Team Leader begin a term of service as 450 hour AmeriCorps members in February, completing a 15 week training program. Successful completion of training will qualify them to lead a MCC field team. Members will learn hard and soft skills associated with creating and rehabilitating sustainable trails, as well as mentoring field team members.
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 the training program, will assume the key responsibilities of a MCC Field Team Leader. This role provides direct leadership, mentorship, and teaching for an MCC field team from June to October. 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 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 provides opportunity for enormous rewards.
Community Need Addressed
Team Leader training prepares individuals to transition into a leadership role within our organization. Leaders are responsible for the personal and professional development of their team members, increasing their chances for gaining meaningful employment once they leave our program. Our program serves communities in Maine, creating opportunities for all to enjoy the states natural areas.
-Increase future opportunities for Team Leaders is training, as well as the Team Members they will later mentor
-Accomplish meaningful conservation projects throughout the state of Maine
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Team Leaders receive a weekly living allowance of $250 (before taxes) during training, housing is also provided at this time. Success is the training program deems trainees eleigible for Team Leader roles, with a weekly living allowance of $440 (before taxes). The position offers a wide variety of training, networking opportunities, professional development, access to pro-deals and a Maine State Park Pass.
Credential or Certification
• Wilderness First Responder
• Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance Training
• Griphoist and Rigging Operations
• Mental Health First Aid
• Non-Violent Communication
• Hands on skills, such as – carpentry, stonework,
trails and tools, and camp life
• Interpersonal skills – Leadership styles, conflict
resolution, project planning
• Work Ready Training – Help with resumes,
Interviewing, and job searching
Skills you will gain
Project management, conflict resolution, leadership, mentoring, communication, problem solving, professionalism
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment