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DeafDigest Gold – September 27, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - September 27, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-scary/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-grandchild/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/comics/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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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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News of the Week

   Capitol One gave a new credit card to a deaf
individual; this deaf person had to call the 800
number to validate the card, and was told to go to
his bank to "verify" his deafness.
   He went to the bank, and the banking officer,
in a telephone call with the Capitol One customer
service representative, verified the deaf person's
deafness.
   Capitol One still refused to believe the bank's 
verification. The banking officer then handed the 
phone to the deaf person and told him to speak to 
Capitol One.
   The deaf person, whose speech was poor, said:

I am deaf; I cannot hear

   Presto, the card was activated!

   Said a deaf attorney:

There's been a lot of griping about how some Credit Card 
companies make it very difficult for deaf folks to deal 
with them.  Refusing relay calls is probably the most 
egregious.

I think that there's litigation in the works over relay 
calls.  How those cases get decided will probably go a 
long way towards answering the question.

This particular situation may have been a technical ADA 
violation, as Cap One isn't keeping up with the times to 
ensure that access is real. I'm glad that it worked out 
here, and that the inconvenience was relatively minor

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   Will sign language stand up in real emergency?
This is the question DeafDigest asks after reading about
Fort Smith's emergency operations rehearsal with 
"deaf victims".
   Fort Smith is the second largest city in Arkansas,
and the rehearsal was coordinated by a church serving
the deaf. Officers, firefighters, EMTs, medical personnel
and CERT volunteers have been learning sign language
for a few weeks and have put their new skills to the
test during the rehearsal.
   We need professional interpreters during real
emergencies, not one-time students whose sign language
skills may have gone rusty after years of non-use.

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   Dr. Salah Ali, the leading educator of the deaf in
Bahrain issued an ultimatum:

 - either start schools for the deaf

or

- mainstream all these deaf children

  He was complaining on the lack of educational
opportunities for the deaf in Bahrain.

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   A new building for the Delaware School for the Deaf
will become a reality when ground will be broken in a
ceremony on October 6th.
   The new building will just be next to the current
building.

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updated every Monday

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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
http://www.lasvegasdeaf.org/poker
 
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

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SCARY IN HEARING PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
   It is often that a deaf employee would get great
job performance reviews every year by his supervisor.
But when the supervisor leaves his employment and
a new supervisor his hired, he may not like the
deaf and may give the deaf employee a bad job
performance review!
   Scary that one year great job performance review
and next year a bad job performance review.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-scary/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)



A CUTE HEARING GRANDCHILD
   A deaf husband and wife both have a cute hearing
grandchild from their hearing daughter.
   The cute child knows that her grandparents are
deaf - but she thinks everyone is deaf. When she
grows up she then realizes there are deaf people
and there are hearing people!


- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-grandchild/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)


A DEAF DELIVERY MAN FOR THE UPS!
   The UPS reached settlement on a job discrimination
lawsuit with deaf applicants. They wanted jobs as
delivery drivers and UPS would not hire them on account
of their deafness. The lawsuit was in California.
   Well, DeafDigest learned that Carl Scarna, a
deaf New Yorker, worked for UPS as a delivery
man! 
   Delivery as in driving these famous brown UPS
trucks?


COMIC BOOK STORE CLOSING UP
   There was a story in a newspaper of yet another
comic book store closing up due to lack of patronage.
   Years way back comic books used to be wildly
popular.
   Many older deaf individuals have thanked comic books
for learning English, grammar and vocabulary.




GETTING A TABLE AT A FANCY RESTAURANT
   In big cities, certain restaurants hold tables 
for famous people. These tables are not reserved
but just left unattended in case famous people
show up unannounced and without reservations.
   Always wondering if a deaf couple enters
that fancy restaurant and is led to a table they
do not like (bad lightning or narrow table
or bad seats or whatever) and insist that they
be seated at a better table. And then to point
at a certain table they want to sit.
   What is the waiter going to do? No restaurant
wants a public scene if deaf diners are forced 
to sit at a table they do not want! 
   And panic-stricken waiters do not communicate 
that well with the deaf!


WALKING THE DOG
   To walk the dog in a big city is to attract
queries from passersby - like:

- what is the breed?
- how old is the dog?
- what is the dog's name?
- is the dog a Doberman Pincher or a Pit Bull?

