|Note: Monday night, a gunman shot and killed 10 people in Boulder, CO. Our hearts go out to the Boulder community and families of the victims.
Hyun Jung Grant. Xiaojie Tan. Yong Ae Yue. Daoyou Feng. Soon Chung Park. Sun Cha Kim.
These are the names of the six Asian women who were shot and killed by a young man last week in Georgia.
When I first heard the news, I was in shock. It would take a few days before the emotions would fully sink in; before the tears would come bursting through my stoicism.
Because when a hate crime happens to your community, you’re reminded of all the reasons why you don’t belong. You’re reminded of the simple fact that no matter how hard you try, that no matter how hard you love a place and a country, you will never belong.
And then you’re forced to reckon with your own identity. There is no hiding, no escape. It’s like you’re baring your soul to a world who does not accept you.
It doesn’t matter that during World War II my grandpa’s brothers enlisted in the army, demonstrating their patriotism for a country that was rounding their community up behind a barbed wire fence.
Because they would never be accepted as Americans.
It doesn’t matter that my parents achieved the “American dream” of buying a house and sending their child to college.
Because the American dream cannot be fulfilled in a country so steeped in racism and White supremacy.
As Montanans, let us not think we are sheltered from this hatred.
I’m often told that in Montana, “racism doesn’t exist here” and that “there is no diversity,” as if the two statements are independent of each other and have no connection.
In 1870, 10% of Montana’s population was Chinese. This history is littered with stories of violence and lynching. We also can’t forget the fact that Montana is home to Fort Missoula, an internment camp during World War II.
This history of discrimination continues today. As a Congressman, Governor Gianforte voted “no” on a resolution to condemn attacks on the Asian community. Seriously.
But hateful and harmful language doesn’t just come from people that hold explicitly racist values — it can come from “progressive” leaders and politicians too. In 2020, a nationwide trend of anti-China attack ads, perpetrated by Democrats and Republicans alike, fueled hateful rhetoric against Chinese communities and Asian Americans. We must hold everyone accountable to racist and harmful displays of white supremacy, especially those within our own movements and spaces.
So where do we go from here?
Today, and everyday, we are committed to creating a more equitable world and state in which everyone is safe and welcome.
We must recognize that it is not new for communities of color to feel unsafe, unwelcome, and fearful. We must also confront the reality of an increase in hateful and racist rhetoric towards Asian Americans during this pandemic as it has real-life consequences.
We must understand how Asian-Americans have been used as a tool to divide communities of color. We can’t let these attacks be the excuse for more policing in communities of color. We must acknowledge that the violence in Georgia is the intersection of race, class, gender, and imperialism.
It’s on all of us to create safer communities by educating ourselves and others, by speaking up and addressing problematic comments, and by creating culturally responsive systems to support those who have experienced harm.
We have a lot of work ahead of us that is overdue.
*March 21, 2021*
Events this week:
Tuesday, March 23 — Voting Rights Legislative Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 24 — Climate Justice & Public Lands Legislative Happy Hour
Join us to ask questions on bills and practice crafting testimony!
Let’s talk about decorum
Decorum: a fancy word for appropriate conduct in the legislature. It’s causing quite a stir.
Last week, the House Rules Committee met to discuss what some legislators claimed to be a breach of decorum — a dress code “violation.” At the meeting, Chair Derek Skees of Kalispell proposed they adopt dress code rules from 2015 — rules that scrutinized women’s skirt lengths and necklines and made national news for their sexist, classist, and ultra-conservative nature. Rep. Sharon Stewart Peregoy of Crow Agency made the important point that decorum is not just about how legislators dress, but also about how they treat one another — a comment that Chair Skees, decorum violator extraordinaire, ignored.
The disrespect we’ve been consistently seeing from primarily conservative legislators is not only in violation of decorum, but it’s creating a toxic environment for people who want to participate in the political process. Last week, we watched legislators cheer at the thought of LGBTQ+ people being driven out of Montana — if you ask us, the dress code should be the LEAST of their concerns.
We will continue to hold our elected officials accountable for their unprofessional and disrespectful actions and we won’t let legislators bully us out of the democratic process.
Who gets more rights: the human or the egg?
