Watson Children’s Shelter is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a positive, healthy, child and family-centered work environment. Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services regulations require that all applicants for our Shelter Care program positions be age 21 or older.

Current Openings:

On-Call Shelter Care Staff – on-call shift work is an on-going hiring. We maintain a pool of on-call staff and are hiring this position year round.


Development Director

Watson Children’s Shelter is seeking a full-time development director that shares our passion for providing uncompromising programs and services to children. Working in close collaboration with the executive director, the development director oversees all aspects of fund development for the agency. Primary focus areas include major gifts cultivation and solicitation, ongoing donor stewardship, planned giving, grant research and writing, event planning and execution, public relations, and the development of an annual fundraising plan.

Additional duties include direct supervision of the full-time development coordinator, annual appeals, managing the agency’s donor database, providing the executive director and board of director’s development reports and updates, and coordination of the board’s development committee. The development director reports directly to the executive director and is a crucial member of the agency’s senior leadership team.

Candidates must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and demonstrated success in fundraising activities. Additional requirements include excellent oral, written, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work independently and articulate the need for support of the mission, services, and impact of the agency’s work. Ideal candidates will have 3+ years of related experience, hold the CFRE credential, and be able to demonstrate their commitment and passion for our work.

This is a challenging, exciting, and meaningful full-time position and an opportunity to be a part of an agency committed to community, compassion, integrity, excellence, and stewardship. We offer a very competitive salary, full benefits package, and generous paid-time-off. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Mike Boehm, Executive Director at Watson Children’s Shelter, 4978 Buckhouse Lane, Missoula, Montana 59804 or email to mike@shelter4children.com

The position will remain open until filled. Watson Children’s Shelter is an EOE.

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