Technical Assistance Specialist
014283Vacancy Open to:
All CandidatesWorking Title:
Technical Assistance SpecialistPosition Designation:
EHRA Non-FacultyEmployment Type:
Time Limited - Full-timeMonths per Year:
Monday – Friday
8 – 5
College of Education (Col)Work Location:
Remote work is anticipatedPrimary Purpose of Department:
The mission of the Department of Special Education and Child Development is to prepare highly effective and ethical professionals who have a positive impact on children, youth, families, community, and schools and who are successful in urban and other diverse settings. This mission is accomplished through teaching research, and community engagement that lead to improved practice and by working in partnership with schools, communities, and university colleagues. Briefly describe the primary purpose (mission) of your unit or departmentThe mission of the Department of Special Education and Child Development is to prepare highly effective and ethical professionals who have a positive impact on children, youth, families, community, and schools and who are successful in urban and other diverse settings. This mission is accomplished through teaching research, and community engagement that lead to improved practice and by working in partnership with schools, communities, and university colleagues.
The purpose of this U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services grant, funded to the Department of Special Education and Child Development at UNC Charlotte – the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) – is to assist State educational agencies (SEAs), local education agencies (LEAs), State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies, and other VR service providers to implement evidence-based and promising practices and strategies to ensure that students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate from high school with the knowledge, skills, and supports needed for success in postsecondary education and employment and community integration.
This Technical Assistance (TA) Specialist position for the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) will be primarily responsible for technical assistance with selected State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies and their State Education Agency and other partners to promote the quality provision of collaborative transition services and planning within the context of IDEA and WIOA implementation. The TA specialist will partner with other NTACT staff at UNC Charlotte and six other funded entities of the project in their work with states. The TA specialist will also engage in the development of resources, relevant to collaborative planning and service delivery. Part of the TA Specialist’s position will also focus on states’ efforts to build local collaborative capacity through quality professional development activities in the state.Summary of Position Responsibilities:
The TA Specialist will be responsible for the following:
Serving as a liaison between NTACT state education and VR agencies in the provision of universal, targeted, and intensive technical assistance services to improve and promote the implementation collaborative transition service delivery. This TA Specialist will include a focus on the collaborations across special and career and technical education, as well as vocational rehabilitation and other partners at the state and local levels. The TA specialist will be required to travel to conduct specific TA and dissemination activities, as well as use web/ video communication to advise, plan, and collaborate with state personnel, NTACT colleagues, and other TA providers.
Masters Degree in a related field
Five years of experience providing technical assistance to stakeholders engaged in the provision of transition services, including quality academic instruction including Career and Technical Education.
Experience with professional development and adult learners.
Prior experience facilitating interdisciplinary teams.
Practical knowledge of laws governing special education, Career and Technical Education, and Vocational Rehabiltiation.
Strong written and oral communication skills
More than 5 years experience providing technical assistance to local or state agency staff. Prior work experience in a state education agency preferred. Experience with professional development and adult learners, specific to cross disciplinary learning and strategic planning to improve transition services. Experience with technical assistance systems in states. Deep knowledge of regulations and policies governing VR and Education agencies and their partners, in the context of youth and students with disabilities.Special Notes to Applicants:
The finalist will be subject to a criminal background check.Posting Open Date:
11/19/2020Open Until Filled:
YesProposed Hire Date:
01/01/2021If time-limited please indicate appointment end date: