Social Work, Staff/Administrative, Student Affairs/Services
This individual will promote access to campus life and college coursework in an artistic, inclusive setting. The coordinator will be responsible for developing program policies and procedures between school districts and the college, collaborating with high school transition specialists, supervising educational coaches, communicating with parents as needed, and working as a team member with various departments at the college. We are looking for a candidate who will be enthusiastic about guiding our students with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders to success in college and beyond.
Please note that this is a temporary summer position with the option to extend to an 11 month, grant funded position and continued employment is contingent upon on-going grant funding.
1. Coordinate MAICEI Program activities and develop comprehensive academic supports for high school students in transition with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism to promote access to college life and college coursework in an inclusive college setting.
2. Assess the learning strengths and areas of development for individual students. Review and update individualized educational accommodation plans detailing classroom and assistive technology accommodations and appropriate learning strategies needed both inside and outside the classroom.
3. Consult with educational coaches and high school liaisons regarding instructional needs of students. Consult with school districts and meet with students to select courses and activities that best match the students' interests.
4. Work closely with High School Liaisons and other high school personnel to assess student needs and monitor issues that may arise. Facilitate career workshops in collaboration with the Career Resource Center. Communicate with disabilities services around enrollment, student information and accommodations.
5. Convene the Partnership Leadership Team. Work with adult service agencies to facilitate ongoing services and supports. Continue the expansion and capacity building for the inclusion of students with severe disabilities among partners, faculty and staff.
6. Coordinate orientations for students and parents to introduce them to the university campus and services.
7. Communicate regularly with faculty and administration to monitor students' participation and integration in the classroom and other activities.
8. Perform administrative tasks associated with the MAICEI Program. Coordinate partnership meetings, trainings and award celebrations. Maintain student files. Monitor FY budget and collaborate with sending districts, Mass Art staff and faculty from necessary departments on the creation of an annual Memorandum of Agreement.
9. Performs other related duties as assigned (Search Committees, Governance Committee, projects, etc.)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good, and demonstrate our values by:
Pursuing a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.
Cultivating rigorous creative practices by observing, questioning, making and remaking.
Honoring courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression.
Believing in the power of art and design to transform our world.
Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization.
MassArt currently does not provide reimbursement for travel.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
1. Working towards or have earned a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in special education, social work, adjustment counseling, school counseling, psychology, art therapy.
2. Minimum of three years of experience in teaching, programming, and/or services for students with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders ages 18-22
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Thorough knowledge of current issues in transition planning, inclusive programming, and adult service agencies.
2. Excellent assistive and social distance technology skills.
3. Experience and knowledge of art practices preferred.
About Massachusetts College of Art and Design
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