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From the CEO Search Committee

Hi, I’m Robin Horwitz and I am a member of the CEO Search Committee for RID. Today, RID is announcing the posting for the position of RID Chief Executive Officer. I will point out the details of the application process, selection process, and the anticipated schedule for the following months.

Prior to the application deadline, all are given the opportunity to submit and ask questions pertaining to the CEO position and selection process. These questions will be collected and posted on the RID website as FAQs. All questions can be submitted to by August 3, 2019. Interested applicants should fill out the application, and provide a resume or CV. Applicants must also provide a letter of interest in both an ASL video and written English, including how the applicant meets each required qualification listed in the CEO job description. The deadline for submission of all applicant materials is August 10, 2019 by 11:59p.m. (PST).

Materials will be reviewed by the CEO Search Committee once received. We expect to review them the third week of August, and video interviews with the applicants will be scheduled. The first-round interviews will be recorded for review purposes.

If selected, finalists’ previously submitted application materials videos will be shared with the three Councils: Diversity Council, Council of Elders, and Deaf Advisory Council. The committee will collect feedback from the aforementioned groups.  Finalists will then be selected by the search committee and invited for a second round face-to-face interview with the full RID Board of Directors on September 14, 2019.

At the conclusion of the interviews, the Board expects to make a decision within two weeks. The selected candidate will be offered the position, pending contract negotiation. When this has been completed, the Board will announce the new Chief Executive Officer of RID in the month of October. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at Thank you!

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At a Glance: CEO Search Timeline for Applicants



  Submit questions about the position to

 August 3, 2019

  Application due date by 11:59 p.m. 

 August 10, 2019

  First round video interview with CEO Search Committee (CSC)

Late August 2019

  2nd round finalists presented to the Board of Directors for a face-to-face interview

October 16-20, 2019

  Finalist selected/announcement of the new CEO

Late October 2019

Further Resources

The following resources will be helpful to you in reviewing the status of the organization, recent strategies and initiatives implemented at RID, and the current progress of RID’s mission to “advocate for best practices in interpreting, professional development for practitioners and for the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for diverse users of languages that are signed or spoken.”

RID Organizational Chart

RID Annual Reports: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Strategic Plans: 2018-2022 Strategic Recommendations, 2013-2016 Strategic Plan

Diversity Statement

Organizational Assessment

Certification Risk Assessment

Formation of CASLI

CASLI Website

RID’s COO Announcement