Big Sky Watershed Corps is an AmeriCorps program that assists Montana’s watershed communities to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of young professionals. Primary duties of the Corps Member (CM) include working with the Host Site staff to complete tasks related to project design and implementation, community outreach and education, volunteer generation and management and reporting functions. The CM works under the direct supervision of the Host Site Supervisor but also coordinates with MCC staff to ensure successful completion of program objectives. The CM must establish and maintain a good working relationship with Host Site staff, community members and volunteers, MCC staff and BSWC Steering Committee. The CM is an AmeriCorps Member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps Members. This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations.
Living Stipend: $635 biweekly
Health Insurance: Provided at no cost
Member Assistance Program:Free access to confidential mental health services, medical advocacy, financial assistance, legal assistance, life coaching and more
AmeriCorps Education Award: $6,195 upon successful completion of the program
- Work with Host Site staff to develop and implement watershed-related field projects.
- Assist Host Site staff in the completion of watershed-related plans.
- Recruit and manage volunteers on field and service projects; ensure participant safety on all projects.
- Develop materials (brochures, posters, PowerPoint presentations) to use in community presentations.
- Conduct community outreach (events, newsletters, websites, etc) to educate community stakeholders about watershed-related issues.
- Work with schools and/or youth groups to develop field projects or educational presentations.
- Follow all BSWC, Host Site, MCC, and AmeriCorps policies and procedures.
- Participate fully in all elements of Host Site training and MCC programming.
- Develop local service projects as part of national service days; attend and assist in other MCC events.
- Help the Host Site Supervisor complete and submit non-federal grants
- Help develop and write watershed-relate plans, proposals and reports
- Maintain accurate personnel (timesheets, evaluations), safety and project (volunteer enrollment, participant evaluation, accomplishments) records.
- Complete and submit required monthly and quarterly program reports in a timely manner.
- College degree (B.A./B.S.), preferably in watershed, agriculture, environment, or education related field.
- Effective written and oral communication skills.
- Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, ability to pass a motor vehicle records check, US Citizenship or ability to work in the US.
- Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check.
- Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment.
- Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, housing, and trainings.
- Previous watershed-related experience, fieldwork, data collection & analysis or plan development.
- Previous work or volunteer experience with local stakeholder, watershed or natural resource groups.
- Previous teaching or volunteer management experience.
- Ability to work with and build consensus among diverse stakeholders.
- Open and adaptable to new environments, different perspectives and rural communities.