deafweekly

 

May 31, 2006
Editor: Tom Willard

 

Deafweekly did not publish last week or this week. We are on a brief hiatus (break) and will return next Wednesday, June 7.

In the meantime, I would like to thank the readers who have helped Deafweekly grow to this point. Earlier this month, we gained our 5,000th subscriber, and the count now stands at 5,131. I would also like to thank our sponsors and advertisers for making this publication possible. If not for them, Deafweekly would not exist.

On a related note, we lost two sponsors more than a month ago and have not been able to replace them. Early on, we set a limit of eight sponsors so that the ads would not overwhelm the news. It was not a problem to fill all eight sponsorship spots until recently. I am not sure we can continue to publish weekly without eight sponsors and it's not easy because the deaf community is small and there are not many companies able or willing to advertise or be a sponsor.

For example, my own alma mater, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, declined to be a sponsor because I could not provide specific demographic information about our readership. That is because when I set up Deafweekly, I specifically did not request personal information from readers because I don't like nosy websites and didn't want to be one. I wanted to promote people's privacy, but as a result it cost me at least one sponsor.

And you might think the National Association of the Deaf would be a natural fit as a sponsor, but they say they have a policy not to advertise anywhere. Way to support the community, NAD.

If you would like to help ensure that Deafweekly remains healthy and solvent and able to publish every week for years to come, please consider making a donation to support this service. We have set up a Paypal donation button on our home page (www.deafweekly.com) and will also include one here. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated and will be used specifically to help Deafweekly continue to grow.

And if you're in a position to place advertising, please keep Deafweekly in mind -- it's only $20 a week and you reach over 5,000 subscribers plus another 5,000 or so website visitors every week.

Thank you for your continued support and we'll see you back here next week.

Tom Willard
Editor, Deafweekly

 

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EMPLOYMENT
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: DIRECTOR, OUTREACH CENTER

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

In addition to the supervision of day-to-day activities, the priorities for this position are to: 1) quickly raise awareness of and create demand for the Outreach Center services among the targeted constituencies; 2) assume an active role in the implementation of Future Directions for RSD (White Paper); and 3) form innovative partnerships among physicians, health insurers, schools, and others involved in the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

RSD is seeking a seasoned, energetic professional who is a proven achiever with an entrepreneurial edge. This person understands the business world, is an accomplished motivator and team builder, and has progressed in his/her career to the highest levels of achievement. A highly effective communicator with outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, this person has the ability to quickly navigate any new "community" or network.

FILE APPLICATION WITH:

Harold Mowl, Jr., Ph.D.
Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621

Application for employment is available for download at www.rsdeaf.org.

CLOSING DATE : June 2, 2006

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, sex, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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CEO Position Announcement
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA)

DCARA is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to build on over 40 years of continuous growth and evolution of the non-profit, community-based social service agency. DCARA serves the Deaf Community in the San Francisco Bay Area and 14 counties in Northern California. The CEO will be responsible for all aspects of the agency’s operations, programs, finances, and personnel. To see the full job announcement including information about DCARA, minimum qualifications and application process, visit http://www.dcara.org. CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE - INTERPRETERS & INSTRUCTOR FOR DISABLED

F·E·G·S is one of the largest health and human services organizations in the country with a budget in excess of $230 million and 3,500+ employees in more than 300 locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. We seek experienced professionals, fluent in ASL, to work with staff and adult disabled, deaf population at our Manhattan facility on Hudson Street.

Staff Sign Language Interpreters

FT: Reports to AVP for Deaf Services, provides sign language interpreting services in a wide variety of situations and settings throughout the organization. Occasional staff training on use of sign language interpreters.

PT: Provides interpreting services for individual and group counseling sessions, meetings, and other program activities for Continuing Day Treatment Program serving deaf, chronically mentally ill clients. Must have flexibility in working with client’s personal signing styles.

INSTRUCTOR/SPECIALIST – F/T

Day Habilitation Instructor/Specialist to supervise and support deaf adults with developmental disabilities in a classroom setting. Provide group and individual instruction. Tri-state driver’s license required.

Positions require BA (or equivalent combination of education and experience) and full fluency in ASL. Prior experience working with disabled population and RID/NAD certification strongly preferred.

Generous benefits. Send resume to our HR Consultants: HR Dynamics, Inc. (DEPT. JG/ASL), 345 Hudson Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10014. E-mail: jgardner@hr-dynamics.com. Visit our website: www.fegs.org.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Society’s Assets, Inc is seeking a qualified individual to work as a Customer Service Representative at the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System in Madison, Wisconsin.

General Information
The Customer Service Representative performs a variety of job functions in order to provide an optimum level of relay customer service. The primary job responsibilities of the Customer Service Representative are to serve as the principal point of contact for WTRS consumers and give educational presentations about the relay system. This position requires travel and schedule flexibility.

Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Three or more years of exposure to Deaf Culture and the diverse communication needs of people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and/or Speech Disabled.
- Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)
- Ability to communicate effectively on the phone and in person
- Experience in public speaking
- Excellent presentation skills
- Excellent customer service skills

Additional Skills Preferred
- Preference for studies in Communications or Social Services
- Basic data entry skills and knowledge of a variety of computer programs (Microsoft Office Suite preferred)
- Knowledge of telecommunications equipment
- Experience teaching ASL classes

Salary
Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package!

Submit cover letter and resume to:
Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System
Attn: Human Resources Manager
8383 Greenway Blvd, Suite 90
Middleton, WI 53562
Phone (Voice/TTY): (800) 600-7826
Fax: (608) 827-0402
Email: kathy.ottelien@hamiltonrelay.com

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD

GLAD is an Affirmative Action Employer with equal opportunity for men, women and people with disabilities. For more information on the following positions, please go to: www.gladinc.org. The status of all positions is: Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt, Full Fringe Benefits unless otherwise noted. All positions are open until filled.

LIFESIGNS Director – Los Angeles
LIFESIGNS Clerk – Los Angeles
Network I.T. Administrator - Los Angeles

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
E-mail: jfetterman@gladinc.org

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