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DeafDigest Blue – October 26, 2014

DeafDigest Blue – October 26, 2014

Blue Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/introduce-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/staff-meeting-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-three-hotel-worries/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-deaf-captions-free-dessert/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Top stories about the deaf:

An article in an Australian newspaper said that
sign language says things that spoken languages
can’t!

A deaf man from British Canada, in need of
mental health counseling, has accused a CI
manufacturer of planting spy listening
equipment in his CI. The judge shot him down.

The CSUN Deaf Education program was awarded
a $1.25m grant from the federal government
for its deaf education teacher preparation program

In South Africa, it was learned that out of 1200
teachers of the deaf, only 90 are qualified in
South African sign language

Do deaf people learn better online? This is what
NTID is trying to find out, thanks to a $400,000
federal grant.

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Sports Writer for Deaflympics Winter Games

H3 Network Media Alliance is seeking a sports writer to write scripts
as part of its media coverage of the Deaflympics Winter Games which
will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia in March-April, 2015.

This writer would need to support production of daily recap of
Deaflympics events, ICSD Congress proceedings, and travel segments.
Depending on role, advance research and writing may be needed.

Transportation, accommodations, transportation and per diem is
offered to selected candidate. Will also consider internship or other
arrangement.

H3 Network Media Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to
broadcasting programming in International Sign for benefit of a
global viewing audience of potentially 70 million Deaf people.

Deadline is Nov. 10th. For more information, send email to
mailto:opportunities@h3world.tv

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Learn how to make your local hospital more accessible for Deaf people. If
you are Deaf or Hard of hearing, learn where to turn to advocate if your
communication needs are not being met in the hospital setting.

Two different patient stories are told in the following video

http://healthbridges.info/?p=427

HealthBridges website offers information about social services, advocacy
and behavioral health topics and resources available to persons who are
Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of hearing.

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ALWAYS THREE DEAF WORRIES IN HOTELS
Everytime a deaf person checks into a hotel room,
there are always three worries.
First worry – are TV captions working?
Second worry – are deaf devices working?
Third worry – is internet wi-fi working?

The third worry is always the worst worry
of all!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-three-hotel-worries/

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2015 Deaf Geographies Convention
Chicago, Illinois

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-geographies-convention/

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A BAR WITHOUT TV CAPTIONS
In a Pennsylvania bar, DeafDigest editor asked
the bartender to turn on captions. The bartender
said he would.
He never did. The bar general manager felt bad
about it, and gave DeafDigest editor a free
dessert with his meal.
DeafDigest editor would rather watch captions
than to accept free dessert!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-deaf-captions-free-dessert/

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NAD Open House

you all are invited

for more information:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-nad-deaf-open-house/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

school districts desperately hiring non-qualified
interpreters off the streets when qualified
interpreters cannot be found!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As I was watching a television show from the 1960s that was captioned
using “live” or realtime captions, I was thinking about how unfair it
is to people who rely on those captions to understand what is taking
place.

Some television broadcasters are trying to save money by captioning
old dramas and comedies using realtime technology. They find that it
is cheaper to use a realtime captioner instead of doing it the
correct way and using post-production captioning.

Unfortunately, so much of the show was lost that it was virtually not
understandable. Roll-up captioning was used rather than pop-on
captioning. You could not tell who was speaking, and there were many,
many, many errors. Even the names of the characters were spelled
wrong.

Realtime captioning must be used to provide access to a live event,
but there is no reason to use realtime captioning for a show that has
been around for nearly 50 years. In all those years, I can’t imagine
that they could not find the time to caption it properly.

If you see a show where realtime captioning is being used when
post-production captioning is the appropriate choice, please let your
television station and cable or satellite providers know. They may
not understand how much is being missed or transcribed incorrectly.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people think that all deaf people are the
same – ie, bumping into an ill-mannered deaf person
and the hearing people think all deaf people are
ill-mannered!

