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March 26, 2014
Vol. 10, No. 21

Editor: Tom Willard

Deafweekly is an independent news report for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community that is mailed to subscribers on Wednesdays and available to read at www.deafweekly.com. These are the actual headlines and portions of recent deaf-related news articles, with links to the full story. Minor editing is done when necessary. Deafweekly is copyrighted 2014 and any unauthorized use is prohibited.

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Sanford, FL
DEAF BABYSITTER PLEADS NO CONTEST TO ALLOWING BABY TO DROWN IN TUB
A 20-year-old deaf woman pleaded no contest to leaving a 9-month-old baby in a bathtub and walking away for more than an hour, allowing him to drown. Mariah Berry faces as much as 35 years in prison, but Circuit Judge John Galluzzo indicated he's likely to give her less than that. Berry's adoptive mother, Susan Berry of Maitland, told the Orlando Sentinel in an earlier interview that her daughter suffers from schizophrenia and has an IQ of 80. / Orlando Sentinel

Graham, NC
MAN PLEADS TO STABBING DEAF MAN IN ROADSIDE ASSAULT
A man was sentenced Thursday to at least six years in prison for attacking and stabbing a deaf man at a Burlington intersection last year. On Jan. 9, 2013, Terrance Ervin Daniels, 45, and another deaf man were walking down a street in Burlington, signing to each other [and] ... absorbed in their discussion and very animated when Robert Jarell Neal passed by in his truck. Neal, 23, told the two men to leave. Being deaf, they couldn’t hear him. / The Times News

Westerville, OH
HUNDREDS MORE POSSIBLE VICTIMS IN DEAF LOTTERY SCAM INVESTIGATION
Police say they're looking at hundreds more potential victims in a deaf lottery scam investigation. A detective for Westerville P.D. says he first thought there were about 300 victims in a scam involving a fake Deaf Awareness Lottery. Now, he believes there could be 1200 people all over the country. A woman who lives in a Westerville deaf community is accused of helping the scammers by communicating with elderly deaf women across the country. / WSYX

Tampa, FL
DEAF TAMPA CONVICT SEEKS CLEMENCY IN MURDER
Felix Garcia, 52, is serving a life sentence for a August 1981 killing in a north Tampa motel room, the result of a drug robbery gone bad. Now, he’s asking Gov. Rick Scott to set him free. Despite an alibi that put him six miles away from the crime, Garcia’s defense suffered at trial because he read at a fourth-grade level and he didn’t have a court-appointed sign language interpreter, according to his clemency attorney, Reginald Garcia. / The Tampa Tribune

Tallahassee, FL
HUNDREDS OF DEAF FLORIDIANS AND ADVOCATES RALLY AT CAPITOL
Hundreds of Floridians who are deaf or hard of hearing and their family members, interpreters and advocates rallied at the Florida Capitol today for legislation (SB1304 and HB1125) that would require licensure of sign language interpreters and restoration of funding for the council that coordinates the state’s policies for deaf Floridians. The advocates also highlighted the case of Felix Garcia, a deaf man who has served 32 years – so far – for a crime he did not commit, and urged the Governor and Cabinet to free him through the clemency process. / Capital Soup

Omaha, NE
DEAF NEB. MED STUDENT SEEKS $600K IN LEGAL FEES
An attorney for Creighton University said Friday that the private Omaha school will fight a request to pay more than $600,000 in legal fees for a deaf medical student who successfully sued the school for discrimination. Michael Argenyi sued Creighton in 2009, after taking leave from the institution's medical school when it refused his requests for interpreters — even though he offered to pay for them himself. Last year, a federal jury in Omaha found that Creighton had discriminated against Argenyi, and a federal judge ruled that Creighton must provide Argenyi with special equipment and interpreters to allow him to finish his last two years of medical school. / The Associated Press

See Also DEAF MEDICAL STUDENT WHO WON RIGHT TO EQUIPMENT, INTERPRETERS MUST RETURN TO OMAHA CAMPUS / The Associated Press

Charleston, WV
SCHOOLS FOR DEAF AND BLIND STILL SEARCHING FOR FUNDING
The state's only school for deaf and blind students is still looking for a source of funding to make improvements to its outdated facilities. The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind's current facilities, which were built in 1938, do not meet federal and state standards and pose safety risks to students, but finding an entity to pay for a campus overhaul isn't easy, school superintendent Lynn Boyer said. Boyer returned to the state School Building Authority Tuesday to again ask for funding — reducing her original $20 million project proposal to about $8 million. / The Charleston Gazette

Staunton, VA
VSDB SUPERINTENDENT TO RETIRE IN AUGUST
It’s time for new leadership at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, according to Nancy Armstrong. In this case, she’s referring to herself. Armstrong has been superintendent of the Staunton-based boarding school for the last 14 years and a teacher there for six. At the Board of Visitors quarterly meeting Thursday morning, she announced her retirement as the school’s head effective Aug. 1. / News Leader

Council Bluffs, IA
NEW SUPERINTENDENT FOR BLIND AND DEAF SCHOOLS COULD BE NAMED IN APRIL
The Board of Regent’s search for a new superintendent for the specials schools for the blind and deaf should be close to completion by early next month. Regent Nicole Caroll leads the search committee and told the board that “A job description is now being drafted and will be review by the committee at its April 2nd meeting. ... The committee is planing to interview the finalists on April 9th and determine which ones to refer to this board for final interviews and a decision.” / RadioIowa

Timonium, MD
COUPLE OFFERS REWARD FOR SAFE RETURN OF STOLEN DEAF PUPPY
A Timonium couple is heartbroken after their puppy was stolen during a break-in at their Baltimore County apartment. A white pit-bull mix named Thor, who is deaf, was stolen during the March 13 robbery. The owners tell FOX45 they are fearful he will be abandoned once thieves realize he is deaf. "It hurts," Mike Lenhart, the puppy's owner, said. "Every day honestly it gets worse and worse." / WBFF

Albany, NY
HEARING IMPAIRED INMATE'S SUIT CAN PROCEED, JUDGE RULES
A partially deaf prison inmate's civil rights suit against the state may proceed, despite an argument that his complaints were resolved when he transferred to a prison with accommodations for the hearing impaired, a judge has ruled. Northern District Judge Mae D'Agostino decided in Rosales v. LaValley that a broader question remains unanswered in Luis Rosales' action: whether the state's refusal to formally classify Rosales and inmates like him as hearing impaired violated their rights under the Constitution and the Americans with Disabilities Act. / New York Law Journal

New York, NY
POLICE BRUTALITY AND DEAF PEOPLE
These are the most recent additions to the long list of deaf people who have been brutally assaulted by police officers for what has been described by officers as failure to respond to officers' verbal commands, aggressive hand signaling or resisting arrest. These stories highlight the woeful lack of training about -- and awareness of -- Deaf culture and communication within police departments across the nation. They illustrate the urgent need for systemic change. / ACLU

Dunwoody, GA
POLICE IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH HEARING IMPAIRED
A suburban Atlanta police department is now using a device to help officers better communicate with the deaf and hearing impaired. Dunwoody police said in a release that the department is now equipped with the UbiDuo Face to Face Communicator. The wireless, portable device is equipped with two keyboards and screens to allow users and officers to quickly communicate with each other. / The Associated Press

Pierre, SD
NEW LAW FUNDS TABLETS FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED PEOPLE
A new law in South Dakota will allow the state to fund smartphones, tablets and other devices for deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired people. Monthly phone bills for all South Dakotans include a 15 cent charge that helps accessibility for people with a range of disabilities. The fund was established 25 years ago. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the devices that were covered under the telecommunications fund before it was revised by the legislature this year were mostly outdated. Under the new law, people can receive newer devices such as iPads. / The Associated Press


