We’re hiring (again)!

were-hiringWORD is seeking to hire an Office Manager/Accounting Assistant. This position will be the organization’s interface with the community as well as clients, professional colleagues, and funders.  Through organization and management skills, this individual will help WORD become more efficient and organized.

The WORD Office Manager/Accounting Assistant is also responsible for accounts payable and keeping track of day-to-day spending for the organization. This position requires attention to detail, computer and internet literacy, accounting skills and excellent communication skills.  The Accounting Assistant reports directly to the Executive Director while working closely with all Program Directors.

For the complete job description, please click here WORD Office Manager.Accounting Assistant Job Discription.

Please submit cover letter, resume and references to: Suzin Kratina, WORD 2405 McIntosh Loop, Missoula, MT 59801 or email to: skratina@wordinc.org.


Thank you, Missoula!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, in-kind donors, speakers, and of course everyone who attended and gave a generous contribution at our 30 Years Strong Benefit Luncheon on International Women’s Day. With your support, we raised over $10,000 to empower women and strengthen families in the Missoula community for the next 30 years! If you couldn’t attend but want to make a donation, click here.

We’d also like to reiterate that WORD is a non-political, non-partisan organization who’s mission is to create opportunities, programs and policies that inspire and support women’s development, leadership and choice for the benefit of the entire community, and we welcome everyone who supports our mission.

Thanks again, Missoula, for all the love you’ve shown us at WORD!

And a special thanks to Garlington, Lohn & Robinson and Southgate Mall for your generous sponsorships, Allegra Printing for your printing services, Bernice’s Bakery for those amazing flower cookies, and Bitterroot Floral for the purple flower centerpieces. THANK YOU!!

WORD Has A New Executive Director!

Meet WORD’s new executive director!

suzinwebSuzin Kratina has experience bringing together professionals and community members to collaborate on issues important to women, youth, and families. She comes to WORD from Montana GEAR UP as the Senior Project Director, and from the YWCA Missoula where she was the director of a supervised visitation center for families who had experienced domestic violence. Suzin also spent 3 terms with AmeriCorps in Miles City and Missoula, starting a community computer lab in Miles City, and working as a Family Resource Specialist with WORD in Missoula Public Schools. Finally, as an AmeriCorps VISTA, she supported literacy opportunities and training for families, and education for professionals. Suzin has a BS in Film & TV from MSU Bozeman, and earned her MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from UM. Suzin and her husband Mike have two daughters. Welcome back to WORD, Suzin! We’re thrilled you’re here!!

Word/Futures: Peer Education Panel


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The Futures program announces the start of the 2016 Peer Educational Panel presentation series. The Peer Educational Panel is devoted to educating adolescents about teen pregnancy prevention.  The task of the panel members is to give young people the information they need to make responsible and informed choices regarding young parenthood. They aim to reduce risk-taking behaviors that can lead to unintended pregnancy. 

symbol 2     The risk factors panel members address include unprotected sexual activity and the use of alcohol and illegal drugs among adolescents. Panel members share their personal stories and experiences to help their peers understand what it is like to be a young parent.  The panel engages the audience in a frank and honest conversation while discussing the hardships, sacrifices and shortcomings of teen parenting.  Panel members encourage youth to consider the consequences of their actions in the hope that teenagers will delay becoming parents until they are financially stable and in a healthy, committed relationship. If you are interested in booking a PEP presentation please call Bernie or Becky at 406-543-3550.



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