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Montana Conservation Corps

  • 301 North Willson Avenue, Bozeman, MT
  • https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/young-adult-opportunities/
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Conservation Fellow

Here at MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.  Our participants camp while working on physically demanding and essential natural resource and conservation projects on some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Northern Rockies and Plains.  If you are looking for something unique and want to make a positive impact on the environment, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Learn about our different programs to see if MCC is the right fit for you! There are many benefits to a term of service! Learn how your time at MCC makes a positive impact on the planet. Learn how we will support you during your term of service. MCC values diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We affirm the dignity and value of all human beings. We celebrate the diverse backgrounds and identities of our corps members and staff. It is our priority to create a culture of safety, belonging, and validation for everyone, especially those facing marginalization. Learn more about equity at MCC.

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min experience

salary range

$1.5k - $1.5k / month

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International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

GAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EXPLORE CAREERS IN NATURAL RESOURCES!

MCC’s Conservation Fellow (CF) program makes a measurable difference in conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of young adults. CFs serve a five-month term of service from May – October at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and the Dakotas. Projects include: climate resiliency, habitat restoration, rangeland science, soil monitoring, invasive species treatment, developed recreation management, GIS mapping, stream and wetland restoration, cave and karst feature surveys, conservation education and outreach, volunteer management and more.

Along with serving their communities, CFs make tangible contributions to climate change solutions while developing professional skills that directly transfer to a career in the natural resources field. 

Term Dates: 5/17/2023 – 10/6/2023     

Location: Varies based on host site placement

Living Stipend: $750 bi-weekly before taxes before taxes are taken out

AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,474 upon successful completion of the program

Health Insurance: Provided at no cost

Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential mental health counseling, medical advocacy, financial assistance, life coaching and more

Public Lands Service Corps Hiring Preference: Members serving with federal land management agencies may be eligible to receive hiring preference for future federal job placement

Application Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to those received prior to February, 12th, 2023. Interviews will begin during the week of January 30th. Early applications are welcomed!  

APPLY HERE: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/individual-placement-programs/conservation-interns-and-fellows.html

Please contact staff at [email protected] or 406-587-4475 with any questions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum age of 17
  • Recent college graduate preferred (can graduate in May of 2022) 
  • Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Strong desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, as determined by the host site and MCC
  • Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, housing, and trainings

PROGRAMMATIC DUTIES:

  • Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of MCC and host site supervisors/partners
  • Represent MCC and AmeriCorps by adhering to all policies and procedures and working in a safe manner
  • Demonstrate initiative to complete projects and assignments accurately with minimal supervision
  • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer at least once with a local non-profit or agency outside of MCC and host site organization
  • Promote a positive public image for MCC and host site by acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service

REPORTING DUTIES:

  • Maintain accurate records and paperwork as requested by host site and MCC
  • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork to host site and MCC in a timely manner 

The Conservation Fellow works under the supervision of Montana Conservation Corps 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. CFs 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 Fellows are responsible for keeping host site supervisors and MCC staff informed through bi-weekly paperwork.

MCC is committed to being diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. We are working to reduce barriers to participating in our programs. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.  Learn more about Identity and Equity @ MCC!

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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to those received prior to February, 12th, 2023. Interviews will begin during the week of January 30th. Early applications are welcomed!  

APPLY HERE: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/individual-placement-programs/conservation-interns-and-fellows.html

Minimum Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum age of 17
  • Recent college graduate preferred (can graduate in May of 2022) 
  • Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Strong desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, as determined by the host site and MCC
  • Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, housing, and trainings

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