At the Montana Hospital Association (MHA), employees are the heart of the Association. Our employees take pride in everything we do. We encourage creativity and the sharing of strengths and knowledge. We give individuals the flexibility to both work independently and collaboratively with diverse partnerships. We hold ourselves accountable and are inspired to take ownership of projects. We believe in work-life balance.

This passion and dedication contribute to MHA’s mission to improve the health status of all Montana communities by supporting the members we serve.

Communications and Outreach Specialist

Are you driven by work that makes a difference in the lives of your friends and neighbors? Do you get excited about unearthing great stories, and telling them in new and creative ways? Are you a pro at building relationships and executing with confidence? If this sounds like you, we want you to work with us!

Marketing & Communications 

  • Produce content and assets to help tell the compelling stories of Montana hospitals and healthcare providers.
  • Create and/or oversee the design and production of promotional materials, including web content, event app/s, emails, videos, social media posts, brochures, flyers, and other content.
  • Target and distribute promotional materials using a variety of offline and online media channels.
  • Write and distribute news releases, media advisories, and statements.
  • Plan and execute media events; coordinate media interviews as assigned.
  • Write content for reports, publications, and other projects as assigned.

Digital & Social Media 

  •  Develop and curate engaging content for social media platforms and website properties.
  • Assist in the creation and editing of written, video, and photo content.
  • Attend events and produce live social media content.
  • Maintain a unified brand voice across different social media channels and owned websites.
  • Plan, buy, and manage social and digital media buys to support ongoing initiatives and increase reach to key audiences.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to create and execute a social media calendar.
  • Monitor social media channels for industry trends.
  • Interact with users and respond to social media messages, inquiries, and comments.

Member Engagement

  • Manages member engagement initiatives and supports member implementation of association-developed resources to amplify and unify the voice of the hospital field with key audiences.
  • Conduct meetings, calls, and follow-up with members and other stakeholders to support activation and outcomes of key communications and outreach activities.
  • Facilitate, implement, improve, and “own” the membership recruitment and engagement process.
  • Manages new member onboarding program, including orientation and year-round engagement throughout the first year of membership.
  • Support the creation of periodic member experience surveys and help implement any actionable feedback.

Measurement & Analytics 

  • Establish key performance indicators for social media, website, and other marketing communications projects and initiatives as assigned.
  • Review analytics and create reports on key metrics; identify opportunities and recommend actions for increased performance, and optimize efforts in response.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field with at least two (2) years experience in communications, marketing, and/or journalism.

Travel Requirements: 

  • Must hold a valid, unrestricted Montana driver’s license
  • Travel in and outside the state of MT
  • Ability to travel, 6-9 times per year, for 2-5 days at a time.  Up to 20% of qualified work hours



  • Employer PAID medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee.
  • Employer contribution to Health Savings Account (HSA) or Montana Medical Savings Account (MSA)
  • Flex Savings account
  • 401(k)
  • Very generous 401(k) contribution after 2 years of employment
  • Employer PAID Life Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program

Western Healthcare Coalition (HCC) Readiness and Response Specialist

Do you live in Western Montana? Are you someone who has a desire to help Montana’s healthcare organizations, providers and their partners plan, prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies in your community?

This position will serve as the planning coordinator and plan developer for the Regional Healthcare Coalition of Western Montana. Duties will include engaging key stakeholders and coordinating the development of preparedness and response planning needs with the goal of creating an effective and coordinated response among healthcare system partners. This position will support the continuous development of a comprehensive training, exercise, and performance improvement cycle that includes the participating hospitals, EMS, public health, emergency management partners, and all other ESF8 partners. Responsible for the planning process including; identifying planning gaps, developing plans, implementing plans, evaluating plans and plan improvements and revisions.

Program Management

  • Work with other Regional Healthcare Coalition staff and DPHHS to develop training and support to improve regional healthcare coalition preparedness, response, and recovery effectiveness utilizing plans, identified gaps, and recommendations from the ESF8 Advisory Council.
  • ·Lead Regional Executive Committee meetings to include: scheduling meetings, developing agenda, presentations, required materials, present budget, and distribution of materials to the executive committee per each region’s bylaws, as well as hosting the meeting if the chair or co-chair is not available and other tasks as requested.
  • Complete the specific region’s Coalition Assessment Tool (CAT) with input from the respective Executive Committee members and/or complete on their behalf and report out to all partners.
  • Complete respective coalition’s Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) and, when requested, assist members of the coalition in completing their HVA and reviewing plans and processes.

Outreach and Engagement

  • Participate in coalition members’ training, exercises, and assist with After-Action Report and Improvement Plans (AAR/IP).

Data and Information Management

Provide training and assistance on the implementation and use of all Juvare platforms and any other platforms that may become available to the healthcare coalitions, and provide situational awareness to all ESF8 partners.



  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree in a health-related field or four (4) years of experience in a rural hospital, emergency preparedness, or public health organization or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Up-to-date knowledge and experience working with database management software such as EXCEL or Access. Prior experience in program management, public speaking, and planning, organization of professional meetings/conferences desired.
  • Competitive applicants should have or obtain within one year the following: applicable Juvare platforms, Microsoft Office Products, Knowledge of Healthcare Coalitions, FEMA Courses; IS100, IS120, IS130, IS200, IS235, IS700, IS800.
  • Upon hire, applicant is encouraged to obtain the following: FRAME, HSEP, HERT, HCL, and HID and obtain credentials in BDLS, ADLS, CHEC.

Travel Requirement:   

Intermittent travel is required; the position functions out of the office at association events/other meetings approximately 1-2 times/month (for 2-5 days), with additional travel as needed. Montana driver’s license is required with the ability to drive across the state by car.

Must live in one of the following counties:

  • Lincoln
  • Flathead
  • Sanders
  • Lake
  • Mineral
  • Missoula
  • Ravalli
  • Granite
  • Powell
  • Deer Lodge
  • Siver Bow
  • Beaverhead



  • Employer PAID medical, dental and vision insurance for employee
  • Employer contribution to Health Savings Account (HSA) or Montana Medical Savings Account (MSA)
  • Flex Savings account
  • 401(k)
  • Very generous 401(k) contribution after 2 years of employment
  • Employer PAID Life Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 7 Paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program

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