Job Type: Permanent
Salary Details: $65,000 – $70,000

Executive Director
Established in 2007, Footloose Montana is a small 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting all wildlife, including predator species. Based in Missoula, Montana, we fight to end the nightmare of trapping and other assaults on wildlife by raising public awareness through science-based education and bold advocacy.     


The Executive Director will be located in Montana, preferably in Missoula, Helena, Bozeman, or Billings. The successful candidate will work remotely from home. During the state legislative session, presence in Helena is required.

We are excited to find an Executive Director (ED) who can take our organization to the next level, who is passionate about protecting wildlife, and who is thoroughly committed to our mission. One of our primary goals is to continue to build support for Montana’s wildlife to achieve an end of trapping on public lands. Creative projects to educate the public about trapping and other wildlife issues are instrumental in achieving this goal.

The ED directs the organization’s strategic plan development and the achievement of its objectives and goals through the development of programs, special projects and fundraising. The ED is also responsible for organization administration, including budgeting and the supervision of staff. As the main representative of Footloose Montana, the ED is responsible for maintaining excellent communication outside of the organization and with the Board of Directors (Board).

The ED will be expected to occasionally attend meetings and events during evening hours or on weekends, and travel will be required for presentations, trainings, and public outreach. During the state legislative session, the ED is expected to lobby and be present in in Helena. 


  • Bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred 
  • Experience with and understanding of wildlife conservation issues.
  • Successful experience in all aspects of fundraising. 
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Ability to self-start and self-motivate. 
  • Track record of success in a leadership position and managing staff, with a clear vision for programs in conjunction with stakeholders and a proven ability to implement that vision.
  • A record of developing and maintaining collaborations and partnerships.
  • Demonstrated positive history of leading teams to achieve excellence and efficiency with strength and compassion.
  • Demonstrated history of fundraising and ability to relate to individual, corporate, and foundation funders effectively.
  • Excellent communicator and comfortable speaking in public and with diverse audiences.
  • Experience developing organizational or program messaging and marketing campaigns.
  • Experience in developing and overseeing budgets and ensuring the financial well-being of a program or organization.
  • Is a big-picture thinker with the ability to make great things happen and with the judgment to know how to effectively balance those efforts with organizational stability.
  • Understands non-profit organizations, with knowledge of best practices and how to implement them. 
  • Has a working knowledge of computer and smartphone utilization.     
  • Comfortable with social media and creating content for various outlets.
  • Willingness to submit to a background check.


  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references
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