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Assistant Athletic Director

Recruitment #22-009009-0020


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.


Maryland School for the Deaf - Frederick Campus

101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

Cooperation of responsibilities with Athletic Director for the Elementary School, Middle School and High School athletic programs at the Frederick Campus, including working with the Office of Student Affairs on the master schedule (both campuses: Columbia and Frederick), and working with the Director of Public Relations on social media, news, pictures, and archives. Oversees the Special Olympic programs, supervision of coaches, preparation of summer sport camps, and preparation of equipment and athletic facilities. Serves as a building manager and is responsible for ensuring that all facilities and grounds are prepared for each game, as well as ensuring that they are cleaned up after each event, coordinates the scheduling of referees, scorekeepers and timers, attends league meetings, coordinates coaches training sessions, is available to coach as needed, and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Athletic Director.


  • Maintains Elementary School, Middle School and High School athletic programs at the Frederick Campus;
  • Assesses emergency and crisis situations, makes appropriate contacts and referrals, and provides interim emergency medical and other assistance until specialized assistance is available;
  • Develops, implements, and monitors Special Olympic programs;
  • Hires and supervises coaches;
  • May be expected to participate in the development of training and workshops for the coaches;
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of students, as well as school personnel information;
  • Collaborates with the Office of Student Affairs on MSD’s master schedule;
  • Works with the Director of Public Relations on coordinating and disseminating athletic news and events by writing stories and posting on social media, including filming and editing video clips;
  • Supports the design of social media graphics for game day announcements and to recognize accomplishments of student-athletes, coaches, and staff members;
  • Organizes media/photo days for each sport; works with a photographer;
  • Maintains and organizes archives for each sport for the website;
  • Helps with the preparation of summer sport camps;
  • Participates in appropriate professional development training;
  • Attends league meetings;
  • Makes periodic safety checks of the athletic facilities, when asked;
  • Provides support as needed while traveling to and from away games; and
  • Performs other related duties assigned by the Athletic Director.



Bachelor’s Degree required; willingness to work towards Master’s Degree or Certification of Athletic Administration (CAA). Background in Sports Management or related fields preferred. Fluency in ASL, written English, and knowledge of Deaf community required.


  • Ability to obtain crowd manager certification;
  • Ability to learn emergency medical procedures;
  • Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification; and
  • Skill in written English sufficient to permit fluent and accurate communication with students and parents who are not proficient in American Sign Language.


  1. Employees in this classification are required to be proficient in American Sign Language and in written English.
  2. Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.
  3. Hold or obtain a valid driver 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, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21701


Phone: 301-360-2008, 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. 

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