Montana Conservation Corps

  • Program Coordinator - Missouri River Watershed

    Job Locations US
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/25/2019 11:33 AM)
    # of Openings
    Wage Type
    USD $16.00/Hr.
  • Overview

    To Apply: When creating your profile, please be sure to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.


    Position Overview:

    The Missouri River Watershed Program Coordinator implements protection initiatives along the Missouri Watershed in partnership with the Missouri River Conservation Districts Council (MRCDC), local Conservation Districts and local landowners.  The individual will build partnerships and identify potential partners for enrollment in programs, such as Ranching for Rivers, NRCS Cropland Reserve Program and easements.  They will also oversee and help supervise Individual Placement Program members placed in the watershed and specifically tasked with implementing the goals of the Healthy Watershed Consortium funding proposal.  The position will work closely with MRCDC staff, World Wildlife Fund Staff, Northern Great Plains Joint Venture staff, local Natural Resource Conservation Service staff and watershed stakeholders to promote protection initiatives and identify sustainable funding opportunities that provide a lasting impact on the landscape while meeting the individual needs of local landowners.

    Term of Employment

    Full-time, non-exempt.  October 2019- June, 30 2021


     Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



    • $16 hourly (approximately $33,280 annually); Full-time, non-exempt (qualifies for overtime)
    • Health/dental insurance with 10% co-pay for individual
    • Eleven paid holidays
    • Three weeks paid vacation annually
    • Twelve days sick pay accrued annually
    • 401K retirement plan with 5% employer match after one year
    • Travel/lodging reimbursement and per diem for all work related travel


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develop positive relationships with Missouri Watershed stakeholders through various outreach initiatives
    • Identify stakeholders interested in enrolling in/utilizing available programs
    • Coordinate and oversee related AmeriCorps member activities in the watershed
    • Provide necessary training on related initiatives to AmeriCorps members in the watershed
    • Coordinate with partner staff to establish strategic plan for securing long-term, sustainable funding that drives initiatives forward for the next 25+ years
    • Establish precedent through targeted projects and protection program enrollment to encourage additional partner buy-in
    • Develop outreach materials related to specific programs and deliver presentations at local Conservation District/public meetings
    • Travel extensively throughout the watershed to develop relationships, attend relevant local meetings and move initiatives forward
    • Develop monthly updates/reports for partners
    • Develop necessary grant reports, track in-kind match and conduct other administrative tasks as assigned

    Supervision Exercised:

    • Recruit, train, and evaluate AmeriCorps members set to serve in relevant initiative roles in the watershed
    • Oversee the development plan for protection program enrollment on behalf of the partner organizations/agencies
    • Work closely with all partner personnel in a supportive, advisory or supervisory manner


    Qualifications & Skills:


    • One to three years of relevant work experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources/Agriculture or related field
    • Ability to develop and meet deadlines
    • Outstanding organizational skills
    • Ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences
    • Proficient with computer programs such as Word, Excel, Dropbox and Google Suite
    • Able and willing to travel and work a variable schedule, including overnight travel for in-person meetings and public presentations
    • A valid driver’s license and ability to be insurable per MCC parameters



    • Experience working with rural and agricultural communities
    • Previous experience in the Missouri River Watershed
    • Experience in partnering with local, state and federal agencies/organizations
      • Experience in developing outreach plans and implementing outreach strategies in diverse settings
    • Experience with a national service program
    • Experience with ArcGIS and/or Salesforce
    • Experience with/knowledge of Federal/State/Local protection programs and/or conservation easements


    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.



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