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There is one job position available at this time:

Program Specialist: Family Engagement Coordinator-DeafBlind

Job Description:

The individual occupying the position of Program Specialist: Family Engagement Coordinator-DeafBlind will become part of a team providing support for our Special Education Programs, including the Minnesota Low Incidence Projects and the MN DeafBlind Project.  Minnesotat DeafBlind logo

This position is for 182 days per year (equivalent to 70% or .7 FTE*) Start date: flexible time summer 2019 and regular hours beginning September 2019.
*This position is grant-funded and is available provided funds are secured each grant period. 

The activities of this position will include:

  • Develop and implement effective family involvement strategies and activities to empower students and their families within the scope of the grants.
  • Plan, execute, and reflect on family events and workshops/trainings based on family needs.
  • Collect and analyze annual family needs data to drive Project and other grant initiatives.
  • Collaborate with state and national organizations including the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB), DeafBlind Services Minnesota (DBSM), and other state agencies to promote the needs of Project families and support ongoing state and national initiatives related to the work of the grants.
  • Develop and implement a communication plan to welcome the families of newly identified children with deafblindness and share resources as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Statewide DeafBlind Specialist with various initiatives/trainings (technical assistance, advisory board, statewide community of practice, intervener training, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the Grant Program Manager with various projects (child count, budgets, grant reporting, etc.)
  • Provide stakeholders with accessible materials, presentations and resources.
  • Facilitate and operate virtual meeting technology.
  • Provide Project support as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • High school diploma, required; college degree preferred.
  • Personal/Familial relationship with someone who is DeafBlind is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of deafblindness.
  • Knowledge of community resources and the K-12 educational system, including special education.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, may include some evenings and weekends.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Internet browsers, data base management and office machines (making copies, printing and scanning documents, etc.)
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn: virtual meeting technology, print material accessibility, meeting accessibility resources.
  • Engage in in-state and out-of-state travel, as required.
  • Ability to successfully work with culturally diverse staff and clients.
  • Detail oriented and have strong organization skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal daily supervision and guidance.
  • Ability to prioritize work responsibilities and complete work in a timely manner.
  • Work positively and professionally within a team setting and with other staff.
  • Provide friendly, responsive service to Metro ECSU clients and collaborators.

Send cover letter, 3 letters of professional reference and resume to: Dolly Carr dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Please direct questions concerning salary and benefits to:  Ingrid Aasan ingrid.aasan@metroecsu.org
Application deadline: April 12, 2019

Metro Educational Service Cooperative is a an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Information

Ingrid Aasan, Director of Special Education
612 638-1517ingrid.aasan@metroecsu.org

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