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DeafDigest Gold – May 30, 2010

DeafDigest Gold – May 30, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs’ litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm’s clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg – we have a
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follow instructions on the screen.


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)


Hot Deaf News during the week:

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

How should police officers deal with the deaf?

Young deaf woman wanting to become a doctor

– Very Hot News

Computer virus sneaking its way into a CI!
A joke? No, according to Mark Gasson, a British
internet expert.

Wanting to prove to the world that a CI is not
immune to a virus, he deliberately implanted
himself with an infected chip inside his wrist.

Alas, this virus wrecked havoc with various
systems around him.

Gasson, by the way, is not deaf.

– Thursday May 27th

A new Family Resource Center at the Clinical
Research Building is being built at the
Miller School of Medicine of the University of

A $5 million donation has made it possible.
Making the donation is restaurateur Barton
G. Weiss.

The restaurateur’s daughter was born deaf and so
he wanted to see the center help families of
deaf children.

– Friday May 28th

Political promises are what all elected public officials
make all the time. It is an occupational hazard.

North Carolina governor Sonny Perdue made a promise.

The promise is that North Carolina School for the Deaf at
Morganton will not be closed.

He said:
We’re going to save the school for the deaf. You can take
it to the bank

Time will tell if he sincerely sticks to his promise.

– Saturday May 29th

American-born Louise Stern, who is deaf and a performer on stage and
film, has been profiled in a nice article in a British newspaper,
chronicling her involvement in the hearing European world in
arts, writing and acting.

(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday
Hot Deaf News)


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Maine Human Rights Commission ruled that J&M Camper Sales &
Service was guilty of discrimination against a deaf individual.

William Tarr, Carmel, Maine, placed a relay call with the
business, wanting to purchase parts for his camper. The business
refused to accept his relay call, insisting that he contact
them via email.

Maine law does not allow decisions by the commission to be
punitive, but that it may lead to lawsuits.

It is Tarr’s call to accept the win as a matter of principle
or to pursue it further in a future lawsuit.


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Big companies hire expensive lobbyists because they
want some laws to be passed by legislators.
The best lobbyists in USA work in Washington, DC
and they meet with senators and representatives
every day.
Many deaf organizations want to hire lobbyists
but can’t afford the high salaries.
Yet, we have a deaf lobbyist, who was successful
in seeing that the hearing aid bill get passed by
the State House in North Carolina. He will lobby
the State Senate, hoping they will also pass the
hearing aid bill.
Who is that deaf lobbyist. Collin Tastet!
Who is he? He is 9 years old! Yes, he is deaf.

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:

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

Last week DeafDigest video asked if Wegmans
supermarket has deaf employees with “ASL” on
their name tags.
It was learned that the Wegmans in Rochester,
NY, has several dozen deaf employees and
they all have “ASL” on their name tags.
DeafDigest wishes that stores will hire
ASL people (either deaf or Coda) and wear
name tags with “ASL” on it.

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:

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

DeafDigest editor remembers a deaf man who
was employed by an architectural firm during
the seventies.
The economy was bad, and the architectural
firm was laying off people left and right.
But the deaf person was never laid off.
Why? Even though he did not have a degree
in architecture, he was probably the firm’s
best employee. He was able to perform many
tasks, the firm’s Jack of all Trades. While
he did not do the design work, he did
“everything” else.
Why is DeafDigest mentioning this? A
deaf engineer told DeafDigest:

My boss was laid off and I am still here.
So someone is looking out for me.  The
company gives the person 15 minutes to clean
out desk and turn badge in and then gets
escorted out.

Yes, it is very scary, and at the same
time, it pays to be the best.

What is a Coda Tune Out? Codas that are not bothered
by noise pollution because they’re so pretty much
used to it.
An example in point – which is a true story –
deaf parents wanted to buy a house located in a
noisy environment. Because of the noise, the price
of the house was a bargain.
Aware of noise pollution the parents asked their
hearing children if noise was a problem.
All of the hearing children said no!

Even though hearing aids help many deaf people
to hear better, they consider it a stigma, and a
source of embarrassment.
Kate Cross, Somerset, England, wears a hearing aid
and has decided to be creative about it.
She has come up with a line of hearrings, as a fashion
piece for hearing aid users. People looking at hearrings,
attached to the ears, would “overlook” the hearing aids!
Time is too soon to see if her hearrings accessory
business has taken off.

A past administrator of educational programs for the
deaf made this comment regarding mental health needs
of the deaf:

It would be great if the new national health care law
would provide for services for the deaf. I, honestly,
do not hold up much hope for it.

(end of series)

What is a different way of describing an
oral education organization?
It is called:

National Alliance for the Deaf Kids Talking

It is in New Zealand.

