THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
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 Associate Director of Student Life, reporting directly to the Executive Director, or designee, assists in providing academic, social, emotional, and life planning growth for students, active learning environments, school-dorm collaboration and curriculum infusion, residence maintenance and programs, afterschool programs, and other services based on best practices/concepts in student development and K-12 education.
• Collaborates with other Associate Director in supervision of staff and activities of the following departments: Residential Life; Core, PACES, International, Athletics, and Transportation.
• Through partnership with school leaders, provides leadership in creating and facilitating an effective living-learning environment for students by school-dorm/after school activity collaboration and curriculum infusion in residence halls.
• Establish a safe and nurturing residential environment for students to live and learn.
• Supervises Athletic Director in the management of all sports related activities, including but not limited to: team sports, clubs, travel teams. Will attend off campus tournaments as needed.
• Collaborates with the Deans in developing all dorm-related activities.
• Will aid in coordinating and providing internal training programs for Residential staff, including both mandated and non-mandated professional development.
• Participates in research activities and program evaluations projects as requested.
• Serves as essential personnel and responds to emergency situations according to set policies and procedures.
• Will coordinate with the other Associate Director of Student Life for on-call presence on campus.
• Complies with licensing requirements for both the Core and PACES residential program, including Connecticut DCF and Connecticut DDS, as well as other state licensing requirements.
• Assists with the ASD International Student Program, including housing, medical, transportation, staffing, and activities.
• Schedule for this position will be 1:00pm – 9:00pm, Monday through Friday, with alternating weekend hours.
• Other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to utilize good judgement and tact
• Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
• High degree of attention to detail
• Excellent time management skills
• Practices discretion and maintains strict confidentiality
• Ability to work in a collaborative setting
• Bachelor’s degree in education, clinical, or human services field or equivalent experience required. Master’s degree preferred.
• Strong background in Mental Health or Psychology highly desirable.
• Minimum of seven years’ experience in a program for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth, or in a related field; five of those years in a supervisory capacity.
• Demonstrated administrative and supervisory skills are required. Must be willing to travel.
• Certified Trainer in PMT and CPR or commitment to become certified.
• Ability to work flexible hours when needed.
• Sign Language proficiency is required.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
• Compensation range is based on experience and available upon request
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.