Project Co-Coordinator, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2021


Building Effective Supports for Teaching (BEST) Project Co-Coordinator
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The Co-Coordinator will share leadership of a team supporting schools and students across Vermont through the BEST (Building Effective Supports for Teaching Students with Behavioral Challenges) Project, including VTPBIS (Vermont Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). They will oversee grant applications, development, and management of the overall work plan based on priorities established by the Vermont Agency of Education in conjunction with their fellow co-coordinator. They will provide on-site (local, regional, and statewide) consultation and technical assistance to schools and human service organizations that include the systems, practices, and data-based decision making of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) within a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS). This individual will design and develop written materials for dissemination to the field about best practices and other written documents or grant proposals, reports, and presentations. They will supervise up to 12 implementation coaches around the state and coordinate with the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) business manager to monitor budgets associated with VTPBIS. This individual, with UVM course instructors, will coordinate curriculum design and course instruction for graduate courses to be in alignment with the BEST/VTmtss Summer Institute. Lastly, this individual, along with their fellow co-coordinator, will serve as a representative of VTPBIS, CDCI, and UVM at local and national conferences and through committee membership.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Supervision of implementation coaches and trainers assigned to provide PBIS professional development in schools, supervisory unions, and school districts.
  • Supervise technical assistance provided by up to five technical assistance providers to schools, supervisory unions, and school districts.
  • Act as technical assistance provider for one PBIS region.
  • In conjunction with co-coordinator, implement the scope of work as outlined by the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) and serve as a liaison to the AOE and other state agencies.
  • In conjunction with co-coordinator, facilitate the Summer Institute as well as up to 30 workshops and webinars a year.
  • Co-coordinate BEST project reporting, budget development, and management.
  • Facilitate all licensing, training, and maintenance of the School-wide Information System (SWIS) for Check-in/Check-out (SWIS-CICO) and Individualized SWIS (ISWIS).
  • Oversee the coordination and ongoing certification of BEST Project CPI Trainers. Maintain certification as a CPI trainer.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Administration, Education, or other relevant discipline.
  • Four years' relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge of service systems and practices for children and adolescents who are at risk of or who have a serious emotional disturbance and their families.
  • Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.
  • Experience working collaboratively in a leadership role with state agencies and systems, service providers, schools, local communities, families, advocacy organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Experience in organizing, developing, and delivering conferences and workshops, classes or curricula, and other relevant training and technical assistance activities.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in grant writing and grant management.
  • Knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion, including experience with historically underserved groups, communities, children, and families.


The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Candidates are required to include a statement in their application outlining their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how they will further this goal at the University of Vermont and Center on Disability and Community Inclusion.