TWP Launches Leadership Fellows Program – Applications due April 15th

The Woods Project is excited to be accepting applications for its first ever Leadership Fellow position. The fellowship is a year-round paid position with generous benefits and the unique opportunity of working on a small team making big decisions. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about the inner workings of an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization and gain valuable experience while making an impact in our community, apply today to be a TWP fellow.

The year-long fellowship will expose the fellow to the unique experiences and challenges of managing a nonprofit organization. The fellow will work closely with TWP staff and will be expected to take on a broad range of responsibilities in this project-based fellowship. In addition to exposing fellows to several aspects of running a nonprofit organization, the fellowship will also take into consideration the fellow’s interests to help further shape their career and goals.

The fellow will earn a monthly stipend of $1,600 and will be eligible to receive a $5,000 education award to apply towards a student loan payment or towards future tuition upon successful completion of the fellowship.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Steve Rosencranz via email to Applications are due by April 15th.


  • Manage the after-school club program, including reviewing current curriculum, developing new lesson plans, teaching lessons and coordinating other club instructors
  • Assist with developing an alumni tracking plan, including outreach to TWP alumni and their families to find out what our alumni are accomplishing in the world
  • Assist with volunteer cultivation and management
  • Provide assistance with weekend and summer trip preparation, including everything from tracking down waivers to organizing applications to communicating with school partners
  • Assist with preparations for the annual Walk For The Woods Project event
  • Other duties as determined by fellow and TWP staff


  • Bachelor degree strongly preferred
  • Must love the outdoors/nature and be comfortable with outdoor equipment
  • Must be comfortable leading teambuilding activities and be passionate about working with low-income high school students
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Must be a self-starter and able to manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Previous experience with TWP strongly preferred
  • Bi-lingual -Spanish language strongly preferred
  • Available to start June 2014


  • $1,600 monthly stipend
  • $5,000 educational award redeemable upon completion of fellowship (to be applied to a student loan or to pay off future tuition incurred within 5 years of completing the fellowship)
  • Use of a laptop computer
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Health insurance available