CEO/Executive Director

Montana Medical Association/SIM-MT - Helena, MT


We are seeking a dynamic leader for a newly created nonprofit organization. This job provides a terrific opportunity for a social entrepreneur with good nonprofit organization experience, strong management and leadership experience to help grow an organization that truly helps save people’s lives – particularly those suffering live-threatening emergencies. Th successful applicant will have strong communication skills, including AMAZING WRITING SKILLS and OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SPEAKING ABILITIES, and have a demonstrated history of being a DOER in a short time. Your resume and references need to verify that you can do all of the things a CEO/Executive Director usually does – maintain databases, manage nonprofit board governance, do strategic planning, develop nonprofit budgets and handle personnel matters competently.

Bottom line: the position is responsible for running the organization and making it successful….you will have both the authority, in cooperation with the Board of Directors, and the responsibility, for making that happen.


Bachelor's degree or higher degree. Ideally an MBA or degree in business, finance, accounting, management or equivalent. Seven years management experience with at least five years nonprofit experience. Experience in writing, public speaking, database (CRM) management, financial management, and demonstrating a track record of making substantial program and organizational impact, as well as building organizational capacity as it relates to fundraising and financial sustainability. Experience and understanding of the rural and frontier communities and Montana's culture a bonus.

Company Overview

Simulation in Motion Montana is an exciting young 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation that provides medical education to rural emergency medical and healthcare providers throughout the State of Montana. Now imagine this – that education is provided by highly trained educators, using very cool high-fidelity simulation manikins, who travel the state in specially equipped semi-trucks…taking the training to the students. And, it is the only mobile simulation program accredited by the Society for Simulation in Health Care in the WORLD! ( If you are up to the challenge, you can be a part of this terrific organization and help it to expand!

SIM-MT, initially funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Charitable Trust, will have its first executive director and soon a development director. With six Board of Directors and a very involved contractor/partner with a staff of 18 who provide the education, the organization is growing and aims to achieve full self-sustainability in two years. From there, the expansion opportunities are unlimited. The Montana Medical Association, Montana’s premier medical organization, is proud to provide administrative management services and will employ the Executive Director.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00 to $90,000.00 /year


  • Management: 7 years (Preferred)
  • Leadership: 7 years (Preferred)
  • Fundraising: 7 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Application Question:

  • Do your talents include creative writing? Submit a two paragraph cover letter using your creative writing talents to explain your interest in and qualifications for the position.

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday