Coordinator I, Soaring Eagle Academy



Job Summary

The Coordinator I, Soaring Eagle Academy (SEA) is responsible for designing and teaching SEA courses, assisting with the planning and delivery of field experiences and internships, and supporting the activities of SEA students.

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.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

Develops and teaches SEA courses depending on degree qualifications.

Participates in the design and development of academic programs by implementing, administering, and evaluating program policies and procedures in order to achieve program objectives. Has the authority to formulate, interpret, and implement program policies.

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.

Provides support to SEA students in navigating the FGCU campus and accessing its resources.

Ensures necessary support and services are available to each student including peer tutors, peer mentors, Adaptive and/or Vocational Rehabilitation services.

Writes and edits content for program proposals, research grants, publications, and other program activities.

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.

Assist with data collection in regard to SEA students’ academic, social/recreational, and vocational activities.

Other Job Duties

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Special Education or closely related field.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.

Demonstrated experience interacting with individuals with disabilities.

Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher).

Preferred Qualifications

Two years of professional full-time experience in an appropriate area of specialization.

Experience working with your or young adults with intellectual disabilities.

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 manage and coordinate assignments to meet deadlines.

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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