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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.



LMT Live: What is your Leadership Philosophy?

LMT Live is a virtual series offered to the public and LMT Alumni to continue the practice of Listen, Learn and Lead.

WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:00-12:30 PM
Online Event 

We the People- Celebrating 50 years of the Montana Constitution

The Constitutional Convention Celebration Committee, along with the Mansfield Center, Leadership Montana & the League of Women Voters of Montana bring you this special event.  You can watch the first hour from your home, but you can also see it while attending a local community discussion in one of nine Montana communities where a community discussion will follow the one-hour streamed presentation from the Mansfield Center.

Join us by Zoom or in-person on May 23 to explore the bipartisan collaboration drawing on Montana values that led to a constitution unanimously supported in a convention with bipartisan support 50 years ago. This community event is offered together with Leadership Montana and the League of Women Voters.

The first hour features a conversation live-streamed from the University of Montana via Zoom with Constitutional Delegate Mae Nan Ellingson and Constitutional Scholar Anthony Johnstone from the University of Montana Blewett School of Law and facilitated by Dr. Robert Saldin, Director of the Mansfield Ethics and Public Affairs Program.

Following the Zoom discussion, participants in nine communities will engage in facilitated conversation on how the Montana values of our Constitution guide how we the people govern our state.

WHEN: Monday, May 23, 2022 5:30-7:30 PM

  • Helena- Lewis & Clark Library  Register Here   
  • Billings- Montana State University Billings – Register Here   
  • Bozeman- Montana State University Alumni Foundation – Register Here     
  • Missoula- Alexander Blewett III School of Law, Administrative Office – Register Here     
  • Great Falls – Great Falls College Montana State University – Register Here   
  • Sidney- Extension Service – Register Here
  • Kalispell – Flathead Valley Community College – Register Here
  • Lewistown – Yogo Inn – Register Here
  • Butte – Montana Technological University- Register Here

Registration for the live-streamed portion does not include access to in-person facilitated discussions. Pre-register for the one-hour Zoom conversation at this Zoom link. 

COST: Free







Celebrate Montana

Join with Leadership Montana graduating Flagship class members, Masters Class graduates, esteemed alumni, and honored guests as we together Celebrate Montana.

Evening activities will include Montana-inspired cuisine, an auction benefiting Leadership Montana, and the presentation of the Tom Scott Excellence in Leadership Award, Barbara Braided Hair Alumni Leadership Award, and The Mike O’Neill Alumni Service Award.

The special event has become one of the highlights of the year as we gather to celebrate our participants, alumni, founders, and the great state we call home.

WHEN: Thursday, June 2-3, 2022 
Online Event 


Gracious Space in my life and on my team: Alumni State of the World

Our virtual series of State of the World conversations for Alumni returns with pre-planned topics relevant to LMT Alumni today. We will practice the 4 pillars of Gracious Space while diving into a real conversation.

Goals and Objectives of virtual State of the World series:

· Provide a venue to practice Gracious Space “in the arena” with a specific topic

· Practice listening to diverse perspectives and viewpoints of issues facing Montana

· Learn how Montana communities are addressing challenges and opportunities

· Build connection with leaders from different industries and locations in Montana

· Deepen knowledge of leadership in Montana

· Discover innovative solutions to current challenges

· Give alumni a place not to feel lonely in the hard role of leadership

WHEN: Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 5:00-6:30 PM
Online Event 

Our Blog

Classroom Reflection

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