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Western Montana Mental Health Center Learning and Development Specialist in Missoula, Montana

Learning & Development Specialist

Who we are:

Since 1971 Western Montana Mental Health Center (WMMHC) has been the center of community partnership in the 15 counties we serve across Western Montana. We have committed to providing whole-person; person-centered care by ensuring an approach to health care that emphasizes recovery, wellness, trauma-informed care, and physical-behavioral health integration. We know the work we do is important and makes a significant impact in the lives of our clients and in our communities.

Working at WMMHC also gives you the opportunity to work under the Big Sky, giving you the adventure of a lifetime while serving your community and changing lives. We offer a work life balance so you still have time to discover all the natural beauty and recreational dreams that Montana has to offer while still engaging in a career path that is challenging and fulfilling.

If you want to join our team where community is at the heart of what we do, then you have come to the right place!

Job Summary:

The HR team is excited to add a Learning & Development Specialist (L&D Specialist) to our team to help us assess and support our employees in their learning experience. The HR team at WMMHC is a diverse and amazing group of people working hard to support the employees making a difference in our communities. Our vision and desire is to make our HR department an efficient, highly functioning team that enjoys coming to work every day, all while serving our customers, both internal and external, in new and innovative ways.

The Learning & Development Specialist (L&D Specialist) will play an essential role in strengthening the WMMHC staff to provide excellent service to our western Montana communities. The successful candidate will work with WMMHC leaders to design and implement a training plan for all levels of staff, from frontline workers to clinicians, and administrators to medical providers. The L&D Specialist will be integral in developing a culture and practice of professional development at WMMHC.

If you’re ready to broaden your horizons and join a team of highly motivated HR professionals, this may be the right opportunity for you. Come and join us at WMMHC; you’ll get to make a difference on a daily basis and love your job!

This position is located in our administration headquarters in Missoula, MT


  • Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development, Human Resources, Business Administration or related field and/or equivalent work experience

  • One (1) year related experience in instructional design, training, development, and facilitation

  • Learning Management System (LMS) knowledge preferred

  • Experience with technology based instruction preferred

  • Clinical experience or previous experience in health care preferred

  • Ability to pass background check and driver’s license check upon offer of employment.

  • Current and valid MT driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

  • Provide proof of auto liability insurance coverage per Western’s policies


We know that whole-person care is not just important for our clients, but recognize it’s just as important for our employees. WMMHC has worked hard to provide a benefits package that encompasses that same concept. Our comprehensive benefits package focuses on the health, security, and growth of our employees. Benefit offerings will vary based upon full time, part time, or variable status.

  • Health Insurance – 3 options to choose from starting as low as $5 per pay period

  • Employer paid benefits: Employee Assistance Program, Life insurance for employees and dependents, and long term disability

  • Voluntary options available: dental & vision insurance, short term disability, additional life insurance and dependent care flexible spending account

  • Health savings account (HSA) with match or medical flexible spending account (FSA)

  • 403(B) Retirement enrollment offered right away with an employer match offered after one year

  • Generous paid time off to take care of yourself and do the things you love

  • Accrued PTO starts immediately

  • Extended sick leave

  • 9 paid holidays and 8 floating holidays

  • Loan forgiveness programs through PSLF or NHSC