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Executive Director

National Association of Social Workers – Montana Chapter

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is seeking an Executive Director for the Montana Chapter. Applicants will possess strong nonprofit association management skills, a substantial knowledge of the social work profession, and a strong commitment to social work values. Applicants will also have leadership skills that engage, inspire, and mobilize the Association’s membership.  

NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with over 100,000 members. The Montana Chapter has almost 550 members statewide. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound and just social policies. 

The position is for 37.5 hours per week with a competitive salary plus excellent benefits, including health and life insurance, and retirement. The Chapter Executive Director reports to the NASW Deputy Director of Chapter Operations at the National Office and is accountable to the Montana Chapter Board of Directors. Travel across the state of Montana is a required component of the position. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; BSW/MSW preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of senior management or administrative experience; nonprofit experience is plus
  • Leadership experience working and collaborating with professional or non-profit organizations and their volunteer Boards 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while meeting organizational goals and timelines
  • Exceptional management and administrative skills with oversight of multiple programs
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting


Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional Social Worker with MSW
  • NASW member or join upon employment 
  • Experience in membership recruiting, engagement, and support
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including, funders, volunteers, and partner organizations
  • Strong public speaking ability: Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, volunteers, and members
  • Experience in writing and applying for grants, and grant implementation and evaluation
  • Demonstrated program development and implementation experience
  • Experience and skills in the areas of public policy, advocacy and the legislative process
  • Ability to manage administrative tasks in conjunction with the NASW National Office
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Experience working with social media
  • Proficiency with MS Office products software, including Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint, as well as working in the online/“cloud” environment.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants will email a cover letter and résumé addressing above qualifications,to:mthomason.nasw@socialworkers.org, Subject title “Montana Executive Director” until position is filled.


NASW-MT is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination.  Applicants from diverse communities are encouraged to apply.

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