Job Alert! DeafConnect is hiring!


DeafConnect of the Mid-South, the local organization serving people who are deaf and hard of hearing, is searching for its next leader.  The organization is undergoing a turnaround, and the new CEO will build a team and continue much-needed local services and programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing people and their families.  

DeafConnect is searching for a CEO who has strong leadership skills, the ability to develop and implement a strategic vision, development experience, policy and legislative advocacy experience and the ability to communicate in American Sign Language or a willingness to learn the language.  Anyone interested in the position should send a letter of interest and a resume by July 19 to Careers [at] DeafConnect [dot] org.



Job Description – Chief Executive Officer


DeafConnect of the Mid-South Inc. is a not-for-profit agency providing a variety of services for the Deaf, Deaf/blind, and Hard-of-Hearing community in Memphis, Tennessee, and the greater metropolitan area.


A dedicated and committed board of directors is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to continue the strategic direction of the agency that provides interpreting, advocacy, education, training and awareness of the Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard-of-Hearing community.  The CEO is responsible for ensuring excellence in program delivery and operations, building community awareness/support, effective fiscal management, and fundraising.



The following functions describe the essential duties of this role. Other additional related duties may be assigned from time to time.


Staff Development and Management


  • Maintain a culture of excellence where each team member is respected and valued
  • Ensure implementation of performance management and staff development processes
  • Ensure organization adherence to professional certification and licensure of appropriate staff and freelance contractors
  • Supervise direct reports
  • Ensure proper administration of human resources related policies and procedures
  • Oversee the development of job descriptions and hiring of staff


Fundraising, Marketing and Community Outreach


  • Serve as primary community ambassador for DeafConnect
  • Develop and implement outreach activities to raise awareness of DeafConnect services and programs among the target population
  • Manage brand and increase public awareness/support by ensuring implementation of effective general public relations and marketing tactics and approaches (social media, media outreach, website, collateral materials, public fairs, speaking engagements)
  • Research, develop and prepare grant proposals and other funding applications
  • Work as a team with the board of directors to raise funds for DeafConnect