Big Sky Watershed Corps Member

  • Montana Conservation Corps
  • Aug 02, 2022
Internship- Paid Climate Change/ Resiliency Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation Sustainability Training Water Quality

Job Description

Who We Are  

We’re passionate about the land and water and work hard to make sure it’s healthy and available for  future generations. The Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) Program is designed to meet these goals by  placing young professionals with partners throughout Montana. The program works with nearly one  hundred different partners (host sites) including federal/state agencies, Tribal Nations, Conservation  Districts, nonprofits, and other community-based conservation organizations to create community-based  initiatives to protect, preserve and restore local watersheds.  

The program is an AmeriCorps program and offered through a partnership of Montana Conservation  Corps, Montana Watershed Coordination Council and Montana Association of Conservation Districts.  

The BSWC - AmeriCorps Member Opportunity  

The BSWC program is seeking passionate individuals who are looking to gain experience in the natural resources while making a measurable impact in communities throughout Montana. If you are interested  in project design and implementation, community outreach and education, volunteer generation and  management: we want to hear from you!  

Primary duties of the BSWC Member include: 

Assist host site staff in the development and implementation of watershed-related plans and  reports.  

Perform watershed-related field collections and monitoring.  

Recruit and manage volunteers on field and service projects; ensure participant safety on all  projects. 

Develop materials (brochures, posters, PowerPoint slides) to use in community presentations.  

Conduct educational community outreach. 

Coordinate with schools and/or youth groups to develop educational class and/or field projects. 

Complete and submit required program reports in a timely manner.  

Support with grant applications and reporting. 

Program Benefits:  

Multiple program trainings in topics such as GIS, community outreach & education, surface  water collection and monitoring, irrigation structures, mesic restoration, data management and  grant writing/management. 

Opportunities to network with and shadow experts in the natural resource profession.  

Supportive coaching staff invested in your success. 

Community and connection with other program participants.  

Free access to mental health counseling, medical advocacy, financial assistance, legal assistance,  and life coaching.

Health insurance provided at no cost to you. 

An education award of $6,945 upon successful completion of the program. 

● Biweekly living stipend of $800 

Minimum Qualifications: 

U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien. 

College degree (B.A./B.S.), preferably in a natural resource related field. 

Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a motor vehicle records check, and ability to provide  personal transportation to worksites, housing and trainings. 

Committed to completing full term length: 1/9/2023 - 11/17/2023. 

Desired Experience: 

Previous watershed-related experience, including fieldwork, data collection and analysis, or plan  development. 

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. 

The BSWC program term dates are January 9th – November 17th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling  basis. Position interviews will begin the last week of August. 

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. 

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, or otherwise  participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 

APPLICATON & MORE INFO AT: programs/big-sky-watershed-corps.html 

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.

Job Level



Nonprofit- NGO


$1,600 p/month AmeriCorps living stipend with benefits

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