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DeafDigest Gold – February 23, 2014

DeafDigest Gold - February 23, 2014

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.


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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf population in the city of Frederick and Frederick
county in Maryland is quite high. For that reason, the
Frederick Chamber of Commerce staged a workshop on how
make businesses more deaf friendly. Examples are digital
cash register displays (more and more take out places
lack these displays) and menus that are easy to point -
as opposed to trying to point to a wall menu 20 feet
away and 5 feet high)

Deaf people of Illawarra, a region in Australia, are
complaining about cuts to deaf services.

The director of special education in Zaire has admitted
that deaf students are being taught by unqualified

Students at Eastern Michigan University are signing a
petition to add ASL as a new class on the campus.

A newspaper story in India said:
Stigma thrives for India's 60 million disabled

This headline is puzzling because stigma means
disgrace, and thrives means being fortunate

To be in disgrace and to be fortunate???????


Deaf Author Corner at Harris Communications

Find books and DVDs written or produced by deaf people at Harris
Communications. Our large selection includes books by Marlee Matlin,
Mark Drolsbaugh, and Cooper Nickerson. Find videos by ASL Films,
Everyday ASL, Dr. Sign, and Lance McWilliams.

>From personal stories, to sign language instruction, to entertaining
films and music videos, we have a comprehensive collection of books and
DVDs written and produced by deaf people.

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    Washington, DC has many food trucks that serve meals for
hungry workers during lunch hour. There are also many handcart
    Which is more deaf friendly? Food trucks or handcart trucks?
Almost all food trucks are not deaf friendly. Very difficult
for vendors to see the menu on the walls of their trucks.
Very easy to point to the menu with handcart trucks.
    It is frustrating about these food trucks!

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video


Lake Tahoe Event 2014
U.S. Deaf Skiers and Snowboarders Association
March 19 - March 22, 2014
at Lake Tahoe

more information


    London, one of the world's largest cities, has people
that speak 300 different languages.
    Does it mean there are also 300 different sign languages?
And also, 300 different interpreters (one for each language)?
    Just wondering.

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computer, click on bottom video


more information about the 2014 ADARA conference
Pittsburgh, PA
March 13-15, 2014

click on:

(includes breakout sessions and special events)


    Florida School for the Deaf and Blind will not have to worry
about a 7-Eleven's plans for a store practically across the
street from the campus.
    It would have created a heavy traffic, placing school students
at jeopardy.
    The win was sealed when the St. Augustine's Historic 
Architectural Review Board turned down the 7-Eleven's proposal.

(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

Colleges that hide ADA services web pages!

    Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
not work with iPad.


Little Rock Association of the Deaf


35th World's Largest Silent Weekend in Orlando, Florida June 19-22

See why over 500 ASL students, ASL teachers and interpreters from 32
states attended the World's Largest Silent Weekend in 2013.   Check
out for information on the 35th venue this summer
offering over 150 hours of seminars from presenters, including the
former President of RID, an ASL book author, and others such as Crom
Saunders, Peter Cook, Trix Bruce, etc.  There are classes for
everyone ranging from no functional skills all the way to certified
interpreters (2.8 CEUs possible).


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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this


Deaf Pin of the Week - a picture

Gallaudet Success pin

DeafDigest thanks Robin Byers-Pierce for providing
the photographs of these pins


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do many fluent deaf ASL signers refuse to apply
for CDI certificate?

A. Costly - testing fees, transportation, lodging and
meals to the testing site. And if one fails the test,
must retake the test with another fee payment.

send your questions to

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest 
editions. Thank you.


Rene Pellerin's corner: 

Going to Disney World!

I'm going to Disney World soon.  Being DeafBlind I needed to make 
arrangements for my interpreting needs.

Disney World will provide me with tactile interpreter services 
(One to one). 

They will interpret only what is scheduled to interpret for potential 
Deaf people in the audience. 

So plan in advance, 2 weeks' notice will get you all set to go!  

Oh SSP?  No, that is not their responsibility.

I guess I'll ask Minnie to SSP me to the shows!

