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DeafDigest Gold – September 20, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - September 20, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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Our racers are competitive in the lower professional levels on local tracks. One of them is Kris Martin, a Canadian who races on the Ontario race tracks. How does he communicate with his crew and with his spotters during the races? Hand signals? No. Cardboard signs? No. His eyes only? No. A hearing aid manufacturer - Phonak Hearing Systems has designed a special radio for him to hear his crew and spotters. Not sure if other deaf racers use this type of equipment. .. Could a deaf janitor become a disk jockey of a college radio station? This is the story of Brad Barratt who operates his own radio show on the University of Vermont FM network. The show title is "Janitors From Mars!", a heavy rock show that airs on Saturday nights. He is no longer a janitor but a student at University of Vermont. .. A tale of two bills on Capitol Hill: - HR 3101 - would require captions on anything that is on the internet. Status - pending. - HR 3200 - would give doctors authority to make infant hearing decisions, meaning forcing CI on them. Status - struggle between pro-CI and anti-CI factions .. looking for adoptive families for 5 deaf/hoh children in China Alliance For Children, a US-based international adoption agency, is looking for adoptive families for 5 Deaf/HOH children currently living in an orphanage in China: - Gui, an incredibly bright, inquisitive, engaging 12 year old boy - Fu, an easygoing, playful, adaptable 9 year old boy - Hong, a sweet, shy, lovable 9 year old girl - Ling, a smart, happy, wonderful 9 year old girl - Tie, an affectionate, charming 5 year old boy. These children are in great need of permanent, loving homes, positive Deaf role models, and opportunities they are not likely to have in their current situation. Medical reports, photos, and videos are available. For further info, including process, time frames, costs, requirements, please contact Renee Lubowich at: .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL ALL SIMPLICITY PRODUCTS 10% OFF! Save 10% on all Simplicity Signalers during the month of September! That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or receiver is on sale. Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: for more details. (Use code WCID909 to order) For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology .............................................................. .............................................................. Attention - Deaf and Hearing Poker Players The 5th Annual Las Vegas World Deaf Poker Tournament Saturday, October 10, 2009, 10 am, at the world's famous and historical Binion's Gambling Hall. The popular "no limit, Texas hold'em" will be played. Hearing players are invited. Binion's Gambling Hall is known to be the first to host the World Series of Poker. They have two floors of poker tables which indicates they are the best in what they do. They have installed up to date TV monitors and other features to make this tournament a dream. Ask any of the previous players and fans from the past 4 years how they enjoyed the experience. They will tell you how exciting it was. This year will be better. For example, based on 300 entries, 1st place winner will receive $27,000. Las Vegas is designated as the Poker Capital of the world. There is no place in the world like it. Southern Nevada Silver Knights is a non-profit 501 c-3 organization and all of the volunteers are serving without pay. All net proceeds will go to charities to provide aid and welfare to the deaf communities in need. To access our web site for registrations, etc, go to Doors will be open for pre-paid and on site payments and registration on Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 6 am. Tournament will start at 10 am Saturday, October 10, 2009. We are looking forward to see all of you in Las Vegas for many exciting poker experiences .............................................................. ONLY DEAF IN A DINING GROUP Many times when a group goes to a restaurant there is an only deaf person in it. The deaf person is lost; he cannot follow the conversation, so he is left alone with his own thoughts and dreaming. Yet, when the group leaves the restaurants this deaf person is thanked by the hearing diners for showing up. Why? - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) OLDEST DEAF BOOKS IN LIBRARY Which library has the world's oldest books on deafness? Almost all of us would say Gallaudet library. That answer is wrong. The library at Washington University of St Louis has deafness library books that are over 500 years old! - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ONLY IN MARYLAND Only in Maryland or does it happen anywhere in USA? This concerns a woman, not deaf, who was fired from her job as manager of Department of Transportation Emergency Response Services. What was her background before taking on the job that she was fired for? It was as Ice Dancer. What about it? Well, it was some time ago that the manager of the Maryland Relay Service & Telecommunications Access of Maryland did not have a background in deafness. His background was as a florist. Only in Maryland or happens everywhere in USA? NCAA DOES NOT RECOGNIZE SIGN LANGUAGE! As a matter of irony, or timing as USA Today ran a piece this week on a list of deaf athletes that play on hearing college teams, a separate story surfaced at the same time. It said that NCAA does not recognize Sign Language classes. This involved a player from University of Washington whose credit for a high school sign language class was rejected by the NCAA. It jeopardized his eligibility to get a football scholarship. Luckily for him, NCAA accepted credits for his classes in poetry and literature. Warning for hearing athletes, if you wish to get a college scholarship, do not take sign language classes. NCAA's logic is faulty. Who knows - some of these players could become interpreters or teachers of the deaf in the future! TAKING PICTURES OF A FASHION SHOW Fashion shows are everywhere. Models walk up and down the catwalk, showing the latest fashion in clothing. And photographers jostle each other for the best spots to take pictures. Mandi Leonard, not deaf, is a force in the London fashion events. In an interview, she said she arranged for her first fashion show, by only inviting just one photographer to take pictures. That photographer was deaf. His pictures propelled her to success in the fashion business. A SPECIAL DANCING SHOES People in ballet wear ballet shoes. What about deaf ballerinas who cannot hear music? Well, a company has come up with a pair of vibrating ballet shoes