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February 8, 2017
Vol. 13, No. 16

Editor: Tom Willard

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Council Bluffs, IA
FIRINGS OF 2 TEACHERS AT IOWA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF WILL STAND
Two longtime teachers who challenged their firings from the Iowa School for the Deaf will not be returning to their jobs. Judge David May has ruled that the Iowa Board of Regents, which governs the Council Bluffs-based school, had "just cause" to terminate 25-year teacher Tina Murdoch. May's ruling overturned an arbitrator's decision that ordered Murdoch be reinstated. The regents had appealed that ruling, arguing Murdoch should be fired because of poor performance. / The Associated Press

Salt Lake City, UT
HOUSE HEARS THE DEAF, VOTES TO CHANGE HOW LAW REFERS TO THEM
The House endorsed on Tuesday changing the way Utah Code refers to the deaf, using terminology preferred by the deaf community. It voted 73-0 to pass HB60, and sent it to the Senate. It erases the phrase "hearing impairment" throughout Utah law, and replaces it instead with "deaf or hard of hearing." / The Salt Lake Tribune

Mount Pleasant, SC
COCHLEAR HOSTS SAFETY EXPO FOR PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS
Communities are not always the most up to date on the latest safety tips for people with hearing loss. That's why Cochlear hosted its first safety expo in the Charleston. Education can make a difference for not only people with hearing loss but also others who are communicating with them. Together Carl and Connie Bailey are learning new ways to keep Carl safe. His hearing has gone from 8 percent of understanding to over 70 percent after getting Cochlear Implants. / Live 5 News

Dallas, TX
'ORAL' DEAF EDUCATION: LEARNING SUCCESS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
Inclusion. Acceptance. Success. It is what all parents want for their children. Now, a unique program offered at Sudie Williams Elementary in Dallas helps hearing impaired students overcome obstacles to getting there. The program is called ‘oral’ deaf education and it is exactly like it sounds. “I learned how to take a student who may be in 5th grade, but has a 3rd grade language level, and close that gap,” said teacher Molly Browning. / CBS Dallas

Topeka, KS
STATE FIRE MARSHAL GIVING FREE SMOKE ALARMS TO THE DEAF, HARD OF HEARING
A fire alarm beep helps you get out of danger, but five year-old Colt Shively can't hear it. "It really got us thinking whether Colt could hear the traditional fire alarm as he doesn't wear his hearing aid when he sleeps,” said Colt’s mom Katelyn. Colt's parents learned about the State Fire Marshal's new 'Get Alarmed' program; it aims to provide everyone working smoke alarms, especially those who are hard of hearing. / WIBW

Casper, WY
EVENT FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING HELPS KIDS FIND COMMUNITY
A few years ago, Carter didn’t use sign language. The 8-year-old was isolated, explained his interpreter, Esther Hartsky. He was too scared to get on the bus to take him to WYHI, an event for other deaf and hard of hearing students, adults and advocates. But then he did go. And he saw that there were other children in the world who signed. And there were other children with hearing aids and implants. And he saw that he wasn’t alone. / Casper Star-Tribune

Clanton, AL
DEAF MAN KILLED IN TRAIN ACCIDENT
A man killed Wednesday in a pedestrian-train collision was deaf and didn’t hear the train coming, according to Clanton Police. The accident happened Wednesday afternoon at the crossing on 2nd Ave in downtown Clanton. The man has been identified as 62-year-old Danny Wade Reeves. Police say the crossing was equipped with functional crossing bars, lights, and signs at the time of the collision. “There’s no way he would have heard it,” said Clanton Police Chief Keith Maddox. / WIAT 42


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London, England
DEAF WOMAN FORCED TO SIT ON FLOOR OF TRAIN BECAUSE THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR HER HEARING DOG
A deaf woman was forced to sit on the floor of a train with her hearing assistance dog - despite requesting disability help when she booked her ticket. Lisa Baldock says she was left "stranded" after boarding the three-hour CrossCountry service and being unable to find a seat with enough room for herself and her beloved helping hound Inca. Despite requesting special assistance when she booked her ticket, she claims the train guard "just wouldn't listen." / Mirror

Exeter, England
DEAF CHILDREN GETTING TO SCHOOL ON TIME THANKS TO VIBRATING ALARM CLOCKS
Deaf children have been experimenting with vibrating alarm clocks to help them get to school on time. The children and their hearing friends in Mid Devon spent Monday February 6 seeing how vibrating alarm clocks help deaf children get to school on time and learning top tips to consider in the playground. It's part of the National Deaf Children's Society Roadshow which traveled through the county. / Exeter Express and Echo