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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DeafLaw

A 1945 law in Jamaica, overlooked until just recently,
have banned deaf people from visiting Jamaica as
tourists. This has caused the government much
embarrassment.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– cartoonist, comic books

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

For years we thought Dick Tracy’s Wrist Radio was
pure fantasy. Not so any more, and we are now reading about
Swatch teaming up with Microsoft to come up with Wrist
Wireless Data Watches.
Before we will know it, we will come up with Deaf Wrist
Paging Devices. Yes, the keyboard will be tiny, but in
the era of miniaturization, who cares!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Alan Hurwitz was announced as the next president of
Gallaudet University.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

On a Cochlear Implant web site, there was a posting
that was titled:

Busting the Myth of “Cochlear Implants” don’t work

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

*  Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD: (323) 550-4207
Fax #: (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty, Engineering Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Engineering Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline
Applied Mechanical Technology

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
26-Jan-2015

Department/College Description
THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in
professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and
creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states
and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in
1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed,
coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career
education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000
undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest
private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree
programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home
to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been
honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the ?Great
Colleges to Work For? for four years. RIT is a National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is
responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in
the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region,
is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest
metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region,
which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and
ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16%
African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.
It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.
Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising
a family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as
“Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in
Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having
the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence
Magazine’s “?Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

Detailed Job Description
We are seeking an individual who will contribute to a community
committed to student centeredness; scholarship; integrity and ethics;
respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and
teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT?s core
values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

This faculty member will:
– Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
enrolled in Engineering or Engineering Technology courses in the
College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of
Engineering.
– Provide direct instruction at the introductory level in our Applied
Mechanical Technology associate degree program
– Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new
programs.
– Perform research and publish results in peer-reviewed journals in
scholarship of teaching and learning, or engineering-related
journals.
– Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
– Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in
finding cooperative work experiences.
– Mentor and advise students.
– Fulfill other faculty expectations including those related to
service necessary for tenure and promotion in rank

Required Minimum Qualifications
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.
-Doctorate in Engineering or Engineering Technology with a strong
background in mechanical, industrial or civil engineering.  A
candidate who holds a doctorate in a different field but who holds a
master’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology will be
considered.  Candidates who are ABD will also be considered.*

– Demonstrated ability to perform research and to publish results in
peer-reviewed journals. Ability to successfully cultivate
professional contacts in Engineering and Engineering Technology for
the purpose of establishing student cooperative work experiences.
– Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire
students.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and Familiarity with Deaf
culture.*

Candidates who are in the final stages of preparing and defending a
dissertation will be considered.

Required Minimum Education Level
MS, MA

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
Statement of Diversity Contribution
List of References

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/535209 
Keyword Search: 1415BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:

-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy
-Statement of Diversity Contribution
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a
suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,
pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender,
religion, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring,
admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you
need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at
585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations
on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a
case-by-case basis.

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faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor Salary; Deaf Studies
California State University at Northridge
Northridge, California

Department:
Deaf Studies

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 19, 2015
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:    Assistant/Associate Professor    Salary: Dependent upon
qualifications

Qualifications:  Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American
Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates
will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of
appointment (August 19, 2015).  General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf
Studies field, which may include but is not limited to ASL teaching,
cultural studies, Deaf education, and interpreting.  Possess strong and
effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL, Interpreting, and
Deaf Studies or other related courses.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf
Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful Deaf
Studies-related teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated
evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities
or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to
interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of
positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff,
and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf
community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.
Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in
basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Basic
understanding of curriculum development.  Demonstrated ability to
effectively work with a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be
expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to
the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable
students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen,
must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration
Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content
courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester
(plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the
first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to
contribute to and participate in the life and development of the
department (including curriculum and program development); engage in
scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field;
serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to
participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit all of the following:
NOTE:  Incomplete applications will be accepted but will not be
reviewed/considered until all requested materials are received.
1.    Cover letter that includes:
–    Statements of teaching and research interests
–    Summary of prior relevant experience
–    Statement or evidence of Deaf-centric philosophies
2.    Current curriculum vitae that includes:
–    Educational background
–    Prior teaching experience
–    Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
–    Evidence of any relevant certificates
3.    One sample course syllabus from a course in a related field of
study
4.    One automated student evaluation.  If none are available, provide
a written statement confirming that automated evaluations are not
available and provide some other evidence of teaching
effectiveness/potential.
5.    Photocopies of all earned degrees (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
6.    Three (3) current letters of recommendation (not more than six
months old).  Letters must be printed on official university/institution
letterhead and signed OR can be emailed from a professional email address
(not yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc.).
7.    Names and complete contact information for at least three (3)
professional references

Application Deadline:
Screening of candidates will begin on November 21, 2014.

Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

mailto:flavia.fleischer@csun.edu

The University:
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest
universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in
awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth
nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls
the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state
university. CSUN.s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy
international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with
more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the
globe and attracts the largest international student population of any
U.S. master’s level institution.

Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles. San
Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and
world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational
facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a
welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and
student success.