  A hearing person could field these questions,
and allow strangers to pet the dog.
  It is a challenge for a deaf person walking
the dog. It is also lucky to have certain
easily-pronounced words like the following:

- breed (coon)
- age (showing 4 fingers on a hand)
- name (Squeak, somehow hearing people can follow it)

   One drawback is that dogs may be fighting or crying
as the deaf would not know if it is crying or growling!


AN ORAL SCHOOL HORROR STORY
   What was an oral school horror story? Years ago,
at 47 School for the Deaf in New York, the fingers
of deaf children were taped together so that they
could not sign.
   That must be way back before the 1940's. No
school can get away with it nowadays!



FATHER OF CUED SPEECH WAS NOT A DEAF PERSON
   Many of us know that Dr. R. Orin Cornett invented
the Cued Speech. He was a hearing person who met the
deaf for the first time in life when he accepted a
position at Gallaudet University in the fall of
1965.
   It is amazing that a few deaf history web sites 
and famous deaf web sites count him as a hearing person!




TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

(series to be run on a weekly basis until list of
tales run out)

At one Domino store where I delivered pizzas, there was
a deaf woman who made pizzas. When she applied for the
job, the manager refused to hire her because of her
deafness. She persisted and asked to make one pizza
just to prove to him how wrong he was.

Her lightning speed in making that one pizza landed
her a permanent job on the spot.




If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an
interesting tale, please share it with: 

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Deaf Girls Can't Hear You Coming 


This was the ad posted on the side of buses in Chicago.
Public uproar forced the management to remove these
ads

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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 
http://www.DrSign.com 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
http://www.DrSign.com -

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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html
for an article from a newspaper.

See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com 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:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   For reasons of their own entertainers do not like to
have interpreters share the stage with them. Does not
matter when interpreters stand on the end of the stage,
not stealing attention from the entertainers.
   Chad Kroeger, a singer with the Nickelback, shouted
profanities upon finding an interpreter sharing the
stage with him. The interpreter had no choice except
to interpret every single bad word Kroeger said!

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

>From time to time DeafDigest will post Deaf Poems.

Here is one at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-poem2/


(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic 
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

alumni gathering at St Mary's School for the Deaf last year

http://www.smsdk12.org/alumni.htm

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Question of the week:

Q. From 1864 to 1969, which is 105 years, Gallaudet
had how many presidents?

A. Three

Edward Miner Gallaudet, 1864-1910 
Percival Hall, 1910-1945 
Leonard M. Elstad, 1945-1969 

it, indeed, was a "lifetime" job. Times have
changed. 21st century is not 19th century!



send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that we would survive the suspense awaiting the
announcement of the next Gallaudet president

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1871 - The Glasgow Deaf Athletic FC
(Scotland) was founded. It continues as
the world's oldest deaf athletic team

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Deaf and the Money:

$500,000

Rush Limbaugh's donation to House Ear Institute

why cannot he donate $250,000 each to the NAD and
to AgBell, both of which are badly in need of funds?

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

- 93 percent

- fill rate of interpreter requests 7/1/08 and 6/30/09 
by DILA, an agency on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Many agencies complain on having to turn away interpreting
requests because of shortage of interpreters.

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DeafDigest Sports

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subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports in depth!

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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

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508/875-9203
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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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:
http://www.goshen.edu/employment

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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 mailto:CEO-SuperintendentSearch@lexnyc.org

Call For Nominations will close November 30, 2009

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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
http://www.csdb.org , 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:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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:

mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org

or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you
are interested in

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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:

http://deafdigest.com/ntidadmissions

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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 
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm  )

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular 
position to:
        
You may email your application package to 
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

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 http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu
 
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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 
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm )  

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular 
position to:
        
You may email your application package to 
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

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 http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu

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(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:

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetfaculty

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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 mailto:dila@dila.org

You may also apply on line at http://www.dila.org

Position is open until filled

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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:  http://mycareer.rit.edu                                                      
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                         
KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30398

Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer.

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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
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=785

- Assistant Director of Residential Services 
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=752

- Residential Advisor
http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc

- Teacher (Blind/Deaf) 
http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc

- Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly)
http://www.deafdigest.com/sub.doc

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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
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=775

- Teacher - Middle School Science
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

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(updated September 27th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Administrative Assistant - Cypress, CA (OCDEAF)

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA



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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources 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: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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