Employment

General Information

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.

As a 24-hour facility, the school utilizes a wide variety of staff positions. Job postings for Teaching and Professional / Special Services positions are accessible on the Non-Classified Employment section. Interested persons are invited to follow the instructions in the official job announcement to apply on-line, and to upload the following items to the on-line application: a formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (w/signature), copies of all transcripts, and a copy of Teacher Certification.

Possession of, or eligibility for educator licensure in the State of Colorado, with appropriate endorsement(s) is required. Information related to educator licensure in the State of Colorado can be found via this link.

CSDB employs support (classified) personnel in a variety of areas, including Para-professionals (classroom and residential), administrative support, facilities management/maintenance, accounting, dining services, nursing services, information technology services, etc. Interested persons are encouraged to visit the Classified Employment section for additional information. Colorado residency is required.

Employment related correspondence should be addressed to:

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Attention: Human Resources
33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3599
Fax: (719) 578-2258

To view other sections of this page,  click on the links below

Non-Classified jobs - Classified jobs - Employee Benefits - Substitutes / Temporary Aides - Contacts

Colorado Springs Resources for New Employees - Info-Loan Forgiveness Programs 

Non-Classified Employment Opportunities

 

 

“I came to Colorado for my internship with the encouragement of one of my professors.  Once I got here I realized there’s no place I’d rather be! 300+ days of sunshine and all the Rocky Mountains have to offer.. . it’s good for my soul!”

~Kathy Emter, Director of Special Education


CO-Jobs 

The State of Colorado’s online application system.

Current NON-CLASSIFIED positions available include:
(Click on job title below to access job announcement; all job announcements are open until position is filled.)

Outreach Programs:

Teacher of the Deaf / Outreach Programs
Please follow the instructions in the official job announcement to apply online.

School for the Deaf:

--NEW-- Teacher of the Deaf
Please follow the instructions in the official job announcement to apply online.

Current Vacancies:

Special Education Teacher (Elem / MS) – Job Description - Word Document
Literacy Specialist / Coach – Job Description - Word Document
Mathematics Coach – Job Description - Word Document
Preschool

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis for future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas:  Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Social Studies; Science; Mathematics.

School for the Blind:

Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Please follow the instructions in the official job announcement to apply online.

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis for future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas: Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies.

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Classified Employment Opportunities

CSDB employs support (classified) personnel in a variety of areas, including Para-professionals (classroom and residential), administrative support, facilities management/maintenance, accounting, dining services, nursing services, information technology services, etc.  Colorado residency is required.

CO-Jobs  The State of Colorado’s on-line application system.

 

No openings at this time, please check back soon!

 

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Employee Benefits

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For general and specific information concerning State of Colorado employment, CSDB invites you to visit the Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration, Division of Human Resources web site.

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I visited Colorado Springs and saw the Rocky Mountains for the first time at age 16 and I knew immediately that there was no place else in the world I wanted to live.  There is just something about being at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and having this view to feast our eyes on every day.  When I see them I know I am home. 

~Robin Tueting, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist

The State of Colorado and CSDB demonstrate their commitment to their employees with a competitive and solid compensation/benefits package. Although individual benefits will vary, in general, for every $100 that employees earn, the state contributes approximately $25 in additional compensation. For example, the state contributes to employee health/dental care coverage, life insurance coverage, short-term disability insurance coverage, retirement, and leave. The State of Colorado offers a variety of optional benefits for employees to choose from (detailed below).

  • Health and Dental Insurance

  • Pre-Tax Benefits

  • Life Insurance (including AD&D)

  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care and Dependent Care)

  • Retirement Benefits through the Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) of Colorado

  • Tax-Deferred Savings/Deferred Compensation Plans

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Direct Paycheck Deposit

  • Credit Union of Colorado Membership

  • Staff Development Opportunities

  • Wellness Programs

Comprehensive overview of benefits offered by the State of Colorado

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) information

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Substitutes / Temporary Aides

“I began as a substitute teacher at CSDB. Twenty seven years later it’s still a terrific challenge for my teaching skills and the support allows me to stretch my vision for myself and my students.”
 
 ~Diane Beard, Teacher of the Deaf/Outreach Programs
 

CO-Jobs  The State of Colorado’s on-line application system.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) is actively seeking candidates interested in rewarding part-time/temporary work in the following areas:

Substitute Positions:

Temporary Aide Positions:

  • Temporary Aide (works as a classroom assistant and/or in the residential programs)

Interested persons are invited to follow the above link(s) to submit a State of Colorado Application. Please follow instructions contained in the official job announcement to apply online.

