MSC Selects Rose Heider to Serve as New Executive Director

Jun 3, 2024

Bozeman, MT – Following an extensive national search that surfaced qualified candidates from throughout the US, the Montana Science Center’s board of directors announced today that it has selected Rose Heider to serve as its new executive director. She will take up this leadership post today, Monday, June 3, 2024.

Rose comes to the non-profit Montana Science Center with a wealth of experience and an extensive network in the nonprofit sector, having most recently served as Director of Development at Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS). Prior to MOSS, Rose served as Development Coordinator at Child Care Connections. Rose is also the founder of her own business where she successfully helped lead nonprofits and small businesses through organizational growth. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a deep commitment to the nonprofit sector as well as early childhood care and education.

"As a parent of three young children, I have seen firsthand the important role Montana Science Center plays in introducing STEAM learning to our youngest community members,” says Rose. “I’m grateful to the organization’s dedicated board of directors and hardworking staff, and I am excited to join the team. I look forward to furthering the mission of MSC along with the staff, board of directors, and community who bring this incredible organization to life for kids and families day after day.”

In her new role, Rose will be instrumental in guiding the organization towards achieving its mission and strategic goals. The initial focus of her leadership will be on the development of an updated strategic plan, ensuring successful daily operations and spearheading new fundraising initiatives. "Rose’s background, strong local ties and demonstrated capabilities helped her rise to the top of a competitive field of candidates. We are confident that Rose's vision and expertise will lead us to new heights,” shared Lauri Moss, MSC’s board president.

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