Exciting opportunity to work for Soft Landing Missoula!

We are hiring! SLM is searching for an experienced and adventurous Director of Development and Planning to join our team! Check out the job post below - maybe you are our match?!

Current SLM team- Mary, Molly, and Greta!

Current SLM team- Mary, Molly, and Greta!


Director of Development and Planning

The Director of Development and Planning will join Soft Landing Missoula’s dynamic non-profit organization as a team player, and will lead the fundraising efforts of the organization by developing and implementing an ambitious plan to leverage grants, major donors, special events, and general giving to ensure Soft Landing Missoula’s long term financial sustainability. S/he will work in a fast paced, interactive office environment to help SLM enhance its ability to serve a growing number of resettled refugees and continue to increase Missoula’s capacity to be a welcoming community. This position is flexible, but primary hours need to be in office and spread across the work week. Occasional night and weekend hours required.

Wage: $21-24/ hour, DOE

Hours: Full time (30-40hrs/wk) preferred. Part time (under 30 hrs/wk considered).

FT benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premiums are covered. In addition, SLM offers 20 paid vacation days each year, 10 paid sick days per year and 12 paid holidays. SLM will offer 6 weeks of paid family leave to full time employees welcoming a new family member.

About Soft Landing Missoula:

Our vision is to help Missoula be a welcoming, supportive and informed community that can assist refugees and immigrants to integrate and thrive. Soft Landing Missoula operates under Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing fiscal sponsorship. Starting as a grassroots effort to do our part to help families fleeing war and terror, we have been in operation for 3.5 years and have helped to welcome over 75 new families to Missoula since the return of resettlement to our city in 2016.  We are a post-resettlement, client-driven organization that focuses on long term integration of refugees and immigrants. We help refugees, immigrants, and supporting organizations to work through the challenges of making a new home while taking every opportunity to celebrate all of the richness in culture and experience that our new neighbors bring to our community.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain grant calendar and lead the efforts for grant prospecting, writing, and reporting

  • Maintain donor/supporter database (currently using Salesforce), track and respond to donations (with possible support from interns and volunteers)

  • Plan and execute special events, including house parties, collaborations with local business, donor appreciation/stewardship opportunities, etc.

  • Develop and execute online giving campaigns

  • Oversee direct mail appeals

  • Cultivate major donors to build a major gifts program, including securing one-on-one meetings with individuals and businesses  

  • Participate in the communication efforts for the organization, help develop and implement systems to increase SLM’s positive visibility, including social media

  • Effectively manage interns, volunteers, and board members to increase capacity

  • Help with general duties as assigned

  • Contribute to the cleanliness and welcoming environment of our active and shared office space and Community Center.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Contributing to the thoughtful and sustainable growth of this organization by helping design and implement systems that increase the effectiveness and efficacy of our programs

  • Managing attendance and program evaluation records and coordinating the use of data analysis for learning and improvement, as well as annual reporting.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field

  • Two years work experience in a non-profit organization, with a focus on fundraising, systems, and communication

  • Proven ability to establish and meet deadlines, multitask, and prioritize

  • Experience successfully prospecting, cultivating, soliciting and securing major gifts

  • Experience with the grant writing process, including prospecting, writing LOIs and proposals, and reporting on grant outcomes  

  • Familiarity with Salesforce or other donor databases

  • Experience with website maintenance and social media platforms

  • Experience overseeing volunteers and interns

  • Working knowledge of the Missoula community and resources

  • Interest in working in a team environment

  • Passion for refugee resettlement in Missoula

  • Interest in designing and implementing systems to increase organizational productivity

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to follow through with organizational goals


To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and two references to molly@softlandingmissoula.org.



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