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Employment Opportunities

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is currently seeking exceptional individuals who will bring professionalism, expertise, enthusiasm and dedication to the school. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record of success and will fully support ASD’s mission, staff, and students.
The American School for the Deaf (ASD) maintains written Job Descriptions for most jobs. The Job Description is a guide to the basic and essential functions of each job; it is not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. These Descriptions are revised to meet the changing needs of ASD at the sole discretion of the senior management team.

Openings

List of 16 items.

  • Accounts Payable Clerk

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled
    REV:  03/29/2022
    POST: 03/29/2022
     
    The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.
     
    ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools.  There is also much to do in West Hartford.  There is a wide array of parks and recreation.  There are pools and hiking trails.  There are historic sites to visit as well.  If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone.
    SCOPE OF DUTIES:
     
    Under the supervision of the Controller, performs routine Accounts Payable functions; maintenance of the Adobe Purchase Order process, tasks associated with 1099’s, credit card reconciliation, travel and employee reimbursements and other related duties as directed.

    PRIMARY DUTIES
    • Sort and date stamp all incoming mail, including invoices, statements, and miscellaneous correspondence.
    • Completes payments by receiving, processing, verifying and reconciling invoices.
    • Vendor Master File maintenance.
    • Correspond with all vendors regarding payment schedules, outstanding credits and other finance related inquiries.
    • Recommend and prioritize vendor payments.
    • Maintains historical data.
    •  Responsible for import and reconciliation of American Express, Comdata, and Source AP.
    •  Maintain 1099 vendor information. 
    • Reconciles Accounts Payable Aging Report to the General Ledger.
    • Process travel and employee reimbursements.
    • Maintains Adobe Purchase Order process.
    • Provides supporting documentation required in audits.
    • Other related duties as assigned.        
    REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    • Proficient Microsoft Office knowledge and skills
    • Strong time management and organizational skills
    • High degree of attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
    • Strong analytic abilities
    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    • Associate’s degree preferred
    • 2-3 years accounts payable experience
    • Working knowledge of sign language required or must be willing to learn. 
    SALARY AND BENEFITS:
    • Competitive salary commensurate with experience. 
    • Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available
    HOW TO APPLY:
     
    Visit our website:  www.asd-1817.org to download an application or you may complete an application directly on line, or send application with resume and or letter of interest to:
     
    Or you can mail/fax your application and resume to:
    Human Resources
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107
    Fax: 860.215.2891
     
    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing).     
  • Accounts Receivable Coordinator

    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
    ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE COORDINATOR

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled
    REV: 05/11/2022
    POST: 05/11/2022
    The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.
    ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools.  There is also much to do in West Hartford.  There is a wide array of parks and recreation.  There are pools and hiking trails.  There are historic sites to visit as well.  If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone. 
    SCOPE OF DUTIES:
    Under direct supervision of the Business Office Manager, is responsible for all functions related to the collections and maintenance of accounts receivable and general ledger for the American School for the Deaf.

    PRIMARY DUTIES:
    •Prepares and posts program revenues, accounts receivable, Birth-to-Three program and contributed income to the miscellaneous cash receipt, accounts receivable systems.  Generates and mails all invoices; files all supporting documentation related to invoicing and deposits.  Receives and researches all staff inquiries as related to accounts receivable, Birth-to-Three and payment status, cash receipts, and contributed income.
    •Prepares deposits and process check items through People’s United bank remote deposit and cash items deposit to be couriered to a local People’s United Bank branch.
    •Work closely with the revenue generating departments to prepare and post accounts receivable, collecting outstanding receivables, on a timely basis.  In addition, to maintaining an adequate allowance for doubtful account.
    •Maintain up to date projection data on all billable areas for use by Management in making budget and cash flow decisions.  
    •Responsible for billing rate calculation, preparation, and dissemination both internally and externally. 
    •Responsible for billing Birth-to-Three claims, tracking insurance claims, submission and collections. 
    •Works with Office of Early Childhood. 
    •Assists with month-end and year-end closing process to include, but not limited to preparing monthly journal entries and account analysis.
    •Reconcile monthly accounts receivable aging to general ledger, cash accounts, and the verification of any deferred revenue. Prepares accounts receivable reports for review by Business Office Manager, in addition to other general ledger accounts as assigned by the Business Office Manager.
    •Provides information for the annual budgeting process.  
    •Works closely with outside auditing firm to provide necessary lead schedules and backup with respect to accounts receivables, cash and other accounts as assigned by the Business Office Manager.
    •Serves as back up for all other financial positions as directed by the Business Office Manager
    •Performs other duties and specials projects as assigned.

    REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    •Proficient Microsoft Office knowledge and skills
    •Strong time management and organizational skills
    •High degree of attention to detail
    •Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
    •Strong analytic abilities

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    •Bachelor’s Degree and Financial Edge experience preferred.   
    •Five years’ experience in related position
    •Ability or willingness to learn to communicate effectively using American Sign Language (ASL).
     
