Big Sky Watershed Corps – AmeriCorps (Field work in Montana

Date: Fri,  7 Aug 2020 17:06:13

From: Bryan Wilson <>

Subject: Big Sky Watershed Corps – AmeriCorps



âÂ-        The Big Sky Watershed Corps provides professional training in

fundraising, education/outreach, technical skills, certification in ArcGIS

and Project WET, irrigation/agricultural training,  project management and

so much moreâÂEUR¦

âÂ-        The program also has a *96% professional job placement rate* after

members successfully complete a term of service



*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 Staff 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 and improve

landscapes, such as watershed inventories, stream and riparian restoration,

re-vegetation projects, drought planning, climate adaptation plans,

sustainability initiatives, water quality/quantity monitoring, riparian

fencing, river clean-ups, abandoned mine reclamation, habitat and wildlife

enhancement, irrigation improvements and much more. 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 local


*Term of Service:* 1/11/2021-11/19/2021

*Living Stipend:* $635 biweekly;

*Health Insurance:* Provided at no cost;

*Education Award:* $6,095 upon successful completion of the program

*Member Assistance Program:* Free access to confidential mental health

services, medical advocacy, financial assistance, legal assistance, life

coaching and moreâÂEUR¦


âÂEUR¢             Work with Host Site staff to develop and implement

watershed-related field projects.

âÂEUR¢             Assist Host Site staff in the completion of watershed-related


âÂEUR¢             Recruit and manage volunteers on field and service projects;

ensure participant safety on all projects.

âÂEUR¢             Develop materials (brochures, posters, PowerPoint

presentations) to use in community presentations.

âÂEUR¢             Conduct community outreach to educate community stakeholders

about watershed-related issues.

âÂEUR¢             Work with schools and/or youth groups to develop field

projects or educational presentations.

âÂEUR¢             Maintain accurate personnel, safety and project records.

âÂEUR¢             Complete and submit required program reports in a timely


âÂEUR¢             Help complete and submit relevant grants.

âÂEUR¢             Help develop and write watershed-related plans, proposals and


*Required Qualifications:*

âÂEUR¢             College degree (B.A./B.S.), preferably in watershed,

agriculture, environment, or education related field.

âÂEUR¢             Effective written and oral communication skills.

âÂEUR¢             Valid driverâÂEURÂ(tm)s license, access to a vehicle, ability to pass

a motor vehicle records check, US Citizenship or ability to work in the US.

âÂEUR¢             Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and

the environment.

âÂEUR¢             Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites,

housing, and trainings.

*Preferred Qualifications/Experience*

âÂEUR¢             Previous watershed-related experience, fieldwork, data

collection & analysis or plan development.

âÂEUR¢             Previous teaching or volunteer management experience.

âÂ-                    Ability to work with and build consensus among diverse


âÂ-                    Open and adaptable to new environments, different

perspectives and rural communities.

âÂ-                    Previous work or volunteer experience with local

stakeholder, watershed or natural resource groups.

*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. *

*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.*




*Or at: *;;sdata=OumWtoICpTax97%2B2Y18FPwj%2BgbygZQLaucAj7rlEGuw%3D&amp;reserved=0

Bryan Wilson | Director-Individual Placement Programs | Montana

Conservation Corps | 206 N Grand Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715 | Office:

406.587.4475 | Cell: 330.242.4482 | |;;sdata=sXnIBldMNbK0K1YHEToFgQvKUJXacODMs0LU3rtnK7U%3D&amp;reserved=0

*Montana Conservation Corps inspires young people through hands-on

conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land and engaged

citizens who improve their communities.*