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NOW HIRING – Youth Program Coordinator

Leadership Montana exists to develop leaders committed to building a better Montana through knowledge, collaboration, and civility. Through various unique programs, members of Leadership Montana gain a deeper awareness of issues affecting Montana and build powerful personal connections across our network and beyond. Leadership Montana is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Position Overview

The Youth Program Coordinator (YPC) is a part-time, temporary position and reports to the President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Working in collaboration with the CEO and the Youth Program Taskforce, the YPC coordinates and manages the activities of the Taskforce to assess youth leadership development opportunities in Montana. In-state travel will be required.

 Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership Montana is exploring the creation of a Youth Development Program in our state. To support the exploration of a pilot program, the Youth Program Coordinator will perform a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:


  • Identify existing youth leadership programs in Montana including key contacts
  • Build relationships with existing programs
  • Understand benefits of existing programs and seek to identify opportunities for LMT
  • Explore potential leadership curricula and models for LMT pilot program

Taskforce Coordination

  • Manage all aspects of taskforce meetings including coordination of schedules and designing agenda
  • Track taskforce tasks and progress

Pilot Program Design

  • Lead efforts to design potential pilot program for Montana youth
  • Identify key demographics for pilot program participants
  • Design promotion of pilot program

Essential Requirements

  • Excellent writing ability and grammar, good communication skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in managing databases
  • Proactive, organized and responsive
  • Proficient in prioritization
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Display ability to take initiative and work independently, and be capable of working closely with Leadership Montana alumni, donors and governing board and committee/taskforce members

Preferred Abilities/Skills

  • Previous event planning experience
  • Previous volunteer management experience
  • Familiarity with non-academic, adult classroom training principles and needs
  • Ability to stay focused and on-task while remaining flexible to manage unforeseen interruptions


Leadership Montana strives to work as a team and employees are often required to perform various duties for the overall good of the organization.  These duties may sometimes fall outside the job description.


Compensation for this position will be $15,000 for one year.

To be considered for this position, please send resume, cover letter and three references to Chantel Schieffer at chantel@leadershipmontana.org.




WHEN: Wednesday – Friday, September 28 – 30, 2022
Havre and Rocky Boy
$175 -200


Gracious Space Mastery

If you are interested in:
• Deepening your practice of Gracious Space,
• teaching this practice to others,
• or using in a strategic way with your team,
we invite you to consider training to be a certified facilitator.

Patricia Hughes offers mastery trainings in Seattle and virtually each year. In person trainings are two-days long, virtual courses occur in 4 separate multi-hour sessions. Several deliverables are required to complete the certification.

If you are interested in this training, please complete this interest form.  For more information, please contact Hatton Littman at 406-600-6076 or hatton@leadershipmontana.org.

This training is available to alumni of the Leadership Montana Flagship programs.

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Alumni Awards

Tom Scott Award for Excellence in Leadership

As Leadership Montana’s highest honor, this award is given by the Board of Governors to a person who has made substantial, significant, and lasting contributions to Leadership Montana. Current team members (board, staff, trainers) are not eligible for this award.


2022 – Amy Kellogg
2021 – Lanny Hubbard
2020 – Brenda Peterson
2019 – Mike O’Neill
2018 – Chad Lippert
2017 – Bruce Whittenberg
2016 – Ron Sexton
2015 – Carol Donaldson
2014 – Tom Scott

Alumni Service Award

The Leadership Montana Alumni Service Award recognizes and promotes alumni service to support the Leadership Montana program and/or alumni activities. The award recognizes a Leadership Montana Alumnus who has used his or her leadership skills, knowledge, and resources to benefit Leadership Montana.


2022 – Leslie Messer
2021 – Eric Halverson
2020 – Jim Bliss
2019 – Inaugural Men’s Retreat Planning Committee
2018 – Heather Collins
2017 – John Carmody
2016 – Chad Lippert
2015 – Carmen McSpadden
2014 – Mike O’Neill

Barbara Braided Hair Alumni Leadership Award

The Leadership Montana Alumni Leadership Award recognizes and promotes community involvement. The award recognizes a Leadership Montana Alumnus who has had a significant impact at the local or state level, demonstrates outstanding leadership in keeping with and expanding the Leadership Montana philosophy in his or her community or the state, and serves as an example of leadership for others.


2022 – Chuck Winn
2021 – Marci McLean
2020 – Courtney McKee
2019 – Hatton Littman
2018 – Jen Hensley
2017 – Michael Sanderson
2016 – Eric Hyyppa
2015 – Duane Ankney
2014 – Barbara Braided Hair