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Stewardship Director

Supervisor: Deputy Executive Director
Compensation: $42,000 to $50,000 DOE; Generous Benefits
Classification: Full-time, Permanent, Exempt
Location: Helena

The stewardship director (SD) serves the mission of Montana Wilderness Association (MWA) - to protect Montana’s wilderness heritage, quiet beauty, and outdoor traditions - by directing the organization’s statewide trail stewardship program and other MWA outreach programs.

The director has a unique leadership role, which requires thoughtful collaboration with all MWA departments and a wide variety of external partners, including community leaders from Libby to Billings. The director is a team builder who understands that strategic trail stewardship brings people together and makes communities stronger. The director is passionate about connecting people to their public lands and believes quality outdoor experiences lead people to become conservation advocates. The director works with MWA’s leadership team to fund and implement their programmatic budget. The director supervises two full-time employees.

The stewardship director is a strong relationship builder who validates the opinions and experiences of others. They practice self-awareness by seeking and sharing feedback. They ask questions, listen closely, and collaborate with others instinctively. They stay positive, even during difficult times, and lead with confidence, humility, and curiosity.

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