Education Consultant Job at The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

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  • The University of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque, NM

Job Description

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. The CDD Early Childhood Network (ECN) seeks a candidate for the role of Education Consultant to deliver specialized education, training, technical advice, and consultation on current best practices for services delivered through the New Mexico Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C system. This position supports the statewide professional development for early intervention educators and interdisciplinary professionals working to implement IDEA Part C, equivalent to educators working in preschool classrooms under IDEA Part B. ECN has worked in partnership with IDEA state leads for over thirty years. The person hired for this position will collaborate with state leaders to perform educational needs assessment and a review of state and national resources available to maintain, develop, and implement a system of professional development to teach, educate and train early intervention educators and interdisciplinary professionals. They will provide group and/or individualized specialized education, training, technical advice and consultation on current best practices in early intervention either in-person or virtually through a variety of formats. The ideal candidate for this position has a background and experience in early childhood education, early intervention and interdisciplinary practices. They are knowledgeable about IDEA Part C, family-centered practices and caregiver coaching. They are knowledgeable on the developmental needs of young children, evaluation, assessment, individualized planning, early childhood outcomes, transition, and other critical aspects of service delivery to support the educational needs of young children and their families. The candidate will work in collaboration with early intervention, school districts, and early childhood partners. They will participate in state and regional interagency meetings, advisory boards, committees, workgroups, and strategic planning efforts in support of education and early childhood outcomes for children with disabilities/developmental delays and their families. They will serve as a Transition Coach for community based early intervention and public school transition teams. We are looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic about improving early intervention practices and early childhood education outcomes. They will have the ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. They will be skilled in organizing resources, establishing priorities, and working efficiently. They will have strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies from diverse communities throughout New Mexico. They will have the ability to be flexible with shifting priorities. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and encourage all applications.This position is based in the Albuquerque CDD office and requires occasional statewide travel including overnight stays, and participation in reflective practice study. May require discipline-specific licensure and/or professional certification, as specified by the department in the preferences. Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement. 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 **Be sure to address our preferred qualifications listed below in your cover letter** Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, or a related field with emphasis on early childhood development and specialized instruction. Experience working in an early intervention system delivering and/or having oversight of family-centered, relationship-based, interdisciplinary services for young children and their families; teaching, educating and delivering training, technical advice, and consultation in-person and virtually for a wide range of constituencies from diverse communities; working in collaboration with advisory groups, committees, workgroups, and early childhood partners. Knowledge of Individual Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C, governing services for young children with developmental delays and/or disabilities and their families including evaluation, assessment, individualized planning, specialized instruction, natural environments, early childhood outcomes, transition and other critical aspects of service delivery; current best practice in early intervention, family-centered practice, family capacity building, caregiver and practice-based coaching. Ability to perform educational needs assessments and a review of state and national resources to support the workforce. Additional Requirements Campus Department Employment Type Employment Type Staff Staff Type Staff Type Term - Full-Time Term End Date Term End Date 06/30/2025 Status Status Exempt Pay Pay Monthly: $3,955.47 to $5,555.33 Benefits Eligible Benefits Eligible This 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 Statement ERB Statement As a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid. Background Check Required Yes For Best Consideration Date For Best Consideration Date 5/14/2024 Eligible for Remote Work Eligible for Remote Work No Eligible for Remote Work Statement Application Instructions Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION: 1) Complete the official UNMJOBS application; you must include all prior work experience and # of hours worked per week. 2) Attach your Current Resume; listing three Supervisor References. 3) Attach your Cover Letter that addresses our Preferred Qualifications. 4) Incomplete Applications may not be considered. Application Instructions Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION: 1) Complete the official UNMJOBS application; you must include all prior work experience and # of hours worked per week. 2) Attach your Current Resume; listing three Supervisor References. 3) Attach your Cover Letter that addresses our Preferred Qualifications. 4) Incomplete Applications may not be considered. 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. The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit . Refer to for a definition of Regular Staff. Requesting an Accommodation Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouragedto apply. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and University of New Mexico policy, ifyou have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in orderto apply for a position with the University of New Mexico, or if you cannotuse the online application system, please contact Human Resources at hrpr@unm.edu (505) 277-4777 for assistance with the application process. The University of New Mexico is an affirmative action, equal opportunityemployer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status,disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to hiring andretaining a diverse workforce and are dedicated to the goal of buildingan inclusive and pluralistic faculty and staff. We are committed to teachingand working in a multicultural environment. Visit the links below for moreinformation regarding our commitment to affirmative action and equal opportunity:Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action at the Universityof New Mexico Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW. Visit the links below for more information regarding our commitment to affirmative action and equal opportunity: #J-18808-Ljbffr

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