Because you believe in a Montana that believes in you.

Forward Montana and Forward Montana Foundation (FMT) 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 two offices in Missoula and Bozeman, and our satellite branch in Billings.

Job Description:

FMT is seeking a Field Manager in Missoula, MT. The Field Manager will lead our grassroots campaigns, and direct our voter engagement, leadership development program, and issue advocacy work in the Missoula area. Applicants should have initiative and be self-reliant, and have a passion for making real, tangible change in their communities.  The Field Manager will split time between our political and civic projects and will be responsible for running the Missoula program under the supervision of the Deputy Director and within the statewide strategy of FMT.

Responsibilities:

  • Program Implementation: Responsible for meeting voter registration, voter mobilization and issue advocacy metrics, often requiring creative, strategic modes and methods. Should not be afraid to hold a clipboard, talk to strangers, and occasionally wear costumes.

  • Relationship Building: Responsible for building and deepening relationships with Missoula donors, partners, members, elected officials, and volunteers. Requires not only getting supporters and volunteers to show up, but also helping them both grow as community leaders and strengthen their investment in FMT. Must be invested in building the skillsets, networks and power of both young Montanans and allies of young Montanans.

  • Leadership Development: Responsible for the management and implementation of FMT’s grassroots organizing internship. This includes both field training and classroom sessions. Must be comfortable with managing and training peers.

  • Admin & Management: Responsible for management and development of all MIssoula field staff including, but not limited to, field fellows, field organizers, and interns. Responsible for cleaning, stocking and organizing the Missoula office.

Qualifications:

Gotta-Have Skillsets: Must be present for a candidate to move forward in the hiring process.

  • Passion for grassroots organizing and building youth power, including field work 
  • Ability to independently manage and complete multiple tasks and projects accurately and be deadline
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and empower a diverse team of peers at varying levels of experience to achieve necessary metrics and qualitative outcomes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including community partners, volunteers, donors, and elected officials.

Nice-to-Have Skill Sets: Not required, but having these skills would make a candidate’s transition into the job more seamless for the individual and the organization.

  • Experience creating and maintaining accurate databases, including VAN and NGP
  • Experience in planning and facilitating successful, goal-oriented meetings
  • Demonstrated ability for proactive thinking
  • Comfort with frequent change and urgency

Working Conditions:

  • Field hours will be completed in all weather conditions

  • Shared office with FMT’s executive, admin, and field teams

  • Comfortable conducting field work, including voter registration, canvassing, and street teaming for up to 4 hours at a time, often in a stationary position.

  • Will have to work some nights and weekends

Logistics:

  • Compensation: $25,000 to $30,000 per year depending on experience.

  • Benefits: FMT offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, cell phone reimbursement, professional development funds, and generous paid time off, including paid family and medical leave.

  • Location: This is a full time position based out of the FMT’s Missoula, MT office.

  • Direct Reports: issoula Field Manager will be responsible for managing the Missoula Field Organizer, Field Fellows, and interns.

Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Kiah Abbey, Deputy Director, at kiah@forwardmontana.org. If you have questions or concerns about the position, please contact Kiah Abbey at 406-672-8004.