Presbyterian Ear Institute (PEI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals hear, speak and integrate into mainstream society through the use of the advanced hearing technologies, such as hearing aids and cochlear implants. While it shares the name, PEI is not affiliated with Presbyterian Healthcare Services. PEI offers a variety of services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community including early intervention, speech therapy, hearing evaluations, cochlear implant evaluations and educational services for children from birth to kindergarten. The success of PEI cannot be attributed to any one program, but to the complementary and collaborative nature of all of the programs.

Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of PEI and all aspects of its operations. The Director must have applied knowledge of the challenges facing the deaf and hard of hearing community. The Director must have strong financial acumen as they are responsible for creating and managing the annual budget of over $1M.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing overall operations including administrative, financial, operational, and risk management functions
  • Advocating for all of PEI’s programs on a local, state and national level
  • Overseeing program development and execution
  • Overseeing HR management, staffing and accounting
  • Assisting with fund-raising initiatives to ensure organization's future growth, including individual giving, corporate sponsorships and grants, and special events
  • Growing and building relationships with external stakeholders
  • Working closely with Board of Directors in developing and implementing long-term strategies, programs, and initiatives


Graduate level degree(s) in one of the following fields and 5 years of applied work experience in:

  • Audiology
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Oral deaf education (Demonstrated knowledge of issues concerning the hard of hearing and deaf preferred)


Bachelors of Business Administration degree and 10 years of comparable work experience in:

  • Nonprofit administration
  • Fund development
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Public relations or related field.

Preferred Experience also includes:

  • Minimum of three years of administrative/management/supervisory experience
  • Fundraising, agency/program planning, volunteer management and public relations
  • Marketing and digital media
  • Experience advocating for State Government legislative changes
  • Strong communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills
  • Strong public speaking skills

Please submit resumes and salary requirements via email with the subject line “Executive Director Position” to slagree@peiabq.org.

For further information regarding our programs, please go to www.presbyterianearinstitute.org.