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April 13, 2011
Vol. 7, No. 25

Editor: Tom Willard

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Milwaukee, WI
VATICAN SERVED WITH COURT PAPERS IN WIS. ABUSE CASE
The Vatican has been served with court papers stemming from decades-old allegations of sexual abuse against a now-deceased priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf. Jeff Anderson, an attorney for the man making the allegations, said he had been notified the papers were filed through official diplomatic channels. The Vatican's U.S.-based attorney, Jeffrey Lena, said Tuesday he still has to evaluate the papers to determine whether they meet the requirements imposed by U.S. law. / Associated Press

Nashville, TN
DEAF WOMAN DIES AFTER SATURDAY HOUSE FIRE
Linda Mackey was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center after a fire started at about 4 a.m. at her home near the corner of Foster Avenue and Valeria Street in the Woodbine area of Nashville. She later died from her injuries Sunday night. Mackey's son, Charlie, tried to go into the burning home to rescue his mother, neighbors said. However, Linda Mackey is deaf and couldn't hear him yelling, and the smoke was too thick, officials said. Nashville firefighters said the home was filled with flames by the time first responders arrived. / WSMV Nashville

Newport Beach, CA
PAROLEE STOLE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM BLIND, DEAF 98-YEAR-OLD, OFFICIALS SAY
A Vermont parolee who authorities say stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a 98-year-old blind and deaf woman was arrested Wednesday, two years after the victim's death. John Thomas Windsor met the elderly woman through his mother, who worked as her caretaker, prosecutors said. The widow, who was identified only as Edna M., was confined to her home and suffered from dementia. Prosecutors said Windsor moved into Edna M.'s home without her knowledge and used her credit cards to buy expensive personal items, including two used cars, an engagement ring for his girlfriend and a record collection. / Los Angeles Times

Montgomery, AL
ALABAMA PHONE FUND FOR DEAF MAY BE TAPPED TO PAY FOR ALL KIDS HEALTH INSURANCE
A panel of state lawmakers on Thursday approved a plan to pay for Alabama's All Kids children's health insurance program next year by taking $30 million from a fund created to pay for telephone services for the deaf. The fund finances a "dual party relay system" that lets deaf or hearing-impaired people use phones to communicate with others, and it pays for related programs. The fund is financed by a 15 cents-per-month surcharge imposed on land­based phone lines. The surcharge raises more than $3 million a year. A surplus of just more than $30 million has built up over two decades. / The Birmingham News

Pittsburgh, PA
BIASED LANDLORDS REJECT DEAF, TEST FINDS
Even when the potential renter meets all the typical income and residency requirements for leasing a house or apartment, a startling number of Pittsburgh-area landlords are still inclined to reject inquiries made by people who are deaf. In a year-long test conducted by the Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh, researchers found 28 percent of landlords contacted by deaf people either hung up the phone, gave false information or used some other illegal means to deny the deaf person a place to live. The Fair Housing Partnership on Thursday announced its findings from the project, which involved using both deaf and hearing people to call 200 area landlords. / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gainesville, FL
STANFIELD CROWNED MISS DEAF TEEN AMERICA
Gainesville resident Brooke Stanfield, and Keith Banks, of Orlando -- both seniors at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind -- were crowned Mr. and Miss Deaf Teen America recently at the 13th annual Mr./Miss Deaf Teen America Pageant held recently at the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis. Deaf teens from around the country participated in the Mr./Miss Deaf Teen America Pageant, which was founded in 1999 to promote emerging deaf leaders, and to help students develop confidence as they work together as a team to represent their school. / The Gainesville Sun

Washington, DC
REMEMBERING THE GIRL WHO INSPIRED GALLAUDET
A big bronze statue of Alice Cogswell and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet sits near the entrance of Gallaudet University in Washington. Alice’s right thumb rests next to the fingers of her little fist, and she clutches a book to her heart, with the alphabet running across the page. Beside her, Gallaudet has his thumb resting on his closed fist, too. They are practicing the letter “A” of American Sign Language. Every April 15, on the anniversary of the founding of the first permanent school for the deaf in the United States, people remember Alice. / The Washington Post


