About the Position
The Veterans Program Coordinator (VPC) staff position is responsible for supporting all Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) veteran program activities which occur in the Central Divide regional office. The AmeriCorps program being supported is designed for US Military, post-9/11 veterans who are interested in gaining experience, education and professional development in resource management, wildland firefighting and other outdoor related fields. Crews are generally comprised of individuals 19-37 years old. Primary duties include the support of regional veteran program Crew Leaders, the development and delivery of technical skills training, coordinating and supporting veteran participant recruitment, technical and logistical coordination and support for crews in the field, communication between MCC and project partners, management of MCC vehicles, tools and gear, as well as shared monitoring and implementation of MCC’s program and administrative components. Additional activities will include teaching and modeling fundamental skills to participants, field visitation to help ensure the successful and safe completion of MCC projects, providing technical guidance to crews, and ensuring compliance with MCC policies and procedures. The VPC will work closely with other MCC staff to support all programs in the region, with emphasis on the Veterans Green Corps. The VPC is expected to maintain good communication between all regional staff, other MCC offices, project partners and crews in the field.
About Montana Conservation Corps
Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization which operates from offices in Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell and Missoula, Montana. Our work takes place in a variety of prairie and forested locations in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota and South Dakota. MCC strives to give its participants the experience of a lifetime through challenging conservation work and the rigors of life outdoors, coupled with education developed specifically to create engaged citizens and lifelong environmental stewards. A term with MCC provides the ideal opportunity to discover personal growth, greater self-awareness, increased confidence, communication and leadership skills, as well as the ability to meaningfully engage with those of diverse backgrounds.
About the Central Divide Region
The Central Divide Region is based in Helena, the capital of Montana, at the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Our city is nestled between Mount Helena and Mount Ascension, both city parks boasting a combined 80 miles of trail just a moment’s walk from the city’s charming historic downtown. Zooming out, Helena is conveniently located halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks as well as Montana’s larger cities. Helena is within reach of high plains, great rivers and rugged mountains just as wild as when the Lewis and Clark expedition passed through the area more than 200 years ago. In Montana, where the mountains meet the plains, you’ll find “the Queen City of the Rockies.”
$15.00/hour. Benefits include health/dental insurance with 50% co-pay.
Diversity and Inclusion
MCC seeks to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of staff and participants, while continuing to identify and reduce barriers to being involved in our organization and programs. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.
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Project Oversight and Technical Support
Minimum Required Experience and Education
While this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position, it is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All Montana Conservation Corps positions may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.