Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc.
(AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER)
JOB TITLE: DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
OPENING DATE: JANUARY 18, 2018
CLOSING DATE: JANUARY 31, 2018
SALARY: COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
LOCATION: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
CLASSIFICATION: FULL-TIME, EXEMPT
REPORTS TO: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BACKGROUND: Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc (DEAF, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that empowers, raises awareness, and bridges a sustainable foundation of communication and equal access to the deaf, hard of hearing, hearing, and deafblind communities in the St. Louis metro area.
SUMMARY: The Director of Community Programs oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing programs at DEAF, Inc. The two primary areas of responsibility for this position include 1) Community Services (Human Services, DeafBlind Support Services, Support Interest Groups, Community Relations, and Community Education) and 2) Interpreting Services. The Director of Community Programs is a member of the Leadership Team, a group of top administrators that advises the Executive Director on all aspects of programming needed to advance the mission of the organization.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Initiate and set goals for programs per the strategic objectives of DEAF, Inc.
- Supervises the Community Engagement Coordinator, Interpreter Manager, Community Advocate, and Support Group Coordinator.
- Develops the annual departmental budget and monitors this in conjunction with the Executive Director.
- Provide input to the Executive Director on policy development, rate setting, contracting, marketing and outreach, and technical issues. Assists with administrative and operational policy development and monitoring of monthly expenditures.
- Provides oversight of the Human Services Department, including accommodating communication access; legal advocacy and liaison; telecommunications access; and information/referral.
- Provides oversight of the DeafBlind Support Services Program, including direct supervision of the DeafBlind Support Services Program Specialist.
- Works with the Executive Director to initiate and develop community education workshops and programs, as well as to promote communication access as a forum of awareness to the deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and hearing communities.
- Oversees the Support Group Programs at DEAF, Inc., including Pink Wings of Hope, Deaf Teen Club, and recommends new programs and services aligned with DEAF, Inc.'s mission.
- Monitors evaluation of interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with Executive Director.
- Assists the Executive Director by collaborating with legal, medical, community organizations, businesses, and mental health partners state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities.
- Coordinates interpreting-related workshops for consumers and interpreters as assigned by the Executive Director, as well as community enrichment workshops.
- Assists Executive Director and Interpreting Department with projects such as developing training, internship and mentoring for staff and contract interpreters.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
- Experience working in a leadership capacity within non-profit organizations
- Experience advocating with and on behalf of deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing populations
- Thorough understanding of program/project management techniques and methods
- Excellent organizational and leadership skills
- Analytical mindset and problem-solving skills
- Ability to communicate fluently in sign language with staff and diverse stakeholders
- Bachelor's degree in management, human services, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
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If interested, please submit a cover letter, DEAF, Inc. Application (found here) and a resume. Send the contents to email@example.com for consideration.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other status which may be protected by Federal, State or local law.