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DeafDigest Gold – March 23, 2014

DeafDigest Gold – March 23, 2014

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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“Flying to the Light” at Harris Communications

“Flying to the Light” is currently on sale at Harris Communications
during our 10% off Entertainment Sale. The book tells the story of
seventeen year old Michael Anderson and his deaf younger brother, Danny.
Danny has a special gift-he knows what happens after a person dies-and
others want to know, too.

The brothers must outwit and outrun a lethal biophysicist, the FBI and
other Americans during a cross-country chase.

“Flying to the Light” (B1213) is a suspenseful tale with many twists and
turns that will keep you guessing into the final pages.

Find it at Harris Communications on sale for only $11.69.
Sale ends March 31, 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:

The deaf of Vancouver, British Columbia will
be getting 911 text services. It is said to
be the first such system in the nation.

The Health Sciences Center New Orleans, affiliated
with Louisiana State University, has won grant money
from The Eye on Jacob Foundation to research into
causes of Usher syndrome

The police of Helsinki, Finland are now warning
the public of East European vagrants that pose as
deaf and beg for donations from people on the street.

The wife of Japanese Prime Minister Abe has performed a sign language dance at a big public event in Tokyo

For years Mississippi State University hired temporary
interpreters upon need. This has changed. This university
has hired its first full-time interpreter.


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DeafDigest editor stayed at a hotel during his vacation.
He wanted to watch TV so tried to set up captions.
He looked at the remote. It was a very big remote. He
spent a long time looking for cc symbol on one of these
remote buttons. He looked hard and could not find it.
Trying again, he looked and finally found it on the remote.
The cc symbol was so tiny that it was so easy to
overlook it!
Very frustrating.

– 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


Gallaudet 150th anniversary reunion
Washington, DC

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 – Sunday, July 13, 2014


More and more cash registers are becoming deaf-unfriendly.
There is no digital read out that tells you the cost of
your purchase.
What can you do about it? Poke your head in front of
these cash registers and read your price from upside
Cash registers discriminate against the deaf? Yes!

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


Famous deaf scientists


One of the graduates of West Virginia University School of Medicine is Mark Leekoff. He is deaf and people are saying that
he is the first deaf medical student in the school’s medical
school history.
He will be serving his residency at a hospital before becoming
a full fledged doctor.

(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

deaf banquet in year 1943

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


Association of Deaf Medical Professionals


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).


For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this


Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

CEI – old organization of interpreters

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


Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– diamond cutter

this new website will be growing every weekend:


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I still see some TV programs that are not captioned even
though captions were supposed to be turned on. Why?

A. TV engineers often forget to turn on captions.

send your questions to

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


Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Since 2007, the needs assessment data collected from DeafBlind people
in the State of Vermont has listed SSP services as number one.  It’s been a long wait.

The slump in the economy and the impacts of Tropical Storm Irene did
not help.

This year we pushed harder for our needs with the State Legislature.

A few days ago I was at a meeting that included the State
Transportation Agency, one of the departments which oversees public transportation.

They had a grant cancellation and want to give provision of an SSP
service a try!

If all goes well, SSP services will start July 1st!

Downside, it is a one year pilot project.  It is one time funding.

Nonetheless, this is a step in the right direction and will help us
collect data and information for next year’s legislative session!

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 more and more deaf people will volunteer to
help the deaf-blind with the outside errands that
they need to do



during late 19th century – sign language introduced to the
deaf of Australia


DeafNumbers of the Week:

20 percent

of people with hearing losses actually use a hearing aid


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Pono Tokioka, a freshman, is a member of the men’s golf team
at University of Hawaii at Manoa


Elite Deaf Athletes:

South Korea’s Lee Duck Hee, who is deaf, won the U-19 boys’ singles
at the 23rd Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup (I) ITF Junior Tennis Championship
in Malaysia. This win will probably elevate him from being the world’s 12th
best junior player to possibly 4th or 5th best


Deaf Sports Library

Tony Tatum is Gallaudet’s latest professional
athlete. He plays for the Cleveland Gladiators team in Arena Football Team. His team won 63-53
with him as the starter on the defensive unit.
This is his 2nd season in pro football; he played last season with Utah Blaze, which
then went out of business.


