Director of Youth Programs


EmpowerMT is in an exciting time of transition and growth and we seek an energetic and visionary leader with an equity and racial justice lens to lead EmpowerMT’s youth and schools programming. Duties include program development, curriculum design, program oversight, direct supervision responsibilities, and building partnerships with youth, schools, and communities. The successful candidate has extensive knowledge of healing-centered youth organizing and youth-led change program models. This position oversees the coordination of all EmpowerMT youth and school programming aimed at reducing prejudice, preventing violence, resolving conflict and developing the leadership of youth and adult allies to youth through Social-Emotional Learning, psychoeducation, and EmpowerMT’s theory of change. This position reports to the Executive Director.

CURRENT COORDINATION: EmpowerMT’s K-12 Youth Leadership Pathway and Missoula school-based training; school-based after-school program Empowering People, Inspiring Change (EPIC); community-based programming that include the Youth Advisory Council (YAC), Youth Forward, Be You Crew, and ABY (Association of BIPOC Youth); EmpowerMT statewide work with youth, educators, and schools; the Montana GSA Network and the Montana Opportunity Youth Initiative; and community celebrations MLK Youth Art and Essay Contest and Diversity Day.

Hours and Compensation:
Hours: 40 hours/week non-exempt
Compensation: $54,080/year plus benefits: Generous paid annual leave and holidays, paid family medical leave time, 100% health, dental & vision insurance, wellness benefits, optional IRA Match, and flexible schedule

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