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One of these jobs might be for you if:

  • You are looking to join a great organization.
  • You are passionate, motivated and self-driven.
  • You enjoy connecting with people and working with youth.
  • You like a challenge and don’t get flustered easily.
  • You communicate clearly and follow instruction well both written and verbally.
  • You have experience working with at-risk youth and the human services field.
  • You know something about child and adolescent development.
  • You are able to work calmly in crisis situations and maintain a safe atmosphere


Current Employment Opportunities

POSITION TITLE: Executive Director


The Executive Director administrates the daily operations, programs, and direct service delivery of Tumbleweed Runaway Program, Inc., ensuring compliance with the performance standards of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, the organization’s Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, and State licensing standards for child care placing agencies. The Executive Director serves as an advisor to the Tumbleweed Board of Directors in the development of annual goals and objectives, policies, procedures, and new programs.

Education: A Master’s Degree preferred from an accredited college or university in the field of social work, human services, public administration, or a closely related field. A minimum of 5 years of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity and extensive experience working with troubled youth and families.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. A basic understanding of social work principals and practice, child welfare services, community resources, developmental and family systems theory, crisis intervention, mediation, and parenting.
  2. The ability to effectively lead, develop, and manage both human and financial resources.
  3. The ability to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate new and existing programs.
  4. The ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, donors and other key individuals and organizations in the community.
  5. The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  6. To effectively provide a strong sense of transparency with board of directors, staff and community.
  7. A basic understanding of fundraising, and public relations/marketing.
  8. The ability to successfully negotiate contracts.
  9. The ability to write successful grant applications.
  10. Good organizational skills and the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.


  1. Provide leadership and direction to ensure the effective operation and delivery of programs within the organization and community:
    1. a. Support the organization’s mission and principles.
    2. b. Ensure an environment that facilitates the achievement of youth development outcomes.
    3. c. Ensure programs, services and activities support the goals & objectives of the Runaway Youth Act.
    4. d. Ensure establishment of and adherence to policies and procedures.

Strategic Planning

  1. With the Board President, schedules an annual strategic planning or review session(s).
  2. Ensures and oversees that a strategic planning process is instituted with results in the development and implementation of a quality strategic plan.
  3. Ensures and oversees the identification and evaluation of opportunities for improvement and implements plans for improvements.
  4. Develops strategic alliances with community leaders, and local and state officials.
  5. Develops collaborative partnerships with other youth serving organizations, parents, families, funders and community organizations.


  1. Ensures that appropriate statistical documentation of program outcomes and activities is maintained and that quarterly, annual service summaries and reports are sent to the Board and funding sources in a timely manner.
  2. Ensures compliance with all applicable state licensing codes and federal standards.

Personnel Management

  1. Ensures that all employees are properly screened, interviewed, and trained.
  2. Ensures that probationary and annual employee performance reviews are conducted for all employees, proposes salary levels to the Board in the budget, hires and terminates staff, and oversees all personnel matters to ensure compliance with legal requirements and Tumbleweed’s employee policies.
  3. Provides self-evaluation as part of the probationary and annual employee performance review conducted by the Board of Directors.
  4. At minimum, conducts weekly meetings with leadership staff, if not weekly staff meetings for all employees.
  5. Approves all staff requests submitted for vacation, sick and personal leaves of absence.

Program Development

  1. Develops and evaluates annual goals and objectives in conjunction with the organization’s Board of Directors.
  2. Establish linkages with community resources that may be needed by Tumbleweed clients collaborating with other agencies/organizations as necessary in order to adequately and effectively address client needs.
  3. Periodically reviews community needs assessment to ensure that the organization’s services are responsive to the real needs of the community and youth.
  4. Oversees the recruiting of shelter homes, budget development, finances, and resource development, and facilities.

Finance and Fundraising

  1. Prepares annual budget subject to approval of the Board of Directors. Controls expenditures and reviews monthly and quarterly financial statements.
  2. Ensures that grant applications and foundation proposals to potential and existing funding sources are researched, prepared, and submitted in a timely manner, and ensures that all follow-up reports are filed.
  3. Negotiates contracts on behalf of organization.

Public Relations/Outreach

  1. Implements outreach activities to the community, youth and parents. Maintains Tumbleweed’s visibility through public speaking engagements, community education activities, special events, media coverage and advertisements.
  2. Develops and maintains close working relationships with law enforcement, school districts, juvenile court, Court Services, the Department of Public Health and Human Services, and other relevant youth serving agencies.

Board, Community, and Government Liaison Work

  1. Prepares a written Director’s Report for the Board’s regular meetings, and ensures clerical and staff support of board activities as needed.
  2. Provides real-time updates on news-worthy events, major incident reports and any of the organization’s business that would best prepare board members with appropriate information to address inquiries from the public, funders, media, etc.
  3. Acts as primary liaison to other agencies and ensures Tumbleweed’s representation on appropriate community boards, councils, task forces and meetings.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, your resume, and a list of 3 professional references to:
Mary Hernandez
Tumbleweed Program
505 N. 24th Street
Billings, MT 59101

Applications received by 5pm, January 28, 2021 will be considered for interviews occurring the first week of February 2021.


Are you:

  • An experienced professional?
  • A person who loves working in an exciting, changing environment?
  • Passionate about youth?

The year-round, full-time position is to:

  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Case management
  • Short and long term therapy for youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness at Senior High and Tumbleweed


  • Salary
  • Excellent health, dental and vision insurance.
  • Paid time off

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Mary Hernandez, Executive Director, at, or give her a call at 406-259-2558 with any questions.

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