Careers and Internships

Northern Plains Resource Council

Do you love working with people? Do you want to make a difference in Montana? Northern Plains Resource Council (Northern Plains) is hiring canvassers through the 2016 election cycle.

About Northern Plains:

  • Northern Plains is a non-profit 501 c(3) grassroots conservation and family agriculture group that organizes Montana citizens to protect our water quality, family farms and ranches, and unique quality of life. Our mission is to protect Montana’s greatest assets: the quality of our natural resources, the character and viability of family-based agriculture, and the ability of citizens to shape the public policies that affect our land, our water, and our lives so that we may pass them on, unimpaired, to future generations.

A robust field program is central to meeting this mission. As part of a canvass team, you won’t be tied to a desk. You will be making change happen at the local level by executing a winning field operation.

This position will be based in Billings, Montana.

The Canvasser is responsible for:

  • Canvassing doors
  • Canvassing events
  • Registering new voters
  • Recruiting new members
  • Phone banking
  • Keeping accurate data

Desired qualifications:

  • Excellent people skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and a team player
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience, $10-14/hour

The position will run through November 9, 2016.

To apply:


  • A letter of interest
  • A resume, and
  • Two references

to Leah Berry The position is open until filled, but we encourage applications to be submitted ASAP. Northern Plains is an equal opportunity employer.

For questions, email

Facilities Manager

The Facilities Manager for our building, Home on the Range, will assume responsibility for performing and/or coordinating all aspects of repair, maintenance, and improvement to the building and grounds.

The Northern Plains Resource Council and the Western Organization of Resource Councils jointly own and manage Home on the Range.   The Facilities Manager (Employee) will be considered a part-time, hourly employee of the Northern Plains Resource Council (Employer), subject to the terms and conditions specified in the personnel policies.   Employee will be supervised by Steve Paulson.

Working hours will be approximately 20 hours per week in a schedule to be determined on a monthly basis. The schedule will include at least some hours worked during regular business hours.

The Facilities Manager will:

  • Be responsible for staffing the Home on the Range Team. This team will meet monthly, in addition to addressing any critical or urgent needs as they arise. Monthly meetings will include standing agenda items, including but not limited to:
    • Reporting on financial performance compared to budget,
    • Reporting on basic and regular building operations metrics,
    • Facilitation of the annual budgeting process.
  • Give tours of the building as directed.
  • Maintain the general cleanliness and health of the building by completing all required janitorial tasks on a schedule that meets or exceeds minimum standards.
  • Ensure shared storage and common areas are kept neat and orderly with clear walkways and access to all records.
  • Arrange for the purchase of needed supplies and ensure that receipts and invoices are given to the Comptroller in a timely manner.
  • Work with outside contractors as needed for specific tasks related to the building’s operation, maintenance, or repair.
  • Complete all lawn care and gardening tasks, including the coordination of volunteers for authorized events.
  • Complete all snow removal tasks including clearing entry ways, driveways, and parking lot as required to maintain safe access for staff and visitors.
  • Troubleshoot any problems or issues that arise with the grounds, structure, and equipment.
  • Perform periodic tasks as directed (repainting interior and exterior surfaces, repairing broken furniture and equipment, repairing lines in the sprinkler system, setting up signage & conference rooms for special events, etc.).


The Facilities Manager will possess a variety of skills.  Employee will have at least an entry-level understanding of electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems and be comfortable with basic troubleshooting of each; low-pressure boiler certification is a plus.  Employee will be comfortable using computers, e-mail, and electronic equipment interfaces to the extent necessary to perform assigned tasks.  Employee will take initiative and proactively address issues with the repair and maintenance of the building and will be comfortable working independently as well as in a team.

The Facilities Manager will need to be comfortable performing physically demanding tasks on an intermittent basis.  Must have the ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift frequently as well as ability to lift at least 50 pounds occasionally.  Must be able to push or pull some equipment (e.g., large snow-blower, lawn mower, floor scrubber).  Must be willing and able to work outdoors in extreme summer and winter temperatures.  Must be able to work on potentially uneven or slippery surfaces.  Must be able to climb and work from a ladder from time to time.

Probationary Period:

The first six months of employment will be considered probationary.  During the Probationary Period, the Employee or Employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time for any cause or no cause.


The Facilities Manager will be compensated at a rate to be negotiated based on skills and experience.  Employee will be responsible for submitting a monthly timesheet in the form and detail provided.  Payment will be issued in the form of electronic deposit on the last working day of each month.  Employee will be eligible for annual salary increases and performance evaluations.

Upon successful completion of two years of service, Employee will be eligible for contributions into a SEP-IRA account under the retirement plan administered by the Northern Plains Resource Council.

The Facilities Manager will accrue sick leave at a rate of six (6) hours per month and paid time off at a rate of six (6) hours per month, to be used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Northern Plains Resource Council personnel policies.

220 South 27th Street, Suite A
Billings, Montana 59101
(406) 248-1154