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*  Director of Human Services – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available)- Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate (Part-time) – 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(323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204



position opening
Residential Supervisor – Nights (Long-term substitute)
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:    Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is considered to be a long-term substitute basis and non-exempt position.  Responsibilities include supervising students’ activities before and during their sleeping hours and in the morning before school, safety and security of students and must know the students’ whereabouts at all times, responds quickly to accidents or injuries, apply first aid when necessary, and contact the Health Center and/or Security when necessary, report student concerns and progress to the Dean of Students or Assistant Dean of Students, manage routine student discipline as directed by the Dean of Students, document and report accidents, adverse behavior, suspected abuse and keeping other records/data as required.

MINIMUM UALIFICATIONS:    FBI, Child Abuse, Criminal Background and Act 82 clearances required.

DEADLINE:    Until filled


Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218


The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.


open position
Visiting / Assistant / Associate Professor of American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies
(Division of Special Education)
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

(REVISED 3/11/14)

Recruitment Number: F1317

Application Deadline:  Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure priority review of your file, have application materials in by 04/11/2014.

Start Date:  September 16, 2014.  Opportunities to begin teaching before September 2014 may be possible.

The Division of Special Education at Western Oregon University seeks qualified applicants with experience in interpreter education for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in the graduate Interpreting Studies and undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting programs. Appointment at the Assistant or Associate level will be considered pending appropriate experience.  ABD applicants are encouraged to apply and will be placed at the non-tenure track, Visiting Assistant Professor rank.

Coursework in the Interpreting programs are offered in a variety of formats, including on-campus, blended, online, and condensed formats. The undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting program at WOU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and prepares students as generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of settings. Students are prepared through a curriculum infused with the demand-control schema, which serves as the foundational framework on which to build their professional practice. WOU.s undergraduate interpreting program was the inaugural winner of the Sorenson VRS Interpreter Education Award of Excellence in 2008. The primarily online graduate program in Interpreting Studies prepares experienced interpreters to become leaders, mentors, and teachers of interpreting. This program recently won the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Outstanding Credit Program Award. The university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Excellent benefits package included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach graduate courses, both online and on campus, in the growing MA in Interpreting Studies program and will teach campus-based and/or online undergraduate courses focusing on ASL/English Interpreting. Other responsibilities may include student advising, alternative calendar/off campus teaching, program development and coordination, graduate thesis supervision and project supervision, clinical supervision, teaching condensed courses in the summer, and committee work as required by the union contract.

–    Ph.D/Ed.D in applicable field (e.g., interpreting, interpreter education, linguistics, distance education, or adult education) required for appointment at Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Visiting Assistant Professor possible for ABD (renewable for three years). To be appointed at the Associate Professor level, applicants must have sufficient experience to qualify for promotion according to University guidelines. –    National interpreting certification (e.g., CI and CT; NIC; Ed:k-12; or CDI)
–    3 years experience teaching interpreting at the postsecondary level (specifically theory, processing, and practical application courses)
–    Experience with online education and openness to online instruction.
–    Knowledge of theories of meaning transfer and research on interpreting/interpreter education.
–    Knowledge of national standards for interpreter education and interpreter practitioners
–    Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation skills
–    Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
–    Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of interpreting backgrounds
–    Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction

–    Other national certifications (ASLTA or SC: L)
–    Demonstrated commitment to scholarship –    Experience with training interpreter educators
–    Program development and coordination experience
–    Demonstrated leadership in the field of interpreting
–    Ability to provide professional interpreters with the opportunity for growth and development beyond the undergraduate level and to participate in observation, practice, and supervision.

