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Western Oregon University
Director, Regional Resource Center on Deafness
Department:    Regional Resource Center on Deafness          
Recruitment #:            S1764
Closing Date:  Review begins March 16, 2018. Position open until filled
This is a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, annually renewable, unclassified position in the Regional Resource Center on Deafness at Western Oregon University (WOU) in Monmouth. The opportunity to back-fill workload with grants and contracts to achieve a full 1.0 FTE is expected.
The Regional Resource Center on Deafness (RRCD) at Western Oregon University (WOU) prepares professionals who are qualified to serve the unique communication, education and rehabilitation needs of deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. The RRCD offers 1) graduate and undergraduate degree programs for professionals entering various fields that serve this population, 2) continuing education opportunities for currently practicing professionals and 3) community service and outreach activities that are designed to enhance the quality of life for all citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing. As the only comprehensive professional preparation center for serving the deaf and hard of hearing community in the eleven-state, northwest quarter of the U.S., the RRCD director and staff have, since its inception in 1973, been successful in winning over 40 million dollars in private and federal funding. These funds have been primarily applied to the design and implementation of degree, in-service and technical assistance programs and to the awarding of scholarships to eligible students attending RRCD degree programs. For more information about the current center programs, go to http://www.wou.edu/rrcd.
The RRCD director assumes the responsibility for 1) maintaining excellence in the seven distinct programs that are currently offered by the center and 2) demonstrating entrepreneurial leadership in the acquisition of innovative programs, and their requisite funding, that are designed to meet identified personnel shortages in this field. To accomplish this, the director must possess a broad understanding of the special education and rehabilitation issues that confront children and adults that are deaf or hard of hearing, and use that knowledge to build collaborative relationships with consumer groups and service delivery agencies. These groups guide the RRCD director and staff in the refinement of current curricula and the development of new efforts that affect education and quality of life changes for the Northwest’s deaf and hard of hearing population.
The RRCD director reports to the Dean of the College of Education and is a member of the College of Education Chairs and Directors Committee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications:

**A criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment
We are not considering candidates who require Visa sponsorship support.  Additionally, the University typically only considers visa support for employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular University appointments.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

APPLICATION PROCESS

You may submit all materials online at www.wou.edu/prostaffapp

Required Application materials (PDF preferred):

As an alternative, you may submit application materials to:
S1764, Director, RRCD Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR e-mail to employment@wou.edu; OR fax to: 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University is an AA/EO/Veteran/Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.