Family Education Program Director 

As a non-profit organization with the mission of empowering families with parent education and learning through play, Families First Children’s Museum (FFCM) has an immediate opening for its primary family programs leadership position: Family Education Program Director. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Family Education Program Director works with independent contractors, community partners, and other FFCM staff to implement workshops, multi-session classes, and informal parenting-centered events. This full-time, 40-hour per week position is accountable for responsibilities including:

  • Developing all content for family education programs including multi-session class offerings and one-time parenting workshops.
  • Recruiting, placing, and managing parent educators contracted to facilitate classes and workshops.
  • Maintaining effective management systems that support participant recruitment, program delivery, and evaluation strategies.
  • Maintaining network of partnerships to drive client participation and meet evolving community needs, including key relationships with University of Montana, Missoula County Public Schools, Missoula County Judicial System, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
  • Instructing parenting education classes as needed.
  • Developing a meaningful and executable sliding fee scale for relevant programs.
  • Ensuring childcare is provided during family education programs.
  • Working closely with staff to advise content on marketing and public relations materials.
  • Generating reports related to program performance for grant funding sources.
  • Serving as primary point of contact for all incoming public inquiries about program registration and participation.
  • Under the direction of the Executive Director, creating and managing an annual program budget.
  • Participating in regular staff meetings.
  • Serving on community boards and committees related to family support services.
  • Supervising AmeriCorps VISTA position focused on parenting curriculum development and community outreach.

Qualified candidates will have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, education, or early childhood development; preferably a Master’s Degree in the same or a comparable discipline. Additionally, qualified candidates will bring the following skills and experience:

  • Instructional experience in a classroom or workshop setting, or a strong familiarity with the needed skillset to deliver instructional programming to adult participants.
  • Knowledge of community needs related to parenting and family support services that inform relevant, effective educational offerings.
  • Ability to effectively build a network of independent contractors who will implement family education programs.
  • Comfort working within a small team to create program marketing materials for business partnership development.
  • Comfortable giving presentations to a variety of community stakeholders, funders, and client participants.
  • Program budget management expertise.
  • Highly developed organizational skills and systems.
  • Passion for serving families in need.

To apply, please submit both a cover letter and resume for consideration to Nick@childrensmuseummissoula.org.  Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Thank you for your interest.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 /year

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.