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Imagine waking up to the sun peaking over the mountains, or looking out over the plains as far as the eye can see.  You are in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming or South Dakota, you might be in the mountains or high plains, either way it is majestic.  You are tired because you and your team worked hard the day before building trail, fixing fence, restoring a campground or spraying weeds, but you are ready start a new day because you feel mother natures strength.  You feel a sense of accomplishment and even something more...pride because you are giving back to America.  Beyond that you are helping so many others to connect to the great outdoors and improving our environment. Sound like an experience your ready for? Then don't let the sun go down before you apply today 

  • Senior Crew Leader

    Central Divide Office and Northern Rockies Office
    $1,450.00 / month

    Location: Kalispell and Helena, MT- ONLY Helena and Kalispell
    Program Dates: March 8, 2021 to October 29, 2021
    Living Allowance: $725 biweekly before taxes
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,336.50 upon completion of the program

    Position Summary: The Senior Crew Leader’s (SCL) responsibilities will include training of Field and Expedition Leaders, field visitation and logistical support to help ensure the successful completion of MCC projects and programming, and logistical support to ensure regional operations run smoothly.  The SCL, under the supervision of the Regional Program Manager or Youth Program Manager respectively, works with all regional staff and must maintain communication between the office and the field.   The SCL helps ensure that MCC policies and procedures are followed by all members and leaders while establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with project partners. The SCL will be called upon to lead or join an existing crew when necessary.  The SCL is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered to all AmeriCorps members. This is not a 9-5 job, rather a commitment to service and an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected. Serving as a SCL at MCC means having passion for service to others, for wild lands and wild places, for personal growth, or for any number of MCC’s values.  SCLs must be self-motivated and flexible in order to meet the changing needs of the position.

     

    Senior 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.

     

    Programmatic Duties:

    • Assist staff in planning and implementing trainings for members and leaders
    • Facilitate and deliver MCC education components to leaders and crews in the field
    • Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’
    • Follow and model all MCC policies and procedures and ensure crew compliance
    • Assist regional staff with recruitment of crew members
    • Assist in planning, coordinating and leading volunteer service opportunities
    • Assist in project logistics, including coordinating the regional tool cache, assisting with regional inventory, field visits to crews, and communicating with project partners from the office
    • Provide technical training, assistance and guidance to crews and leaders as needed
    • Support Crew Leaders with leadership or crew dynamic challenges and help facilitate debriefs

     

    Administrative Duties:

    • Maintain accurate crew, project, program, and safety records
    • Maintain accurate inventory and records
    • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner before end of term of service
    • Provide information for evaluation of Crew Leaders and Members; include both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement

                  

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • 21 years old on the start date of the program
    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
    • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History 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
    • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • WAFA is required by the start of the season and training is reimbursable to allotted amount

     

     

    Encouraged Aptitude:

    • Demonstrates strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
    • Embraces willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time
    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

     

    Desired Additional Qualifications:

    • Trained on Wilderness Advanced First Aid certification

     

     

    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.

  • Senior Exipedition Leader

    Greater Yellowstone Office and Northern Rockies Office
    $1,450.00 / month

    Location: Kalispell and Bozeman, MT
    Program Dates: March 8, 2021 to August 27, 2021
    Living Allowance: $725 biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,172.50 upon completion of the program

    Summary Statement: Primary duties of the Senior Expedition Leader (SEL) include training of Expedition Leaders, field visitation and logistical support to help ensure the successful completion of MCC youth projects and programming, and to ensure regional operations run smoothly.  The SEL, under the supervision of the Youth Program Coordinator, works with youth staff and must maintain communication between the office and the field.   The SEL helps ensure that MCC policies and procedures are followed by all members and leaders while establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with project partners, parents/guardians, and community organizations. The SEL will be called upon to lead or join an existing crew when necessary.  The SEL is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered to all AmeriCorps members. This is not a 9-5 job, rather a commitment to service and an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected.    SELs must be self-motivated and flexible in order to meet the changing needs of the position. This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations. 

     

    Senior Expedition leaders will have the opportunity to earn certifications such as Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Chainsaw and Crosscut certifications, and participation in workshops such as Facilitative Leadership, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Managing Behavior Using Restorative Justice.  The SEL will apply their skills and knowledge in the mentoring and support of Expedition Leaders and Youth participants.

