NOW HIRING: Samuels Fellow – Communications & Marketing Position

Mission: To create wilderness education and exploration experiences that develop critical behaviors needed for disadvantaged students to achieve success in school and life.

Fellowship Term: September 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017 (with the ability to attend summer program)

Job Summary: The Communications and Marketing Fellow will help to implement communications and marketing strategies through print and electronic materials with a strong focus on social media.  Administration includes content strategy, developing brand awareness, blogging, generating inbound traffic and relationship cultivation.  He or She will also serve as a Club Leader teaching TWP’s school-based club curriculum which includes projects related to outdoor skills, environmental studies and leadership training.  Students learn everything from “Leave No Trace” principles to how to work as a team to conquer everyday challenges. Fellows are also responsible for helping to lead overnight weekend trips in the fall and spring with additional responsibilities; such as alumni and volunteer relations. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated have strong communication and social media skills, previous experience with and a desire for working with youth, a passion for the outdoors and will be a team player.

Compensation: Monthly stipend of $1,750 and eligibility to receive a $4,000 education award to apply towards a student loan payment or towards future tuition upon successful completion of the fellowship.

Communications Responsibilities:

  • Assist Operations Director in developing print and electronic materials including quarterly newsletters, annual reports, marketing/collateral materials and electronic communications including TWP website and new media.
  • Serve as a spokesperson with interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization.
  • Prioritize media/marketing opportunities in conjunction with Senior Staff and prepare talking points, presentations and other supporting material as needed.
  • Actively engage, cultivate and manage relationships to ensure coverage surrounding TWP programs, special events, public announcements and other projects.

Club and Weekend Responsibilities:

  • Club instructor utilizing TWP approved curriculum at school partner weekly club programs comprised of approximately 20 high school students.
  • Recruit, build and maintain a mentor relationship with students.
  • Collaborate on curriculum development to improve current lesson plans and create new ones to further TWP’s mission.
  • Engage students in local service/stewardship projects during club.
  • Introduce students to outdoor/environmental knowledge and life and leadership skills; and any unique expertise or skills that an instructor brings to the table.
  • Promote TWP weekend and summer trips at schools to recruit new students.
  • Take part in leadership of at least three weekend events in both spring and fall.
  • Oversee logistics of weekend events.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all TWP events, including fundraising and student centered events.
  • Develop strong relationships through frequent meetings with school leaders.
  • Insure that school partnerships proceed smoothly. Assist school’s leader with paperwork and trip sign-up.
  • Coordinate effectively with other TWP personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree required.
  • Knowledge of and interest in outdoor education and character development.
  • Experience working with youth as a mentor.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter and able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Passionate about the TWP mission and excited about participating in overnight weekend trips

To apply, send cover letter, resume and writing sample to and include “Communications and Marketing” in the subject line.