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11 Jan 2022

Temporary Senior Expedition Leader

Montana Conservation Corps – Posted by Anywhere

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Job Description

Location: Bozeman and Kalispell, MT


The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently accepting applications for Senior Expedition Leader positions!  Here at MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.  Leaders and their crews will camp while working on physically demanding and essential natural resource and conservation projects on some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Northern Rockies and Plains.  

As a Senior Expedition Leader, you will flow between the roles of teacher, mentor, and coach. You will work to help Expedition Leaders encourage youth in the worlds of conservation and stewardship. 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. 

Senior Expedition Leaders will have the opportunity to earn certifications such as Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Chainsaw and Crosscut certifications, and participation in workshops such as Facilitative Leadership, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and Managing Behavior Using Restorative Justice.  The SEL will apply their skills and knowledge in the mentoring and support of Expedition Leaders and Youth crew members.  If you are looking for something unique and want to make a positive impact on the environment and the next generation of land stewards, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

Location: Bozeman and Kalispell, MT

Program Dates: 3/28/2022- 08/26/2022

Living Allowance: $900 biweekly before taxes are taken out

AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,247.50 upon completion of the program

Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST

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 Available!

MCC is committed to being diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. We are working to reduce barriers to participating in our programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.


  • 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

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: AmeriCorps, climate change, conservation, Montana, and youth development. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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