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching,
scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect
for all people, building alliances with the community and the
encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is
designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American,
Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we
value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN
actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience
working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated
commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented
students.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to
create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn
in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each
individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender
identity/expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic
information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For
more information about the University, check our website:
http://www.csun.edu/

General Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State
University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available
on-line at http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/clery-report.pdf. Print
copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of
Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under
the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a
condition of employment.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact
the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology/
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Organization
NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Secondary Education

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
17-Aug-2015

Department/College Description:

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
The Master of Science in Secondary Education program
(http://www.ntid.rit.edu/msse/) invites applications for a lecturer
position. We seek candidates with expertise in deaf education theory
and practice, and with a minimum of three years experience teaching
deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the middle school or secondary
levels. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in the
education of the deaf, a relevant field, and professional
certification from the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and New
York State professional or permanent certification in teaching deaf,
hard-of-hearing and/or hearing students (or equivalent from other
states), grades 7 – 12. Proficiency in sign language and knowledge
of deaf culture is also required.

Specific assignments will include teaching courses from the pedagogy
sequence and/or other courses within one’s area of expertise;
designing, developing, implementing and assessing student teaching;
providing academic and job placement advising; and assisting the
program director in various projects. The successful candidate must
be committed to excellence and innovation in teaching. Women,
individuals of color, deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, and
members of other under-represented groups are strongly urged to
apply.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of nine
colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students. NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences.

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in
professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and
creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states
and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in
1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed,
coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career
education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000
undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest
private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree
programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home
to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been
honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the ?Great
Colleges to Work For? for four years. RIT is a National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is
responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in
the Upstate NY HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny).

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region,
is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest
metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region,
which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and
ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16%
African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.
It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.
Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for ?raising
a family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as
“Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in
Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having
the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence
Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

Detailed Job Description:
The Master of Science in Secondary Education of Students who are Deaf
or Hard-of-Hearing (MSSE) Program fits in one of the three distinct
areas of study; a master’s degree is often required to enter the
field as a teacher of the deaf. An MS degree is definitely required
for those who wish to receive and maintain professional-level
teaching certification.

The program is also required to have faculty members who hold
permanent/professional certification as teachers of the deaf, as well
as in a secondary-level content area (English, social studies, math,
biology, chemistry, physics, earth science or American Sign
Language). The New York State Education Department and the Council on
Education of the Deaf mandate these requirements.

The position needs to be filled by an individual who holds
certification to teach and has had experience teaching deaf and
hard-of-hearing students at the middle- and high-school level.
Meeting these requirements would qualify the individual to supervise
student teachers as well as teach a methods course, as well as other
courses, as appropriate to the individual’s background.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:
– Earned Masters’ degree in education of the deaf or a relevant
field.
– Professional certification from the Council on Education of the
Deaf (CED) and New York State permanent certification (or from any
state that has reciprocity with New York) in teaching deaf and
hearing students, as well as in a content area (English, Social
Studies, Mathematics, one of the sciences, or ASL), grades 7-12 are
required.
– Experience teaching deaf students: minimum of three years of
teaching deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students at the secondary or
post-secondary level.
– Demonstrated proficiency in sign language and knowledge of deaf
culture
– Minimum of two years experience as a cooperating teaching or
university supervisor, or related experience.
– Additional expertise and interest in one or more of the following
areas: language development of deaf people, history and philosophy of
education, theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal
aspects of the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Required Minimum Education Level:
MS, MA

Required Application Documents:
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
List of Publications
Letters of Recommendation

How To Apply:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/529577, search openings, then
Keyword Search: 1387BR.

Please submit: your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter
addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following
attachments:
-A statement of teaching philosophy
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-List of publications
-Two letters of recommendation

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: Christopher Kurz, Associate Professor, E-mail: caknsp@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a
suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details:
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,
pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender,
religion, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring,
admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you
need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at
585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations
on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a
case-by-case basis.

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positions open in
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Mental Health program
Alternatives
Central Massachusetts

Alternatives assists over 1,000 individuals in 55 programs throughout
Central Massachusetts to begin each day with a personalized plan to improve
their lives. Our mission is to provide the necessary skills and support so
that each individual may lead a satisfying and successful life in the
community setting of his or her choice.

