Administrative Openings

Executive Director of St. Louis Programs

The Executive Director of St. Louis programs is a member of the leadership team of St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf and is responsible for the overall operations of the St. Louis, MO programs. The Executive Director ensures the mission of SJI is carried out in the local community by managing all facets of the program, working with the President and board members, and ensuring that quality standards and strategic vision are reflected in the program.

In 1837, the Sisters of St Joseph opened the first school for the deaf west of the Mississippi in Carondelet, MO and devotedly served 4 children with hearing loss. Today, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf serves over 300 children a year with over 40 staff, including Executive Directors that lead each site, skilled Listening and Spoken Language Specialists, and licensed audiologists with locations in St Louis and Indianapolis. In addition to on-site and in-home services, SJI provides iHear tele-therapy worldwide. SJI is committed to listening and spoken language education, spiritual and emotional growth, and personal development of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, without discrimination, reflective of the values and early traditions of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

Why is this a great opportunity?

  • Leadership role in a thriving organization with two locations supported by a president and shared services model allowing the Executive Director to focus on program development and partnerships
  • Collaborate with a peer Executive Director in Indianapolis on quality of services and growth opportunities
  • Financially stable organization with a committed and supportive board of directors
  • Family friendly and values driven organization with a flexible work environment

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Deaf Education or a related field
  • Hold a certification in Deaf Education or hold an appropriate license.
  • Hold an LSLS Certification.
  • 7 years’ experience in teaching the hearing impaired in an auditory/oral setting and be certified by Certified by MO Dept. of Education or ASHA, if applicable.
  • Demonstrated experience in program evaluation, supervision of faculty and staff, and curriculum development.
  • Effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proven experience in achieved program development in Deaf Education.
  • Ability to operate within budget parameters. Experience working with diverse communities and multicultural backgrounds with high emotional intelligence.
  • High energy, well-organized, results-driven individual with attention to details while able to see the big picture.
  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully with a variety of constituencies representing diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Occasional overnight travel between St. Louis and Indianapolis, and some nationally as required.

Required Application Questions

To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting “APPLY” to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.

  1. What excites you about supporting the mission of SJI?
  2. Briefly share your experience and success in developing a strong LSL program. What were your program priorities?
  3. This position oversees MO operations, staff, and the SJI iHear program.  Briefly share how your leadership and management experience will apply to this situation.
  4. Share an example of a project where you assisted in evaluating program gaps and supporting improvement initiatives. What was your role?
  5. Tell us about your experience working with a leadership team or nonprofit board of directors to help them add meaningful value to the organization.

Qualified applicants may confidentially apply by emailing . Please include a cover letter, resume or CV, and answers to the required questions.