Rep. Caleb Hinkle of Belgrade is advocating for a fertilized egg to have the same rights as a full-grown-ass Montanan. His bill, HB337, also known as the “personhood amendment,” would grant rights to an egg in the early stages of conception, often before a woman is even aware of the pregnancy. Make no mistake, this is an attempt to ban abortion entirely.
HB337 also has the potential to outlaw popular forms of birth control, including the pill, IUDs, and emergency contraception for victims of rape or incest. Our stomachs are churning.
During SIX previous legislative sessions, similar bills failed with bipartisan opposition. Montanans have not approved these measures in the past, and it’s time for legislators to start listening to the people they chose to serve.
Senate Bill Two-Hatey
SB280, introduced by Sen. Carl Glimm of Kila, would require transgender people to go to court AND present documentation of gender affirmation surgery in order to change the gender marker on their birth certificate. As we’ve said before and will continue to say until the end of time, trans people who don’t get surgery are still trans.
Refusing accurate identification to trans people puts them at risk of being outed any time they need to show ID, including applying for jobs or enrolling in school. Incorrect gender markers can expose trans people to discrimination, harassment, and violence. This is yet another piece of legislation that would make life harder for trans Montanans.
This bill will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Friday. Send the committee a message telling them to leave trans people alone and vote NO on SB280.
This bill “reasonably appears” to be terrible
Montana, like every other state in this country, has a problem with police brutality. In 2019, a report listed Montana as ninth in the nation per capita for fatal officer-involved shootings. The report identified at least 39 deaths at the hands of police officers in the state since 2012.
Montana also incarcerates Black, Indigenous, and people of color at drastically higher rates than white people. Increasingly over the last year, Montanans have turned out en masse to demand changes to the way police operate in our state.
Despite all of this, Sen. Jill Cohenour of East Helena has introduced a very concerning “law and order” bill, SB220. It would broaden the definition of felony assault on a peace officer to include the use of what “reasonably appears to be” a weapon, opening the door to all sorts of interpretation. Under this bill, someone could be charged with a felony for holding a toy gun, wallet, phone, or any other item if an officer thinks it’s a weapon. If passed, this bill would disproportionately affect BIPOC Montanans, as well as those who are unhoused or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Just last fall, an Indigenous man was arrested in Missoula after he threw a wallet and lighter at a police officer. The (white) officer was (obviously) not injured, as both items bounced harmlessly off of his bulletproof vest. Still, the man spent seven months in jail following this encounter, losing his job and his lease. His case was later dismissed. Under the terms of SB220, he could have faced a felony charge for throwing his wallet and lighter.
This bill will be heard on the House floor soon. Let your representative know that increased policing is not what our state needs and to vote NO on SB220.
Let’s pretend you live near a coal mine whose owners aren’t properly disposing of toxic waste. When it rains, the water washes coal tailings into the local river — your drinking water source.
You and your neighbors are worried so you file a complaint with the state, who confirms your water is polluted and tries to force the coal mining company to fix the problem. In retaliation, the coal company files a lawsuit, claiming the state’s regulation harms their business. The state can’t afford to pay the company, and its hands are tied. Your water supply remains polluted.
This is just one possible scenario under SB260, sponsored by Sen. Steve Fitzpatrick of Great Falls. Sound dystopian? SB260 could end up costing Montana over $600 million. When Oregon passed a similar law, the state faced $20 billion in claims.
The bigger picture? SB260 discourages regulation of all kinds, affecting public health and welfare. We don’t want our taxpayer dollars compensating industries for their irresponsible behavior. That shit’s expensive. Hold big industries accountable and let the House Business and Labor Committee know that SB260 is bad for public welfare and bad for Montana’s budget.
NorthWestern Energy is shady AF
You know what’s not cool? Energy monopolies that launch shameless attacks on regulations meant to keep corporations in check. You guessed it, we are talking about NorthWestern Energy (NWE).
Last week we heard two bills that give NWE even more power. How so? SB201, brought by Sen. Steve Fitzpatrick of Great Falls, would prevent Montana’s energy-regulating body, the Public Service Commission, from factoring the benefits of clean energy into their decision making when approving NWE’s energy acquisitions. This would enable NWE’s continued reliance on fossil fuels.
It doesn’t stop there. SB237, sponsored by Sen. Doug Kary of Billings and backed by NWE, would eliminate the Community Renewable Energy Projects program (CREP), which prompts the construction of small renewable projects throughout the state. Shady NWE has a long history of not investing in these projects, even though they’re required to by law. Now NWE is trying to dismantle the program completely rather than pay the fines.