Rene's show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at


Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that there is always more money for Deaf Education
on the state and federal levels; leaving these
funds alone while politicians cut other different



Year 1999 - after a tornado hit parts of Oklahoma, a
survey was taken of the Deaf Community in the state.
It was revealed that many deaf people were afraid
of not being informed during these tornado emergencies.


DeafNumbers of the Week:


interpreting programs in the Minnesota Twin Cities

yet, there are countless jobs that go unfilled or are
given to unqualified signers rather than credible

(comment by Twin Cities interpreter Rebecca Rick in
a recent newspaper interview)


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

deaf swimmer Mia Pietropola, a freshman at State Behrend
won 3 championships at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate 
Conference Championships


Elite Deaf Athletes:

Scott Gorgen, minor league baseball, St Louis Cardinals

no longer in minors; was released by the parent team


Deaf Sports Library

deaf athletes that won medals in hearing Olympics


DeafDigest Sports:

you can subscribe; no cost


if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please

click on mainstream on the right side of for the list of
mainstreamed athletes



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  *  Director of Human Services - Los Angeles, CA

  *  Staff Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

  *  Staff Interpreter - Riverside, CA (CODIE)

  *  Community Advocate - Los Angeles, CA

  *  Community Advocate - Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

  *  Community Advocate - Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

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

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



position opening
full-time Case Manager position
Sanderson Community Center
Taylorsville, Utah,

Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
in Taylorsville, Utah, is seeking applicants for a *full-time Case
Manager position*, 40 hours per week, starting range at
$18.38-$24.59/hour, with full state benefits including medical,
dental, life insurance, retirement plan, vacation, sick and 
holiday leave, etc.

The person in this position will provide case management services
to individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing most often in
one-on-one settings (perform needs assessments, crisis intervention,
create service plans, make referrals, provide follow up support,
maintain confidentiality), coordinate with outside agencies to obtain
needed accommodations and coordinate service delivery, network to
develop community partnerships, provide workshops, as well as to
identify systems needs, develop policy and advocate for systems
change.  Requirements are a Bachelors or Masters degree in a human
service related field, ASL fluency and knowledge of Deaf culture, and
professional experience in a similar capacity.  Preference will be
given to candidates who are able to obtain qualifying licensure.

*For full list of requirements, job description, benefits,
supplemental information, and to apply for the position, please visit
the DSDHH Case Manager announcement:

Applications will be accepted until March 12, 2014 11:59 PM


position opening
The Project Manager/ Interim Director
Denali Deaf Community Center
Anchorage, Alaska

Ok well then that makes that easy to decide. 
We would like to run the ad for 2 weeks. 
Invoice: Denali Deaf Community Center 

The Project Manager/ Interim Director is contracted to be the interim
Chief Executive Officer of Denali Deaf Community Center. The Director
reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the
organization's consistent achievement of its mission, corporate
compliance and financial objectives. In program development, grant
management and administration, the Director will:

Specific Executive responsibilities:
1.    Provide Visionary Leadership by ensuring DDCC has an effective
strategic plan and objectives to achieve its mission, demonstrating
organizational movement toward goals with consistent and timely
2.    Ensure Fiscal Stability by developing program, organizational
and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry
out plans and policies authorized by the board.
3.    Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all
areas of the organization's work.
4.    Maintain official records, ensure compliance with no profit
regulations, for profit business enterprise, federal, state and local
regulations, ensure grant compliance with the State of Alaska.
5.    Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and
trends in the field including social enterprise and business
development & participating in professional organizations.

In budget and finance, the Director will:
1.    Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial
practices for the DDCC as a non profit and corresponding for profit
companies including a cafe, commercial kitchen and facility rental. 
2.    Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in
preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget
3.    Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the
organization to carry out its work by building unrestricted cash
4.    Jointly, with the Executive Committee of the board of
directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and
jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
5.    Manage a 2.6 million dollar budget, ensuring appropriate fiscal
compliance is in place with state use of funds. 

