Friday, May 31, 2013


Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator
28 Month Contract

The Canadian Association of the Deaf has received federal funding support for a 28-month project that requires a highly skilled and very energetic Project Coordinator.

Starting date:             10 June 2013
End date:                    9 October 2015

Responsibilities:        This is a very demanding position that involves a broad range of responsibilities.  You will outreach to various health organizations, charities, and foundations; solicit and negotiate their partnership in our project activities; seek funding and sponsorships to underwrite expenses related to the partnerships; create “Simple Language” versions of health-related information; produce ASL-LSQ video versions of the information; produce text versions to accompany the Signed videos; disseminate and promote these products; and manage website and social media promotional activities.

Requirements:           Proven expertise in creating easy-to-understand text and Signed video versions of complex information such as government publications (writing, directing, performing, post-production) -- include samples in your application.  Proven experience in working in partnership with different kinds of charitable organizations, including both Deaf and non-Deaf organizations.  Highly skilled in social media and website management.  Success in soliciting sponsorships and fundraising from corporations, foundations, and businesses.  Deep understanding of Deaf culture and language.  Commitment to the project for the full term of 28 months.

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 (35 hours/week).

Send your resume by 31 May 2013 to  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.