We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

National Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site,
click on:


my puppy chewed the hearing aid


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Alexander Graham Bell majored in vocal
physiology in college

Vocal physiology? Same thing as oral education
of the deaf


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With enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL — two-time
Teacher of the Year at the University of Florida


Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City,
Kansas have agreed with The U.S. Department of Justice to
have its police officers provide acceptable level of services
to those that are deaf and hard of hearing.


Deaf Picture of the Week:

Erin Wilkinson
she believes she is Canada’s first deaf linguistics professor


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I noticed that on the top of Blue and Gold editions,
there is a text masthead that says:

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I want to subscribe to “America’s Unique Deaf Stories”.
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Wish List of the Week:

DeafDigest reaffirms its wish of last week that
the highly controversial California
AB 2072 amendment (to prevent ASL deaf groups
from giving input to parents of newly
born deaf) be shot down


DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1979 – Nellie Willhite, South Dakota’s legendary
deaf pilot, flies for the last time.

Story is at:


Deaf and the Money:

There is a basketball tickets scandal going on at
University of Kansas where officials were pocketing
a lot of money off these scalped NCAA tournament

Never happened to the deaf in the world of sports?

It has happened, sort of, but not with basketball
tickets but with airfare tickets. Deaf basketball
teams, flying to tournaments across the nation,
were desperate for cut-rate airfares.

Two deaf individuals were involved, during the
eighties, with these cut-rate tickets where they
allegedly pocketed a lot of money. In Deaf Community
circles, these were called “hot tickets.” How and to
what extent were these two deaf individuals able to
obtain cut-rate tickets and resell these for huge
profits, DeafDigest does not know – but the operation
closed up suddenly when there was heat from airline
and government authorities. DeafDigest knows these
two individuals but their identities shall remain
a secret.


DeafNumbers of the Week:

Deaf people in Canada

– one in 10 people in Canada have some degree of hearing loss
(according to Canadian Hard of Hearing Association)

– 310,000 profoundly deaf Canadians and possibly 2.8
million hard of hearing Canadians
(according to Canadian Association of the Deaf)

as of 2008, Canadian population is 33,212,696

so, according to Canadian Hard of Hearing Association,
there are 3.3 million Canadians with hearing losses

which is correct – 2.8 million hard of hearing Canadians
or 3.3 million hard of hearing Canadians?

Your call!



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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

– newspaper write up on Cyron Stokes, of Virginia SD & B

– a deaf soccer coach in Frederick, MD

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Community Support Provider
Washington, DC

Full time

Hearing impaired and minority persons encouraged to apply

Full-time Community Support Provider responsible for provision of
Community Support Services/Case Management services to mentally ill
deaf adults in  the community. Flexible hours and benefits.

Prefer Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or equivalent
field; prefer one year experience in mental health, case management
and supportive counseling; fluency in sign language and knowledgeable
about  psycho-social aspects of deafness. Valid Driver’s  license

$32,000-$36,000;  benefits include health, dental and leave

Send or fax resume to :

Laurie Hooper, Clinical Director
3521 12th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017


Fax 202-832-8454


seeking applications
BC/BE Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychiatrist
Deaf Services Center
in the Philadelphia suburbs (Pennsylvania)

Deaf Services Center, a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and hard of hearing children and
adults is seeking a BC/BE Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychiatrist

Full or Part time – no weekend hours

no on call.

Work directly with emotionally disturbed deaf/hard of hearing
children and their families from a diverse cultural and clinical

Adults with a range of diagnoses are also served by our program.

Our team of professionals includes American Sign Language
interpreters and deaf staff who can support a psychiatrist who
is interested in working with this unique population and program

Responsible for evaluations and medication management.

Located in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Send resume to:

or contact Wendy Heines at 215-884-9770.


Employment opportunity – full time
Referral Services Supervisor
The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Based out of our Boston office, this position is responsible for the
supervision of all interpreter/CART referral staff and the overall
operations of the referral department and related activities.

The incumbent of this position will provide advocacy, training and
technical assistance related to interpreter and CART issues; evaluate
interpreter/CART referral activities in order to determine progress and
effectiveness and make recommendations for improvement; and participate in
the recruiting, training and monitoring of freelance interpreters and CART

This position is also responsible for assisting in training
and monitoring of computerized referral program and reporting to
management on activities, data and results related to Interpreter/CART

For a detailed description of this position, minimum entrance
requirements, or to send your resume, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Kate Loughran, Human
Resources Liaison, at 617-740-1632 (v), 866-970-7177 (VP), 617-740-1732
(tty), or email at


position availability
Educational Sign Language Interpreter
Chadron Public Schools
Chadron, Nebraska

Educational Sign Language Interpreter for Middle School needed
for 2010-11 school year.

