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[Image description: Three MCC Members are standing in a green field, holding structural additions to their project. They are in all of their work attire, including back packs and helmets. Behind them, sharp snow capped peaks jut out of the landscape.]

Young Adult Opportunities

Field Crew Leader and Assistant Field Crew Leader

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    Location: Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell and Helena
    Ages: 18-35
    Program Dates: 2/28/2022 - 10/21/2022
    Living Allowance: $837 biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,546.50 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

The best leaders put most of their time and energy into helping other people be more successful by making connections, giving feedback, and providing the resources people need. If this sounds like you, our Crew Leader opportunity is a good fit for you.  We will provide excellent leadership training, diversity training, technical training and more to help you gain confidence and be an amazing leader throughout your time with MCC and your life. Crew Leaders provide on-site management of a crew while also inspiring and encouraging their crew members. 

Each crew will consist of 4 members and 2 leader. Crews will work and camp for up to 10 days at a time in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions.  Each member will get basic first aid/CPR certifications and, more importantly, a professional stepping stone to agencies like BLM, Forest Service, and the Parks Service!

Leaders and their crews will camp for most of their term, often times in remote locations in varied terrain and in all weather conditions. Work may include building or maintaining trails, treating or removing invasive species, building fences, operating chainsaws to reduce wildfire risks by thinning trees, and  many other types of projects.  The Crew Leader is the primary in-field liaison between regional staff and the on-site project partner or technical advisor, who is typically an employee of the land management agency or group working with the crew. If people describe you as a good listener, having a positive attitude, genuinely caring about others and treating them with respect, encouraging, confident, and passionate, then you have found the opportunity for you so apply today!

"I have become more confident in giving direction to others, more prepared/organized in planning. I have gained confidence in my ability to lead others in difficult situations, learned to be more decisive, and considerate of the whole group."    MCC Crewleader