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14 Feb 2022

Youth Outdoor Programs Manager – Big Sur Land Trust

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Big Sur Land Trust (BSLT) is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire love of land across generations, conservation of our unique Monterey County landscapes, and access to outdoor experiences for all. Founded in 1978, our legacy includes conserving over 40,000 acres and increasing access to public parklands throughout Monterey County. Our work promotes:

• Healthy Lands: Conserving and caring for the magnificent natural landscapes, habitats, and waterways of our region to ensure a sustainable future.
• Healthy People: Providing opportunities for all who live in and visit Monterey County to experience the healthful benefits associated with access to parks and open spaces, fresh food, clean air and water, and a deep connection to nature.
• Healthy Communities: Engaging in partnerships where conservation and civic participation increase community vitality, economic prosperity, and social equity.

About Youth Outdoor Programs
In many of our communities, various barriers prevent youth from spending time outdoors in the awe-inspiring landscapes of our county. BSLT’s Youth Outdoor Programs were developed to increase equitable, inclusive nature access and decrease barriers for participation in nature immersion programming. Youth Outdoor Programs nurture an enduring bond to the natural world and a sense of belonging in wilderness spaces while promoting positive personal development and resilience. Big Sur Land Trust seeks to increase the representation of people of color and individuals from low-income communities in nature-related recreation and career fields. The Youth Outdoor Programs continuum includes day camps and multi-day/overnight camps on Big Sur Land Trust properties; a Youth Leadership Series, offering paid professional experiences for camp alumni; and Nature at Home programming, offering activities that highlight the presence of nature in our everyday lives regardless of where we live. Through these diverse experiences, BSLT’s Youth Outdoor Programs awaken creativity and spark curiosity, while developing a rising generation of leaders with a strong conservation and stewardship ethic who advocate for themselves and their communities’ needs.

Partner-Based Programs
Big Sur Land Trust partners with value-aligned community organizations, schools, and youth clubs to serve Monterey County youth from low-income households, youth of color, youth who identify as LGBTQIA+, and youth who otherwise experience access barriers and/or are new to outdoor experiences.

General Description
Under the direction of the Director of Community Programs, the Youth Outdoor Programs Manager is responsible for the overall planning, administration, operations, and implementation of the wide range of BSLT’s Youth Outdoor Program activities. This position will supervise one full-time Youth Outdoor Programs Field Lead and oversee the recruitment, training, and leadership development of seasonal support teams (BSLT youth leaders and camp alumni ages 15-19). Additionally, this position supports grant research, writing and reporting relevant to Youth Outdoor Programs and offers general assistance for organizational events, hikes, and community engagement functions as needed.

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