About Us

If there’s one thing we have, it’s passion for helping Montana students navigate life after high school.


Reach Higher Montana helps students strategically pursue educational opportunities.


Montana students achieve personal success in education, career, and life.


We value all people for their backgrounds and experiences, and listen without prejudice.
We communicate - speaking and listening - in ways that are constructive, thoughtful, and without judgment.

We exist to help Montanans untap their unlimited potential through educational opportunities.
We believe that education opens doors to opportunities.

We reach goals through individual and collective effort, commitment, and ownership of our successes and our struggles.

As a team, we strive for continuous improvement in our work, so that we achieve and exceed our goals.

We believe the whole is stronger than the sum of its parts.
We share ideas, resources, and information among our team and with our partners.
We can achieve more benefit for students by focusing on common goals and working well together.

We view opportunities and challenges through the lens of optimism and possibility.
We inspire students and encourage their educational aspirations. 


We hire talented professionals who strive to fulfill Reach Higher Montana’s mission and live our organizational values. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a workplace environment that is healthy, flexible, rewarding, and fun.

Outreach Advisor – Southeast Montana

Reach Higher Montana seeks an Outreach Advisor to join our team, serving students and schools in Southeast Montana. Our ideal candidate has at least three years’ experience working with students, especially in the areas of college and career information, work-based learning, college preparation, scholarship searches, and application processes for scholarships, financial aid, and college admissions. Previous experience in school counseling or teaching preferred.

This position is full-time (40 hours), typically Monday-Friday, although occasionally evening and weekends are required. Starting salary for the position is $33,000 - $44,900 annually, depending on experience. A full benefit package is available, which includes health insurance, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave.

Open until filled, with priority consideration given to applications received by March 12, 2021.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Name and address info for three professional references
  • Responses to the following supplemental questions (please limit answers to questions 1 and 2 to five hundred words or less):
    1. In your opinion, should every student aspire to attend college? Why or why not?
    2. Please describe your experience working with high-school aged youth, including the elements of your experience that you enjoyed the most and the elements of your experience that you did not enjoy or found particularly challenging. How did you approach any challenges experienced?
    3. If you are selected for this position, what would be your “Secret Sauce”?

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Submit application packets using one of the following methods:


Human Resources
Reach Higher Montana
PO Box 5209
Helena MT 59604-5209

If you have questions about employment opportunities at Reach Higher Montana, please contact Sharon Eslick at (406) 495-7302 or seslick@safmt.org.

Our Board of Directors

Reach Higher Montana is an initiative of the Montana Higher Education Student Assistance Corporation (MHESAC). The MHESAC Board of Directors governs and funds the work of Reach Higher Montana. To learn more about MHESAC, please click here.

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