All session long, NWE has been pushing bills that prioritize the company’s interests over Montanans. It’s time for NWE to get out of the people’s house! Contact your representative and tell them to vote NO on these devious anti-renewable energy bills.
Naked and afraid: voting rights edition
You know that recurring nightmare when, on the first day of school, you look down and you’re naked? That’s sorta how we’re feeling about the state of voting rights legislation.
HB176 is a bill to end same-day voter registration, a service which enabled 3,352 Montanans to vote in the 2020 general election alone. Then there’s HB406 — a bill whose very basis was already ruled unconstitutional. This bill would eliminate ballot collection services and keep groups like ours from helping deliver your ballot safely to your county elections office. Both bills are on their last leg before reaching the Governor.
It’s time to wake up from this voting rights nightmare. Tell your senator that they should NOT stand for HB176, and while you’re at it, shoot the Senate State Admin Committee a message telling them to vote NO on HB406.
In the event of an emergency, conduct business as usual
Hypothetically, let’s say all Montanans are aboard a plane enduring a harrowing journey. Before takeoff, the flight attendant had announced, “In the event of an emergency, oxygen masks will NOT drop from the ceiling and life vests ARE NOT beneath your seat. The CEOs were hoping to save some money, so good luck!”
Unfortunately, this is how some legislators are choosing to respond to the economic crisis caused by COVID-19: by eliminating basic safety measures that keep Montanans afloat during hard times.
Rep. Kathy Whitman of Missoula believes landlords should be able to kick people to the curb during emergencies like this one. She sponsored HB430, which would prohibit the Governor from banning evictions during unprecedented times. Emergency orders are vital to the protection of Montanans. When unemployment skyrockets and folks struggle to literally stay alive, collecting rent should be less of a priority than keeping our communities safe. Rep. Whitman, WWCPD? (What would compassionate people do?)
Villain & Hero of the Week
Rep. John Fuller of Whitefish has earned the villain title for the second time this session with his incessant attacks on transgender children in Montana. Worst hits include: HB112, the bill to prevent transgender kids from participating in sports; HB113, the bill to ban gender-affirming healthcare for minors; and HB427, the evil zombie twin of HB113 which also bans certain gender-affirming procedures. In a time of economic upheaval and public health crisis, Fuller has truly gone above and beyond in his priority to attack trans children.
The hearings on Fuller’s bills have all been chock full of inaccurate, hateful rhetoric, including from the sponsor himself. HB112 and HB427 both passed out of committee on party lines this week, despite overwhelming opposition and passionate testimony from Montanans — as of a few days ago, HB112 had racked up nearly 2,000 messages in opposition, compared to a mere few hundred in support.
It’s clear Rep. Fuller is more invested in pushing an ideological agenda than listening to the voices of his constituents. We need you to remind our representatives who they work for. Both HB112 and HB427 will likely be heard on the Senate floor this week, so message your senator ASAP and tell them to vote NO on these discriminatory bills.
Sen. Bryce Bennett of Missoula has been fighting fiercely to ensure that Montana is a state where everyone can thrive.
This session, Sen. Bennett has brought a handful of bills that would increase and protect Montanans’ access to the ballot box, including a bill that would have extended the period of regular voter registration, making it easier for Montanans to cast their votes. He has also been a fierce advocate for the protection of consumer privacy in Montana, an issue that is all too pressing in a rapidly digitizing world.
Bennett made history in 2010 when he was elected as the first openly gay man to serve in the Montana Legislature. In addition to the job he was elected to do, Sen. Bennett has also been a staunch advocate for LGBTQ+ Montanans in an often unfriendly legislative environment.
On Monday, Sen. Bennett was one of several speakers at the Rainbow Rally at the Capitol, where hundreds of LGBTQ+ Montanans and allies gathered in protest and celebration. Bennett spoke to the resiliency of LGBTQ+ people and reaffirmed his refusal to sit idly by as trans and queer people are attacked. He reminded the crowd, “there is too much on the line to sit on the sidelines,” and encouraged people to keep sharing their stories and showing up for their communities.
We appreciate you more than we can say.
P.S. In case you were wondering what our Governor is up to, he’s busy working on the most pressing issues facing Montanans right now — what people in Colorado are eating for dinner.