Almaty, Kazakhstan
BORN DEAF, WINNING GOLD
There are two athletes at the 28th Winter Universiade who share more than one could think of. They are both alpine skiers, both won a gold medal and they were both born deaf. Elena Yakovishina, 24, from Russia became the first athlete at the 2017 Winter Universiade who won a medal – in the Super G discipline. Czech Tereza Kmochová, 26, who won five gold medals at the 2015 Deaflympiade, earned her gold at the Parallel Nations Team Event. / Eurosport Australia

Australia
AUSLAN TRAINING TO HELP THE DEAF
Extra support for Ballarat’s deaf community will be provided by an innovative training program. From late February, Melbourne Polytechnic will deliver Certificate II and III in Auslan – or Australian Sign Language – in the Ballarat region via flexible distance learning. It will allow people to not only communicate using Auslan but provide a further study pathway to become an interpreter or a teacher of the deaf. / Hepburn

Switzerland
DEAF PROTEST OVER SWITZERLAND'S EARLY-WARNING SIREN SYSTEM
The Swiss Federation for the Deaf staged protests in four cities Feb. 1 as the government carried out the annual testing of the country's 7,200 sirens, an emergency warning system that the federation finds “discriminatory." Protests were held in order to raise the public's awareness of the issue, the federation said in a statement. Deaf people “continue to risk their lives because they are excluded from alarm systems warning of potential catastrophe and can't listen to subsequent information on the radio,” it said. / The Local

Gothenburg, Sweden
RESEARCHER PAINTS PITILESS PICTURE OF LIFE FOR PEOPLE WITH ACQUIRED DEAF-BLINDNESS
It is like being in a dirty glass jar, unable to reach out and with acquaintances passing by without saying hello. New research from the Sahlgrenska Academy paints a merciless picture of life with acquired deaf-blindness. "These are people like you and me. They have a family, they have children, they have lived a normal life and suddenly they are hit by this disease and everything is upended," says Ann-Britt Johansson, a researcher within the field of neuroscience and physiology. / News-medical.net

South Africa
HOW TO SPOT AND SUPPORT A DEAF CHILD
Dr Bianca Birdsey is the founder and chairperson of Thrive, a parent support and advocacy group providing support to families of deaf or hard-of-hearing children. She is mom to six-year-old twins and a five-year-old daughter who are all deaf. She described how she and husband, fellow doctor Graeme Birdsey, began to worry when her twins had turned two and were still not talking. “We were reassured with many excuses, ‘twins speak late’, they said. / Independent Online

New Delhi, India
SIGN MY TOUR: HOW THIS APP STARTED BY DEAF COM IS HELPING PEOPLE
“The tour was awesome,” said an elated traveller, after his visit to the famous Humayun’s Tomb. The tour guide replied back and thanked the traveller. This conversation seems pretty normal, except for the fact that this communication took place in sign language, was captured on video and posted on the Facebook page of a Delhi University based startup that is striving to make a difference in the life of deaf people. Deaf Com is led by a bunch of fresh graduates who aim to change the life of the deaf through technology. / Youth Ki Awaaz


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Frankfort, KY
KENTUCKY COMMISSION KICKS OFF STATEWIDE OUTREACH PROJECT
The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) will hold the first of six regional outreach programs, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8, in eastern Kentucky. The purpose of this project is to bring Frankfort to the community to work with deaf and hard of hearing individuals, their families and the community which serves them. Staff will also be disseminating information in surrounding counties. / WMKY

Internet
HOW A GUILD OF DEAF PLAYERS CONQUERED WORLD OF WARCRAFT'S TOUGHEST RAIDS
A small community of deaf players who knew each other outside WoW formed the Undaunted guild (known until recently as Durus Veritas) in the spring of 2011. All of them had experience raiding, and wanted to use their skills to clear high-end Warcraft encounters without voice chat. And they were successful, progressing through the stringent demands of Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria, and Warlords of Draenor. On January 15, 2017, they cleared the Emerald Nightmare on the highest difficulty—the first major raid of the Legion cycle. / PC Gamer

