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DeafDigest Gold – June 7, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - June 7, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

America's Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 13th year (to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL Videos of the Week: (the hobo and dogwalk videos were supposed to be featured in the Blue edition; for some reason both files were bad and could not be viewed at all; DeafDigest webmaster had to look for a programming fix via google search and was able to repair both bad files; to read the stories behind the hobo and dogwalk videos, please go back to the Blue edition) .. Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- New Palm Pre Coming to Deaf Pager Store The Deaf Pager Store has the wireless devices and data plans that deaf and hard of hearing people really want, including unlimited text messaging and unlimited data for only $29.99 a month!* Coming soon is the new Palm Pre. It has a 3.1 inch, high-resolution VGA touch-screen and delivers a full package of features and functionality. C heck it out and pre-register to receive more information about the Pre and its availability. *For new activations and two year agreement. To learn about all the savings, go to: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on: Go there to look at the latest Cartoon -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Kramer Financial is a deaf financial services firm with representatives licensed and registered in 49 states and the District of Columbia. It offers a wide array of services and products including: Investments Life Insurance Long Term Care Insurance Retirement Planning Education Planning Tax Planning Estate Planning Two office locations, four financial advisors, and four staff members - working together as ONE team to help you work toward your financial goals. For further information or to make an appointment, click into Kramer Financial 9099 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21701 240-379-6908 VP/TTY 240-379-6929 voice Securities and advisory services offered through FSC Securities Corporation, Member FINRA/SIPC, and a registered investment advisor. Kramer Financial is not affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation or registered as a broker/dealer or investment advisor. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Refinance your adjustable rate mortgage into a low fixed-rate mortgage. With today's fluctuating market now is the time to lock into a low fixed rate mortgage. Rates have recently dropped so if you have been worrying about your adjustable rate mortgage now is the time to lock in a low fixed rate! Call us for a quick mortgage review to see if it makes sense to refinance. Kramer Financial 240-379-6908 (TTY/VP) 240-379-6929 (V) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Use Hamilton Web Relay? along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using instant messaging programs! Don't have a HomeTown Number? Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues! 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Get the Z, and you'll never be disappointed again! With three sleek versions of The Z videophone offered by CSDVRS, you'll get nothing but the very best in videophone technology and video relay services quality. Order your The Z TODAY! For more information, visit CSDVRS is the clear choice for top-notch video relay services, with 24/7 access to certified, qualified video interpreters. Dial to make your call today! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Staying Connected: Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient To make a Georgia Relay call, just dial 7-1-1 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Gold section. .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- News of the Week What is going on with North Carolina legislators; they are seriously thinking of cutting off funds to two residential schools - North Carolina SD and Eastern North Carolina SD. The existence of both schools are at serious jeopardy. Yet, these same legislators voted to shift funds to three community colleges that serve deaf students. Residential schools, no funds; community colleges, yes, funding for deaf students. These legislators conveniently forget that these residential schools feed students to these three community colleges! .. The nation's fastest growing, and possibly the financially strongest, deaf organization is the Deaf Seniors of America Conference. Our Deaf Senior citizens are getting together in Las Vegas real soon. When will they get together, at least in 2013? Well, the Maryland Deaf Senior Citizens, Inc is throwing its hat in the ring, putting in a bid to have Baltimore host the 2013 event. Will Baltimore win? We will find out during the Las Vegas conference, hoping the members will vote for Baltimore, just down the highway from Washington, DC. .. Marie Coppola, a researcher at University of Chicago, came up with the conclusion that deaf children develop their own sign languages, albeit with gestures. Her report was issued this week. DeafDigest does not consider this report to be a surprise. Deaf children, everywhere in the world, use gestures to communicate with each other. This was exactly how DeafDigest editor, as a child growing up in orally-oriented 47 School for the Deaf in New York, gestured to communicate with his classmates all day. And as they grow older, they discard their set of gestures in favor of using formal sign language. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. 