Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf Studies or Deaf Education and a minimum of four years professional experience in program management and assessment, data analysis, or related field or a Master’s Degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience in project leadership, teaching or training and Learning Management System (LMS) technology; preferred experience in ASL linguistics, applied linguistics, language planning, critical literacy studies and education related administration.
Required knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English; must be fluent in ASL; native or native-like fluency in ASL; possession of American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) Master Certification and evidence of ASLPI proficiency score of 4 or above.
Highly developed organizational and leadership skills; strong research and interpersonal skills; required knowledge of current accreditation requirements at the state and national levels; ability to work collaboratively with people with variety of roles and experiences including the ability to convey information in written format or visually for varied audiences.
Knowledge of management principles and the ability to apply in daily business practice and state government processes.
Under limited supervision, directs and manages the statewide Visual Language Services (VLS) Program and implements daily administrative activities; implements agency policies and procedures; recommends new program initiatives or revisions to existing programs administered under the Visual Language Services Department including languages assessments, ASL programs, Deaf Mentor, school district services and consultation; assesses program and implements policies procedures or necessary changes.
Provides professional development and coordination for programs utilizing VLS throughout SCSDB Outreach Services including: leadership and guidance to the staff related to assessment and student success; consulting with faculty, staff groups, and committees; coordinates the development of strategies, procedures, project plans and communications related to language assessments birth to 21 years of age.
Fosters the success of all students and staff by collaborating with school agency staff to plan and implement professional development activities that promote the achievement of school and agency goals by using available resources and opportunities for professional growth
Maintains inventory records and secures all assets. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness, accuracy, and adherence to agency policies; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; completes the EPMS evaluations on time. Maintains effective communication with all stakeholders, including staff, parents, students and community members.