Montana Conservation Corps

  • Wind River Crew Leader

    Job Locations US-MT-Bozeman
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/12/2018 3:09 PM)
    # of Openings
    2
    Category
    AmeriCorps
    Wage Type
    Living Allowance
    Wage
    USD $700.00/Bw.
  • Overview

    This position will be based remotely, in and around the Wind River reservation.  Primary duties of the Crew Leader (CL) include working alongside a co-leader for daily on-site management of a crew consisting of 6-7 American Indian young adults, ages 18-25.  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 resources. The CL works under the supervision of the Field Coordinator with oversight from Regional Staff and is the primary in-field liaison between staff and project partners.  The CL ensures that policies and procedures are followed by all crew members on the crew.  The CL also will establish and maintain a good working relationship with project partners/technical advisors, crew members and community members.  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 not have recurring access to vulnerable populations.  The CL is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members.

    Benefits

    • $700.00 bi-weekly living allowance
    • $1,538.36 AmeriCorps Education Award, upon successful completion of term
    • Wilderness First Aid certification will be provided by NOLS

    Responsibilities

    Programmatic Duties

    • Guide, support and assist Crew Members to ensure quality work performance, safety, and crew well being
    • Communicate and organize work in conjunction with co-leader, partner/technical advisor
    • Assure projects have been completed to meet expectations of project partners
    • Ensure safety as the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’
    • Follow all MCC policies and procedures; assure crew compliance to promote safe, well-functioning crews
    • Makes recommendation to staff for fair and appropriate discipline of Crew Members as needed
    • Ensure high quality implementation of education, crew roles, and all other program elements.
    • Promote a positive public image for the MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times while representing MCC
    • Teach Crew Members all relevant technical project and camp-life skills necessary to ensure safety and high quality project completion
    • Provide technical, logistical and leadership support to crew and individual Crew Members
    • Attend and assist in MCC service days and other MCC events
    • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer at least twice with local non-profit groups or agencies

    Administrative Duties

    • Maintain accurate crew, payroll, personnel, participant development, safety and work project records
    • Maintain accurate inventory and vehicle records
    • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner
    • Participate in weekly phone check-ins with Field Coordinator and/or regional staff, providing on-going feedback and field updates
    • Write and deliver Corps member evaluations; including both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement

    Qualifications

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • Minimum age of 21
    • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
    • At least two years of college or military experience, or equivalent work experience
    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
    • Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
    • Ability to work long hours in challenging conditions, often with very little direct supervision.
    • Ability to camp out for extended periods of time, up to 10 days.

    Helpful Experience:

    • Leadership and/or teaching experience, skills, or training
    • Interest and/or experience working in Native American communities
    • Technical and outdoor skills, including camp craft, trail work and knowledge of power and hand tools
    • Current First aid & CPR certification

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