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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 3158074
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Disability Services

R-9240 Director of Diversity, Leadership Training, and Mentoring of Interpreters of Color - AIDB- North Special Projects-Re-Advertised

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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R- 9240 Reference #:328217551

Posting Date: May 19, 2022

AIDB is sensitive to the needs of individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing and for qualified applicants and employees will make reasonable accommodations.

POSITION: Director of Diversity, Leadership Training, and Mentoring of Interpreters of Color

AIDB- North | Special Projects


The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world's most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are deaf, blind, deafblind and multi-disabled and their families. Founded in 1858, AIDB serves more than 36,000 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year.

Our services literally span a lifetime including seven campuses in Talladega, ten regional centers located in Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Tuscumbia - including new locations in Opelika and Decatur - and programs that range from early and senior intervention, traditional and nontraditional education services in residential and outreach settings and a manufacturing facility that is the state's largest employer of adults who are blind and deaf.


Our employees are among the organization's most valuable assets and resources. We share compassion for leveling the playing field for all. Our Mission makes AIDB a unique place to work.

AIDB Special Projects Department is AIDB's collaborative effort to invest additional time and funding with federal partners in order to support the mission of AIDB: To provide comprehensive education and service programs of superior quality to children with sensory differences and their families. It is our goal to expand services beyond our campus programs and even beyond our state borders.

Special Projects consist of Gallaudet University Regional Center- South, The NTID Regional STEM Center at AIDB, and The APH Center for Assistive Technology Training, The Gallaudet University Regional Early Acquisition of Language Project, and the Joe Tom Armbrester Agricultural Education Program.


You will play a vital role in the development and management of the Diversity, Leadership Training, and Mentoring of Interpreters of Color program being established throughout the Southeast in conjunction with the Southeastern Interpreter Guidance Network (SIGN). You will also contribute to the development of the AIDB Special Projects Department. Special Projects South Region serves Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas; and on occasion service to Virginia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

You will be responsible for implementing the goals provided for the development of interpreter training, mentoring and support through specified scopes of work and supervise and evaluate an administrative assistant and possibly others. You will be required to travel to and within Alabama and the 12-states in the southeastern region. You must also be willing to work onsite as needed.

You will be a vital part of the transformative process of identifying and determining priorities relative to development of Interpreter Mentoring. The Director reports to the Executive Director of Special Projects.

You will play a vital role to ensure that AIDB's culture is reinforced and that employees feel connected, recognized and proud to be a part of the company. You will play a vital role in the lives of our consumers and be a part of the miracles that happen every day at AIDB. This will be accomplished by demonstrating flexibility, positive attitude and professional maturity.

  • Possess and maintain RID Certification and Alabama Interpreter Licensure upon employment.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws related to interpreting.
  • Valid driver license, an automobile for use on the job, and liability insurance in effect.
  • Seven (7) years or more of formal work experience interpreting for the Deaf/DeafBlind.
  • Possess a working knowledge of interpreting models and their application within mentoring.

  • Ten (10) years or more of formal work experience interpreting for the Deaf/DeafBlind.
  • Extensive knowledge of peer-reviewed, evidence-based practices in interpreter mentoring and training.
  • Proven experience in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program development and management.
  • Reside in/be willing to relocate to one of the states served by the program as listed above within 6 months.

  • Possess a minimum entry sign language proficiency level of ADVANCED according to AIDB evaluation system (SLPI/SCPI); and ADVANCED PLUS must be obtained within the first thirty-six (36) months of employment. Must provide documentation of sign language proficiency evaluation (SCPI available through AIDB).
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with Interpreter Training Programs (ITP) throughout the region, particularly with Troy University and ITPs in surrounding states.
  • Foster and maintain positive working relationships with interpreters and interpreter agencies.
  • Provide guidance and supervision of a network of mentors/mentees developed throughout the region.
  • Provide and coordinate mentoring opportunities both virtually and in-person.
  • Must be willing to travel regularly to and within the 12-state southeast region.
  • Willing and able to work flexible schedules to include holidays, nights, and weekends.
  • Assist in planning and participate in all activities, educational workshops, social/community events, and/or statewide and/or programs.
  • Enter current participant information into a database as needed for demographics purposes.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB."

SALARY: SALARY: $51,801- $89,568 Scale A1 04

260 Days; Direct deposit is required; bi-monthly payroll

This is an exempt position and is not subject to overtime and/or compensatory time provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance available
  • TRS retirement
  • Deferred compensation options available
  • Paid time off


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