In Project Management the Director will:
1.    Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and
recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and
completing action plans; implementing production, productivity,
quality, and customer-service standards.
2.    Coordinate contracting, bids and monitor contractor
deliverables, resolving problems; completing audits; identifying
trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
3.    Mange project funds via financial objectives by forecasting
requirements; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances;
initiating corrective actions.

In communications, the Director will:
1.    See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of
the organization and all important factors influencing it.
2.    Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and
3.    Effectively communicate to Deaf and Hearing, in ASL, writing
English, verbalization and gesture.
4.    Establish sound working relationships and cooperative
arrangements with community groups and organizations.
5.    Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to
agencies, organizations, and the general public.  Participate in
community membership organizations.
6.    Enhance DDCC's reputation by accepting ownership for
accomplishing new and different projects; exploring opportunities to
add value to agency accomplishments.

In relations with staff, the Director will:
1.    Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of
all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
2.    Accomplish human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting,
orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and
disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning,
monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and
reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and
procedures.           Ensure that job descriptions are developed,
that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human
resource practices are in place.
3.    See that an effective management team, with appropriate
provision for succession, is in place.
4.    Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and
assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total
program of the organization.
5.    Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a
diverse staff of top quality people.  

Skills/Qualifications include but are not limited to: Proficiency
ASL, Developing Budgets, Coaching, Supervision, Staffing, Project
Management, Management Proficiency, Process Improvement, Tracking
Budget Expenses, Self-Development, Planning, Performance Management,
Inventory Control, Communication, and Corporate Compliance.

Physical Demands: sitting, speaking, reading, driving, use of
computers, video phones, some lifting, bending and moving objects and

Email cover letter & resume to by 3/7/14


position opening
Associate Dean of Deaf Studies
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

Provide educational and academic leadership for excellence in
teaching and learning within a Learning College philosophy and
environment. Direct, manage, supervise and coordinate the programs
and activities of the Deaf Studies Division in Academic Affairs.
Exercise direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical
staff. Coordinate assigned activities with other College departments,
divisions, and outside agencies. Provide highly responsible and
complex administrative support to the Vice President of Academic

The Associate Dean is responsible for the following academic programs
and services: American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Program, Deaf
Education Para-Professional Program, Deaf Preparation Program,
Interpreter Preparation Program, Gallaudet University Regional
Center, and DeafTEC program.

A typical way to obtain the above knowledge and skill is a
combination of education and experience equivalent to:

Possession of a master's degree; and one year of formal training,
internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the
administrator's administrative assignment.

Application packets must be submitted to the Human Resources Office
by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13th at 5:00 PM. For full description
and to application instructions, visit


position opening
Assistive Communication Technology Program Manager
State of Washington Dept. of Social and Health Services
Olympia, Washington

full information and application procedures at:


position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty positions
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world's largest
technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students.
Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of   Education,
it represents the world's first effort to educate large numbers of
deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing
students.   Together with 15,000 full and part-time hearing students,
over 1,300 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad
study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of

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. For more information about NTID at RIT visit

NTID is currently accepting applications for the following

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at: Keyword Search: 917BR.

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:  Keyword Search: 916BR.

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:   Keyword Search: 914BR.

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:   Keyword Search: 915BR.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2014 and will continue
until the position is filled. The hiring of successful candidates is
contingent on the availability of budgetary resources.


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

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, 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:

opening soon!!

See below for opportunities located there:

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver's license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:      Staff Interpreter
Location:       Glenside, PA only
Employee Type:  Part time or Full time available
Description:    This position provides interpreting services for:
emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home
visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.
Qualifications:         AA degree with a minimum of three years.
interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of
experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental
disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel
required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH)
also required.

Job Title:                      HR Coordinator
Location:       Glenside, PA
Job Title:                      HR Coordinator
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position
Description:    This position takes the lead role in all aspects of human
resources including, but not limited to: hiring of staff-from recruitment,
arranging for interviews, checking references, insuring that all necessary
background clearances and regulatory requirements are met and entering the
new staff in our organizational HR databases, maintains personnel files,
directs employee disciplinary activities as needed including terminations,
coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, collaborates with
the benefits department and provides information to staff regarding their
benefits, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, and
ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.
Qualifications:         Bachelor's degree in Business Administration,
Human Resources Management or related field, plus two years HR experience;
or AA Degree with at least five years of HR experience. Fluency in
American Sign Language required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading
skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:      Case Managers
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position
Description:    This position provides resources and support to clients
and their families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess
service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service
plans; provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational services.
Qualifications:         BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred;
or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years.
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational
skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual communication
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and
weekends as needed and travel to various areas in the community. Knowledge
of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have a valid driver's license.

