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 New Leaders Council – Nominations for Institute Fellows Open!

A message from the New Leaders Council – Montana Chapter:

New Leaders Council is now taking nominations for up and coming, millennial leaders to attend our Leadership Institute!

Since 2006, NLC has trained nearly 7,000 leaders who have gone on to start innovative non-profits and businesses, serve in public office, and have an impact in the public policy space.

The NLC Institute is an intensive six-month training program that is provided WITHOUT CHARGE to all selected Fellows.

Through the Institute, our Fellows receive deep lessons in entrepreneurship, finance, communications, political/business/non-profit management, digital organizing, and public policy analysis and process. Our Fellows graduate our institutes empowered with the skills they need to start their own businesses, lead community advocacy programs, start non-for-profits, and engage in the civic process.

We are currently accepting nominations for our 2020 Fellow class. If you know of an up-and coming leader who could benefit from the personal and professional development training that the NLC Institute provides, please nominate them.

Click Here to Nominate!

Applications are due October 1, 2019.

Thank you,
Kimberly Weaver & Rebecca Stanton
Co-Directors of New Leaders Council Montana

 Job Opening for new Education Director at Montana Outdoor Science School

An Announcement from MOSS:

MOSS is in search of an Education Director. This position is integral to MOSS providing quality, research-based, and relevant science programming to students throughout Montana. In collaboration with the Executive Director and Summer Program Director, the position is responsible for the quality teaching strategies, content, and assessments integrated in all of MOSS programming though focuses primarily on all aspects of school programs. This includes cultivating relationships with schools across the state, recruitment and scheduling, standards-based curriculum development, hiring and training of up to 15 part-time instructors, and creatively solving challenges that arise.

Primary Job Duties School Year
Programming (70%)
Staff Management (30%)

Qualifications Required
● Enthusiasm for MOSS’s mission, values, goals, and culture
● Degree in science, education, or a related field
● Strong knowledge of pedagogy
● Strong science content knowledge in fields including, but not limited to; biology, life science, ecology, and geology
● Experience with standards-based curriculum development
● Ability to communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience, including strong e-mail writing skills, social media writing skills, and an ability to write formal marketing text
● Exceptional interpersonal and oral communication skills; versatility to interact professionally and in a positive and professional manner with the public and staff at all levels of the organization, including staff, board members, volunteers, partners, and donors
● Ability to work collaboratively as well as with a great deal of autonomy, including working independently without supervision
● Ability to set and implement priorities, manage multiple tasks, and evaluate performance
● Ability to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information with a high degree of discretion
● Extensive computer experience including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Google Drive, email, and social media platforms
● Ability to travel occasionally, including to outreach and fundraising events that may fall on weekends or after hours

Compensation and Benefits
This position is paid at an annual salary of $35,000-$38,000 DOE. Benefits of this position include fully-covered health, dental, and vision insurance, the opportunity to work in a flexible work environment, and knowing that your efforts directly benefit the science education of Montanans. To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest and resume to ​​. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis beginning August 19th, 2019.

For more information, to see the full job description and to apply, visit


 BPW Small Business Grants and Educational Scholarships Applications are Open!

Bozeman BPW is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for Small Business Grants and Scholarships for 2019. These are open to women owned Montana businesses and women pursuing education in the state. For a complete list of requirements and application instructions, please visit the following links.

Applications are due on August 31st, 2019.

2019 BPW Scholarship Application

2019 BPW Shooting Star Small Business Grant Application

If you have questions please contact Grants & Scholarships Chair, Ashley Nettles, via email at


 Prospera hiring – new Program Director of the MT Women’s Business Center

A message from Prospera Business Network:

Prospera is searching for a new Program Director for of MT Women’s Business Center! 

Position is Full-Time.

Required Qualifications:
-A college degree and at least three-years of direct professional experience with business operations, business accounting and Quickbooks, educational events, marketing and communications; preferably in the nonprofit sector. -Demonstrated expertise in program development and delivery; preferably with business clients. 
-Understanding of the roles that marketing, communications, and events play in enhancing membership development, fundraising, and private donations. 
-Experience with grant management and reporting; preferably with federal agencies. 
-High computer literacy, adept with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, e-mail marketing tools, and donor databases. 
-The ability to complete a 40-hour certification course from AASBC within six months of hire.

Work Conditions:
Prospera has a collaborative work culture that is positive, energetic, and fun. The work week is generally Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with an opportunity for flex-time between work from home or outside the office. This position is based in Bozeman, MT. Local and out-of-state travel is required.

The position is a full-time salaried exempt position. Starting salary is $42,000-$46,000 DOE. Benefits include 20 paid-time off days, health insurance coverage for employee, a monthly cash contribution to a Health Savings Account, a SIMPLE IRA with a 3% match, and a $20 monthly phone stipend.

For more information and to apply, please see the full job posting here:

 Montana Healthcare Foundation seeks Program Assistant

A message from the Montana Healthcare Foundation:

The Montana Healthcare Foudnation is seeking a Program Assistant!

The Program Assistant supports the Program Team comprised of a Program Director and Program Officer by providing general administrative support,
grants management, program data collection, scheduling meetings and grantee communications, coordinating travel and event logistics, and general project management. They will interact regularly with MHCF staff and consultants, current and potential grantees, and community leaders; and assist in maintaining and enhancing a positive image for the organization. As part of MHCF’s administrative staff, the person in this position will contribute to achieving the strategic vision and goals of MHCF.

• Position is full-time – 40 hours/week – with competitive benefit package.
• Team atmosphere with small staff, open communication and minimal hierarchy.
• Office is located in downtown Bozeman, MT.
• Regular car travel throughout the foundation’s service area. Access to use of a reliable private
vehicle or rental car for occasional use for business travel in Montana. Mileage reimbursed at
allowed GSA rates or actual costs of approved rental car. Ability to secure and maintain a
driver’s license valid in the state of Montana and to maintain private liability insurance with
minimums outlined under MHCF policy. Periodic overnight travel within the foundation’s service
area of the State of Montana and some national travel also required.

• A minimum of 3 years work experience, with substantial experience providing executive or
administrative support to senior staff;
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field;
• Ability to execute duties and responsibilities independently and with minimal supervision, think
critically, synthesize information from a variety of sources, work collaboratively or
independently as required, prioritize effectively and handle multiple tasks simultaneously,
effectively carry out written and oral instructions;
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, and exceptional attention to detail;
• Exceptional tact and diplomacy, ability to quickly gain the trust of stakeholders, staff and
• Unquestionable personal and professional integrity;
• Excellent communication skills, including diplomacy required to function effectively in a dynamic
& interdependent team environment;
• Outstanding writing skills, including ability to draft clear, concise documents;
• Spirit of customer service, facilitating positive and productive interactions between the Program
Officers, trustees, staff, and external constituents;
• Ability to travel.

*To Apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to by August 21, 2019.