• Positions we hire at ASD/AKSDHH

    Are you interested in working for for the Anchorage School District and the Alaska State School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing?  We often have openings for the positions listed below.  A full job description with all requirements and preferences will be posted on the Anchorage School District website with each opening.

     ASD Employees

    If you would like more information please contact:

    Ann Curry; Voice/TTY phone: (907) 742-4281  Video Phone: (253) 336-4190  

    Email: curry_ann@asdk12.org or

    Tracy Pifer; Email: pifer_tracy@asdk12.org

    To apply: https://www.applitrack.com/asd/onlineapp/ 

  • Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  (Certificated position, can apply anytime)

    Job Requirements:

    The following are required:

    • Valid Alaska Initial, Professional, or Master teaching certificate with an endorsement in Special Education - Hearing Impairment, or similar.
    • HQT (Highly Qualified Teacher) designation in Elementary Education.  Successful candidate may need to obtain additional HQT designations depending upon future course assignments after this hiring process.
    • Fluency in American Sign Language.

    The following are preferred:

    • Evidence of experience working with special education students.
    • Experience working collaboratively to support the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) needs of special education students in a public school setting.

     

    Educational Interpreter (Classified position, must apply for a specific posted opening)

    An Educational Interpreter interprets and transliterates between deaf students and English speaking non-signers in school-related environments. The interpreter tutors students and provides other supports to the learning environment. The position has a retirement association with the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and is represented by the Anchorage Council of Education bargaining unit. You are required to have:

    1. A high school diploma or equivalent.
    2. Must acquire an EIPA 4.0 or above and the passage of the knowledge Written Test within three years of hire.
    3. Must be knowledgeable regarding American Deaf culture and sensitive to multicultural environmental conditions.
    4. Must be fluent in American Sign Language and spoken/written English, including academic English.
    5. Must have the ability to effectively and accurately comprehend, interpret, and transliterate ASL to English and vice versa among students, staff, parents, administrators, and the public. 

    The following are preferred:

    1. An associate’s degree in American Sign Language Interpreting from an accredited college or University.
    2. Must be working toward RID certification or equivalent.
    3. Completion of an educational interpreter training program, or documented proof of ongoing participation in interpreter training activities.
    4. Minimum of two years of paid interpreting work.
    5. Possession and maintenance of an Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment rating of 3.5.
    6. Receipt of a passing score on the Educational Interpreter Knowledge Assessment (EIPA-WT).

     

    Teacher Assistant (Classified position, must apply for a specific posted opening)

    A Special Education Teaching Assistant ASL/English provides direct instructional and support services to deaf and hard of hearing students who require a visual sign language to access instructional information. The position has a retirement association with the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and is represented by the Anchorage Council of Education bargaining unit.  You are required to have:

    1. A high school diploma or equivalent.
    2. Excellent communication and customer service skills.
    3. Ability to maintain confidentiality, inspire confidence and cooperation and establish and maintain a professional relationships.
    4. Must meet the standard of an Intermediate+ rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency interview within one year of employment.

     

     

    Substitute Positions

    If you are interested in subbing as a teacher or teacher assistant, please contact Ann Curry curry_ann@asdk12.org or Tracy Pifer pifer_tracy@asdk12.org for a substitute packet.