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Transition to Adulthood Project Coordinator

PACER Center has an opening for Transition to Adulthood Project Coordinator. This is an exempt, full time position.

Transition is the move from childhood to young adulthood and from high school to adult living, learning, and working in the community. PACER provides individual assistance and advocacy training to families of teens and young adults with disabilities ages 16 to 26 to prepare for and navigate the transition from high school to post-secondary education, employment, and community living. PACER is seeking an individual with knowledge of the systems serving young adults with disabilities who can develop and implement innovative activities to support families during this critical time in their young person’s life.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ROLES

  1. Provide telephone, e-mail, and in-office individual assistance (information and guidance) to families regarding disability laws and rights, roles and responsibilities, services and supports, and opportunities and options for transition-age youth.
  2. Develop and deliver transition training presentations online and in communities targeted to parents, young adults with disabilities, and the professionals who work with them.
  3. Supervise other transition specialist staff and provide project management and oversight. 
  4. Collaborate with and represent PACER in advisory positions on local, state, and national disability-related agencies and organizations that serve transition age youth and young adults such as Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
  5. Write program publications and materials for families and professionals that are clear and accessible.
  6. Oversee updates and post current content for project websites.
  7. Coordinate project activities and track progress on completing grant requirements.
  8. Collect and manage program data necessary for grant and organizational reporting.
  9. Other duties as required.

EXPERIENCE/BACKGROUND SKILLS

  • College degree in related field or equivalent background gained through specialized training, work experience, and/or personal experience as the parent or sibling of a young adult with a disability  
  • Ability to relate to and communicate well with families of youth and young adults with disabilities and related professionals 
  • Ability and interest in researching and staying current on a variety of complex topics and translating systems-terminology into family-friendly language both written and verbal
  • Competent in public speaking in person and on virtual platforms 
  • Experience working with individuals in a guidance, teaching, or coaching role 
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and services related to the special education and the provision of interagency and adult disability services, such as IDEA, ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 
  • Ability to keep accurate records and collect data for evaluation purposes 
  • Up to date technology and data entry skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office  
  • Ability to provide own transportation and flexibility to travel periodically to provide training activities that may be scheduled during daytime or evening hours  
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in culturally competent ways 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines 

Additional Information

  • PACER staff are currently working a hybrid (remote and in-office) model.
  • Parents of children and young adults with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

To apply, send cover letter and resume via

  • Email [email protected], or 
  • Mail to Recruitment Director | PACER Center | 8161 Normandale Blvd | Minneapolis, MN 55437

PACER Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Posted November 2022