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JOB TITLE: Executive Director, Montana Empowerment Center
MISSION STATEMENT: At the Montana Empowerment Center, we strive to empower, encourage, and educate all Montana families with children and young adults with disabilities. Our mission is to ensure that individuals and families have the information, resources, and support needed to make informed and empowered choices in pursuit of exceptional children’s extraordinary potential.
As a Parent Training and Information Center (PTI), we serve parents of children from birth to 26 years of age with all types of disabilities by ensuring that these parents have the training and information they need to enable them to participate effectively in helping their children.
JOB SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE: We are seeking a visionary and strategic leader who shares values such as family-centric focus, empathy, strong communication, collaboration, and effective delegation. The Executive Director will be instrumental in shaping our organization’s future by driving initiatives that lead to sustainable operation through strategic planning which ensures the fulfillment of our mission and advocates for the children and families we serve.
  1. Lead and expand the center’s efforts to serve as Montana’s Parent Training Information Center (PTI).
  2. Champion a family-centric approach, placing the individuals, parents, children, and families at the heart of all decisions.
  3. Uphold and foster a culture of empathy, ensuring genuine care and understanding for employees, clients, and stakeholders.
  4. Maintain strong, clear, and persuasive communication channels internally and externally.
  5. Cultivate a collaborative environment that leverages the collective intelligence of our six-person team.
  6. Delegate responsibilities effectively, acknowledging team strengths to promote growth and efficiency.
  7. Engage with and strengthen community partnerships and networks.
  8. Oversee the development of educational resources and training for families and professionals.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a non-profit or educational setting.
  • Proven experience in strategic planning and organization management.
  • Commitment to the empowerment of families with disabled children.
  • Passions which align with MEC’s mission and vision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.
  • Able to start in late July, possibly early August 2024.
  • Degree in Education, Social Work, Non-Profit Management, or a related field strongly desired; 2 years of related work experience allowed in lieu of degree.
  • 3-5 years of successful senior leadership, management, and administrative experience with a social impact/advocacy nonprofit organization.
  • $52,000 – $58,000 range. Based on experience.
    • Wage is representative of 32-35 hour work week expectation.
  • Accrued Sick Leave and Vacation Leave
  • 11.5 Holidays per year
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume by copying and pasting this link – or by mail to Attn: Greg Ross, RE: MEC Executive Director, P.O. Box 1251, Helena, MT 59624.
This position is posted through Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), with next steps in the application process beginning at that time. For any questions regarding this recruitment, or for a copy of the job description, please contact Greg Ross with Communication and Management Services, LLC at gross[at]