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INTERNATIONAL
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Levoca, Slovakia
DEAFLYMPICS: THE RUBBISH TYCOON AND THE GAMES THAT WERE DUMPED
Matters were not so straightforward for the world's elite hearing-impaired athletes who descended on Slovakia's High Tatras in February for the 17th Winter Deaflympics. With skis propped on shoulders and skates in hand, some athletes arrived at hotels that had no knowledge of their bookings, found slopes closed for competition and ice rinks resembling building sites. According to police in Slovakia, the sole organiser of the Games – the former owner of a waste management company named Jaromir Ruda – had embezzled approximately €11m ($15.9 million US) intended to prepare the country to host the Deaflympics. Even more remarkably, he had somehow managed to get away with it. / The Independent

Laval, QC, Canada
COPS: MISSING AUTISTIC BOY PROBABLY DROWNED
The chances of finding three-year-old Adam Benhamma alive are close to zero, police said three days after the deaf, mute and autistic boy disappeared in Laval, Que. Search-and-rescue teams scoured the woods again Tuesday evening near where the boy went missing on Sunday, but to no avail. Police now believe he fell into a nearby river and drowned. / Toronto Sun

Brantford, ON, Canada
DEAF COUPLE'S STRUGGLE WITH 911 SYSTEM BRINGS CHANGE
Police in Brantford have introduced a new system to ensure people who need help, but cannot communicate, will get the assistance they need. The new system allows people who are deaf or hard of hearing to register their phone numbers by simply filling out a form. The police will then respond to calls from those numbers as a top priority. The changes come about six months after a 911 call from James and Nancy Henderson, who are both deaf, went unanswered for nearly an hour. / CTV News

Newbury, England
'WILLY-NILLY BED-HOPPING' AT SCHOOL FOR DEAF PUPILS
Underage sex between boarders as young as 12 was commonplace at a top grammar school for the deaf, a judge revealed yesterday. The £35,000-a-year ($57,000 US) school allowed a “promiscuous culture” and let down its pupils, Judge Richard Parkes QC said. One parent, who asked not to be named, said bed-hopping was rife. “This has been going on for a very long time. I have spoken to pupils from 20 years ago who say it was the same back then.” / Mirror

London, England
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE 2011: FINALISTS CHOSEN!
The 20 finalists in So You Think You Can Dance 2011 have been revealed following this year's auditions and choreography camp. Ten male and ten female dancers will take part in the live shows in a bid to be crowned Britain's Favourite dancer, with competitive heats beginning in two weeks' time. Among this year's finalists is 29-year-old Kirsty Swain, who is partially deaf and dances through feeling the vibrations of the music and listening to the beat. / What's On TV

Dunedin, New Zealand
FROM GLITZ AND GLAMOUR OF NBA TO DUNEDIN
Who said New Zealand's National Basketball League wasn't interesting? The season opener between the Auckland Pirates and the Otago Nuggets will feature one of the more fascinating characters on the professional sporting scene, Lance Allred. The life of Otago's new American import is stranger than fiction: spending his early years on a polygamist commune in Montana, becoming the first legally deaf basketballer to play in the NBA, where he was a team-mate of superstar LeBron James, fighting a battle with depression and obsessive compulsive disorder and then writing a book about it all. Not your average pro sportsman then. / Stuff.co.nz

Cambridge, New Zealand
DVD SHOWS TRIALS OF DEAFNESS
Hearing impairment education for police, justice system workers and deaf people is getting a boost thanks to a Cambridge man. Brent Macpherson, of Stretch Productions, is filming a new resource DVD in Cambridge and Hamilton this week. The script is based on a deaf son lashing out at his hearing impaired mother and police being called to the domestic incident. Mr Macpherson said his research indicated the only resource police had was on VHS film, from 1986, and advised staff to use a family member for translation. His new film "is to demonstrate, for both police, the deaf and hearing impaired, the best practice from arrest through to a court appearance." / Stuff.co.nz