ASL preferred.

Minimum requirements include HS Diploma/GED and 3.5 competency
level on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)
or 4.0 competency level on either the National Association of the
Deaf (NAD) or the Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) or hold a
Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf Certification (RID).

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact Lou Alcorn, Special Education Director, Chadron Public Schools,
at 308-432-0717.


position announcement
Case Management Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
position available in Las Vegas, Nevada

ORGANIZATION: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC)
is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and
direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education
services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las

Type of appointment: Full-Time
Location: Position available in Las Vegas
Posting date: May 17, 2010
Closing date: June 1, 2010

Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher
quality of life for its clients and promote equitable access to
health/medical, education, social, employment and legal services.
Individual will also provide communication assistance/translation services
as well as ensure that appropriate information pertaining to clients’
needs is accurately met.  Individual will provide accurate
identification/assessment of clients’ telecommunication needs and will
conduct appropriate equipment distribution tailored to the needs of the
client.  Will provide expertise in the field as needed.  Will coordinate
training/mentoring activities for general public and the client DHHARC
serves.  Conducts developmental and implement program activities for
DHHARC.  Participate in technology/equipment distribution responsibilities
of the Center.  Willingness to conduct outreach/education responsibilities
as assigned.  Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening
and weekend hours when needed.  Ability to work independently as well as a
team is essential.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

– Knowledge of advocacy techniques
– Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
– Maintain effective record keeping practices

– Two years experience working with deaf and hard of hearing
populations in a social service sector setting

– Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Deaf and HOH

– Knowledge of all telecommunication equipments, Relay systems and

– Familiar with evaluation and assessment methodologies
– Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices.

– Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of
Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and
Deaf populations.

– Fluency in ASL

All applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and three
letters of reference to:

999 Pyramid Way,
Sparks, NV 89431.

(June 1, 2010)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge,
skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national
origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996
FAX or 775-434-0290 VP


position opening
Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services
NTID Access Services
Rochester, NY

The Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services provides strategic
leadership to and direction for the Institute’s access service functions
serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students, faculty/staff and visitors.

– PhD or EdD in educational administration/leadership, special
education, communication needs/assessment and similar programs.

– Minimum ten years experience in management responsibilities in
secondary and/or post-secondary education.

– A superior level of knowledge and skill in American Sign Language
and Deaf Culture.

– Ability to implement both strategic and tactical plans for Access

– Ability to effectively collaborate with institutional and external
research and development programs.

– Ability to demonstrate competencies using shared governance
processes and/or participative involvement in decision-making

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  Members of protected classes and individuals with the
ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
are encouraged to send an application.

See detailed job description at our website under the IRC #38360.  Your
application and any relevant documentation such as resume and cover letter
should be uploaded via this website in order to be
considered for any positions you are interested in.


American Sign Language Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf (WSD)
Vancouver, WA

Recruitment #: 1007-LL-OC

OPENS: April 30, 2010
CLOSES: Open until filled
START DATE: 2010/2011 school year

Position Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Principal, the ASL Specialist provides
classroom and individual instruction to WSD students and staff
in acquisition, development, and refinement of American Sign
Language (ASL) knowledge and skills and supports school wide
programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff.

Duties include:
– Develop and refine the ASL curriculum and coordinate,
train, and assist teachers in ASL curriculum implementation
in all classes & subject areas.

– Provide direct ASL instruction and support in development
of age-appropriate ASL skills and knowledge, design and
implement lessons and activities that support student
needs using best practices in bilingual strategies.

– Create, maintain, and coordinate administration of ASL
assessments for annual evaluations, 3-year evaluations,
and classroom progress monitoring.

– Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture
awareness through coordination of ASL/Deaf Culture
events and other related activities.

– Supervise and manage the ASL Lab on campus.

– Train and assist teachers in application of technologies
that support ASL skills development.

– Work with the School Librarian to expand and maintain ASL
and Deaf Studies resources for students and staff.

– Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.

– Keep abreast of current research & best practices related
to ASL linguistics, ASL coursework, and ASL curriculum.

General Qualifications:
– Master’s degree in Deaf Education or related field.
– Fluency in ASL and written English.
– Ability to obtain Washington State Teacher Certification.
– Experience teaching deaf children ages birth-12th grade.
– Professional ASL teaching experience.
– In-depth knowledge of Deaf Culture.
– Good communication & interpersonal skills.
– Strong leadership and teamwork skills.

– Documentation of fluency as demonstrated by the
SLPI:ASL rating level of Advanced Plus to Superior Plus or
an ASLPI score of 4 or 5.

