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Program Manager - Two positions available

This is full-time position based in Bozeman or Missoula, Montana respectively. Interested applicants must specify which position they are applying for in the subject line of their submission.

Closing date: Open until filled
Salary: $30,000 - $35,000 DOE
Start date: TBD upon hiring of successful candidate

Electronic versions are strongly preferred:
Email: apply@mtcorps.org

Fax: 406-587-2606
Mail: Montana Conservation Corps
C/O Program Manager
206 N Grand Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715

About Montana Conservation Corps:
The mission of Montana Conservation Corps is to inspire young people through hands-on conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land, and engaged citizens who improve their communities. Montana’s 27 million acres of public lands afford MCC a unique opportunity—to bring together young people for leadership development in the outdoors while addressing priority needs for the public good. By weaving together leadership development and skills training with hands-on service in the outdoors, MCC helps young people develop vital competencies that build a foundation for achieving success, an affinity and aptitude for being in the outdoors, and an energetic and motivated workforce. In turn, MCC participants perform substantial work that provides lasting benefit for public lands. For more information, visit us at http://www.mtcorps.org.

Summary Statement: The Program Manager (PM) staff position is responsible for the internal operations and day-to-day management of MCC programs and participants within a region. Primary duties include the supervision of regional coordinators, implementation and quality monitoring and reporting of all MCC programs operating within the region, oversight of member and leader progress toward completion of program objectives, compliance with all MCC policies, procedures, and protocols, and adherence to safety and administrative standards. The Program Manager works under the supervision of the Regional Director and must develop and maintain a good working relationship with crew leaders and members, project partners, community partners, and all MCC offices. This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations.     

Supervisory Duties:

  • Provide direct supervision to regional Field Coordinators including ongoing training, feedback, and periodic written evaluation of performance. 
  • Ensure high quality implementation of MCC programming; is familiar with MCC program objectives as well as education and training curriculum.
  • Oversee and monitor crew performance and productivity in the field.
  • Instill a culture of professionalism and caring, cultivate safety awareness within crews; ensure compliance with MCC policies and safety standards within all crews.
  • Provide fair and appropriate discipline for Coordinators, Leaders/Members as needed to maintain high functioning crews and strong morale throughout the region.
  • Provide leadership and counseling support to crews and individual participants.

Program Duties:

  • Set appropriate standards for participant development; ensure high quality delivery of programming resulting in tangible, documented improvement in participant performance
  • Design, organize and implement regional trainings as determined by regional and statewide program teams
  • Develop statewide member development resources
  • Monitor and assist members in achieving program objectives and individual goals
  • Oversee the interviewing and selection of crew leaders and corps members
  • Monitor and oversee participant wellness (medical screening, workers compensation, light duty, physicians medical release)
  • Monitor regional tool cache and vehicle fleet maintenance
  • Aid in the development of community projects and generation of volunteers for those projects
  • Assist with implementation of special initiatives, projects, and specialized programs
  • Assist with project information sheets and project coordination when necessary/appropriate
  • Attend and support statewide trainings when requested

Administrative Support

  • Monitor the timely submission and quality of all crew paperwork; including timesheets, field reports, incident reports, partner evaluations, project accomplishments, sponsor evaluations, project accomplishments, and performance evaluations
  • Monitor the accuracy and updating of regional tracking systems
  • Manage, track, and ensure compliance with regional training budget 
  • Participate in statewide staff and peer meetings; participate in staff teams as needed
  • Participate in emergency on-call schedule 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university or equivalent work experience
  • Previous supervision experience
  • Strong interpersonal and administrative skills
  • Three years of experience in youth development, outdoor recreation, education, or natural resource work
  • Relevant technical skills including trail maintenance and construction, chainsaw use and maintenance, fencing, stream bank restoration, Leave No Trace, back country travel
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • A valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required
  • Current Advanced First-Aid certification desire

About Bozeman, Montana
Bozeman is known for outdoor recreation and a high quality of life, as demonstrated by its top rankings in magazines like Outside, National Geographic Adventurer, Powder Magazine, and Fly Rod and Reel. When you fly in over the Bridger Range or drive into the valley and find yourself surrounded by mountains, it's easy to understand why people want to live, work and play here. Add the culture amenities of a local symphony and ballet, the vibrancy of a college community, and an energetic downtown, Bozeman is the complete package. For more information, visit http://www.bozeman.net, www.bozemandailychronicle.com, and http://www.montana.edu.

