Montana Conservation Corps

  • Wind River Tribal Crew Leader

    Job Locations US-MT-Bozeman
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/11/2018 2:13 PM)
    # of Openings
    Wage Type
    Living Allowance
    USD $686.60/Bw.
  • Overview

    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.


    Position Summary

    This position will be based out of our Bozeman office but may spend extended periods of time in Wyoming.  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. 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 Regional Program Manager 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.   The CL is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members.


    Crew 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.


    • $5,920 AmeriCorps Education Award
    • $686.60 biweekly living allowance
    • Health Insurance


    Programmatic Duties

    • Actively participate in MCC’s Leadership Development Program, gaining knowledge of, and demonstrating investment in, MCC’s approach to fulfilling its mission
    • Guide, support and assist Crew Members to ensure quality work performance, safety, and crew well being
    • Communicate and organize service work in conjunction with the partner/land management agency’s technical advisor; ensure project completion to the satisfaction of partner expectations
    • Ensure safety as the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’ with emphasis on adherence to MCC policies and procedures
    • Make recommendations to staff for fair and appropriate behavior management of Crew Members as needed
    • Oversee implementation of all elements of the Crew Member Development program, including delivery of MCC’s formal education curriculum, ensuring successful Crew Member performance of crew roles and by providing opportunities for Crew Members feel empowered to take on leadership roles
    • Instruct Crew Members in all relevant technical project skills necessary to promote safety and high quality project completion. Skills include, but are not limited to:  situational awareness, proper tool use, ergonomics/body mechanics and appropriate methods for project implementation which meet partner agency standards
    • 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 camp-life skills, including, but not limited to: leave-no-trace ethics, group kitchen setup/use, hygiene methods and waste management
    • Provide technical, logistical and leadership support to crew and individual Crew Members
    • Promote a positive public image for MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times while representing MCC
    • Attend and assist in MCC service days and other MCC events when applicable
    • Fulfill other program-specific requirements such as those focused on civic engagement
    • Demonstrate an ability to work across differences to promote inclusion of all participants

    Administrative Duties

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


    • 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
    • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in terrain that can be steep, rocky or uneven, often wearing a 45lb backpack while carrying tools and sometimes backpacking with full packs of 60 – 70lbs
    • Current Wilderness Advanced First Aid certification or higher, OR ability to obtain through MCC-provided training
    • 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
    • Willingness to work long, hard hours with little supervision in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time
    • Interest and/or experience working in Native American communities

    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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