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Now Posted! Listing for MNCDHH's New Executive Director

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6/18/2019 12:10:12 PM

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The Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing (MNCDHH) is pleased to share the job posting for our new executive director. The deadline to apply is July 23, 2019.

To find the job posting, please visit Minnesota Careers. Under "External Applicants," click on "Search for jobs now." Search for job id "33524."

We are doing a national search to find the right person for this important leadership position. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We ask that you share this job posting with your contacts. Thank you!

Job summary

Advocating for communication access and equal opportunity with the 20% of Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing. The Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing is a Governor-appointed Commission that focuses on large systems changes, civic engagement, and improvements that promote communication equity. We collaborate with a long list of community partners with diverse identities and philosophies to make change possible. Learn more about the Commission. 

The Executive Director for the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing is responsible for promoting, supporting, and advancing deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing communities in Minnesota by being a champion for communication equity. This position exists to achieve results for the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing within the parameters defined by statute and the board.

The Executive Director implements decisions made by the governor-appointed board and advocates for public policies as recommended by the board.

One organization cannot do it alone. For maximum success, the incumbent must maintain inclusive, constructive, and positive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Stakeholders include Commission staff, board, and contractors, nonprofits, health care organizations, advocacy organizations, constituency-based organizations, legislators, the judiciary, state agencies, other disability groups, parents, interpreters, CART providers, researchers, academics, attorneys, the media, schools, and other groups impacted by the policy in question. The Executive Director oversees establishment of committees and task forces that recommend shifts in policy to the Commission.

Day-to-day duties of this position include

  • Provide clear and open communications with and between key advocacy organizations, constituent groups, community leaders, and individual constituents. Recognize that different stakeholder groups have different philosophies and needs. Work to find common ground and start from there.
  • Protect the reputation of the organization by positively and professionally representing the commission to agencies, constituents, and general public.
  • Provide all necessary policy compliance monitoring, educational, and incidental information the board requires according to their policies.
  • Assist with the board’s efforts to connect with constituent groups to secure input on strategic priorities and to report on organizational results. 
  • Lead or participate in planning meetings with citizens, interest groups, communities, local or state agencies, the legislature, the judicial branch and/or the governor's office to develop solutions to barriers to communication access and equal opportunity and address gaps in services. Promote communication equity through all activities. 
  • Supervise and manage direct and indirect reports, and maintain an environment that attracts, retains, and motivates diverse, high-quality employees.


We apologize that the job posting was prematurely taken down at midnight, 7/23/2019. The posting should have closed at 11:59 P.M. on 7/23/2019. If you planned to apply on the date of 7/23/2019 and if you were unable to send in your application, please email no later than 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, 7/24/2019. We will connect you to HR so you can complete your application. Thank you.

Second Update

The job posting is now closed. Thank you. 


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