Are You Our Next [NAD] Youth Programs Director?

YOUTH title showing with 5 youth program icons - College Bowl, Deaf Youth DAy, JrNAD, ambassador program and leadership camp.

Are You Our Next Youth Programs Director?

The NAD Youth Programs is looking for someone who is a dynamic, energetic, and creative individual to lead our five youth programs! The Director would oversee all youth programs including: Youth Leadership Camp (YLC), Junior NAD (Jr. NAD) program, National Deaf Youth Day, Pitch Competition, and College Bowl.

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 budgets for 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

  • Oversee and manage Jr. NAD, Youth Leadership Camp, Pitch Competition, National Deaf Youth Day, and College Bowl programs and other youth-related activities.
  • Hire and supervise youth programs staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Participate in and support youth-related Board committees.
  • Ensure policy compliance for all youth programs and other activities.
  • Maintain youth programs database and webpages.
  • Foster continuous learning and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in youth programs activities.
  • Work closely with the NAD Communications team to develop marketing materials, social media campaigns, webpages, and other marketing and communication-related tasks.
  • Research youth trends and demographics to evaluate current programs and plan strategically for the future.
  • Develop and monitor the annual youth programs budget.
  • Conduct fundraising activities and secure sponsorships for youth-related events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Alignment to Culture and Values

  • Commitment to the NAD’s mission and core values of equity, openness, collaboration, trust, accountability and urgency.
  • Personal qualities of humility and capacity for self-reflection.
  • Discretion and ability to handle confidential issues.
  • Action-orientated and entrepreneurial self-starter who can work well independently and in teams.

Other Information

  • This is a full-time remote position. However, the Director will be required to travel to various NAD youth program events such as: the Youth Leadership Camp in Oregon; the Jr. NAD National Conference in rotating locations, and the location of the NAD Conferences which includes the College Bowl and Pitch competitions, and other locations as required.
  • Hybrid Workplace and Flexible Work Arrangement policies
  • Medical and dental benefits for employee and immediate family
  • Life insurance coverage
  • Retirement savings account with matching company contributions of up to 5%
  • Office closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Professional development initiatives for growth

The NAD, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, will negotiate compensation with the candidate for this position. Currently, the NAD Headquarters office is closed to the public and remains open for the NAD Team and Board only. The NAD is an EEO/AA employer. For more information about the NAD, visit

To Apply: please submit your cover letter, resume, list of three references, three writing samples, and three materials of events you coordinated (flyers, webinar recording, email confirmation, and etc) to with the subject “NAD Youth Programs Interest – [insert your last name].”

APPLY BY: March 1, 2023