Senior Training Specialist Statewide Family Engagement Center (SFEC)

Part-time or Full-time position 

Our Mission:  The 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:

Responsible for developing and providing training, technical assistance, and outreach activities to families and professionals to support family engagement. This position reports to the Director of the Statewide Family Engagement Center.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with SFEC team to develop and implement project activities.
  • Collaborate with SFEC and its partners to provide agreed-upon training, webinars, technical assistance, related materials, and outreach to professionals and families.
  • Conducting evaluation activities designed to improve the quality of training and increase participants’ satisfaction.
  • Lead the development of training and outreach materials.
  • Run existing Train the Trainer modules and support trainers and outreach staff in delivering training.
  • Participate in the agency-wide Training Team.
  • Provide intensive support and technical assistance to school districts on family engagement.
  • Maintain accurate and complete data on families, schools, and communities served. Provide reports and updates on all activities and complete required documentation of training, technical assistance, and outreach activities.
  • Meet regularly with SFEC staff and supervisor. Participate in SFEC and Federation staff meetings and activities.
  • Develop knowledge of topics related to training requests through continuing education, workshop attendance, personal contacts, Federation resources, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Work with Federation staff in support of agency activities such as Visions of Community Conference.
  • Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree required.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with families, including diverse families, educators, and administrators.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience providing presentations, webinars, and training to adults.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to facilitate group interactions.
  • Able to meet designated deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in web-based computer skills, including use of email, Microsoft Office, and databases.
  • Driver’s license and ability to travel throughout the state.
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in K-12 or early childhood educational settings

Please Note:  This position can be part-time (32 hours per week) or full-time and is eligible for employee benefits as outlined in FCSN personnel policies.

To Apply:
Interested applicants can send a resume and cover letter to;

The Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) embraces the diversity of our staff and is committed to increasing the diversity of our organization.  As an EEO employer, FCSN is 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.   Also, we welcome parents of children with special needs or those with a disability to apply!