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WORD is hiring a new Executive Director and a Young Family Advocate! The successful candidate should be inextricably and passionately connected to the mission of WORD, should communicate effectively within and outside of the organization, and should be bold and confident yet thoughtful and reasonable.

Position Summaries

The Executive Director is responsible and accountable for the management and oversight of all aspects of WORD including day-to-day operations of the organization, program development and oversight, budgeting and financial management, staff hiring and management, human resources, board development. The Executive Director serves as the primary spokesperson for the organization’s mission and goals and ensures that all activities are conducted in a financially responsible and legal manner. The Executive Director establishes and maintains an environment that allows the staff to do their best work while also providing guidance and support. As a highly visible advocate for WORD programs, the Executive Director exhibits a commitment to the mission. The Executive Director reports to and works with the Board of Directors. Click here for the complete job description.

Please submit cover letter, resume and references to: Emily Cohen, WORD 2405 McIntosh Loop, Missoula, MT 59801 or email to:

Young Family Advocate, to use a “strengths-based approach”, to work with pregnant and parenting youth in Missoula County to access needed services to ensure family and economic security. As the Young Family Advocate, this position will work with young parents, ages 15-23, who enroll in the Futures Program.

This position will provide ongoing case management and home visits; support nurturing parenting; organize and facilitate activities, groups, workshops, and events; and carry out the objectives of the program. This position is part-time and supervised by the Coordinator of the Futures Program. Please submit a cover and resume to Becky Margolis at

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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