Young Leaders Board- Education Chair

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Start: September 5, 2023

End: July 31, 2024

(start and end dates are negotiable)

Overview:

The Alexander Graham Bell Association works globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. We want all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.

The Young Leaders Board is an AG Bell program that works to expand the visibility of AG Bell and the resources for young adults who are Deaf/HOH through networking events as well as to provide opportunities to develop new skills, take on leadership roles, and broaden their professional and social circles.

We work together to engage young adults through establishing a global network, empower young adults to actively participate in a cause, educate young adults to be leaders in their community.

The Young Leaders Board is a pilot program that will seek to instill good practices in nonprofit professionalism and board governance to young adults so the next generation can be equipped to serve as leaders and board members of nonprofits in their community and beyond. Through serving on the Young Leaders Board, you will further your career, network with other professionals and young adults who are Deaf/HOH, create programs that bolster your resume and experience, and gain invaluable mentorship from leaders of your respective field. Lastly and most importantly, the Young Leaders Board will establish a community of young adults who are Deaf/HOH and primarily use LSL (Listening and Spoken Language), providing an important need as this community does not exist in most local spaces, let alone on a national or global level.

If you would like to participate in the Young Leaders Board, but do not think that the leadership of the chair position is something you can commit to, keep an eye out for when internship positions with each of the chairs open- the intern chairs will be entry level, accommodating to university internship requirements and less time commitment.

Summary:

The Education Committee Chair of the Young Leaders Board at the Alexander Graham Bell Association works towards expanding the resources for young adults who are Deaf/HOH through educational materials and support for training and programming. This role involves providing guidance to the members of the YLB, creating and curating educational materials both internally and to the general public, and promoting continual improvement in onboarding and training workshops. As the Education Committee Chair, you will have the opportunity to develop new skills, take on leadership roles, and broaden your professional and social circles. This is an unpaid position (if you are work study through your university, compensation may be discussed).

Responsibilities:

  • Create educational resources for the public about the Young Leaders Board's activities and initiatives
  • Promote continual improvement in onboarding, training workshops, and programming for the YLB
  • Ensure that all education and training align with the mission and goals of the organization
  • Work with other committees to identify areas of need for education and training
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external educational organizations and professionals in the field of Deaf/HOH education

Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of educational principles and practices
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, deaf education, or a related field preferred
  • Experience in curriculum development and training design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Passion for supporting young adults aged 18-40 and creating community for Deaf/HOH individuals who primarily use LSL

Requirements:

  • Must commit to at least 10 hours per week, with flexible scheduling options available
  • Must attend a weekly meeting with other chairs and program director as well as host a weekly meeting with other interns and volunteers of your respective committee
  • Must maintain accurate records and files, be able to produce reports as needed and leading up to the end of your commitment, meet with program director to update job descriptions, make sure everything is appropriately documented and that procedures are updated
  • Must adhere to AG Bell's Code of Ethics and Conduct

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training Provided

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities

WHEN

Mon Sep 04, 2023 - Wed Jul 31, 2024
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

WHERE

3417 Volta Place NorthwestWashington, DC 20007

(38.90984,-77.06876)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Advocacy

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