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London, England
IPAD THIEF STRANGLED DEAF MAN WITH STEAM IRON CORD
A Charlton 23-year-old strangled a deaf man using the cord of a steam iron before jumping out of a first floor window with the victim's iPad, a court heard today (March 19). Soufiane Essabri allegedly stabbed and battered 30-year-old Latvian Andrejs Ivanovs during "an extraordinarily violent outburst." Prosecutor Simon Denison told the Old Bailey: "Andrejs' iPad was obviously very important to him as a means of communication, particularly with him being profoundly death." / This Is Local London

London, England
SAGA'S INSENSITIVE TREATMENT OF DEAF CUSTOMER
My brother is in his seventies. He is profoundly deaf and has Asperger’s syndrome. I have had power of attorney for several years, and mostly it works well. However, when trying to reinvest some money for him in 2012, we came up against problems. The call centre insisted that it needed to talk to him and, although I repeatedly told the young woman my brother could not hear, she stuck to her script. / The Telegraph

London, England
SMART BULB 'COULD PROVE REVOLUTIONARY' FOR DEAF PEOPLE
A new "smart lightbulb" from LG could open up smartphone usage among people with hearing problems. The South Korean company's Smart Bulb is an LED lightbulb with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Like all LED bulbs, it's extremely long-lasting, with the company rating them for more than a decade. It also uses very little power: energy savings are around 80% compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. But the "smart" functions are revealed when the bulb hooks up with an Android or iOS device. / The Guardian

London, England
COCHLEAR EAR IMPLANTS FOR ADULTS: EXPERTS CALL FOR REVIEW
A nationwide study should be carried out into the devices that could help adults who are profoundly deaf in both ears to hear, according to experts. Bilateral cochlear implants are prosthetic devices that make use of electrode arrays surgically implanted in the cochlea of the inner ear to provide a sense of sound to those with profound hearing loss. But guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence allow bilateral implantation in adults only if they have a second disability, such as blindness, that makes them more reliant on hearing. / The Observer

South Tyneside, England
SIGNS ARE RIGHT FOR DEAF HAIRDRESSER MEGAN
The signs are right for business success for a young deaf woman from South Tyneside. Teenage entrepreneur Megan Riseborough is set to launch a hairdressing business with a difference, catering for customers with hearing difficulties. The 18-year-old’s business dreams were supported by staff and students at South Tyneside College, which organised deaf awareness lessons for profoundly deaf Megan. This persuaded the previously shy college hairdressing student to make her business dream a reality. / Shields Gazette

Edinburgh, Scotland
PROFESSOR TAKES VOW OF SILENCE IN SUPPORT OF DEAF COMMUNITY
It has been said that certain professors love the sound of their own voice. It is an allegation that cannot currently be made about Graham Turner, director of research and chair of translation in the School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt University, who has taken a week-long vow of silence to raise awareness about the British Deaf Association ’s Sign Language week, which runs until Sunday. / Times Higher Education

Helsinki, Finland
FRAUDSTERS IN DEAF FUNDRAISING SCAM
Police say they have booked many cases involving non-Finns who have been engaged in fraudulent fundraising activities, allegedly on behalf of the deaf community. The tricksters have often tried to impersonate the hearing impaired as they try to persuade gullible pedestrians to part with their money. One of the scammers was exposed when the target turned out to be an employee of the Finnish Association for the Deaf and immediately saw through the act. / Yle Uutiset

Auckland, New Zealand
TV URGED TO RETUNE FOR DEAF
When the Seddon earthquake rocked Robyn Carter's home last July, she turned to television to tell her what was happening, but found it useless. Robyn Carter is deaf. The 52-year-old has a cochlear implant, so she can hear many things including conversations on high-quality telephone links, but she can't understand speech on television or radio. She relies on captions to understand television, and said no captions were provided for the television news coverage she watched immediately after the earthquake. / NZ Herald News

Vatican City
POPE TO HOLD FIRST OFFICIAL AUDIENCE WITH THE BLIND, DEAF
As the first pontiff to meet with those who are blind and deaf in an exclusive audience, Pope Francis will hold the gathering later this month – an encounter participants are highly anticipating. “I am pleased that the Pope is making the whole world aware of our world by having an audience with us for the first time” Jakob Badde told CNA on March 10. Scheduled to take place on March 29 in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, Badde explained that “there has never been an official audience for the deaf.”/ Catholic News Agency

