The Women’s Entrepreneurship & Leadership Lab (W.E.L.L.) and Accelerate Montana (aMT) in partnership with Blackfeet Community College (BCC), Salish Kootenai College (SKC), and University of Montana (UM), are hiring one, full-time program manager. W.E.L.L. Native Women Launch is one of 34 programs, out of over eight-thousand applicants worldwide, to be awarded a Google Impact Grant for Women and Girls to fund this three-year project.
The W.E.L.L. Native Women Launch (WELL NWL) Manager will work alongside business faculty at Blackfeet Community College and Salish Kootenai College, the Director of Women’s Entrepreneurship & Leadership at UM, Google, and the Accelerate Montana team to produce culturally empowering online education for indigenous women.
The WELL NWL Manager will be responsible for producing online, culturally relevant education for indigenous women looking to manage their finances or start a business. The WELL NWL Manager will work with BCC, SKC, and UM to transition existing curriculum into culturally relevant, online courses for indigenous women across the state of Montana. This role will be responsible for overseeing an Advisory Board of grant partners and collaborators focused on the grant deliverables and financial sustainability of the project, a part-time program assistant, and contractors. This role will also be responsible for developing partnerships with organizations within and outside Indian Country that may be interested in paying for access to the online courses. In addition, the WELL NWL Manager will be responsible for grant reporting to Google. Our teams are located in Browning, Pablo, and Missoula, however we will consider candidates from across the state who prefer working remotely.
This role reports to the Director of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership at University of Montana.
Excellent written communication is essential for this role to both curate curriculum and professionally email stakeholders and collaborators as well as oral communication in order to articulate the value of the courses on Zoom or in-person. Being comfortable with the fast-pace work environment that accompanies grant requirements and deliverables is also essential as is the ability to work and collaborate with a diverse team. Considerable knowledge or experience in online education is necessary as is the ability to navigate new technology with ease. Some knowledge or real-world experience in personal financial management and/or business ownership is preferred.
WELL NWL Manager Duties and Responsibilities:
- Deliver a series of 8-12, online courses by the end of Year Three of the grant (likely December 2024).
- Project manage the WELL Native Women Launch grant in terms of timeline, budget, and milestones.
- Supervise and lead additional staff and contractors, including, but not limited to: one, part-time program assistant, video production contractors, and additional administrative and project contractors.
- Manage WELL NWL Advisory Board with weekly reports and monthly meetings.
- Manage all Google grant reporting requirements and collect all required data.
- Work with UM, BCC, and SKC to review existing curriculum and create new curriculum when necessary.
- Cultivate new partnerships and relationships with organizations, service providers, and stakeholders who would be interested in paying for curriculum or sustaining our program funding.
- Oversee video production contractors and video content of indigenous women business owners.
- Develop, with contractors and team, a brand look and feel for the online content and program.
- Alongside instructional designers and faculty, input course content into LMS system and review content as it is entered.
- Connect with current and aspiring indigenous women business owners from across the state to build relationships and assess their needs.
- Collaborate with BCC, SKC, MonTEC, and UM resource partners.
- Lead a team, of contractors, employees, and partners, efficiently to deliver results.
- Gather indigenous women to test final, online curriculum and provide feedback.
- Work with the local media and grant partners to promote favorable publicity and recognition for the project.
- Disclose any and all private business relationships that may conflict with the WELL NWL project.
Minimum Required Experience:
- Bachelor or Associates Degree in related field.
- At least two years of directly related experience in at least two of the following: online education, instructional design, business education, personal financial education, and/or business ownership.
- Demonstrated excellence in written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
- History in leveraging technology for education, communication, collaboration, and community-building.
- Employment history demonstrating knowledge and ability to 1) direct, manage, and market a program, 2) deliver educational programs, 3) effectively work with indigenous communities, 4) leverage outside public and private sector resources, 5) measure and evaluate impact of program delivery, 6) deliver metrics-based outcomes, and 7) lead a team with positivity that drives results.
- Demonstrated impact when working with indigenous communities.
- Real-world business experience selling a product/service and/or launching and running a small business- even as a side hustle.
- Passion for gender equity, closing the wage gap, and supporting diverse women to gain financial independence.
- Connection to the WELL program values which include inclusivity, leadership, entrepreneurship, wholeness, the collective.
Dang. 1.0 FTE and benefits?! You know it!
- Position Title: WELL Native Women Launch Manager
- Work Schedule: Full-time, (35-40 hours per week). Flexibility to work from home and in person, depending on where in Montana you will be working from.
- Signing Bonus: $2,500.00
- Compensation: $60-65,000.00 (DOE).
- Benefits: Health and welfare stipend and small cell phone plan stipend (retirement and medical plans are under research currently with the intention of replacing the health and welfare stipend).
- Paid Leave: Federal holidays or alternative days, sick leave, and annual leave after 6-month probationary period.
Be a big fish in a [relatively] small pond. Make real impact you can see.
- Enrolled in a Global Google Accelerator filled with international peers who share the mission of serving underrepresented women and girls.
- Get support from Montanans, but also Google employees and the Google philanthropy team as well as their collaborators.
- Connect and collaborate with local, tribal, university, state, and federal leaders who prioritize women in business.
- Memberships to the National and State Business Organizations.
- Access to UM, SKC, and BCC educators, thought leaders, and student minds.
- Align your life’s passion with your professional mission and make impact for Montana women!
This project will focus on the state of what is now called Montana. Montana is the ancestral land of several tribes, including the Assiniboine, Blackfeet, Chippewa Cree, Crow, Gros Ventre, Kootenai, Little Shell, Northern Cheyenne, Pend d’Oreille, Plains Cree, Salish, Sioux, Hidatas, Mandan, and Arikara. This project recognizes our responsibility to be stewards of the land and acknowledge oppression of Indigenous people in the past and present.
Why You Want to Work Here!
Live. Work. Play. Learn. In Montana, we want you to live better with fewer commutes, the ability to get outside, and being able to spend more time with the people you love. You can meet on Zoom, at a local business over a local beverage, or take a phone call as you’re walking on a long country road. Our statewide business ecosystem is welcoming AND pretty darn beautiful.
Montana boasts two National Parks, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, as well as many state parks where employees can get out and adventure in between meetings. Whether you want to work from the mountains of Glacier, a ranch in Eastern Montana, or the bustle of an urban mountain town, that’s okay with us. You can work remotely from anywhere in the Treasure State.