Location: Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula, MT
Program Dates: February 3 through November 4, 2020
Living Allowance: $725 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $6,095 upon completion of the program
Primary duties of the Senior Expedition Leader (SEL) include training of Expedition, Youth and Field Crew Leaders, field visitation and logistical support to help insure the successful completion of MCC youth projects and programming, and logistical support to ensure regional operations run smoothly. The SEL, under the supervision of the Youth Program Manager, works with all regional staff and must maintain communication between the office and the field. The SEL helps ensure that MCC policies and procedures are followed by all members and leaders while establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with project partners, parents/guardians, and community organizations. The SEL will be called upon to lead or join an existing crew when necessary. The SEL is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members. This is not a 9-5 job, rather a commitment to service and an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected. SELs must be self-motivated and flexible in order to meet the changing needs of the position. This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations.
Senior Expedition leaders will have the opportunity to earn certifications such as Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Chainsaw and Crosscut certifications, and participation in workshops such as Facilitative Leadership, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Managing Behavior Using Restorative Justice. The SEL will apply their skills and knowledge in the mentoring and support of Expedition Leaders and Youth participants.