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There are two positions available:

Region 11 Low Incidence Disability Professional Development Facilitator

Job Description:

Minnesota Low Incidence Project: Region 11 logo
The individual occupying the position of Region 11 Low Incidence Disability PDF will become part of a team in providing support for our Special Education Department. This position is grant-funded for 182 days per year (equivalent to 70% or .7 FTE).  Start date: September 4, 2018.

The activities of this position will include the following:

  1. Support the implementation of any regional and state initiatives in collaboration with regional school districts, other Regional Low Incidence Projects, the MN Low Incidence Projects, and the MN Department of Education;
  2. Develop working knowledge of low incidence special education programs and relationships with key representatives within the region. When appropriate, provide external coaching to assure evidence based practices are applied. 
  3. Facilitate the Region 11 Community of Practice meetings and as needed, sub-regional CoP meetings; including, but not limited to, giving professional development presentations; coordinating committee meetings; providing support with planning, registration, facility use, and technology support; and providing ongoing regional updates;
  4. Provide department leadership in electronic communication and meeting forums; incorporate electronic and virtual meeting options as a means for increasing regional participation in CoP-related topics and other regional meetings,
  5. Develop, organize and facilitate professional development opportunities and resources for a broad spectrum of audiences (including general and special educators, interveners, interpreters, families, and other professional service providers) which address the educational needs of students in Region 11.
  6. Serve as an organizational representative and/or presenter in educational and community-based professional conferences, webinars, roundtable discussions, panels, exhibits, etc.;
  7. Actively participate as a special education team member in scheduled agency meetings, such as monthly Low Incidence Leadership Forum (LILF) meetings, as needed; MN Low Incidence Projects LIS meetings, as needed; Centers of Excellence in Early Childhood meetings, as needed; special education department meetings; and in Metro ECSU meetings, as appropriate;
  8. Serve as a resource to Region 11 teachers and districts, including attending on-site regional CoP  and sub-regional CoP meetings, as appropriate; and maintaining close communication with the regional low incidence facilitator (RLIF), including posting and sharing regular updates;
  9. Provide direction and support for development and updating of public media sources such as website content, online professional development tools, program brochures, and practitioner manuals;
  10. Development of annual program goals, including associated budgetary planning;
  11. And other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Current MN Special Education Teacher License
  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience teaching within an area of low incidence; leadership experience in an educational setting preferred.
  3. Understanding and application of MN special education Disability Criteria, Statute and Rule.
  4. Ability to direct own activities, prioritize work responsibilities, and complete work in a timely manner, including progress reporting as requested by the Region 11 Low Incidence Project and the Metro ECSU Director of Special Education
  5. Effective interpersonal communication and leadership skills in a variety of settings and situations; demonstrates ability to work positively and professionally with others
  6. Displays a comfort in public speaking to small and large audiences; has conference speaking and/or professional development presentation experience

Send cover letter, 3 professional references, and resume to: Dolly Carr dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Please direct questions concerning salary and benefits to: Ingrid Aasan Ingrid.aasan@metroecsu.org
Application deadline: June 14, 2018

Statewide Low Incidence Disability Specialist: DeafBlind

Job Description:

Minnesota Low Incidence Projects logoThe individual occupying the position of Statewide Low Incidence Disability Specialist will become part of a team in providing support for our Special Education Program in the categorical areas of DeafBlind. This position is for 72.8 days per year (equivalent to 40% or .4 FTE)*.  Start date: October 1, 2018.

*There is a strong and very likely possibility that the position will be increased to a total of 182 days per year (equivalent to 70% or .7 FTE) pending additional grant funding through the MN DeafBlind Project. 

The activities of this position will include the following:

  1. Serve as the primary educational contact for Minnesota school personnel and families with regard to technical support and resources in the special education categorical areas of DeafBlind (DB);
  2. Serve as an educational liaison in the area of deafblindness with appropriate local and state agencies in an effort to strengthen interagency collaboration and effectively address the needs of students and their families in current and future settings (Examples: MN Department of Education; MN Department of Human Services; State Services for the Blind; MN DeafBlind Project; rehabilitation and hospital programs; advocacy organizations);
  3. Facilitate the statewide DeafBlind Community of Practice meetings, including, but not limited to, giving professional development presentations; coordinating committee meetings; providing support with planning, registration, facility use, and technology support; and ongoing providing statewide updates;
  4. Serve as moderator of electronic communication forums and Mailing Lists, including membership management, approval of postings, and periodic internal system updates;
  5. Develop, organize and facilitate professional development opportunities and resources for a broad spectrum of audiences (including general and special educators, interveners, interpreters, families, and other professional service providers) which address the educational needs of students who are DeafBlind.
  6. Serve as an organizational and disability-specific representative and/or presenter in educational and community-based professional conferences, webinars, roundtable discussions, panels, exhibits, etc.;
  7. Actively participate as a member and disability representative in scheduled agency meetings, such as monthly Low Incidence Leadership Forum (LILF) meetings and MN Low Incidence Projects LIS meetings; and in Metro ECSU meetings, as appropriate;
  8. Serve as a disability-specific resource to all regions in Minnesota, including attending on-site regional CoP meetings, as appropriate; and maintaining close communication with all regional low incidence facilitators (RLIFs), including posting and sharing monthly updates;
  9. Provide direction and support for development and updating of public media sources such as website content, online professional development tools, program brochures, and statewide disability manuals;
  10. Development of annual program goals, including associated budgetary planning;
  11. And other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Current DHH (Deaf/Hard of Hearing) and/or BVI (Blind/Visually Impaired) MN Teacher License
  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience teaching within the fields for DHH and/or BVI; leadership experience in an educational setting preferred.
  3. In-depth understanding and application of MN special education Disability Criteria, Statute and Rule in the areas of DHH, BVI and DeafBlind.
  4. Ability to direct own activities, prioritize work responsibilities, and complete work in a timely manner, including progress reporting as requested by the Low Incidence Projects director/Director of Special Education
  5. Effective interpersonal communication and leadership skills in a variety of settings and situations; demonstrates ability to work positively and professionally with others
  6. Displays a comfort in public speaking to small and large audiences; has conference speaking and/or professional development presentation experience

Send cover letter, 3 letters of professional reference, and resume with vitae to: Dolly Carr dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Please direct questions concerning salary and benefits to: Ingrid Aasan Ingrid.aasan@metroecsu.org
Application deadline: June 14, 2018

Contact Information

Ingrid Aasan Ingrid.aasan@metroecsu.org
Dolly Carr dolly.carr@metroecsu.org


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