, staff, and volunteers to advance racial equity and justice knowledge base
● Develop social media and website content for racial justice issues and programs
● Provide programmatic documentation for reports, grants, and printed materials
● Assist with program evaluation

Community, Partnerships, and Outreach
● Develop and maintain key partnerships with BIPOC led organizations and groups (MT Black Collective-Missoula, All Nations, Western Native Voices, UM BSU, MT Racial Equity Project) and other groups committed to racial justice
● Build meaningful relationships with colleagues, clients, partners, and community members
● Provide leadership on community coalitions and committees in order to promote best practices and advance community and organizational goals
● Organize and co-facilitate BIPOC True Colors Community Affinity Group
● Attend at least one national, regional, or state conference per year

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, & EXPECTATIONS
● Associate or Bachelor degree in social sciences, human services, criminal justice, or a related field; or equivalent experience
● Demonstrated deep commitment to racial equity and justice, and familiarity with racial equity and justice principles
● Significant experience facilitating equity-centered conversations and designing inclusive learning environments for individuals and with large and small groups
● Deep working knowledge of systemic inequity and successful social change practices
● Experience working alongside young people
● A deep commitment to providing professional and timely client service to both internal and external stakeholders
● Excellent written communication skills
● Extremely strong verbal and non-verbal skills, both with large groups and interpersonally
● Strong and efficient workload management skills to include planning, organizing, prioritizing, and
following through on a variety of tasks
● Good judgment and problem-solving skills
● Ability to maintain professional composure while working under stress and pressure.
● Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and commit to our established code of conduct and conflict of interest policies
● Ability to effectively work and collaborate within two similar yet distinct team-centric
environments and work independently
● Availability to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays
● Willingness to travel in and out of state
● Perform other job-related duties as assigned

TO APPLY:
Please email your cover letter and resume to brooke@empowermt.org . Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Position open until filled.

It is the mission of both EmpowerMT and the YWCA Missoula to address and correct systemic inequities. We recognize that people drive our mission, and honor and value the diversity of identities and experiences that they bring which shapes us. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+ people, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

Click here for complete job description.

SUPPORT SPECIALIST (FULL TIME)

PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One years’ experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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

    • Coordinates and completes intakes with participants, including orientation and explanation of policies.
    • Maintains participant files
    • Assists participant with community resources as needed.
    • Assists participant with housing search.
    • Provides trauma-informed and survivor-focused advocacy to residents in the Family Housing Center.
    • Ensures that program guidelines and policies are being met by participants.
    • Interviews older individuals and completes client assessment and reassessments to identify needs, eligibility and assists with accessing available financial assistance, community resources and services.
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned (may include but are not limited to: training, assisting with grant applications, report writing, program development/implementation, volunteer coordination, database management, etc.).
    • Advocates for participants in a cooperative manner with other agencies, law enforcement personnel, and other officials as needed.
    • Maintains confidential written client files as needed.

      HOURS/DAYS: Full-Time, 40 hours per week. Sunday- Thursday schedule, varied shifts to be discussed in interview, but all shifts will fall between the hours of 8am – 8pm.

      BASE WAGE: $16.00- $20.00 per hour. DOE

      DIFFERENTIAL: For hours worked 7am- 12am, Saturdays and Sundays, a differential is applied for a total of $18.00/hour. 

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

      BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to:
           -Insurance, including health, dental, vision, life and supplemental.
           -Employee assistance program
           -Employee discount
           -Flexible spending account
           -Paid time off – 3 weeks in the first year
           -11 Paid holidays
           -Wellness program
           -Paid sick time

      CLOSING: 5:00 PM, Monday, May 9, 2022.

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

      Find complete job description here.

      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.