Hamilton, New Zealand
STUCK IN SPCA -- AND NO ONE WANTS HER
Torsha the deaf terrier cross is stuck in an SPCA home and no one wants her. The affable 3-year-old former farm dog is resident at the Waikato SPCA in Hamilton - and staff are trying to teach her sign language so a new owner can communicate with her. She was given up for adoption after her previous owners, a South Waikato couple, split. / NZ Herald News

New Delhi, India
RANBIR KAOOOR'S HAPPY TO PLAY DEAF, MUTE MAN ROLE
Though Ranbir Kapoor plays a deaf and mute man in Anurag Basu's "Barfee," his character would be no sad sack but a happy-go-lucky chap. For some months, Anurag concentrated on instilling a positivity and laughter into the script before he began shooting and decided to make "Barfee" a positive life-affirming film with plenty of humour, music, dancing and singing. The title of the film was changed from the dark "Silence" to the sweet-and-cute "Barfee." / The Times of India

Karachi, Pakistan
JS ACADEMY FOR THE DEAF: DANCING TO THE BEAT WITHOUT HEARING THE MUSIC
Don’t be surprised to hear music at the school for the deaf. The children dance to the beat and tap their feet to a rhythm they cannot hear. The parents watch delightfully as their little ones raise their hands over their heads — gesturing to their fellows on stage that they love the performance. On Saturday, the Jahangir Siddiqui Academy for the Deaf organised an event to inaugurate a new building block. / The Express Tribune


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LIFE & LEISURE
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Boston, MA
DEAF-WORLD: THE RISE OF A NEW AMERICAN CULTURE
For adults who lose their hearing, deafness is an obvious disability, a physical problem that impairs their ability to communicate with family, friends, and the rest of the hearing world. But that is not how the hereditary deaf in this country understand not being able to hear: Deafness is, instead, a key to their identity and a point of pride. In “People of the Eye: Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry,” Harlan Lane, Richard C. Pillard, and Ulf Hedberg argue that the rest of the country also needs a different perspective on deaf culture. / The Boston Globe

See Also SHOULD THE DEAF BE CONSIDERED AN ETHNIC GROUP? / BU Today

Alexandria, MN
ST. CLOUD HOSPITAL SCREENS THE WORLD'S FIRST DOCUMENTARY ON DEAF PEOPLE AND HEALTH CARE
St. Cloud Hospital will screen “Signing On,” the world’s first documentary on deaf people and how they access the health care system and cope with illness, on April 28. The documentary is about a group of Minnesota deaf women and their struggle to find their way in the American health care system. “Signing On” also is the story of Anita Buel, a 27-year survivor and founder of Pink Deafies, the only breast cancer support group for deaf women in the country. / Alexandria Echo Press

Boca Raton, FL
A STRUGGLE FOR HOPE
At 24 years old, a deaf Courtney Gale walked into the UP to conduct her duties as a staff reporter in 2007. Four years later, she rolls into the same room, dependent on a wheelchair, carrying a laptop and notepad to communicate. "Not much is known about NF2," said Gale in an email, her only way of conducting interviews. Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is a progressively debilitating neurological disorder caused by a mutation in the genes on chromosome 22. There is no cure. Since she was diagnosed at 13 years old, Gale has had eight surgeries to remove tumors in her inner ear, spine and brain, completely changing the way she views the world and lives her life. / University Press

Rome, GA
GEORGIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF IS 'GOING GREEN' WHILE 'GETTING GREEN'
Students, parents and the staff of the Georgia School for the Deaf are “Going Green” by participating in the Funding-Factory Recycling Program. GSD is collecting empty laser and inkjet cartridges and used cell phones from the community and sends the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for their choice of technology and recreation products, or even cash. / Rome News-Tribune