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Elisa Maroney, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at 503-838-8735503-838-8735 (TTY/V);
For more information about the graduate and undergraduate programs, go to

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552503-838-8552 or

Application Process:
Required application materials:
–    A WOU Faculty Application Form – available at
–    Letter of interest describing professional skills and experience related to the job requirements and duties, scholarly interests and accomplishments, and plans for future growth.
–    Curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity
–    Teaching philosophy
–    Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned
–    Names and contact information for three (3) references
(Three (3) current letters of reference will be required prior to a campus interview. At least one of the references must address teaching interpreting.)

Submit Application Materials to: F1317, Assistant Professor of ASL English Interpreting/Interpreting Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR  97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to  -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s thriving Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 5400 undergraduate and 800 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs, as well as the Teaching Research Institute and the Center on Sensory Disability.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce


open positions in North Carolina

Deaf Services Specialist position is located in Asheville, North Carolina.

Raleigh Regional Center Manager is located in Raleigh North Carolina.


open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Secondary Vice Principal (Expected Start Date July 1)

Classroom Teacher of the Deaf

Classroom Teacher of the Deaf – Mathematics

Substitute Classroom Teacher

Substitute Classroom Assistant

Walden School Family Partner

Walden School Child Care Worker – Day

Walden School Child Care Worker – Residential

Walden School Child Care Worker – Overnight

Relief Child Care Worker

System Administrator & Desktop Support

Substitute Daycare Center Teacher

Substitute Daycare Center Assistant

Walden School Teacher (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.


position opening
Assistant Vice President for NTID Finance and Budget
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

NTID Finance and Budget

Staff Job Function
Accounting and Financial

Wage Band

Employment Category

Department/College Description
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
Technology. 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 <a

Position reports directly to the President of NTID and serves as the
principal financial officer for NTID. Areas of responsibility
include: financial reporting; financial and operations policy and
procedure for the financial sustainability of NTID; budget
preparation and monitoring of the college’s budget.

Detailed Job Description

Monitor $90 million in revenue and expenses for the College of NTID.

Prepare financial component of NTID?s annual budget request to the
Department of Education. Prepare responses for all questions from
Department of Education included as a part of the Supplementary Data
of the annual budget request.

Work in partnership with the RIT Budget Director, Controller, and
their staffs.

Assure that NTID expenditures are in compliance with all RIT policies
as well as any mandated by the Department of Education.

Present budget updates and financial analysis for the President of
NTID and the NTID Administrative Council. Advise the President of
NTID of challenges and opportunities for NTID and the RIT Budget
Committee based on multiple funding levels that may be approved by
Congress, and recommend funding amounts to be requested from the
Federal Government.

Advise NAC members, Chairpeople and Department heads to resolve
budget issues that may arise within their divisions/department,
including assisting them in creating financial rationales for
programs they are proposing to the President of NTID or to other RIT

Manage multiple projects; demonstrate patience in dealing with
managers with little knowledge of finances; provide support and
advisement to decision makers; communicate effectively in writing,
verbally, and through the use of sign language; and maintain

Required Minimum Qualifications
Advanced degree in related field: Master of Business Administration,
Accounting, Finance, and/or CPA or equivalent

8-10 years of budget management and financial analysis experience in
a medium to large size organization, preferably in higher education.
Experience in reporting and presenting complex financial information
to administration for decision-making purposes.

5-10 years personnel supervisory experience

Fluency in American Sign Language and familiarity with Deaf culture.
Candidates who are not fluent in American Sign

Language must commence learning immediately and be able to
demonstrate such proficiency within two years of hire.

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it
at: Click the link for search openings and
in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the
BR number.

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal
background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or
written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as
determined by Human Resources.

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
585-475-2424585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations
on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a
case-by-case basis.


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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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 program.

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.



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 Counties.

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 services.

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 Directors.

-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:


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