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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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Expedition Leader (Youth Development)

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salary range

$1.7k - $1.7k / month

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently looking for Expedition Crew Leaders!   We focus on the growth of our participants, transferable job skills, and making a positive impact on the climate and environment.  Expedition Leaders guide Montana Youth (ages 14-18 years old) on conservation based service projects. These crews camp, work, explore and laugh together on either 2 week or 4 week sessions.   This is an amazing opportunity to mentor the next generation of land stewards!  Are you passionate about youth development? Want to address climate change issues?  Want to make a positive impact on the environment? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

Location: Bozeman or Kalispell

Program Dates: 5/16/22 – 8/18/22

Living Allowance: $875 biweekly before taxes are taken out

AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,718.25 upon completion of the program

Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!

Food Per Diem while on Projects

Housing Opportunities Available!!!

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

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MCC is committed to being diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. We are working to reduce barriers to participating in our programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Special Benefits

  • Education award for successful completion of the term of service ranges from $1311.11-6,195.00 pending your term. 
  • All participants are covered by Workman’s Compensation insurance while on the worksite
  • Member Assistance Program (MAP); enrollment in this program provides FREE access to 24/7 behavioral health resources, as well as financial planning, legal assistance, life coaching, and more! 
  • MCC provides $10 per person/per day per diem for food while on MCC projects.  
  • Certain qualified student loans may be put in forbearance while serving with AmeriCorps.  
  • MCC provides uniform work shirts, hooded sweatshirts, transportation to work sites, tools, safety equipment (hard hat, work gloves, ear protection, and safety glasses) and group camping gear. 
  • Network with project partners in federal, state, and nonprofit entities for future career opportunities
  • Training in resume building, interviewing, and federal hiring
  • Technical skills training/certifications (depending on position) in crosscut, chainsaw, first aid/CPR, defensive driving, hand & power tool use, trail maintenance and construction, habitat management and improvement, backcountry travel, Leave No Trace, and more
  • All leaders are guided by experienced staff through MCC’s leadership development program, crafted and refined over two decades to enhance our participants' knowledge in the areas of leadership, communication & team building, stewardship, and hard work for quality results. 
  • Work in some of the most beautiful, wild, and protected places in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Plains
  • Develop life skills, work skills, and a strong service ethic

Minimum Requirements

  • 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
  • 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
  • Experience working with youth ages 14-18

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