Job Posting

Major Gifts Officer

Reports to the Director of Development

Purpose of the Job
The Major Gifts Officer will play an integral role in the financial health of CHSC by designing and implementing comprehensive major gifts, foundation relations, and planned giving strategies that include identifying, cultivating, soliciting gifts, and expanding significant individual donor relationships and moves management for Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center. They will participate in the development of growth, retention, participation, and revenue goals for major gifts.

This position is new and created to increase the fundraising capacity of CHSC by focusing on major, planned, and foundation gifts, especially in 2021 as the agency celebrates its 100th year. The applicant will have the opportunity to define and create new strategies and measures of success. The position will work collaboratively with the Executive Director and Director of Development.

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American Sign Language Instructor

Purpose of Job

The purpose of this job is to provide instruction on American Sign Language (ASL) to the community via remote and in-person instruction.  We currently offer three levels of instruction beginning with ASL I and for those interested in gaining more proficiency we also offer to ASL II and III. The position requires the ability to teach all levels of ASL as well as to provide individual tutoring, Family ASL classes, as well as corporate classes. Native fluency in American Sign Language is essential as is an intimate knowledge of Deaf Culture and the ability to include relevant information in the class curriculum.

Reports To: Director of CCDHH/Senior Program Associate

Department: Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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American Sign Language Interpreter


The ASL Agency Interpreter at Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center (CHSC) plays a key role in the language and cultural integration of the multifaceted teams that support our mission to the community. You will provide American Sign Language interpreting for the valued deaf and hard of hearing team members at CHSC ensuring access to information, optimal collaboration within and across agency teams, and high-level employee engagement. You will represent these valued employees both within the agency and in the community will do so professionally and with a high level of accuracy with regard to message and communicative intent. Additional responsibilities will include other center-based interpreting assignments including board meetings, committee meetings, CHSC department meetings, clinical appointments, and interpreting for videos that are recorded for special messages and events. You will create a catalog of regional signs and acronyms important for the success of other CHSC interpreters and will also help to document the language needs of other CHSC team members so that they can be skillfully interpreted in the community. As CHSC deploys its regional video remote interpreting (VRI) services, you will be key to the implementation and will work as an interpreter for the VRI services as your schedule allows. Finally, you will develop curricula for workshops to be offered to interpreters across the region, thereby improving the expertise and knowledge of the entire interpreting community.

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Educational Sign Language Interpreter

Purpose of Job:

 K-12 educational interpreting substitute and full school year opportunities available. The ideal candidate is fluent in American Sign Language and has experience or training to work in an educational interpreting setting.

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Clinical Office Manager (Client Care Coordinator)

Full Time: University Circle office

11635 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Are you a high-energy, outgoing, super-organized, get-it-done-right kind of person who can accomplish tasks even with distractions?  Are you patient, kind, and able to welcome people of all abilities, especially those with communication differences?  The Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center is seeking a self-motivated Clinical Office Manager for our University Circle location.  The ideal candidate will establish and monitor office priorities while creating a welcoming environment and a seamless customer experience. A professional demeanor with clients, referring physicians, and other professionals are necessary. You must have excellent written and oral communication skills, and proficiency with American Sign Language is desirable. The successful candidate will possess at least 3-5 years’ experience in an administrative role in a medical or clinical office environment.  Experience with medical scheduling/billing/EMR systems is preferred. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite is required. A college degree is preferred, but not required.  

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center is the nation’s oldest freestanding hearing and speech center and Northeast Ohio’s only non-profit organization dedicated solely to serving those with special communication needs. Our vision is a community where every individual communicates effectively.

Market-based salary and premium benefits package. Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Freelance Community American Sign Language Interpreter

Provides sign language interpreting services to individuals throughout Northern Ohio who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing ensuring adherence to the Interpreter’s Code of Ethics.

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