Northwest Youth Corps
  • Full-Time Administrative I
  • Tacoma, WA, USA
  • 41000.00-41000.00 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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

Northwest Youth Corps

POSITION: ASL Inclusion Program Coordinator

LOCATION: Office based, located in Tacoma, WA (possibly Eugene, OR)
Will require 35% travel, including remote training and project locations which may include
travelling within OR, WA, and ID.

COMPENSATION: $41,000 annual salary.

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

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

The ASL Inclusion Program Coordinator will support the recruitment, placement, and successful
participation of youth and young adult applicants into Northwest Youth Corps programs as a
member of the Conservation Corps Department who works with the Programs and Member
Services Teams. The Coordinator also evaluates medical forms for applicants for inclusion crew
based activities, and supports wider medical evaluation depending upon skills and experience.


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.

 Utilize the medical evaluation process as a tool for inclusion strategies rather than traditional
methods of "screening (out)".
Department Supervision and collaborations

 This position is supervised by the state program manager in the assigned location.

 This position may supervise seasonal field staff and/or contractors (ASL Interpreters, etc.).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 Coordinates with the support of the Conservation Corps Department and 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.
Risk Management Responsibilities

 Serve as a medical evaluator for youth and young adult crew applicants whose medications
and/or conditions require additional review.

 Serve as a field responder and/or supporter for field staff managing a medical and/or mental
health situation in the field.

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,
hear; 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
Based in an NYC office, will require 35% travel to remote training and project locations which
may include travelling within OR, WA, and ID. This is a full time, exempt position. Typical hours
are Monday - Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00 PM; with periodic long days and/or evening and weekend
responsibilities seasonally.

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

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

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