Job Title:      Counselors for Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various shifts available
Description:    This position provides direct care/supervision to
adolescents with behavioral health challenges.  Duties: provide life
skills training such as: provide opportunities for community integration,
participate in treatment of adolescents being served through observation,
interaction, limit setting, implementation of treatment plans and behavior
modification plans; assist in the development of positive peer culture,
assist with making meals, provide 1:1 in school, run daily and weekly
group meetings, assist with homework and provide support during family
home visits.
Qualifications:         One year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents); valid driver's license; advanced fluency in ASL;
demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach,
advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills. Qualified candidate will
also be a strong team player who possesses a great amount of patience and
dedication to working with adolescents.

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver's license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, HR Coordinator
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Fax: 215-884-6301

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(revised posting)

Executive Director
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

American School for the Deaf (ASD) is seeking an Executive Director to 
lead and provide strategic vision to the nation's oldest school for the 
deaf and the birthplace of deaf education in the U.S. ASD serves deaf and 
hard of hearing infants, children, youth, adults and their families and 
caregivers through its statewide Birth-to-Three program, the core pre K-12 
grade campus-based program, outreach and support services provided to 
school districts, a licensed treatment center and academic program for 
behaviorally challenged deaf and hard of hearing students, an 
international program for high school-age students and an adult vocational 

The Executive Director is the CEO and administrative head of the school 
and reports to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have a 
Master's degree in Education, Special Education, Administration or a 
related field; 8-10 years of progressive leadership experience in a 
complex and diverse educational institution; excellent written and 
communications skills and ASL proficiency; finance and budgeting expertise 
and strategic planning experience.

For more information including a complete job description and application 
procedure, please visit the ASD website at Application 
deadline is February 7, 2014.



open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Staff Interpreter

Classroom Teacher

Substitute Classroom Teacher

Substitute Classroom Assistant

Walden School Family Partner

Walden School Day Child Care Worker

Walden School Residential Child Care Worker

Walden School Overnight Child Care Worker

Walden School Relief Worker

Residential Counselor - Girls Dorm

Daycare Center Substitute Teacher

Daycare Center Substitute Classroom Assistant

System Administrator/Desktop Support

Cheerleading Head Coach

Cheerleading Assistant Coach

Softball Assistant Coach

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)

Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)

Residential Counselor - Boys Dorm (Anticipated Opening)

If you are interested in applying please submit a 
cover letter, resume, application (found on website) 
as well as three professional references to 
The application packet must be complete in order to be 
considered for the position.


Job announcement
Superintendent, ND School for the Deaf/
Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State Department of Public Instruction
Devils Lake, North Dakota

position description & application instructions at:


position opening
Communication Specialist
Seattle, Washington

Immediate Supervisor:
Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Position Summary Description:
Case management, peer counseling and coping skills to work with 
individuals who lost hearing later in life or who are hard of hearing. 
Provide and promote HSDC-Seattle Case Management, Outreach and Advocacy 
Services with assistance to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened 
clients in Region 4&6: King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam 

Employment at HSDC is an .at-will. relationship. HSDC is an EOE

Position Duties & Responsibilities: Provide client assistance, case 
management and advocacy in dealing with public and private agencies 
through peer counseling and the development and implementation of an 
action plan to remove communication and/or independent living barriers. 
Develop and implement an action plan to train government agencies, human 
service organizations, and other appropriate entities on communication 
access, legal responsibilities and the cultural and linguistic needs of 
the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Assist in developing and 
maintaining cooperative relationships with governmental, community 
organizations, and agencies providing resources for clients. Develop and 
implement an action plan to familiarize or train Deaf, Hard of Hearing, 
and Late-Deafened people concerning government, legal, communication, and 
community, cultural and self-advocacy issues. Maintain appropriate and 
confidential case files, records and statistical data on all client 
contact and counseling in accordance with the policies and procedures of 
HSDC. Work as a team member of HSDC and the community to improve and 
enrich the lives of Deaf, Deaf-Blind , Late Deafened and Hard of Hearing 
in the communities served. Prepare monthly reports on services provided. 
Other duties as assigned.

