Do you have a passion for leading others? Do you care about protecting wild places? Do you have the desire to be a part of a community? The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently accepting applications for AmeriCorps Wildland Restoration Team Leader positions! Team leaders will go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities. Leaders and their crews will then camp for most of their term, working on essential natural resource and conservation projects on some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the lower 48. If people describe you as a good listener, having a positive attitude, genuinely caring about others and treating them with respect, encouraging, confident, and passionate, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!
MCC seeks to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of staff and participants, while continuing to identify and reduce barriers to being involved in our organization and programs. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.
High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
US Citizenship or ability to work legally in the US
Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
Ability to eventually hike 3-20 miles per day in terrain that can be steep, rocky or uneven, often wearing a 45lb backpack while carrying tools and sometimes backpacking with full packs of 60 – 70lbs
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
Effective written and oral communication skills
Demonstrates desire to serve the community and the environment
Embraces willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time
Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service
Minimum age of 21 years old on the start date of the program (in order to drive MCC vehicles)
Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
About Montana Conservation Corps
Montana Conservation Corps' (MCC) mission is to inspire young people through hands-on conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land and engaged citizens who improve their communities. Founded in 1991, MCC is a private, nonprofit organization. There are 4 regions, with approximately 40 staff and 300 members who serve each year in leader, member or intern positions. MCC receives Federal grant money through the Corporation for National & Community Service. This grant is used to provide participant stipends and education awards, as well as to support our programming: offering leadership development to Leaders and Members. MCC offers crew-based programming that uses natural resource and community service projects to foster personal and crew development. While most of the work we accomplish is in the field, our main goal is not to build trails but to help members develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be active citizens in their community.