Research Coordinator

Normal, IL
Sep 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Location Normal, Il 61790

Posting date 09-12-2017

General Summary
The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) creates, supports, and delivers professional development for career, technical, and adult education professionals across Illinois. ICSPS provides technical assistance, develops publications, and facilitates program improvement strategies for our partners as they relate to college transition, recruitment, retention, and completion-encouraging achievement of special populations learners. ICSPS was founded in 1977 at Illinois State University, and is currently housed in the Educational Administration and Foundations department in the College of Education.
ICSPS is seeking an Associate Director of Special Projects to assist with the implementation of Center activities primarily the coordination of the Early School Leaver Project (ESLTP) technical assistance and professional development. As well as, the implementation and enrichment of the Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project. This person will assist ICSPS by developing content for a web-based resource tools, assisting in the development of material resources to be used for professional learning, providing technical assistance, and presenting materials at conferences and meetings in Illinois.

Required Qualifications
1. Master's degree in education, educational leadership, adult education, special education, policy or humanity field with specialization or significant experience in autism spectrum disorder, educational policy implementation, or adult education and issues related to these areas.
2. Excellent communication skills, verbal and written; including the ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience.
3. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in oral and written form.
4. Proven customer service skills and the ability to work with a diverse constituency.
5. Ability to perform independent research and apply critical reasoning skills to solve technical issues.
6. Ability to research and interpret data regarding improved learner outcomes.
7. Possession of strong computer skills including word processing, website maintenance, and desktop publishing. Experience supporting and utilizing Microsoft Office 2010 or greater.
8. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
9. Knowledge and understanding of Joomla! and WordPress.
10. Ability to multitask and self-manage assigned projects and daily tasks in an environment with shifting priorities.
11. Experience with training or providing professional development
12. Experience developing and implementing self-assessments
13. Experience supporting students with autism transitioning out of high school into the adulthood world
14. Pilots previously developed work with identified audiences
15. Knowledge and understanding of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement act of 2006.
16. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including traveling, and the possession of a valid IL driver's license.
17. This position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Desired Qualifications
1. Advanced degree and/or certificate
2. Facilitation experience
3. Knowledge and understanding of Workforce Education Innovation and Opportunity Act, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology and Career Pathways Initiative
4. Work experience in education for at least one of the following special populations: single parents/displaced homemakers, individuals with disabilities, English language learners, economically disadvantaged, and students pursing nontraditional occupations for their gender.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.