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.
Primary duties of the Senior Youth Crew Leader (SYCL) include training of Expedition, Youth and Field Crew Leaders, field visitation and logistical support to help insure the successful completion of MCC youth projects and programming, and logistical support to ensure regional operations run smoothly. The SYCL, under the supervision of the Youth Program Manager, works with all regional staff and must maintain communication between the office and the field. The SYCL helps ensure that MCC policies and procedures are followed by all members and leaders while establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with project partners, parents/guardians, and community organizations. The SYCL will be called upon to lead or join an existing crew when necessary. The SYCL is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members. This position should be viewed not as a 9-5 job but as an experience where long hours and extended time away from home, often in remote locations on difficult terrain and in all weather condition, are to be expected. SYCLs must be self-motivated and flexible in order to meet the changing needs of the position. This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations.
Leaders understand that commitment, flexibility and self-motivation are integral to maintaining the high expectations placed upon them. They use their training, experience and commitment to facilitate their crew’s development. They are creative in their approach to problem solving and motivating others, and are invested in the idea that their personal development and growth as a leader are most fully realized when used in service to their crews, their communities and the environment.
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.