Cincinnati, OH
HEATHER SUHR NOW SERVING MINISTRY
As the No. 1 player on the Case High School girls golf team from 1996-98, Heather Suhr became the first - and to date only - female to win three straight Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state championships. It's something that Suhr, who is deaf, might have allowed to be the signature accomplishment of her life. But she wanted more out of herself and the commitment she is making these days far outshines the magic she used to perform with her bag of golf clubs. / The Journal Times

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WORKING WORLD
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Silver Spring, MD
TDI APPLAUDS FCC'S LATEST RULEMAKING DESIGNED TO BOLSTER VRS OPERATIONS
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI) was pleased to hear that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken further steps to eliminate the waste, fraud and abuse in the video relay service industry. As part of the FCC's ongoing efforts to ensure the stability of video relay service (VRS) for people who use sign language, new reforms have been instituted to eliminate illegitimate payments from the TRS Fund to providers, ensure that only qualified VRS providers are able to receive reimbursement and provide the FCC with better oversight of the VRS operations. / TDI News

Turlock, CA
CSUS PROFESSOR'S INNOVATIONS AID DEAF, BLIND, OTHER STUDENTS
It started with a deaf student in Professor Horacio Ferriz's geology class. The student had an interpreter, and Ferriz, who does a lot of writing on an overhead projector during his lectures, noticed the student missed what he was doing while watching the hands. And he wasn't sure how concepts such as equations translated. So he worked with information technology staff at California State University, Stanislaus, to record his lectures, then got a fast-typing student to provide captions. The deaf student could watch the lecture, read what Ferriz said and not miss the equations and other visual cues. / Modesto Bee

Fall River, MA
DEAF STUDIES STUDENTS TEACH USING SOCIAL MEDIA
A group of deaf studies students at Bristol Community College is giving voice to five deaf advocates from more than a century ago through a medium those individuals never would have imagined: Facebook. For two weeks during Deaf History Month, the students are taking the role of people like a co-founder of the American School for the Deaf, a man who advocated for a community just for deaf people, or a priest who conducted religious services in sign language. / The Herald News

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The First Sprint 4G Phone at the Deaf Pager Store*

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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Los Angeles, CA
GLEE'S JANE LYNCH IS 'STONE-COLD DEAF' IN ONE EAR
Jane Lynch realized she was deaf in one ear when she was just seven years old. Lynch, who has been hard of hearing in her right ear since she was a child, reveals she first became aware of the problem when she was playing with her brother. She tells the National Enquirer, "My brother was switching ears with his transistor radio and I said, 'You can't do that. You can only hear out of one ear.' And he was like, 'No. I hear out of both!' / Starpulse.com

Modesto, CA
THEATRE FOR DEAF TAKES THE STAGE IN MODESTO
You're a good woman, Kaye Osborn. Modesto's longtime teacher of American Sign Language always dreamed of creating stage opportunities for the deaf and hard of hearing. So she created the Central Valley Theatre for the Deaf, and now that dream will become a reality. The troupe will make its debut April 29 in a two-act show with a "Peanuts" theme: Children from the Lakewood Elementary School Sign Club will sign skits and several songs from "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and other "Peanuts" classics. / Modesto Bee

Pittsburgh, PA
VALLEY PLAYERS PRESENT UPLIFTING 'MIRACLE WORKER'
Most people think of Helen Keller as a staid, quiet woman who triumphed over blindness and deafness to become an iconic figure in American history. However, as a child, Keller was so wild that her parents hired a private teacher to educate and tame their rebellious daughter. "The Miracle Worker," a play based on Keller's autobiography, will be performed this weekend and next by the Valley Players of Ligonier. / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Sioux Falls, SD
SIGNS OF SPRING: REVUE TARGETS DEAF, HEARING AUDIENCES
A Cuban tosses a half-smoked cigar out a train window, "because we've got lots of them." A Russian sipping a glass of vodka chucks the rest for the same reason. And a deaf person gives the heave-ho to a hearing person ... . The joke is probably as corny delivered in American Sign Language as it is spoken. And in the nearly 30 years Augustana College Deaf Awareness has produced Burst of Sign, that chestnut might have been trotted out on stage a time or two before Saturday. / The Argus Leader

