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Montana Conservation Corps

  • 1203 U.S. Highway 2 West, Kalispell, MT
  • https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/young-adult-opportunities/
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Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) 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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salary range

$2k - $2k / month

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International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND MENTOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF LAND STEWARDS!

The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently looking for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Leaders!  We focus on the growth of our participants, transferable job skills, and making a positive impact on the climate and environment.   YCC Leaders guide Montana Youth on conservation based service projects. These crews work on day projects with a Forest Service district. You’ll have the chance to positively impact the lives of students, local communities, and some of the most treasured wild lands in the West.  YCC crews are based in remote, rural communities around Montana, with crew sizes of 5-8 participants. The youth participants typically go home every evening. 

These crews provide much necessary opportunities and job skills training for our rural Montana Youth.  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, MT

Program Dates: 5/15/2023-8/18/2023

Living Allowance: $1,040.00 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 is often provided for these leaders

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

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

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 
  • 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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