About Us

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

Mission

Reach Higher Montana helps students strategically pursue educational opportunities.

Vision

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

Our New Direction
Our New Direction

We want to help Montana students achieve personal success in education, career, and life.

Values

Respect
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.

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

Achievement
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.

Collaboration
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.

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

Annual Report

Reach Higher Montana 2017-18 Annual Report
Reach Higher Montana 2017-18 Annual Report

Learn about Reach Higher Montana's accomplishments, meet some of our staff and the people we serve.

Employment

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.

Reach Higher Montana is hiring!

Outreach Director

We are recruiting for an Outreach Director to provide direction and management for our talented outreach staff who work with schools and students throughout Montana. This position supervises five outreach employees working from offices located throughout Montana. The Outreach Director is a newly-created position, and in addition to leading our outreach efforts, will lead Reach Higher Montana’s involvement in developing and supporting youth apprenticeship opportunities. This position requires a bachelor’s degree, three years’ supervisory experience, and at least three years’ experience working in education or youth development, specifically with high school students.

  • This position is open until filled with priority consideration given to applications submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020.
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  • Location: This position involves frequent travel and is ideally located in Helena (though other locations may be considered).
  • Compensation: $56,500 to $74,750 annually, depending on experience. This position is exempt from overtime.
  • Please see position description for detailed information about this position.

Please submit the following application materials to hr@safmt.org

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Supplemental Questions (limit answers to 500 words per question):
    1. Describe your supervisory experience, especially supervision of remote employees.
    2. Based on your professional experiences, what are the keys to developing a high-performing team?
    3. Describe your experience working with students, schools, and employers to provide or improve work-based learning opportunities for students.

Programs Coordinator

We are recruiting for a Programs Coordinator to provide assistance with administering Reach Higher Montana’s grant, scholarship, and college access programs, including education and training vouchers and our annual Summit for Youth in Foster Care.  In addition, the position provides support functions for marketing and outreach staff working from offices located throughout Montana. The Programs Coordinator maintains several data systems for the unit.  This position participates as a member of various teams and workgroups related to programs and other corporate activities and is involved in special projects at times.  The Programs Coordinator may provide backup as needed for outreach staff and may represent RHM at educational conferences.  This position requires an associate’s degree, three years’ experience working with programs, and two years’ experience with scholarship activities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Open until filled, with priority consideration given to applications received by Feb. 24, 2020.
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  • Location: This position is located in Helena.
  • Compensation: $32,000 to $43,000 annually, depending on experience. This position is non-exempt.
  • Please see position description for detailed information about this position.

Please submit the following application materials to hr@safmt.org

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Supplemental Questions (limit answers to 500 words per question):
    1. Describe your experience coordinating events – big or small, personal or professional.
    2. Based on your professional experiences, what are the keys to a successful office team?
    3. Describe your experience working with students, schools, partners and vendors.

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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