CID – CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF
The board of directors of CID – Central Institute for the Deaf has formed a search committee to identify a new Executive Director to advance the mission of this world recognized leader in deaf education. The Executive Director provides vision, strategic and tactical direction, and implements Board-approved plans. In addition, the Executive Director builds and manages relationships with major constituencies, including the children, families and professionals CID serves, board, staff, alumni, donors and colleagues at CID at Washington University.
CID is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving approximately 200 children, ages birth to 12, and their families each year through our family center, school and audiology clinic. CID’s mission is to teach children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen, talk, read and succeed. We empower families and professionals in St. Louis and worldwide to help children reach their full potential.
The CID education program is fully accredited and locally and nationally recognized. The school is accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Illinois State Board of Education. The Joanne Parrish Knight Family Center staff are credentialed providers for the First Steps program in Missouri and the Child and Family Connections program in Illinois.
The Emerson Center for Professional Development gives CID a leading role and worldwide impact in supporting children with hearing loss who are learning to listen and talk. The Emerson Center addresses the needs of teachers, speech-language pathologists, audiologists and early intervention providers in the field of deaf education. By providing best-in-class deaf education tools, training and materials to professionals, researchers and educators, CID enables them to better serve children around the world. In fact, CID’s products and services have been used by professionals in more than 50 countries across six continents. The worldwide reach, influence and impact of CID makes it the premiere organization in the field of listening and spoken language deaf education.
CID and Washington University School of Medicine entered into an historic agreement that formally transferred CID’s graduate training program (PACS – Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences) hearing research programs and adult audiology clinic, along with its state-of-the art, 66,000-square-foot campus and research facilities, to the Washington University School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology. The CID pediatric audiology department, early intervention program, school and professional development programs remained with CID, a financially independent institution. In addition, CID provides practicum experiences for graduate students, including deaf education and audiology students in the PACS program and students in the early intervention and deaf education programs at Fontbonne University.
• Work actively with the board of directors and staff to develop long-term vision and strategic goals and objectives, policies and plans that achieve CID goals.
• Establish and maintain an employee culture of innovation, high expectations, respect, compassion, communication and collaboration.
• Direct and oversee CID operations through the leadership team to achieve performance goals within established budgets.
• Oversee fundraising goals and objectives for CID and work actively with the board of directors to achieve them.
• Oversee organization, human and financial resources to secure and enhance CID’s position and reputation.
• Direct the development of and perform regular reviews of the strategic plan.
• Oversee the organization’s institutional identity including the continuum of mission, image, program and services for the children, families and professionals CID serves.
In addition to the attributes below, the ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the principles of deaf education, and a deep commitment to equipping children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening and spoken language skills they need to succeed.
• Embraces CID’s mission and champions a vision for its future
• Demonstrates a passion for advancing and influencing the field of deaf education
• Able to think strategically while implementing tactically
• Effective team builder with an ability to motivate and inspire others
• Preserves and honors the strengths of CID’s culture, while moving the organization forward to sustain its leadership position
• Leads by example with integrity, humility, credibility, optimism and resilience
• Committed to excellence and continuous improvement
• Encourages innovation by exploring new ways to broaden CID’s reach, increase its impact and sustain the organization for the long term
• Demonstrates genuine concern for the wellbeing of children and their families
• Builds strong relationships across all of CID’s stakeholder groups
• Communicates effectively in verbal and written formats
• Listens well
• Manages conflict to achieve positive outcomes
• Navigates complex relationships skillfully
• Fundraising experience that includes understanding the various avenues for raising money and the ability to evaluate their opportunity for CID
• Solid business acumen, including analytical skills, planning, financial/budgeting, policies, compliance, etc.
• A current understanding of marketing and public relations, as it relates to promoting CID, its programs and its impact
• Technology-savvy, with an understanding of data analytics, platform integration and technology advancements that affect the field of hearing and deaf education
• Makes sound decisions and solves problems effectively
• MS or PhD degree in a field related to CID’s mission, preferred.
• Minimum of ten years’ experience in a leadership position, including at least five years of nonprofit experience, preferred.
• Knowledge of and experience in the field of deaf education.
• Proven and successful fundraising experience, preferred
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Proven strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• To learn about CID – Central Institute for the Deaf, visit www.cid.edu.
• Interested applicants are encouraged to submit materials no later than January 7, 2021.
• Send resume, a cover letter and 3 references with contact information to email@example.com. To ensure delivery, the file size of the email must not exceed 5MB.
The CID – Central Institute for the Deaf school has an immediate full-time opening for an experienced speech-language pathologist to provide individual and small group therapy and assessment for our students. This position may require presenting at workshops for other professionals learning to work with children who are deaf/hard of hearing.
A qualified candidate is experienced with young children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing, motivating, organized, flexible and an excellent communicator willing to work collaboratively with staff. Master’s degree, valid CCC certificate and Missouri license are required.
Send a cover letter and resume to: Speech-Language Pathologist, Human Resources, Central Institute for the Deaf, 825 S. Taylor Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63110 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CID MARTHA E. JONES PEDIATRIC AUDIOLOGY CENTER
4th-Year Audiology Extern
The CID – Central Institute for the Deaf pediatric audiology program provides a full range of re/habilitative audiologic services. These include behavioral hearing evaluations, device evaluations (digital hearing aids, cochlear implants and FM systems) and programming, parent counseling and educational outreach. CID audiologists work closely with educators in the CID family center and school addressing the speech, language and hearing needs of children ages birth to age 12.
Each year, we seek a fourth-year audiology extern to participate in all aspects of the audiology clinic. These include making and fitting earmolds, selecting and verifying hearing aids, programming and verifying cochlear implants for children, fitting FM systems and planning appropriate auditory training goals. Through observation and guided supervision, the extern helps counsel families about hearing loss, device options and the cochlear implantation process. Stipend available.
Send cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation and a copy of current academic transcript to Kathy Holtman, AuD, CCC-A, CID Pediatric Audiology Program, 825 S. Taylor Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63110 or e-mail email@example.com
For more information: 314.977.0104