Amarillo, TX
DEAF CHURCH FOCUSES ON COMMUNITY, COMMUNICATING
Worshipping at Paramount Baptist Deaf Church is not a silent affair. Deaf people who can speak joyfully shout during the baptism of one of their friends. A member of the church’s hearing minority sits in the front pews with a microphone, interpreting into spoken English the prayers and messages signed by Pastor Darrell Bonjour, who delivers his weekly sermon from an abnormally raised stage that allows all of his congregation to see him. / Indiana Gazette

Golden, CO
DEAF DOG TO RECEIVE SIGN LANGUAGE TRAINING
Red is a 2-year-old Australian cattle dog mix with a sweet personality who was adopted and later returned. It turns out the dog is deaf, but will learn sign language training thanks to a grant. Red was immediately adopted after arriving at the Foothills Animal Shelter but returned after the family found out quickly about her disability. Jessi Burns of Foothills Animal Shelter said most people don't want special-needs dogs. "Special-need dogs take a lot of extra effort," Burns said. / FOX31 Denver


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Beaufort, SC
HURRICANE MATTHEW DEAF INTERPRETER TALKS CHANGE WITH BEAUFORT TEEN
A Beaufort teenager, who has already caught the attention of former President Barack Obama, now has South Carolina’s only Certified Deaf Interpreter, who is also deaf, considering her ideas. Jason Hurdich, the one who captivated families crowded around their TVs during Hurricane Matthew and who SC Governor Nikki Haley named a ‘Rockstar,’ traveled to Beaufort Thursday to surprise Ambriance Lamar with a visit. / WSAV-TV

Boston, MA
GENE THERAPY RESTORES HEARING IN DEAF MICE ... DOWN TO A WHISPER
In the summer of 2015, a team at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported restoring rudimentary hearing in genetically deaf mice using gene therapy. Now the Boston Children’s research team reports restoring a much higher level of hearing — down to 25 decibels, the equivalent of a whisper — using an improved gene therapy vector developed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. / Neuroscience News


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South Jordan, UT
SCHOOL PRODUCTION OF 'THE LION KING' PROVIDES UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR DEAF SHOWGOERS
"We knew we wanted a show that had a lot of kids," said Elk Ridge Middle School drama teacher Kristie Wallace. On Friday night, students were performing “The Lion King.” From the very beginning, you can see the production and performance is top notch. But you can also see double characters on stage, and if you look closely, one of them is using sign language. "My sister, Anne, is one of the biggest influencers of my life, and she's deaf," Wallace said. / KSL.com

Queensbury, NY
SINGING THROUGH SIGNING
Kassey Granger bounced around, her blond hair flipping as she smiled and mouthed the words, “Just take those old records off the shelf." Her fingers sang the song, however, as she taught the lyrics in sign language to a group of about 20 kids last week. “It’s great to smile and look like you’re having fun,” Granger told her students, who ranged in age from 7 to 17, and are attending a 12-week class at the Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center in Queensbury called the Lions Clubs Flying Fingers. / Glens Falls Post-Star

Internet
7 DEAF BEAUTY VLOGGERS WHO PROVE THE LANGUAGE OF MAKEUP CAN BE UNIVERSAL
There are literally thousands of beauty channels to follow, and it's hard to find ones that break the mold. Interestingly, there are plenty of diverse folks in the beauty vlogging realm, including a group of deaf beauty YouTubers who just might be changing the game. These deaf vloggers push it one step farther than simply captioning on YouTube videos, providing a unique perspective for their followers. / Bustle


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Danville, KY
PLAYING IN M-DSDAA 'SPECIAL' FOR DEAF ATHLETES
What does the Mason-Dixon Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association mean to the Deaf athletes? To be a part of the M-DSDAA is very special for all Deaf athletes. When I was a young student at Florida School for the Deaf, I was looking forward to playing on the varsity teams because of the out-of-state trips to play in the M-D basketball tournaments. During my years at FSD, the enrollment was at around 900. The competitiveness of getting on the varsity teams was not that easy. / The Advocate-Messenger

Pacific Palisades, CA
KEVIN HALL, DEAF SINCE AGE 2, TO PLAY IN PGA TOUR'S GENESIS OPEN
Kevin M. Hall will play in next week’s Genesis Open on a sponsor exemption – but not just any sponsor exemption. Hall has received the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption, which has afforded a golfer representing a minority background the opportunity to compete in the PGA Tour event for nearly a decade. / Golfweek

