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December 7, 2016
Vol. 13, No. 8

Editor: Tom Willard

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Washington, DC
FDA PUSHES EFFORT TO GET HEARING AIDS OVER THE COUNTER
It’s about to get a lot easier to get hearing aids. The Food and Drug Administration launched an effort Wednesday to make the devices available over the counter, a move that could eventually save thousands of dollars for hearing-impaired Americans. The agency said it will immediately stop enforcing a requirement that patients get a medical evaluation before obtaining hearing aids and consider creating a new category of over-the-counter products, which will encourage new manufacturers to step into the market. / Stat News

The Villages, FL
DEAF VILLAGER APPEALS FOR UNDERSTANDING AFTER BOMBSHELL DECISION TO CLOSE LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER
A Villager who was part of a lawsuit that is being blamed for the decision to dissolve the Villages Lifelong Learning College, is speaking out for the first time since the bombshell announcement. Villagers were shocked when Villages Charter School Director Randy McDaniel made the announcement this week that the spring semester was canceled and the Lifelong Learning College would be immediately dissolved. “I am deeply saddened that the Lifelong Learning College has chosen to retaliate against members of the deaf community in The Villages by closing its doors,” said Louis Schwarz, a longtime leader in the deaf community in The Villages. / Villages-News.com

Greeneville, TN
MSHA SETTLES LAWSUIT WITH DEAF FAMILY, AGREES TO MAKE CHANGES FOR ADA
Mountain States Health Alliance has agreed to take steps in all of its hospitals to protect the rights of patients and companions who are either deaf or hard of hearing. These measures are being undertaken under an agreement with the U.S. government, following the settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by a Wise, Va., couple who claimed MSHA failed to provide a qualified sign language interpreter for their dying 21-year-old daughter. / Kingsport Times News

Omaha, NE
GOVERNOR'S TOWN HALL A FIRST FOR NEBRASKA'S DEAF COMMUNITY
It wasn't the sendoff Gov. Pete Ricketts usually receives at a town hall meeting. About 70 people, most of them deaf or hard of hearing, fluttered hands above their shoulders in silent applause following an hourlong session Friday in a conference room at the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Milo Bail Student Center. The town hall was the first by a Nebraska governor to specifically serve the state's deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. / Lincoln Journal Star

Austin, TX
CONDOS, SHOPS, OFFICES SET FOR SITE NEAR SCHOOL FOR DEAF
A mixed-use project will bring about 70 condos, plus space for shops and offices, to a site across from the Texas School for the Deaf in South Austin. Austin-based PSW Real Estate, which specializes in in-fill development, expects to break ground on the building, at 900 S. First St., early next year, with completion set for 2019. PSW has owned the site for about five years, according to Ross Wilson, the company’s division president for Austin and San Antonio. “It’s a phenomenal neighborhood,” Wilson said. / Austin American-Statesman

St. Augustine, FL
DEAF AUTHOR VISITS FROM NEW YORK
Sara Novi, Deaf author and instructor at Columbia University in New York City, spent the day at FSDB on November 15, 2016 with Deaf Department students. Each presentation was an expert and enjoyable blend of writing technique pointers, urging students to read, with personal anecdotes and historical vignettes. Novi moved with her family as a young girl to the United States from Croatia. She became Deaf and was mainstreamed in public schools. / FSDB

Visalia, CA
FOX INTERPRETING BUILDS BRIDGES TO DEAF COMMUNITY
Taylor Chumley has fond memories of working at Starbucks in Hanford. She admits she had to be persistent to get the job, but once hired, she had a great time. Now, working at Starbucks might not seem to be something special to write about, but Chumley is deaf. Her first language is ASL, but that didn’t cause a problem at work. “I mainly made the drinks,” she said through interpreter Christin Cornwall. “To communicate, I would write on a white board.” / Visalia Times-Delta

Bentonville, AR
POLICE, DEAF DRIVERS BRIDGE THE GAP
What would you do if you got pulled over and you were not able to communicate with the police officer? We've heard of officers learning Spanish, but how about ASL? "We teach them just the basic signs. We don't expect them to be fluent in ASL," explains Allanah Rodriguez, Arkansas Director for We The Deaf People. She says a new partnership between the advocacy group and the Bentonville Police Department is the first part of a major plan. / Arkansas Matters

