Job Opportunity: Coordinator, Regional Program – GURC Austin

Coordinator, Regional Program – GURC

Grant Funded through 9/30/2016

Job #1205003

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Closing Date: 06/15/2012

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POSITION INFORMATION (see full details at website, see link below)

Location: Riverside

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Position Focus: Unknown

Salary: $3,174-$3,968/Monthly

FLSA Status: Exempt

Criminal Background Check: Pre-employment criminal background checks
are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment
urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates
considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.


In collaboration with Gallaudet University’s Center for Continuing
Studies, the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and other
Gallaudet University departments, initiate, plan, organize and
implement projects across the region in support of Gallaudet
University’s strategic plan, including conferences, training, and
courses to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing people, their
families, and professionals who serve them.  Coordinate identified
Southwest Region programs through a complete development cycle from
project definition to development, dissemination, and evaluation.
Coordinate the process for determining project goals, budgets, and time
lines, in collaboration with other stakeholders. Â Prepare project
communications including regular status updates.


Director of Gallaudet University Regional Center


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other
duties may be assigned.

1. Assist the director of the Regional Center in developing a long
range strategic plan in collaboration Gallaudet Universitys Center
for Continuing, the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and
other Gallaudet University Departments to serve the Southwestern
states; by developing a communication network of professionals in the
field of deaf education, developing a network of educational services
to deaf and hard of hearing students, and developing a network of
professionals in deaf and hard of hearing related fields. Initiates and
maintains contacts and resources from identified states within the
region; actively pursues collaborative opportunities. Identify and
respond to training needs and requests throughout the region including
identifying presenters, coordinating logistics, recommending budget
guidelines for Regional Center sponsored activities.

2. Utilizes technology in all aspects of the work, including the
development and maintenance of networks; e.g. websites, online
communities, video conferencing.

3. Remain abreast of current trends and issues in education,
rehabilitation, culture, and linguistics as they relate to deaf and
hard of hearing individuals; including best practices and promising
practices in the education of deaf and hard of hearing students of all
age levels, evaluation of training, instructional systems design,
performance improvement, relevant technology, principles of adult
learning, and effective practices in staff development. Provides input
and review on deaf education efforts whenever necessary.

4. Develop professional networks across the region. Actively pursue
collaborative opportunities, identify and respond to training needs and
requests throughout the region. Be proactive in creating new
opportunities for Gallaudet University to have an impact in the region.
Handle multiple projects simultaneously. Support the GURC’s public
relations role, representing Gallaudet University and providing
information about the academic, service and support programs at the
University as well as all training, publications, outreach,
partnership, enrollment, and recruitment initiatives. Assist with
other GURC activities as assigned.

5. Assist with traveling (cities in Texas and the rest of 7 states in
the region), plans, organization and implementation of workshops,
conferences and seminars. Handle significant issues and projects on
behalf of the Regional Center by organizing and executing the work
involved, dealing extensively with key individuals on a local, state,
regional, and national level. Provides direct services to constituents,
including training and technical assistance related to professional
development and lifelong learning needs of deaf and hard of hearing
people, their families, and the professionals who work with them,
through workshops, training programs, conferences, extension courses,
professional studies courses, online classes, cultural arts and special

6. Assist with the efforts of the Gallaudet University Regional Center
to meet contract objectives. Assist in the preparation of reports and
activity documentation.

7. Supports the Regional Center’s public relations role by regularly
sharing information about all aspects of Gallaudet University programs
and initiatives with contacts throughout the region. Remains well
informed about the academic, service and support programs at Gallaudet
University and all training, publications, outreach, partnership,
enrollment, and recruitment initiatives underway.

8. Supports the mission of Gallaudet University and Austin Community
College, as well as the unique partnership represented by the role and
function of the Regional Center. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the
University and the College.

9. Serve on institutional committees. Serve on local, state, regional
or national committees and perform other duties as assigned.


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate,
with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions
of the job can be performed.


* ACC and AISD operations and software programs.
* Career and technical education.
* Administrative support services and operations.
* Processes for planning and implementing professional development.
* Program documentation, data collection and reporting.
* Educational institutions.
* Knowledge of event planning and coordinating processes.
* Personal computer hardware and software such as MS Office, MS Windows
*Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships


Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate,
with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions
of the job can be performed.


* Exhibits well-developed professional skills, articulation and poise
in all forms of communication and in working with colleagues and the
* Demonstrates the ability to work independently, and initiating and
managing short- and long-term projects.
* Understands Deaf culture and its community.
* Knows how to use Video Phone and Video Relay Services.
* Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).
* Demonstrated ability to form partnerships and working collaborations
with a diverse group of people including professionals in education,
rehabilitation, culture, psycho-social, linguistic and legal areas,
parents and members of the deaf community.
* Demonstrated the ability to communicate clearly and effectively
across great distances utilizing a variety of media.
* Ability to work in a standard office environment and remote
* Ability to travel to locations throughout the nation.
* Maintaining an established work schedule, including some evenings and
* Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including
tact and diplomacy.
* Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention
to detail and follow through.



Demonstrated proficiency an intermediate level using standard office
software programs.


Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds

Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling,
pushing and pulling
Work is normally performed in an office environment.



Two years of work experience in deaf education, rehabilitation or
related field.


Two years of program coordination experience in deaf education,
rehabilitation or related field.



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution


Master’s degree from an accredited institution in deaf education,
rehabilitation or related field.



This position is grant funded on an annual basis by Gallaudet
University’s College of Professional Studies and Outreach. Gallaudet
University Regional Center serves the Southwest states of Arizona,
Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.
Under general supervision of the Director of Gallaudet University
Regional Center, to develop collaborative relationships with
educational programs and professionals in deaf and hard of hearing
related fields throughout the Southwestern region in keeping with the
mission of the Regional Center.The Gallaudet Regional Center has been
located at Austin Community College – Riverside Campus. This position
commences as soon as possible and the contract period lasts through
September 30, 2011. This is a specially funded program and continuance
in this position beyond September 30, 2011will be dependant upon the
satisfactory performance and the availability of federal funding for
this program. Funding is received from Gallaudet.


Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions
and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others
from engaging in unsafe practices.
ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time
and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical
benefits effective the first of the month after their first 90 days of
employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and
long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the
Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate
in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program
required by Federal law.

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