    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.   
  • Director of Diversity and Special Programs

    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
    DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled
    REV: 04/12/2022
    POST: 04/12/2022
    The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest permanent school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. At the American School for the Deaf, students and families are surrounded by inspiring peers, guided by dedicated and committed staff, and supported by robust technology. We foster a language-rich communication environment that maximizes each student’s potential, empowering them to become educated and self-directed lifelong learners.  ASD is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), as well as the Conference of Educational Administrators of School Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). 

    ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools.  There is also much to do in West Hartford.  There is a wide array of parks and recreation.  There are pools and hiking trails.  There are historic sites to visit as well.  If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone. 
    SCOPE OF DUTIES:
    The Director of Diversity and Special Programs serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) reporting directly to the Executive Director.  This individual leads the ASD Diversity Task Force and works with the ASD Board Diversity Committee to lead the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in support of the school’s strategic plan to create an inclusive environment where all can thrive, be engaged, and have the opportunity to succeed.  The Director of Diversity and Special Programs will oversee ancillary school programs including Source Interpreting, ASD On-line Programs, and additional future initiatives. This individual supports the mission of ASD in its efforts of developing an ASL/English Bilingual environment at ASD and Bilingual ASL/English approach to learning.

    PRIMARY DUTIES
    Leads the ASD Internal Diversity Task Force and support the Board Diversity Committee to:
    • Develop and sustain a shared vision of DEI as a strategic priority aligned with the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals 
    • Research, develop, recommend and execute creative strategies to foster ASD’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
    • Align ASD’s strategic goals for DEI with current policies, procedures, programs, and practices, including professional development and training, performance management, onboarding of new faculty and staff, promotion, etc. 
    • Collaborates with management to create, implement and monitor programs designed to ensure fair and equitable treatment of faculty, staff and students
    • Leads the campus in identifying the cultural competencies expected of all faculty, staff and students and corresponding metrics to measure progress
    • Promotes ASD’s commitment to a climate of equity, diversity and inclusion through interaction with the Board of Directors, Executive Director, Executive Staff, supervisory staff, employees and students
    • Create, present, and/or acquire diversity training materials, address inequities and foster inclusivity through active diversity programs for ASD leadership, staff, and students.
    • Facilitate diverse hiring practices in collaboration with the Human Resources Department.
    • Assist with infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts into the curriculum
    • Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices
    • Direct responsibility for management and operations of the Source Interpreting Department
    • Oversee ASD Online Programs both current and future, assist with development of new online initiatives
    • Support ASD’s efforts in developing a Bilingual ASL/English environment at ASD and works with the Academic Hub on the Bilingual ASL/English approach to education
    • Performs other related duties as assigned
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
    • Ability to effectively engage with diverse staff and leadership to promote trust, collaboration, and partnership 
    • Demonstrated track record in challenging and influencing peers to approach all work with an equity lens
    • Extensive knowledge of DEI research and best practices for organizations striving to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive
    • Strong management expertise; able to manage multiple projects effectively
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    • Master’s Degree in Education, Education Leadership, Human Services, or related field
    • Certification in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion highly recommended or willingness to acquire within one year.
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience developing and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.
    • Experience supervising and leading a team
    • Experience developing and implementing training
    • Direct service, nonprofit experience preferred
    • Proficient in ASL
    SALARY AND BENEFITS:
    • Compensation range is specified by education and experience.
    • Group health insurance and other fringe benefits are available.
    HOW TO APPLY:
    Visit our website:  www.asd-1817.org to download an application or you may complete an application directly on line, or send application with resume and or letter of interest to:

    Human Resources
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107
    Fax: 860.215.2891

    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing).    
  • Electrician

                             THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
                                  ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
                                                ELECTRICIAN
    REV: 05/11/2022
    POST: 05/11/2022    
    The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest permanent school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. At the American School for the Deaf, students and families are surrounded by inspiring peers, guided by dedicated and committed staff, and supported by robust technology. We foster a language-rich communication environment that maximizes each student’s potential, empowering them to become educated and self-directed lifelong learners.  ASD is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), as well as the Conference of Educational Administrators of School Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). 
    ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools.  There is also much to do in West Hartford.  There is a wide array of parks and recreation.  There are pools and hiking trails.  There are historic sites to visit as well.  If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone. 
    SCOPE OF DUTIES
    Under the direction of the Director of Facilities, responsible for assessing and maintaining electrical components.  The Electrician will be expected to identify any current concerns/issues and implement corrective actions in accordance with the safety standards and regulations of the National Electrical Code.

