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Director of Sales & Special Events

Lewis & Clark Foundation, Great Falls, Montana Great Falls, MT

  • Expired: 27 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

This is a leadership position that will require a letter of interest describing why you are applying for the position, and at least three professional references.

The Lewis & Clark Foundation is non-partisan, non-profit organization, dedicated to providing support to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana.

General Description: This is an amazingly fun and rewarding position for the right person. In addition to having the most magnificent view in Great Falls, the Director of Sales & Special Events is primarily responsible for Foundation special events and management of the Portage Cache Store at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Special events include the Trail Mixer annual fundraiser, Lewis and Clark Festival, and any other fundraiser activity planned for the Foundation. The staff at the Center also hosts a number of other events and programs, and the employee will serve as a liaison for these events. He/She recommends policies related to areas of responsibility and implements those approved by the Executive Director.

Position includes two weeks’ paid vacation, which accrues with each pay period. Annual reviews are done, and merit raises or bonuses can be given, depending upon employee performance and success of fundraising events. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Director of Special Events:

1. Develops an organizational plan for each event;

2. Recruits volunteers for events;

3. With assistance from volunteers, recruits sponsors, auction donors, and table sponsors to the various events;

4. Develops auction packages through solicitation of donations and sponsorships;

5. Organizational logistics, including equipment and space rental, catering, permits, bar, etc., or a web-based event, depending upon necessity;

6. Develops a marketing plan and media contributions for each event;

7. Organizes and keeps committees and solicitors organized and updated;

8. Tracks and invoices revenue and expenses related to projects and special events;

9. Considers new events or changes to existing events.

Portage Cache Store:

1. Manages all aspects of the store;

2. Hires and manages store employees; manages staff scheduling;

3. Purchases merchandise for store, ensuring adequate stock is on hand;

4. Submits proposed new merchandise for approval to the Center Director (Forest Service) at least once quarterly, and keeps track of product approvals from Center Director;

5. Organizes and displays merchandise for optimum sales;

6. Maintains relationships with vendors, including payment of invoices;

7. Recruits volunteers (if possible) to work in the store;

8. Maintains a clean and orderly store space;

9. Serves as a representative for the store (and the Foundation) to the community;

10. Develops and maintains Portage Cache Store portion of Foundation website and Social Media;

11. Uses social media to promote the store;

12. Considers possible events and advertising to increase store sales;

13. Researches and develops new products for the store, and possibly for wholesale sales;

14. Performs other related duties as assigned.


1. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people, adapt and relate to people, and assume a “salesmanship” role;

2. Must have an outgoing and friendly personality;

3. Proven computer experience essential, including social media platforms;

4. Excellent grammar – ie: verbal and written skills;

5. Experience with Quickbooks and retails sales preferred;

6. Sound organizations skills;

7. Self-motivated;

8. Creativity/Marketing ability;

9. Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines;

10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with board and staff members, volunteers, and donors;

11. Must be able to work well with others in a team situation;

12. Ability to delegate and oversee staff, volunteers, committee members, board members, etc.;

13. Loyalty to staff team and ability to keep records and information confidential;

14. Familiarity with an electronic POS (point of sale) system preferred;

15. Must be comfortable working with people from all walks of life, and not be afraid to ask for donations and sponsorships;

16. Ability to take suggestions and constructive criticism.

Note: Security Background Check and/or Pre-employment drug test may be required.

Company Description
Non-profit organization, dedicated to inspiring financial support for the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

Lewis & Clark Foundation, Great Falls, Montana

Why Work Here?
This is an amazing opportunity to work for a well-respected non-profit in Great Falls, Montana.

Non-profit organization, dedicated to inspiring financial support for the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.


4201 Giant Springs Road

Great Falls, MT



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