A Youth Crew Leader is the perfect fit for someone searching for a meaningful position that positively impacts middle and high school age youth, local communities, and nearby public lands.
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 Crew Leader (YCL) include establishing and maintaining good working relationships with regional staff, members, project technical advisors, youth, and volunteers to ensure the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects and quality implementation of MCC Youth Programming. The YCL performs on-site management of crews and monitoring of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew functioning and ensures that policies and procedures are followed by all members of their crew. The YCL will recruit youth program participants. The YCL is an AmeriCorps participant and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps participant. The YCL and co-YCL are part of a leadership team working under the supervision of the Youth Program Coordinator. This position should be viewed not as a 9-5 job but as an experience where long hours and camping for an extended time away from home, often in remote locations on difficult terrain and in all weather conditions, are to be expected. This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations.