Overview

The Youth Program Coordinator (YPC) staff position is responsible for supporting all Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) youth program activities from both office and field locations. Primary duties include the daily management of the Expedition program admissions process, providing timely responses to applicants and parents/guardians through phone or email, coordinating logistics, events and trainings with youth program staff during the height of the youth recruitment and leader training season. This position will split time between administrative and logistical duties during the spring, including opportunities to provide training to Leaders, followed by opportunity for field-based work during the summer expedition program, providing technical guidance as necessary and ensuring compliance with MCC policies and procedures. The YPC will conduct member check-ins, trainings, evaluations, field support and administrative tasks for youth program leaders (AmeriCorps positions) as directed by the Youth Program Manager. The YPC is expected to maintain good communication between all youth program staff, other MCC offices, project partners and crews in the field.

Location: Bozeman and Kalispell, MT
Classification: Seasonal, non-exempt
Wage: $22 per hour
Benefits: Health/Dental Insurance, Travel/Food reimbursement, Pro Deals
Season Dates: 3/11/2024 – 9/15/2024

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Full Time, Support Staff, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Qualifications:

At least two years of college or military experience, or equivalent work experience
Minimum age of 21
Previous leadership experience, skills, or training
Previous work experience in a youth development program or in a youth recreation or school setting
Effective written and oral communication skills, with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, cloud-based collaborative systems, as well as G Suite for businesses

Required Skills:

Ability to work as a team member
Relevant technical skills including trail maintenance and construction, chainsaw use and maintenance, fencing, stream bank restoration, and other natural resource work. Applicant should also possess experience with a wide range of power and hand tools
Current Wilderness Advanced First-Aid/CPR certification or willingness to obtain
A valid driver’s license and ability to be insurable per MCC parameters

Preferred Skills:

Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often wearing a 45lb backpack and carrying tools
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
Willingness and ability to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions
Ability to be away on overnight camping trips for up to two weeks at a time

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

Apply on our website @ https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/staff-positions/