Salt Lake City, UT
DEAF AND BLIND STUDENTS TO PERFORM CREATIVE DANCE 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND'
Students at Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind are preparing to perform “Alice In Wonderland” -- not as a play -- but in creative dance form. The approximately 70 students (the entire student body) in the production are each unique, says Deja Mitchell, artistic director of the performance. “Alice in Wonderland is a perfect theme for this group of kids -- exploring a world of possibility by being creative, tenacious and brave,” she says. / The Salt Lake Tribune

Sacramento, CA
VIDEO: SHOW CELEBRATES DEAF CULTURE
Deaf culture and American Sign Language were celebrated at Windell "Wink" Smith's "Looking Up to Deaf Culture" show at Sacramento State. / The State Hornet

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SPORTS
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Chicago, IL
HAMILL FIGHTS WAY THROUGH ADVERSITY
Matt Hamill is one of the more inspiring athletes you could meet. Born deaf, he overcame countless obstacles to become a three-time NCAA Division III wrestling champion before making the switch to mixed martial arts and fighting for the UFC. He said his secret is simple. "One word: heart," said Hamill, who spoke to the Sun-Times by phone with assistance from manager Duff Holmes, who helped with interpreting. "I’ve been training really hard. I’ve got a drive that no one else has. I’ll never give up and keep going after what I want." / Chicago Sun-Times

Blackwood, PA
A SWING THAT IMPRESSES
Somewhere deep down on the long list of Pierce Phillips' special qualities is his lack of hearing. Phillips, a senior at Highland Regional High School in Blackwood, is deaf. That might seem noteworthy to some people, but the folks close to the affable teenager with the curly brown hair are more impressed with his success in school, his sunny disposition, and his swing. "The best way to describe him is that he's the same as everybody else," said Highland senior infielder/pitcher Tyler Hinchliffe, a Boston College recruit. "He's also a great hitter." / Philadelphia Inquirer

Kelso, WA
ON THE COURSE, DEAF KELSO GOLFER DEVISES HER OWN VOCABULARY
Being deaf doesn't prevent Hailey Koth from playing golf. It's not like most team sports, with rapid communication between teammates, whistles and horns, cheering crowds. Golf is much different. Silence is golden on the golf course. / The Daily News


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COLORADO SCHOOL for the DEAF and the BLIND

CSDB invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Official job announcements may be found, including major duties/responsibilities and qualification requirements, at CSDB’s website … http://www.csdb.org, on the Non-Classified Employment page.

Current vacancies…

* Program Coordinator, School for the Deaf, K-8
* Transition Teacher / Employability Center
* Vocational Education Teacher

Positions are open until filled. Salary based on appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits.

Send a letter of interest, current resume, completed Employment Application, recent letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and a copy of current appropriate certification to:

Chelle Lutz
CSDB - HR
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-578-2114
Fax: 719-578-2239
E-mail: clutz@csdb.org

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Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants for the following positions.

Director of Residential Programs
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full -time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in relevant field and three years experience providing direct care in residential treatment programs for children /youth.
Or Bachelors degree in relevant field and five years experience in residential treatment programs for children/youth.
Effective Communication skills to include American Sign Language.
Training and /or experience in Recreational Therapy a plus.
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid & Restraint Training.
Understands the uniqueness & development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students
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Responsibilities:
Enforce student guidelines and regulations as established by school and the residential program.
Be able to respond to student related emergencies.
Supervise all areas and staff in the dorms including 2nd shift, overnight and weekends.
Obtain and maintain CPI, First Aid, CPR certification and other related trainings.