10% OFF LIFETONE HL FIRE ALARM AND CLOCK! Feel safe and secure in your home with the Lifetone HL Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock. This product meets the new national fire codes that take place starting this June. It detects a regular fire alarm up to 75 feet away plus alerts a sleeping person with a 520 Hz square-wave alarm and powerful bed shaker. Call now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us online at: for details (Use code WCID609). For a copy of our catalog, email your request to WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology .............................................................. .............................................................. A LUCKY DEAF EMPLOYEE A deaf man was employed in a supermarket for few years. His responsibilities were simple - bagging groceries, bringing groceries to customers' cars, shelving the food products, etc. He wanted to be a cashier. The supervisor said no, afraid his deafness would be a problem with these electronic beeps. Suddenly one day, the staff was shorthanded; the customer lines were getting longer and longer and there were too few cashiers on duty. The supervisor grabbed the deaf employee and told him to operate the cash register even though he was never trained for the job. He did the job so well, that he became a permanent cashier! - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) BLUE EDITION VIDEOS the hobo and dogwalk videos were supposed to be featured in the Blue edition; for some reason both files were bad and could not be viewed at all; DeafDigest webmaster had to look for a programming fix via google search and was able to repair both bad files; to read the stories behind the hobo and dogwalk videos, please go back to the Blue edition thank you for bearing with DeafDigest .............................................................. (revised posting, June 7th) Professional Workshops Offered in Sign Language It is not too late to register, and the discounted rates still apply... REGISTER TODAY! Register by June 19, 2009 to Receive 10% Off Register with a Friend or Co-worker to Receive 20% Off Register with Two Friends or Co-workers to Receive 30% Off Many **NEW** workshops being offered for the first time! Click on any of the workshop titles for more information. DiiT Workshop Series on Business - Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach -- July 13-17, 2009 DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing **NEW** - Basic Workplace Correspondence -- June 22-26, 2009 Basic Report Writing in the Workplace -- June 29 - July 3, 2009 - DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering **NEW** - Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt -- August 10-14, 2009 - Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) -- July 15-17, 2009 (Date Change) - Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming -- June 15-19, 2009 - Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture -- June 15-19, 2009 - Solid Modeling with SolidWorks -- June 22-26, 2009 DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication - Adobe Flash CS4 -- June 22-26, 2009 - Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional -- July 13-17, 2009 DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology - JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery -- June 15-19, 2009 - PHP 6 and MySQL 5 -- July 13-17, 2009 - PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair -- July 13-17, 2009 DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment. Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require. All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY). For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at or contact the project director, Donna Lange at or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY). .............................................................. TWO MISSING DEAF WORDS IN A DICTIONARY We have two important deaf words that are not in a dictionary. The first important word is pah. The second important word is audism. Every year the dictionary editors add few new "hearing" words, but they never add new "deaf" words. Why? - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) SO SAD, THESE GM AND CHRYSLER WOES It seemed not to be too long time ago when many deaf people earned good living working at Detroit-area auto plants. DeafDigest editor remembers many years ago of these deaf individuals sort of boasting of having it made in their jobs. One person told DeafDigest editor that he was making $60,000 per year. The editor asked him if it was his base pay or if it included overtime. He admitted it was overtime. Anyway, very sad. BE CAREFUL WITH VRS TO CONTACT CREDIT CARD COMPANIES A DeafDigest subscriber shared his tale with the editor. It went like this: I received a credit card in the mail with instructions to call the credit card representative to activate the card. A representative who identified herself as Shirley realized I was using VRS, and knew I was deaf. She asked for personal information - and then said that the card is declined and the account was closed. Upset, I demanded the name and the phone number of her supervisor. He then said he does not have a representative by the name of Shirley! Fortunately the supervisor re-opened the account and got my card activated. He did say he knew who closed my account, but that it was not Shirley but someone else! Whew! AN ONLINE COLLEGE DEGREE Few weeks ago DeafDigest mentioned deaf students able to get a college degree after completing his online courses - and not having to worry about interpreters. Another deaf person said: Online classes help me with my communications because I do not