Summer Job Opportunity for ASL Interpreters and Students

Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) is looking to hire leaders who are fluent in American Sign Language to work with the ASL Inclusion Crew Program this summer.

Who We Are

Established in 1984, Northwest Youth Corps is a non-profit organization whose core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. NYC is the Pacific Northwest's largest and oldest outdoor conservation and youth education program, and serves youth from all backgrounds. For 30 years, NYC has empowered and developed over 17,000 youth and leaders through teamwork, environmental education, and outdoor experience.

What We Do

Northwest Youth Corps programs combine education and job skill training with outdoor adventure for ages 16 to 19. Under staff supervision, youth crew members work on conservation, reforestation, and recreation projects while learning valuable lessons of teamwork and responsibility. Crews camp in the field for 5-6 weeks, traveling from project to project throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

ASL Inclusion Crew

NYC is offering a program this summer specifically designed for youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. NYC's American Sign Language Inclusion Crew nurtures and encourages leadership development, diversity, and cultural exchange among the youth and leaders in the program. We are hiring Deaf and Hearing Crew Leaders who are fluent in ASL that have had experience leading youth crews. This is a great opportunity for interpreting students or recent graduates who are interested in working with youth in the outdoors during the summer.

Staff Positions:

Staff must be fluent in ASL, have experience working with Deaf youth, be at least 20 years old and have a current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification by the start of staff training. Position Dates will be May 26th to August 30thwith limited time off between sessions. Currently NYC is looking for more Crew Leader Interpreters applicants for the summer 2015 session! For more information please visit http://www.nwyouthcorps.org/ASL. If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please contact Emma Bixler at emmab@nwyouthcorps.org or 541-349-7506.

Attached is a flyer with more information, if you need printed copies for your organization or program, please ask, we would be happy to send you a packet.

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone that might be interested in learning more about NYC's ASL Inclusion Crew.

Emma Bixler

Inclusion Coordinator - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

Northwest Youth Corps

2621 Augusta Street

Eugene, OR 97403

Office: (541) 349-5055

Direct Line: (541) 349-7506

emmab@nwyouthcorps.org