- The Transition and Career Studies program at Georgian Court
University is an inclusive postsecondary/transition program for
young adults with intellectual disabilities. We accept 5-7 students
each year to this residential four-year program, which is designed
to prepare students for competitive integrated employment and
independent living. Students take specialized and integrated
coursework, including on-campus practical and off-campus
internships. A full-time staff of four support and instruct the
The Vocational Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all
career-based initiatives and vocational activities for the
Transition and Career Studies Program, focusing on the transition
and employment of young adults with disabilities. This includes the
development and management of career programming and curriculum in
collaboration with the program’s Academic Coordinator, long term
business and community partnerships, student internship placements,
career placement opportunities, development and implementation of
workforce training programs, coordination and oversight of
employment support vocational peer mentors and the management of a
comprehensive system to track student’s progress towards
competitive integrated employment and outcomes.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Develop and maintain an infrastructure of employment, job
placement and support services to prepare students with skills
necessary for career readiness, practicum, internship and
employment placement with regional business partners.
- Teach practicum and internship courses for students in Years 2,
3, and 4 of the program
- Provide supervision and oversight for the Vocational Peer
- Develop and manage vocational programming, internal and
external internships, individualized training plans, job coaching
and confidential reporting systems that capture and report data to
- Promote positive collaboration and support between departments
within the university including the Career Services Office and
Center for Professional Studies, as well as business leaders and
community stakeholders to increase the frequency of successful
employment outcomes for students with disabilities.
- Develop and maintain long term partnerships with corporate and
public sector partners to increase the diversity of career training
and employment options for students with intellectual and
developmental disabilities by meeting with clients and prospects,
internet research, proposals, marketing campaigns and general
- Develop partnerships with local school districts to provide
information on transition and career programming options, and best
practices in accessing postsecondary education and workforce
training for students with disabilities.
- Participate in university, grant and community projects related
to increasing and improving employment outcomes for individuals
- Provide consultation for students working with Career Services,
Center for Professional Studies, and Office of Accessibility
Services related to accommodations and employment opportunities for
job seekers with disabilities.
- Promote program success within the community in collaboration
with the university’s Public Relations team to maintain enrollment
and to retain and grow business partnerships and funding sources
for programming including connections to agencies like DVRS
(Department of Labor), DDD, Talent Networks and the US Department
- Participate in activities related to recruitment and enrollment
of students, including some weekend and evening events (e.g., open
houses and information sessions).
- Assist with management of student and applicant
- Other duties as assigned. Since the TCS program includes a
small professional staff, additional duties outside of the purview
of this position may be required at times.
Minimum qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in
Education, Rehabilitation Counseling or related human services
field. Master’s degree preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal as
well as technical skills and must be detail oriented. Exhibits
strong skills in leadership, managing, communication, customer and
student focus, building relationships, organizing and planning.
Experience with consultative sales including the sourcing of any
required funding and building relationships. Ability to be creative
and innovative with problem solving solutions. Demonstrates
understanding of the university mission and core values. Practices
an open door policy. Familiarity with cloud-based computing and
collaborative platforms and software preferred.
**Effective October 1, 2021, proof of vaccination or submission
of weekly COVID-19 tests are required for all Georgian Court
employees. A copy of your CDC vaccination card should be shared
with the Office of Human Resources before your first day of
employment. All information will be kept confidential**
**Must be US work authorized**
- A minimum of 3 years of experience in supported employment
including job development, job customization, job placement and job
coaching. CESP or trained Employment Specialist preferred.
- Experience working with young adults with intellectual and
developmental disabilities is required.
- Prior experience working within a post-secondary setting is
- Experience collaborating across departments within an
institution and community.
- Proven track record of establishing business partnerships and
connections with community organizations with business acumen and
knowledge of current labor market demands and compensation rates in
relevant industry clusters.
- Excellent customer service and communication skills.
- Technological skills: MS Office, experience with managing
shared documents and databases.
- Ability to work in a team environment, be a strategic thinker
and self-starter, and present before large and small