Youth Expedition Leader: Montana

Montana Conservation Corps
Bozeman or Kalispell, MT
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$1,200 biweekly before taxes are taken out
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
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 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 support Montana high school youth in the successful completion of natural resource and community service projects, provide on-site management of a youth crew, implement curriculum and actively facilitate crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew community and safety. Expedition Leaders will work with a co-leader to oversee 4-6 youth participants on two-week overnight service projects. Youth participants are Montana residents ages 14-18 years old and come from a variety of backgrounds. Each expedition will be with a different roster of youth participants. Expedition Leaders and their crews will camp for the full duration of the two week session, oftentimes in remote locations on varied terrain and in all weather conditions. Camping accommodations vary, but tend to be car-camping in backcountry settings. Work may include building or maintaining trails, building fences, and habitat restoration, among many other types of conservation projects. 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 (Depending on the time of season, this position will easily average over 50 hours per week). Leaders must be self-motivated and flexible in order to meet the changing needs of the position. Additionally, strong communication skills and solution-oriented mindset is valuable. This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations and will be working with Montana Youth of a variety of backgrounds. 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, MT Program Dates: 5/15/2023-8/18/2023 Living Allowance: $1,200.00 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 Options may be available in specific regions, ask a Program Manager for more details! Benefits: Education Award Use for student loans, certifications, work trade programs, education expenses, and more Forbearance for certain student loans while serving with AmeriCorps. Member Assistance Program (MAP) FREE access to 24/7 behavioral health resources. Also includes financial planning, legal assistance, life coaching, and more! Living Allowance AmeriCorps Child Care Benefits Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) Meals provided while on projects Access to Pro Deals We provide uniform work shirts and transportation to work sites. Tools and safety gear are covered. Things like hard hat, work gloves, ear protection, safety glasses and group camping gear. We have some items to loan if needed 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. 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.
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
Contact Person
Caleb Stewart
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