Equipment Used: Microsoft Office, including word, Outlook, Power Point, 
Publisher and Excel Telephone, TTY, Videophone General office equipment, 
such as printer, copier, fax machine

Required/Preferred Qualifications: Preferred fluent in ASL or willingness 
to learn ASL and good computer skills required. Bachelors degree or 
higher; experience in deafness, education, public speaking, counseling 
and/or related fields. Knowledge of Deaf Culture and legal rights of Deaf, 
Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Minimum of two years experience in case 
management. Proficient in written English and the ability to collect and 
monitor data.

Ability to work positively with community members and fellow staff. 
Individual should be self-directed, flexible, highly organized, able to 
prioritize, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and 
confidentiality. Willingness to travel is essential as well as work 
evening and weekend hours as needed. Drivers license, accessible vehicle 
and valid Washington auto insurance preferred.

Environmental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Professional office environment, typically 
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with flexibility for to work 
evening and weekend hours as needed.

Physical & Mental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Sitting for long intervals and extensive 
use of a computer

1. Resume
2. Include three references of which one should be work-related.
3. Prepare a cover letter that specifically addresses how you are suited 
to undertake the main tasks and possess the qualifications outlined in 
these job details.

4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Ariele Belo, Director of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, HSDC, 1625 19th 
Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Or e-mail to:


position opening
Executive Director
Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc.
St Louis, MO

Invites applications for the Executive Director position


The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of DEAF Inc. and is 
responsible for the implementation and execution of its programs and 

Examples of Work;
-Directs the day to day operations in the areas of fiscal and personnel 
management and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with 
the organization's mission, policies and applicable laws.

-Responsible for developing and implementing organization's budget, 
coordinating the preparation and oversight of accounting functions 
including final authorization on all accounting transactions; selection, 
evaluation, direction, training and supervising of employees.

-Manages program development including analyzing, evaluating procedures 
and practices regarding organizational structure, staffing, work 
distribution and assignment of duties.

-Participates and leads the organizations. strategic planning efforts and 
progress toward meeting established goals and objectives.

-Is visible and involved in the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.

-Studies and analyzes existing systems and the needs of people who are 
Deaf and Hard of Hearing and recommends to the Board of Directors changes 
in policies, procedures and standards for programs and services to meet 
those needs.

-Communicates a focused vision for the organization for individual staff's 
professional growth and performs other duties as assigned by the Board of 

-Oversees the creation and preparation of grants and other fiscal 
resources for the development of special projects and services for serving 
individuals who are either Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Bachelor's degree in administration, social service, or deaf-related field 
AND a minimum of 3 years of administration experience required; must 
include cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendations and 
completion of a supplemental questionnaire on or before closing date.

Preference given to applicants who have: Master's degree, fluent in 
American Sign Language with grant-writing experiences.

Applications to be mailed to:
Attention: Karyn Houston, Board President 
25 East Frisco Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119


Application can be emailed to:

Interested applicants are encouraged to view the announcement in whole:


position opening
Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013

Closing Date: 
Friday, December 27, 2013

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive 
Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department 
directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs 
or services; oversight of the development of the Agency's program budget 
projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Requests for 
Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and 
interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed 
regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other 
agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and 
public functions; participate in legislative activities that include 
presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during 
legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: a Master's Degree in Business, Public 
Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this 
position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include 
strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or 
services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple 
parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. 
Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, 
significant experience in the administration of programs and services for 
the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required.

Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required.
Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Chairman Apodaca via email at

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer. For more information on the Commission for Deaf & 
Hard of Hearing, please visit


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