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Program Specialist (Early Intervention Professional Development Consultant) FAC930

The Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is seeking a dynamic professional to serve as a program specialist as part of the professional development team of the Integrated Training Collaborative that oversees personnel development under Early Intervention (Part C) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for statewide providers. The Program Specialist in Early Intervention Professional Development will be responsible for developing and providing professional development (resources, e-learning and face-to-face training) related to Early Intervention. This position also provides leadership for local, state, and federal organizations and committees to support and promote professional development. The Program Specialist in Early Intervention Professional Development will also work closely with project staff, key stakeholders, and funders to ensure successful completion of contract deliverables. Required education, experience and licensure include but are not limited to the following:  Master's degree in education, eLearning (or similar specialty), adult learning, early childhood education, early childhood special education, social work, nursing, speech-language  pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy or infant/early childhood mental health, or related field; knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C; at least 3 years of extensive experience in early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities; knowledge of and experience with principles of effective elearning and adult learning practices; experience facilitating collaborative work with other agencies and providers; experience in providing professional development, consultation and technical assistance; and a demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

This is a full time twelve month position at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU.  This position is grant funded.   For a complete job description, please contact Dana Childress at dcchildress@vcu.edu  or (804) 921-5369.

 Applicants must submit an application online at https:/lwww.vcujobs.com as well as the following: 1) an application letter, describing how your education and employment experiences meet the required qualifications: 2) a complete curriculum vitae or resume; and 3) three current references who we may contact directly (including phone numbers and email addresses). Application submission deadline is April 22, 2017.

The position may be housed at the Partnership for People with Disabilities located at VCU in Richmond or as a telecommuting position. The successful candidate must be able to travel frequently throughout the state to participate in grant activities as well as some out of state travel. Travel expenses will only be reimbursed from VCU or a more economical departure location. Applicants cannot start work at VCU until a background check process has been completed.  Full benefits will accompany the position. 

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providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin,

gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.”