Reno, NV
COLLEGE'S ASL CLUB & DEAF STUDIES PROGRAM ENTERTAINS CONFERENCE GOERS
On October 14, participants of the Sertoma’s Mountain West 13th Regional Convention in Reno were entertained with a song and dance program done in sign language by members of the Deaf Studies program and ASL club from WNC in Carson City. After the performance, one of the participants spoke about the fact that in Nevada is one of only three states that does not have a mandated speech and hearing program and only 10 percent of deaf children and their parents learn sign language, putting our state’s deaf children at risk for educational problems. / Carson Valley Times


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Mendoza, Argentina
OUTRAGE IN ARGENTINA AFTER TWO PRIESTS ARE DETAINED FOR ALLEGEDLY ABUSING DEAF KIDS
"This is like opening Pandora's Box," is how one prosecutor, Alexander Gullé, described the investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of deaf children at a Catholic school in Argentina. "Every minute," he told reporters, "we see different circumstances, different facts." The case that Gullé is talking about is one in which a priest who years ago had been accused of sexually abusing deaf children in Italy – but was not sanctioned by the Vatican – allegedly went on to abuse children in Pope Francis' native Argentina. / Fox News

Beijing, China
CHINESE 'FAGIN' FORCED HUNDREDS OF DEAF PEOPLE TO WORK AS PICKPOCKETS
Chinese police have caught a deaf man who built and ran a nationwide empire of deaf pickpockets trained and forced to steal for their board and lodging. Yang Jun, a college dropout who is unable to hear or speak, was preparing his getaway, loading a car with luxury handbags and fur coats, when police finally caught up with him in October. Police rescued 98 victims, and detained 464 suspects in a case that stretched across 13 provinces. / The Times

Beijing, China
CHINA IMPLANTS ARTIFICIAL COCHLEAS FOR OVER 20,000 HEARING-IMPAIRED CHILDREN
China has implanted artificial cochleas without charge for more than 20,000 impoverished, severely hearing impaired children since 2009, China's health authority told Xinhua. The work is part of a special program launched in 2009, allocated a total of 2.3 billion yuan ($335 million US). / Xinhua

Oxford, England
DEAF MAN CLEARED OF RAPING FRIEND
A deaf man looked on teary-eyed as he was acquitted of raping his "drunk" friend while she was sleeping. Sighs of relief came from the public gallery as a jury announced Nov. 28 it had unanimously found Callum Richards not guilty of assaulting the woman. Richards appeared from the dock looking flustered as he left court with his loved ones, who were sobbing after hearing the news. / Oxford Mail

Bristol, England
DEAF BOY WITH BRAIN INJURY TOLD BY COUNCIL HE ISN'T 'DISABLED ENOUGH' TO GET EXTRA SUPPORT IN SCHOOL
A 10-year-old boy has been told his disabilities aren't "severe enough" to receive extra support at school. Desperate carer Lana Gayle has fought for more than a year with her local council for an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan which would provide the boy with specialist help. Nephew Jacob Gayle is deaf in his left ear with only 40 per cent hearing in his right, and has a brain injury as well as symptoms of ADHD and autisim. But Bristol city Council say the little boy isn't "disabled enough." / Mirror

Edinburgh, Scotland
DEAF MAN BATTERED IN HIS OWN HOME
A thus who battered a deaf man in his own home is facing a jail term. Charles Simpson punched and kicked “vulnerable” Robert Greig during an attack in the victim’s home earlier this year. The two men had enjoyed a three-hour drinking session together in Cafe Habana, a gay bar in Edinburgh, before they headed back to Mr Greig’s home. But after arriving at the flat, Simpson turned from “Jekyll to Hyde” and launched the attack on his deaf victim. / East Lothian Courier

North Vancouver, BC, Canada
TEXT 911 SERVICE BRINGS NATIONWIDE EMERGENCY SUPPORT TO CANADA'S DEAF COMMUNITY
Having the ease and security of 9-1-1 emergency at your fingertips is something many of us take for granted, but until recently, a similar-functioning option hasn’t been available for Canadians who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. Now, the Canadian Hearing Society has teamed up with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, its wireless carrier members, public safety agencies and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to announce the T9-1-1 service available across the country. / Cantech Letter

