Responsible for strategic planning and operations for ASL Connect; supervises, evaluates and develops employees; maintains and reports on budget; determines ASL Connect priorities and approves project timelines and processes; seeks external funding from grants and foundations in support of research and program development; ensures quality control and evaluation of ASL Connect content, programs and services; guides development of ASL Connect curricula and content for its array of offerings; coordinates research efforts; and attends to future ASL Connect opportunities and directions.

The deadline to apply is 06/30/2020

Functions/Duties/Responsibilities:

I. Guides strategic planning processes and determines future directions and priorities for ASL Connect activities, including those in Education, Business, Families, marketing/ communications, and future initiatives; and works closely with ASL Connect staff to establish strategic goals for each unit, and to determine the most effective and realistic strategies to meet those goals, driven by a commitment to quality and to sustained growth.

II. Works closely with ASL Connect staff determining priorities for production schedules, and guides the process of managing multiple projects in order to meet deadlines within existing resources.

III. Serves as the primary point of contact for external relations with ASL Connect; coordinates collaborative efforts with units within Gallaudet and external to Gallaudet. Oversees the development of MOUs and other official agreements.

IV. Manages, leads, and oversees the budget, financial planning, and financial forecasting; oversees the financial health of ASL Connect, including development of the systems (e.g., spreadsheets/reports/summaries) for tracking and reporting all budget related activities; ensures that accurate, and up-to-date records of multiple budgets; and conducts budget forecasting and forewarning of the monetary status and projections regarding potential budgetary problems ahead as well as possible creative solutions in periodic budget reporting meetings.

V. Supervises ASL Connect staff, including developing and motivating staff to ensure a high degree of proficiency, professionalism and quality service; hiring or approving the selection of employees; setting performance standards; evaluating performance; and determining personnel actions.

VI. Oversees quality control and evaluation of ASL Connect content, programs and services; and works closely with ASL Connect staff at all stages of project/program development and serves as final authority before publishing video content, ensuring the highest standards of linguistic integrity and production quality.

VII. Promotes research activities by collaborating with ASL Connect Principle Investigator(s) to ensure active research agenda, including the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning relating to online learning environments. Ensures the dissemination of research findings; and guides ASL Connect toward establishing a recognized presence in the field of research relating to teaching and learning signed languages in an online format.

VIII. Seeks external funding from foundations and other grantees in order to develop a sustainable and robust financial outlook for ASL Connect in order to meet its strategic objectives.

IX. Keeps abreast of new developments in the practice of online learning, relating to pedagogical and technological innovations; creates a culture of experimentation and creativity buttressed by rigorous research.

X. Keeps abreast of new opportunities and audiences for future growth and reach of ASL Connect services. Works with Coordinator of Marketing and Program Development to pursue new sources of revenue and business opportunities.

XI. Supports ASL Connect personnel in ensuring a positive work environment, which fosters creativity, interdependence, respect and collegiality, while maintaining efficient, timely completion of objectives.

XII. Establishes and maintains a positive and supportive working relationship with co-workers and supervisor.

XIII. Shows a genuine commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; and participates in activities and workshops to foster continuous learning.

XIV. Serves as a mandatory Title IX reporter; and takes annual Title IX training as part of the compliance effort.

XV. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in ASL education, business management, or a related field.
A minimum five years of professional experience in management and/or coordinating project development.
Fluency in ASL with a minimal score of ASLPI 4.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated planning, organization, and budgeting skills.
Excellent writing, signing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with and across University departments, outside constituents and groups.

The successful candidate will undergo a background check that must be cleared prior to working at Gallaudet University.

Gallaudet University is an equal opportunity employer/educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, hearing status, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other unlawful basis. This policy is in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, and other applicable laws and applies to all procedures affecting applicants and employees including, but not necessarily limited to: recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, reassignment, reappointment, tenure, demotion, selection for training, layoff, furlough, and termination, compensation, and all other conditions or privileges of employment.

COMPENSATION:

LEVEL: 11

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

FLSA: Exempt

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