The Field Coordinator for Youth Programs (FCYP) staff position is responsible for the field coordination and logistical support of all Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) youth program field-based activities. Primary duties include technical and logistical coordination of MCC project work in the field. Duties also include direct support and mentoring of youth crew leaders and enrolled youth in the program. Additional activities will include field visitation to help ensure the successful and safe completion of MCC projects, and ensuring compliance with MCC policies and procedures. The FCYP is supervised by the Youth Program Manager and is expected to maintain good communication between all MCC offices, project partners and crews.

Location: Kalispell or Bozeman, MT
Dates: 5/6/2024 – 8/30/2024
Wages: $22 per hour
Status: Seasonal, non-exempt
Benefits: Holidays, Sick Days, Travel/Food reimbursement

Project Oversight and Technical Support:

Provide technical and logistical support for trail maintenance/construction, conservation, natural resource, and special initiative projects
Manage regional inventory of vehicles, tools and gear
Instill a culture of professionalism and caring, cultivate safety awareness within crews. Ensure compliance with MCC policies and safety standards within all crews
Ensure field work and activities are in compliance with MCC policies and regulations
Visit youth crews in the field to provide guidance, support, and assistance to youth crew leaders as well as ensure that project accomplishments meet project partner expectations
Respond to in-field issues and emergencies; provide emotional and behavioral support to participants
Coordinate and organize gear and tool cache inventory systems and usage

Program Support:

Provide direction, support, and mentoring to program leaders and members, including ongoing training, and feedback
Contribute to MCC diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
Ensure high quality implementation of MCC programming; thorough knowledge of MCC program objectives and outcomes as well as education and training curriculum
Demonstrate an ability to work across differences to promote inclusion of all staff, participants and partners
Oversee participant wellness through reviewing hitch paperwork such as crew reports or incident reports, and conducting one-on-one check-ins and debriefing. Assist with filing workers compensation claims when appropriate
Attend and support statewide trainings when requested
In coordination with Youth Program Manager, provide behavior improvement guidance and fair and appropriate discipline for participants as necessary
Participate in an emergency on-call schedule that rotates through various program staff

Full PD and Application here: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/staff-positions/

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Support Staff, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


At least two years of college or military experience, or equivalent work experience
Minimum age of 21
Possess relevant technical skills including, but not limited to, trail maintenance and construction, fencing, stream bank restoration, backcountry travel and other natural resource work. Applicant should also possess experience with a wide range of power and hand tools
Previous leadership experience, skills, or training
Previous experience teaching, leading, or training groups of young adults

Required Skills:

Effective written and oral communication skills
Ability to work as part of a team, and able to balance responsibilities to competing priorities
Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, cloud-based collaborative systems, and G Suite for businesses
Ability to pass a Criminal History Check
A valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check and ability to be insurable per MCC parameters

Preferred Skills:

Physical Demands:
Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in terrain that can be steep, rocky or uneven, often wearing a 60lb backpack and carrying tools
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
Willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions
Ability to be away on overnight trips for up to two weeks at a time, usually camping in a tent

About Montana Conservation Corps

Montana Conservation Corps believes that through conservation service work and authentic connection, you can sharpen your ability to create change and join the next generation of leaders for a better world. At MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.

Application Instructions

Please apply on MCC website here: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/staff-positions/