Coordinator II, Soaring Eagle Academy
The Coordinator II, Soaring Eagle Academy is responsible for the development and administration of the Soaring Eagle Academy (SEA) program in order to achieve its vision and objectives. Participates in program strategy development and long-range planning. Designs and teaches SEA courses.
The Soaring Eagle Academy is a fully-inclusive two-year comprehensive transition program that provides university preparation in community employment to adults with intellectual disabilities. With its first cohort of students entering FGCU in the fall 2021 semester, program completers are expected to achieve significant improvements in independent employment and living and to be a valuable addition to the Southwest Florida work force.
Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
Responsible for the design and development of academic programs. Develops, implements, and administers program policies and procedures. Research and compiles data for the purposes of evaluating program progress in order to achieve program objectives. Has the authority to formulate, interpret, and implement program policies.
Oversee creation and maintenance of databases and work closely with the project evaluator to generate formative and summative reports.
Collaborates with campus partners to ensure appropriate access to student services and supports and manages scheduling of coursework.
Writes and edits complex content for program proposals, research grants, publications, and other program activities.
Provides information and advice to current and prospective students, parents, faculty, and others in areas such as academic programs, admissions, financial aid, and career planning.
Oversees the processing of applications and records for a variety of programs including admissions and financial aid. Makes independent decisions regarding applications following prescribed guidelines. Handles non-routine applications and concerns.
Conducts research in order to assess program performance and progress toward program objectives in order to make programmatic recommendations to ensure attainment of program deliverables.
Develops curriculum and teaches program courses.
Monitors program expenses, budgets, and finances.
Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff, OPS, and part-time student employees. Maintains work schedules, timesheets, and payroll action forms.
Serves on institutional committees representing the interests of the department.
Assists with recruiting of SEA participants and provide potential SEA participants with information regarding how to increase readiness to meet the demands of life on the FGCU campus.
Collaborates with FGCU Office of Career Development Services and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) to coordinate internships for SEA students.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Description
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Special Education or closely related field.
Two years of professional full-time experience working with individuals with disabilities.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
Experience operating personal computers with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) software.
Four years of professional full-time experience working with individuals with disabilities.
Experience working with youth or young adults with intellectual disabilities.
Experience with best practices in post-secondary transition for individuals with disabilities.
Experience using person-centered planning approaches.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, statues, regulations, codes, and standards related to the employment of individuals with disabilities.
Knowledge of how to plan and assess effective instruction.
Knowledge of and experience with best practices in post-secondary transition for individuals with disabilities.
Knowledge of characteristics and support needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively in a team environment.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
Ability to understand, interpret, apply, and explain personnel policies and procedures.
Ability to collaborate and work effectively within a diverse community.
Ability to effectively manage the work of others by providing information, guidance and motivation.
Ability to compile, organize, interpret, and communicate data and results in a concise format.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
Ability to work independently to complete assignments.
Ability to provide professional customer service.
Ability to present to large groups.
This position is funded for one year, the continuation of the position beyond one year is contingent upon funding approval.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2020.
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.
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