Program Cooordinator, State Employment Network (SELN) Project, Institute for Community Inclusion, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA

Posted: Monday, September 20, 2021


Program Coordinator, SELN

The Program Coordinator will support outreach, communication, and network engagement for the State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) Project.  The SELN is a multi-state membership-based roundtable which promotes employment and day services' systems change across state intellectual and developmental disability systems.  The incumbent will work with staff across the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) and with external state and national partners to implement SELN information-sharing, knowledge translation activities, educational and member events.  S/he will work closely with SELN Program Director, Employment Systems change Director, and SELN partner organization - The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), to move research findings and network insights into practice.

Job Duties:

  • Develop and maintain project communication and information activities for the State Employment Leadership Network (SELN),
  • Develop creative dissemination opportunities; collaborate in making presentations at meetings and conferences, and assure materials meet all accessibility requirements,
  • Collaborate with the ICI Marketing and Communications Team to expand use of online tools and social media for dissemination,
  • Develop and improve virtual and distance education and community network related activities for the SELN team and state members,
  • Coordinate and implement quality improvement and collaboration activities with project staff,
  • Produce and release timely resource announcements, coordinate overall management, and increase member engagement of the SELN online community (both public-facing and members' only sections),
  • Provide support for online and in person events, including event development, pre-registration, presentation and post-event follow up,
  • Stay abreast of changes in the field related to inclusion and the supports and services available for individuals with disabilities and individuals from diverse linguistic and ethnic backgrounds,
  • Serve on committees related to the ICI and the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD),
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree preferred in Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, disability studies, public policy, human services, sociology, social work, or a closely related field is required. A minimum of three-five (3-5) years of professional experience is required in program coordination, project management, and/or knowledge translation related activity, preferably in a supported employment, disability policy or a related human services field. The successful candidate will have:

  • Ability to manage projects, as well as staff related to project development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to support a wide range of personnel having varying levels of administrative and organizational abilities.
  • Ability to anticipate project needs and to take initiative demonstrating follow-through on tasks to completion.
  • Ability to effectively communicate using a variety of tools and techniques, including email, newsletters, websites, online communities, and social media.
  • Strong commitment to customer service.
  • Ability to travel for national meetings and conferences.


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