Full-time school-year position (185 days).
Salary range: $41,954 – $65,956 per year + benefits

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume,
transcripts, and a completed Washington State Application
packet to:

Washington School for the Deaf
Human Resources Department
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 418-0418 Fax

Special Notes:
Completed ASL coursework, completed CAEBER or AEBPD
training preferred. Degree in ASL Linguistics preferred. ASLTA
Certification a plus!

Equal Opportunity Employer


open positions – please read below
DeafServices Center
Glenside, PA

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:


– STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and
psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and
sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children.  Also interpret
for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and
deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing
and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA
degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience.
Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a
plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be
flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Current
national certification and PA State Registered through ODHH are

– BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master’s Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational
workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. The
qualified candidate shall possess: BA in psychology, counseling or
any other human services fields; must have 2 years experience with
individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation including
treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL
required; must be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team
environment.  Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide
group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and
psycho-educational workshops.

time) This position would assist in overseeing the case management
services for adults and children who reside in the community.
Responsibilities include: Assist Program Directors in day to day
management and supervision of case managers; coordination of services
and programs with other service agencies; assist in managing program
expenses; provide supervision/guidance when needed, assist in
training and coordinating case managers scheduling when needed;
participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as
other programming service providers. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA degree is preferred however candidates must possess a
minimum of a HS diploma and 12 semester credits hours in social
sciences along with 2 years of experience with Deaf in either
developmental disabilities or/and mental health field; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL required; must have excellent
interpersonal, leadership and time management skills to prioritize
various tasks and responsibilities. Responsibilities include: Provide
assistance for Program Directors in guidance and training for staff
and support to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers’ independence and social relationships.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community or in a residential program. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High
school diploma & 12 credit hours in social science with 2 years
mental health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational
skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and
weekends as needed and travel various areas in the community.
Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid
driver’s license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers,
primarily children, to insure continuum of care; develop service
plans; independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to
public & private services and programs such as medical, vocational
and other services.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA;
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years
experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Provide supported
living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers’ independence and social relationships. Positions open for
weekend and evening shifts.

We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents early Spring 2010! We are interviewing now.  Please see
below for open positions:

– MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide
clinical support to adolescents and their family members.
Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license
(LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and
Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss,
assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing;
ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities
include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of
communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes,
treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required.

– RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related
experience or AA degree; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience required with Deaf Community
working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers’
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts.

Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: or Fax: 215-884-6301


position opening
Program Developer, Part-time Non-Exempt
San Leandro, CA

DCARA has an opening for the Program Developer position, which is
part-time (30 hours/week).  This position is responsible for all
aspects of program development.  This includes working with program
and finance staff to ensure compliance with all grant reporting

The major tasks are researching and developing summaries of potential
funding sources for administrative staff; making recommendations
regarding various aspects of potential funding resources; coordinating
the development of goals and activities for funding proposals; writing
proposals and attending pre/post meetings needed to draft proposals;
submitting required reports; and monitoring the program and financial
requirements of the funder. This position reports to the Director of
Client Support Services and is effective July 1, 2010.

– Work with program and finance staff to ensure compliance with all
grant reporting requirements

– Maintain current grant records in database and in paper files,
including grant tracking and reporting

– Track statistics in conjunction with program staff

– Researches and makes recommendations on appropriate funding

– Works with Management Team to develop appropriate goals and
activities for applications

– Develops and coordinates the proposal process
– Attends pre/post meeting with funders
– Monitors evaluation and measurement tools

– Prepares statistical and narrative reports for all funders in a
timely manner

– Maintain strong and consistent relations with funders

– Work with Director of Client Support Services to provide input for
all written materials (including Annual Report and quarterly newsletter)

Required Skills:
– BA degree in Social Services or Business field or five years of
professional experience in diversified funding development activities

– Knowledge of nonprofit organization structure
– Excellent communication and writing skills
– Strong organizational and analytical skills
– Proficiency in American Sign Language
– Proficiency in MS Windows including MS Word and MS Excel

Desired Skills:
– Master’s degree strongly desired

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and
education.  DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life
insurance benefits in addition to 11 days of holiday leave plus one week
paid winter holiday.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at , click on “Jobs” under “About”), cover letter,
three references and resume to:

Human Resources
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578



job announcement
Assistant Director for Instruction
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Graduation Coach
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Literary Content Specialist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Teacher (High School English/Language Arts)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Teacher (High School Math)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


(updated May 30th)


– Community Advocate — Bakersfield, CA

– Community Advocate — Riverside, CA

– Community Interpreter – 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



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