About Missoula, Montana
Nestled in the Northern Rockies of Montana, surrounded by seven wilderness areas and at the confluence of three rivers, Missoula is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. You can kayak, raft or tube through downtown or take a relaxing hike in 60,000 acres of wilderness minutes from your hotel. Missoula is known for its blue-ribbon trout fishing (made famous by A River Runs Through It) and spectacular natural beauty. The outdoor recreational opportunities are limitless. Missoula is also a regional destination for shopping and dining, featuring three distinct shopping districts and an abundance of restaurants, cafes, coffee houses and breweries with something to fit all budgets and palates. Known for its eclectic culture, visitors will find this arts and cultural hub filled with a seeming endless array of arts and entertainment events. Think symphony, theatre, film festivals, and author’s readings at independent bookstores, college sports, ballet, opera and roller derby. And we proudly live our history – Native American and Lewis & Clark to Smokejumpers and Glacial Lake Missoula.

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Administrative Assistant

The Montana Conservation Corps is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant. The position is a regular full-time non-exempt position and based in our Bozeman state office. Hourly rate of $ 11.50. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to wendy@mtcorps.org.  

Summary Statement: The Administrative Assistant is responsible for the front office management of the MCC state office. Duties include oversight of information flow; the maintenance, collection and distribution of information for the MCC state and regional office. The Administrative Assistant is the first contact between the MCC and the general public and is responsible to project a positive image. Primary responsibilities include:

Front Office Management

  • Greet and assist visitors and route to appropriate party
  • Answer telephones in a professional demeanor, provide accurate information to callers, or route to appropriate party
  • Maintain phone system, including checking messages daily and update outgoing message as needed
  • Organize general office tidiness, clean up and recycling, delegate monthly responsibilities to staff
  • Maintain adequate office supplies for the staff and order additional items as needed
  • Ensure adequate postage for general office use on both postage machine and stamps as needed
  • Coordinate needed building maintenance with landscapers, electricians, and plumbers
  • Responsible for proper mail routing including morning distribution and outgoing mail evening drop off
  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot phone system, copier, printer, postage machine and fax machine
  • Oversee paper flow to and from state office including regular mailings to regional offices

Information Management

  • Perform routine back up of file server
  • Oversee paper flow to and from state office including regular mailings to regional offices
  • Maintain adequate office supplies for the staff and order additional items as needed
  • Maintain filing system of project files, timesheets, administrative files, sponsor files, volunteer files, and crew files
  • Database Sponsor Evaluations, Project Accomplishments, and other project paperwork
  • Database member timesheet hours in Access and Excel
  • Database Volunteer information, hours and surveys into Access and surveymonkey.com
  • Database Youth Crew timesheets, exit paperwork, and surveys in Access and surveymonkey.com
  • Review and correct data, perform data entry,  and general troubleshooting of Access database
  • Assist Program Director with data entry and data assessment tools in Excel, Access and surveymonkey.com
  • Review completed member files for accuracy and compliance with hiring standards
  • Assist Director of Development and Partnerships with fundraiser mailings
  • Assist with exiting Americorps and Youth Crew members and leaders
  • Order stationary and business cards for state and regional staff

Administrative Duties

  • Maintain updated agency forms online file system on sugarsync.  Coordinate updating forms on an annual basis
  • Maintain incoming check log, restrictively endorsee incoming checks, prepare and perform deposits
  • Enter donors and donations into Access database and generate recognition letters for Director of Development
  • Assist with editing and proofreading agency documents and publications including manuals and funder reports
  • Prepare and mail Board of Director meeting materials professionally packaged for each Board meeting
  • Arrange logistics and when needed attend Board meetings and take meeting minutes
  • Respond to requests for member application information via email or phone inquiries

Qualifications

  • Able to communicate effectively both orally and written. 
  • Detail oriented and able to multi-task.Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a variety of people
  • Proficient computer and administrative skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Internet
  • Able to quickly write routine correspondence, reports and memoranda
  • A valid driver’s license

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