Chris Walsh Center Coordinator (part-time contractor) - Framingham State University
The Chris Walsh Center for Educators and Families of MetroWest was established at FSU in 2020. Our mission is: "To provide information for families and educators about the continuum of educational support available to students with disabilities, students who are gifted, and students with unmet needs. The center will offer support, workshops and other programming for families, educators, student support professionals, administrators, and advocates in the MetroWest area. The center also will engage in scholarly research, educator preparation, and professional development."
Learn more about the Chris Walsh Center at www.framingham.edu/chriswalshcenter.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Chris Walsh Center Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day operations of the center, under the supervision of the Education Department Chair. The coordinator will help to build the center's partnerships with school districts and community organizations through grant funding, training, and consultation. The coordinator will develop vital resources for educators and families through face-to-face and remote formats, including lectures, professional development webinars, support groups, drop-in hours, and the center's website. The coordinator will also supervise a team of student interns and workers, providing them with valuable service learning experiences.
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Schedule regular drop-in hours and support groups for parents/guardians, and train and supervise facilitators.
- Develop a yearly series of professional development workshops and webinars for educators and professionals.
- Engage local school districts in collaborative planning to provide consultation and professional development to their staff and faculty.
- Prepare grant proposals to secure funding for the center from internal and external sources.
- Implement needs assessment surveys and focus groups of local families and educators to shape the center's programming.
- Facilitate advisory board meetings and recruit new members.
- Evaluate resources for inclusion on the center's website.
- Recruit and supervise student interns and employees, and delegate responsibilities to them (social media, web design, event planning).
Graduate assistant, undergraduate interns, and support group facilitators
Education Department Chair
The coordinator must be able to work on campus face-to-face, and be able to work remotely when needed.
- Master's Degree in Education or a related field
- Knowledge of special education laws and procedures, disabilities, and mental health needs of children and families
- Proficiency with technology (Microsoft Office, Zoom, Eventbrite, Microsoft Teams)
- Flexibility and a collaborative mindset while working with a diverse team of FSU faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, and community partners
- Ability to prepare grant proposals and seek grant funding from a variety of public and private sources
- A passion for inclusion, equity, and systemic change in educational systems and communities
Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Portuguese are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is a part-time non-benefited, contract position, not to exceed 18 hours per week, beginning 9/1/2021 and continuing through the 2021-22 academic year.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.