Ottawa, ON, Canada
LOCAL SANTA FOR THE DEAF USES SIGN LANGUAGE, HANDS OUT TEDDY BEARS
The Noonan family has attended the Quota Club of Ottawa’s Signing Santa party for three years now. What makes the event extra special is that Santa can communicate with both of the Noonan children. Makiya, 10, was born deaf, and was implanted with bilateral cochlear implants at 13 months. She speaks and uses ASL, while her 8-year-old brother Damon, who can hear, is still learning ASL. Luckily for both kids, Santa speaks and uses sign language. / Ottawa Citizen

Cape Town, South Africa
'DEAF' FASHION SHOW GETS RESOUNDING ROUND OF APPLAUSE
Hands shot up and voices shouted as people vied for outfits at the Solidarity through Fashion auction in Newlands, Cape Town on Saturday night. The auction followed a fashion show held on International Day for Persons with Disabilities to create awareness about deafness and raise funds for the deaf community. The models were deaf and wore Binca Smith’s Zonya D collection. / eNCA

Cape Town, South Africa
DEAF BARISTA STABBED, ROBBED
A deaf man from Gugulethu who survived a near-death experience when he was stabbed twice in the chest and arm during an armed robbery said he fears for his life. Thembelihle Quze, 23, who recently re-integrated in society when he started working at a coffee shop in Claremont, said Saturday’s attack had made him vulnerable again. He was stabbed while walking home after visiting a friend near his home. / IOL

Sydney, Australia
DEAF FOOTBALLERS AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL
Australia’s Deaf Football team are in action against North Korea in a historic friendly at Marconi Stadium this Saturday night. It represents the second meeting between the two sides following a landmark match in 2014 at Sydney Olympic Park, the first time North Korea’s football side had played on foreign land. Australia’s Deaf Football team may fly under the radar, but it is a story of perseverance and dedication as a result of the players and staff passion for the game. / FourFourTwo Australia

Auckland, New Zealand
HEARING HOUSE BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON $8 MILLION FACILITY FOR DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED
Construction of an $8 million learning and research center for children with impaired hearing is underway in Auckland. Auckland charity Hearing House is building a specialized facility for deaf children, their families and adults who have suffered sudden or gradual hearing loss. "It's unique in that the facility will offer a cradle to grave service for children and adults that require cochlear implants," Chief Executive Scott Johnston said. / Stuff.co.nz

Roslyn, New Zealand
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER SIGNS OFF AFTER TEACHING THE DEAF SINCE 1973
Teaching for almost 50 years has proved a rewarding career for Terry O'Brien, who has witnessed the development of deaf education. O'Brien, 68, began teaching when he was 20 in 1969. In 1972, he did additional training to teach deaf children. Since then he has taught hundreds of deaf children. He has seen the transition of deaf education from an emphasis on teaching the deaf to communicate verbally and through text, to an emphasis on signed English, then New Zealand sign language in the 90s. / Stuff.co.nz

Hong Kong
HONG KONG CORPORATE SEVENS RAISES MONEY TO HELP YOUNG DEAF PEOPLE
The Hong Kong Corporate Sevens went off with a bang at So Kon Po on the weekend, with the fourth edition of the annual event raising money for the Deaf Rugby Program. The program aims to bring together the work the Hong Kong Rugby Union’s Community Foundation has been doing with deaf rugby and the Chinese University’s Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies’ Sign Bilingual Education program. / South China Morning Post


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St. Paul, MN
ASL & COFFEE IS GATHERING SPOT FOR THE DEAF COMMUNITY AND FRIENDS
In the basement of the historic Charles Thompson Hall at 1824 Marshall Ave. (photo right), a coffee shop staffed by volunteers is serving up coffee and conversation on Fridays from 10am–3pm. The three-story brick building anchors the SW corner of the Fairview and Marshall avenues intersection, with an off-street parking lot and doorway leading to the coffee shop in the rear. Once inside, it feels like many coffee shops—but with one notable difference. The patrons are all speaking in American Sign Language (ASL). / Monitor Saint Paul

