Project Coordinator, Educational Rights Project

Posted by on January 17, 2011

Project Coordinator, Educational Rights Project

Part-time employee needed to coordinate PEAC’s Educational Rights Project, a collaborative initiative providing training and technical assistance to parents, educators, and universities.

Approximately 20 hours/week beginning January 2011 through June 2012, with the possibility of continued work afterward.

This position requires a unique individual with strengths in communication and organization and an interest in working with a diverse group of parents, individuals with disabilities, professionals, educators, and university personnel. Must be committed to creating schools where ALL students learn together in supportive inclusive educational environments.

* Believes in the benefit of inclusive education for ALL students with disabilities and supports the mission of PEAC.
* Ability to work a minimum of two business days each week in PEAC’s Philadelphia office and a minimum of two business days each week from home with internet access.
* Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
* Access to transportation and/or the ability to travel independently throughout project areas.
* Values collaboration and team work with demonstrated experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
* Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to use MOS, phone systems, printer/copier systems, LCD projectors, and other communications technology.
* Ability to develop, plan, and manage projects.
* Ability to work with website management systems and social networking sites.
* Ability to manage the work of volunteers and consultants.
* Ability to procure, manage, and organize supplies and files.
* Experience working with schools, higher education, education-related organizations, and/or people with disabilities and their families preferred, but not required.
* Experience with financial management preferred, but not required.
* Experience with grant writing/development and project management preferred, but not required.
* Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain operations of the Parent Consultant Network (PCN) in order to meet or exceed program and grant goals and objectives. Work with the Project Director and PEAC Board of Directors to plan for and implement activities of grant. Please refer to the Educational Rights Project and Parent Consultant Network sections of our website for more information.

1. Coordinate all PCN planning and training sessions, including all logistics, such as scheduling guest speakers and facilities, preparing training materials, tracking confirmations, conducting project activities and evaluations, and facilitating any follow-up.
2. Support and facilitate Project Advisory Committee meetings (twice annually), including any additional planning or subcommittee meetings.
3. Maintain project databases, such as contact list and evaluation/activity tracking database.
4. Support preparation and development of training curriculums.
5. Develop and implement regular outreach and program promotion, including: news releases, flyers, media coverage, telemarketing, correspondence, etc.
6. Compile and organize project data and evaluation information to prepare quarterly reports to the DD Council and bi-monthly reports to the Board of Directors.
7. Contribute to management of financial records and project budget.
8. Contribute to management of website including updates to content and applications.
9. Other relevant duties as determined by Project Director.

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Diane Perry, PEAC President, by January 14, 2011 for consideration. Please submit to:

The Cast Iron Building
718 Arch Street, 6N
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Attention:  Diane Perry


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