    PRIMARY DUTIES
    •    Ability to look at electrical blueprints and scan them for issues/concerns
    •    Ability to assess electrical grids and evaluate them for any problems to ensure correct installation
    •    Ability to identify issues and make corrective measures to fix problems with electrical components
    •    Install safety and distribution components (e.g. switches, resistors, circuit-breaker panels)
    •    Prevent breakdown of systems by routinely inspecting and replacing old wiring and insulated cables, cleaning circuits, etc.
    •    Perform effective troubleshooting to identify hazards or malfunctions and repair or substitute damaged units
    •    Ability to utilize testing devices to identify and report electrical problems
    •    Monthly inspections of Building Electrical Systems including Emergency, exit lighting and Gfi receptacles
    •    On-call during heating season and on a rotating schedule with co-workers
    •    Works with outside vendors on system repairs and servicing
    •    Assists with preventative maintenance to include a system of overview
    •    Work with Director of Facilities to develop and maintain a provider maintenance plan
    •    Assists with weather emergencies
    •    Comply with all safety standards and regulations of the National Electrical Code
    •    Perform other duties as assigned

    REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    •    Ability to utilize good judgement
    •    Ability to follow instructions from supervisors as well as to work independently
    •    Ability to assess a situation and recognize when the Director of Facilities needs to be involved
    •    Ability to use hand tools and power equipment.
    •    Excellent organizational and time management skills

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    •    Must be a Connecticut State Licensed Electrician, E2
    •    Must have 5 years of experience after obtaining E2
    •    Must have experience in industrial and/or commercial electrical systems
    •    Must have working knowledge of installing/maintaining electrical systems
    •    Must have the ability to lift, push, pull and move moderately heavy objects
    •    Must be able to ascend and descend ladders
    •    Must have a valid CT Driver’s License

    SALARY AND BENEFITS
    •    Compensation range is based on experience
    •    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.  

    HOW TO APPLY
    Visit our website:  www.asd-1817.org to download an application or you may complete an application directly on line, or send application with resume and or letter of interest to:
    jobopportunities@asd-1817.org
    Or you can mail/fax your application and resume to:
    Human Resources
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107
    Fax: 860.215.2891

    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing). 
     
  • School Facilities Trade Specialist

    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
    SCHOOL FACILITIES TRADE SPECIALIST

    REVISED:  4/4/2022
    POSTED:  4/4/2022
                                                            
    The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.
    ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools.  There is also much to do in West Hartford.  There is a wide array of parks and recreation.  There are pools and hiking trails.  There are historic sites to visit as well.  If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone. 
    SCOPE OF DUTIES:
    Under the supervision of the Director of Facilities, the School Facilities Trade Specialist will perform a wide variety of tasks related to campus buildings and equipment which includes preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and diagnosis of problems, and general repairs. This individual will assist with all aspects of facility operations including but not limited to carpentry, plumbing, electrical, locksmith, heating and cooling, grounds keeping and snow removal. 

    PRIMARY DUTIES:  
         
    Provides repair services to maintain normal operation, responds to emergencies, provides assistance throughout the buildings, maintain building(s) equipment.
    Works on major and minor renovation and repair projects
    Executes regular and emergency repairs throughout physical buildings, as required. 
    Must have a working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, mechanics, general and emergency repairs to a wide variety of items, and/or grounds/landscaping 
    Responsible for monthly routine building and equipment checks
    Works with Director of Facilities to develop and maintain a preventative maintenance plan.
    Must be able withstand prolonged periods of standing and walking
    Must be able to physically climb ladders, bend, stoop, or crawl
    Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in performing work assignments 
    Uses snow removal equipment and grounds equipment and will assists with weather emergencies.     
    Performs basic carpentry, construction, locksmith work or other trade work.
    Performs general work duties off site at Camp Isola Bella
    Provides on-call services on weekends and nights on a rotating schedule with other facility staff members
    Performs driving duties if necessary
    Performs other related duties as assigned

    REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    Ability to utilize good judgement
    Ability to follow instructions from supervisors as well as to work independently
    Ability to assess a situation and recognize when the Director of Facilities needs to be involved
    Knowledge of general carpentry and repair
    Ability to use hand tools and power equipment.
    Excellent organizational and time management skills

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent. 
    Two to four years’ experience in a skilled maintenance or similar position
    Sign language skills preferred, but must be willing and committed to learn and acquire sign language skills.  

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:
    Compensation range is based on experience
    This is a non-exempt, full-time, 12 month position  
    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Visit our website:  www.asd-1817.org to download an application or you may complete an application directly on line, or send application with resume and or letter of interest to:

    jobopportunities@asd-1817.org

    Or you can mail/fax your application and resume to:
    Human Resources
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107
    Fax: 860.215.2891

    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing). 
        
  • Senior Administrative Assistant

     
                             THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
                                  ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
                                   Senior Administrative Assistant

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled
    REV: 04/08/2022
    POST: 04/08/2022

    The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest permanent school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. At the American School for the Deaf, students and families are surrounded by inspiring peers, guided by dedicated and committed staff, and supported by robust technology. We foster a language-rich communication environment that maximizes each student’s potential, empowering them to become educated and self-directed lifelong learners.  ASD is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), as well as the Conference of Educational Administrators of School Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). 
    ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools.  There is also much to do in West Hartford.  There is a wide array of parks and recreation.  There are pools and hiking trails.  There are historic sites to visit as well.  If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone. 

    SCOPE OF DUTIES
    Under the direction of the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Senior Administrative Assistant will serve as a resource for general information for the Department of Institutional Advancement.  Manages the Raiser’s Edge database to maintain accurate data, assists in the enhancement of ASD’s social media presence, and efficiently processes paperwork.
     
