Overview

The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently looking for Expedition & YCC Expedition Crew Leaders! This position will make a positive impact on the climate and environment. Leaders will gain transferable job skills. Our Expedition Leaders guide youth on conservation service projects across Montana. Expedition crews camp, work, and explore together for 2 – 4 weeks at a time. The YCC crews work on day projects with a Forest Service district to achieve their conservation goals. Leaders will earn certifications such as Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Chainsaw and Crosscut certifications. They will also attend workshops on Facilitative Leadership, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and Managing Behavior. Crews work with agencies like the US Forest Service and National Park Service. Are you passionate about youth development? Want to address climate change issues? Want to make a positive impact on the environment? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Expedition Leader
Location: Bozeman or Kalispell
Program Dates: 5/16/22 – 8/18/22
Living Allowance: $875 biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,718.25 upon completion of the program

YCC Expedition Leader
Location: Bozeman or Kalispell
Program Dates: 5/16/22 – 8/18/22
Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,718.25 upon completion of the program
*Housing is often provided for these leaders

MCC is committed to being diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. We are working to reduce barriers to participating in our programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Development, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Qualifications:

High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
21 years old on the start date of the program
Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

Required Skills:

Ability to hike 3-12 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 strong service ethic and 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

Preferred Skills:

Passion for working with youth and the outdoors
Experience working with youth ages 14-18

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.

Application Instructions

Apply Here: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/open-positions/ Upload Resume & Optional Cover Letter