     

    Programmatic Duties:

    • Provide in-field support for leaders and crews, both through episodic, overnight trips to check-in on crews and by filling in for longer periods as a leader due to unforeseen circumstances
    • Actively participate in MCC’s Expedition Leader Training, gaining knowledge of, and demonstrating investment in, MCC’s approach to fulfilling its mission
    • Assist staff in planning and implementing trainings for youth and leaders
    • Facilitate and deliver MCC education components to leaders and crews in the field
    • 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
    • Assist youth staff with recruitment of expedition 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
    • Assist in planning, coordinating and leading volunteer service opportunities
    • Assist in project logistics, including coordinating the regional tool cache, assisting with regional inventory, field visits to crews, and communicating with project partners from the office
    • Provide technical training, assistance and guidance to crews and leaders as needed
    • Support Expedition Leaders with leadership or crew dynamic challenges and help facilitate debriefs
    • Demonstrate an ability to work across differences to promote inclusion of all participants
    • Lead and facilitate school year programming

     

    Administrative Duties:

    • Maintain accurate crew, project, program, and safety records
    • Maintain accurate inventory and records
    • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner before end of term of service
    • Provide information for evaluation of Expedition Leaders and Expedition Members; including both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement

                                 

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • 21 years old on the start date of the program
    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
    • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History 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
    • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • Experience working with youth
    • WAFA is required by the start of the season and training is reimbursable to allotted amount

     

    Encouraged Aptitude:

    • Demonstrates strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
    • Embraces willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 1-26 days at a time
    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service
    • Passion for working with youth and the outdoors

     

    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.

     

  • Expedition Leader

    Northern Rockies Office and Greater Yellowstone Office
    $1,400.00 / month

    Location: Kalispell and Bozeman, MT
    Program Dates: March 8, 2021 to August 14, 2021
    Living Allowance: $700 gross biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,172.50 upon completion of the program

    Position Summary:  The Leader will support high school youth in the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects, provide on-site management of a youth crew, and actively facilitate crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew motivation and functioning.   Leaders will do overnight service expeditions  in two week “hitches”, with some four week sessions possible.  Leaders engage crews of approximately 6 youth members on natural resource projects in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  High School Expedition Leaders and their crews will camp for the full duration of the session, oftentimes in remote locations on varied terrain and in all weather conditions. 

    Work may include building or maintaining trails, building fences, and habitat restoration, among many other types of conservation projects. The Leader is an AmeriCorps participant and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps participants. The Leader and co-Leader are part of a leadership team working under the supervision of the Youth Program Coordinator. This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations.  

    Expedition leaders will have the opportunity to earn certifications such as Wilderness Advanced First Aid, and participation in workshops such as Facilitative Leadership, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and managing Behavior Using Restorative Justice.  The EL will apply acquired skills and knowledge in the mentoring and support of youth expedition participants.

     

    Programmatic Duties:

    • Oversee implementation of all elements of the youth program, including formal education curriculum, strategies for  healthy crew dynamics, technical and camp-life skills
    • Provide guidance and support to youth members during day work projects and overnight camping experiences.
    • Communicate and organize work in conjunction with the partner/technical advisor and assure project completion
    • Ensure safety as the top priority during all MCC activities and projects and promote a culture of safety
    • Establish and maintain good working relationships with regional staff, members, project technical advisors, youth, and volunteers.
    • 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
    • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer with local non-profit groups or agencies
    • Assist with parent orientation and high school student recruitment

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • 21 years old on the start date of the program
    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
    • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History 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
    • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
    • Effective written and oral communication skills

     

    Encouraged Aptitude:

    • Demonstrates strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
    • Embraces willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 14-30 days at a time
    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service
    • Passion for working with youth and the outdoors

     

    Desired Additional Qualifications:

    • Trained on Wilderness Advanced First Aid certification
    • Experience working with youth ages 14-18

    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.

