The Friendship Center is hiring!

The Friendship Center:  Development Director (part-time)

The Friendship Center of Helena is seeking a mission-minded, visionary Development Director to join our dedicated team.  The Friendship Center (TFC) serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. 

If you have a passion for helping people, are self-motivated, creative, and want to be part of a small but mighty team of professionals dedicated to our mission, then please read on:

Career Opportunity:  Development Director

Organization: The Friendship Center, Helena

Work location: The Friendship Center, Helena, MT

General Schedule:  This is an hourly, part-time, 20 hour/week position.  More hours may be required near grants deadlines or during major fundraising activities.

Salary (depending on experience and qualifications):  $19-$23/hour plus benefits.  Part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week are eligible for benefits on a pro-rated basis.  While this position is currently funded at 20 hours/week, the potential exists to transition this position to full-time.

To apply:  Email a cover letter, updated resume, and contact information for three professional references to Jenny Eck at

Summary/Objective:  The Development Director will serve in a leadership role responsible for guiding all aspects of the organization’s fundraising and development, in partnership with the Executive Director.  This includes implementing TFC’s diverse fundraising efforts, including grant writing, individual and major gifts, planned giving, and corporate donations.  The Development Director is responsible for developing a plan to engage donors in new and creative ways, as well as working with the Executive Director to think more broadly about how we can promote our organizational work to a broader public.  The ideal candidate is creative, open to new ideas, enjoys fundraising and working with others but is also self-directed and motivated.

  • Identify new and creative ways to connect with donors across our community and beyond, including through email and social media.
  • Manage grant proposals, grant timelines, and grant reports in conjunction with Executive Director and Accounting Manager.
  • Measure, track and report on all fundraising activities and contributions
  • Ensure all back office operations, including donation processing, reports and recordkeeping, function smoothly.
  • Work with Executive Director to identify and engage major donors
  • Create, write, produce and distribute e-newsletters, print newsletters, and major donor prospectus, informational brochures, fundraising letters, etc.
  • Aid with fundraising and donor cultivation events, including Friendship Friday luncheons, our October fundraising luncheon, and other events.
  • Oversee, write and manage all social media and web content

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required:

  • Two years relevant work experience, with demonstrated success in fundraising, including securing major gifts and grants through written proposals.
  • Ability to research, track, assemble and submit grants according to funder requirements
  • Familiarity with social media and online communication (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Email-based fundraising, understanding of data analytics, etc.)
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Competence with office software and database platforms such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and donor databases.
  • Proven organizational skills, attention-to-detail, and project management with self-discipline to follow up and follow through
  • High energy, confident, with professional demeanor
  • Existing relationships with Montana donor community would be a definite plus

Special Work Requirements:

  • Prior to employment, you will be required to pass a background check

Minimum Qualifications: Education: 4-year degree (BA/BS) and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a position with related duties.  Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.  Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and efficiently manage time.

Position applications will be reviewed starting February 27th,.  Please send your cover letter, CV, and 3 professional references to  If you have additional questions, please contact Jenny Eck at (406) 442-6800.