Keeau, HI
A 'CHRISTMAS MIRACLE': HEARING-IMPAIRED STUDENTS HEAD TO OAHU TO MEET 'DEAF SANTA'
When Pohai Kalua learned she and her classmates had a chance to fly to Oahu to perform a Christmas tune and meet Santa, she was thrilled. The 7-year-old, who is hearing impaired, went home and initiated lengthy discussions with her parents — ultimately convincing them to let her go. Pohai is among eight keiki in preschool through third grade in Keaau Elementary School’s program for deaf and hearing-impaired students who flew to Oahu for the 25th annual Deaf Santa Program. / Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Huntington, WV
BRUNCH WITH DEAF SANTA HELD FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED CHILDREN
The annual Brunch with Deaf Santa at Mountwest Community was held Saturday and the event was sponsored by the American Sign Language Program at Mountwest. Each year, Ernest and Vickie Williams, of Hurricane, dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus. Ernest Williams is deaf and grew up in a hearing family; his wife, Vickie, is deaf and blind. / WCHS

Springfield, MO
DEAF CHILDREN VISIT WITH SIGNING SANTA AT BASS PRO
Though she had only seen Santa Claus one time before, Olyvia Farr approached the big man in red without fear. She held up her right hand with thumb, index finger and pinky outstretched — "I love you" in ASL. The 6-year-old then pointed at Santa and grinned. According to mom Brittany Farr, Olyvia is hoping for a new baby doll and a Barbie from Santa. Judging by the smile on Santa's face during their encounter, Olyvia won't be disappointed on Christmas morning. / News-Leader


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Columbia, SC
NONPROFIT ADVOCATES FOR DEAF, HARD-OF-HEARING CHILDREN
When a child is diagnosed with hearing loss, parents aren't often aware of the options available to their family. That's why Cara Senterfeit, executive director with Beginnings For Parents of Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, started a nonprofit in 2012 to give families those options. Senterfeit said when doctors diagnose hearing loss in children, they focus on medical side of things. / The Post and Courier

San Antonio, TX
MY CROSSROADS OF CAREER AND PASSION: SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING
In the early '90s, I began learning sign language so I could always be able to communicate at a very in-depth and abstract level with my daughter who is deaf. I worked in a hospital pharmacy at the time, and I started attending a pilot program for interpreters for the deaf in Austin, Texas. I never intended to become an interpreter; I just wanted to be involved in my daughter's world. / Business News Daily

Boston, MA
GENE THERAPY CURES DEAF MICE
Researchers have restored hearing in mice with a genetic from of deafness, using gene therapy, according to Boston’s Children’s Hospital. Scientists hope to transfer their findings to eventually reverse hearing loss in humans “Gene therapy is the transplantation of normal genes into cells in place of missing or defective ones in order to correct genetic disorders,” explains the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. / My Suburban Life


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Oswego, NY
DEAF ENTERTAINER, COMEDIAN INSPIRES, DELIGHTS
On Nov. 30, deaf comedian CJ Jones came to Oswego State to spread his infectious humor to students. Jones’ personality and sense of humor filled the room with laughter. He got the crowd involved and had most of the audience laughing by the end. “He did an awesome job by walking around using a combination of both sign and speaking,” Oswego State student Kim Corrie said. “He brought people on stage which was really nice. I loved how he got everyone involved." / The Oswegonian

Portland, OR
MEET THE PORTLAND ARTIST CREATING MUSICAL EXPERIENCES FOR THE HARD OF HEARING
Myles de Bastion, also known as Misled Bayonets, is a musician who also happens to be deaf. He’s embraced life’s challenges, and is spearheading the technology that enables sound to be experienced as light and vibration. The founder of both CymaSpace and Audiolux Devices, Myles de Bastion is at the forefront of showcasing the ways in which the performing arts can be made more inclusive and engaging for the hard of hearing. / Dance Music Northwest

