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Job Posting: Alternative Dispute Resolution Project Coordinator

Do you enjoy project management?  Do you want to help parents and educators throughout the state learn the skills to participate in IEP meetings? Do you have firsthand experience with current special education law?

Join a thriving non-profit as it carries out its mission to ensure all children, regardless of disability label, have access to a quality inclusive education that works for them.

Job Purpose

Plans, implements, and coordinates PEAK’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Project.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinates Alternative Dispute Resolution project activities by meeting programmatic requirements

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, and maintaining networks

  • Represents PEAK Parent Center positively to external stakeholders and upholds an impeccable sense of integrity

  • Delivers vetted curriculum to educators and families across the state

  • Serves as liaison with funders and designated groups to build relationships to contribute perspective on behalf of PEAK Parent Center as the project requires

  • Prepares project agendas and reports for management or funders as assigned

  • Ensures accurate & timely reporting of data collection for billing funders

  • Maintains project records

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required or 4 years equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of IDEA 2004, special and general education systems, early intervention, vocational rehabilitation and transition to include the IFSP/ IEP processes, conflict resolution skills, behavior supports, and special education supports and services which assure success for students with disabilities

  • Experience in facilitating meetings, trainings, and teaching vetted content

  • Experience co-facilitating/training adult learners with another trainer

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • 2-3 years related experience managing and coordinating projects

  • Organizational skills including tracking project expenses, project management, verbal communication, and process improvement

  • Ability to coordinate multiple activities, tasks, and meet deadlines

  • Experience in outreach and providing supports to families from diverse backgrounds and education levels

  • Proficiency with databases, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Google Drive

  • Strong commitment to work in a team environment

  • Strong leadership, active listening, and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed in fulfilling project activities

  • Demonstrated skill in maintaining confidentiality with parents and educators

Preferences

  • Has a child with a disability (ages birth to 26) who receives or has received special education services in a Colorado public school or is a self-advocate with a disability preferred

  • Bilingual (English and other language skills) preferred

Other Requirements

  • Has the ability to travel and to work long hours at conferences or events

  • Ability to periodically to travel to locations across Colorado for trainings

  • Must follow proper safety procedures when performing physical job tasks

  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned

Central Location: Colorado Springs Office: 917 E Moreno Avenue, Suite 140 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Hours:  Must be available during normal business hours 8-4:30 pm with occasional nights and weekends as the project dictates.  8-12 hours per week October-June 1st.

To apply, please submit the following via email to humanresources@peakparent.org

Applications are due 9/28/18 at 12 pm. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

No phone calls, please.