Position Announcement for NAD Youth Programs

Are you someone who is a dynamic, energetic, and creative individual? Then we’re looking for YOU to lead the NAD Youth Programs! With this position, the person would oversee all aspects of the Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) every summer. In addition, throughout the school year, this person promotes the Junior NAD (Jr. NAD) program at schools and programs for deaf students across the country. During the biennial NAD conference, this person is responsible for the exciting Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) and the thrilling College Bowl (CoBo) program.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or related field.
  • At least three years of relevant professional or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in overseeing and managing youth-related events/programs.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with diverse internal and external groups.
  • Ability to handle financial budget for various youth programs and events.
  • Familiarity with theories, principles, and practices common to the field of youth development and leadership.
  • Excellent communication (written and presentation) and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL), with knowledge of deaf culture and heritage.
  • Experience or interest in grant-writing and fundraising.

Position Duties

  • Oversees and manages Jr. NAD, Youth Leadership Camp, Youth Ambassador Program, and College Bowl programs and other related activities.
  • Hires and supervises youth programs staff and volunteers.
  • Supports youth committees and provides input.
  • Manages youth events and other related activities at biennial NAD conferences.
  • Ensures program policy in compliance for all youth programs and other activities.
  • Maintains youth programs database and webpages.
  • Works closely with Director of Communications to develop marketing materials and recruit writers for various publication use.
  • Researches youth trends and demographics to evaluate current programs and plan strategically for the future.
  • Develops and monitors annual youth programs budget.
  • Conducts fundraising activities and secures sponsorships for youth-related events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Salary range: $40,000 – $60,000; salary will be commensurate with candidate’s experience, with benefits.
  • The successful candidate will perform the required duties described above at the Silver Spring, Maryland office of the NAD as well as at the Youth Leadership Camp site and other locations where required.
  • Please submit your cover letter, resume, list of three references, three writing samples, and any other relevant materials to [email protected] with the subject “NAD Youth Programs Interest – [insert your last name]”.

APPLY BY: October 1, 5:00 PM EST

For the past eight years, the NAD was fortunate to have Allie Rice coordinating and directing our Youth Programs. As she wraps up her tenure at the NAD, she shares, “With the support of many of you, I am truly honored to have had the opportunity to lead and strengthen the NAD Youth Programs. It is a bittersweet feeling that I leave the NAD for new challenges. I am beyond grateful for a team of passionate individuals who work and engage in promoting positive youth development all over the nation. Ultimately, the new person will bring in new possibilities and make a lasting impact on deaf and hard of hearing youth. All in all, I will continue my commitment in pursuing the mission of the NAD.”

“The NAD will miss the energy and dedication that Allie brought to all of its essential youth programs,” said Howard A. Rosenblum, NAD CEO. “She has contributed to the continuing success of the Youth Leadership Camp, ensured the vitality of the Junior NAD program, expanded the College Bowl to include teams from other universities, and oversaw the transition from Miss Deaf America to the Youth Ambassador Program. We are grateful for her leadership over the past eight years and wish her much success in her new endeavors.”