GAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND HELP PROTECT AND PRESERVE MONTANA’S
Primary duties of the Big Sky Watershed 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 and the Big Sky Watershed Corps
Program Manager to ensure successful completion of program objectives. The
CM is an AmeriCorps Member and is entitled to the benefit package offered to
all AmeriCorps Members
BSWC members develop projects to protect local water resources, such as
watershed inventories, stream and riparian restoration, re-vegetation
projects, drought planning, water quality/quantity monitoring, riparian
fencing, river clean-ups, abandoned mine reclamation, and irrigation
improvements. BSWC members also promote watershed health and natural
resource conservation through outreach and education. They engage with local
communities through lessons in schools, community field days, workshops, and
trainings. They develop curriculum, focus on issues with local solutions,
implement outreach initiatives, and organize public meetings and events for
community stakeholders. BSWC members consistently engage volunteers for
training and events that relate to watershed health and protection. Members
also develop a skilled and influential recurring volunteer-base to support
Term of Service: 1/8/18-11/16/18
Living Stipend: $557 biweekly
Education Award: $5,815 upon successful completion of the program
. College degree (B.A./B.S.), preferably in watershed,
agriculture, environment, or education 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.
. Previous watershed-related experience, fieldwork, data
collection & analysis or plan development.
. Previous teaching or volunteer management experience.
. Proven ability to work with a diverse group of
. Work with Host Site staff to develop and implement
watershed-related field projects.
. Assist Host Site staff in the completion of watershed-related
. Recruit and manage volunteers on field and service projects;
ensure participant safety on all projects.
. Develop materials (brochures, posters, PowerPoint
presentations) to use in community presentations.
. Conduct community outreach to educate community stakeholders
about watershed-related issues.
. Work with schools and/or youth groups to develop field
projects or educational presentations.
. Maintain accurate personnel, safety and project records.
. Complete and submit required program reports in a timely
. Help complete and submit relevant grants.
. Help develop and write watershed-related plans, proposals and
The Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) is an AmeriCorps program created through
collaboration between the Montana Conservation Corps, the Montana Watershed
Coordination Council and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of
Montana. The BSWC utilizes community based initiatives to protect, preserve
and restore local watersheds throughout Montana.
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
Apply here: http://mtcorps.org/join/big-sky-watershed-corps-member/