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Executive Director

Reporting to: State Council President
Location: Helena, Mont.

Reporting to the State Council, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Montana Wilderness Association staff, programs, budget, and execution of its mission.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting the organization’s strategic direction and providing the leadership to successfully implement it, fundraising, budgeting and financial oversight, board engagement, staff/organizational management, programs, and organizational structure.

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Communications Coordinator

Supervisor: Communications Director
Compensation: $36,250 to $42,650 DOE; generous benefits
Classification: Full time, non-exempt
Location: Helena preferred

The communications coordinator assists the communications director in developing and implementing Montana Wilderness Association’s communications and building support for the organization and for its campaigns and programs.

The coordinator will help the director plan, gather, write, and edit content for MWA’s print and electronic media assets, including its website, eblasts, newsletter, annual report, and social media channels. This position will help ensure that MWA maintains a high editorial quality and consistency in messaging across its many communications platforms.

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Production Coordinator

Supervisor: Marketing and Grants Manager
Compensation: $13/hour, part-time, temporary (10 hours a week for 18 weeks)
Location: Missoula, MT

The production coordinator will produce and distribute radio shorts for MWA’s new “Trail a Week” program to be featured on public and private radio stations across Montana. The production coordinator will create a series of 52 60-second radio shorts featuring selections from Montana Wilderness Association’s online hiking guide at The production coordinator will be responsible for developing an engaging template, writing content, recording and editing radio shorts, and distributing content to partner stations. The goal of the 60-second shorts is to educate people about Montana’s diverse landscapes while inspiring people to discover new outdoor destinations, ultimately helping to disperse recreationists and their economic benefits to Montana’s rural communities.

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Wilderness Fellow

Supervisor: State Policy Director
Compensation: $14/hour, Part-Time (<20 hours/week)
Start Date: Position will remain open until filled; however applications will be reviewed beginning August 30th, 2017
Term: 1 year, possible extension based on funding availability
Location: Missoula, MT

The Wilderness Fellow is a front-line player on MWA’s program team that are developing and implementing the grassroots campaigns that identify and build support for protecting Montana’s public lands and wild country. Fellow will be responsible for various aspects of programmatic work that engages and inspires members, volunteers, and supporters to take action. S/he works closely with the State Policy Director and Western Montana Field Director to organize events, programming, and outreach for priority MWA campaigns.

This is a fast-paced, exciting, people-oriented job that will build your skillset in grassroots organizing, civic engagement, public lands policy, and wilderness protection.



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