• Ohio

Deaf Services Center

Seeking Passionate Leader:
Executive Director for Deaf Services Center, Inc

Key Responsibilities:

1. Vision and Strategy:
     a. Develop and articulate a clear vision and strategic direction for the organization in
collaboration with the board of directors and key stakeholders.
     b. Set organizational goals and objectives aligned with the mission and ensure effective
implementation and evaluation of strategies.

2. Organizational Leadership:
     a. Lead and inspire diverse staff and volunteers to achieve the organization's goals and
objectives.
     b. Foster a culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and accountability within the organization.
     c. Provide mentorship, professional development opportunities, and support to staff
members.

3. Fundraising and Financial Management:
     a. Develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies to ensure the
organization's financial sustainability.
     b. Cultivate relationships with donors, sponsors, and funding partners to secure financial
support.
     c. Oversee the organization's budget, financial planning, and reporting processes to ensure fiscal responsibility and transparency.

4. Program Development and Implementation:
     a. Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services
that meet the needs of the Deaf community.
     b. Ensure that programs are culturally and linguistically accessible and aligned with best
practices and evidence-based approaches.

5. Advocacy and Community Engagement:
     a. Serve as a spokesperson and advocate for the Deaf community, representing the
organization in public forums, media appearances, and legislative advocacy efforts.
     b. Build and maintain partnerships with other organizations, government agencies, and
stakeholders to advance the rights and interests of the Deaf community.

6. Governance and Compliance:
      a. Work closely with the board of directors to ensure effective governance, including board recruitment, orientation, and ongoing engagement.
      b. Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and ethical standards governing
nonprofit organizations.

7. Talent Management:
     a. Attract, retain, and develop top talent to build a high-performing team capable of
executing the agency's strategy and delivering results.
     b. Foster a culture of diversity, inclusion, and employee engagement to drive innovation
and creativity.

8. Risk Management:
     a. Identify and mitigate potential risks and vulnerabilities that may impact the company's
reputation, financial performance, or operations.
     b. Develop contingency plans and crisis management protocols to ensure business
continuity in the face of unforeseen events.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Demonstrated at least five-seven years of leadership experience, preferably in nonprofit
    organizations serving the Deaf community or disability rights.
  • Strong strategic planning and organizational development skills.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building abilities.
  • Preferably, a history of successful fundraising and financial management.
  • Knowledge of relevant policies, legislation, and issues impacting the Deaf community.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles.
  • A bachelor's degree is required, and an advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred.

The Executive Director of the Deaf Services Center plays a crucial role in advocating for the rights and well-being of the Deaf community, promoting accessibility, and fostering empowerment and inclusion. This position requires a passionate and dedicated leader committed to positively impacting the lives of Deaf individuals and their families.

The salary for the CEO position would be commensurate with the candidate's experience, qualifications, and the organization's budgetary constraints.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to board@dsc.org outlining your qualifications and experience relevant to the Executive Director position at our nonprofit Deaf organization. We look forward to reviewing your application and learning more about how your skills align with our mission and goals.