PROJECT DIRECTOR, RECRUITMENT, TRAINING AND SUPPORT CENTER (RTSC)

Full-time position – 40 hours

Our MissionThe Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to all families, especially those with children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.  We are committed to listening to and learning from families, as well as, encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.

Job Summary

RTSC Director provides direct oversight, management and planning for the FCSN Recruitment, Training and Support Center.  S/he works closely with contract partners to ensure eligible students in the care and custody of the state have access to a free and appropriate public education by recruiting, training and supporting community volunteers.

Job Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee planning, goal setting, daily management and quality control of the RTSC.
  • Communicate and meet regularly with SESPP director to ensure effective collaboration between programs.
  • Work collaboratively with DESE and DCF to make certain that training and policies fall within guidelines and federal mandates.
  • Serve as liaison and principal communication link among SESPP, DESE and DCF.
  • Manage all fiscal aspects of the RTSC.
  • Strategize with Outreach and Recruitment Specialists to develop statewide recruitment plans
  • Oversee RTSC web content ensuring material for SESPs is current and accurate.
  • Supervise staff to plan SESP professional development: orientation training, recruitment activities, monthly webinars, annual conference, RTSC monthly newsletter and quarterly Newsline article (approve content before distribution).
  • Respond to support calls from SESPs, as needed.
  • Conduct orientation trainings, as needed.
  • Remain current in special education law, research, and studies to ensure RTSC information and technical assistance is current, relevant and accurate.
  • Ensure timely data collection and reporting; analyze data and make adjustments in project goals as needed.
  • Oversee planning, goal setting, data management and quality control of the Pathways for Parents project.
  • Participate on FCSN leadership team.
  • Be an active contributor to FCSN strategies and activities, including Visions of Community Conference

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Work experience related to special education, including the IEP process; knowledge of complex childhood trauma a plus.
  • Knowledge of federal and state special education laws and processes.
  • Experience in program management including supervision of staff, program development, fiscal management and data collection.
  • Familiarity with Massachusetts state agencies, particularly DCF and DESE, and their services and practices for children in care and their families.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.

Position Reports to: Executive Associate Director, Federation for Children with Special Needs

Salaried position is 40 hours per week

Please Note:  This position is full-time, 40 hours per week.   FCSN staff is temporarily working remotely. Upon our return to the office, employees will refer to FCSN’s Flextime and Telecommute Policy. 

To Apply:
Send your resume and cover letter by email to FCSN at fcsnjobs@fcsn.org; or by mail to: Federation for Children with Special Needs, Attn: HR, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M3, Boston, MA 02129.

The Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) embraces the diversity of our staff and is committed to increasing the diversity of our organization.  The Federation is also committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and candidates for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected status or designation.   We also welcome parents of children with special needs or those with a disability to apply!