Hamilton Relay is currently seeking an outstanding candidate to fill the position of “District of Columbia Relay Outreach Coordinator – Part Time”. Below is a link to the job posting and on-line application. Please feel free to share this with anyone that may be interested.
District of Columbia Relay Outreach Coordinator - Part Time
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DeafBlind Communication Matters. On Monday, January 5, 2015 history was made as the day the first live DeafBlind Video Relay (DBVRS) calls were successfully made by alpha testers!
DBVRS, wherein a DeafBlind consumer calls into the service using specialized software and signs to the VRS interpreter who voices to the hearing consumer and then types back to the DeafBlind consumer who receives the information from the hearing consumer via braille display, has been a long time project of CAAGVRS that began in the early summer of 2014.
After several months of testing, CAAGVRS made the first live test calls on January 5th with alpha users of the service. In their words, “This is Awesome!” “I am so very excited!” “Finally true independence for DeafBlind to make VRS calls anytime we need or wish.”
The value of this service cannot be understated for the DeafBlind Community as IP-Relay providers continue to…
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Staffed in Baltimore, MD
Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time position open for “Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator”.
For a full job description go to www.workforhamilton.com and complete an online application by September 15, 2014.
Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits. For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.
Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote CapTel service and increase the number of customers served by Maryland Relay. Individual will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout the state of Maryland.
Education, Experience and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related marketing experience are required
- Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus
- Excellent presentation skills
- Experience in public relations activities
- Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
- Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide variety of audiences
- Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects
- Ability to understand and follow directions
- Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
- Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Maryland Relay TAM staff, organizations within the public, private and non-profit sectors
- Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users
- Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from relay services:
o Senior Community
o Hard of Hearing Community
- Able to travel alone
- Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply
- Ability to life up to 50 lbs.
Creating opportunities for higher education is a priority for Hamilton Relay. The goal of the Hamilton Relay Scholarship is to support students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking in their post-secondary education.
The Hamilton Relay Scholarship is extended to a qualifying high school student living within one of the states where Hamilton Relay is the contracted telecommunications relay and/or captioned telephone service provider. This includes California, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia.
In each of these States, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to one eligible applicant. All applicants must meet eligibility requirements and submit required application materials prior to the March 3, 2014 deadline.
USERS OF IP CAPTIONED TELEPHONE SERVICES:
NOTICE FROM THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ABOUT POSSIBLE CALLING SCAM
The Federal Communications Commission has received information that consumers using Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Relay Services (IP CTS) may have received calls from one or more persons purporting to be from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), requesting the consumers to schedule a visit to the consumer’s home regarding the consumer’s IP CTS phone.
The purpose of this notice is to alert all IP CTS consumers that the FCC has not been scheduling any home visits to IP CTS consumers. If you receive a phone call from any individual claiming to be from the FCC who wants to schedule a home visit, we recommend that you do not provide any information to the caller, and do not agree to let the caller into your home. In addition, we request that you please report such calls to the FCC’s Disability Rights Office at 202-559-5158 (voice/videophone) or Gregory.Hlibok@fcc.gov.
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