Senior Expedition 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 intention of this position is both to build organizational capacity and professional development for the applicant. Primary responsibilities of the Senior Expedition Leader (SEL) include supporting the development of Expedition Leaders, field visitation and logistical support to help ensure the successful completion of youth projects and programming, and to ensure daily regional operations. The Youth Program Coordinator will supervise and support this position as they work with crew leaders and staff. The SEL will maintain communication between the office and the field and often work independently. The SEL helps ensure that policies and procedures are followed by all members and leaders while establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with project partners, parents/guardians, and community organizations. In the event of a crew leader's absence, the SEL will be asked to lead or join an existing crew when necessary.

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 Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent 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
Experience working with youth
Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid. (Training offered by MCC)
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 1-26 days at a time
Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service
Passion for working with youth and the outdoors

Salary

$900 AmeriCorps biweekly living stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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