Transition Projects Coordinator (30-40 hours)
This position is responsible for coordinating programs, trainings, technical assistance and other supports for transition-aged youth with disabilities (YWD), their families and the professionals who serve them.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provide accurate information on postsecondary transition and related topics in a timely manner by phone, email, or in-person to YWD, parents, school professionals and other professional partners.
- Work collaboratively with statewide partners, such as Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE), MA Independent Living Centers, and other professional partners; forge new statewide and regional partnerships to foster understanding of and appreciation for the role of transition planning.
- Participate in virtual and in person meetings with our Northeast regional transition partnership.
- Create, conduct, and coordinate in-person and on-line trainings, social media events, conferences and webinars on topics pertaining to transition.
- Coordinate with MRC area offices to support families and provide transition related trainings across the state.
- Actively seek to meet the needs of youth with disabilities and their families with an emphasis on those in underserved communities. Coordinate as appropriate with the Federation’s outreach team.
- Write educational materials, brochures, and FAQs on topics related to transition for
Newsline, Federation websites, trainings, etc.
- Moderate the statewide FCSN Transition Listserv and statewide Transition Facebook page.
- Manage data collection of contacts and events.
- Manage the transition information on the FCSN website.
- Work collaboratively with other Federation projects.
- Continuously improve personal knowledge of transition topics through exploration of research, personal contacts, and electronic resources.
- Support transition-related youth and family groups. Provide leadership training and support to YWD individually and in groups.
- Coordinate Youth activities at our annual VOC Conference.
- Participate in local, national and state coalitions and partnerships.
- Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as assigned.
- Understanding of VR and transition issues.
- Commitment to fostering partnerships among individuals with disabilities, their families, schools and state/professional/community organizations.
- Ability to work collaboratively with YWD.
- Ability to communicate in writing articulately, judiciously, and with tact.
- Strong working knowledge of the special education process.
- Excellent oral presentation and organizational skills.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in fast-paced environment.
- Good sense of humor.
- Proficient PC-based computer skills including use of databases, Microsoft Office and the Internet.
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
Supervisor: Director of Parent Training and Information Center
Please e-mail your letter of interest and resume to: Human Resources (email@example.com).
The Federation for Children with Special Needs |The Schrafft Center | 529 Main Street, Suite 1M3 | Boston, MA | 02129
We welcome parents and persons with special needs to apply. The Federation 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.Knowledge of special education laws and procedures