Currently we are seeking people to work in our Deaf/Hard of Hearing Mental
Health program. Available positions include Program Coordinator, Counselor,
and Relief (per diem) Counselor. Positions are located in the Greater
Worcester/Leominster area. Successful candidates must be fluent in American
Sign Language and have a high school diploma/GED and valid driver’s license.
Experience working with people with psychiatric disabilities and with the
deaf culture preferred. Duties include: helping people to set/achieve goals,
documenting outcomes, scheduling and driving people to
activities/appointments, collaborating with/coordinating interpreters and
more, depending on position.

Alternatives was an Honorable Mention in the Worcester Business Journal’s
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
training and all the opportunity of a large company with the culture of a
small one!

Alternatives was an Honorable Mention in the Worcester Business Journal’s
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
training and all the opportunity of a large company with the culture of a
small one!

In addition to being a great place to work, we offer competitive wages and a
generous benefits package.

Each position is paid at a different rate. Relief – $9.25; Full time
Counselor to $13.24; Coordinator to 18.64.

Alternatives is an AA/EOE and values diversity.

For more information, please visit our website:
http://www.alternativesnet.org

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The American School for the Deaf is
announcing an exciting opportunity for
American Sign Language Instructor (temporary)
8-week assignment in United Arab Emirates

February . April, 2015

If you would like to catch an early spring with warming temperatures and
plenty of sun, we may have the right job for you. The American School for
the Deaf has been developing collaborative opportunities with the UAE and
is now poised to offer ASL classes to UAE students and staff. This
temporary assignment will include transportation, housing and meals.

Under the supervision of the Director of Education, the American Sign
Language (ASL) Instructor will teach American Sign Language to students
and staff in the UAE.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITES
– Develops, plans, implements and evaluates sign language
instruction based on the class needs.
– Networks with other staff and uses a variety of resources in
teaching and helping people make connections.
– May participate in staff development, may serve as organizational
advisor.
– Develops curriculum, course content and relevant materials.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
– Teacher of the Deaf Certification highly desired.
– Advanced to Superior ASL skills required.
– The ability to work as a team member.
– Knowledge of deafness and deaf culture.
– ASL teaching experience preferred.

HOW TO APPLY
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry,
marital
status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability
(including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present
history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability),
genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state
and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

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position opening
Assistant Director of Pre-College Outreach
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Department/College Description
NOTE: This is a temporary position from October 1, 2014 through
August 15, 2015

Detailed Job Description

General Summary
The Pre-College Outreach Office is responsible for the establishment
and operation of educational activities designed to build up NTID?s
pipeline of prospective students. The focus of NTID?s Pre-College
Outreach is on middle and high school students. Long term strategic
plans have identified priority target audiences for Pre-College
efforts as the following: High Academic Potential, AALANA, Girls and
STEM.

Educational Requirements
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Communication, Human Service
or related field required.

Experience
Experience in event planning and working with pre-college population
strongly preferred.

Required Minimum Education Level
BS

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it
at: http://apptrkr.com/520683

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,
pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender,
religion, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring,
admissions, educational programs and activities.

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position opening
Continuing Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL)
School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Full time continuing position for the academic year beginning January 5,
2015

Required Qualifications: . Master’s degree in Sign Language Teaching,
Deaf Studies, ASL Linguistics, or closely related field
– 3 or more years of experience teaching ASL, Deaf Culture, Deaf
Studies or related courses at a university/college level
– American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) Certification
or ASLPI (American Sign Language Proficiency Interview) proficiency level
of
4 or better

Preferred Qualifications: . Experience developing ASL curriculum –
Evidence of successful stand-alone teaching
– Experience working with students with diverse backgrounds and/or who
have challenges to learning
– Use of technology to enhance learning
– Ability to collaborate with colleagues at Purdue to develop expanded
curriculum offerings in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies –
Knowledge of research and best practices in Deaf Culture
– American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) Certification
and ASLPI proficiency level of 4 or better

The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester in ASL and
work with a team of colleagues to expand undergraduate course offerings in
ASL and Deaf Studies.

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters
of recommendation through the mail in paper form only to:

Chair, ASL/Deaf Studies Search Committee
School of Languages and Cultures
Purdue University
640 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2039

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and the position will
remain open until it is filled. For best consideration, materials must be
received by October 31, 2014. Incomplete applications and electronic
applications will not be considered. A background check is required for
employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA. All
individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities,
and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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position opening
Agency Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD . New Mexico to
include budget development, staff management, contract/license compliance,
grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management. This
individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community
by working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding
partners.

This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear
sense of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of
budgeting and contract management, a Master’s in Rehabilitation,
Psychology, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work
or Education. You should have five years progressive experience supervising
and managing a community service program plus fluency in American Sign Language.

