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SWANA’s Young Professional Open Positions

We know you’re busy. But there are a variety of opportunities for you to get involved in SWANA’s Young Professionals (YP) group that don’t require a huge time commitment. From simply networking with other YPs to meeting established solid waste professionals to volunteering your time and talents to the YP group, we offer it all.

Want to get involved? See current YP Volunteer Opportunities below and contact SWANA’s YP Group Staff Liaison, Shelby Truxon, to ask questions and get started.


Technical Division Young Professionals Representative (TDYPR) Positions

The following TDYPR positions are open:

If you are:

  1. 35 or under and a Solid Waste Association of North America YP member
  2. Must be a member of the listed Technical Division
  3. Interested in expanding your career, industry involvement, and making a difference in SWANA by becoming the TDYPR of either of these Technical Divisions

The TDYPR will be in charge of:

  • Representing the interests of the YP Group to the Division
  • Representing the interests of the Division to the YP Group
  • Increasing efforts of Division to attract more YPs to the Division and associated committees
  • Attending the Division meetings held at the LF Symposium/NAWTEC and WASTECON
  • Attending Division Steering Committee quarterly teleconferences
  • Providing a committee report at each meeting and teleconference
  • Being the liaison with all other Division committees to provide a YP perspective
  • Being the liaison with the YP Steering Committee
  • Being an active member of at least one Division Committee

Please submit your application to Sue Bumpous at sbumpous@swana.org. Include a brief description what you have done professionally, involvement you have had with SWANA and/or the Division, and what you would like to accomplish in the Division if you were elected Division YP Rep. Attach a professional photo that is 1MB or larger.


Open YP Regional Rep and Chapter Liaison Positions

SWANA YP Regional Rep* and Chapter Liaison** positions provide critical volunteer opportunities for members looking to engage in SWANA initiatives designed to help develop, recruit, and educate Young Professionals across the country.

Please contact SWANA’s YP Group Staff Liaison, Shelby Truxon, to ask questions and get started.

Open Positions

Region Open Positions
Region 1 Chapter Liaison in Northern California Gold Rush Chapter (Click here to apply »)
Region 2 Chapter Liaison in New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter (Click here to apply »)
Region 3 All positions filled
Region 4 Region Representative (Click here to apply »)
Chapter Liaison in Alabama Chapter, Louisiana Solid Waste Association, and Mississippi Magnolia Chapter (Click here to apply »)
Region 5 Region Representative (Click here to apply »)
Region 6 All positions filled
Region 7 All positions filled
Region 8 Region Representative (Click here to apply »)
Region 9 Region Representative (Click here to apply »)
Region 10 Region Representative (Click here to apply »)
Region 11 Region Representative (Click here to apply »)
Chapter Liaison in Alaska Chapter & Oregon Beaver Chapter (Click here to apply »)
Region 12 All positions filled
Region 13 Region Representative (Click here to apply »)
Chapter Liaison in Atlantic Canada Chapter (Click here to apply »)

*YP Regional Representative Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinating YP Chapter Liaisons
  • Reporting needs and information to YP Steering Committee
  • Implement the YP Action Plan on a local level

**YP Chapter Liaison Primary Responsibilities

  • Reporting needs and information to YP Regional Representative
  • Recruiting support
  • Growing YP Chapter contact list
  • Developing networking programs
  • Creating opportunities for learning
  • Advocating for local YPs