Presbyterian Ear Institute (PEI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals hear, speak and integrate into mainstream society through the use of the advanced hearing technologies, such as hearing aids and cochlear implants. While it shares the name, PEI is not affiliated with Presbyterian Healthcare Services. PEI offers a variety of services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community including early intervention, speech therapy, hearing evaluations, cochlear implant evaluations and educational services for children from birth to kindergarten. The success of PEI cannot be attributed to any one program, but to the complementary and collaborative nature of all of the programs.
Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of PEI and all aspects of its operations. The Director must have applied knowledge of the challenges facing the deaf and hard of hearing community. The Director must have strong financial acumen as they are responsible for creating and managing the annual budget of over $1M.
Primary responsibilities include:
Overseeing overall operations including administrative, financial, operational, and risk management functions
Advocating for all of PEI’s programs on a local, state and national level
Overseeing program development and execution
Overseeing HR management, staffing and accounting
Assisting with fund-raising initiatives to ensure organization's future growth, including individual giving, corporate sponsorships and grants, and special events
Growing and building relationships with external stakeholders
Working closely with Board of Directors in developing and implementing long-term strategies, programs, and initiatives
Graduate level degree(s) in one of the following fields and 5 years of applied work experience in:
Oral deaf education (Demonstrated knowledge of issues concerning the hard of hearing and deaf preferred)
Preferred Experience also includes:
Minimum of three years of administrative/management/supervisory experience
Fundraising, agency/program planning, volunteer management and public relations
Marketing and digital media
Experience advocating for State Government legislative changes
Strong communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills
Strong public speaking skills
Internal Number: 201805
About Presbyterian Ear Institute
Presbyterian Ear Institute (PEI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist all people with hearing loss to listen and speak better and integrate into mainstream society. Technological advances have revolutionized the lives of the deaf and hard-of-hearing and opened up a world of possibilities to them. The Institute offers hope in breaking the silence for children and adults and provides a comprehensive approach to the early diagnosis, intervention, education and rehabilitation of deafness. In fulfilling its mission and through the programs and services offered, PEI works daily to mitigate the lifelong effects that hearing loss has on literacy, educational achievement, and vocational opportunities.