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Montana Conservation Corps

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
Conservation Fellow

Deadline to apply :
06/21/2020

Town, City, Park, etc :
Missoula

State / Territory :
Idaho,Montana

Benefits :
Education Award,Public Land Corps Hiring Authority,Student Loan Forbearance

Organization/Program Description :

MCC’s Conservation Fellow (CF) program provides opportunities for young adults and recent college graduates to gain professional experience in a conservation-related field.  Conservation Fellows participate in a longer and more in-depth term of service at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across the region. The Conservation Fellow program is designed to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the professional experience of our members. Fellows are placed individually with a partner organization and work under the direct supervision of the Host Site Supervisor, while coordinating with MCC staff to ensure successful completion of the program objectives.  CFs serve on a variety of projects including GPS and GIS projects, river ranger patrols, wildlife/biology projects, habitat enhancement/restoration/planning, data collection and analysis, stakeholder outreach, education and engagement, trails/backcountry projects, research, and invasive species management.

Position Description :

The MCC Conservation Fellow works under the supervision of Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) staff and host site supervisors to complete MCC and partner projects.  Primary responsibilities of the position will be determined by individual host sites in collaboration with MCC, and will include assuring the successful completion of natural resource projects, delivery of MCC program components, and maintaining a positive working relationship with host sites, MCC, and the public. Conservation Fellows are required to participate in all elements of the MCC program to the best of their ability, meet AmeriCorps requirements, and be enrolled as an AmeriCorps member for the duration of the program. Conservation Fellows are responsible for keeping host site supervisors and MCC staff informed through bi-weekly paperwork.

Job Duties :
  • Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of MCC and host site supervisors/partners
  • Represent MCC and AmeriCorps by adhering to all policies and procedures and working in a safe manner
  • Demonstrate initiative to complete projects and assignments accurately with minimal supervision
  • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer at least once with a local non-profit or agency outside of MCC and host site organization
  • Promote a positive public image for MCC and host site by acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service
Requirements :
  • Recent college graduate preferred (can graduate in May of 2020)
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Willingness to work long hard hours in all weather conditions
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, as determined by the host site and MCC
  • Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, housing, and trainings
Contact Information :

For further questions, please contact Montana Conservation Corps at [email protected] or 1-406-587-4475.