A YCC Leader is the perfect fit for someone searching for a meaningful summer position that positively impacts high school age youth, local communities, and nearby Public Lands. In addition, this position includes the opportunity to form close professional relationships with Forest Service partners, to immerse oneself in a small Montana community, and receive two weeks of paid training in technical and leadership skills prior to the field season.
About Montana Conservation Corps
Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that instills hope and purpose in a new generation of young leaders who get things done to improve our lands and communities. Through hands-on service, our participants, including teens, young adults, and veterans, develop the self-awareness, grit, people skills, connection to place, and respect for their own power to enact change, to be leaders, stewards of the land, and engaged citizens who improve their communities. In turn, these young leaders improve hundreds of miles of trails and tens of thousands of acres of habitat each year. In 2017, over 600 youth, from local communities and reservations, and recruited nationally into our AmeriCorps program, will serve on a crew or as an intern for 3 to 11 months. MCC is based in Bozeman, MT, with regional offices in Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. We work throughout the Northern Rockies and Plains.
About the Position
Primary duties of the Youth Conservation Corps Leader (YCCL) include assuring the successful completion of MCC natural resource projects, daily on-site management of a YCC crew of 5-7 youth members, maintenance of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew function and safety, and the delivery of the appropriate program components. The YCCL works under the supervision of the Regional staff. The YCCL is the primary in-field liaison between Regional staff and the US Forest Service project partner or technical advisor. The YCCL ensures that policies and procedures are followed by all Youth members on the crew. The YCCL also will establish and maintain a good working relationship with project partners/technical advisors, Corpsmembers, youth parents and staff. This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations. The YCCL is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members.