Job Description

Education Specialist

Requisition IDreq8854
Working TitleEducation Specialist
Position Grade11
Position Summary

The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. These centers, authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

CDD's Family Community Partnership Division has an Education Specialist opening in their School to Work Transition program. This position will develop and facilitate training and technical assistance to professionals serving youth with disabilities who are in transition from school to employment in New Mexico. The position will design and conduct adult learning classes, trainings, workshops and develop and present at conference events to school personnel, employment professionals working in the field. The position will develop training curriculum and training materials as well as design outreach and promotional materials for dissemination.

Regular statewide travel is required in this job, the selected candidate will need to maintain a valid Driver's license.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the resources and services available to youth with disabilities in NM
  • Ability to understand and interpret educational needs to develop training curriculum
  • Skills in group presentation and meeting facilitation
  • Knowledge of the best practice approaches to supporting youth with disabilities transitioning from school to work settings.
  • Understanding of adult learning principles.
Additional RequirementsState wide travel and valid drivers license required.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPediatrics Center for Development (997H)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2020
StatusExempt
Pay$2596.53 to $3894.80
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date5/13/2019
Application InstructionsTo be considered for this position.Complete the official application; be sure to include all prior work experience and hours worked per week. Attach your Current Resume; listing three former or current Supervisor References. Attach your Cover Letter that addresses our Preferred Qualifications. Incomplete Applications may not be considered.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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