  • Conservation Fellow

    $1,008.00 / month

    Location: Varies based on host site placement
    Position Dates: Summer Term: 7/13/20-10/16/20
    Living Allowance: $504.00 biweekly

    The MCC Conservation Fellow works under the supervision of Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) staff and host site supervisors to complete MCC and partner projects.  Primary responsibilities of the position will be determined by individual host sites in collaboration with MCC, and will include assuring the successful completion of natural resource projects, delivery of MCC program components, and maintaining a positive working relationship with host sites, MCC and the public. Conservation Interns are required to participate in all elements of the MCC program to the best of their ability, meet AmeriCorps requirements, and be enrolled as an AmeriCorps member for the duration of the program. Conservation Interns are responsible for keeping host site supervisors and MCC staff informed through daily and bi-weekly paperwork. 

    Some Past Host Sites Have Included:

    Kootenai National Forest
    Gallatin Valley Land Trust
    Flathead National Forest
    Montana Wilderness Association
    Friends of the Missouri Breaks
    Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    BLM Pompeys Pillar
    Dakota's Bureau of Reclamation
    Custer-Gallatin National Forest

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  • Crew Member

    Greater Yellowstone Office, Central Divide Office, Western Wildlands Office, and Northern Rockies Office
    $1,200.00 / month + tips

    Imagine waking up to the sun peaking over the mountains or looking out over the plains as far as the eye can see.  You are in the Mountain West, you might be in the mountains or high plains, either way it is majestic.  You are tired because you and your team worked hard the day before building trail, fixing fence, restoring a campground or eliminating noxious weeds, but you are ready to start a new day because you feel mother nature's strength.  You feel a sense of accomplishment and even something more...pride because you are giving back to America. 

    Each crew will consist of 4 members and 2 leader. Crews will work and camp for up to 10 days at a time in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions.  Each member will get basic first aid/CPR certifications, and, more importantly, a professional stepping stone to agencies like BLM, Forest Service, and the Parks Service! Beyond that, you are helping so many others to connect to the great outdoors and improving our environment.

    Sound like an experience your ready for? Then don't let the sun go down before you apply today!

    Location: Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula, MT
    Program Dates: May 17, 2021 through October 8, 2021
    Living Allowance: $600 gross biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3172.50 upon completion of the program

    Position Summary: The Crew Member (CM) will assist in the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects. This is not a 9-5 job; rather it is an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected.  Crews will camp for most of their terms, oftentimes in remote locations in varied terrain and in all weather conditions. Work may include building or maintaining trails, treating or removing invasive species, building fences, operating chainsaws to reduce wildfire risks by thinning trees, among many other types of projects. Not all CMs will work on all types of projects.  Crews may be deployed for natural disaster relief.  CMs are expected to participate in all elements of the MCC program to the best of their ability, performing designated crew role functions and maintaining a positive attitude throughout the program.  The CM will also establish and maintain a good working relationship with other partner personnel, Crew Leaders, MCC staff and any volunteers who come into contact with the crew. The Crew Member is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered to all AmeriCorps members.

     

    Programmatic Duties:

    • Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’
    • Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of MCC, Crew Leaders, and project partners/technical advisors
    • Follow all MCC policies and procedures contributing to the overall functioning of the crew and creating a healthy and supportive crew environment
    • Perform designated crew roles.
    • Willingly participate in all elements of the MCC Member Development program, education, and crew activities to the best of their ability
    • Promote a positive public image for MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
    • Attend, assist, or lead MCC service days and other MCC events, help organize and implement service projects when possible
    • Work alongside youth and adult volunteers on projects and provide leadership when possible
    • Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service

    •     Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer with local non-profit groups or agencies

     

    Administrative Duties:

    • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner
    • Provide information for evaluation of Crew Leaders, including both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • Minimum age of 18
    • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
    • 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
    • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
    • Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
    • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
    • Willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time

     

    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.

     

  • Wildland Restoration Team Member

    Greater Yellowstone Office, Northern Rockies Office, and Western Wildlands Office
    $1,200.00 / month

    Location: Missoula, MT
    Program Dates: May 17, 2021 through October 8, 2021
    Living Allowance: $600 gross biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3172.50 upon completion of the program

    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.