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES

    Administrative
    •Manage Raiser’s Edge database to maintain accurate data and gift records
    •Process donations in a timely manner
    •Execute timely acknowledgements
    •Manage daily administrative tasks, including timely submission of purchase orders and other required departmental forms

    Fundraising:
    •Analyze individual solicitation success
    •Analyze donor giving trends and complete predictive analysis for planned giving and major gift solicitation
    •Conduct prospect research for individual donors
    •Assist with special fundraising campaigns 
    •Assist with cultivation and stewardship activities
    Communication
    •Assists in the preparation of general correspondence

    Marketing/Public Relations
    •Enhance ASD’s social medial presence through regular postings about school events, initiatives and news
    •Complete regular reviews of ASD’s website content to ensure accuracy and timeliness
    Other Related Duties as Assigned

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    •Bachelor's Degree preferred, with at least 1-3 years’ experience in an office setting (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).  
    •Raiser’s Edge Certification preferred
    •Fundraising database management experience 
    •Working knowledge of American Sign Language preferred, or a willingness to learn.
    •Excellent written and oral communications skills required.  
    •Strong organizational, follow-through, and detail skills required.  
    •Requires ability to juggle multiple priorities.  
    •Discretion, tact, and high regard for confidentiality required.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS
    •Salary based on experience.
    •Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Visit our website:  www.asd-1817.org to download an application or you may complete an application directly on line, or send application with resume and or letter of interest to:

    jobopportunities@asd-1817.org

    Or you can mail/fax your application and resume to:
    Human Resources
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107
    Fax: 860.215.2891

    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing).

    All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.
  • Source Interpreting Manager

    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
                              SOURCE INTERPRETING MANAGER

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled
    REV: 04/18/2022
    POST: 04/18/2022

    The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.

    ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools.  There is also much to do in West Hartford.  There is a wide array of parks and recreation.  There are pools and hiking trails.  There are historic sites to visit as well.  If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone. 
    SCOPE OF DUTIES
    The Source Interpreting Manager, under the supervision of the Director of Diversity and Special Programs, oversees all aspects of day to day operations of the Source Interpreting Department, The Manager is responsible for ensuring the long and short term success of the program, will adhere to strict guidelines for confidentiality and ethical conduct and will demonstrate good judgment, excellent interpersonal skills and effective planning skills. The Source Interpreting Manager will have the ability to work in a collaborative setting and to function as a liaison person as well as willingness to work flexible hours.

    PRIMARY DUTIES
    •    Employee & Contractor Management:
    •    Maintain current position descriptions for all Source Interpreters
    •    Conduct annual evaluations of all Source Staff
    •    Approve interpreter independent contractor pay rates
    •    Oversight of Daily Operations:
    •    Weigh priority of interpreting requests 
    •    Ensure department provides thorough and accurate interpreting services for all clients/customers. 
    •    Request IT/phone/fax/tech/Sorenson support as needed
    •    Work in uSked:
    •   Troubleshoot issues
    •  Input pay period schedule for interpreters in uSked
    •   Learn and train office staff on new rollouts, changes to the system
    •    Backup documentation for resolving disputes or tracking (emails from uSked system are bcc: to sourcerecords@asd-1817.org).
    •    Address escalated billing disputes or errors: credits/adjustments in uSked, communication to Business Office, with documentation kept in pay period's folder
    •    Maintenance of Sign Language Interpreting Services Satisfaction Survey (option for customer, client or interpreter to complete post-assignment) to provide feedback
    •    Responsible for CASLI Testing
    •    Will prepare and deliver community presentations
    •    Monthly/Quarterly Reporting to Administration:
    •    Respond to requests from Business Office for missing billing information or job contact person(s)
    •    Review accounts receivable and accounts payable reports and send totals and interpreter invoices to Business Office; maintain paper copies
    organized by pay period, designate invoices as “paid” in uSked
    •    Review monthly financials as sent by Business Office; attend monthly fiscal meetings
    •    Send files/adjustments for monthly reconciliations as requested by Business Office
    •    Creation of reports as requested by Business Office or Executive Director
    •    Assist in the development of program annual budget
    •    Vendor/Customer/Business Partner Contract Management:
    •    Keep current Terms & Conditions, Payment Terms (both print and online versions); modify as needed with Business Office approval, reformatting of documents and customer correspondence
    •    Coordinate drafting of requests for proposals (RFP) for organizations seeking interpreting contracts
    •    Sign off on purchase orders for billing (answering service, world language interpreting providers, translation requests, uSked, CART, ASLPI)
    •    Develop Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with business partners
    •    Participate in forums related to interpreting (i.e., CRID Legal Task Force)

    REQUIRED SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
    •    Ability to effectively engage with diverse staff and leadership to promote trust, collaboration, and partnership 
    •    Strong management expertise; able to manage multiple projects effectively
    •    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    •    Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative
    •    Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
    •    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    •    Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    •    Bachelor Degree preferred.
    •    Professional experience in the provision of sign language and interpreting services or 3 years’ experience in business management is required.
    •    Interpreter Certification preferred: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID): CI, CT, CSC, CDI, National Interpreter Certification (NIC) or National Association of the Deaf (NAD): Level V. Requires ability to work with a variety of communication modes, including ASL, Signed English, and Visual/Gestural.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:
    •    Competitive salary commensurate with experience.  
    •    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available 

