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Program Coordinator

Job description

Job no: 507790
Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Institute Community Inclusion
Pay Grade: 31
Date opened: 22 Apr 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 05 May 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary:

The Program Coordinator for the University of MA Boston (UMB) MA Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI) is a statewide initiative, promoting partnerships between institutes of higher education and local education agencies to offer students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity for college-based transition services. The Program Coordinator will work closely with secondary school district partners and the state MAICEI coordinator to coordinate all program activities. This includes outreach to schools, collaboration with special education and transition staff, students and families and departments within UMB; co-facilitating person-centered planning and advising; collaborating with university departments including disability services, registration and student supports to facilitate students’ full inclusion into campus life. The position also requires facilitating ongoing communication and partnership meetings with school and community members to establish and program goals.

The incumbent will work closely with Principal Investigators (PI) and technical assistance staff to meet all program goals. The Program Coordinator will also attend all scheduled MAICEI Coordinator monthly meetings led by the state MAICEI coordinator. Additionally, the coordinator will arrange for training of all educational coaches and peer mentors working with the students and seek out all opportunities for natural supports on campus.

The Program Coordinator must effectively and efficiently work in a team capacity with a broad range of university and school staff to accomplish goals related to project work. The incumbent is a key driver in the success of this partnership, in promoting inclusive college-based transition services.

Examples of Duties:

  • Coordinate UMB MAICEI Program activities, including orientation, open houses, trainings, and professional development workshops.
  • Serve as the liaison to participating school districts. Attend district Team meetings as requested.
  • Facilitate bi-monthly partnership meetings and monthly email updates to partners.
  • Communicate with identified UMB faculty. Ensure faculty has the necessary supports to accommodate the diverse needs of the students supported by UMB MAICEI.
  • Along with Ed coaches and students, review documentation of disability and determine learning strengths and areas of development for individual students. Help students to identify and advocate for appropriate and individualized classroom accommodations with disability services staff.
  • Provide academic advising to students enrolled in the UMB MAICEI Program through person-centered planning. Along with Ed coaches, assist students in identifying courses that align with personal interests and career goals.
  • Assist students to process accommodation letters and advise students on protocols for meeting with faculty to discuss learning needs.
  • Co-facilitate and update Person-Centered Plans (PCPs) for enrolled students with Ed Coaches.
  • Supervise Ed Coaches as they assist students in accessing campus resources including Disability Resources, Student Supports, computer labs, Adaptive Labs, library, Career Services, and the Athletic Center.
  • Work closely with registration staff to ensure seamless non-degree student application process for incoming program students
  • Work closely with Registrar’s office to enroll program students in desired courses
  • Work closely with staff in the Academic Achievement Center and Disability Resource Office to ensure program students have access to services provided
  • Perform program administrative tasks, including processing applications, organizing student schedules, registering students for class, and maintaining student files.
  • Assist the Principal Investigator in researching, developing, and implementing private-pay agreements.
  • Facilitate ongoing program evaluation
  • Provide educational training for district Ed Coaches to ensure students are receiving the appropriate supports to be successful in the college setting.
  • Coordinate and facilitate educational and disability awareness programming and support for UMB MAICEI partners: students, faculty, and staff through trainings and workshops regarding best practices for inclusion for UMB MAICEI partners
  • Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, disability studies, public policy, human services, social work, or a closely related field. Minimum of three-five (3-5) years of professional experience in program coordination and/or project management, preferably in a special education, transition services, disability services or a related human services field. Familiarity transition and career development services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities

    Preferred requirements:

    • Knowledge of state and federal transition services.
    • Experience overseeing and providing training and technical assistance.
    • Knowledge of higher education including accommodations and universal design.
    • Experience with school- college partnerships and collaboration is helpful.

    Application Instructions:

    Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

    Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.

    Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

    Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link:

    Salary Ranges

    This is an exempt position.

    All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

    Applications close: 05 May 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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    Posted: 4/24/2021
    Application Due: 5/5/2021
    Work Type: Full Time