    Summary Statement: The Wildland Restoration Team (WRT) Member gains valuable professional and practical experience in the burgeoning field of ecological restoration.  This is not a 9-5 job, rather an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected. Serving as a WRT Leader at MCC means having passion for service to others, for wild lands and wild places, for personal growth, or for any number of MCC’s values.  Leaders and their crews will camp for most of their term, oftentimes in remote locations in varied terrain and in all weather conditions. The primary focus of the WRT is the identification, treatment and inventory of invasive plant species throughout our most iconic and endangered landscapes in the Northern Rockies and Plains ecosystems utilizing chemical, mechanical and biological treatment techniques.  Other potential projects include chainsaw use, stream restoration, re-vegetation and Early Detection and Rapid Response of new invaders.  Not all WRTLs will work on all types of projects. This position is supervised by the Wildland Restoration Field Coordinator with support from other regional staff.

     

    Programmatic Duties:

    • Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’
    • Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of the MCC, Crew Leaders, and project partners/technical advisors
    • Follow all MCC policies and procedures contributing to the overall functioning of the crew and creating a healthy and supportive crew environment
    • Perform designated crew roles of crew journalist, tool, safety or vehicle swamper
    • Willingly participate in all elements of the MCC Member Development program, education, and crew activities to the best of their ability
    • Promote a positive public image for MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
    • Attend, assist, or lead MCC service days and other MCC events, help organize and implement service projects when possible
    • Work alongside volunteers on projects and provide leadership when possible
    • Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service
    • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer with local non-profit groups or agencies

     

    Administrative Duties:

    • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner
    • Provide information for evaluation of Crew Leader(s), including both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • Minimum age of 18
    • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
    • 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
    • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
    • Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing entire term of service
    • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
    • Willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time

     

    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.

     

  • Youth Conservation Corps Leader

    Northern Rockies Office and Greater Yellowstone Office
    $1,400.00 / month

    Location: Kalispell and Bozeman, MT
    Program Dates: May 17, 2021 through August 20, 2021
    Living Allowance: $700 biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,678.57 upon completion of the programOverview

    Position Summary:  The Leader will assist in the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects, on-site management of a crew, monitoring of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew motivation and functioning, as well as the delivery of the full range of MCC programs.  This is not a 9-5 job, rather a commitment to service and an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected.  Youth Conservation Corps Leaders are locally-based programs with the potential for episodic overnights with their crews throughout the season.

     

    Youth Conservation Corps Expedition Leader: Lead high school aged crews for 8-10 weeks, working intensively in one community to fully explore a variety of hands-on natural resource projects.  YCC crews are based in remote, rural communities around Montana, with crew sizes of 5-8 participants. 

     

    Other duties include establishing and maintaining good working relationships with regional staff, members, project technical advisors, youth, and volunteers to ensure the successful on-site management of crews and monitoring of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew functioning and ensure that policies and procedures are followed by all members of their crew. Work may include building or maintaining trails, building fences, and habitat restoration, among many other types of projects, but not all Leaders will work on all types of projects. The Leader is an AmeriCorps participant and is entitled to the benefit package offered to all AmeriCorps participants. The Leader and co-Leader are part of a leadership team working under the supervision of the Youth Program Coordinator. This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations.  

     

    Expedition leaders will have the opportunity to earn certifications such as Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Chainsaw and Crosscut certifications, and participation in workshops such as Facilitative Leadership, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and managing Behavior Using Restorative Justice.  The EL will apply acquired skills and knowledge in the mentoring and support of youth expedition participants.

     

    Programmatic Duties:

    • Oversee implementation of all elements of the youth program, including formal education curriculum and other education components, successful performance of crew and camp roles, and technical and camp-life skills
    • Provide guidance and support to youth members during day work projects and overnight camping experiences to ensure quality work performance and crew well-being
    • Communicate and organize work in conjunction with the partner/technical advisor and assure project completion to the satisfaction of partner expectations
    • Ensure safety as the top priority during all MCC activities and projects and promote a culture of safety
    • Make recommendations to regional staff for fair and appropriate discipline of youth members as needed
    • 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
    • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer once with local non-profit groups or agencies

     

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • 21 years old on the start date of the program
    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
    • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History 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
    • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
    • Effective written and oral communication skills

     

    Encouraged Aptitude:

    • Demonstrates strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
    • Embraces willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions.
    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service
    • Passion for working with youth and the outdoors
    • Interest in living and/or working in what is often a remote, rural community

    Desired Additional Qualifications:

    • Trained on Wilderness Advanced First Aid certification
    • Experience working with youth ages 11-18

     

     

    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.