Salary is $40,560 . $62,878 depending on experience and educational
background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and
qualifications
on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org.

Resume to: Catholic Community Services
Attn: Human Resources, 140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230, Tucson, AZ 85705

Or email mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org
faxed to 520-770-8505.

No agencies please.

EOE

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Position Opening
Part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
Santa Monica, CA

Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Clinical
therapist to work in community mental health with adults, children,
adolescents and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf
Culture and fluency in American Sign Language, a minimum of two years.
experience and motivation to serve a diverse client population are essential.
Position is 20 hours per week with part-time benefits.
CFDC offers a strong emphasis on continuing education and staff
development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach.

Requirements:
Master’ level degree in social work or marriage and family therapy or
PHD in psychology; licensed in California or license eligible; ability to
respond to crisis situations.

Resumes and letters of interest can be forwarded to:
Susan Hajiani LCSW
Program Coordinator
Providence Saint John.s CFDC
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@providence.org

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Seeking Executive Director
Nexus Inland NW
Spokane, WA

Nexus is seeking a new Executive Director to replace a long time Executive
Director who is retiring. The center is looking for someone who
understands the center’s mission and has innovative leadership with which to steer
the center into a new chapter of its 30 year history. Nexus recently updated
its name: Nexus Inland NW . Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing since
1980 and its mission statement: Bridging communication and community.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is
responsible for the Agency’s overall leadership and operations in accordance with
the mission and policies approved by the Board. The Executive Director will
lead a highly qualified team focused on serving the deaf and hard of
hearing community. Skills and knowledge valuable to the center.s future success
include: 1) Leadership and Management: Demonstrates the leadership,
initiative and persistence needed to accomplish the goals and objectives
of Nexus; has understanding of federal, state and local laws regarding
non-profits and ensure compliance with their regulations and a working
knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of deafness
and hearing loss issues as well as having expertise in entrepreneurism
that include development and marketing which will promote the Center.s
mission, values, objectives and reputation.

2) Communication: Ability to develop sound working relationships and
cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations through
effective communication with a wide variety of people (written, oral and
other possible modalities). 3) Budget and Finance: Knowledge of community
foundations, governmental bodies and philanthropic communities, ability to
procure funding for the center, contract management by ensuring
established funding requirements are maintained as prescribed by the lender, expertise
in financial management and understanding financial sources as well as the
ability to adapt to ongoing changes. 4) Personnel: Expertise in
organizational management and supervision of staff/volunteers, maintain a
climate which attracts, motivates and retains a diverse staff of top
quality people, ability to manage and or delegate all aspects of the center as
well as cross training of the different programs within Nexus.

A master’s degree is preferred, but a Bachelor.s or equivalent, with 5
years. experience, will be considered. Traveling in order to provide
training and outreach is required. Salary will be based on experience and
qualifications.

Please send a letter of interest with your resume and references to:

Executive Director Search Committee
Nexus
1206 North Howard
Spokane, WA 99201

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position announcement
Director of Business Operations
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Business Operations is the chief financial officer of the
Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD), responsible for the overall financial
operations of the school, including budget development and administration,
payroll and benefits, cash flow management, accounting, records
management, financial reporting, and purchasing and supply management. The Director
supervises an office staff of four people. Additionally, the Manager of
Facilities and the Manager of Information Technology (IT) are directly
responsible to the Director.

Reporting to the Superintendent/CEO, the Director is a key member of the
administrative team. The Director works closely with the Finance and Audit
Committee of the Board of Directors and consults with the New York State
Education Department (SED) on budget issues.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate should possess a broad training and background in
financial administration, strong leadership and conceptual skills, and
strong communication and interpersonal skills. A bachelor.s degree in
accounting or a closely related field with at least three years of
experience in accounting; a Master.s degree in business administration
or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable.

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age,
national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, gender
orientation, or military status.

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position opening
School Counselor
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities for School Counselor (School for the
Deaf) for the 2014-2015 school year.

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website
http://www.csdb.org/ to view the official job announcement; follow the
instructions to submit a complete on-line application. Contact
information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

E-mail: clutz@csdb.org; (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

www.pahrtners.com/careers
www.facebook.com/deafjobs

NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
– Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults
with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs . Full
Time; Glenside location

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program . Full
Time; Glenside location

Case Managers for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with
Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs . Full Time;
Glenside location

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for
Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each
position.

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:ewilliams@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

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