Lancaster, PA
AKIL FREDERICK WANTS TO BE FIRST FULLY DEAF PLAYER IN NBA
“Get back! Get back!” McCaskey JV coach Michael Mitchell yelled to his players. McCaskey sophomore guard Akil Frederick quickly looked to the sidelines. But it wasn’t to hear what Mitchell was saying. He was looking at the woman, Meagan Falvo, standing on the McCaskey sidelines near Mitchell. Falvo is not an assistant coach or even an official part of the team. But through a series of hand and arm movements, she was helping to coach Akil, who is deaf. / Lancaster Online

Asheville, NC
THEIR VOICES WERE HEARD: UNCA'S KJ WEAVER'S DEAF PARENTS GUIDE HER JOURNEY
The Big South Conference continues its MUSCO Spotlight series for the 2016-17 season with a profile of UNC Asheville women's basketball player KJ Weaver. With the first half of the conference season winding down, KJ shares her story of how her hearing-impaired parents have guided and influenced her on and off the court. / ASN


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Joliet, IL
PRIEST SERVED THE DIOCESE OF JOLIET'S DEAF APOSTOLATE MINISTRY
The Rev. Mark Fracaro loved theater so much that he had season passes to at least four theaters in Chicago, said Robert Weierman, Fracaro’s cousin and deacon at St. Dennis Catholic Church in Lockport. Fracaro’s unexpected death Sept. 6 at age 76 left the Diocese of Joliet without a dedicated person to minister to the hearing impaired community, Weierman said. / The Herald-News


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NTID Assistant Director for Regional Outreach Projects (2936BR)
Rochester Institute of Technology


Your friend has found job(s) at Rochester Institute of Technology(RIT) that you might find interesting. Located in Upstate New York, Rochester is a metropolitan area that provides a world class quality of life.

Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. The RIT student body consists of approximately 14,750 undergraduate and 2,900 graduate students. Enrolled students represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

RIT offers degree programs ranging from AS to PhD in over 80 disciplines from fine arts to business to computing and engineering to sign language and liberal arts, to name a few...

To view these or any of our jobs, please visit our Career site at http://careers.rit.edu

http://apptrkr.com/950190 2936BR - NTID Assistant Director for Regional Outreach Projects

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Superintendent Search

New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

Position Description
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New York School for the Deaf (NYSD) in White Plains is seeking a Superintendent to begin on or about June 15, 2017. Operations at the School are under the direction of the Superintendent, who is ultimately responsible to NYSD’s Board of Trustees.

The School is seeking candidates with the following qualifications and experience:
• Demonstrated broad intellectual capacity and a record of professional achievement
• Demonstrated ability to provide academic leadership and to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, parents, community leaders, and trustees of the School
• Ability to manage the School’s budget
• Commitment and ability to unify campus groups around the School’s strategic priorities, as well as to make resource and management decisions supporting these priorities
• Knowledge and capacity to engage in outreach and fundraising
• Readiness to learn the intricacies of New York State Education Department regulations for the operation of State supported schools
• Clear commitment to standards of integrity, excellence and diversity

REQUIREMENTS:
• Master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in education of the deaf, or a field related to educating deaf children including, but not limited to: language and cognitive development, education policy, and curriculum and instruction
• At least 5 years of educational leadership experience in an upper management position (experience as a school or program director, principal, or superintendent preferred)
• Experience and/or training in fundraising from public and private sources
• State certification or evidence of readiness for State certification
• Evidence of fluency in sign language (ASL preferred)

Application Procedure:
Please submit a résumé and letter of interest to:
Alexis Kashar
President, Board of Trustees
New York School for the Deaf
nysdapplication@gmail.com

If interested in applying visit www.nysd.net for more details.

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Deaflympics Summer Games
Samsun, Turkey
July 18-30, 2017


Seeking TV media/production crew members for upcoming daily SportsDeaf TV news coverage of Deaflympics Summer Games. We are seeking writers, signers and video team members with passion and experience in media, writing, and preferably knowledgeable in deaf sports for pre/during/post production:

Producer - Coordinate crew and all SportsDeaf coverage during Deaflympics.
Field Producer - Assistant to producer, coordinates crews at venues. interviewing people, and responsible for social media.
Sports Writer(s) - Research, compile, write stories, attend events, conduct interviews, write caption transcripts and social media photography.
Videographer/Editor(s) - Videography, edit all video contents, video permissions, captioning, social media photography and social media contents.
Video Technician/Production Support - Technical troubleshooting, merge transcripts in final caption formats, provide technical support, works both in studio and remote locations and social media photography.
Art Director - Create show look - logo, animation, presentation, promotional videos.

