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
This position will be instrumental in piloting corps opportunities with Montana school districts Indian Education for All (IEFA) summer programs. Primary duties of the IEFA Youth Crew Leader (YCL) include working alongside a co-leader and certified teacher for daily on-site management of a crew consisting of 8-10 American Indian youth members (both middle school and high school ages). Youth Crew Leaders are responsible for maintenance of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew function and safety, and the delivery of the appropriate program components, including ancestral lands lessons utilizing community members. In addition, the YCL will work with school staff to determine curriculum for students to obtain credit. The YCL works under the supervision of the Regional staff and is the primary in-field liaison between regional staff, project partners and IEFA staff. The YCL ensures that policies and procedures are followed by all Youth members on the crew. The YCL also will establish and maintain a good working relationship with project partners/technical advisors, youth members, youth’s parents and staff. This position should be viewed not as a 9-5 job but as an experience where long hours, 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. The YCL is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members.