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Montana Mindfulness Project is hiring an Executive Director

Posted on Friday, April 7, 2023
Title: Executive Director
Type: Permanent, full-time 
Location: Montana Mindfulness Project office is located in Downtown Bozeman
Reports to: Board of Directors 
Compensation: This is an exempt position with a starting salary of $60,000 to $70,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits package included. 
Position Description: The new MMP Executive Director will have a passionate and strength-based approach to grow MMP’s reach throughout the Gallatin Valley and surrounding rural communities. As the key management leader, the Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement and expansion of its vision, mission and financial objectives. Candidates must be locally based.
The position is open until filled. Interviews are currently being scheduled. 
To Apply: Please send the following to Margaret Kachadurian, Interim Executive Director via email,  
  1. Your resume
  2. Three references with contact information 
  3. Cover letter detailing your: Professional background, interest in this leadership position, and your understanding of mindfulness, including our approach to teaching mindfulness to youth

Professional Qualifications Required 

  • Understanding and appreciating the benefits of mindfulness on a personal level
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • High integrity leadership with ability to lead with transparency, compassion and dedication to the vision and mission of the organization  
  • Two or more years of experience demonstrating ability to create, plan and execute multiple responsibilities 
  • High-level strategic thinking and planning; ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s vision and mission to donors, volunteers and the community
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Active fundraising experience. Experienced donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of integrity

Professional Qualifications Preferred 

  • Experience in cultivating relationships and operating as a team with a Board of Directors
  • Success in finding new revenue streams and improving financial results
  • Work experience serving youth, human development, education or counseling
  • Work ethic that honors stability in meeting goals and objectives for the organization
  • Positive outlook and good humor with ability to find joy in our work

In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:

  1. Assure that MMP follows the strategic plan to achieve its vision and mission while making consistent and timely progress.
  2. Provide leadership in developing programs, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and implementing plans and policies authorized by the board.
  3. Promote active and broad participation by recruiting teachers to grow capacity. 
  4. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  5. Be willing to train and receive certification in Mindful Schools within the first quarter of employment. 
  6. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of mindfulness and in the communities served.
  7. Maintain and update project management tracking for clients served and potential clients. 
  8. Oversee file-sharing and program management software to facilitate program delivery. 

In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:

  1. Be responsbile for the recruitment, hiring and management of staff and independent contractors.  
  2. Ensure that job descriptions are developed and updated, regular performance evaluations are held, and human resource practices following state requirements are in place.
  3. See that an effective management team is in place and supported. 
  4. Encourage staff and volunteer professional development, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
  5. Maintain a culture which attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of high quality people.

In communications, the Executive Director will:

  1. See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  2. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals through community relationship-building and events. 
  3. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
  4. Advocate for MMP’s programs and perspective to agencies, other organizations, and the general public.

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:

  1. Increasing financial sustainability annually to sustain the organization. 
  2. Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  3. Work with the staff and Finance Committee in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  4. Ensure that program fees cover costs of delivery and staff administration.  Manage income to make sure sufficient funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
  5. Conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents. 
  6. Oversee grant applications including working with grant-writers to maintain and add new grant opportunities to the funding matrix. 
  7. Develop a compelling annual appeal campaign to cultivate sustainable funding for the organization.
  8. Create and organize funding events to raise awareness and donations to support the organization.  
  9. Develop and create a sponsorship outreach program to strengthen the financial support of the organization. 

What We Do: Montana Mindfulness Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching youth – ages three to young adults – to grow a kinder world. Our programs provide students with practices that foster confidence, well-being and resilience. We seek to create equitable and joyful learning environments in schools, youth organizations and communities.

Who We Are: We are teachers trained in mindfulness education.