Montana Conservation Corps

  • Regional Youth Program Manager - Helena

    Job Locations US-MT-Helena
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/4/2019 9:00 AM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Staff
    Wage Type
    Salary
    Wage
    USD $39,520.00/Yr.
  • Overview

     

    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."

     

     

    About the Position

    The Regional Youth Program Manager (YPM) staff position is based out of aMontana Conservation Corps (MCC)regionaloffice and is responsible for the management and development of regional programs serving primarily high school andmiddle school youth. The YPM will actively engage local school leadership, community organizations and other youthserving entities in order to develop program partnerships and opportunities that align with MCC’s mission. Primaryduties include hiring,trainingand supervision ofAmeriCorps members to serve as youth program leaders,as well as thesupervision of regional Youth ProgramCoordinators. Additional duties includeyouth participant recruitmentandenrollment, coordination of community service events, field logisticsmanagementand all aspects ofyouthprogramimplementation. Activities will include summer and school year programming. The Youth Program Manager workscollaboratively within a regional team,and must develop and maintain a good working relationship with Youth CrewLeaders and Members, parents/guardians, project partners, community partners, and other regional and statewide staff

     

    About Montana Conservation Corps

    Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that instills hope and purpose in a new generation of young leaders who get things done to improve our lands and communities. Through hands-on service, our participants, including teens, young adults, and veterans, develop the self-awareness, grit, people skills, connection to place, and respect for their own power to enact change, to be leaders, stewards of the land, and engaged citizens who improve their communities. In turn, these young leaders improve hundreds of miles of trails and tens of thousands of acres of habitat each year. In 2017, over 600 youth, from local communities and reservations, and recruited nationally into our AmeriCorps program, will serve on a crew or as an intern for 3 to 11 months. MCC is based in Bozeman, MT, with regional offices in Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. We work throughout the Northern Rockies and Plains.

     

    Term of Employment

    Full-time, exempt. 

     

    Compensation

    $39,520. Benefits inlcude health/dental insurance with co-pay and 401K retirement plan with 5% employer match. 

     

    Equal Opportunity

    MCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political beliefs, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

     

    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.

     

    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."

     

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Responsibilities

    Program Management

    • Responsible for the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of MCC Youth Program Leaders
    • Actively engage with regional schools and youth-serving organizations in program and partnership development for out-of-school time programming
    • Primary risk manager for regional youth programs
    • Coordinates orientations, graduations and parent/guardian communication and participation
    • Work collaboratively with other regional Youth Program Managers and State Office program staff in the development and implementation of the Youth Program curriculum and program evaluation activities
    • Ensure high quality of MCC programming; thorough knowledge of MCC program objectives as well as education and training curriculum
    • Demonstrate an ability to work across differences to promote inclusion of all staff, participants and partners
    • Instill a culture of inclusion, caring and professionalism, cultivate safety awareness within crews; ensure compliance with MCC policies and safety standards within all crews
    • Provide leadership and coordinate appropriate levels of counseling support to crews and individual participants

    Recruitment and Outreach

    • Plan, coordinate, and implement local youth outreach and recruitment efforts
    • Coordinate with Marketing and Recruitment teams in the state office for materials, resources, and recruitment strategies
    • Coordinate with Member Management team on youth program admissions and all related onboarding tasks
    • Facilitate participation of local youth alumni in recruitment and outreach activities
    • Plan, coordinate, and implement local community service day events in coordination with regional staff
    • Serve as representative of MCC to community groups, partnering agencies and parents/guardians
    • Work with Regional Director, the Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion and regional staff to ensure youth program materials represent the diverse perspectives of the youth we serve and the AmeriCorps members we train

    Administrative Support

    • Ensure timely and thorough completion of organizational and AmeriCorps paperwork
    • Responsible for administering regional youth program admissions process
    • Implement systems for effective, professional communication with parents/guardians, project partners and community members
    • Manage effectively all activities related to volunteer community service days and the necessary forms
    • Provide written documentation of field support and program activities
    • Participate in emergency on-call schedule
    • Participate in organizational committees as needed, and assist in the continual improvement of youth program systems related to administration

     

    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.

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
    • Experience teaching middle school or high school youth in a public/private school, or outdoor program
    • Knowledge of youth program risk management practices
    • Knowledge of adolescent development and emerging adult developmental characteristics
    • Strong interpersonal and administrative skills, ability to effectively communicate through written word and orally
    • Ability to travel and be on overnight trips for up to a week at a time, often camping in a tent
    • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, cloud-based collaborative systems, as well as G Suite for businesses
    • Minimum age of 21
    • A valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check and ability to be insurable per MCC parameters
    • Current Wilderness Advanced First-Aid/CPR certification required, advanced levels of First-Aid preferred
    • Ability to pass a Criminal History Check.

     

     

     

     

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