Deputy Director

Position: Deputy Director
Department: Administration
Accountability: Executive Director
Job Status: Full Time
Classification: Exempt
Salary: $70,000 – $75,000

The Deputy Director (DD) supports the Executive Director in the oversite and implementation of the agencies strategic plans, policies and operations. The (DD) serves as the supervisor for department directors and their programs and otherwise manages the day-to-day aspects of DCS including facilities. Additionally, the (DD) serves as compliance officer serving as lead contact for contract requirements. The DD assumes supervision of the agency in the absence of the Executive Director (ED).

  • Manages day-to-day operations including facility related needs and maintaining asset inventory information
  • Acts for the Executive Director (ED) in his/her absence
  • Supervises the Department Directors and other personnel as delegated by the Executive Director
  • Reviews and evaluates program goals, general operations and staffing needed in order to make recommendations to the (ED) and Executive Team
  • Works with Human Resources to assess the types of training individual staff members and departments would most benefit
  • Manages and educates Directors as needed to ensure compliance with all policies and procedures
  • Monitors department timelines and goals to ensure positive outcomes
  • Assists Directors and Accounting Manager in the development of department budgets
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports for review and approval by Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Ensures timely submission of statistics, reports and files
  • Collaborates with Media department in development of agency marketing strategies


  • Serves as Compliance Officer: ensuring all program activities operate consistently and ethically within the mission and values of the agency and in compliance with all federal, state, and city regulations, including accreditation, funding, certification and licensing requirements
  • Works with (ED) to develop, establish and execute operating policies to support overall agency policies and objectives
  • Maintains agency asset inventory policy and log
  • Documents disciplinary issues appropriately and works closely with Human Resources to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and staff related policies
  • Oversees monitoring, tracking and compliance with all government contracts and institutional grants; coordinates with project staff to resolve contractual issues
  • Maintains procedures for contractual record keeping and files to meet the reporting requirements of grants and contracts of the agency
  • Coordinates contract renewals, amendments and budget revisions in collaboration with Executive Team


  • Collaborates with (ED) to coordinate and oversee the provision of fundraisers and events
  • Attends Deaf Community events and assists in determining the ongoing needs of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind and Late Deafened Communities
  • Works with (ED) to coordinate public relation strategies designed to educate the general public about Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind and Late Deafened people, services and resources
  • Attends off-site meetings as the agency representative, upon request


  • General office work, including assisting co-workers as needed
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and productivity
  • Serve as a liaison between DCS and DCS ’advisory groups
  • Go-to person when equipment and facilities issues arise
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Administration, Business or a related field, required
  • Master Degree in Administration, Business, Leadership, Nonprofit Management or related field, preferred
  • Specialization or major in Deaf related topics and/or Public Administration also acceptable/desired


  • Minimum of three- five years of documented experience in related field
  • Minimum of three-five years of management experience in community or social services work with deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Thorough familiarity with American Deaf Culture and knowledge about Deaf and Hard of Hearing people
  • An understanding of current issues related to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people
  • Experience in business administration including experience working alongside Accounting and Human Resources professionals; basic knowledge of their practices


  • Fluency in American Sign Language
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people using a wide variety of communicative styles
  • Skilled in motivating, developing and directing people as they work through both leadership and management techniques
  • Excellent written English, required
  • Ability to advocate persuasively and firmly in person and by correspondence
  • Must have the ability to supervise and work effectively with others
  • Good organization and planning skills
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented, diverse environment
  • Ability to be diplomatic and clear, as well as, build trust and establish connections
  • Ability to communicate with the public in a professional and clear manner
  • Knowledge of effective training principles
  • Computer skills utilizing word processing, email, calendar, spreadsheet and database applications at a high level

At-Will: Employment with DCS is an “At-Will” relationship. DCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
DCS offers a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance. DCS also provides each employee the option to contribute to a 401 (k) retirement plan and flex medical savings plan.

Other Benefits
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, DCS offers:
Paid Personal Time
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Vacation Time
Paid Holiday

Applications deadline: January 15, 2018
Submit resume/cover letter, and a recent copy of certification, if available, to:

Human Resources
Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc.
1545 Hotel Circle South, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92108
Fax: (619) 398-2444

DCS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at DCS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of DCS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by DCS as a result of the referral or through other means.