Italy
ITALIAN HAND GESTURES TRUMP DEAF SIGN LANGUAGE
In Italy, the local sign language for deaf people isn't legally recognised. But the well-known, expressive hand gestures have their own dictionary and wider appeal, to the frustration of deaf people. / BBC News

Johannesburg, South Africa
NO SIGN OF LOVE FOR 'DEAF' PLAY
The Wits deaf community are up in arms over a new play they say ignores their culture and violates their values.The community has accused the producers of Speak Sign Love, a play about the romantic relationship between a deaf woman and a hearing man, of refusing to cast a deaf person in the leading role. Amy de Wet, the co-creator of the play, defended the casting of the play and said “circumstances, logistics and deadlines” did not allow for the production to cast a deaf actor. / Wits Vuvuzela

Jamaica
BEYOND BEAUTY -- FELICIA CAMPBELL
Standing in the petite frame of 4'9" is the formidable Felicia Campbell, who, despite being born deaf did not feel sorry for herself, but, through perseverance, education and her Christian faith, triumphed amid any setbacks that any disability can initially bring. Today, she serves as counsellor to the community of persons who are deaf, minister to congregations with members who are deaf, and her most precious roles of wife and mother. / Jamaica Gleaner


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San Francisco, CA
PROGRAM TAUGHT IN ASL HELPS DEAF ACHIEVE HEALTHIER WEIGHT
A group of deaf adults using American Sign Language in a healthy lifestyle program successfully lost weight, according to a study presented Wednesday In the first randomized trial of lifestyle modification or weight reduction with deaf people using American Sign Language, participants had moderate improvements in their weight and level of physical activity after a 16-week program. In partnership with the deaf community in Rochester, the researchers adapted a healthy lifestyle program shown to be effective in hearing people. / blog.heart.org

Internet
TONY HAWK HELPED A GROUP OF DEAF KIDS HEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME
In Tony Hawk's world, noise can be VERY important! Whether he's listening to the roar of the crowd or hearing his wheels against the pavement, it truly does help him be the best he can be! Unfortunately, not everyone has the same luxury of hearing that he does, so he decided to give back in the most amazing way possible! Tony teamed up with the Starkey Hearing Foundation and headed over to Cambodia to help some deaf kiddies hear for the very first time, and their reactions are PRICELESS! / FitPerez.com

Bend, OR
BEND BOY NEEDS HEARING DEVICE TO PLAY BALL
Mason Proknow not only has cochlear implants, he uses a special 'FM system' in school. It's a wireless microphone, connected to his implant, allowing him to hear the teacher and classmates directly. The problem -- it can't leave the classroom. "When you get him outside, it's really difficult for him, the wind is his biggest enemy," said Aaron Boehm, Mason's coach. Mason needs another FM system to play sports. / KTVZ

Ferndale, MI
THE SOUND OF SILENCE: WHEN CHILDREN ARE BORN DEAF
Rolan Sundberg of Southfield was only a few days old and already facing an important test – one that would shape his life. The infant was undergoing a newborn hearing test, something that would reveal if he had a hearing impairment. It's a test that the Michigan Department of Community Health made mandatory in 1997 and is now administered by all state birthing hospitals and centers. The importance of this was something that Rolan's mother, Teresa, knew all too well. / Metro Parent

La Crosse, WI
ARCADIA SENIOR FINDS SUCCESS DESPITE DEAFNESS
Gloria Buhler was diagnosed with branchiootorenal syndrome when she was 3 years old. The condition, otherwise known as BOR, is a genetic disorder that affects the development of tissues in the neck and causes malformations of the ears and kidneys. In Gloria’s case, she suffered hearing loss and was diagnosed with deafness. She has lived nearly her entire life hearing with the help of hearing aids. Growing up with BOR wasn’t easy. / La Crosse Tribune