Signer/Field Reporter(s)
- Interviews and presents news stories in International Sign.
Stipends or Internship

Starting dates varies by position, producer and writer(s) start advance planning and research work. Costs of travel to Turkey, shared accommodations and per diems will be arranged. We are open to paid stipends or academic/community service arrangements.

Positions on the team will be filled on ongoing basis. For more information, send cover letter, resume and sample of works to: Deaflympics@h3world.tv.

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Advocates in Framingham, MA is Hiring!

Advocates is seeking talented professionals to join our team, providing health services within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.

Clinical Program Manager: 
Perform functions of Direct Care Counselor, program supervision/direction.
• Qualifications: MA; or BA/BS and 3 years’ experience.

Community Crisis Stabilization BA Level Clinician:  Provide mental health and substance abuse services.
• Qualifications: MA and 2 years’ experience OR BA/BS and 5 years’ experience.

Direct Care Counselor: Supervise daily activities, provide support/guidance/role modeling. All shifts available!
• Qualifications: BA/BS; or HS diploma/GED and 1 year experience.

Outpatient Clinician:
Provide comprehensive outpatient counseling/therapy to children, adults and families in need of services.
• Qualifications: MSW or MA in related field and 1 year experience in outpatient setting.

Senior Direct Care Counselor: Supervise daily activities, provide support/guidance/role modeling.  Coordinate/monitor administrative/clinical functions.
• Qualifications: BA/BS and 2 years’ experience; or HS Diploma/GED and 3 years’ experience.

Visit www.Advocates.org/Careers to apply today!

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POTERVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Porterville, CA Area

American Sign Language Instructor, Temporary 1 Semester - $60/hr, hourly rate may vary; The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of ASL courses. For full details and to apply visit: http://apptrkr.com/905734. Emails will not be accepted. As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

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Come Work With The Best!

Northeast Arc
has full and part-time positions, working with adult individuals who are deaf, available in Lynn, Salem, Swampscott and Beverly, MA. You'll be working with deaf individuals using various communication skills including gestural, written and Signed English. Do you know ASL? If so, I'd like to speak with you about our direct care positions. We offer an excellent benefits package, paid trainings and the support you will need to become a successful part of our experienced, long-term team of professionals. For additional information or to send your resume, please email Erin Maloney at emaloney@ne-arc.org.

Compensation: $12-12.50 for per diem shifts and $14 for PT/FT shifts.

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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 outpatient services to deaf and hard of hearing children, adolescents, and adults. Over 85% of our staff members are deaf or hard of hearing!

PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate, or a 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, and energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about 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. Minimum HS diploma required.
Case Managers for Residential or Community Program for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full time; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations. Minimum HS diploma with 12 credits in social sciences required.
Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location. Minimum of one years’ related experience required.
Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor - Full Time; Glenside location. Minimum BA/BS in human services required.
Clinical Coordinator – Full Time; Glenside location. Minimun MA/MS required in human services required. LCSW prefered; LPC or LSW accepted.
Nurse – Full Time; Glenside location. Minimum BSN/RN.

Visit our Web page at http://www.pahrtners.com/careers/ to learn more about each position. 

Send your letter of intent and resume to:
Joel Skelton, Assistant Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Email: jskelton@pahrtners.com Fax: 215.392.6065

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Residential House Director

The Northeast Arc,
an established Human Service agency recognized for its creative approach and state of the art services for persons with disabilities is seeking candidates for the position of Residential House Director. Ideal candidates will have fluency in ASL and deep understanding of deaf culture. The Residential House Director will be overseeing a five person home for adults with Intellectual Disabilities and are deaf.

Job Responsibilities:
Excellent managerial skills as the director will be overseeing direct support professionals, relief staff and other support professionals.
Be a creative person with strong organizational skills that can assist individuals in achieving their personal goals.
Provide supportive assistance in a caring environment focusing on maintaining health and along with community and social networks.
Experience with working with families, DDS and other outside agencies is also required.

Requirements:
BA/BS in a related field.
At least 2 years supervisory experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as fluency in American Sign Language.
Strong commitment to providing excellent quality of care.
Strongly prefer someone with First Aid, CPR and MAPS but willing to train

Benefits:

Excellent health and dental benefits offered as well as a 403b, tuition reimbursement, career development/ seminars, short term disability, life insurance, generous time off and competitive pay!!!

For immediate consideration, please send a cover letter and your resume, please email Erin Maloney at emaloney@ne-arc.org.

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