Montana Conservation Corps

Big Sky Watershed Corps

US-MT-Bozeman
3 months ago
# of Openings
27
Category
AmeriCorps
Wage Type
Living Allowance
Wage
USD $557.00/Bw.

Overview

Big Sky Watershed Corps is an AmeriCorps program that assists Montana’s watershed communities to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of young professionals. Participants focus on watershed research, planning and project implementation, watershed education and outreach, and community engagement. Big Sky Watershed Corps is offered through a partnership of Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, the Montana Watershed Coordination Council, and Montana Conservation Corps. 

Responsibilities

Primary duties of the Corps Member (CM) include working with the Host Site staff to complete tasks related to project design and implementation, community outreach and education, volunteer generation and management and reporting functions. The CM works under the direct supervision of the Host Site Supervisor but also coordinates with the BSWC Program Manager to ensure successful completion of program objectives. The CM must establish and maintain a good working relationship with Host Site staff, community members and volunteers, and MCC staff.

Qualifications

Must Have

  • College degree, preferably in watershed, environment, education, soil, range and agricultural sciences, or a related field
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, ability to pass a motor vehicle records check, US Citizenship or ability to work in the US

Desired

  • Previous watershed-related experience, fieldwork, data collection & analysis or plan development
  • Previous work or volunteer experience with local stakeholder, watershed or natural resource groups
  • Previous teaching or volunteer management experience
  • Ability to work with and build consensus among diverse stakeholders
  • Open and adaptable to new environments, different perspectives and rural communities

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