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This position supports the Center for Neurodiversity, the Office of Accessibility Services and the Autism PATH program. The Program Coordinator will provide assistance to the Faculty Director of the Center for Neurodiversity in implementing all aspects of the Center’s mission and will work closely with Accessibility Services (https://sites.rowan.edu/accessibilityservices/index.html) and the Autism PATH program (https://sites.rowan.edu/path/) (assisting students and alumni with career preparation) to promote educational opportunities and support services.
Center for Neurodiversity:
The Center for Neurodiversity provides programming, events, research and community engagement that prioritize and value neurodiversity culture and identity. The Center for Neurodiversity defines neurodiversity as the full range of variations in cognition, learning, behavior and socialization that exists within the population, and views neurodivergence as diversity along with any other human variation such as race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. We also understand that neurodiversity is linked to both difference and disability.
Assists the Director(s) that oversee the Center for Neurodiversity, Office of Accessibility Services, and PATH Program as follows:
Facilitate collaboration and coordinate initiatives among the Center for Neurodiversity, Office of Accessibility Services, and PATH Program aligned with missioning and visioning
Oversee multiple project initiatives
Develop, recommend and administer procedures and processes in support of operations
Serve as point person in the Director(s) absence; support responses to student, faculty and staff email, phone and face to-face inquiries, and communicate with Director(s) daily
Regularly update Center website for content and accessibility (e.g. use of Cascade, Adobe accessibility check, alt text, creative common images, etc.)
Maintain social media presence in alignment with missioning and visioning; promote programming and events within the Rowan community and with the external community
Develop accessible brochures, flyers and marketing materials (e.g., accessible pdfs, attention to contrast, hyperlinks, etc.)
Process Center budget (e.g. purchasing, invoices, payments, donations, allocation of resources, etc.)
Manage grant programming (e.g. maintaining application processes, accountability procedures, compliance, grant records, etc.)
Convene steering committees and establish project work teams related to student programming, faculty and staff programming, research and grants and community engagement
Attend, participate and contribute in/on a variety of meetings, committees and groups; support formation of agendas, prepare materials, take minutes and follow up with participants on action items and deliverables
Establish and maintain databases of event participants, Center users, faculty collaborations, advisory board members, steering committee members, etc.
Serve as a Center liaison across Rowan affiliated campuses and medical schools, maintain contacts and positive relationships with students, faculty and staff
Prepare, review and interpret a variety of reports, forms and presentations as requested
Oversees details of program and event planning and assessment
Support the team in research and/or grant related survey development, entry, data collection and analysis (e.g. use of Qualtrics)
Perform other duties as required
*Neurodivergent applicants encouraged to apply.
Program management experience
Knowledge of Rowan University highly desirable
Knowledge of Rowan University Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Division of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with neurodivergent and diverse student populations including: underrepresented students, students with disabilities, students of color
Demonstrated attention to detail, organization skills, and strong work ethic
Strong oral and written communication skills
Technology skills; proficiency with Adobe, Canvas, Cascade, Qualtrics, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, video conferencing, etc.
Strong time management skills
Sensitivity to and awareness of a diverse student population
Ability to communicate effectively and interact tactfully with all levels of the college staff, students and community partners
Enthusiastic attitude, optimistic, and team-oriented
A Master’s Degree is required in Counseling, Inclusive Education, Higher Education or related area
Two (2) years of professional experience required (one to three years experience working with neurodivergent and diverse student populations is preferred).
Rowan University celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, (dis)ability status, military status, and other NJ protected classes. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment as required by Title IX. Rowan is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with (dis)abilities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Christy Mroz, Administrative Assistant, OEE@rowan.edu, 856-256-5494. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.
Note: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
Rowan University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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