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Help Forge NCAT’s Future!

NCAT is seeking an experienced senior manager to serve as Deputy Director. This position would report to the Executive Director and have both internal and external responsibilities, ranging from project development and management (partnership development, high quality project deliverables) to administration, and human capital. The Deputy Director will parhelpwantedtner closely with the Executive Director and other senior managers to chart NCAT’s growth and strategic response to demands for the organization’s services.

NCAT is a private non-profit organization whose work includes nationally recognized projects in food, agriculture, and energy. Our programs include ATTRA, the national sustainable agriculture information service, and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Clearinghouse (LIHEAP). The position will be located in NCAT’s Headquarters Office in Butte, Montana. Telecommuting is not an option. Applicants must be willing to travel.

The position requires the equivalent of a MA/MS degree in Agriculture, Energy, Sustainability, Environmental Studies, Business Management, Engineering or other science-based field, plus a minimum of seven years of professional senior management experience, including personnel and project management. Applicants must have experience working in a non-profit, government sector or foundation at the senior level. The position also requires a proven track record of delivering superior results in leadership roles.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Commitment to the NCAT mission;
  • A thorough understanding of non-profit organizational structure from board of directors to staff roles;
  • A thorough understanding of finance, and broad experience with a full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, IT and human resources;
  • Exceptional capacity for managing and leading people;
  • Be a team builder who is able to connect to staff both on the individual level and in larger groups;
  • Capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower leaders from the bottom-up, and lead from the top down, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the teams, putting people in a position to succeed;
  • Ability to think strategically, have strategic vision and anticipate future consequences and trends in order to incorporate them into the organizational plan;
  • Proven success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities, as well as ability to work with efficiency, flexibility and good humor.
  • Ability to promote NCAT’s mission and work, while operating with excellence in mind, and have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be a self-starter, have spark, imagination, creativity and remain focused in the face of pressure, and not be intimated by tasks, timelines and limitations.For a complete list of responsibilities for this position, and to access the application form, visit

It’s #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. You can give back to your community today by making a gift to support NCAT’s programs and services. Just visit Continue Reading

ATTRAGRAM Photo Winners Announced

ATTRAGRAM Photo Winners Announced

The ATTRAGRAM photo contest, held in conjunction with NCAT’s 40th anniversary celebrations, is over and the winners have been chosen. Award-winning photojournalist Walter Hinick and NCAT staff judged the contest, and the public was invited to vote on the photos as well for a “People’s Choice” award. The winning photo in each category was awarded… Continue Reading

Be An Energy Corps Service Member!

You can get involved in energy conservation, energy education, alternative energies, green building, and community organizing as an Energy Corps AmeriCorps service member. We are now accepting applications for a variety of positions in Montana for 2016-2017. Apply today and start on the path to a rewarding year – and earn money for education, too! Continue Reading

Calling Military Veterans!

NCAT will hold an Armed to Farm training in August for military veterans and their spouses in the West. This FREE week-long training includes classroom and on-farm instruction that will give participants a strong foundation in the basic principles of operating a sustainable farming enterprise. Deadline to apply is July 22, so click here now… Continue Reading

Are You A Veteran Living in New York State?

If so, here’s your chance to attend our next Armed to Farm training. Set for August 8 through 12 in Hamilton, New York, the FREE week-long training will include a combination of classroom sessions, farm tours, and hands-on activities. Click here to learn more and to apply. Hurry – deadline to apply is July 1! Continue Reading

Sustainable Agriculture Jobs Available!

NCAT is recruiting for two positions in sustainable agriculture: a Food Justice Project Coordinator based in either Mississippi or Montana, and a Sustainable Agriculture Project Coordinator based in Butte, Montana. These are great jobs working with a great team. All the details are here. Apply today! Continue Reading

Calling All Military Veterans!

Another Armed to Farm training is set for June 6 through 10 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  This FREE signature training gives military veterans and their spouses an opportunity to see sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises and examine farming as a viable career.  Click here for more information and to submit an application. Continue Reading

Thank You!

All of us at NCAT are grateful for your support and commitment to our work during 2015.  Thanks to your ongoing help, we look forward to another great year in 2016, providing assistance with sustainable energy and sustainable agriculture challenges.  Happy New Year! Continue Reading