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FACULTY MSD - Individual Education Program (IEP) Coordinator

Recruitment #21-009009-0016

Introduction

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.

LOCATION OF POSITION

Applicants must be willing to work at both the Columbia and Frederick Campuses:

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

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

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as the IEP Coordinators.  This position also provides assistance and content training to the administrators, teachers, staff, and specialists (SLP, OT, PT, etc.) in the area of compliance with state and federal laws affecting IEPs.

POSITION DUTIES

Assist with the development of IEPs in all required areas; coordinate and facilitate IEP meetings; provide assistance and content training, working closely with all administrators, teachers, staff, and specialists on both campuses in compliance with state and federal mandates to ensure IEPs meet all compliance requirements; the IEP Coordinator monitors IEP documentation across campuses for consistency in writing according to the Director’s guidance and instruction and assume other responsibilities as designated by the Director.

This position is an 11 month school year position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Master’s degree in Education of Deaf students, Education of Deaf students with additional disabilities, or Special Education required.

Experience: Three years of successful classroom teaching experience with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students required. In Lieu of successful classroom teaching experience, other relevant special education experience will be considered.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language and written English and possess knowledge of all ages and levels of students including students with multiple disabilities and cognitive disabilities.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree in special education or Deaf Education.  Minimum of three years of experience in all aspects of the special education IEP Team process preferred.  Knowledge of the Maryland Online IEP System is preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.  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

E-mail: emily.hicks@msd.edu

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.