*March 14, 2021*
We’re feeling rejuvenated and hope you are too. As we launch into the second half of the legislative session, there are plenty of bills still on the chopping block. If you’ve been itching to get involved, now is the time!
Events this week:
Monday, March 15 — Rainbow Rally at the Capitol (masks and social distancing required!)
Tuesday, March 16 — We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Really F*cking Tired – a space for LGBTQ+ Montanans to vent, dream, and plan together
Wednesday, March 17 — Town Hall with Rep. Alice Buckley and Rep. Emma Kerr Carpenter
Separation of church & hate
Pop quiz! Which of the following is NOT one of the four rights protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution?
- Freedom of speech
- Freedom of religion
- Right to peaceably assemble
- Right to discriminate
If you guessed #4 (which we really hope you did), congrats! You just might know more about the Constitution than Sen. Carl Glimm of Kila and Sen. David Howard of Park City. These two seem to have forgotten that freedom of religion is already fiercely protected by both the United States and Montana Constitutions.
We’ve talked about Sen. Glimm’s SB215 before, but here’s a refresher: this bill could allow any person or entity to use religious freedom as an excuse to discriminate against a person or group of people. Didn’t someone important once say something about loving thy neighbor?
SB172, introduced by Sen. Howard, is known as the “Religion Is Essential Act.” Upon first glance, the bill appears to allow religious services to continue in times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if you pull out your magnifying glass, you’ll see something deeply concerning: a vaguely-written section that could empower religiously-affiliated institutions to break just about any civil or criminal law and use their religion as a defense.
These bills share a very concerning implication: religious freedom as the ultimate right, superseding all other constitutional rights. Contact your representative and urge them to vote NO.
The time is now for the Native American Voting Rights Act
529 years ago, Europeans began systematic colonization and genocide of Indigenous peoples in what are now the Americas. Since then, Indigenous people have fought for their rights while maintaining tribal sovereignty — refusing to surrender their land in exchange for U.S. citizenship, demanding their civil rights once U.S. citizenship was imposed, and bringing their fight to the courts innumerable times. Thanks to these exhaustive efforts, Native American people won the right to vote just fifty six years ago.
The work continues today in the form of HB613, the Native American Voting Rights Act, sponsored by Rep. Sharon Stewart Peregoy of Crow Agency. This Act expands access to satellite polling locations and clarifies requirements around the use of tribal IDs as a valid form of voter ID. It’s a step in the right direction to assure Native Americans’ right to vote and has garnered bipartisan support.
Of course, there’s always someone to rain on the parade. The Secretary of State’s office showed up in opposition to this bill on the false premise that it would create unfair advantages for Native American voters and would be costly — even though the cost of the bill came out to a grand total of $0 after the hearing.
We support HB613 and would like to thank Rep. Stewart Peregoy and Western Native Voice for their tireless efforts in bringing this bill.
Lost but not forgotten
Our state has a problem. Montana has the fifth highest incidence of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in the country. Native Americans make up 6.7% of Montana’s population, but account for 26% of all missing persons cases.
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) movement is an Indigenous-led response to an epidemic taking place across the U.S. and Canada, where Native American women are murdered at a rate 10 times higher than other ethnicities. The crisis, also referred to as Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP), is impossible to untangle from a legacy of settler colonialism that extends into the present.
Compounding the crisis? A jurisdictional maze: depending where a crime is committed or where a missing person is found, an investigation may fall to the state, federal, or tribal government. Between confusion over whose domain a case is within, and a long history of racism in law enforcement, many MMIP cases go uninvestigated.
When a relative goes missing, Indigenous families are forced to pick up the slack and take on the search themselves. When Kaysera Stops Pretty Places went missing in 2019, Big Horn County law enforcement waited nearly two weeks to let the family know her body had been found. Less than a year later, Selena Not Afraid also went missing in Big Horn County. Friends and family coordinated a search effort themselves. Neither case received a thorough investigation.
Last week, a Senate committee heard three bills by Rep. Sharon Stewart Peregoy of Crow Agency that would address MMIP. HB98 would extend the Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force and the accompanying Looping in Native Communities Grant Program, both established in 2019. HB35 would create a missing Indigenous persons review commission, and HB36 would establish a training grant program for community-based search efforts.