Please include:

Current Resume (including references).
Recent Letters of Recommendation (with signature).
Copy of a valid State of Colorado Driver’s License (if applicable).
Copies of Transcripts (If applicable to verify education).
Copy of Teacher Certification/Substitute Teacher Authorization (if applicable).

High School diploma or equivalent and successful experience working with children or youth required. Prefer experience with Deaf/Hard of Hearing (HOH) children, American Sign Language (ASL) skills or experience with Blind / Visually Impaired children.

A temporary employee pays state, federal and local (if applicable) taxes, Medicare tax, and contributes to the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA). They also receive Workers’ Compensation coverage. A temporary employee does not receive health/dental/life insurance benefits and does not receive sick/annual/holiday or any other leave benefits. Temporary employees are called to work on an “as-needed” basis; there are no set hours or guarantee of hours.

Substitute Teacher: Employment as a Substitute Teacher requires a Colorado Educator License or Substitute Authorization. Since CSDB is an accredited school, all our faculty members need to hold (or be eligible for) an appropriate license or authorization. For further information regarding licensure, please visit the website for the  Colorado Department of Education – Educator Licensing / Services.

Coach (Substitute): Employment as a temporary Coach requires a current, valid Colorado Educator License or Substitute Authorization. For further information regarding licensure, please visit the website for the  Colorado Department of Education – Educator Licensing / Services.

Temporary Aide:

Per Colorado constitution, a temporary employee may work for the State no more than nine months in a 12-month period. The 12-month period is not defined as a calendar or fiscal year, but a rolling 12-month period that begins with the month of the first day of work for the temporary assignment.

Employment related correspondence should be addressed to:

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Attention: Human Resources
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3599
Phone: (719) 578-2115
Fax: (719) 578-2239

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Contact Human Resources

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Manager
Phone: 719-578-2114

Traci K. Monger, Human Resources Specialist
Phone: 719-578-2115

Kim Wegelin, Program Assistant I
Phone: 719-578-2115

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Colorado Springs Resources - for prospective new employees

If you would like to learn more about the beautiful Colorado Springs area, we invite you to visit the below listed web sites.

Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

For Information regarding:
Chamber of Commerce
Colorado Living
Property Search
Business Incentives
Talent & Workforce
Major Employers
News & Events

The City of Colorado Springs

For Information regarding:
City Hall
Business and Resident Information
Things To Do
Roads & Transportation
Public Safety

Visitor Information:
Local Attractions
Arts, Culture, & Fun!
Recreation, Sports, Biking
Parks, Trails, Open Space

Also, for your convenience, here is a CNN website that provides a “Cost of Living Calculator” comparison

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Information regarding Loan forgiveness programs

In certain situations, you can have your Federal student loan forgiven, canceled, or discharged. Find out whether you qualify due to your job, disability, the closure of your school, or other circumstances. Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
Forgives the remaining balance on your Federal Direct Loans after 120 qualifying payments (10 years).

Teacher Loan Forgiveness
Forgives up to $17,500 of your Direct or FFEL Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans after 5 complete and consecutive years of teaching at a qualifying school.

Perkins Loan Cancellation for Teachers
Forgives up to 100% of your Federal Perkins Loan Program if you teach full-time at a low-income school, or if you teach certain subjects.

State-Sponsored Student Loan Forgiveness Programs
Tons of states offer loan forgiveness programs for teachers—especially if you teach in a high need area. The American Federation of Teachers has a great searchable database you can use to find state and local forgiveness programs you might qualify for.

For more information, see “How to repay your Loans”

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CSDB is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind and its Board are committed to providing a safe learning and work environment where all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. CSDB does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, or veteran status. Accordingly, no otherwise qualified student, employee, applicant for employment or member of the public shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or unwelcome behavior under any CSDB program or activity on the basis of disability, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, or veteran status.  The following persons are designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy:


Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Manager (employee complaints) /Kathy Emter, Director of Special Education (student/parent/public complaints) at CSDB, 33 N. Institute Street, Colorado Springs, CO  80903 (Phone:  719-578-2100 / Fax: 719-578-2258). *Nondiscrimination in relation to genetic information is applicable to employment only.

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