that would allow the deaf to feel the musical vibrations. Would it work? DeafDigest editor knows of two deaf individuals that excelled in ballet - the late Sam Edwards and Joe Templin. And they only used regular ballet shoes. Edwards performed on national TV a couple of times in the seventies. THE CAN NETWORK The abbreviation CAN stands for Cochlear Awareness Network. It consists of implantees, parents and interested individuals. The mission is to share experiences with CI and to offer advice and all that. CAN was formed by Cochlear Americas, and the mission is not to favor a certain CI brand at the expense of another CI brand. Fishy? DeafDigest think so; when corporations form a consumer advisory group, it is geared to promote their own brands. Hence, DeafDigest is not sure of CAN's neutrality. A LIPREADER'S NIGHTMARE What is a lipreader's nightmare? It is when a deaf lipreader is invited to a large gathering. And everyone in that large gathering spoke without moving their lips. This happened to DeafDigest editor recently. Luckily he had a couple of people that interpreted for him. TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS (series to be run on a weekly basis until list of tales run out) most customers don't care if you are deaf (or hearing, for that matter) as long as you deliver pizza on time because they're already hungry 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? deaf men tuning a piano it is pretty much insulting; we should twist this around and make such phrases like this - hearing men, with no ASL knowledge, attending ASL-signing convention .............................................................. .............................................................. 31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010 Signing Greeting Cards ASL and Interpreting DVDs We had over 600 at the recent silent weekend. 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 offered) 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! Early bird registration is due October 15 at and begins at $129. There are simply no other local, regional or national conferences offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the Silent Weekends. Just check them out! Sign language DVDs are available online at - A DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough" to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available. The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run for deaf babies is finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle benefit run. See,5143,705315218,00.html for an article from a newspaper. See for updates and photos. These trips will take place every year so why not make plans to join us now in 2010 for a Bed and Breakfast tour? Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at: .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! Army leaders are now pushing for their troops to wear special earplugs that is supposed to protect their hearing. It is called "the Combat Arms Earplug." It has an adjustable switch that would regulate the sound that enters the ear. .. DeafLibrary Page of the Week Wrong ways to sign in ASL (as adapted, and edited from ASL Rose ) please click on: (on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic will be featured every week) .. Deaf Picture of the Week: Jerry Lee past president, Gallaudet University; while Dr Elisabeth Zinser was the last hearing president of Gallaudet University, she only served a few days before resigning because of the Deaf President Now protest. For all practical purposes Dr. Lee was the last hearing president to serve an extended term (3 years). He is now the Chancellor, National University System & President Emeritus, National University .. Question of the week: Q. I wear a hearing aid. Which cell phone is best for a hearing aid user? A. Impossible to answer; no two cell phones and no two hearing aids work the same - a personal choice and a personal decision - what one may work for one person may not work for other person and vice versa. send your questions to the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. .. Wish List of the Week: Since air travel can be chaotic (switched flights, switched times, switched seating assignments, and incorrect weight on luggage scales, etc), the airports will have a way of telling the deaf passengers exactly what is going on .. DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1958 - the congress passed a new law - PL 85-905; it created the Captioned Films of the Deaf, which made it possible to watch captioned movies on 16 mm movie projectors at clubs and at homes .. Deaf and the Money: $20,000 cost of interpreters that covered a criminal case in a South Dakota court room involving a deaf defendant .. DeafNumbers of the Week: workload of the Executive Director/CEO of a deaf social service agency - 200 meetings in one year - 100 speeches in one year on deaf-related issues .. 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 are no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports; you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports in depth! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening ASL Specialist The Learning Center for the Deaf Framingham, Massachusetts Seeking ASL SPECIALIST to provide ASL assessment and instructional support to all age levels. Requires BA/BS degree and experience teaching ASL classes. Functions and responsibilities include working with teachers and support staff to develop and teach ASL goals for classroom based instruction and individual student needs. Competitive salary, full range of benefits. Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to: Lynn Marshall The Learning Center for the Deaf 848 Central Street Framingham, MA 01701 Fax: 508/875-9203 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening ASL Program Director Goshen College Goshen Indiana Goshen College seeks Program Director/Instructor for growing American Sign Language and Interpreting major/minor to begin fall semester of the 2010-2011 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching upper level ASL-English Interpreting and related courses; oversight of internships; and continued program development. PhD preferred, Master's degree required, in linguistics, education, sign language interpreting or related field; multicultural experience preferred; ASLTA certification or working toward certification. Goshen College is a liberal arts institution of 1,000 students dedicated to the development of informed, articulate, sensitive and responsible Christians. It is nationally ranked for its study abroad programs. As a ministry of the Mennonite Church, the institution seeks to integrate Christian values with educational and professional life. Goshen College has adopted five core values around which programs are built: 1) Christ-centered; 