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NOW HIRING – Member Experience Director

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 Member Experience Director (MED) is a full-time, senior management position based in Helena, Montana and reports to the President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Working in collaboration with the entire LMT team, the MED creates exceptional learning and connection experiences for the alumni members of Leadership Montana and general public of Montana. Extensive in-state travel will be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Member Experience Director will perform a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

Event planning and management

  • Plan and execute alumni member programming events and workshops including, but not limited to: Masters Class, The Confluence, Men’s Forum, Women’s Forum, Indigenous Immersion Initiative, LMT for Legislators
  • Plan and execute various social events and engagements in various communities
  • Coordinate and manage logistics including, but not limited to: site selection, meal planning, lodging reservations, materials preparation and production, business tour arrangements, securing and working with numerous presenters, set up and tear down, interfacing with event venue staff
  • On-site event management to support program lead, consultants, and vendors

Committee and volunteer management

  • Coordinate and manage monthly meetings of the Alumni Committee and special events committees (as needed) including, but not limited to: Men’s Forum, Women’s Forum, The Confluence
  • Manage on-site volunteers as needed

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 and other applications as required
  • Display ability to take initiative and work independently, and be capable of working closely with Leadership Montana staff, members, donors, governing board, and committee members

Preferred Abilities/Skills

  • Previous event planning or committee management experience
  • Previous volunteer management experience
  • 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 commensurate with experience and may include a performance incentive plan in addition to guaranteed base salary.

To be considered for this position, please send resume, cover letter and three references to Kate Wiggins at kate@leadershipmontana.org.




Beating Burnout

Do you have too many balls in the air? Do you feel like you have a never-ending to-do list? Have you ever thought, “If I can just get to next week, things will be better”! Only to get to next week, and your schedule is still overbooked… You might be on the verge of burnout. Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

Burnout rates are rising, and the consequences impact us both at work and at home! And if left un-managed, you can go down the spiral of chaos even more!

During Beating Burnout, we will:

  • Define burnout and its symptoms
  • Gain tips on preventing and treating burnout
  • Create actionable ways to reduce stress and anxiety at work

This is one you NEED to be at!

WHEN: Monday, July 18, 2022 4:30-6:00 PM
Helena College – Airport Campus Lecture Hall

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.

Our Blog

January 5, 2017


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.


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.


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.


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