The Wilderness Society (TWS) is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Representative for Youth Programs.
As you may know, TWS works to connect people to public lands through its People Outdoors Program. One focus area of this program is connecting young people to the outdoors. We want young people to have transformative experiences on America’s public lands that instill a love for the outdoors that continues throughout their lives.
Toward that end, TWS is launching a new Youth in Wilderness program in 2018. TWS seeks an individual to develop, lead and grow our Youth in Wilderness program. As the Senior Representative for Youth Programs, you will work with TWS’ partner organizations across the country to design and implement outdoor programs for youth ages 13-18. These programs will combine immersive multiday outdoor experiences with education about the history and value of public lands and how to advocate for them. Through these programs, you will provide young people with wilderness experiences and engage them with public lands issues, helping to build the next generation of public lands stewards. This program will engage a diverse group of youth from different socioeconomic and racial backgrounds, helping advance TWS’ goal of making the outdoors more inclusive and fostering a more diverse community of recreation enthusiasts.
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