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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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Senior Expedition Leader

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

$2.5k - $2.5k / month

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND LAUNCH YOUR NATURAL RESOURCE CAREER!

The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently looking for Senior Expedition Leaders!  Here at MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.  Leaders and their crews will 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.  

As a Senior Expedition Leader, you will flow between the roles of teacher, mentor, and coach. You will work to help Expedition Leaders encourage youth in the worlds of conservation and stewardship. Primary responsibilities of the Senior Expedition Leader (SEL) include supporting the development of Expedition Leaders, field visitation and logistical support to help ensure the successful completion of youth projects and programming, and to ensure daily regional operations.  The Youth Program Coordinator will supervise and support this position as they work with crew leaders and  staff. The SEL will maintain communication between the office and the field and often work independently.   The SEL helps ensure that 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. In the event of a crew leader’s absence, the SEL will  be asked to lead or join an existing crew when necessary. 

The SEL will apply their skills and knowledge in the mentoring and support of Expedition Leaders and Youth crew members.  If you are looking for something unique and want to make a positive impact on the environment and the next generation of land stewards, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

Location: Bozeman or Kalispell, MT

Program Dates: 04/13/2023- 09/01/2023

Living Allowance: $1,250.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out

AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,474.27 upon completion of the program

Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST

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 Options may be available in specific regions, ask a Program Manager for more details!

APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

Learn more about Youth Crews at MCC here!

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!

Special Benefits

Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR
  • Defensive Driving 
  • Chainsaw Certification
  • Crosscut Certification 
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid

Training and Opportunities (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

  • Training on Resume Building, Interviewing, and Federal Hiring
  • Hand & Power Tool Use (including chainsaw and crosscut saw)
  • Backcountry Travel & Navigation
  • Trail Maintenance & Construction
  • Leave No Trace
  • Habitat Management & Improvement
  • Learn about natural resource management
  • Develop life skills, work skills, and a strong service ethic
  • Connect with project partners: federal, state, and non-profits for career opportunities
  • Join our network of alumni in natural resource careers all over the country
  • Work in beautiful, wild, and protected places.
  • Work in National Forests, wilderness areas, and National Parks. 
  • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

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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