Project Coordinator - Assistive Technology

USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 08, 2017
Temple University
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University is one of the sixty-seven University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Located within the College of Education at Temple University, the Institute is a vibrant, diverse organization with more than 40 staff members, including students and is considered a national leader in leadership development, assistive technology, Disability Studies, justice for people with disabilities, policy analysis and inclusive education. The Project Coordinator in the Institute on Disabilities serves as an information specialist on the acquisition of assistive technology, with emphasis on providing funding assistance to consumers. He/she conducts assistive technology device demonstrations, trainings, and presentations for consumers, families, students and providers; coordinates funded emergency preparedness activities for people with disabilities statewide; coordinates the Reutilized and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP) statewide; and oversees REEP subcontractors. The Project Coordinator contributes to program sustainability and expansion through grant writing or other program activities, and completes all necessary data entry and reporting to meet compliance requirements Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least three years relevant experience working with people with disabilities or elders. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills & Abilities:
*Demonstrated knowledge of assistive technology devices, such as, telecommunications; computer access; assistive listening; low vision devices; etc, including knowledge of device features and set-up functions.
*Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with the internet and MS Office software programs, especially, MS Power Point, MS Word, MS Excel.
*Demonstrated presentation skills, along with the ability to conduct training sessions.
*Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, along with the ability to work with a diverse constituent population, including persons with disabilities.
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
*Ability to travel overnight on occasion.
*Ability to travel to off-site, regional and state-wide locations that may not be accessible via public transportation.
*Ability to lift/move training materials that are approx. 40lbs in weight.
*Degree in a field related to services for people with disabilities and/or technology.
*Master's degree.
*Assistive Technology Professional Certification. Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

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