Hearing Impaired Director

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN

Community & Nonprofit

Position Description / Responsibilities

(Director of the Tennessee Council for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing)

Job Location: 520 W. Summit Hill Dr. Suite 301 Knoxville, TN 37902


Through the Division of Rehabilitation Services, the Tennessee Council for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing (TCDDBHH) exists to ensure that state and local public programs and services are accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and Deaf-Blind citizens. TCDDBHH coordinates communication, information, public awareness, and advocacy services through regional community service centers. The centers assist the Division of Rehabilitation Services by providing services that compliment those offered by Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).

Under the general supervision of the Director of Sensory Services, the Director of the Tennessee Council for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing is responsible for the oversight and direction of the regional service centers for the deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing. The Director serves as executive officer of and secretary to the Council. The Director represents the Council before national, state, and local agencies, organizations, groups, bodies and before individuals. In addition, the Director collaborates with the regional VR offices and other entities serving individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing to ensure they receive the support services they need to achieve success.


Position Requirements



Applicants may be subject to background check. Any position could ultimately be designated as work from home, mobile work or free address (i.e. Employees work in office and can choose from various space options based on need for a given day such as private meeting rooms, conference rooms, collaborative spaces and enclaves for individual work assignments.)

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Application Instructions

How to apply:


Please submit resume and cover letter outlining your related experience to talent.management.dhs@tn.gov by September 17, 2019. All email submissions must include in the subject line: Director Tennessee Council for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing

Salary Range: $40, 680 –56, 952. Salary will be commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience directly related to this job.

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