IHE Program Employment

In Georgia

Open Position at Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
Transition Specialist
Under limited supervision, coordinates all necessary research, administrative, and programmatic support related to inclusive postsecondary education, k-12 education, and transition. Responsible for assisting the staff and Council in activities such as supporting grant and project development and implementation e.g. conducting research for policy analysis, providing technical assistance to contractors, assisting in contract budget monitoring and data analysis; fielding consumer calls; and attendance and/or participation in public meetings and forums. Requires knowledge of similar program operations, policies, and procedures. This position requires some travel and occasional weekend meetings.

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In Tennessee

Open Position at Lipscomb University IDEAL
Lipscomb University is seeking a Program Manager/Employment Specialist for our IDEAL (Igniting the Dream of Education and Access at Lipscomb) program. IDEAL is a Postsecondary education program for students with Intellectual Disabilities. The IDEAL program has the ultimate goal of graduating individuals with improved independent social, communication, and vocational skills who will be prepared to work in a preferred job setting. IDEAL students participate fully in the college environment while taking two classes a semester, participating in extracurricular activities, and taking specially-designed employment skills classes. There is an emphasis on job skills through on-campus and off-campus jobs. Ideally, students will leave Lipscomb with a job in place and will be prepared to live and work independently.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Teach IDEAL employment and social skills classes
-Work with IDEAL students to promote employability skills through direct instruction, modeling, and on-site training
-Observe and collect data at job sites
-Provide training and support to staff and student job coaches

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Open Position at Union EDGE

Job Summary

This is an on-campus, live-in position responsible for assisting the Program Director in the day-to-day coordination of Union EDGE students and their daily schedules. The Assistant Director is generally expected to maintain an appropriate and reasonable level of availability to students, within his/her designated living area. The role often requires availability during evening and weekend hours.

Reports to: Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning for the School of Education; Director of the Union EDGE Program
Supervises: Graduate Assistant(s) in the EDGE Program

Essential Job Functions

1. Assist the Union EDGE students with class selection and registration, including the use of registration programs at the University.
2. Work with each Union EDGE student to create a daily schedule according to his/her individualized program of study.
3. Provide guidance and assistance to EDGE students regarding life skills, study habits, and interpersonal skills. Be available to respond to student needs as required, including evenings and weekends.
4. Work with faculty to develop accommodations, modifications, and learning plans for Union EDGE students.
5. Teach a Cooking Lab or Life Skill course each semester.
6. Conduct weekly meetings, or as needed with students, to discuss employment strengths and weaknesses.
7. Serve as employment coordinator for student internships and externships.
8. Other projects and duties as assigned by the Program Director.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, or related field and two to four (2 – 4) years of demonstrated, relevant teaching/counseling experience is required. An appropriate combination of education and experience using comparable knowledge and skills will be considered.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union University’s Identity, Mission and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: educational programs and approaches for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and special student groups; best practices for EDGE Program administration.

Skills in: curriculum planning and development for students with intellectual disabilities, organization

Ability to: communicate and work collaboratively with all members of student families and community service agencies for the advancement of the EDGE Program; deal effectively with a myriad of University constituents; carry out liaison and advocacy components of the delivery of the EDGE Program with faculty and staff.
Physical Requirements

The work performed by this position is of a general office/administrative nature. It requires the ability to operate a computer, and communicate on the telephone and in writing. Work performed does require some walking on campus, extended periods of time sitting, and some daily instances of bending, stooping, and carrying items up to 25 pounds.

The above description is not intended to be an “all-inclusive” list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described nor are they intended to be a complete listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. The incumbent in this position is expected to perform other duties as assigned.

Contact:  Jennifer Graves at jgraves@uu.edu

Open Position at Next Steps at Vanderbilt

Position: Educational Consultant – Career Development Director – Peabody Special Education – 1800166

Job Function:
The Career Development Director will lead the employment components of Vanderbilt’s inclusive higher education program, Next Steps at Vanderbilt. We are looking for an innovative and driven leader to guide the implementation and continued development of all employment-related activities that comprise a core element of our nationally recognized program. Next Steps at Vanderbilt (www.vu.edu/nextsteps) supports a four-year college experience for young adults with intellectual disability (ages 18-26), which includes involvement in classes, student organizations, campus life, internships, and paid employment. We strive to provide each of our students with the skills, experiences, aspirations, and linkages needed to obtain competitive employment and launch a personally meaningful career.

To apply: Visit the Vanderbilt University Jobs Webpage and search “1800166.”