Schedule Information: Will require daytime, evening, and
weekend hours as required.
Hours per Week: 20
Benefits: Prorated Sick & Vacation; Holiday Pay; and 2
Harper Tuition Waivers per semester
Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoors and sedentary in
Duties of Position: Responsible for planning, developing,
recruiting for and implementing the Career Skills Institute. Duties
include the direct supervision of program instructors and staff,
curriculum development, and operational functions including the
establishment of class schedules, and managing the program
Plans, develops, schedules, implements, and evaluates the Career
Skills Institute program to meet the needs of the target population
– students with intellectual disabilities.
Identifies the curriculum needs of students with intellectual
disabilities to design a program which develops the necessary
knowledge base and skills for their successful integration into a
workplace. Identifies new program areas relevant to students with
intellectual disabilities and initiate revisions to the existing
Designs, maintains and reviews the curriculum designed to provide
career readiness for the target population. Prepares curriculum and
course descriptions for state approval and approval from other
Represents the Institute to community groups and constituents,
elected officials, related off-campus committees, potential
students, and their parents.
Represents the college to high school special needs counselors.
Receives their recommendations for potential students.
Coordinates the program’s admissions process by recruiting and
conducting the evaluation of prospective students and recommending
admissions to the CSI admissions committee. In addition to
receiving application materials, interviews each prospective
Provides orientation services to new students.
Recruits, selects, recommends for hire, orients, and evaluates
instructors for the Institute. Ensures that personnel meet stated
qualifications and maintain appropriate certifications, as
Collaborates with Harper College faculty to create internship
opportunities for credit program students to serve as classroom
aides. Provide orientation and supervision to both categories of
Identifies on-campus internship opportunities for Institute
students. Initiates and coordinate internships.
Identifies members and coordinates a regularly meeting advisory
council composed of community members and college staff for the
purpose of planning and evaluating of the CSI program.
Collaborates with the Marketing Department to plan and implement
promotion for the Career Skills Institute.
Prepares and recommends program budget to the Manager for Personal
and Cultural Enrichment.
Collaborates with the college’s Grants Manager to seek program
funding and student aid where possible and to monitor any grants
received for the Institute.
Coordinates and oversees the accommodations and services provided
to Institute’s students by instructors. Meets with students prior
to their seeking the assistance of the Access & Disability
Ensures that safety policies and procedures are met, communicated,
and followed by both staff and students.
Works with students on behavioral issues and potential violations
of the Student Code of Conduct.
Communicates with parents of students as allowed by FERPA
Provides each student with an annual evaluation of progress in the
program and at the end of the program a workplace readiness
assessment. Prepares career readiness evaluations for students in
the program and delivers those evaluations to students and legal
Submits to the Directors of Institutional Research and/or Access
& Disability Services information regarding the Institute and
students with disabilities served by the Institute for inclusion in
the annual ICCB Underrepresented Groups Report.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Manager for
Community, Career and Corporate Education.
Educational Requirements: Master’s degree in education or a
related field required. Master’s degree in special education
preferred. Specialized training for educating adults with
intellectual disabilities highly preferred.
Experience Requirements: 3+ years of experience working with
students with intellectual disabilities required. Experience in
curriculum development. Excellent public relations skills required.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite preferred. Knowledge of FERPA
and other applicable laws and regulations as they pertain to
students with intellectual disabilities and the ability to make
judgments with respect to confidentiality of information
Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the
position is filled though priority will be given to applications
received on or before April 28, 2023.
Requir ed Documents: ***A resume and cover letter
are required to complete the application process***
* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.
Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to
create an inclusive learning and working environment where
individual differences and identities are respected, valued and
embraced. We encourage women, people from historically
underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans
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