MSU’s Rehabilitation Counseling programs are partnering with the Michigan Rehabilitation Services to create new pathways for individuals with disabilities from marginalized groups—particularly those from underrepresented racial groups—to pursue high-demand careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine, entitled Project STEMM UP.
We are seeking an Intervention/Curriculum Outreach Specialist to join the team and contribute to a U.S. Department of Education funded multi-year, multi-site project, starting August 2022. The project team includes Dr. Connie Sung, principal investigator, Dr. Gloria Lee, co-principal investigator, Drs. Hung Jen Kuo, Emre Umucu, Beatrice Lee, co-investigators, staff researchers, postdoctoral research associates, operational staff, affiliated faculty, and graduate assistants. This position will be renewed annually and can be renewed for up to 5 years.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture our team endeavors to cultivate. This includes providing opportunities and access for all people which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background.
Duties and responsibilities:
Identifying relevant curriculum and intervention materials from various creditable resources to create age-appropriate and client-appropriate STEMM-UP materials;
Leading the development, adaptation, refinement and implementation of curriculum and intervention materials that are appropriate for the population and STEMM-UP fields;
Reaching out to the community and business partners to solicit input and feedback throughout the curriculum/intervention development, adaptation, refinement and implementation process;
Ensuring intervention/curriculum materials are research-based practices;
Working with the team to come up with approaches/strategies to best disseminate and implement the curriculum and intervention materials;
Collaborating with different groups of individuals, including project directors, investigators, staff researchers, postdoctoral research associates, operational staff, affiliated faculty, graduate assistants, and community stakeholders (rehabilitation counselors, individuals with disabilities and families, and employers);
Attending regular meetings to keep up-to-date of the overall flow of the project;
Providing training and mentoring to project staff and graduate assistants in development, adaptation, refinement and implementation of the interventions;
Performing related work as assigned and appropriate based on the specific interests and expertise of the selected candidate.
The Curriculum/Intervention Outreach Specialist Position will lead the development, adaptation, refinement, implementation and dissemination of the curriculum and intervention materials. We are seeking a person who is excited to be a member of an interdisciplinary, dynamic and motivated group, and who is driven by a desire to produce high-quality and practical products aimed at driving improvements for individuals with disabilities. The position, which include benefits, is fixed term annual, 100% time position beginning August 1, 2022 with the potential for renewals in the College of Education.
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Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Masters -Rehabilitation, counseling, psychology
Doctorate -Rehabilitation, counseling, psychology
A master’s degree in rehabilitation, counseling, psychology, disability studies, education, allied health, social work, social science or related field;
2-3 years of professional experience in curriculum/intervention development and design;
Have content expertise in the areas of career counseling and individuals with disabilities (career counseling, career assessment, social skills, disability benefits, advocacy, mentorship, impression management, positive psychology)
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products;
Highly motivated, self-directed and attention to detail;
Have strong organizational, management and problem solving skills;
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with internal and external team members;
Ability to manage multiple project tasks and competing priorities while maintaining flexibility;
Willing to travel across the state and be flexible with working hours.
Knowledge or interest in partner-orientated rehabilitation research;
Experience working in career counseling and related areas;
Experience working with individuals with disabilities from marginalized groups (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities/low socio-economic status/rural areas);
Proficient in identifying relevant materials for specific curriculum/intervention development;
Experience in using web-based platform and technology for intervention delivery.
Required Application Materials
Interested candidates should send: 1) a letter of application stating qualifications for and reasons for interest in this position; 2) current resume or curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information for three references.
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Applicants must apply online at: http://careers.msu.edu. Please reference posting 765890. Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled. Questions can be directed to Shannon Aydukovic at email@example.com or 517-432-9101.
The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (CEPSE) at Michigan State University is committed to the study of human learning and development across the life span. CEPSE faculty and students bring an important array of conceptual, technical and therapeutic perspectives to the study of learning in a wide variety of contexts.
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