If you’d like to learn more, find resources, and/or donate to local Indigenous-led organizations on the frontlines of this fight, we suggest MMIP Montana Reporting, Sisters United, Western Native Voice, or the Snowbird Fund. If you have lost a loved one to the MMIP crisis, our thoughts go out to you — and we recognize that thoughts and prayers are not enough. Message your senator and encourage them to vote YES on these bills.
If you believe you are a victim of human trafficking or may have information about a potential trafficking situation, please call the Montana Human Trafficking Hotline: (833)-406-STOP (7867)
Our old tax-cut nemeses SB159 and SB182, both sponsored by Sen. Greg Hertz of Polson (former Villain of the Week), were heard in the House last week.
So, the personal income tax rate for Montanans making more than $18,700 is currently 6.9%, and SB159 would drop that rate to 6.5%. But don’t start shelling out money for that new car just yet. For most of us low-to-middle-incomers, this would mean little to no savings — unlike the top-of-the-line moneybags, who’d save thousands. SB182 would cause similar, but ongoing, tax cuts for the richest Montanans. Together, both bills would result in enormous revenue losses for the state (at least $80 million per year), leading to statewide budget cuts for crucial services!
That housing cat-and-mouse game
Affordable housing can feel like a pipe dream that we’re always chasing but can’t quite catch. HB402, sponsored by Rep. Steven Galloway of Great Falls, would contribute to a predatory rental environment by giving more power to landlords. Like, did y’all ever watch Tom and Jerry? Galloway — plus other landlords — are actually Toms, and renters are a bunch of little scrambling Jerrys, trying to live on a scrap of cheese in some hole-in-the-damn-wall apartment. No thanks.
Listen, even though it’s tiring, we’ll never stop advocating for housing as a human right. HB259, sponsored by Rep. Sue Vinton of Billings prohibits inclusionary zoning, a practice used by cities and towns which requires developers to include a certain percentage of affordable homes in new residential developments. We have a real chance of stopping this — please reach out to these Senators ASAP and urge them to vote no!
Villain & Hero of the Week
We believe that a democracy is strongest when it listens to the voices of all citizens. We also believe that our elected officials should conduct themselves with maturity and treat their constituents with respect. Rep. Jed Hinkle of Belgrade couldn’t even pretend to do any of these things this week.
Rep. Hinkle called for a point of order during the hearing on SB215, claiming it was inappropriate for opponents to say that this bill — which could allow employers, landlords, medical professionals, etc. to discriminate against any person under the guise of religious freedom — would drive LGBTQ+ people and others out of the state. Folks, we call it like it is, and that was gaslighting.
Someone needs to remind Jed that it’s his job (and the entire point of public hearings) to listen to and respect — you guessed it — the public. As an opponent was testifying that SB215 makes LGBTQ+ people want to leave Montana, Hinkle snickered and cheered. WTF?! When trans and queer people tell him that legislation like this (and legislators like him) make us feel unsafe and unwelcome in our own home, the least he could do is listen.
Rep. Hinkle, we’re so glad you have never experienced discrimination. We wouldn’t wish it on anyone. If you really believe that no one should be made to feel as though they aren’t welcome in Montana, then we suggest you take a good, hard look at the way you have conducted yourself. Laughing at and dismissing people who are exercising their right to share their extremely valid concerns about a bill? Not a good look on you, Rep. Hinkle.
If you haven’t heard of the esteemed, illustrious wonder-woman of a legislator that is Rep. Emma Kerr-Carpenter of Billings, you’re in for a treat. This session, she’s been introducing bills that would give us all a hand up. Her latest, HB631, would increase Montana’s earned income tax credit and put $12 million back in the pockets of working and middle class families and local communities. We like this much better than the other tax bills we’re seeing that benefit only the wealthy. It may be weeks into an exhausting session, but Rep. Kerr-Carpenter remains passionate and resilient.
Not only has she acted as a fervent advocate for her community through bringing forward positive, progressive legislation, but also by showing up every dang time to talk to us young people! #DYK Rep. Kerr-Carpenter also has the cutest and most politically involved cats ever?!
Send a message to Rep. Kerr-Carpenter to thank her for all the work she is doing for YOU! Rep. Kerr-Carpenter, you are the cat’s meow.
If you want to hear firsthand about her experiences at the capitol and have the opportunity to ask our Hero any questions, tune into the Town Hall this Wednesday to hear from Rep. Kerr-Carpenter AND Rep. Buckley!
