Hands & Voices Headquarters:
Description: Represents Hands & Voices philosophy and mission to the systems that serve families. The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization per the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
Director of Chapter Support
Description: Provides support and oversight to all H&V chapters, including start up and provisional support, as well as providing technical assistance and information coordination, both in the US and abroad.
Director of Data and Evaluation
Description: Provides leadership and day-to-day management for organizational performance (goal setting, progress review, and communication) data management/reporting, quality improvement and evaluation activities.
H&V Director of Programs
Description: Provides support and oversight to the GBYS and ASTra programs, including start up support, as well as providing technical assistance and information coordination.
Director of Development and Fundraising
Description: Provides support and technical assistance at Headquarters and chapter level of Hands & Voices in the areas of fundraising, individual Donor requests, and development.
Directors of D/HH Infusion
Description: Provides technical assistance to H&V Headquarters and chapter level support for ensuring the inclusion of D/HH adults and perspective into the organization. This position also provides training and support for the D/HH Guide program element of the Guide By Your Side Program.
Description: Oversees and manages the H&V web presence as well as technical aspects of H&V publishing and the H&V database project. Also handles inquiries to and support information regarding H&V Headquarters technical assistance to chapters in these areas.
Description: The Editor reminds chapters of the newspaper deadlines, collects and edits articles and pictures according to the Communicator standards, answers queries about articles and advertising, and works with authors on larger pieces.
Headquarters – Business/Office Manager
Description: bookkeeping; product ordering; national conference registrar; business inquiries.
Description: The conference manager is in charge of logistical efforts and planning for the annual Hands & Voices Leadership conference.
Description: The Grant writer searches for, writes, and contributes to management and reports of grants for H&V HQ. Also assists chapters by providing technical assistance in the area of grant writing.
Director of Outreach
Description: The Director of Outreach facilitates, through fostering and maintaining relationships with system stakeholders who support and serve families who have children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, building partnerships and connections necessary in order to maintain and grow Hands & Voices.
Director of Latino Support
Description: Provides leadership to H&V chapters and other stakeholder/partners, as well as resources in Spanish for Latino families. The Director also facilitates monthly meeting for the H&V led Spanish-speaking forum with committee members from different chapters.
In addition to descriptions above, our staff also supports the H&V Family Leadership in Language and Learning Project (FL3) in the following ways:
Principal Investigator: Janet DesGeorges
For more on the FL3 project, click here: