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TEACHER AIDE MSD (Clerical Aide)

Elementary Department

Recruitment #24-009471-0003


This is an opening for the 2024-2025 School Year.

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.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.

This is an 11-month position.


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

Main Purpose of Job

Provide administrative support to the Principal of the Elementary Department.


Manage the office of the Elementary Department in the daily operations of the program. In addition to supporting the Elementary School Principal, this position serves students, families, teachers, staff, and visitors. Duties include assisting in maintaining program safety and records, tracking and monitoring student attendance, making phone calls, writing letters, tracking and collecting progress reports and report cards, and monitoring and maintaining student and staff well-being. This position will also be involved with arranging school functions, preparing and proofreading the Principal’s communications, and coordinating the Principal’s schedule. This position will collaborate closely with the Campus Chief Educational Programs Officer’s office and with other programs in the school. May include communication with outside state and local agencies. May be asked to assume other duties as assigned by the Elementary School Principal or the Campus Chief Educational Programs Officer.


Strong English writing skills. High School diploma required.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.


Knowledge of Deaf Community preferred.


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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one 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.  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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