Job Alert! DeafConnect is hiring!

DeafConnect

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

 OVERVIEW

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.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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