Employment

Digital Organizer

April 09, 2020

Do you spend a lot of time on Facebook, Instagram or texting?

You can get paid to be on social media and work from home, all while being a good ancestor!

Join our amazing team in informing and engaging your community in the Census and voting! 

 

Job Title: Digital Organizer (Temporary - Part-time)

Compensation: $15.00 - $20.00/hour (DOE)

Classification: Part-time, temporary. Employment opportunities starting June 2019 through November 2020. Work load varies each month. 

Location: Varies. Our focus areas are the 7 Tribal Nations and Billings, Missoula, and Great Falls.

 

Western Native Voice (WNV) is committed to inspiring Native leadership so our communities flourish through leadership development, civic engagement, and public policy advocacy.  Our advocacy focuses on protecting and expanding rights of Native Americans and to preserve our land, culture, and way of life for future generations. We provide information and tools necessary for Natives to have a say in policy changes that impact their lives.

 

Community Organizers will be responsible for:

  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with WNV allies. 

  • Networking and building relationships with community leaders.

  • Recruiting local volunteers for community activities. 

  • Educating and engaging Native voters for the 2020 election.

  • Educating and engaging Native communities for the 2020 census. 

  • Educating and engaging via social media

  • Organizing and conducting phone banking and text banking

  • Work with local elected officials. 

  • Maintaining frequent communication with the team.

  • Prepare progress reports as needed. 

  • Other duties, as assigned. 

 

Qualifications:

  • NO ORGANIZING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY- ALL TRAININGS PROVIDED

  • Proficient in the use of computers, social media, and smartphone technologies. 

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

  • Able to work productively both independently and with a team.

  • Available for travel overnight, statewide up to 4 nghts at one time, and work on weekends, after Covid 19 restrictions are lifted.

  • Must be reachable by both email and phone. 

  • Heartfelt commitment to improving Native American communities in Montana. 


How to apply:  Visit www.westernnativevoice.org to submit an electronic application. Resumes and references can also be emailed to joldelk@westernnativevoice.org. Send a resume and 3 references (name and number). For anyone without a work history send a letter of interest or call our office. Please call 406-869-1938 for any questions.

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.

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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