Environment Team Leader Training
Full time, 40+ hours a week, Monday – Friday with weekends off (February through April), 10 days (Monday – Wednesday), followed by 4 days off (Month of May). Overnights and weekends required.
Full time, 40+ hours a week, 7:00am – 4:30pm, for 9 days (Monday – Tuesday), followed by 5 days off OR Monday – Friday with weekends off. It is typical to have a mixed schedule, and each team has a unique project and travel schedule. Overnights, weekends, and two mandatory Team Leader Meeting days required.
Members of Team Leader Training will participate in leadership skills development, covering essential hard and soft skills, and will complete conservation projects as part of a team of fellow Team Leader-trainees.
Once the field season starts, a successful member of Team Leader Training will assume the key responsibilities of a MCC Field Team Leader. This role provides direct leadership, mentorship, and teaching for an MCC field team during the summer and fall field seasons. You can expect to work on physically challenging conservation projects in any kind of weather, gaining hands on experience in the groundwork of stewardship.
The Team Leader position requires mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Team Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the team.
MCC Team Leaders perform many roles, and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with the opportunity for enormous rewards.
Team Leader Trainees will:
• Participate in and learn how to facilitate job readiness training
• Learn all aspects of trail construction and rehabilitation.
• Adhere to the MCC safety rules and guidelines.
• Adhere to the MCC Code of Conduct, and all guidelines set forth in member agreement and MCC Handbook.
• Adhere to the MCC drug free workplace policy.
• Submit paperwork in a timely manner
• Represent, in a professional and supportive manner, the MCC, to the public and media.
• Live cooperatively with other members during training and service sessions. Willingly perform joint living tasks, such as cooking and cleaning and maintaining hygiene (Not to be counted as direct service hours).
• Build new trails and rehabilitate existing trails
o Build bridges, wooden ladders, retaining walls, etc.
o Construct rock water bars, retaining walls, causeways, stone steps, etc.
o Clear trails (cut and haul brush, dig to mineral soil, pull stumps, etc.)
o Other tread way work (crush rock, haul gravel)
• Assume the key responsibilities of a MCC Field Team Leader, upon the successful completion of team leader training. See Team Leader position for full details
• Attend training, such as: Wilderness First Responder, Mental Health First Aid, chainsaw safety training, Griphoist operations, building with stone, introduction to power tools, camping skills, introduction to trail design and layout, leadership workshops, harassment awareness, inclusivity training, non-violent communication, project planning.
• Attend member orientation training, such as: AmeriCorps training, Inclusivity training, communication and conflict resolution workshops, job readiness
• Participate in ongoing training such as: resume writing, job search components, appropriate workplace behaviors, interview skills
• Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
• Willingness and physical ability to serve on a variety of conservation projects, which will include using power and hand tools
• Heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds
• Serving on trails with steep or uneven terrain
• Serving in extremes of heat or cold, as well as being exposed to biting and stinging insects
• Serving, eating, and camping outdoors in all weather conditions
• Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often carrying heavy gear and tools
• Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team
• Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable
• Responsible and reliable
• Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training
• The ability to operate a MCC vehicle to transport members and gear to and from project sites
This position requires serving in adverse weather conditions, including cold, rain, hot, and humid, exposure to biting and stinging insects, hiking with all tools and gear over difficult terrain, and sleeping in tents. This position should be viewed not as a traditional job, but as an experience where long hours and extended time away from home, often in remote locations, are to be expected.
• Must be eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award
• High School diploma or equivalent
• Must be at least 21 years old
• Must be a US Citizen
• Must submit to criminal and sex offender background checks
• One season of outdoor living experience
Paid leadership training – Team Leader Training Members are 450 hour AmeriCorps members who will receive a weekly living stipend of $250 (less taxes) as well as housing during training. Other benefits include health insurance, a wide range of training and networking opportunities, pro-deals, a Maine State Park Pass, and an education award of $1,566.14. Some members may also be eligible for student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement.
How to ApplyApply Here by November 25th, 2018, and send a copy of your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted with further instructions to complete the application process. For all other inquiries contact: Maine Conservation Corps 124 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 207-624-6085
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