American Sign Language Instructor

Purpose of Job

The purpose of this job is to provide instruction on American Sign Language (ASL) to the community via remote and in-person instruction.  We currently offer three levels of instruction beginning with ASL I and for those interested in gaining more proficiency we also offer to ASL II and III. The position requires the ability to teach all levels of ASL as well as to provide individual tutoring, Family ASL classes, as well as corporate classes. Native fluency in American Sign Language is essential as is an intimate knowledge of Deaf Culture and the ability to include relevant information in the class curriculum.

Reports To: Director of CCDHH/Senior Program Associate

Department: Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Major Duties and Expectations

  1. Works closely with the CCDHH Operations Manager to plan class schedules and communicate with students
  2. Follows a standard curriculum for all levels of ASL instruction
  3. Monitors the classes, reviews the class evaluations at the conclusion of each session, and compiles the information for the Operations Manger
  4. Maintains accurate records and data
  5. Remains current with teaching approaches and research in the field
  6. Keeps CCD Director and  Senior Program Associate updated on class enrollment and progress at regularly scheduled meetings

Education/Experience/Skills

  1. A Master’s degree in American Sign Language is preferred
  2. Native ASL fluency
  3. At least two years of work experience as an ASL instructor is required
  4. Fluency in ASL and competency in Deaf culture including the ability to instruct and the ability to communicate with people who use various modes of communication
  5. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills along with the ability to communicate with all types of people
  6.  The ability to work independently and to maintain accurate data and records 
  7. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite as well as knowledge and experience with online learning platforms to provide remote learning opportunities for students
  8. ASLTA membership is an advantage
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Resume and cover letter should be sent to:

Ms. Kate Slosar, Senior Program Associate at Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

kslosar@chsc.org