NOW HIRING: Part-Time Family Engagement Coordinator

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School

Announces Employment Opportunity:

Part-Time Family Engagement Coordinator


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Send resume, copy of licensure, and unofficial transcripts to: Human Resources; IESBVI; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd; Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Or by email to: jenny.lidgett@iaedb.org

Additional information and job posting available at http://www.iowa-braille.k12.ia.us/


This position supports the work of the DeafBlind Project. Applications will be accepted beginning
immediately.

Primary Function:

Under supervision of the DeafBlind Project, the Family Engagement Coordinator provides leadership to families in developing plans for the well-being and future needs of students with deafblindness in the State of Iowa. Assists families with accessing programs and resources to meet identified needs. Collaborates with state and national organizations including the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB), IESBVI, ASK Resource Center and the medical community to support Deafblind Project initiatives.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develops and implements effective family involvement strategies and activities to empower students and their families.
  2. Participates in local events and National Family Mastermind meetings with other families of children who are deafblind.
  3. Plans, executes, and reflects on family events and workshops/trainings based on family needs.
  4. Develops annual family survey, collects and analyzes data to drive Deafblind Project initiatives.
  5. Collaborates with state and national organizations including the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB),
    National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB), IESBVI, ASK Resource Center, Deafblind Advisory Committee
    (DBAC) and the medical community to promote the needs of Project families and support ongoing state and
    national initiatives.
  6. Develops and implements with the Project coordinator a communication plan to welcome the families of newly
    identified children with deafblindness and shares resources as needed.
  7. Maintains the social media accounts of the Deafblind Project by posting new content, following relevant pages, and
    tracking engagement.
  8. Assists individual families to access and utilize community resources.
  9. Assists with the grant writing process, as well as inputting student and family information into a database.
  10. Supports and contributes to the development of the agency’s strategic plan, policies and procedures.
  11. Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, education or related field plus knowledge of community resources and the K-12 education system required.
  • Experience using a computer, database and general office equipment required.
  • The ability to travel regularly throughout the state and occasionally out of state, including some overnights is also required.
  • Experience with grant writing and reporting preferred. Experience working with children with special needs also preferred.

Pay: $27.49/ hour, no benefits.

Work Schedule: This is a very part-time position, with no more than 10 hours of work a week. Times of work are flexible to allow for accomplishing tasks. Some trainings and family events scheduled for Saturdays; other work and collaboration meetings scheduled during traditional (Monday through Friday) workday hours.


Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School is an Equal
Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. A Board of Regents, State of Iowa Program.