Field Coordinator - Staff full time

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

The Field Coordinator (FC) staff position is responsible for the regional coordination and logistical support of all Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) field-based activities. Primary duties include direct support and mentoring of Crew Leaders and Crew Members for adult, youth and specialty programs, with emphasis on the development and delivery of technical skills training, technical and logistical coordination for MCC crews in the field, as well as shared monitoring and implementation of MCC’s leadership development program and administrative components. Additional activities will include teaching and modeling fundamental skills to participants, field visitation to help ensure the successful and safe completion of MCC projects, and ensuring compliance with MCC policies and procedures. The FC is supervised by the Regional Program Manager and is expected to maintain good communication between all MCC offices, project partners and crews.

Qualifications

• At least two years of college or military experience, or equivalent work experience
• Minimum age of 21
• Previous leadership experience, skills, or training
• Previous experience teaching, leading, or training groups of young adults
• Current Wilderness Advanced First-Aid/CPR certification required; or willing to obtain
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a team, and able to balance responsibilities to competing priorities
• Possess relevant technical skills including, but not limited to, trail maintenance and construction, crosscut and chainsaw use and maintenance, fencing, stream bank restoration, backcountry travel and other natural resource work. Applicant should also possess experience with a wide range of power and hand tools
• Sawyer skills necessary to obtain operator certification at, or above, B-Sawyer Felling and Bucking level
• Ability to be away working long hours on overnight trips for up to two weeks at a time, often camping in a tent
• Experience with Microsoft Suite, cloud-based collaborative systems, and G Suite
• Ability to pass a Criminal History Check
• A valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check and ability to be insurable per MCC parameters
• Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in terrain that can be steep, rocky or uneven, often wearing a 60lb backpack and carrying tools
• Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly; use hand and power tools

Salary

$18 p/hour w/ benefits; overtime eligible

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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Interviews begin 11/8/22

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