Montana Conservation Corps

  • Youth Program Coordinator - Helena

    Job Locations US-MT-Helena
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/23/2018 3:27 PM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Staff
    Wage Type
    Minimum rate of pay
    Wage
    USD $15.00/Hr.
  • Overview

    About the Position

    The Youth Program Coordinator (YPC) staff position is responsible for supporting all Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) youth program activities which occur from a regional office. Primary duties include the daily management of the Expedition program admissions process, providing timely response to applicants and parents/guardians through phone or email, coordinating logistics, events and trainings with regional staff during the height of the youth recruitment and leader training season.  This position will split time between administrative and logistical duties during the spring, including opportunities to provide training to Leaders, followed by opportunity for field-based work during the summer expedition program, providing technical guidance as necessary and ensuring compliance with MCC policies and procedures.  The YPC will assist with member check-ins, trainings, evaluations, field support and administrative tasks for youth program leaders (AmeriCorps positions) as directed by the Youth Program Manager (YPM).  The YPC 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.

     

    Compensation

    $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.

     

    To Apply

    When creating your profile, please be sure to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. All of this information must be merged into a single file to be uploaded under the link "upload resume."

    Responsibilities

    Overall Program, Administrative Support

    • Support the youth programs’ Leaders, including ongoing training, feedback, and contribution to behavior management strategies or discipline, and periodic written evaluation of leader and member performance
    • Attend and support statewide trainings when requested
    • Conduct regular debriefs with Leaders and Crew Members, ensuring high quality implementation of MCC leadership development programming and curriculum; is familiar with MCC program objectives as well as education and training curriculum
    • Daily management of the regional youth application system, paperwork tracking and follow up, including ongoing communication with organizations, parents/guardians and youth during the admissions process
    • Maintain tracking systems to monitor and ensure accurate and timely reporting of youth program field visits, evaluations, timesheets, disciplinary records, project paperwork, educational curriculum, crew dynamics and participant wellness
    • Assist with planning and implementation of all regional program operations as requested

    Project Oversight and Technical Support

    • Planning and logistical support for the implementation of regional technical training for all participants
    • Work with partner agencies and organizations to develop Project Information Sheets and coordinate project work to communicate to crews the specific details regarding service activities and project logistics
    • Instill a culture of professionalism and caring, cultivate safety awareness within crews; ensure compliance with MCC policies and safety standards within all crews
    • Visit crews in the field to provide guidance, technical/programmatic support, and assistance to Leaders as well as ensure that activities are in compliance with MCC policies/procedures, and that project accomplishments meet project partner expectations
    • Coordinate and organize gear and tool cache inventory systems and usage
    • Manage and maintain vehicle fleet in conjunction with regional Field Coordinators
    • Collect written and photographic documentation of project accomplishments
    • Participate in an emergency On-Call schedule, coordinating response to issues in the field and providing emotional and behavioral support to participants

    Qualifications

    Minumum Required Education and Experience

    • At least two years of college or military experience, or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum age of 21
    • Previous leadership experience, skills, or training
    • Previous work experience in a youth development program or in a youth recreation or school setting
    • Effective written and oral communication skills, with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Proficient with  Microsoft  Word  and  Excel,  cloud-based  collaborative  systems,  as  well  as  G  Suite  for  businesses 
    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Relevant technical skills including trail maintenance and construction, chainsaw use and maintenance, fencing, stream bank restoration, and other natural resource work. Applicant should also possess experience with a wide range of power and hand tools
    • Current Advanced Wilderness First-Aid/CPR certification required
    • A valid driver’s license and ability to be insurable per MCC parameters

    Physical Demands

    • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often wearing a 45lb backpack and carrying tools
    • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
    • Willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight camping trips for up to two weeks at a time

    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.

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