Associate Program Director
- Posted: over a month ago
The Social Creativity Associate Program Director will develop, create, and grow social and vocational
programming for youth and adults with autism by collaborating with other Easterseals Central Texas
employment, rehabilitative, and social programs as well as community programs and partners
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Develop and implement activities to achieve the Greenleaf NCC Goals towards independent living:
a. Employment: extensive job-skills training and job placement experience
b. Education: traditional academic courses integrated with vocational, creative, and social-skills training
c. Community Connections: individual and family inclusion of community programs, including recreational activities, social club memberships, and other wellness opportunities
2. Develop and implement community arts and educational programming for youth/young adults with autism.
3. Build collaborations with other organizations and community partners to provide holistic opportunities and resources for youth/young adults with autism and their families.
4. Develop and implement evaluative tools to measure program success.
5. Manage and cultivate resources, tools, and materials for organization in supporting youth and young adults with disabilities
6. Coordinate and host family events, workshops, and meetings.
7. Coordinate with other easterseals Central Texas programs to provide additional services and resources, including parenting groups and employment services.
8. Engage teams of volunteers and students and provide on-site support that can lead to a trained future workforce of professionals to serve individuals with disabilities.
9. Position includes providing exceptional customer service to past, current, and future community members (clients) and their families; funders/donors; coworkers; board members; community partners; and, any individual benefiting from the program
10. Work with different departments to ensure smooth office operations, assist in company programs and events, and optimize key people operations processes to ensure a high level of integrity when handling data and confidential information.
11. Maintain organized community member (client) records for grant reporting and compliance
12. Assists in the development of new methods, procedures and/or processes to increase efficiency and to improve service delivery, production, equipment performance, scheduling and quality control.
13. Must be well organized and systematic in work processes, possess excellent communications and collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively with groups and in the conduct of meetings.
14. Serve as a culture ambassador for Easterseals
15. Uphold and nurture an environment of direct, timely, and honest communication.
16. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice
This individual may supervise other staff members.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Knowledge of Organization’s mission, vision and goals and execution of policies and procedures.
2. Strong organizational, administration, presentation, project management, and communication skills (both verbal and written) with excellent interpersonal skills.
3. Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality, integrity and ethical practice.
4. Great organizational skills with exceptional follow through and attention to details.
5. Proven ability to develop strong professional business and client relationships.
6. Must be well organized and able to work independently.
7. Strategic, structured and human-centered in your approach.
8. Demonstrate strong customer service skills.
9. Outstanding interpersonal communication skills with an outgoing demeanor.
10. Minimum of 2 years office experience.
11. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint).
12. Complete assignments in a timely manner.
13. Ability to work a flexible schedule.
14. Able to work effectively with all levels throughout the organization including C-level management.
15. Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee can successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to listen and communicate effectively. This position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to place or remove files and access file cabinets. Constantly operates a computer and other office equipment, such as a computer, copy machines, phones, fax machines and other office machinery. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are typically Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. Frequent weekday evening and occasional weekend work may be necessary to fulfill position responsibilities. Flexibility is required as job duties demand.
Travel may be required.
Required Education and Experience
1. A bachelor's degree or three years of equivalent job-related experience; Master’s degree preferred.
2. 5 years of experience teaching youth with disabilities
3. Proven experience in service delivery and program development; experience with inclusive program development is preferred 4. At least 3 year’s experience in customer service or administrative support preferred
5. Experience working with people with autism is required. The ability to appropriately interact with people of all abilities is also required.
6. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Easterseals provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We are an EEO employer committed to diversity, M/F/D/V
Mission: To change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.
Easterseals Central Texas began in 1937 as the Texas Society for Crippled Children. In 1949, a small building was dedicated as the Austin Cerebral Palsy Center serving a small population of Central Texas residents. Almost twenty years later, it became the Capital Area Rehabilitation Center, expanding its services, programs and persons served. Today, services are focused into multiple areas of care that create successful outcomes for clients from birth to advanced age.
Easterseals Central Texas joined The Fedcap Group in 2018.
In 1935, Fedcap Rehabilitation Services was founded by three men in NYC who had sustained injuries in WWI and literally changed the world for people with physical disabilities. It now provides an array of services to youth and adults helping thousands each year graduate from high school, obtain vocational certification or a college degree, become work ready, obtain meaningful employment and achieve long term economic well-being.
Renamed The Fedcap Group in 2018, Fedcap Rehabilitation Services continues to be a trailblazer in providing opportunities for people with challenges and disabilities and their families.
Fedcap Rehabilitation ServicesWhy Work Here?
Work for an organization that helps individuals achieve success in education and employment and become self-sufficient adults.
Mission: To create opportunities for people with barriers to economic well-being. In 1935, Fedcap Rehabilitation Services was founded by three men in NYC who had sustained injuries in WWI and literally changed the world for people with physical disabilities. It now provides an array of services to youth and adults helping thousands each year graduate from high school, obtain vocational certification or a college degree, become work ready, obtain meaningful employment and achieve long term economic well-being. Renamed The Fedcap Group in 2018, Fedcap Rehabilitation Services continues to be a trailblazer in providing opportunities for people with challenges and disabilities and their families.