Exciting opportunity to join MCC as the Program Manager in our Central Divide office. This is a predominantly administrative position with opportunities during the field season to get out in the field with overnight travel to remote outdoor locations. The Program Manager is responsible for program implementation including MCC's Leadership Development Program, completion of program objectives, and compliance with MCC policies and protocols. This position has direct supervision of staff members and Americorps program participants and also works closely with other staff, project partners, and community partners.
The Regional Program Manager (PM) staff position is responsible for the internal operations and day-to-day management of Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) field programs and participants within a region, including the supervision of regional Field Coordinators, and field program participants. Primary duties include the implementation, quality monitoring and reporting of all MCC field programs operating within the region, oversight of member and leader progress toward completion of program objectives, compliance with all MCC policies, procedures, protocols, and adherence to safety and administrative standards. The Program Manager must develop and maintain a good working relationship with Crew Leaders and Members, project partners, community partners, regional and statewide staff.
Health and Dental Insurance
- 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
- Work with the statewide Program Manger team to create and maintain statewide participant development resources
- Ensure high quality implementation of MCC programming; thorough knowledge of MCC program objectives as well as education and training curriculum
- Oversee the interviewing and selection of Crew Leaders and Crew Members
- Monitor and oversee participant wellness through medical screening during onboarding, workers compensation support and light-duty options for injuries, etc.
- Monitor regional tool/gear caches and vehicle fleet maintenance
- Aid in the development of MCC-hosted community projects and generation of volunteers for those projects
- Demonstrate an ability to work across differences to promote inclusion of all staff, participants and partners
- Collaborate within region to support implementation of all programs, special initiatives and projects as requested (veterans, interns, tribal, etc.)
- Assist with Project Information Sheets and project coordination when necessary/appropriate
- Attend and support statewide trainings when requested
- Instill a culture of inclusion, caring and professionalism, cultivate safety awareness within crews; ensure compliance with MCC policies and safety standards within all crews
- Provide leadership and coordinate appropriate levels of counseling support to crews and individual participants
- Monitor the timely submission and quality of all crew paperwork; including programmatic evaluations, Timesheets, Crew Reports, Incident Reports, Workers Compensation, Partner Evaluations, Project Accomplishments, and participant 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 an emergency on-call schedule
- Provide direct training and supervision to regional Field Coordinators and field program participants, including ongoing professional development, feedback, and periodic written evaluation of performance
- Implement fair and appropriate discipline and behavior management for Coordinators, Leaders/Members as needed to maintain high functioning crews and strong morale throughout the region
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent work experience
- Previous supervision experience
- Strong interpersonal and administrative skills, ability to effectively communicate through written word and orally
- 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 and back country travel
- Ability to be away on overnight trips for up to a week at a time, often camping in a tent
- Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, cloud-based collaborative systems, as well as G Suite for businesses
- Minimum age of 21
- A valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check and ability to be insurable per MCC parameters
- Current Wilderness Advanced First-Aid/CPR certification required, advanced levels of First-Aid preferred
- Ability to pass a Criminal History Check
MCC seeks to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of staff and participants, while continuing to identify and reduce barriers to being involved in our organization and programs. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.
While this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position, it is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All Montana Conservation Corps positions may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.