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Program Director

  • Full Time
  • Montana

Website mtvoters Montana Conservation Voters


A PDF version of the posting is HERE.

Start Date: As soon as possible
Status: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt
Reports to: MCV Executive Director

Montana Conservation Voters and the Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund seek a dynamic Program Director to bring vision, energy, smarts and passion to their policy programs.


Montana Conservation Voters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)4 membership organization whose mission is to “protect our climate, our clean air and water, our public lands, our communities and future generations by supporting leaders who fight for conservation and by holding accountable leaders who do not.” The Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to “engage all Montanans and their communities by empowering them to protect our clean air, clean water, public lands and voting rights through education, mobilization and the power of grassroots advocacy.”


This position reports to the Executive Director and must be highly organized as the organizations’ lead public policy advocate and lead lobbyist for the state legislative session. This position requires a strong working knowledge of Montana’s political and environmental landscape. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is flexible, entrepreneurial and a superior written and oral communicator. Job duties include, but are not limited to:

Program Development & Implementation: In close coordination with the Executive Director, the Program Director will design and lead MCV’s and MCVEF’s public policy agenda and legislative accountability work at all levels of government. The Program Director will also support the Executive Director in designing and implementing strategic plans, annual organizational work plans and program budgets to serve MCV’s and MCVEF’s strategic visions.

Outreach: The Program Director will cultivate and maintain strategic relationships with policymakers, nonprofit leaders, foundations, industry executives, leading experts and other constituents – building strong and diverse coalitions in Montana’s conservation community, including non-traditional allies and communities of color.

Development & Fundraising: The Program Director will work with the Executive Director and Development Director to build donor and foundation relationships to strengthen the organization’s financial sustainability and fundraising prowess. In close coordination with the Executive Director, the Program Director will also craft, track and maintain MCV’s and MCVEF’s grant deliverables, reports, funding opportunities and deadlines, working closely with the Operations Manager to ensure delivery of timely accurate financial records.

Racial Justice & Equity: The Program Director must share MCV’s commitment to integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. MCV is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and conservation movement to fully represent and engage all Montanans.


MCV is looking for a highly motivated, self-driven, reliable and detail-oriented professional who has experience in policy advocacy. The Political Director will travel statewide, when necessary, with access to MCV’s car rental service. MCV offers flexible in-person or remote work available within the state of Montana but the position is based in Helena during the biennial legislative session.

Recruiting staff who better reflect Montana is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, geographies, and all other identities. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.


Montana Conservation Voters offers a competitive salary ($50,000 to $70,000) based on commensurate experience and salary history. Full-time, exempt employees of MCV are eligible for health, dental and optical insurance. A Simple IRA is also available to qualified employees.


Send a cover letter, resume and references to with the subject line “Program Director.” No phone calls, please. Applications will be reviewed as received.

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