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 Operations Director Opportunity


Title:  Operations Director for the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation

Classification and Time:  Full time, exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: The BMWF offices are located in the Forest Service Hungry Horse Ranger Station, Hungry Horse, Montana

Description: The Operations Director will work in collaboration with the Executive Director to promote marketing and fundraising efforts for BMWF. The Operations Director will plan fundraising and outreach events, drive marketing campaigns, manage the donor database, work with financial reporting systems and assist with grant writing.

Desired Skills, experience and background

Qualifications may be met by any combination of education and experience that provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the job description. Typically, the Operations Director will have graduated from an accredited college with a major in wilderness management, recreation, natural resource management, outdoor education or closely-related field and have two years of working experience.


The ideal Operations Director candidate will possess the following skills:

●       Knowledge and experience with programs related or similar to Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation’s mission, vision, goals and objectives.

●       Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

●       Fundraising and event planning experience.

●       Social media marketing, email campaigns, grant writing, database management.

●       Proficient computer skills including Word, Squarespace, social media platforms, QuickBooks and Mail Chimp.


Additional experience that would be desirable for this position:

●       Experience in volunteer recruitment.

●       Knowledge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, its trail system and management.

●       Knowledge of Giftworks software.

●       Working knowledge of website maintenance and graphic design.


Key Job Functions

Marketing and Outreach

●       Create and design print and digital media content to recruit volunteers and donors.

●       Update BMWF social media.

●       Update and maintain website.

●       Manage online store and merchandise sales.

●       Facilitate newsletter, postcard and poster printing.

●       Draft and distribute donor communication elements.

●       Manage the Artist Wilderness Connection program.


Event Planning

●       Plan and execute Mountain Film on Tour events.

●       Plan and execute Voices of the Wilderness.

●       Work with partners on the Wilderness Speakers Series.

●       Coordinate other outreach and fundraising events like Great Fish and local Farmer’s Markets.



●       Manage Giftworks donor database.



●       Plan Endowment raft/pack trip

●       Assist with corporate sponsorships.



●       With the Executive Director, facilitate financial management and reporting (including payroll) using GAAP.



Some travel and weekend availability is required; use of your personal vehicle will be necessary with mileage reimbursement at the BMWF annual rate.



Salary is assigned based on experience with a range of $39,000 - $49,000. Annual pay raises are based on merit.



Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, monthly health insurance reimbursement, participation in BMWF’s Simple IRA Plan. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the goal of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation to recruit, hire, and maintain a diverse workforce.  BMWF does not discriminate in employment based upon race, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, religion, creed, sex, or political beliefs. 


About the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation

The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation connects Americans with their wilderness heritage by providing access to and stewardship of one of the world’s most spectacular places –Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, the crown jewel of the Wilderness System. We help hundreds of hard-working volunteers, including youth, develop a land ethic and give back to the wilderness by opening trails, restoring heavily used areas, maintaining historic structures and fighting weeds. Active wilderness stewardship is our mission.


The BMWF was established in 1997 to foster the stewardship of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Visit for additional detail and information.


The BMWF has been serving the wilderness recreation community for twenty years by organizing and leading projects that clear trails and keep the wilderness wild by restoring damaged areas and removing noxious weeds.  Each year 300 to 400 BMWF volunteers, ages 12 to 80, participate in 40 to 50 trail maintenance and weed eradication projects. Projects are accomplished in coordination and cooperation with the Forest Service on trails and lands within the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.  BMWF is raising the next generation of wilderness conservation leaders by providing wilderness education and job skills training.



Please email cover letter, resume and 3 references to


Position open until filled.