have to deal with hearing people face to face This comment is puzzling. If a deaf person cannot communicate with the hearing on the campus, he may have problems communicating with them once he hits the job market. A DEAF DESIGNER IN INDIA Move over, Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Upper Armour, etc. We have a deaf designer of sportswear in Nidhi Prakash Kaul. He has worked for years for sports design firms in India, but hopes to be able to strt his own design business. A COMMON FEAR AMONG OLDER PEOPLE Many older people have this fear - that they would lose their hearing. It has become a ritual for some of them to call on the telephone, asking for routine information - just to make sure they still can hear the telephone voice. THESE CI STORIES IN NEWSPAPERS For years the newspapers run stories on these CI "successes" but rarely, or never, on these CI 'failures." And there is a twist - a newspaper ran a story of a deaf woman that turned down a CI surgery! Routine operations are not newspaper stuff. Neither are those that turn down operations. So, why is CI an exception? TALES FROM FORMER DEAF DOMINO'S PIZZA DRIVERS (series to be run on a weekly basis until list of tales run out) when my car broke down, I had to rent a car for one week. As a result I won the Driver of the Week award! If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an interesting tale, please share it with: .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? A newspaper story was titled: A mainstreamed student defies the odds to get his diploma Defying the odds, as if it is almost impossible for any deaf student to graduate from high school with a diploma? .............................................................. .............................................................. 31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010 Signing Greeting Cards ASL and Interpreting DVDs Registration for this year's 30th Silent Weekend is closed with almost 600 attending. The venue for the June 24-27, 2010 event will handle 700-1000 participants and include a medical interpreting track. Novice, beginning, intermediate and advanced ASL and ITP students, as well as interpreters (CEUs) will have around 150 hours of seminars to choose from. The 31st Silent Weekend is at the Florida Hotel at the Florida Mall in Orlando with its huge food court allowing you to have a complete meal for $5.99 instead of paying $20-30 at other conferences' hotel prices. The room costs are even lower next year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free internet! Students and professionals seeking to improve their skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign language classes for just $89 per person! There will be group registration opportunities online at There are simply no other local, regional or national conferences offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the Silent Weekends. Final details will be online beginning in August but the cost per person may be as low as $129 per person! Sign language DVDs are available online at - A brand new DVD "Upper Body Stretching for Repetitive Motion Injuries -- Prevention and Rehabilitation especially for deaf people who use their upper bodies a lot, and also appropriate for signers and interpreters -- is now available.! The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run for deaf babies is scheduled July 1-26, 2009. See for updates and photos. These trips will take place every year so why not make plans to join us now in 2009? Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at: .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! The Iberia Airlines have admitted guilt in not allowing three deaf passengers to board one of their planes without an interpreter accompanying them. This incident took place five years ago As admission of their guilt, the airline agreed to compensate the three deaf passengers for their inconvenience. Each deaf passenger was awarded a grand total of one Euro each. Yes, just one Euro. In USA dollars, it would be $1.42 each, not enough for a cup of coffee at local Starbucks! ... DeafLibrary Page of the Week Three Pigs The author is unknown and it is an old tale, but which stands the test of time! Do click on: (on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic will be featured every week) .. Deaf Picture of the Week: Siau Lioe deaf chef, Democracy Grille, Bethesda, Maryland .. Question of the week: Q. I need to check on the Frat insurance policy that I own. I've had no luck contacting the Frat. What should I do? A. The Frat closed down for good; all insurance policies were transferred to the Catholic Order of Foresters. All Frat policy holders were notified by mail of the change - yet some members forget or do not really realize exactly what is going on. If you own a Frat policy and wish to check on it, do go to: They will help you. send your questions to the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. .. Wish List of the Week: that Netflix will caption all and every DVD that they distribute .. DeafHistory - Looking Back: sometime during the 1920's - the first "deaf computer" was built; it was a wooden numeral vote counter, used by a Los Angeles deaf Frat division to count the votes cast. This device continued to work over the years. No one knows or remembers who built that "deaf computer." . Deaf and the Money: Cost of coffee at local Starbucks - $1.65 Money won in Iberia lawsuit - $1.42 (see Hot News above) Money in legal fees - thousands of dollars ... DeafNumbers of the Week: number of recognized sign languages in the world - 121 do click on: .. DeafDigest Sports to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on: DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail there is no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports; you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions Full Time Residential Counselors The Learning Center for the Deaf Framingham, MA The Learning Center for the Deaf has openings for Full Time Residential Counselors, Male and Female Overnight and Residential - 1-2 years direct care experience in residential program with Deaf and HOH children preferred. ASL Fluency required. Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to: Judi Broderick The Learning Center for the Deaf 848 Central Street Framingham, MA 01701 FAX: (508) 875-9203 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position available Therapist II (Signing) Regional Mental Health Center Lake County, Indiana Masters degree in Social Work or related field. Must be able to use ASL to communicate with deaf clients. Ability to work with children, adolescents and adults. Practice offers individual, couples family and group therapy modalities. Minimum of two years of experience required. License preferred. You May mail, fax, or e-mail your resume to: Geminus Corporation Attn: Recruiting 8400 Louisiana Street Merrillville, IN 46410 or or Fax: 219-757-1810 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position Vacancy Notice Total Communication/Auditory Oral Early Childhood Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind position located at Nampa, Idaho Begin Date: August 2009 Nature of Work: Develop and implement a continuum of educational activities for D/HH preschool age children; develop IEP goals and attend other meetings required for the delivery of educational services; teach one session of total communication and one session of auditory oral preschool; other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certification with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement; Early Childhood Endorsement preferred; Experience teaching deaf children in Total Communication/Auditory Oral Settings; Bachelor's degree required, Master?s degree preferred. Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits: Comprehensive fringe benefit package included. To Apply: Interested persons are to submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, copies of certification and three letters of recommendations to: Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind ATTN: Human Resources 1450 Main St Gooding, ID 83330 Location: Parkview Early Learning Center, Nampa, Idaho Closing Date: Open until filled. Successful candidate will be required to furnish a background check within three months of employment per Idaho Code 33-130. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position Vacancy Notice Department Chair: American Sign Language and Interpreting Education (ASLIE) National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, NY DESCRIPTION: NTID is one of the eight colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), a national center of educational excellence. It is located in Rochester, New York, which is home to a large and vibrant Deaf community and has been named as one of the top 100 American cities in which to raise a family. The RIT community is diverse, dynamic, and excellence-driven. Within the college of NTID, the ASLIE department provides American Sign Language instruction to the university's faculty, staff, and students. In addition, the ASLIE department educates students seeking a baccalaureate degree in the field of ASL/English interpretation. Chair responsibilities, in addition to traditional faculty responsibilities, include: Provide strategic direction for the design, delivery, and on-going evaluation of curricula; manage the composition, evaluation, and development of the department's human resources; monitor budget and maintain departmentally-assigned resources; represent the department to internal RIT and NTID stakeholders as well as national stakeholders; and provide programmatic and curricular leadership to a nationally recognized faculty in the fields of American Sign Language instruction and ASL/English Interpreting education. Review of applications will begin Sept 30th and will continue until position is filled. For a complete job description and to apply online, visit the RIT Career Zone: KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30398 Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position openings Assisted Living Aides Elwyn, Inc Media, PA (suburban Philadelphia) Elwyn Inc, a nonprofit human services organization located in suburban Philadelphia (Media) PA is currently accepting applications for the following full time and part time positions: - Assisted Living Aides: Assist elderly individuals with activities of daily living and socialization in Valley View Assisted Living Community for the Deaf, a retirement home for the elderly Deaf Minimum requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent and a current driver's license with a safe driving record. All positions require sign language fluency and a true desire to help others. Elwyn provides an excellent benefits package including tuition reimbursement, life insurance, pension plan, tax sheltered annuity, credit union, paid training and free parking in a supportive, caring environment. Please visit to find out more about Elwyn (click on Deaf Services). Resumes can be sent to Carole Surdyke at: Email: Fax: 610-891-2623 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Principal Phoenix Day School for the Deaf Phoenix, Arizona to read position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Technology Teacher Rochester School for the Deaf Rochester, NY DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: September 1, 2009 PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students, with technology as the primary focus. Serve as a resource to teachers and students in the area of technology. Serve on Technology Curriculum Committee. Participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success. Follow required NYS curriculum standards and prepare students for required NYS assessment tests. Write and implement student IEPs. