Make a difference while making a living, while living in the Last Best Place!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Park and Sweet Grass Counties is hiring and it doesn’t get any better than this…a fabulous, caring community located on the banks of the Yellowstone River, less than an hour away from Yellowstone National Park. Art galleries and museums, top-notch eateries, fishing, rafting, skiing, biking, hiking, climbing – you name it – plus a great group of non-profit organizations working together.

Our Program Director is retiring, so we are doing a bit of restructuring. If you’d like to be part of a dynamic team that helps change kids’ lives for the better, forever, send us your resume before June 20th. We are looking for a wide variety of skill sets, so don’t be shy! Part-time or full-time is possible. Bachelor’s degree, computer proficiency (Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook and web browsers), and good organizational and communication skills only basic requirements. We can train you for the rest. Wage $15-$17/hr. DOE. Please send to: 105 S. 2nd, Livingston, Montana 59047 or email to: director@bbbsparkcounty.org

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NOW RECRUITING an AmeriCorps VISTA VOLUNTEER!

As a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Park and Sweet Grass Counties’ AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) member in Montana, you will spend one year helping our organization empower children to break free of the cycle of poverty many of them are living in. Locally-placed VISTAs are increasing the capacity of our community to help make a better future for Montana’s youth. We need your help!

VISTA’s with the Prevention Resource Center work to reduce child abuse and neglect, youth substance abuse, juvenile crime and violence, teen pregnancy, and school drop out. All of these issues are addressed through the retention and training of our BIG volunteers.

WHAT DOES A VISTA OF BBBS OF PARK AND SWEET GRASS COUNTIES DO?

  •  You will help build sustainable organizational capacity allowing BBBS of Park County to reach and serve more children. This goal will be reached by developing and implementing strategic “campaigns” to increase BBBS’ media presence, increase the organization’s community partners, recruit more volunteers, enroll more children, cultivate more donors and increase the agency’s efficiency by streamlining processes.

 WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • A fabulous life enhancing experience!  Livingston is an eclectic Montana town with a lot to offer. Settled alongside the legendary Yellowstone River, it’s a mountain town of roughly 7,000 residents and home to a number of cultural amenities and outdoor pursuits.  Fly fish, raft, kayak or canoe on the Yellowstone, explore our relationship with the railroad, wander through art galleries, hike trails to wilderness peaks or refreshing waterfalls, take in a world class rodeo, ski the steep and deep at several premier ski hills in the area, scout the state for rich Native American history or just stroll around town taking in the breathtaking views and community events with new friends.  There’s something for everyone in this one-of-a-kind Western town.
  • Accelerated professional growth when compared to most other entry level positions
  • Relevant training and career development opportunities
  • A monthly living allowance of $928
  • Relocation and settling-in reimbursements for candidates who move more than 50 miles for service
  • An education award of $5,645 at the end of service, to pay for tuition or loans; or, a $1,500 cash stipend
  • Supplemental health benefit
  • Feeling connected

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Knowledge:

  • Education: BA or experience in Human Services field preferred
  • Knowledge of BBBS programs preferred
  • Experience working with children and adults in a non-profit setting preferred
  • Working knowledge of community outreach and team building preferred
  • General understanding of mentoring, child development, and social issues including poverty, hunger, substance abuse, and foster care would be helpful

Skills, Abilities and Attributes preferred:   

  • Interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to:
        1. Work cooperatively and effectively with community volunteers, other service providers, and staff
        2. Work independently and as part of a team
        3. Treat all people with dignity and a respectful, positive attitude
        4. Deal effectively with diversity among people and a willingness to adhere to BBBS’ philosophy statements
        5. Accept, act upon, and offer constructive criticism
        6. Approach situations with a sense of humor
  • Exceptional organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to conduct independent research and assess results
  • Attention to detail and follow through
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Technical
          1. Computer Skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Explorer or other internet Browser, Social Media, website management
          2. Office Machines: printers, copiers, fax.

Duties:

  • Design and implement a Social Media marketing strategy with the Fund Development Associate
  • Develop marketing and program recruitment literature for events, print, broadcast media and website
  • Develop and implement written strategies for volunteer recruitment with targeted groups
  • Design and implement a strategy to expand partnerships with youth organizations in neighboring communities
  • Assist Fund Development Associate in developing a Recognition Plan for business partners
  • Maintain match outcome data in existing Excel workbooks and in online databases, and compile data for grant writing and reporting
  • Coordinate existing assessment tools to gather, store, and report program outcomes
  • Develop and coordinate BBBS displays at events.
  • Develop “STORIES” about mentoring successes through interviews with Littles, Bigs, Parents, BBBS staff.
  • Coordinate presentations to businesses, service clubs, etc. for recruitment of volunteers and identifying donors
  • Develop BBBS Park County promotional materials using BBBS America branding standards
  • Develop the BBBS Park County Annual Report publication
  • Keep QUICKFACTS up to date
  • Maintain file of all public relations contacts
  • Prepare and present monthly program reports to the Executive Director
  • Promote the Annual Volunteer Recognition event to honor our volunteers.

Finance:

  • Prepare marketing and public relations, and recruitment budget needs for annual agency budget.

 Fundraising:

  • Develop promotion of fundraising events with Fund Development Associate
  • Develop protocol for e-mail promotion of fundraising events
  • Refer potential donors to designated staff

 Other:

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Participate in maintaining the appearance of the office
  • Assist with activities and events as needed
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the BBBS Executive Director

If you possess many of these skill sets, have a strong desire to serve children, want to live in a great community and are a VISTA applicant, please apply now!

Apply online today at http://my.americorps.gov

 For more information and questions:

Contact Abby Zent, VISTA Program Manager, or Amanda Paramore, VISTA LeaderPO Box 4210  Helena, MT  59604

406)-444-9654 and (406) 444-9655

azent@mt.gov and aparamore@mt.gov

www.prevention.mt.gov

 

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