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Employment

Program Director

January 07, 2020

Job Title: Program Director

Position Status: Full-time, permanent

Location: Billings, Montana

Reports To: Executive Director

Compensation: $40,000 - $60,000, DOE

 

We are looking for an energetic, motivated individual to join our team!

 

Western Native Voice  (WNV) is a non-profit grassroots organization formed in 2011.  We are committed to inspiring Native leadership so our communities flourish. We work on all seven tribal nations in Montana, and Billings, Missoula and Great Falls. We strive to protect the rights of Native American tribes and individuals to promote social, racial, gender, economic and environmental justice to preserve our land, water, culture and way of life for future generations.  

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The Program Director is responsible for enhancing current programs, researching new and existing programs in target areas, reporting on programs and ensuring programs operate efficiently to meet the goals of the organization and the needs of the communities we serve. They must be willing to go on overnight work travel for several days. They must be committed to making a change for Native Americans on the local, state and national level and be willing to bring creativity, high energy and humor to our team! 

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Evaluating, supervising and coordinating programs and staff

  • Implementing the appropriate portions of Western Native Voice’s operating policies

  • Research, cultivate and arrange meetings with prospective and current allies

  • Assist in research, writing and reporting on grants

  • Strategic planning and implementation

  • Works with diverse individuals and communities on a variety of issues

  • Prioritizing actions, developing creative strategies, and assigning staff to achieve Western Native Voice’s objectives. 

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment to Western Native Voice’s issues and values

  • Deep knowledge of Native communities

  • Proven ability to lead planning, coordination and execution of programs

  • Experience in community engagement

  • Outstanding relationship-building skills and ability to connect with people

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Ability to adapt to ever changing situations and opportunities

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills

  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment

  • Ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines, and able to balance multiple projects at one time

  • Strong public speaking and writing skills

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Knowledge of issues facing Native Americans

  • Experience using innovative methods to promote the organization and win campaigns

  • Experience working for a nonprofit organization working for social change or on a political campaign

  • Ability to coach and support grassroots leaders

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary depends on experience. Benefits for full time employment include: health insurance, 4 weeks vacation, 12 days sick leave, pension program after 1 year of full time employment; sabbatical after 5 years of full-time employment.

 

APPLICATION must include:

  • cover letter (tell us why you want the job)

  • resume

  • short writing sample (eg, a letter-to-the-editor)

  • contact information for 3 professional references

 

Send application materials to: marci@westernnativevoice.org with “Program Director” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All documents should be in either Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or .pdf format.

Communications Director

November 14, 2019

Western Native Voice (WNV) is a non-profit grassroots organization formed in 2011. We are committed to inspiring Native leadership so our communities flourish. We work on all seven tribal nations in Montana, and Billings, Missoula and Great Falls. We strive to protect the rights of Native American tribes and individuals to promote social, racial, gender, economic and environmental justice to preserve our land, water, culture and way of life for future generations.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Communications Director is a full time position and will work closely with the Executive Director, Program Director and other team members to create outreach materials and messaging to engage community members in public policy advocacy, leadership and civic engagement. They must be committed to making a change for Native Americans on the local, state and national level and be willing to bring creativity, high energy and humor to our team!

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

● Develop, implement, and expand communications plans for WNV’s programs

● Research, cultivate and arrange meetings with prospective and current allies

● Assist in research, writing and reporting on grants

● Coordinate donor appreciation, including thank you notes and other donor recognition efforts

● Develop a cohesive communications strategy

● Ensuring quality control of all information released

● Being in the field during outreach events to collect materials to tell the story of our work

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

● Commitment to Western Native Voice’s issues and values

● Awareness of and efficiency with communications technologies

● Experience in graphic design, Google suite and databases

● Commitment to Western Native Voice’s issues and values

● Proven ability to lead planning, coordination and execution of communications strategies, marketing and social media

● Experience in community engagement

● Outstanding relationship-building skills and ability to connect with people

● Ability to work independently and collaboratively

● Excellent organizational and time-management skills

● Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment

● Ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines

● Strong speaking and writing skills

● Experience working with Montana’s Native American population

● Ability to work some evenings and weekends

● Available for overnight travel for several days

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

● Experience working with reporters and media outlets

● Knowledge of Native American history and culture

● Experience using innovative methods to promote organizations and win campaigns, including visual and content storytelling strategies

● Experience working for a nonprofit organization working for social change or on a political campaign

● Experience in digital communications

● Ability to coach and support grassroots leaders as spokespersons, and train leaders and staff

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary depends on experience. Benefits for full time employment include: health insurance, 4 weeks vacation, sick leave, pension program after 1 year of full time employment; sabbatical after 5 years of full-time employment.

 

APPLICATION must include:

● cover letter (tell us why you want the job)

● resume

● short writing sample (eg, a letter-to-the-editor)

● contact information for 3 professional references

 

Send application materials to: marci@westernnativevoice.org with “Communications Director” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All documents should be in either Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or .pdf format.

Community Organizer

July 03, 2019

Western Native Voice is excited to announce that we are hiring Community Organizers throughout Montana! We are seeking highly motivated individuals with the heartfelt commitment to improving Native American Communities in Montana. Join our amazing team and help lead change in your community!

If you, or someone you know, is interested in being a part of the Western Native Voice team please apply now by clicking the link below. Or you can send a resume and cover letter to joldelk@westernnativevoice.org. For questions about the internship, please call (406) 869-1938 or email info@westernnativevoice.org.

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Internship

July 01, 2019

We are excited to announce that the application period of our Fall 2019 internship is now open! We are seeking a highly motivated individual to intern with us in Billings, MT. All applicants must be attending classes at a college or university. This is a paid internship.

An internship with Western Native Voice provides the experience and knowledge to organize your community and make lasting change. Our intern will put proven and effective strategies to work across Montana’s diverse tribal nations.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in being a part of the Western Native Voice team please apply now by clicking the link below. Or you can send a resume and cover letter to tperez@westernnativevoice.org. For questions about the internship, please call (406) 869-1938 or email info@westernnativevoice.org. The application deadline for our Fall 2019 internships is August 9, 2019.

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