ASL Social Event Coordinator

ASL Social Event Coordinator (Contract – 7 hours a month)

DEAF, Inc.’s American Sign Language (ASL) Education program performs an important outreach function,addressing our mission to build bridges across communities. We have begun expanding our ASL program,offering classes at locations in businesses and organizations in the community as well as at DEAF, Inc. offices (in Allston, Lawrence, and New Bedford).

We seek someone with experience in event planning and coordination to schedule events to provide new,emergent and growing signers as well as public relations to stimulate interest in learning ASL and promote the program’s expansion.The ideal candidate will have an understanding of Deaf culture and be comfortable being in a Deaf-centric environment.

Job Description:

-- Schedule and plan social events at several locations in Boston, New Bedford, and/or Lawrence
-- Attend events in person to oversee progress of events
-- Collect data from ASL Social Mentor including number of attendees and their contact information along with event details
-- Report to Director of ASL Program on collected information related to events
-- Develop conversation starter list
-- Work with ASL Social Mentor on locations and information about events
-- Meet with ASL Social Mentor to identify event logistics and agenda
-- Establish a marketing plan to encourage potential students to take classes at DEAF, Inc. and any other events such as the ASL Immersion
-- Recruit ASL Social Mentors
-- Promote ASL social events within communities where ASL is used
-- Meet with Director of ASL Education as needed

Qualifications:

-- Excellent communication skills
-- Ability to be organized and detail-oriented
-- Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) required
-- Excellent English writing for reports and data collection

To Apply: send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three recent work-related reference letters to: Ann Thompson, Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator athompson@deafinconline.org

DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened persons, women, veterans, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.