Residential Advisors:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts
Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age.
Effective communication skills to include ASL.
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.
Willingness to learn behavior management techniques.
Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.
Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student.
Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded individuals.

Weekend Residential Advisor:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: 35-38 hrs
Friday: 11 am-10 pm
Saturday 8 am-10 pm
Sunday 8 am-10 pm
Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree OR High School Graduate & 21 years old.
Effective communication skills to include ASL.
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.
Willingness to learn behavior management techniques.
Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.
Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students
Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in child development and behavior management techniques.
Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential programs which help students develop into healthy well-rounded individuals.

Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

Nursing Position (RN or LPN)
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part-time and per-diem

Paraprofessional for students on the autism spectrum
Location: Brattleboro, VT|
Time Base: Full-time
Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related experience.
Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
Proficiency in ASL.
Valid driver’s license.
Willingness to obtain a VT bus license.
Responsibilities:
Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management and clerical tasks.
Assist with morning residential program.
Participate in staff development activities.
Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include lifting guiding.

Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT and other VT locations
Time Base: Full time
Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education.
Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or obtain within the first year of employment.
American Sign Language and English proficiency.
Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities.
Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation.

Educational Interpreters
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
ktherieau@vcdhh.org
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574

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FACULTY POSITION OPENING

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
Northridge, California 91330

Department: Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment: August 2011
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Department Chair
Salary: Dependent on Qualifications
Rank of Associate Professor or Professor

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, ASL or related field appropriate for Deaf Studies. Must be tenure-eligible at a 4 year college or university. Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community. Demonstrated ability to successfully mentor and teach in a diverse student population. Possess successful administrative experience including management and budgeting at the department, college or university level. Experience with curriculum planning and design. Experience organizing and coordinating activities/events. Publications and equivalencies demonstrating scholarly activities and evidence for continued scholarly accomplishments. Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people. Evidence of positive relationships with university students, staff and colleagues, including collegiality-building. Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Administer a Department of 2 full-time and 18 part-time faculty, 1 academic support staff, and over 300 majors. Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses. Provide advisement and academic counseling to undergraduate students. Lead continued development of departmental curriculum and program development. Manage recruitment efforts for both faculty and students. Carry out student assessment plan. Administer Department budget. Coordinate the development of curriculum. Establish strategic goals, objectives and policies. Assure the application of new technologies to the curriculum. Manage Advisory Board for special funds. Implement Department’s civic engagement and community service activities. Serve on the College Administrative Council. Participate in activities of the Department of Deaf Studies, the College of Education, and the University. Act as liaison to local Deaf Community. Participate in appropriate ASL, Deaf Studies and Deaf community-related organizations on the local, state and national level.

Application process: Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statements indicating administrative, teaching and research interests, photocopies of all degrees and certificates, the names and contact information for at least three individuals who can provide letters of reference.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Jordan Eickman, Administrator in Charge
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, California 91330 – 8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged centers, embraces both innovation – in community service and hands-on experience – and rigor. A minority serving university in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies. 1,700 of its 34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Cal State Northridge is a welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and student achievement. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at

http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm.

Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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POSITION AVAILABLE

St. Rita School for the Deaf is an academic 10-month program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing impaired children from birth through 20 years of age. St. Rita School is an equal opportunity employer/educational private institution. Skills in Total Communication are required of all personnel.

TITLE: RESIDENT ADVISOR – WEEK / FOR 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR

AREA: BOYS DORMITORY

NATURE OF WORK: This is a live-in position.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education or related Field.
2. Proficiency in Sign Language.
3. Knowledge of child growth, development and behavior.
4. Physical stamina, emotional maturity and patience needed for residential living.

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE

SUPERVISES: Students in the dormitory and students in the after school programs.

