Website NYSD1817 New York School for the Deaf

New York School for the Deaf is in search of an Administrative Assistant to support our Middle/High School. This position is not a civil service position – no exam is required. Excellent benefits are offered including the opportunity to participate in the state’s pension plan (NYSLRS) and medical and dental benefits (NYSHIP).


  • Reviews incoming mail, distribute routine matters to the appropriate department, and provides pertinent support material for all correspondence handled by the Principal.
  • Regularly briefs the Principal on the status of current topics, projects, and activities.
  • Handles phone requests to the Principal’s Office and takes action on those calls that do not require the Principal’s immediate attention or approval.
  • Serves as communications contact between the Principal’s Office and other departments on campus.
  • Drafts letters, memos, and reports for the Principal’s approval and/or signature.
  • Use of PowerSchool for the following duties:
  • Inputs all MS/HS student and staff class schedules, attendance records, progress reports, report cards, transcripts, discipline records
  • Maintains correspondence and calendar for the Principal.
  • Maintains required and appropriate student files, as well as general office files.
  • Enters curriculum and student records into the computer.
  • Maintains weekly information for the payroll department
  • Prepares requisitions and requests for the purchase of supplies and materials for instructional services.
  • Maintains records, reports, and requests for personal leave, professional leave, and sick days for the instructional staff.
  • Completes projects assigned by the Principal, which may involve research, analysis and/or coordination with other school departments or outside agencies.
  • Assists in the scheduling and coordination of all MS/HS events such as; school pictures, school assemblies, award ceremonies, senior activities, graduation, parent-teach conferences, and back-to-school night.
  • Safeguards the confidentiality of information and materials.
  • Provides clerical support to the Athletic Director in various capacities as needed
  • Provides clerical support to the Guidance Counselor in various capacities as needed
  • All other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • High school graduate with at least five years of administrative assistant experience.
  • BA degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of PowerSchool and IEP Direct preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as Google Apps
  • Excellent coordination and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language and ability and willingness to improve

Applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless eligible for a medical or religious exemption in accordance with E.E.O.C. requirements.

SALARY: $40,000 – 47,500 annual

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