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Visit our website:  www.asd-1817.org to download an application or you may complete an application directly on line, or send application with resume and or letter of interest to:
    jobopportunities@asd-1817.org

    Or you can mail/fax your application and resume to:
    Human Resources
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107
    Fax: 860.215.2891

    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing).     
  • Transition Specialist

    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 
    ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
    TRANSITION SPECIALIST 

    REVISED:  3/24/2022
    POSTED:  3/24/2022
                                                            
    The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.
    ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools.  There is also much to do in West Hartford.  There is a wide array of parks and recreation.  There are pools and hiking trails.  There are historic sites to visit as well.  If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone. 
    SCOPE OF DUTIES:
    Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Transition Services, provides pre-employment training and experience, transition support, and job coaching for on-campus and off-campus employment for students enrolled at American School for the Deaf. Develops and facilitates services to ensure that students experience a successful transition from school to community and/or workplace settings and from student life to adult life. Serves as liaison to families and state agencies regarding students who are deaf with special needs.

    PRIMARY DUTIES:
    Manages ASD’s mandated work and community experience programs to include both on-campus and off-campus employment and community-based experience opportunities for the Transition Program to include: T-Hub, Bridge, Life Skills, and high students during the academic day. The Transition Specialist will:
    • Identify, develop, and maintain a network of on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities and community-based experiences for ASD students throughout the academic year and during ESY/summer programs.
    • Provide pre-employment skills and transition preparation to T-Hub, Bridge, Life Skills,   and high school students participating in work experiences during the academic day.
    • Maintain a database and ongoing communications with community-based organizations, off-campus, and on-campus worksite managers.
    • Collaborate with employment supervisors in evaluating students.
    • Maintain data driven results related to employment skills development and community- based experiences.
    • Collaborate with employment supervisors in evaluating students.
    • Maintain data driven results related to employment skills development and community- based experiences.
    • Serve as a job coach when needed.
    • Provide travel training to students and staff.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.
    • Work collaboratively with counseling staff, related services personnel, and teachers in planning and implementing effective transition plans.
    • Attend PPT meetings and participate in transition planning for students.
    • Serve as liaison to families, agencies, and districts regarding connection to services (DDS, DMHAS, BESB, NEC).
    • Serve as ASD representative at interagency and state committees

    REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills; highly detail oriented
    • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative 
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
    • Excellent with problem analysis and problem solving skills
    • Ability to utilize good judgement
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Rehabilitation, or related field; teacher certification in Special Education or Deaf Education, or pursuing certification preferred.
    • Ability to communicate effectively using American Sign Language (ASL). ASLPI rated preferred.
    • Knowledge of career and vocational planning.
    • Prior work experience with deaf persons preferred.
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license and secure a “V” license

    SALARY AND BENEFITS
    • Compensation based on experience
    • This is a full time, 12 month position  
    • Group health insurance and other fringe benefits are available.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Visit our website:  www.asd-1817.org to download an application or you may complete an application directly on line, or send application with resume and or letter of interest to:
    jobopportunities@asd-1817.org
    Or you can mail/fax your application and resume to:
    Human Resources
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107
    Fax: 860.215.2891

    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing). 
  • Teacher (PACES: Extended Autism Program)

    Scope of Duties
    Under the supervision of the departmental principal, instructs students in academic subjects.

    Primary Duties
    • Teaches a variety of academic subjects.
    • Prepares appropriate materials and lesson plans.
    • Writes report cards, progress reports and other documents, as needed.
    • Assists in developing I.E.P.s and participates in PPT meetings, child staffing and other meetings.
    • Evaluates and reports on student performance using evidence-based assessments.
    • Participates in school curriculum development.
    • Implements behavior intervention plans as necessary.
    • Participates in staff development.
    • Participates in departmental, school-wide committee work.
    • Directs the work of Teacher Aides and/or Residential Counselors in the classroom.
    • Ability to integrate ASL and augmentative communication strategies, (ACC) into instruction.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements
    • Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf/Special Education (dual certification preferred), and appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification; (057 and/or 065).
    • Experience working with students who are on the autism spectrum.
    • Ability to work in a collaborative team setting. Ability to work flexible hours when needed.
    • Ability or willingness to learn to communicate effectively using American Sign Language (ASL).

    Salary and Benefits
    • Compensation range based on School’s salary scales.
    • Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available
     
  • Teacher - Prek - Grade 12

    Position Description
    Position: Teacher
    Supervisor: Principal
    Description: Full time – 10 Months Benefits Eligible Exempt
    Scope of Duties
    Under the supervision of the departmental principal, instructs Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
    Primary Duties
    • Teaches a variety of academic and/or vocational subjects.
    • Prepares appropriate materials and lesson plans.
    • Writes report cards, progress reports and other documents, as needed.
    • Assists in developing I.E.P.s and participates in PPT meetings, child staffings and other meetings.
    • Evaluates and reports on student performance using evidence-based assessments.
    • Participates in school curriculum development.
    • Implements behavior intervention plans.
    • Participates in staff development.
    • Directs the work of Teacher Aides and/or Residential Counselors in the classroom.
    • Instruct students using an ASL/English Bilingual approach.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements
    • Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf/Special Education (dual certification preferred), and appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification; (057 and/or 065).
    • Ability to work in a collaborative team setting.Ability to work flexible hours when needed.
    • Ability to communicate effectively using American Sign Language (ASL).ASLPI rated preferred.
    Salary and Benefits
    • Compensation range is based on school’s salary scales.
    • Retirement, group health insurance and other fringe benefits are available.
  • Camp Isola Bella-Camp Counselor/Instructor

    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
    CAMP COUNSELOR/INSTRUCTOR
    June 26, 2022 – July 30, 2022


    CLOSING DATE : Until filled. 
    Interviews will take place in March/April

    REV: 1//2022
    POST: 1/2022

    Nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains on Twin Lakes, Salisbury, Connecticut, “Isola Bella” means Beautiful Island in Italian.  Isola Bella was bequeathed to The American School by the late Ferrari Ward and his wife, Muriel Alvord Ward.  Both were members of the ASD Board of Directors and Mrs. Ward was the first woman to serve on the board.  Through this wonderful gift, the American School became the United States’ first school for the deaf to offer a summer program for hearing impaired youngsters and is the only camp for deaf children in Southern New England. Isola Bella is a scenic island estate that has been turned into a recreational/residential summer camp for deaf children ranging in age from 8 years to 17 years old.  A wide variety of activities are offered depending on camper’s skill and interest level.  Some of these activities include: archery, arts & crafts, camp studies, swimming, sailing and canoeing, water skiing, overnight camping, hiking, team and non-competitive games and a variety of special trips and projects.  The philosophy of the program is “learning through experience.
    SCOPE OF DUTIES
    Under the direction of the Camp Director/Assistant Director, the Camp Counselor shall have primary responsibility for the welfare and safety of the campers during their stay at camp. 

    PRIMARY DUTIES  

    Under the direction of the Camp Director: 
    • Will instruct, on a scheduled basis, a series of classes in a specified area and shall be responsible for a beginning and end of summer inventory in that specific area.
    • Will participate in and be responsible for the planning and implementation of evening activities on a scheduled basis.
    • Will teach recreation, arts and crafts, leadership skills, literacy and socialization activities to campers.
    • Will supervise and teach campers personal hygiene and safety.
    • Will cooperate with directors, team leaders, and food service personnel in program planning and supervision. 
    • Will supervise campers in daily camp activities that include a variety of outdoor activities (walking, hiking, swimming, arts and crafts).
    • Will reside in cabin with campers.  Assist with overnight monitoring.   
    • All other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 
     Applicants must have a High School diploma, Sign Language communication skills, prior experience in education, child care and/or counseling with deaf and hard of hearing children.  Prior camp experience preferred.  Minimum age recommended is 19.  
     
    SALARY AND BENEFITS 
    Compensation range is dependent upon experience and training.

    HOW TO APPLY:
     Download application from www.asd-1817.org.  Send resume and application to:

    JOBOPPORTUNITIES@ASD-1817.ORG 

    OR

    Human Resources Office
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107-1269
    FAX: 860-215-2891
                    
    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing). 

    All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.
  • Part-Time Staff Interpreter - Source

         
    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
    SOURCE
    PART-TIME STAFF INTERPRETER 

    Posted:  9/3/2021

    The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.  ASD is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), as well as the Conference of Educational Administrators of School Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). 
    ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools.  There is also much to do in West Hartford.  There is a wide array of parks and recreation.  There are pools and hiking trails.  There are historic sites to visit as well.  If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone.
    SCOPE OF DUTIES
    Under the supervision of the Director of Source Interpreting, the staff interpreter will be assigned to a wide variety of interpreting/transliterating situations. Settings may include but are not limited to: the ASD campus, medical facilities, government agencies, private and commercial business, conference, community and educational systems (secondary and post-secondary). 