Grand Island, NE
NEBRASKA SHELTER TEACHES SIGN LANGUAGE TO DEAF DOGS
It's a rare problem for one central Nebraska shelter: trying to communicate with two deaf dogs. For one pit bull mix, that means learning sign language. That’s right, signing! One sign at a time, four year old Rosie is learning to connect. "It's the only way to communicate with her," explained shelter volunteer, Tracie Pfeifle. / WGMB


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Bethel, AK
DEAF JUSTICE IN RURAL ALASKA
Chuck Ray spent many years as an Anchorage lawyer. As the years passed, he struggled with thoughts of what he would lose when his hearing eventually failed him. The day arrived in 2007. The constant noise inside Ray's head grew to a cacophony of high-pitched ringing, a screeching noise, an idling airplane engine, and it slowly grew louder until Ray was completely deaf. “I would be less than honest if I said that it wasn't frustrating,” he said. / KTUU

Miami, FL
TURNING ADVERSITY INTO STRENGTH
“My has store developed into this fabulous fantasy world because I always believed in the limitless possibilities of dreaming with my son, Ricky, who was born deaf, and whom I continually told: You can be anything you want to be,” says single mom Madeleine Kirsh. As her leopard kaftan and bright red hair scream, Madeleine is a one-of-a-kind whose experiences of raising her deaf son and confronting her own progressive deafness lead to the decade-spanning Miami vintage store bar none, C. Madeleine’s. / StyleLikeU

Morgantown, WV
MAN TO BE FIRST DEAF MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATE IN WEST VIRGINIA
There's one student in particular who has overcome a major obstacle in his life to pursue his passion of treating the sick and injured. His name is Mark Leekoff and he's from Virginia. When he gradates from WVU School of Medicine he will become the first medical school graduate in West Virginia who is deaf. "I've overcome a lot in my life and this is the culmination of all the experiences," said Leekoff. / WDTV

Lexington, KY
PROFESSOR TEACHES 5 CLASSES WITHOUT SPEAKING
UK instructor Anthony Isaacs’ classroom is a bit nontraditional. Desks are arranged in a semicircle so that everyone is visible, and students are not allowed to speak. But what is seemingly strange to most students is normal for Issacs, who was born deaf. Although some deaf people learn to speak, Isaacs never did. Instead, he became fluent in American Sign Language and certified by the American Sign Language Teachers Association. / The Kentucky Kernel

Oklahoma City, OK
WORKING MIRACLES: NEW PROGRAM TO PROVIDE HELP TO BLIND/DEAF OKLAHOMANS
For people who are both deaf and blind, the world can be a daunting place. It’s dark and quiet, and not many people know how to communicate with someone whose senses are limited. In the U.S., about 70,000 people people live in a dark, quiet world, according to Helenkeller.org. Cassandra Oakes, of Bethany, is one. In 2010, Oakes and her husband, Tim Oakes, started a program to help others who have lost their vision and hearing: Sight-Hearing Encouragement Program — or SHEP. / The Oklahoman


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Newton, MA
DEAF CULTURE DAY: POET DESCRIBES LIFE AS DEAF ADULT
Ayisha Knight-Shaw. a deaf poet, discussed the difference between the English language and American Sign Language today E-block in the auditorium as part of Deaf Culture Day. Knight-Shaw was raised in California and attended both “hearing” schools as well as schools for the deaf before attending Gallaudet University. Currently, Knight- Shaw is married, she drives, and she believes she lives a relatively normal life. Knight-Shaw believes that English and Sign Language are very different. / The Newtonian

Los Angeles, CA
DEAF WEST THEATRE TO PRESENT TEATER MANU'S SJALUSI
Deaf West Theatre brings Teater Manu, Norway's professional sign language theater company, to the U.S. for the first time. Directed by Magne Brevik, the U.S. premiere of Sjalusi ("Jealousy") by Esther Vilar gets a limited 3-week engagement April 18 - May 4 at [Inside] the Ford. / Broadway World

