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TEACHER AIDE MSD - Administrative Aide (Transition Department)

Contractual Position

Recruitment #24-009471-0001


Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community that, 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.

This is a 12-month position.


MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

Provide administrative support and serve as a member of the team that assists the supervisor for the secondary transition services at a progressive school for deaf and hard of hearing students and assists in the management of the school's operations.


Manage the office of the Secondary Transition Department's daily operations, including answering phone calls and receiving students into the building where the program is located. In addition to supporting the supervisor of Secondary Transition Services in serving students, families, teachers, staff, and stakeholders. This position will organize and schedule appointments for the supervisor.  Will assist in planning the Work to Learn Showcase and Employer Appreciation Reception. This position will include checking for accuracy and completeness of purchase orders and supporting staff in completing and submitting forms for off campus field trips.  This position also includes maintaining communication with other departments across campus, monthly newsletters, preparing and proofreading the supervisor of Secondary Transition Services' communications, and coordinating the supervisor of Secondary Transition’s schedule.


Education: High School Diploma.

Strong English writing skills and proficient in using Google Suite apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms).


Fluent or at least literate in American Sign Language (understands a conversation and can respond)


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

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.


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 online access is not available 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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