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf or computer technology. New York State certification as a teacher or the ability to obtain same. Previous experience working with Deaf students and classroom integration of technology. Advanced Rating on the SCPI. 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 EOE and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Employment Opportunity Executive Director Mississippi School for the Deaf Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Department of Education 359 North West Street, Suite 359 P.O. Box 771 Jackson, MS 39205-0771 Position Vacancy: Executive Director, Mississippi School for the Deaf Go to for job description Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. The Mississippi Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Director Chicago Hearing Society Chicago, Illinois Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center is currently seeking a Director for its Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) division. CHS offers a comprehensive array of direct and support services for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, including both a social service (youth program, domestic violence, advocacy) and business components (interpreting services, audiology clinic). Responsibilities: The Director will be responsible for insuring the organization's mission, core values and strategic direction are met and, in such a manner, that optimum results are achieved based on budget and performance indicators. Evaluate business and marketing practices to recommend and implement improvements in order to improve financial strength. Additionally the Director will: maintain an active and visible role in the Deaf community to market the services of CHS and Anixter Center; determine the scope and extent of unmet advocacy needs to develop potential gap-filling services and funding requests; and participate in the regularly scheduled meetings of the Deaf Social Services Providers and other established community networks. Qualifications: Minimum of 10 years of related experience including at least 5 years of supervisory experience. Work experience should include fiscal and program management responsibilities. Master's degree desired; Business/marketing degree preferred. Must be able to communicate fluently using American Sign Language (ASL); demonstrated cultural competency within the Deaf community. Anixter Center, an EOE, affirms the values and goals of diversity. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. If you would like to support our mission to assist people with disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community, send cover letter and resume to (digital submissions encouraged): Fax: 773-973-5268 Human Resources/CHS Anixter Center 6610 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated 6/7/09 - 1 new position) position openings Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: (newest announcement - 5/31/09) - Assistant Director of Residential Services - Instructor I - Micro Systems Support Tech - Residential Advisor - High School Graduation Coach - Teacher (Blind/Deaf) - Reading Content Specialist - Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- more position openings Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: - HS Math Teacher - Middle School Language Arts Teacher - Speech Language Pathologist - Assistant Director for Instruction - Teacher - Middle School Science - Teacher - Reading Content Specialist -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated June 7th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - * Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, Riverside, Santa Ana, CA * Community Interpreter (Two positions open) - Los Angeles, CA 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 Specialist 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: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. DeafDigest offers enjoyable and productive reading both for subscribers and non-subscribers a) DeafDigest requires credit with acknowledgement and/or reimbursement for articles that are reprinted elsewhere b) DeafDigest reserves the right to revoke current subscriptions or to refuse new subscription requests; those that fail to observe e-etiquette may lead to subscription revocation c) DeafDigest reserves the right to refuse unsolicited ads, article submissions, and to withhold responses to incoming messages d) DeafDigest reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity and content e) DeafDigest bears no responsibility for claims, accuracy and legality of entire text contents and web links f) DeafDigest does not endorse material, postings and web pages and is not responsible for damages and consequences g) DeafDigest is an independent e-newsletter, not affiliated with any deaf organizations and deaf agencies h) DeafDigest advertisers of products and services must adhere to accepted business standards i) DeafDigest subscription list is proprietary and is not shared with others for marketing purposes

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