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FACULTY MSD - Individual Education Program (IEP) Coordinator

Contractual Position

Recruitment #23-009009-0023


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 an 11-month school-year position in the Individual Education Program (IEP) Department at the Maryland School for the Deaf.


This position will be primarily located at the Frederick Campus, but applicants must be willing to work at both the Frederick and Columbia Campuses.

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

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

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as the IEP Coordinator, with a primary caseload of students ages 14 and older (Secondary Transition ages). This position also provides assistance and content training to the administrators, teachers, staff, and specialists (Speech & Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, etc.) in all departments in the area of compliance with state and federal laws affecting IEPs.


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 assumes other responsibilities as designated by the Director.


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.


Knowledge of the Maryland Online IEP System is 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.


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.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar 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.  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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