New Brunswick, NJ
DEAFNESS GIVES RICHNESS TO DANCER'S LIFE
Anna Gichan is privy to two special worlds. In one, she wears her hearing aids and interacts with the frenetic sounds of everyday life. In the other, she exists in near silence. This duality, she believes, is tied to her love of dancing and sense of happiness. “I consider myself lucky to be able to tap into two very different worlds for inspiration,” said Gichan, 21, a senior dance major at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts who was born moderately-severe to profoundly deaf. / myCentralJersey.com

Rochester, NY
DEAF ART AND CULTURE ON DISPLAY AT RIT'S DYER ARTS CENTER
The Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) shares the visual works of deaf and hard of hearing artists with the public on a daily basis. The gallery showcases artwork created by current students, alumni, and artists who are nationally and internationally renowned. / WXXI


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Corvallis, OR
HANNA ROYER IS DEAF AND BRINGS A 'NO EXCUSES' ATTITUDE TO THE COLOR GUARD
The Oregon State University Marching Band parades into Reser Stadium and emerges onto the field. The entire routine seems reliant on the tune. Take away the sound, and one might imagine the entire act falling into disarray. However, silence does not impede color guard member Hanna Royer, who is deaf. “It is just barrier in my life, but I do not let my deafness stop me from doing anything,” Royer said. / The Daily Barometer

Rochester, NY
ON THE ROSTER: DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING ATHLETES
A newer program has started to plant its roots in the middle of RIT athletics, making the competitive world of varsity sports even more accessible to all students. In the past couple of years, the RIT/NTID Athletic Development Program has worked with RIT varsity coaches, NTID faculty and staff and, of course, the athletes themselves to help ensure greatness on and off the field, court or track. / Reporter Magazine


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Frederick, MD
YERKER ANDERSSON REMEMBERED FOR FIGHTING FOR DEAF RIGHTS
For many people who grow up deaf, there is a feeling of insignificance. Carolyn McCaskill once felt that way — until she met Yerker Andersson. McCaskill, now a professor at Gallaudet University, took Andersson’s class at the behest of some of her black deaf friends. Her curiosity was piqued. He made class interesting. Andersson, a world-renowned champion for the deaf community and Frederick resident, died July 18. Tuesday (Nov. 29) would have been his 87th birthday. / The Frederick News-Post


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Instructional/Support Faculty - NTID Science and Mathematics
Rochester Institute of Technology


Requisition Number 2828BR
College/Division National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Organization NTID Science and Mathematics
Faculty Type (Tenure Status) Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer
Faculty Discipline Applied Statistics/Applied Mathematics
Employment Category Full time
Anticipated Start Date 09-Aug-2017

Department/College Description THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 51st largest metro area in the United States and the third largest city New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 1.1 million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and another 3% of international origin. It is also home to one of the largest deaf communities per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 4th for “Most Affordable City" by Forbes Magazine ,and MSN selected Rochester as the “#1 Most Livable Bargain Market” (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester one of the top five “Best City for Families.”

Detailed Job Description The Department of Science and Mathematics at National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is seeking to fill a 9.5-month lecturer (non-tenure-track) faculty position. The successful candidate will provide tutoring and instructional support to deaf and hard-of-hearing students mainstreamed in College of Science (COS) mathematics and statistics courses, teach mathematics courses in the college of NTID, and fulfill other faculty expectations including those related to service to the university, communication development, and diversity awareness.

Required Minimum Qualifications • MS in mathematics, statistics, mathematics education, or a related field in the mathematical sciences such as physics or engineering. Candidates with a BS in mathematics, statistics, or a related field in the mathematical sciences and an MS in deaf education will be considered.

• Proficiency in American Sign Language and familiarity with Deaf culture.
Required Minimum Education Level MS, MA
Required Application Documents:
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply:
Please submit your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments to http://apptrkr.com/921458:
• A statement of teaching philosophy
• The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:
Patricia Spiecker (pswntm@rit.edu)

Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2017.

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.

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Asst. VP for NTID Finance and Budget
Rochester Institute of Technology


Requisition Number 2840BR
College/Division National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Organization NTID Finance and Budget
Staff Job Function Accounting and Financial
Wage Band 123A
Employment Category Fulltime

Department/College Description
NTID, one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the world's first effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with 15,000 full and part-time hearing students, over 1,300 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology. NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

Position reports directly to the President of NTID and serves as the principal financial officer for NTID. Areas of responsibility include: financial reporting; financial and operations policy and procedure for the financial sustainability of NTID; budget preparation and monitoring of the college’s budget.

