Job Posting

Job opportunity for a parent of a deaf or hard of hearing child! 

Executive Director: Texas Hands & Voices

The Executive Director of Texas Hands & Voices is required to be a parent/guardian of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing in order to embody the Hands & Voices value of parent leadership. Specifically, this position will be responsible for the development and implementation of services and programs, in line with the Boards strategic goals and objectives. Additionally, this position will be responsible for collaborating with appropriate agencies and organizations, networking among parents and various parent groups, and developing and implementing plans for the ongoing support needs of families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing in Texas.

Texas Hands & Voices is driven by the philosophy of providing information in an unbiased manner to families, and the belief that

“What works for your child is what makes the choice right!”

Job Location: Texas - Remote

Job Status: Salaried, Exempt

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience; $30,000 - $40,000 annually

Reports to Board of Texas Hands & Voices

Occasional travel is required


Please submit resumes to Sarah Milem at

by February 25, 2019. Questions? Call 817.880.5695




  • Must be a parent of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Support the philosophy of information and support in an unbiased manner to families and to the providers who serve them, in accordance with the mission of Hands & Voices.

  • Effective interpersonal skills, written and verbal, to include public speaking.

  • Working knowledge of computer operations such as Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.

  • Ability to work independently and meet identified performance measures in a timely manner.

  • Provide own transportation when traveling locally.

  • Have access to the Internet and be able to conduct business via email and phone and/or videophone.

  • Maintain standards of confidentiality.

  • Be a member, in good standing, with the Hands & Voices organization.

  • Be authorized to work within the United States.


  • Strong Leadership: Effective organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills to lead the organization toward a common vision

  • Serve as the chief operating officer ensuring that all operational procedures and guidelines are created, maintained, and in legal compliance for the betterment of the organization

  • Oversee development and implementation of services and programs.

  • Supervise contract coordination, employees, contractors, Financial areas, Marketing programs, Development areas, and Human Resources.

  • Establish and maintain a sound budgeting process and plan, in line with goals and objectives.

  • Supervise strategic goals and objectives, keeping the Board informed as to the progress.

  • Participate in the development of the organization’s fundraising program.

  • Prepare monthly update report to Board and/or Funding partners.

  • Represent and/or act as an organizational liaison to parents, professionals, and organizations.

  • Investigate and develop potential collaborations for the provision of local, regional and statewide parent education and support programs.

  • Collect and disseminate resources (print, media, internet, research materials) that are relevant to and that assist in supporting parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Oversee the development and distribution of digital and social media focused on
    disseminating timely information about social and educational opportunities for families.

  • Identify planning committee members and committee chairs, and set up regular meetings to facilitate the ongoing planning of the activities.

  • Identify potential partners, revenue sources, vendors and exhibitors, interpreters, speakers, childcare and entertainment associated with the planning of the parent activities.

  • Coordinating parents around the state for participation on regional and/or statewide advisory committees.

  • Provide advisory and leadership services to state agencies and local and/or regional programs and organizations regarding the needs of parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Serve as the chief fundraising officer, building relationships, facilitating major gifts, foundational giving, corporate giving, and membership

  • Represent the organization through community events, speaking engagements and stakeholder meetings

  • Oversee and contribute to grant writing, the organization’s website, and social media accounts


  • Knowledge and understanding of the impact of hearing loss on the family and the child. Support for the philosophy of unbiased support to families.

  • Knowledge of the educational and Birth to 3 services and related resources available locally, regionally, statewide and nationally that assist/serve families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.

  • Knowledge of communication options, technology, and educational philosophies prevalent in the field of deafness.

  • Knowledge of techniques used to plan, oversee and coordinate conferences and conference planning committees.

  • Knowledge of the service delivery system (Birth to 3, School-age and young adult) for children who are deaf or hard of hearing

  • Proven success in operating a similar type of nonprofit, small business or start up entity

  • Strong financial acumen with experience developing and managing budgets

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Intermediate skills with computer programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and basic database skills.