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The Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing seeks to hire a Deaf Community Advocate. The domicile is in Jefferson City.

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of approximately sixty (60) presentations, public awareness activities, workshops, and training sessions annually. These presentations will concern a variety of topics, including hearing loss, deafness, American Sign Language and the legal rights of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and will be provided for various individuals in both public and private entities. This position is also responsible for assisting with and contributing to the development of a variety of educational materials relating to hearing loss.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university. Preference is given to applicants with a degree in a field related to hearing loss, deafness, American Sign Language, human resources, public policy, education, government, advocacy, or communication studies. One year of successful experience in a professional capacity. 

(Other qualifications and experience, which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the above.)

Salary: $41,016 Annually

Application Deadline: May 10, 2019

To Apply: Complete the employment application at https://desemo.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Upload a copy of college transcripts (if applicable for the position) with the application. An e-mail confirmation will be sent once the application is received electronically.

Employment Requirements and Benefit Information: Health Insurance, Retirement, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Paid Parental Leave. More details at https://dese.mo.gov/financial-administrative-services/human-resources.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at hr@dese.mo.gov.

To Our Applicants with Disabilities: For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619. Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs. TTY/TDD Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.

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