Director, Oregon DeafBlind Project

Oregon, United States
$60,000.00 - $60,000.00
Jan 28, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director, Oregon DeafBlind Project

Recruitment #: S2102
Review Date: Immediate review | Open until filled
Department: Research and Resource Center with Deaf* communities
Salary: $60,000 [Grant Funded]

Benefits: Western Oregon University’s offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees which includes 95% premium paid healthcare, a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

Department / Job Summary:
The Research & Resource Center with Deaf communities (RRCD) houses several grants from Federal and State of Oregon, as well as state contracts, operates contract with State and coordinates RRCD Sign Language Assessment (RSLA) and annual conference. RRCD is funded through external grants, contracts, fees for services and profits from annual ASL Immersion conference. The RRCD Center conducts programs of research, provide student support tuition stipends, develop evidence-based interventions that are provided through technical assistance and professional development, and increase system capacity to effect change. RRCD was established in 1974 at WOU and has research partnerships throughout Oregon and the nation.
The Grant Project Director of the Oregon Deafblind Project has the primary responsibility of coordinating, implementing and managing project activities relating to the Oregon Deafblind Project’s responsibilities for consultation, information dissemination, technical assistance and training for state teams and families who have children who are deafblind.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Sensory Disabilities (deafblindness, visual impairment, and/or deafness)
• Three years of experience working with children and youth who have sensory disabilities (deafblind, visually impaired/blind, deaf/hard of hearing)
• Experience in adult education
• Computer literacy and experience with distance technology
• Experience working collaboratively with educational teams and agencies
• Knowledge about the IEP process, eligibility, assessment and referral for special education services

Click here for the complete position description which includes knowledge areas and preferred qualifications.

Application Instructions:
You may submit all materials online at

Required Application materials (PDF preferred):
1. WOU Employment Application form available here
2. Letter of application that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
3. Resume
4. Contact information for three references
5. Unofficial copy of transcript for highest degree earned

As an alternative, you may submit application materials to:
S2102, Director, Oregon Deafblind Project, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR e-mail to; OR fax to: 503-838-8144.

NOTE: A criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment

The university typically only considers visa support for employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular university appointments for multiple years.

Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE/Veteran/Disability employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.