Detailed Job Description
Position reports directly to the President of NTID and serves as the principal financial officer for NTID. Areas of responsibility include: financial reporting and applicable regulatory compliance; financial and operations policy and procedure for the financial sustainability of NTID; budget preparation and monitoring of the college’s budget.

Responsibilities:

* Monitor revenue and expenses for the College of NTID. Assure that funds spent do not exceed those available and that resources are provided for all approved NTID programs.
* Assure that any and all financial transactions to NTID from RIT for services are appropriate for benefits received through interactions with RIT central financial staff as well as representatives of individual colleges and other departments. This includes providing the Vice President with the impact of RIT policy/procedural changes. Serve as primary contact with RIT departments to resolve issues that impact finances.
* Serve on NTID Administrative Council (NAC) and the NAC New Position Review Committee. The NAC consists of Division heads that provide advice and counsel to the NTID President.
* Present budget updates and financial analysis for the Vice President and the NTID Administrative Council. These include recommendations for program funding for activities they have determined to be priorities.
* Advise the Vice President of challenges and opportunities for NTID, based on multiple funding levels that may be approved by Congress. Also, advise on financial needs in future years and recommend funding amounts to be requested from the Federal Government.
* Provide support to the Vice President on issues he and the Executive Assistant to the Vice President address with the Department of Education, Congress and the President of RIT. This includes drafting responses to inquiries from the Department of Education concerning NTID finances.
* Prepare financial impact reports to support Curriculum Proposals to NTID and RIT Curriculum committees. Similarly assist the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs in negotiations for inter-college programming by providing financial alternatives that will promote implementation. This involves providing alternatives that will benefit both NTID and the other RIT colleges.
* Assure that NTID expenditures are in compliance with all RIT policies as well as any mandated by the Department of Education.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
* Advanced degree in related field: Master of Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and/or CPA or equivalent.
* 6+ years of budget management and financial analysis experience in a medium to large size organization, preferably in higher education or nonprofit organization.

Skills:
* Experience in reporting and presenting complex financial information to administration for decision-making purposes.
* Significant team leadership experience, personnel supervisory experience, or direct support of large numbers of individuals/clients
* Fluency in American Sign Language OR the ability to achieve fluency within 2 years

Required Minimum Education Level: MS, MA

Required Application Documents: Curriculum
Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter

How To Apply:
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://apptrkr.com/918143

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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KANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
POSITION VACANCIES


The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS 66061, is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for the 2016 - 2017 school year:

Elementary Teacher
Social Studies Teacher-Secondary
Science Teacher-Secondary
Paraprofessional-Early Childhood
Dormitory Teacher
Substitute Teachers, Para’s and Dorm staff
Substitute Nurse/LPN

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits (Full Time Positions Only). Applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. Positions are open until filled. KSD is located in the Heartland of the USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. For area info on excellent schools and affordable housing check out: www.kcmo.gov and www.olatheks.org.

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions, please refer to our website at www.kssdb.org or contact Teresa Chandler, HR Director, at (913)210-8113 for further details on the positions. E-mail: tchandler@kssdb.org Fax #: 913/621-2310

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus
“KSD Embraces Diversity”


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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.

Community Crisis Stabilization 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.

Specialized Interpreter: Interpret in ASL between those using specialized ASL and/or those with language deprivation and requiring further communication assistance.
Qualifications: Approved by the MCDHH to work as an interpreter, BA/BS and 2 years’ experience.

Minimum Qualifications Include:
· ASL fluency.
· Valid driver's license/reliable transportation.
· Related education (as applicable).

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

Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

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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, PHILADELPHIA, 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.

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services – Full time, Glenside location. Minimum HS diploma plus 1 year as Residential Advisor.

Case Managers for Residential or Community Program for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full time; Glenside location. 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.
experience in mental health.

Educational / Staff Interpreter - Full Time; Philadelphia location. Minimum AA with minimum 3 years’ experience required.

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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