NCSA Executive Director Position


The National Cued Speech Association (NCSA) is seeking a part-time Executive Director who is passionate about promoting the use of Cued American English while managing and operating the NCSA and its programs. The NCSA is a non-profit organization that champions language access, acquisition, and literacy for children and adults who are deaf/hard of hearing through the use of cued language. The NCSA’s programs include (but are not limited to) a family resource program called the Deaf Children’s Language and Literacy Project (DCLP) and a cuer advocacy program (CLEAR). The Executive Director will report to the President.

Compensation: $19,000-$22,000/year | Contractual Hours: Up to 20 per week

Location: This position is largely a remote work position and can be done from anywhere in the USA. Travel may be required at least twice yearly for in-person Board meetings, and occasional conferences or community events.

Position Description

Manage the overall operations of the National Cued Speech Association and its programs, DCLP and CLEAR.

Support the NCSA Board and Executive Committee in developing NCSA strategy, goals, and programs.

  • Prepare for and attend all in-person and virtual board meetings (four or more meetings per year).
  • Aid the Board with fundraising initiatives, including donor identification and retention, distribution of materials, and writing of yearly applications and reports for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) agency.
  • Respond to phone calls and email inquiries, as well as issue e-newsletters, emails, and other electronic media as part of an integrated marketing/PR strategy.
  • Manage the Board’s Google Suite, Zoom, and SalesForce accounts.
  • Represent the NCSA position and voice in all communications.

Collaborate with NCSA Board of Directors and committees to operate programs and carry out deliverables, such as:

  • Budget management, coordination of NCSA sales and memberships, as well as donor receipts, deposits, bill payments, and bank statements;
  • Annual 990 documentation and state and corporate registrations;
  • Assembly and shipment of DCLP Parent and Children’s Kits; and
  • Management of material and personnel logistics for exhibition booths, NCSA events, and other Board and membership needs.

Desired Qualifications

  • Three years of nonprofit or administrative experience, including leadership experience.
  • Fluent cuer or strong motivation to become a fluent cuer within one year.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with EHDI and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH) networks.
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Technical skills with office suite software including Google Suite, SalesForce, and Quickbooks, video conference platforms, WordPress, social media, and D/HH communication technology.

How To Apply

Interested applicants must submit their résumé, cover letter, and a list of three references using the form below.

The application period will close at midnight Eastern time on Monday, December 27, 2021.

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