$60,000 - $70,000 (Commensurate with Experience)
The Institute for Educational Leadership’s (IEL) mission is to strengthen and bring together diverse leaders and constituencies to improve outcomes for children and youth. In recognition of the need for substantial improvements in workforce preparation systems in this country, IEL established the Center for Workforce Development in 1991. CWD focuses on helping leaders in both the public and private sectors build bridges that connect individuals with both learning institutions and the workplace. The focus is on the ties that link the worker, the school or training institutions, and the workplace together—ties that promote the types of learning organizations needed to increase the overall productivity of the nation's workforce.
CWD's operational approach is collaboration with other organizations because no one organization has the capacity to have the full range of knowledge and expertise necessary to address these issues. Building bridges requires networking and knowledge of how different stakeholders and systems interact with one another. CWD is dedicated to helping build those bridges to create a more coherent workforce development system in the United States.
IEL/CWD’s work is built on helping meet the needs of all youth and improving the knowledge, skills and abilities of youth service professionals. IEL/CWD's recent work has been disability-related and includes the creation and operation of the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth); developing and operating the youth-led National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth (NCLD/Youth); creating and implementing the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) and the Right Turn Transition Initiative; and now the recent award of the Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC)
IEL/CWD has been awarded a multi-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to serve as a national technical assistance center (TAC). The Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center (VR-Y-TAC) is tasked with creating a holistic training and technical assistance approach that will help State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (SVRAs) to: increase the number of referrals and applications of youth with disabilities to SVRAs, increase the number of youth with disabilities served by SVRAs, increase the number of youth served by SVRAs who engage in post-secondary education and training that leads to attainment of credentials needed for employment in high demand occupations, increase the number of youth served by SVRAs who obtain competitive integrated employment as well as to help SVRAs develop and sustain cross-partnership work, and to help SVRA personnel increase their professional competencies around working with youth.
The TA Liaison will serve as a direct contact for State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (SVRAs), who are seeking assistance to improve their service delivery to transition age youth, with a particular emphasis in serving youth who are not engaged in comprehensive special educations services, such as students with 504 plans and other “potentially eligible” students; other system-connected youth, such as foster care, juvenile justice, homeless and runaway; and, other disconnected, hard to serve and/or at-risk youth populations. This position will serve under the direction and/or guidance of the Project Director and the Principal Investigator. The TA Liaison will manage the technical assistance and training needs of SVRAs through direct contact, providing support via one-on-one discussions, webinars, Communities of Practice (CoPs), office hours and web-based resources and training.
Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Carly Fahey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: This position will require extensive travel across the United States. It is not a requirement that the candidate reside in the Washington, D.C. area.
IEL is an equal opportunity employer.