    PRIMARY DUTIES

    •    Interpret for deaf and hard of hearing students and their families, staff, administration and guests of ASD.
    •    Interpret a wide variety of community assignments both on and off campus.
    •    Assist with various office duties within Source Interpreting when not engaged in interpreting assignments (i.e., phone coverage or data entry).
    •    Attend department and staff meetings as appropriate.
    •    Contribute feedback to schedulers regarding assignments to enhance level of services.
    •    Communicate progress and problems to schedulers promptly.
    •    Ability to work independently as well as team with other interpreters. 
    •    Adhere to strict guidelines for confidentiality and ethical conduct, including the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Professional Code of Conduct.
    •    Prompt response to schedule changes.
    •    Ability to work with a variety of communication modes, including ASL, CASE, Signed English, and Visual/Gestural.  
    •    May at times work onsite with other spoken world language interpreters or certified deaf interpreters. 
    •    May at times provide close-vision and/or tactile interpreting services to low-vision and/or Deaf Blind consumers. 
    •    May at times serve as designated interpreter for the Director of Source Interpreting and as such, travel to off-campus meetings, conferences, workshops and/or trainings.
    •    Ability to attend workshops and conferences to maintain certification and stay current with best practices and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    •    Interpreter Certification required: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID): CI, CT, CSC, NIC Certified, Advanced or Master, or National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Level  V.  
    •    Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language with excellent expressive and receptive skills and a strong understanding of Deaf culture.
    •    Bachelors Degree preferred. 
    •    Professional experience in the provision of educational interpreting services is highly desirable; preferred experience in Special Education/Educational settings and the PPT process.  
    •    Good judgment, excellent interpersonal skills and effective planning skills.  
    •    Willingness to work flexible hours a plus. 
    •    Selected candidate must have a valid driver’s license.
        
    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    •    Compensation range is based on experience

    HOW TO APPLY

    Send resume and letter of application to:   
    Human Resources 
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107-1269
    Fax: 860.215.2891
     
    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing). www.asd-1817.org/about/jobs-at-asd
                                         
  • Birth-To-Three Provider(s) - Per Diem

    Per Diem
    State Wide
    The American School for the Deaf

    Opening for :  Birth-To-Three Provider(s)
    Teacher of the Deaf 
    Speech Language Pathologist

    State-wide
    Per Diem

    The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.  ASD is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), as well as the Conference of Educational Administrators of School Programs for the Deaf (CEASD).
    ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools.  There is also much to do in West Hartford.  There is a wide array of parks and recreation.  There are pools and hiking trails.  There are historic sites to visit as well.  If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone.

    SCOPE OF DUTIES:
    Under the supervision of the Birth-to-Three Manager(s), or designee, provides services to children in ASD’s Birth-to-Three Program.  Works collaboratively with Early Childhood Services’ supervisors, staff, ASD Preschool, and ASD Family Education Services staff.

    PRIMARY DUTIES:

    Makes regular home visits to children and families on a 12-month basis.
    • Works with families and team members to develop and implement Individual Family Service Plans.
    • Conducts evaluations and annual assessments.
    • Writes reports and completes paperwork according to ASD and CT Birth-to-Three requirements. 
    • Participates in trainings and meetings.
    • May assist with Family Education Services to include Family Learning Weekend.
    • Other related duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • Master’s in Deaf Education/ State of Connecticut Department of Education Endorsement 057 is required OR a licensed Speech Language Pathologist with understanding of deafness State Endorsement 061
    • Experience working with Deaf/Hard-of-hearing children and their families, ages Birth-to-Three, preferred. 
    • Willingness to complete training in CT State Birth-to-Three requirements. 
    • Experience with different language and communication modalities including:  ASL, Aural/Oral, Auditory and Verbal, preferred. 
    • Willingness to travel throughout the state and work flexible hours.
    • Sign language skills and knowledge of Deaf Culture, preferred.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

    • Compensation range is based on experience.

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Apply on line or send resume and letter of application to:   
     Human Resources
     American School for the Deaf
     139 North Main Street
     West Hartford, CT  06107-1269
     FAX (860) 215-2891

    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing). www.asd-1817.org/about/jobs-at-asd  
    All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.
  • Residential Counselor: Weekend Days

    Position: Residential Counselor 
    Department: PACES/Core
    Supervisor: Director of Student Life/Associate Director of Student Life/Dean of Students
    Description: Full time – 12 Months Benefits Eligible
    SCOPE OF DUTIES:
    Under the supervision of the Director of Student Life/Associate Director of Student Life/Dean of Students, the Residential Counselor is responsible for the supervision of children and adolescents during school and/or out-of-school hours and the assumption of other responsibilities as designated by the Director of Student Life/Associate Director of Student Life/Dean of Students.
    PRIMARY DUTIES
    Responsible for the supervision of emotionally/behaviorally-disordered deaf and hard of hearing children and youth during in or out-of-school hours, including meals.
    Planning and carrying out activities designed to promote personal and social growth.
    Responsible for encouraging to students to maintain good personal hygiene and attire, including bathing and feeding.
    Assist students with mobility.
    Encourage students to engage in extra-curricular activities.
    Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS).
    Participation in planning and staff conferences with academic and residential staff.
    Participation in staff training and in-service activities, including Physical/Psychological Management Training (PMT) workshops.
    Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular and frequent basis.
    Responsible for reports and daily logs.
    Works cooperatively with all residential staff and support staff.
    Must be able to communicate with students using American Sign Language.
    Other related duties as assigned.
    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    • Applicants should possess two years of College, a BA/BS in Human Services, is preferred.
    • Applicants should have prior experience in working with emotionally/behaviorally-challenged children and youth in a residential setting.
    • Knowledge of behavior management techniques is desirable.
    • PMT Certification or a willingness to secure.
    • CEASD Dormitory Counselor Certificate or willingness to secure same.
    • Good judgment, dependability.
    • Ability to write reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff.
    • ASL proficiency or willingness to learn.
    SALARY AND BENEFITS
    • Compensation range is specified by union contract.
    • Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.
    SHIFTS:
    First Shift:  M-F 7:30 am - 3:15 pm
    Second
    M: 2:00 pm to 11:30 pm.
    Tues-Thursday: 2:30 pm to 11:30 PM
    Third
    M-Thursday: 11:15 pm to 8:30 am
    Weekend Days
    Friday: 2:30 pm -10:45 pm (1/2 hour break)
    Saturday: 8:30 am to 10:45 pm (1 hour break)
    Sunday: 8:30 am to 11:00 pm (1 hour break)
    Weekend Nights
    Friday: 9:30 pm -9:30 am
    Saturday: 9:30 pm - 9:30 am
    Sunday: 8:30 pm to 9:00 am