That’s all we have for you this week! Now get out and enjoy some of that sweet springtime sunshine.
Forward Montana (FMT) and Forward Montana Foundation (FMF) are dedicated to engaging and mobilizing young Montanans to help shape their democracy and to improve their lives and the lives of fellow Montanans. We put young people on the front lines of civic engagement statewide, basing our efforts out of our three offices in Missoula, Bozeman, and Billings.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director is responsible for designing, managing, and executing all development efforts at Forward Montana and Forward Montana Foundation. Our fundraising strategy includes grant writing, individual giving, events and campaigns, and sponsorships. We hope to raise $1.4 million to support our work in 2021 and beyond.
This new position will play a critical role in building up our organizations’ operating reserves, strengthening our individual donor base, and managing our grant portfolio. While this position is responsible for making sure everything is on track, you’re not in it alone! We firmly believe that fundraising is a team effort.
If you have a knack for writing grants, a love of storytelling, and a desire to change the world, then this position might be for you!
Development Planning & Oversight (20%)
- Work with the Executive Director and Development Team to create and execute an annual development plan that aligns with the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
- Support and manage the Development Manager to reach established goals and objectives
- Assist the Boards of Directors in achieving their development goals
- Monitor and adjust development strategies in order to reach fundraising goals. Suggest and implement new strategies as needed.
Donor Research, Cultivation, & Stewardship (25%)
- Develop and implement strategies to build a sustained base of annual and monthly individual donors
Build relationships with donors through all avenues of engagement, including face-to-face meetings (once safe to do so) and direct solicitations
- Oversee the management of our donor database to maintain orderly and accessible records of communications and relevant materials with donors and institutional funders
- Support the Executive Director and Program Director’s engagement with major donors including major donor and stakeholder outreach, new funder prospecting, and presentation and meeting preparation
Grant Management & Writing (25%)
- Continually research and identify new grant opportunities that align with the organization’s direction and goals
Maintain communications with select institutional funders
- Collaborate with the Program Team to ensure that grant proposals align with program goals and needs
- Developing FMT’s overall fundraising narrative. This includes writing, submitting, and managing grant proposals, as well as other supportive materials such as two-pagers and annual reports
- Coordinate all aspects of grant reporting, including working closely with the Executive Director, Operations Manager, and relevant staff to compile the necessary information
- Work with the Development Manager to maintain a grants calendar and ensure that all materials are submitted on time
Major Fundraising Campaigns (30%)
- Oversee the planning and implementation of giving campaigns include appeals, Give Days, house parties, and other events
- Guide a giving campaign to increase the organization’s operating reserves
Gotta-Have Skills Sets: Must be present for this position. We encourage you to apply if you don’t match these qualifications 100%
- At least 3-5 years of direct experience in non-profit or political fundraising, including a demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals through direct asks, events, grants, and / or other strategies
- Love of building relationships and communicating organizational successes across a variety of platforms
- Extremely organized with an ability to prioritize urgent tasks and meet deadlines
- Familiarity with a fundraising database
- An understanding and desire to implement diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice frameworks in all aspects of work
- Commitment to a process of feedback, learning and personal growth
- Comfort working remotely, including an ability to build relationships through travel and technology with remote team members and your manager
Nice to Haves:
- Management experience or demonstrated experience supporting young leaders
- Love of proofreading and ability to write compelling stories that communicate a vision and program
- Experience with 501c4 organizations or political campaigns
- Experience working collaboratively across departments to achieve common goals
- Bachelor’s degree
Strong Applicants will be:
- Team player
- Self Motivated
- Funny (broadly defined)
- Cool (broadly defined)
- Shared office space with regional field team or remote office space
- Flexible and at times unusual work hours, including evenings and weekends
- Once safe, travel within Montana will be required at least once a quarter
- Compensation: $45,000 – $55,000 Exempt
- Benefits: FMT offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, IRA match, professional development funds, and generous paid time off, including paid family and medical leave
- Location: Based anywhere in Montana; we have physical offices in Missoula, Bozeman, and Billings
Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page writing sample to Kiersten Iwai, Executive Director, at email@example.com with the email subject line “Development Director Application.”
While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, we encourage you to apply by March 19. Qualified applicants will first move through an activity round.