ASL Inclusion Coordinator in Tacoma, Washington

Job Details

  • Date Posted: January 4, 2023
  • Location: Tacoma, Washington
  • Company: Northwest Youth Corps
  • Salary: 41000.00
  • Housing Offered: No
  • Experience: Some experience needed

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  • Phone: (541) 654-4712
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  • Tacoma, Washington
  • 41000.00

Northwest Youth Corps

POSITION: ASL Inclusion Program Coordinator

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA, will require 35% travel including within OR and WA for remote training and field project locations,

BENFITS OVERVIEW: Personal Leave, Paid Holidays, Medical and Dental Coverage, Disability/Life Insurance, 401k investment plan, Professional Development, and other perks!

Organizational Background
Since 1984, Northwest Youth Corps (NYC), a non-profit organization, has given tens of thousands of youth and young adults opportunities to learn, grow, and experience success. Through partnerships with conservation agencies, youth and young adults gain the personal and professional skills needed to carry out a variety of stewardship projects, from which they can earn a stipend, high school credit, and/or an AmeriCorps educational award. More importantly, these young people gain skills needed to become economically and socially self-sufficient, benefit their communities as citizen stewards, and recognize that they can make a positive difference. NYC also operates an accredited charter school, internship program, and the Idaho Conservation Corps (ICC).

Northwest Youth Corps American Sign Language (ASL) Crew has been fielded since 2015. The goals of the program are to cultivate leadership and build community for deaf and hard of hearing participants through conservation stewardship with the National Park Service.

Position Summary

The ASL Inclusion Program Coordinator will coordinate and directly support the successful
participation of youth and young adults of the deaf and hard of hearing community into Northwest Youth Corps programs. During field programming, the ASL Inclusion Program Coordinator will serve as a crew leader. During the planning season, the ASL Inclusion Program Coordinator works closely with land management partners to plan, schedule, and execute critical resource management projects with the crews they oversee. Additionally, the ASL Inclusion Program Coordinator will support the recruitment, placement, and successful participation of youth and young adult applicants into Northwest Youth Corps programs in collaboration with Member Services Team.

Position Details

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Support
• Promote continued organization support of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
• Seek to remove barriers to participation in NYC programs for underrepresented populations.
• Work specifically to support teams from historically underrepresented communities in the successful completion of NYC programming.
Risk Management Responsibilities
• Serve as a lead trainer in field skills and protocols.
• Provide ongoing feedback and support to crew leaders around safety and risk management topics.
• Serve as a field responder and/or supporter for field staff managing a medical and/or mental health situation in the field
Department Supervision and collaborations
• This position is supervised by the state program manager in the assigned location
• This position will supervise seasonal field staff and/or contractors.
• This position collaborates with Member Services and Operations Departments.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Leads ASL crew during summer residential programming which includes camping, conservation project work, and day to day logistics for camp and travel.
• Coordinates with project partners to ensure programs have a coordinated slate of supplies, food, work, campsites, educational materials, and recreational activities to sufficiently support NYC field crews.
• Coordinate ASL Interpreters to create equal access to communication at NYC trainings,
orientations, graduations, and field projects as necessary.
• Develop strong institutional and personal connections with the underrepresented communities we hope to serve (and the organizations which serve them) in NYC affinity crews for recruitment and program collaboration.
• Assist youth, young adult, and staff applicants and alumni through the application process.
• Work closely with program staff to assure that educational curriculum is relevant to the
communities we serve.
• Represent NYC by attending recruitment and other strategic outreach events (virtual and in person – based on existing Covid guidance).
• Respond to inquiries and questions from the D/HH community in a timely manner.
• Help NYC analyze and adjust elements of our Urban and Community programs for continuous improvement.
Position Qualifications & Certifications
• Education: Applicant must be fluent in American Sign Language in both receptive and
communication skills. Preferred that applicants have a bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies,
ASL/English Interpreting, communications, or a relevant field.
• Experience: Experience leading or supervising a group and managing outdoor projects
required. Relevant experience in youth leadership, outdoor recreation, environmental
education, and/or natural resource management backgrounds preferred.
• Certifications: Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving
history. Also, must possess certifications in CPR, Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Wilderness
First Responder (WFR)(preferred), and Mental Health First Aid certifications. Alternatively,
can obtain certifications within first 90 days of employment.
• Desired traits: Seeking applicants that are reliable, self-motivated, have strong leadership
qualities, and have superior problem-solving skills.
• Must be able to pass a background check.

Physical Demands/Work Environment
• In the performance of the job duties, the employee will work in a variety of environments
from an office setting to remote locations in the wilderness.
• This position will work outside in all types of weather conditions and environments including
but not limited to high elevations, remote areas, cold, rain, snow, heat, humidity, wind, etc.
• The noise level in the environment is quiet to loud. PPE is provided and use is required.
• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds (with or without reasonable
• While performing the duties of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation, the
employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or
vehicle; reach with hands and arms; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk,
see; and smell repeatedly.
**This Position Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. **

All job offers are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check as well as record of full COVID 19 vaccination OR an NYC approved medical/religious exemption.

Terms of Employment
Year-round and full-time. Program Coordinators are both an office position and a field position that supervises crews, this requires a Program Coordinator to spend 30% of their time in the field to implement programs. Program Coordinators operate under a non-traditional work week schedule depending on crew schedules and season.

Northwest Youth Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. We believe diversity is a key source of strength for our communities, and we strive to create a safe and empowering environment for participants from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. We are deeply invested in the success of youth and young adults of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, economic statuses, or other socio-cultural identifiers

To Apply please submit a cover letter and resume to our applicant system: Please do not call or drop in. Additional program information can be found at