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.


  • 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 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.