RIT RISE Program Coordinator 5293BR National Technical Institute for the Deaf NTID Office of the Associate Dean for Research (OADR)
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Detailed Job Description Please note: the Coordinator position is 30 hours per week.
The RIT-RISE Program Coordinator will assist the RIT-RISE Core Leadership Team in implementing and operating a program entitled RIT-RISE Scientists-in-Training Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Undergraduates, a NIH-funded program that is renewable at five-year intervals. The Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day oversight, coordination, and implementation of RIT-RISE activities that will involve interacting with students, RISE Scholars, staff and faculty team members, other faculty, and lay people. Key duties of this position include communicating, problem solving, advertising, writing, notetaking, organizing, scheduling, recordkeeping, and managing a small office.
Because the RIT-RISE Program Coordinator will be interacting with a wide array of individuals with various communication preferences, the Coordinator is expected to have intermediate-to-advanced skills in American Sign Language and Signed English as well as a strong command of English, including strong writing skills requisite to composing emails and announcements. The Coordinator is also expected to be very comfortable with multitasking, working with Program Interpreter, and using the phone/video phone frequently to communicate with others.
Required Minimum Qualifications EXPERIENCE
One year of work or internship experience in positions with duties and responsibilities similar to those of this position as described above
Intermediate-to-advanced skills in American Sign Language and Signed English as well as a strong command of English with being able to communicate effectively in all three languages.
Strong writing skills and being able to efficiently write emails, announcements, and newsletters to communicate effectively with students, faculty, and other professionals, as well as lay people.
Comfortable with multitasking as well as using the phone/videophone frequently to communicate with others.
Tactful, discreet, mature, professional individual with strong interpersonal skills who is able to work effectively with mixed groups of deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people; students, faculty, and program administrators, as well as a host of departments and units.
Strong organizational and technical skills. Able to approach tasks systematically and able to organize a wide variety of data for rapid retrieval. Excellent computing skills including proficiencies with WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, and Outlook programs.
Experience with variety of social media applications
Masters degree and degrees, minors, or concentrations that relate to relevant competencies, such as Human Resource Management, Program Administration, Crisis Management, Psychology, Education/Mentoring, IT/Computer Science, Database Management, ASL/Deaf Studies, and/or General Science/Research Disciplines.
Strong knowledge of building and maintaining databases for record keeping, contributing to website layout and design, and contributing to PowerPoint presentations content, layout, and design. Experience with publishing software is a plus.
Required Application Documents
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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