Program Coordinator, Center for Studies on Disabilities

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University of Delaware

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Job number: 497334
Type of work: Staff
Site: newark
Categories: Full time, program/project management

Pay grade: 29E

Position background:

Under the general guidance of the Certificate in Career and Life Studies (CLSC) Program Manager, the Program Coordinator oversees academic and on-campus engagement initiatives and facilitates CLSC student connections and support. The Career & Life Studies Certificate (CLSC) is housed at the Center for Individuals with Disabilities (CDS) at the University of Delaware. The initiative provides a comprehensive set of supports for UD students with developmental disabilities through an inclusive college experience, as well as services for high school students with a range of disabilities through specific programs overseen by the CDS. More information about the initiative can be found at The Program Coordinator directs on-campus activities for CLSC students, including student life and studies. The Program Coordinator serves as the primary liaison for all student life and student support offices, including residence life and academic departments. The program coordinator also supervises the course modules of the CLSC. The Program Coordinator develops and delivers workshops and course modules and provides individualized coaching based on students’ identified goals in accordance with their person-centered plan. This is an independent position that requires interaction and collaboration with program staff, students with disabilities and their family members, academic staff, and community members who support participating students. The Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS), which houses the CLSC, is the largest research and public service center of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware. The Center plays a leadership role in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society. The Center achieves this through education, service, information dissemination and research.

Main responsibilities:

  • Oversees processes to facilitate on-campus engagement, residence life, and student support with UD departments and offices, and serves as a liaison with partner offices.
  • Oversees the delivery of CLSC course modules and workshops to students enrolled in the CLSC program; creates and provides content for at least some of these courses.
  • Provides technical support to University offices to promote disability inclusion practices in existing services at the University.
  • Provides individualized coaching support (“Point Coaching”) to students enrolled in the program and co-facilitates the creation and modification of person-centered plans.
  • Supports pre-college programs with instruction, mentoring, and other necessary supports for high school students with disabilities.
  • Participates in the recruitment, training, and supervision of hourly staff, interns, and UD undergraduate volunteers during the academic year.
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with campus and community partners.
  • Establishes and maintains a student and program process tracking system.
  • Designs, executes and oversees the collection of data related to student assessment and achievement.
  • Supports general processes within associated programs, such as admissions, program marketing, student advising, and other general support services.
  • Maintains policy and procedure manuals for respective elements of assigned projects.
  • Supports the development of program summaries for funding sources, grant proposals to drive future post-secondary education initiatives.
  • Engages in a support role with families when necessary.
  • Participates in center-wide activities with CDS, including submission of project-specific data to the NIRS database.
  • Performs various job related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation, counselling, social work, education, human development, psychology or other related human services discipline with three years of experience providing direct support in a field related to disability and/or in post-secondary education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective time management and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to develop and maintain confidential files and folders.
  • Ability to organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the different needs and concerns of people with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a culture of belonging in the workplace, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.

Special needs:

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required and work flexible hours.
  • Ability to drive to off-campus locations.

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