Montana Conservation Corps is hiring Youth Program Field Coordinators! At MCC crews camp while working on physically demanding and essential natural resource and conservation projects on some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Northern Rockies and Plains. 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 logical 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: Bozeman and Kalispell, MT
Dates: 5/15/2023-8/18/2023
Wages: $20 per hour
Seasonal, non-exempt
Travel/Food reimbursement

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
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

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Conservation, Crew, Support Staff, Teaching/Education


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

Required Skills:

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:

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' (MCC) promise is to ignite the potential - for leadership, for service, for action and resilience - that exists in every person. Founded in 1991, MCC is a private, nonprofit organization that serves Montana (and neighboring states), with offices in Bozeman, Helena, Missoula, and Kalispell. MCC receives Federal grant money through the Corporation for National & Community Service, which is used to provide participant stipends and education awards, as well as to support our programming. By weaving together leadership development, teamwork, civic engagement, and work-skills training with direct service to our lands and communities, MCC helps members develop competencies for achieving success. In return, our corps members protect amazing wild places. 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 on our website @ https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/staff-positions/