MCC’s Conservation Fellow (CF) program provides opportunities for recent college graduates to gain professional experience in a conservation-related field. Conservation Fellows participate in an extended and more in-depth term of service - 6 Months - at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across the region.
The Conservation Fellow program is designed to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the professional experience of our members. Fellows are placed individually with a partner organization and work under the direct supervision of the Host Site Supervisor, while coordinating with MCC staff to ensure successful completion of the program objectives. CFs serve on a variety of projects including GPS and GIS projects, river ranger patrols, wildlife/biology projects, habitat enhancement/restoration/planning, data collection and analysis, stakeholder outreach, education and engagement, trails/backcountry projects, research, and invasive species management.
Term Dates: 5/13/20 – 10/2/20
Living Allowance: $504 bi-weekly; Health Insurance at no cost
AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,360 upon successful completion of the program
Location: Varies based on host organization location
Application Deadline: February 16, 2020
- Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of MCC and host site supervisors/partners
- Represent MCC and AmeriCorps by adhering to all policies and procedures and working in a safe manner
- Demonstrate initiative to complete projects and assignments accurately with minimal supervision
- Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer at least once with a local non-profit or agency outside of MCC and host site organization
- Promote a positive public image for MCC and host site by acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
- Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service
- Maintain accurate records and paperwork as requested by host site and MCC
- Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork to host site and MCC in a timely manner
- High school degree or GED
- Minimum age of 18
- Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
- US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
- Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
- Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
- Willingness to work long hard hours in all weather conditions
- Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, as determined by the host site and MCC
- Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, housing, and trainings
- Bachelor’s Degree in natural resource, agriculture, education or conservation related field
- Previous conservation/agriculture related experience, fieldwork, data collection & analysis or plan development.
- Previous work or volunteer experience with local stakeholder, conservation or natural resource groups/agencies.
- 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.
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.