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FACULTY MSD - Assistant Athletic Director

Contractual Position

Recruitment #22-009009-0023


The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners. As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.


MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Purpose of Job

Cooperation of responsibilities with Athletic Director for the Middle School athletic programs at the Columbia Campus, including working with the Office of Student Affairs on the master schedule (both campuses: Columbia and Frederick), and working with the Director of Public Relations on social media, news, pictures, and archives. Supervision of coaches, preparation of summer sports camps, and preparation of equipment and athletic facilities. Serves as a building manager and is responsible for ensuring that all facilities and grounds are prepared for each game, as well as ensuring that they are cleaned up after each event, coordinates the scheduling of referees, scorekeepers and timers, attends league meetings, coordinates coaches training sessions, is available to coach as needed, and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Athletic Director.


Maintains the Middle School athletic program at the Columbia Campus;

Assesses emergency and crisis situations, makes appropriate contacts and referrals, and provides interim emergency medical and other assistance until specialized assistance is available;

Hires and supervises coaches;

May be expected to participate in the development of training and workshops for the coaches;

Maintains strict confidentiality of students, as well as school personnel information;

Collaborates with the Office of Student Affairs on MSD’s master schedule;

Works with the Director of Public Relations on coordinating and disseminating athletic news and events by writing stories and posting on social media, including filming and editing video clips;

Supports the design of social media graphics for game day announcements and to recognize accomplishments of student-athletes, coaches, and staff members;

Organizes media/photo days for each sport; works with a photographer;

Maintains and organizes archives for each sport for the website;

Helps with the preparation of summer sports camps;

Participates in appropriate professional development training;

Attends league meetings, when needed;

Makes periodic safety checks of the athletic facilities, when asked;

Provides support as needed while traveling to and from away games; and

Performs other related duties assigned by the Athletic Director.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; willingness to work towards Master’s Degree or Certification of RMSAA (Registered Middle School Athletic Administrator).

Background in Sports Management or related fields preferred.

Fluency in ASL, written English, and knowledge of Deaf community required.


Ability to obtain crowd manager certification;

Ability to learn emergency medical procedures;

Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification; and

Skill in written English sufficient to permit fluent and accurate communication with students and parents/guardians who are not proficient in American Sign Language.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees in this classification are required to be proficient in American Sign Language and in written English.

2. Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.

3. Hold or obtain a valid driver license.

4. New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)


Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview. As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time. Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  The preferred method to receive additional information is for them to be uploaded.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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