Job Opportunity: Project Director

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April 6, 2017

Job Opportunity: Project Director

The Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada has received federal funding to support a 2-year project that requires a highly skilled and very energetic Project Director. The work is related to the settlement of Deaf immigrants and refugees across Canada.

Starting date:            1 May 2017

End date:                    30 March 2019

Responsibilities: This is a very demanding position that involves a broad range of responsibilities. You will:

  • work together with various organizations (non-Deaf immigration organizations, Deaf service agencies, and Deaf consumer organizations) across Canada as partners in our project activities;
  • conduct a needs/gaps research study and gather statistics on Deaf immigrants;
  • develop and implement strategies and tools to reach “hidden” Deaf immigrants;
  • partner with the various agencies to deliver better-informed services to Deaf immigrants and refugees
  • produce ASL-LSQ video versions of the information;
  • produce text versions to accompany the Signed videos;
  • disseminate and promote these products;
  • manage related website and social media activities.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in working in partnership with different kinds of organizations, including both Deaf and non-Deaf organizations.
  • Proven expertise in creating easy-to-understand text and Signed video versions of complex information such as government publications; include samples (or links) in your application.
  • Experience with immigration service organizations and agencies.
  • Highly skilled in social media and website management.
  • Research, analysis, and evaluation/survey (data collection) skills and experience.
  • University degree, preferably in Canadian political science, social work, or related discipline.
  • Deep understanding of Deaf culture and language, and of disability in general.
  • You MUST be outgoing, gregarious, comfortable dealing with people from different countries, strong in exploring other communities.

Languages: Complete fluency in at least two of the following is required: ASL, LSQ, written English, written French.

Location: Preferably but not necessarily Ottawa.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits. This is a full-time position.

Send your resume by 18 April 2017 to jroots@cad.ca. No phone calls! Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Due to the nature of this position, preference will be given to applicants who are Deaf.