Big Sky Watershed Corps No longer accepting applications for 2018

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. Participants focus on watershed research, planning and project implementation, watershed education and outreach, and community engagement. Big Sky Watershed Corps is offered through a partnership of Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, the Montana Watershed Coordination Council, and Montana Conservation Corps.

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 the BSWC Program Manager 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, and MCC staff.


  • $557 bi-weekly living stipend
  • $5,815.00 AmeriCorps education award upon completion of the program

Qualifications - Must Have

  • College degree, preferably in watershed, environment, education, soil, range and agricultural sciences, or a 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

Qualifications - Desired

  • 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

*Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and are an equal opportunity employer.*

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Position Calendar

Session Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Big Sky Watershed Corps Start Jan 8                   End Nov 16