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The Poverello Center
Missoula, MT, United States (hybrid)
30+ days ago
The Poverello Center
Missoula, Montana, United States (hybrid)
30+ days ago


The Poverello Center is seeking fun, creative, compassionate, and empowering individuals to support our mission of offering food, shelter, help and hope to all who ask in the Missoula community.  

Who We Are

For over 45 years, the Poverello Center has provided a necessary safety net for our community members living in hunger and houselessness.  An award winning non-profit organization, the Poverello Center provides advocacy, education, and a multitude of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of people struggling with poverty in Missoula.

We are dedicated to treating people with dignity and respect, regardless of their housing status and envision a collaborative and supportive community in which everyone has a safe place to call home. We are committed to promoting and providing a range of services to improve the health and security of people experiencing houselessness in the Missoula community.

Who You Are

You have a passion and talent for telling stories. You can effectively communicate with different audiences. You have excellent writing skills - able to share a narrative clearly and concisely. You have an open and curious mind, skilled at examining issues from multiple angles. You are an adaptable, compassionate individual who cares about our community and is motivated by the impact of our work.    

What You’ll Do

The Communications Coordinator reports to the Director of Development and is an integral part of an incredibly dynamic, dedicated, collaborative, and creative development team. The position supports and is supported by the team and is responsible for the following:

  • Collaborate with the Development Team to set annual communication goals and strategy around fundraising initiatives;
  • Supports the Executive Director and Director of Development communications through local media outlets, including drafting press releases, scheduling interviews and assisting with message strategy;
  • Designs and develops copy for external communications including but not limited to blog posts, op eds, and the annual report;
  • Manages all details related to creating the Poverello Center’s quarterly newsletter “People of the Pov,” including writing articles, doing all layout for the print and online version, and managing all tasks related to printing and mailing the newsletter to supporters;
  • Manages and updates content on the Poverello Center’s website using a CMS
  • Manages all of the Poverello Center’s social media accounts which include Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Evaluate and implement any use of other potential social media platforms;
  • Develops and schedules email communications through our email client server;
  • Collects stories from staff, volunteers and guests about the impact the Poverello Center is making in our community;
  • Write periodic reports on communication strategy, analytics, and outcomes for the Development Team and Board Development Committee;
  • Assist with fundraising appeals by helping to create content, design and layout, and manage all tasks related to mailing and emailing the fundraising appeal;
  • Supports the Volunteer Coordinator in all communications related to the recruitment and maintenance of volunteers;
  • Provides logistical support to all Poverello Center events; 
  • Participate in the Poverello Development Team, and other required staff meetings or training;
  • Other duties and special projects as directed by the Director of Development and the Executive Director.

Keys to Success

Poverello Staff are adaptable, compassionate, creative, and flexible problem solvers.  We are empathetic individuals who are committed to racial equity, social justice, and treating each other - and the communities we serve - with respect.  We are seeking someone with:

  • Self awareness and the ability to reflect on and describe the impact of their own identities, situations, and experiences—and those of others. Is able to hear, reflect, act on, and learn from feedback;
  • A commitment to recognizing the role of gender, race, income, age, and other identities in shaping our organizational culture. Is able to reflect on and act on feedback with an eye toward continuous learning about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a communications, journalism, human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience required; 
  • Experience in database, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, word processing programs, and website content management systems (currently using Wordpress) required;
  • Experience with video editing, graphic design, and social media content creation preferred;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills; 
  • Brand communication expertise.  

What Else You Should Know

The Poverello Center is an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or disability. We value having staff who come from communities of diverse perspectives and have lived experience. We encourage people of color, indigenous folx, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities to apply.

This position is full time and is based on 40 hours per week in 8 hour shifts and requires some weekend availability. This position reports to the Director of Development and is based at the emergency shelter in Missoula, Montana.  The wage for this position is $18.00-$20.00hourly.  In addition, this position includes the following benefits:

  1. Paid time off which allows you to relax and recharge, and/or empowers you to stay home and focus on your health without losing pay.
  2. 10 paid holidays throughout the year.
  3. All full time employees can choose from 2 different health insurance plans, as well as dental and vision policies. The Pov also offers a Traditional IRA plan, where the organization matches 3%.
  4. An employee assistance program (EAP) that offers confidential counseling, legal and financial assistance. 
  5. The Poverello Center staff also foster a supportive and strength-based work environment.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68144905
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana, United States
  • Company Name For Job: The Poverello Center
  • Position Title: Communications Coordinator
  • Job Function: Marketing/Public Relations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Salary: $18.00 - $20.00 (Hourly Wage)
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