2) Passionate Learners; 3) Servant Leaders; 4) Compassionate Peacemakers; and (5) Global Citizens. To apply, see the position announcement at: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- call for nominations Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer Lexington School and Center for the Deaf Jackson Heights, NY The Board of Trustees of the Lexington School and Center for the Deaf seeks an experienced and proven innovative administrator to join us and lead as Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Lexington has served the Deaf and hard of hearing community of the New York Metropolitan area since 1864, as a leading educational, advocacy, vocational and social service agency. The Lexington Board of Trustees is seeking a leader for this multi-faceted agency consisting of the following: 1. The Lexington School for the Deaf which is a privately run school funded mainly by the state of New York with a 140+ year history of educational excellence and innovation. The school's enrollment of approximately 340 students, infants through 21 years, makes it the largest school for the Deaf in the state of New York. 2. The Lexington Center for Mental Health Services which includes an outpatient clinic and specializes in infant, child, adult and family services. 3. The Lexington Vocational Services Center which offers supported employment and independent living skills to Deaf and hard of hearing adults throughout the metropolitan area. 4. The Lexington Hearing & Speech Center, which provides audiological and speech services to the community including an Early Intervention Program for families with young children who are Deaf or hard of hearing. 5. The Lexington Child Care Center which operates a Universal Pre-K program for children in the local community. 6. The Lexington School for the Deaf Foundation, which serves as the fundraising arm of Lexington Center. Scope of Duties: 1. The Superintendent/CEO reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the orderly management and supervision of all aspects of the operation of the Lexington School and Center for the Deaf. 2. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for the strategic planning, financial management, development and evaluation of all programs. 3. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for establishing and cultivating relationships between and among all stakeholders including employees, families, inter-affiliate relations, government agencies and the public. 4. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for developing and managing fundraising strategies to maintain and expand revenues from government and private sectors. Qualifications: 1. Experienced and proven Senior Executive capable of providing strong leadership and managing/supervising multiple functions (finance, information technology, operations, educational instruction, development, and outreach, etc.), with responsibility for 10 direct reports and a total staff of approximately 350. 2. Certified or eligible for certification as a New York State School Administrator. 3. Experience preferred, but not required, in the field of education and social services programs for individuals with hearing disabilities. The ability to identify, evaluate and initiate a wide range of contemporary services for the Deaf and hard of hearing individuals is also preferred. 4. Fluent in American Sign Language. Qualified candidates should submit resume with salary requirements by U.S. Postal mail to: Claudia Gordon, Esq., Chairperson, Search Committee Lexington School and Center for the Deaf 30th Ave. & 75th Street Jackson Heights, NY 11370 Or via email to Call For Nominations will close November 30, 2009 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- current vacancy Teacher of the Deaf - Middle School, Language Arts Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Colorado Springs, CO The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Applications are being accepted for a current vacancy for Teacher of the Deaf - Middle School, Language Arts. Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB's website at , where the official job announcement may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities and qualification requirements, under non-classified employment. Position is open until filled. Salary based on appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits. Interviews to be conducted on-site at CSDB. Interested persons are invited to send a letter of interest, current resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and a copy of current teacher certification to: ATTENTION: Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 578-2114 (phone) (719) 578-2239 (fax) E-mail: CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- seeking qualified individuals - Science Teacher - Math Teacher - Speech Teacher The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf Jackson Heights, NY The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has served the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of the New York metropolitan area since 1864. Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range of important areas. Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy, and social service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Lexington provides a comprehensive education for children and parents in its Ready-to-Learn Program, ages 0-3, preschool, elementary, middle and high school programs, a foreign language transitional program, and the Special Education Unit for deaf with multiple disabilities. The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State Education Department. The high school is fully-accredited and like public high schools confers New York State Regents and Individual Education Plan (IEP) diplomas. Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, various universities and other two year colleges, or go directly into the work force or into further training programs. Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following job openings: - Science Teacher (Must possess Deaf Ed certification) - Math Teacher (Must possess Deaf Ed certification) - Speech Teacher (NYS Certification required- TSHH) Please email your resume to: or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you are interested in -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- seeking applicants NTID Director of Admissions National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY to read the position description and applications procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING POSITION: Administrator 3 (Director of the Collegiate Education for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons) Northwestern CT Community College Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098 12-Month, Management Position ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: July 1, 2010 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree and two years experience working with the deaf and hearing impaired in a rehabilitation teaching or interpreting setting including two years supervisory or management experience; fluent in American Sign Language; knowledge of The Bilingual-Bicultural Deaf Education philosophy, familiarity with English as a second language for deaf students, excellent communication skills Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their experience has prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons. RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Dean of Administration, the Director of the Collegiate Education for the Deaf Hard of Hearing Persons is responsible for supervision, leadership and direction of the Collegiate Education for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons. The Director also recruits deaf and hard of hearing students to Northwestern; meets students, teachers and parents interested in college program; acts as liaison between college and agencies serving deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Additional key effectiveness areas include staff management, program development, budget & grant development/management and marketing and enrollment management. MINIMUM SALARY: $66,523 annual approximate, plus excellent medical insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits. TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AND REFERENCE JOB: CED03 (Only competed application packages will be accepted for consideration) - Letter of Intent - Resume - Typed Employment Application (available at ) - Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution - Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular position to: You may email your application package to Or mail to: Fran Almeida Pistilli Director of Human Resources Northwestern CT Community College Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application materials must be received on or before October 10, 2009 NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit our website at -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING POSITION: Instructor in Interpreter Preparation - American Sign Language/English Northwestern CT Community College Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098 10 Months, Tenure-Track Position MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The ideal faculty candidate holds a Master?s degree in Interpreting for the Deaf, ASL, or related field. College teaching experience and NIC/RID certification are preferred. Evidence of understanding learning styles, curriculum development, overall computer literacy, and awareness of pedagogical practices and trends that have an impact on interpreter preparation also are preferred. A demonstrated understanding of the mission of the comprehensive community college and its diverse student population is essential. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons. RESPONSIBILITIES Under the direction of the Academic Division Director responsibilities include: teaching a range of interpreting and lower level ASL courses, using various delivery systems, from lecture to hybrid/online; evaluating student learning; providing academic advising; assessing and revising individual and program syllabi, materials, and instructional methods periodically; plus outreach and recruitment for the program. Other responsibilities include maintaining currency in teaching techniques, participation in departmental and college-wide committees, and campus service. MINIMUM SALARY $46,316 approximate annual, plus excellent medical insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits. TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AND REFERENCE JOB: IPP01 (Only complete application packages will be accepted for consideration) - Letter of Intent - Resume - Typed Employment Application (available at ) - Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution - Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular position to: You may email your application package to Or mail to: Fran Almeida Pistilli Director of Human Resources Northwestern CT Community College Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application materials must be received on or before October 10, 2009. NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit our website at -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (re-posted) position opening (contingent on funding) Tenure Track Faculty position Gallaudet University Washington, DC seeking full time tenure track faculty member who will be assigned to one of the following departments: - Psychology - Linguistics - Education - ASL/Deaf Studies to read the position description and on application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position Announcement Job Coach Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc Salisbury, Maryland Full/Part Time Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life. Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals with various levels of hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication for successful employment outcomes. Requirements: High school diploma or GED required. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or sign language a must. Excellent people and interpersonal skills. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver's license. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills (such as sequence, quality, and quantity); job-related skills (such as grooming, socializing with coworkers, or managing one's paycheck); and work behaviors (such as accepting supervision, following instruction). Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays; 10 paid annual leave days ; 2 personal leave days; 10 paid sick days and more. To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to: Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. Human Resources Department 806 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, Maryland 21804 or fax to 410-543-4874 Or email You may also apply on line at Position is open until filled -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: - Assistant Director for Student Services - Assistant Director of Residential Services - Residential Advisor - Teacher (Blind/Deaf) - 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: - School Social Worker - Teacher - Middle School Science -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated September 20th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima, CA - Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA - Community Advocate - Bakersfield, CA - Placement Coordinator - Crenshaw, 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. 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