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Montana Tech Director, Community Engagement and Development in Butte, Montana

Director, Community Engagement and Development


  • Communicate a passion for the mission of the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program and Montana Technological University programs

  • Direct resource development activities, including: fundraising, special events, prospect identification, corporate sponsorship, donor development, grant writing, recognition and stewardship activities.

  • Oversee creation of publications and collateral to support programming.

  • Identify, recruit, activate, motivate and celebrate volunteer leadership team.

  • Promote the organization’s public image as communicated through printed materials, media coverage, live presentations and internet/social media presence.

  • Focus community networking and outreach with donors, volunteers and sponsor prospects.

  • Develop, organize, and lead annual clean up days for Butte and Anaconda

  • Deliver education program delivery and outreach in peak seasons.

  • Ability to travel throughout Montana.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or related field

  • Minimum 3 years successful experience in marketing, fundraising, community relations or philanthropy

  • Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices and techniques

  • Ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers

  • Demonstrated ability to reach varied audiences (K-12 to adults)

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Layout and design skills

  • Public speaking—teaching in various settings


  • Experience in developing a successful philanthropy program

  • Experience recruiting, managing and cultivating high-level volunteer leadership at the c-suite level

  • Experience with grant writing

  • Experience with website management

  • Demonstrated teaching experience with K-12 audiences

  • Knowledge of the upper Clark Fork watershed history, restoration, and stakeholders.


  • Ability to lift and carry small items up to 10 pounds

  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions

    Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.

    To claim veteran’s preference please complete the employment (veteran’s) preference form located on the employment page and email to You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

    To request an accommodation for the application or interview, please contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380;

    Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

    Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.

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