  • Women's Fire Crew Leader

    Greater Yellowstone
    Greater Yellowstone Office
    $1,400.00 / month

    Position Summary: This position will be based out of our Bozeman office but may spend extended periods of time in other states. The Crew Leader (CL) will assist in the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects, on-site management of a crew, monitoring of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew motivation and functioning, as well as the delivery of the full range of MCC program components. This is not a 9-5 job, rather a commitment to service and an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected.  Serving as a CL at MCC means having passion for service to others, for wild lands and wild places, for personal growth, or for any number of MCC’s values.  Leaders and their crews will camp for most of their term, oftentimes in remote locations in varied terrain and in all weather conditions.  Primary work will include habitat restoration and fuels mitigation with the potential for fire response upon the season’s end – with a heavy emphasis in chainsaw use during the season. The CL is the primary in-field liaison between regional staff and the on-site project partner or technical advisor, generally an employee of the land management agency or group working with the crew. The CL will also establish and maintain a good working relationship with other partner personnel, Crew Members, MCC staff and volunteers who come into contact with the crew. The CL prioritizes Crew Member development through program delivery, project work, and adherence to MCC policies and procedures.  The CL is entitled to the benefit package offered to all AmeriCorps participants. 

     

    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.

     

    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 regional 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 efficient and effective chainsaw use 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
    • 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 crews 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-hosted service days with members of the community and other MCC events
    • 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:

    • Provide information for development and evaluation of Crew Members; including both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement
    • Maintain accurate records, including  timesheets, personnel, Crew Member development, inventory, safety and  project records
    • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • 21 years old on the start date of the program
    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
    • Ability to pass National Standards for Wildland Firefighting; including Pack Test and relevant Medical Screenings
    • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History 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
    • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and operate a chainsaw on a regular basis
    • Effective written and oral communication skills

     

    Encouraged Aptitude:

    • Demonstrates strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
    • Embraces willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time
    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service
    • Prior experience with chainsaw use and operation

     

    Desired Additional Qualifications:

    • Trained on Wilderness Advanced First Aid certification

     

    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.

     

  • Accounting Assistant

    Greater Yellowstone Office
    $18.00 / hour

    Position Overview:

    The Accounting Coordinator is responsible for assisting the accounting department with various tasks. Primary duties include processing member timesheets, processing cash deposits, reconciling accounts receivable account, and aiding in preparation for the annual audit and/or other outside reviewers.  The Accounting Coordinator maintains a strong working relationship with MCC staff and members.

     

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    Financial Responsibilities:

    • Enter cash deposit activities into accounting system
    • Update Petty Cash reconciliation, when petty cash reimbursements are received
    • Reconcile and review accounts receivables and pursue past due items
    • Perform monthly donation and grants reconciliation between accounting program and Salesforce
    • Assist with project invoicing; including recording the invoice to the organization’s accounting system
    • Provide back-up staffing as needed for other accounting activities such as accounts payable and payroll

     

    Administrative and Information Reporting Duties:

    • Oversee collection and recording of member timesheets, including lead sheet creation, printing timesheets, reviewing for mathematical accuracy, and updating distribution codes in the accounting system and entering hours into the member term in Salesforce
    • Filing staff and member timesheets
    • Filing various payroll and staff related documents
    • Maintains employee confidence by keeping information confidential
    • Assist Finance Director, Vice President of Finance and Operations, and President/CEO, as needed
    • Be an engaged and contributing member of the Administrative Team

     

    Qualifications & Skills:

    MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Associates Degree in Accounting or related field or 2 years of related experience
    • Strong interpersonal and administrative skills
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office Suite and Google Suite
    • Solid 10 key calculator skills
    • Experience with computerized accounting programs
    • Able to quickly write routine correspondence, reports and memoranda 

     

    PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • A valid driver’s license and ability to be insurable per MCC parameters
    • Experience with MIP Fund Accounting program
    • Experience with Salesforce

     

    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.

     

    MCC seeks to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of participants, while continuing to identify and reduce barriers to being involved in our organization and programs.  We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply

How to Apply

Please apply online using our online application portal. Our applications are quick and easy but please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions. 


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