Montana Conservation Corps is seeking a new senior leader to join our team to guide the experiences of over 400 corps participants a year. This position is for an experienced manager with an interest and passion for developing young leaders, contributing to social change, and improving our environment.
As a member of our Executive Leadership Team, this position reports directly to the CEO and supervises all MCC corps member development activities. The Vice President for Programs will ensure the continued vitality of our nationally-recognized young adult AmeriCorps conservation corps crew-based programs and our fast-growing individual placement program serving partners and communities across Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. These two programs have excellent reputations and program staff operations. Other programs the position oversees are the expanding youth programs geared to Montana high schoolers and our programs in partnership with indigenous communities. These programs are in a rebuilding phase due to a hiatus in 2020 resulting from the COVID pandemic.
Montana Conservation Corps is on the frontlines of conservation and equity in the Northern Rockies and Plains, offering transformative experiences for a new generation of young leaders. Join our team and help young people thrive with hope and purpose, and the skills to turn passion into action.
The Vice President for Programs is responsible for the oversight, management, and implementation of all MCC programming including young adult crew based, individual placement, high school youth, and indigenous programs. The Vice President for Programs is supervised by the President/CEO and serves as the primary liaison between the Executive Management Team and program director staff.
Primary duties include designing MCC programs, developing agency policy and curricula, overseeing the implementation of corps member and staff training, working closely with program staff to ensure high-quality implementation of all program delivery, evaluation of program effectiveness, and supporting program staff with issues of behavior, well-being, and safety of members. The Vice President for Programs will be involved in foundation grant writing and philanthropy efforts to support MCC programs.
The Vice President for Programs is also the MCC Safety Officer and oversees the functioning of the MCC Risk Management Committee. The Vice President for Programs must develop and maintain a good working relationship with MCC state and program staff, MCC board of directors, external consultants, and MCC participants.
● Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university.
● Strong interpersonal and administrative skills.
● Experience in corps program design, training development and delivery, education, and youth development.
● Five years of supervisory experience.
● Background or experience with organizational risk management concepts and management
● Five years of management experience.
● Able to speak effectively before groups.
● Willingness and ability to travel regularly in and out of stat
About Montana Conservation Corps
“Inspiring young people through hands-on conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land, and engaged citizens who improve their communities.”
Those are the words we live by and the mission we serve here at Montana Conservation Corps. Each year we enroll hundreds of young adults and school-aged youth in our AmeriCorps and Youth Service Expedition programs. The first three months are spent teaching leaders wilderness, leadership, and interpersonal skills as part of our highly-acclaimed Leadership Development Program. Our leaders then pass those skills along to their crews of members, as they live, learn, and serve together in some of our country’s wildest places. They complete conservation projects in local communities, national forests, state and national parks, wildlife refuges and federally designated wilderness areas.