This is a hybrid/remote position for a resident of the state of Colorado.
PEAK Parent Center is seeking a Transition Program Coordinator to join its federally funded Post-Secondary Transition project called Project POWER. Project POWER aims to enhance and provide information, resources, and support to meet the needs of transitioning youth (ages 14-26) with disabilities and their families.
The role of the Transition Program Coordinator is to work collaboratively with the Project Director to create innovative resources (e.g., Curriculum, Guides, Factsheets, and Webinars/Training tools), which provide technical assistance to parent centers. This position will also assist with building and maintaining a Youth Advisory Community and identify and share practical strategies for outreach and engagement in the communities that are typically unserved and underserved.
The Transition Program Coordinator will also work alongside the Project POWER team to push the status quo and promote systemic change, social justice, inclusive education, and community inclusion for all people with disabilities.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
In conjunction with the Project Director, oversee and orchestrate the RSA Project POWER goals and objectives.
· Develop curricula, resources, and tools related to post-secondary transition to support parent centers’ program development.
· Establish and monitor timelines for the development, completion, and dissemination of resources and tools according to the timelines outlined in the grant proposal.
· In conjunction with the Digital Content Creator, oversee formatting, branding, and review processes for newly created materials.
· Assist with planning, implementation, and maintaining the project’s web page under the direction of the Project Director.
· Work with designated colleagues, consultants, and subject matter experts to assure full accessibility of all project-developed resources.
· Establish an effective working relationship with the project team; participate in regular team meetings and other communication structures.
· Define, collect, review and analyze evaluation data for the project based on the logic model, including the web page, and share outcomes with the program and team.
Youth Advisory Community
· Work collaboratively with the Youth Trainer, create and oversee implementation of the Youth Advisory Community.
Provide Technical Assistance to the Federally Funded Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Center’s in Region D2 (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah)
· Provide technical assistance to a total of 8 of 18 PTI’s and CPRC’s
· Work with Project Director to complete a comprehensive needs assessment
· Work with Project Director to hold Community of Practice Meetings
· Work with Project Director to have an annual one-day conference
Utilize Customized Outreach Approaches and Strategies
· Collaborate with the project director and outside sources to train staff and parent centers on effective outreach strategies, emphasizing typically unserved and underserved communities.
Facilitate Active Partnerships between Region D2 Parent Centers and Secondary Education and transition systems.
· Work with the Project Director to create a state database of key agencies and stakeholder groups.
· Assist parent centers with initiating and maintaining active relationships supporting post-secondary transition work.
Participate in PEAK’s annual Conference on Inclusive Education.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements and Core Competencies:
· Have a bachelor’s degree specifically in human services or have relevant experience and knowledge in post-secondary transition programs.
· Demonstrate comprehension and experience regarding culturally competent practices.
· Be able to communicate in your preferred mode of communication effectively.
· Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels, both internally and externally.
· Knowledge of IDEA 2004, special education supports and services which assure success for students with disabilities. Have familiarity with IEP/IPE processes, conflict and dispute resolution approaches in a school setting, positive communication practices, behavior supports, vocational rehabilitation, transition, and adult services.
· Proficiency with databases, Word, PowerPoint & Excel.
· Ability to represent PEAK Parent Center positively to external stakeholders and uphold an impeccable sense of integrity
· Understanding of social justice issues and the impact on individuals with disabilities
· Have direct lived experience with a disability as a person with a disability or a family member.
· Program development experience specific to disabilities
· Successful experience delivering high-quality training to various audiences.
· Bilingual, specifically fluent in writing and speaking Spanish and English.
Pay: $18 an hour
Hours: 40 hours per week during normal business hours. This is a hybrid/remote position for a resident of the state of Colorado.
Location: 917 E Moreno Avenue, Suite 140, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
To apply: Please send cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation/reference to Human Resources at humanresourceRSA@peakparent.org