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Seeking Director of Community Engagement + Destination Stewardship

Job posting: CLOSED as of Friday, September 23, 2022

Position Title: Director of Community Engagement and Destination Stewardship
Company: Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission (Glacier Country Tourism or GCT)
Location: Missoula, MT
Reports to: President CEO
Functional Area: Engagement & Advocacy
Employment Type: Full-Time Salaried, Exempt
Education Required: Four-Year Related Degree (or equivalent experience)
Experience Required: 5+ Years
Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000 annual salary plus benefits, DOE

Organization Description:

Glacier Country Tourism is the officially recognized regional destination marketing, management and stewardship organization for Western Montana including Flathead, Glacier, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli and Sanders counties. Glacier Country Tourism is a nonprofit organization with a focus on ensuring economic sustainability for the region while preserving the quality of life for residents and quality of place for visitors. GCT is funded in part by the state accommodations tax (bed tax) and by private partnership funds.

Position Description:

  • Do you have a background in project management?
  • Do you love taking ownership and championing work through to successful completion?
  • Do you have the talent for building, activating and managing relationships?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, you are a great candidate for the Director of Community Engagement and Destination Stewardship position at GCT. This position offers an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated community engagement professional to assist in the development and execution of outreach strategies and destination management while learning from the best in the business.

Here's what your day will look like

The Director of Community Engagement and Destination Stewardship will be responsible for implementing the destination stewardship strategy (a ten-year plan for the destination to build upon resident quality of life and the visitor experience) through project management of our strategic initiatives. This includes developing and maintaining strong relationships with the organization’s strategic partners (communities, tourism partners, government and tribal agencies, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, etc.) to execute action plans and deliver on key milestones and goals. As a core member of the GCT team, you will be tasked with ensuring all goals are met or exceeded, and you will lead and facilitate the community engagement strategy. This role will include understanding how the actions of Glacier Country Tourism and the industry impact the community, thinking about the big picture and identifying ways to promote tourism’s benefits or mitigate its impacts

Who are you?

  • You are a self-starter, have great attention to detail and excel with productivity management, successfully juggling multiple projects at once and delivering them to completion on time.
  • You are an active and empathetic listener who looks to solve problems and create value.
  • You can effectively communicate with a wide variety of people -- from external partners to the internal team.
  • You have great knowledge about the eight county Glacier Country region and Montana as a whole.
  • You excel at connecting the dots and creating strategic partnerships and lasting relationships.
  • You enjoy traveling, and you’re able to travel up to six months per year.

Glacier Country Tourism, an equal opportunity employer, offers an exciting opportunity for qualified, career-motivated professionals. We provide competitive compensation and the chance to work with talented people in a successful, fast-paced and pleasant environment. We offer many premium benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, generous vacation time and much more.

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