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Recruitment #18-002572-0037


This is a twelve month position in the Principal’s office of the Columbia Campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf.

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 to support the education of the children at MSD.




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

Main Purpose of Job

This position performs a variety of complex secretarial, clerical, and office management duties for the Principal's office.


The Administrative Aide maintains front desk coverage, manages entry to the building for all visitors, issue I.D. badges and ensures visitors are escorted to their destination.

The Administrative Aide is responsible to prepare and send admissions and enrollment packets for potential students, prepare and send annual student registration packets, collect and process all pertinent data and related forms, prepare and distribute student rosters, maintain and update student consent forms and act as the Database Manager for the student information system.

The incumbent will maintain the teacher and teacher aide substitute list and coordinate substitute coverage for all departments on a daily basis. Process and maintain logs for Interpreter, field trip, merchandise, dietary ,and pool requests.

Prepare and distribute weekly staff newsletter, process all campus mail, and maintain funds in the postage machine.

The Admin Aide will also assist with duties that relate to student transportation, campus tours, and meeting coordination for Board of Trustees meetings.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Four years performing secretarial work or clerical work involving typing duties.


1. Additional secretarial or clerical experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Thirty credit hours with a major in secretarial science or office technology from an accredited college may be substituted at the rate of thirty credits for one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Administrative, Clerical, or Office Services specialty codes in the Administrative Support field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Proficient in or able to carry a conversation in American Sign Language.

Candidates should be able to use a video phone.


Demonstrated ability to accurately type on a keyboard on a personal computer at a minimum of forty words per minute may be required, depending on the specific requirements of the position.

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.



Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service may be required prior to hire. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, 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.