JOB GOAL:
To assist the student in group living, personal hygiene, interpersonal relationships, social graces, and spiritual and moral development.
To create a healthful living situation in which the student can mature and develop as an individual with unique needs and personality.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
To care for the student at all times outside of class time.
To maintain a neat, clean and pleasant dormitory and social area.
To provide a good health care program including: appropriate diet, rest and exercise, personal hygiene, care of sick student.
To assign and monitor student duties.
To assist the students in caring for and managing their money.
To guide and assist the students with planning of recreational activities and the utilization of their leisure time.
To discipline inappropriate behavior according to school policy.
To advise and counsel both the student and the parents.
To provide an area and time for studies and intellectual pursuits.
To support the philosophy and objectives of the school.

Submit cover letter and resume to:
Peter Keller
Director of Student Life
St. Rita School for the Deaf
1720 Glendale Milford Road
Cincinnati, OH  45215-1258
E-mail pkeller@srsdeaf.org

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Executive Director of Development Operations

Gallaudet University has an immediate opening for Executive Director of Development Operations, in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Reporting directly to the Vice President (VP) of Development, incumbent serves as the division’s chief manager. Assists the VP in maximizing gift support to the University. Manages office operations including: management of business operations of the Development Office including administrative and financial operations, gift processing and constituent records, donor archives and gift accounting records, leading office personnel to accomplish development initiatives, overseeing development proposals, and developing internal systems that improve business operations; leads the development of marketing materials and the office website, and collaborates with the Executive Director of Alumni Relations to support the alumni and to transform two independent units into a more cohesive division. Develops and motivates staff; establishes appropriate levels of accountability performance objectives related to goals of the individual and department, division, and University; and works directly with the VP to conduct staff training.

Requires: Master’s degree in non-profit management, leadership, business management, or related field with five years of experience in management. (Bachelor’s degree and eight years of experience in management will be considered.) Ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of supervisory experience. Experience in project management, office operations, relationship development, marketing, communications and budget oversight, and management of technology databases. WOMS experience a plus. Candidate's background should provide a deep understanding of Gallaudet University and its strategic plan. Ability to articulate, in both written and oral communication, the mission and strategic priorities of Gallaudet University and its role in the higher education community and the world. Must be collaborative and have the gravitas and presence to interact with prospective donors, Board members, and corporate leaders. Proficiency in American Sign Language required at time of hire.

Excellent competitive salary range and benefits. For further information, go to www.gallaudet.edu. To apply, send cover letter, resume and Gallaudet application to: Gallaudet University, Human Resources, 800 Florida Ave., NE, College Hall, #106, Washington, DC 20002. We are EOE.

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ADVOCATES INC.

www.advocatesinc.org

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Advocates-Inc/109340295781878?v=app_4949752878

Director, Deaf Services

Advocates is looking for a full-time 40 hour a week Director for our Deaf services programs. Deaf candidate strongly preferred or candidates that are fluent in ASL (American Sign Language).

The Director of Deaf Services is responsible for the successful administration and management of the clinical, budgetary and business operations of the residential services and programs assigned. Provide clinical and administrative supervision to all employees who work in the residential services and programs assigned to the Director of Clinical Services.

Qualification/Education/Experience:
Master’s degree in social service or related field plus 5 yrs supervisory/clinical experience. Provides crisis on call coverage as assigned.

1. Master’s degree in social services or related field supervisory experience.
2. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
3. Must have sensitivity to the needs of the population.
4. Strong computer knowledge.
5. High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere.
6. Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities.
7. Ability to execute a variety of decision-making models.
8. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, and ability to use good judgment.
9. Ability to read English and communicate effectively in the primary language of the programs as assigned ( ASL and English).
10. Must hold a valid drivers’ license. Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.

Deaf candidate strongly preferred and candidates that are ASL (American Sign Language) fluent.

Advocates' philosophy is based on common values and principles that guide the delivery of all of the services we provide. We believe that all individuals have the right to pursue their personal goals and to contribute to the community. We believe they are entitled to receive accessible services; to live in decent and affordable housing; to be treated with dignity and respect; and to live in inclusive and diverse communities. The employees of Advocates and the recipients of the services we provide work together with the community to ensure that these universal rights are promoted and protected.

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

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