The Program Coordinator, as part of the project team, will coordinate all student-centered services with existing departments on campus to ensure appropriate supports are developed and provided to students, lead student recruitment activities, coordinate training activities, and work with appropriate student organizations on campus to promote academic and social inclusion. This position includes elements of systems change as well as individualized supports and advocacy to develop a program that can be sustained beyond federal funding.
The Program Coordinator will supervise project staff and be responsible for overall program implementation, in collaboration with the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator of the grant. Some travel will be required.
1.Provide overall day-to-day coordination of project activities to ensure timely completion. 2.Develop systems and individualized supports for Access ETSU students to access services and supports, and to participate in activities both off and on campus ( e.g., Counseling Services, ETSU Health Clinic). 3.Collaborate across ETSU departments/programs as well as with outside agencies (schools, vocational rehabilitation, community service providers) to develop services and supports to sustain the Access ETSU. 4.Work with the Employment Specialists and community employment providers to identify individualized work-based learning experiences for Access ETSU students, based upon their preferences, strengths and interests. 5.Develop and coordinate student recruitment and orientation efforts. 6.Supervise and support the Employment Specialist and peer mentors to fulfill their job duties. 7.Maintain all documentation including progress notes and treatment plan. 8.Develop and provide Disability Awareness presentations/training to offices on and off campus. 9.Facilitate weekly staff meetings and bi-weekly team meetings. 10.Conducting student and parent interviews. 11.Participate in assessing students’ fit with the Access ETSU program. 12.Conduct person-centered advising meetings. 13.Coordinate with faculty members regarding programming for students who are participating in Access ETSU. 14.Conduct workshops for faculty and staff on universal design and providing appropriate services and supports for students who have intellectual disabilities. 15.Assist with program promotion, including public speaking and designing written materials, to ensure program success. 16.Write reports for funding organizations. 17.Support faculty with student placements and developing mentoring supports. 18.Support graduate assistants and peer mentors. 19.Coordinate on campus social experiences to fully integrate students. 20.Compile and share student and parent experiences such as key learning and satisfaction with the program. 21.Assist students who have completed the program with finding employment. 22. Other related duties as assigned.
All positions at East Tennessee State University are contingent upon sufficient funding.
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: Administrative
Masters Degree, preferably in Rehabilitation Counseling, Education, Special Education, Social Work or related field.
Two years of experience working with young adults with intellectual disabilities (relevant part-time, student worker, graduate assistant, volunteer experience may be considered).
Training in working with young adults with intellectual disabilities.
Strong interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills.
Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
Experience working independently and with collaborative teams.
Strong computer skills especially with Microsoft word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as with online technologies including those used for academic modifications and adaptations.
Internal Number: 16604
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.