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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.

      CLOSING: 5:00PM, Monday, June 20, 2022.

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

      Click here for complete job description.

      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (FULL TIME)

      YWCA Missoula is looking for the next Executive Director. If you are passionate about eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, YWCA Missoula is your next organization. The next Executive Director should be prepared to take YWCA Missoula into the future. 

      Apply and learn more here.

      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.

      PATHWAYS ADVOCATE (EVENING/ OVERNIGHT, PART TIME)

      Hiring multiple positions: Friday & Saturday evening shifts/ Friday-Monday overnight shifts.

      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.

      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.

      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

      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

          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.

          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.

          CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, June 24, 2022

          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 LEAD OVERNIGHT 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. Shift hours are from 8pm-8am and each part-time overnight advocate will be responsible for a minimum of 1 night shift per week.
              • 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.
              • Supervises other overnight staff advocates

              HOURS/DAYS: Full-Time. Approximately 36 hours per week. Required shifts are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8pm-8am.

              BASE WAGE:
              $18.00- $24.00/hr. DOE

              DIFFERENTIAL PAY:
              $25/hour for all hours worked between midnight and 7am.

              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: 5:00PM, Friday, June 24, 2022.

              TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume by mail or in person at 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801
              By email: mrichards@ywcaofmissoula.org

              Click here for complete job description.

              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.