Crew Leader (Beaver Project)

Montana Conservation Corps

About the organization

Montana Conservation Corps' (MCC) mission is to inspire young people through hands-on conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land and engaged citizens who improve their communities. Founded in 1991, MCC is a private, nonprofit organization. There are 4 regions, with approximately 40 staff and 300 members who serve each year in leader, member or intern positions. MCC receives Federal grant money through the Corporation for National & Community Service. This grant is used to provide participant stipends and education awards, as well as to support our programming: offering leadership development to Leaders and Members. MCC offers crew-based programming that uses natural resource and community service projects to foster personal and crew development. While most of the work we accomplish is in the field, our main goal is not to build trails but to help members develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be active citizens in their community.

Duties

Crew Leaders gain professional and practical experience in the growing fields of resource conservation and ecological restoration. This team will utilize various management techniques for habitat and wildland restoration such as; treatment/removal of invasive species, inventorying wildlife habitat, marking timber for fuels management, and GPS data collecting. Primary duties of the Beaver-Dam Crew Leader (BD-CL) include assuring the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects, on-site management of a crew, maintenance of crew dynamics to insure a high level of crew functioning and the delivery of the full range of MCC program components. The BD-CL works under the supervision of the Regional Program Manager. The BD-CL ensures that MCC policies and procedures are followed by all Members on the crew. This position is based in Helena, and will focus on season-long implementation of In-Stream Beaver-Dam analogs in rural parts of Central and Eastern Montana.

BD-Leaders understand that commitment, flexibility and self-motivation are integral to maintaining the high expectations placed upon them. They are creative in their approach to problem solving and motivating others, and are invested in the idea that their personal development and growth as a leader are most fully realized when used in service to their crews, their communities and the environment. This position offers a unique opportunity to engage with rural communities in Montana.

Qualifications

Minimum age of 21
US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident
Previous leadership experience, skills and training, preferably in a corps, or similar setting
Willing to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid(WAFA)/CPR training
Effective written and oral communication skills
Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a motor vehicle records check and become insurable to MCC criteria
Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History check

Salary

$837 biweekly AmeriCorps Living Stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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