    HOW TO APPLY
    Apply on line or send resume and letter of application to:   
    Human Resources
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107-1269
    FAX 860-215-2891
     
    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing). www.asd-1817.org/about/jobs-at-asd 
    All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview. 
  • Teacher Aide: Substitute

    SCOPE OF DUTIES
    Under the supervision of the Principal, Assistant Principal and the classroom teacher, provides one-on-one and/or group supervision within a small group setting. During non-instructional time, accompanies student, assists with record keeping and preparation of materials.
    PRIMARY DUTIES
    • Works with classroom teacher to strengthen and reinforce students’ learning.
    • Monitors behavior of student(s) in a group setting, supervises student’s arrival and dismissal as well as lunch.
    • Meets with teacher and/or supervisor regularly to discuss questions and/or concerns, and follows appropriate intervention plan.
    • Prepares materials, maintains student’s records and assists with special projects.
    • Implements behavior management plan that may include CPI techniques.
    • Participates in staff training and staff meetings as needed.
    • May serve as a substitute teacher, may assist with routine medication or medical assistance on field trips or during school time, recess, lunch duties.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    • Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent certificate. Applicants must have a general knowledge of deafness and have manual communication skills. Previous experience in a residential or day program for deaf children is highly desirable.
    SALARY AND BENEFITS
    • Compensation range is specified by school salary schedule.
    • Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available to eligible staff.
  • Driver - Per Diem

    Scope of Duties
    Under the supervision of the Director of Student Affairs, drives school vehicle for the purpose of transporting students.
    Essential Duties
    • Check and prepare vehicle for trip readiness (phones, credit cards, etc.)
    • Safely drive students to and from home to school.
    • Complete end of trip report.
    • Participate in training as required by school.
    • Communicate with students, staff, and parents as appropriate.
    • Vehicle maintenance such as cleaning, transporting to service centers and/or state inspections.
    • Other related duties as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements
    • State of Connecticut Driver’s License.CDL-C Commercial License with “V” Endorsement for Student Transportation Vehicles.
    • Current Medical Card.
    • Ability to load and unload luggage.
    • Excellent driving record.
    • Flexible hours (i.e. nights and weekends to fit the transportation needs of the school). At the current time, the hours will be on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
    • Sign Language Skills preferred.
    Salary and Benefits
    • Hourly salary rate based on school salary scale.
Thank you for your interest in joining the ASD family!

The American School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/V/H/D.

All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.

Nondiscrimination Notice

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex or age in treatment or employment at ASD, admission or access to ASD, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that ASD operates. ASD is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act), and their respective implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries concerning the application of each of the aforementioned statutes and their implementing regulations to ASD may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, at (617) 289-0111 OR 5 Post Office Square, 8th floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, or to the applicable ASD Coordinator(s):

Contact Us

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    Julie Holcomb 

    Employment Specialist
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    LeAnha Lawson 

    HR Generalist
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    Tracy Pelletier 

    HR Manager
    Voice: 860-570-2324

How to Apply

Send application with resume and or letter of interest to:

Human Resources
Attn: HR Generalist
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

or via email to jobopportunities@asd-1817.org

About West Hartford

ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools. There is also much to do in West Hartford. There is a wide array of parks and recreation. There are pools and hiking trails. There are historic sites to visit as well. If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone.

Position Statement

The American School for the Deaf is a comprehensive learning community that welcomes all deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.

We develop the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially. Here, students and their families are surrounded by supportive peers, guided by dedicated educators and specialists, and empowered by the latest technology.

Utilizing the proven American Sign Language/English Bilingual approach, we foster a language-rich environment that maximizes each student’s unique potential.

Mission Statement

At the American School for the Deaf, students and families are surrounded by inspiring peers, guided by dedicated and committed staff, and supported by robust technology.  We foster a language-rich communication environment that maximizes each student’s potential, empowering them to become educated and self-directed lifelong learners.

Philosophy

Founded in 1817, the American School for the Deaf was the first permanent school for the deaf in the United States, the first special education school in the country, and the birthplace of American Sign Language.

The school embraces an American Sign Language/English Bilingual approach to provide our students with a dual language foundation in both American Sign Language and English. This approach integrates American Sign Language, speech, auditory training, reading, writing, and the use of assistive devices, which allows our students to achieve true language and communication literacy.

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