Fulton, MO
STUDENTS DIVE INTO MOVIE, ANIMATION TECHNIQUES
Dressed in a cat costume, Missouri School for the Deaf senior Courtney McCarty guided fellow students through hands-on animation and video activities Thursday during the school’s “Reading is Fundamental” (RIF) event. Lucille Blackwell, MSD English and drama teacher, chose “Hollywood” as the theme for the event, giving students a sense of the spectacle of movie making while promoting literacy. / Fulton Sun


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Highlands Ranch, CO
FORMER DEAF BRONCO KENNY WALKER USES INTERPRETER TO TEACH TRACK
Adversity is common in sports – a team loses a game or a player gets hurt and they have to bounce back. One Denver native was dealing with adversity long before he hit the football field, but it never slowed him up or stopped him from playing at the game’s highest level. Kenny Walker, now an assistant coach with the Highlands Ranch track team, was a two-year starter for the University of Nebraska football team in the late 1980s. Even though he’s a Denver native, he picked the Cornhuskers because they had what most schools didn’t — a program for the deaf. / CBS Denver

Scranton, PA
DEAF WRESTLER INSPIRES STUDENTS AT LACKAWANNA COUNTY SCHOOL
A nationally-known mixed martial artist and wrestler and gold medal winner in the 2001 Summer Deaflympics is making stops in Lackawanna County this week. Matt Hamill spoke Tuesday afternoon at the Scranton School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children. The stop was especially significant. That is because Hamill himself has been deaf since birth and he was able to relate to the kids, talking about the challenges and obstacles that he's already overcome to become a UFC fighter. / PA home page

Internet
REGARDING NDBO BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2014
Hello basketball coaches or team representatives, Conversation with National Deaf Basketball Organization (NDBO) frequency with official to be arranged with our Southern Central Deaf Basketball Alliance (SCDBA) regional team members who wish to participating their basketball tournament in Orlando, Florida on May 2-4, 2014 (Friday-Sunday). The rules have confirmed that all teams required to play in regional tournament before been playing in the NDBO basketball tournament. / Deaf Network of Texas


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NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults. Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building position waiting for you! E.O.E.

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

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities –
Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs -
Full Time; Glenside location

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program - Full Time; Glenside location

Case Managers for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs -
Full Time; Glenside location

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside location

Staff Interpreter-
Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant-
Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each position.
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Send your letter of intent and resume to:
Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager

PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: ewilliams@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

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Assistant Vice President for NTID Finance and Budget

Job Description:

Monitor $90 million in revenue and expenses for the College of NTID.

Prepare financial component of NTID’s annual budget request to the Department of Education. Prepare responses for all questions from Department of Education included as a part of the Supplementary Data of the annual budget request.

Work in partnership with the RIT Budget Director, Controller, and their staffs.

Assure that NTID expenditures are in compliance with all RIT policies as well as any mandated by the Department of Education.

Present budget updates and financial analysis for the President of NTID and the NTID Administrative Council. Advise the President of NTID of challenges and opportunities for NTID and the RIT Budget Committee based on multiple funding levels that may be approved by Congress, and recommend funding amounts to be requested from the Federal Government.

Advise NAC members, Chairpeople and Department heads to resolve budget issues that may arise within their divisions/department, including assisting them in creating financial rationales for programs they are proposing to the President of NTID or to other RIT colleges.

Manage multiple projects; demonstrate patience in dealing with managers with little knowledge of finances; provide support and advisement to decision makers; communicate effectively in writing, verbally, and through the use of sign language; and maintain confidentiality.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Advanced degree in related field: Master of Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and/or CPA or equivalent

8-10 years of budget management and financial analysis experience in a medium to large size organization, preferably in higher education. Experience in reporting and presenting complex financial information to administration for decision-making purposes.

5-10 years personnel supervisory experience

Fluency in American Sign Language and familiarity with Deaf culture. Candidates who are not fluent in American Sign Language must commence learning immediately and be able to demonstrate such proficiency within two years of hire.

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