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MSD School Administrator - Athletic Director

Recruitment #24-009016-0002


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.

This is a 12-month position.


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

Main Purpose of Job

Reporting to the Dean of Student Affairs, the Athletic Director oversees the School’s athletic programs for the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools of the Frederick and Columbia Campuses.  The Athletic Director supports the Frederick Campus Principal in managing and supervising the Physical Education program on the Frederick Campus.  In partnership with the Frederick Campus Principal and the Curriculum team, the Athletic Director provides support in physical education programming development for all ages.  The Athletic Director works closely with the Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of Public Relations, and the Principal of both campuses.  Attends all interscholastic athletics and developmental programs.  Coordinates the use of sports facilities and equipment. Ensure all facilities are prepared for games.  Ensures all home and away games are represented by staff from the Athletic Department.   Participates in the maintenance of the School’s Essential Curriculum and Bilingual Education concepts throughout the school. Assume other responsibilities as designated by the Dean of Student Affairs.

The Athletic Director requires evening and weekend commitments.


Maintain Elementary School, Middle School and High School athletic programs at the Frederick and Columbia Campuses.

Assess emergency and crisis situations, make appropriate contacts and referrals, and provide interim emergency medical and other assistance until specialized assistance is available.

Develop, implement, and monitor coaches training/workshops.

Hire, supervise, and evaluate the Assistant Athletic Directors, coaches and the Physical Education team leader (in partnership with the Frederick Campus Principal).

Maintain strict confidentiality of students, as well as school personnel information.

Collaborate with the Office of Student Affairs to work on the School’s master schedule.

Work with the Director of Public Relations to coordinate and disseminate athletic news and events by writing and posting stories in the social media, including the production and edition of video clips.

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

Organize media/photo days for each sport; work with a photographer.

Work with the athletic department staff to organize and keep inventories of sports/physical education equipment.

Maintain and organize archives for each sport for the website.

Assist with the preparation of summer sport camps.

Participate in appropriate professional development training.

Attend league meetings.

Perform periodic safety checks of the athletic facilities to ensure safety compliance.

Ensure athletic fields and facilities are prepared for hosting athletic games and contests.

Organize coaches' meetings.

Maintain records of team and individual athletic statistics and accomplishments.

Secure qualified officials for home games.

Provide support as needed while traveling to and from away games.

Perform other related duties assigned by the Dean of Student Affairs.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Physical Education or the equivalent.

Experience: 3 years of supervisory experience.

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


Knowledge of Deaf community is required.

Certification of Athletic Administration (CAA).

Ability to obtain crowd manager certification.

Ability to learn emergency medical procedures.

Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification.

Master’s Degree in athletic administration or equivalent preferred and 3 years of supervisory experience.

Maryland State Department of Education Certification in Deaf Education/Physical Education.


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.


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.

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

Hold or be able to obtain a valid driver's license.


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.



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.  A copy of your college transcripts must accompany your application.  The preferred method to receive transcripts and 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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