Senior Crew Leader

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 Senior Crew Leader’s (SCL) responsibilities include training of Field Leaders, field visitation and logistical support to help ensure the successful completion of MCC projects and programming, and logistical support to ensure regional operations run smoothly. The SCL, under the supervision of the Program Manager, works with regional staff and must maintain communication between the office and the field. The SCL helps ensure that MCC policies and procedures are followed by all participants while maintaining a good working relationship with project partners. The SCL will be called upon to lead or join an existing crew when necessary. The SCL is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered to all AmeriCorps members. 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. Serving as a SCL means having passion for service to others, for wild lands and wild places, and for personal growth.

SCLs understand that commitment, flexibility and self-motivation are integral to maintaining the high expectations placed upon them. They use their training, experience and commitment to facilitate their crew’s development. They are creative in their approach to problem solving and motivating others, and are invested in the idea that their personal growth as a leader is most fully realized when used in service to their crews, their communities and the environment.

Qualifications

• High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
• US Citizenship or ability to work legally in the US
• Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
• Ability to eventually hike 3-20 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 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 10 days at a time
• Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

Desired Additional Qualifications:
• Minimum age of 21 years old on the start date of the program (in order to drive MCC vehicles)
• Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check

Salary

$862 biweekly AmeriCorps Living Stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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