Community ASL Instructor


Part time-Non-exempt/Hourly

In person only, no remote 

  • Housing Resources Available
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Benefits include: Health; Dental; Vision; Life and Disability Insurance; Employer-Matching 403B; Sick/Personal/Vacation Time; Flexible Spending and Dependent Care 

ASL Fluency Required

TLC Diversity Statement

The Learning Center for the Deaf is on a journey to create an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all backgrounds. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates our TLC community members' diverse narratives. We embrace and value multiple approaches, experiences, and perspectives. TLC believes that diversity fosters innovation. We are committed to cultivating a place where everyone can feel they belong.

About ASL Program

TLC offers dynamic and engaging Community ASL Classes led by instructors who are Deaf and/or fluent ASL users. Our classes are small and encourage full participation in a fun and conversational setting. To learn more, click here.

About TLC:
The Learning Center for the Deaf is a nationally-recognized leader of services for deaf and hard of hearing children, adults and families. To learn more, click here. For our Mission, click here.


This position aims to build a robust, in-house ASL class program for our community. The Learning Center for the Deaf ASL classes are among our many avenues in reducing systemic barriers to serving our own and other deaf students, families, and staff in a fully linguistically accessible, culturally competent manner. Successful implementation of this work should produce an increased value in the perspectives, identities, communication, and contribution of ASL and Deaf Culture, and strengthen the impact of ASL acquisition to counter language deprivation among deaf and hard of hearing children in our communities.   


  • Teach ASL classes for the Community in American Sign Language  in-person. Class schedules and availability are flexible and can be discussed during the hiring process.
  • Fulfill other responsibilities related to instruction, including but not limited to: advising and assisting students, prepare class materials, review and evaluate student progress, record class attendance, and provide class surveys and evaluations. 
  • Use assessment results and feedback from student evaluations to improve teaching and learning.
  • Encourage and advise ASL-related participation and activities to maintain ASL fluency and promote Deaf culture competency among participants.
  • Report to Community ASL Services Coordinator with concerns or issues from the classes
  • Attend In-Service and staff development activities, as appropriate.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

  • Two years of experience teaching ASL or a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, ASL linguistics, or related fields. 
  • Native or near-native ASL signer
  • Possess, or be willing to obtain within one year, a score of “Superior Plus” or “Superior” on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) 
  • Two years of professional experience teaching ASL to adult learners from diverse educational, cultural, and language backgrounds 
  • Documented formal training in using Signing Naturally or TWA Curriculum, or demonstrated ability to teach ASL using the curriculum 
  • Working knowledge of technology for virtual online instruction (This job will be primarily remote until it is safe for all to be on campus)

This position is open on a rotating basis, until all vacancies are filled.

Salary Description