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.
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.
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.