Senior Training Specialist/ Special Education Family Engagement Coordinator 30-40 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, and 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 of children with special needs and professionals to support family engagement. This position reports to the Director of Statewide Family Engagement Center.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop curricula, plan, facilitate and oversee trainings to promote family engagement.
  • Collaborate with other FCSN staff to provide training, webinars, technical assistance, related materials and outreach to professionals and families.
  • Participate in evaluation activities designed to improve the quality of trainings and increase participants’ satisfaction. Ensure materials and evaluations of training activities are completed and returned to FCSN.
  • Contribute to the development of agency training and outreach materials.
  • Provide effective and timely communication to FCSN staff, families, professionals and others inquiring about family and community engagement and other related topics.
  • Maintain accurate and complete information 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 FCSN staff and supervisor. Participate in Federation staff meetings and activities.
  • Participate in project planning, performance and evaluation process.
  • Develop knowledge of topics related to training requests through continuing education, workshop attendance, personal contacts, Federation resources, the Internet, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Work with Federation staff in support of the agency, as needed. Work collaboratively with SFEC and other staff on Federation wide projects, including the Visions of Community Conference.
  • Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred; BA required.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with families, including diverse families, educators and administrators in providing high quality training on family engagement and literacy.
  • Working knowledge of state and federal educational laws and regulations, programs, and policies that affect students, families, educators, schools, early childhood programs and districts.
  • Experience providing presentations, webinars and training to adults required. Experience with online learning and learning management systems preferred.
  • 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 PC-based computer skills, including use of email, Internet, and Microsoft Office.
  • Driver’s license and ability to travel throughout the state.
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

Please Note:  This position is 30-40 hours per week 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!