Dissemination Coordinator - Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI), University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Posted: Monday, December 21, 2020


For more information or to apply, please visit: https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/42794.

This individual will join our leadership team to direct information dissemination for the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) at the University of Vermont. This involves working closely with CDCI personnel across approximately 20 projects to support dissemination of their activities and share the stories of their work. Dissemination is a core function of our federal center grant. The broad goal of this work is to demonstrate that CDCI and its projects are resources for university, state, national, and international audiences. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our Center and university. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure resources are accessible for diverse audiences using principles of universal design for learning, federal standards, and cultural and linguistic competency.
  • Develop digital and print publications, presentations, curricula, and other resources to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
  • Produce multimedia narratives to advance disability education and advocacy in partnership with people with disabilities, their families, allies, and other groups.
  • Develop and maintain websites for CDCI and our projects following all university standards, policies, and processes and accessibility guidelines.
  • Manage and regularly update CDCI's social media. Develop and execute social media campaigns to advance CDCI goals.
  • Support writing of state and federal grant applications and reports in plain language to share with diverse audiences.
  • Design accessible in-person and virtual events for diverse audiences.
  • Represent our Center at UVM, in Vermont, and with our national and international partners to communicate our work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a communication, education or related field.
  • Two to four years' relevant professional experience in content creation and editorial experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience writing and editing with attention to detail for broad audiences.
  • Knowledge of best practices for accessibility in dissemination and communication.
  • Proficient knowledge of web content development, digital publishing.
  • Proficient knowledge of social media communications, technologies and tools, and their evaluation including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office apps.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member on collaborative projects and manage deadlines independently.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a range of culturally diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion, including experience with historically underserved groups, communities, children, and families.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience designing accessible digital and print materials, presentations, and events.Experience implementing universal design for learning.
  • Experience within the field of developmental, intellectual, and other disabilities.
  • Experience designing documents in Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Premier Pro.
  • Experience with digital collaboration tools including Microsoft Teams.
  • Experience translating professional activities and research into plain language.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Experience directing audio and video recordings.
  • Experience creating infographics and data visualizations.
  • Experience using UVM web technologies including Drupal and WordPress.
  • Experience using Hootsuite or other social media dashboards.
  • Experience using metrics and analytics to measure audience engagement and inform content development.