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Program Specialist: Family Engagement Coordinator-DeafBlind


The individual occupying the position of Program Specialist: Family Engagement Coordinator-DeafBlind will become part of the Minnesota DeafBlind Project (MNDBP) team supporting children, families and school teams in the disability category of deafblindness.

This position is for 156 days per year (equivalent to 60% time or .6 FTE*.) Start date: ASAP
*This position is grant-funded and is available provided funds are secured each grant period.
The activities of this position will include:

  • Develop and implement effective family involvement strategies and activities to empower students and their families within the scope of the grant.
  • Plan, execute, and reflect on family events and workshops/trainings based on family needs.
  • Collect and analyze annual family needs data to drive Project and other grant initiatives.
  • Collaborate with state and national organizations including the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB), DeafBlind Services Minnesota (DBSM), and other state agencies to promote the needs of Project families and support ongoing state and national initiatives related to the work of the grant.
  • Develop and implement a communication plan to welcome the families of newly identified children with deafblindness and share resources as needed.
  • Collaborate with MNDBP team members for various initiatives/trainings (technical assistance, advisory board, etc.)
  • Collaborate with MNDBP team members for various projects (child count, budgets, grant reporting, etc.)
  • Provide stakeholders with accessible materials, presentations and resources.
  • Facilitate and operate virtual meeting technology.
  • Be a team player and work with other MNDBP staff as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Family member or close relation with deafblindness preferred
  • College degree
  • Knowledge of deafblindness
  • Knowledge of community resources and the K-12 educational system, including special education
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, may include some evenings and weekends (family activities such as the Mom’s Retreat, Family & Intervener Picnic, various other events in collaboration with DBSM)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Internet browsers, data base management and office machines (copy machines, postage meter, etc.)
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn: virtual meeting technology, print material accessibility guidelines, meeting accessibility resources
  • Engage in in-state and out-of-state travel, as required
  • Ability to successfully work with culturally diverse staff and families
  • Detail oriented and have strong organization skills
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal daily supervision and guidance
  • Ability to prioritize work responsibilities and complete work in a timely manner
  • Work positively and professionally within a team setting and with other staff
  • Provide friendly, responsive service to Metro ECSU clients and collaborators

Send cover letter and resume to: Deanna Rothbauer, deanna.rothbauer@metroecsu.org

Please direct questions concerning salary and benefits to:  Ingrid Aasan, Ingrid.aasan@metroecsu.org
Application deadline: Open until filled.

Metro ECSU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

Ingrid Aasan, Ingrid.Aasan@metroecsu.org

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