Job No: 509785
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Access and Transition Coordinator
Employee Classification: Access and Transition Coordinator
Division Name: Academic Affairs
College/Unit: College of Education
Department: Educational Administration & Foundations
Campus Location: Normal, IL
The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) creates, supports, and delivers professional development for career, technical, and adult education professionals across Illinois. ICSPS provides technical assistance, develops publications, and facilitates program improvement strategies for our partners as they relate to college transition, recruitment, retention, and completion−encouraging achievement of special populations learners. ICSPS was founded in 1977 at Illinois State University and is housed in the Educational Administration and Foundations department in the College of Education.
ICSPS is seeking a dependable, detailed, action orientated Access and Transition Coordinator to assist with the support and implementation of Center activities primarily the coordination of the Autism Training and Technical Assistance (ATTA) project. This person will assist ICSPS by presenting professional development, creating supports for students transitioning from secondary into employment or postsecondary, assisting in the development of material resources to be used for professional learning, and providing technical assistance to schools and community colleges across Illinois.
This is a non-continuous, grant funded position. The initial appointment will end on June 30, 2021, the end of the current grant year. Appointment renewal for the following grant year will be based upon available grant funding and performance.
1. Master's degree in education, educational leadership, adult education, special education, policy or humanity field with specialization or bachelor’s degree and 2 years of significant experience supporting and transitioning students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to postsecondary or the workforce.
2. Excellent communication skills, verbal and written; including the ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience.
3. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in oral and written form.
4. Proven customer service skills and the ability to work with a diverse constituency.
5. Ability to perform independent research and apply critical reasoning skills to solve technical issues and to research and interpret data regarding improved learner outcomes.
6. Possession of strong computer skills including familiarity with word processing, Joomla and/or WordPress, Microsoft teams, Zoom and/or GoTo Meeting and desktop publishing.
7. Experience supporting and utilizing Microsoft Office Suite.
8. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Ability to multitask and self-manage assigned projects and daily tasks in an environment with shifting priorities.
9. Experience with training or providing professional development, developing and implementing self-assessments.
10. Experience supporting students with autism transitioning out of high school into the adulthood world
11. Ability to pilot previously developed work with identified audiences
12. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including traveling, and the possession of a valid IL driver's license.
13. This position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
1. Advanced degree and/or certificate
2. Facilitation experience
3. Knowledge and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology and Career Pathways Initiative
4. Work experience in education for at least one of the following special education, special populations: single parents/displaced homemakers, individuals with disabilities both cognitive and physical, English language learners, economically disadvantaged, and students pursing nontraditional occupations for their gender.
Generally Monday through Friday 8:00am > 4:30 pm with occasional evenings
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis in person, online and via phone.
2. Ability to work for extended periods at computer workstation.
3. Ability to distinguish colors on a monitor and in print.
4. Ability to use a computer in day-to-day work (i.e. type on a keyboard and use a mouse).
5. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across Illinois and the nation.
6. Ability to maintain a high level of concentration.
7. Ability to lift some office/presentation materials, computers, monitors, printers etc. that are roughly equal to fifteen (15) lbs.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Resume / C.V.
PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Certification of Retirement Annuity (required for SURS annuitants only)
PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Initial application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.
Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.
If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
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