Partners Resource Network – TEAM Project
Regional Coordinators for Regions 1 and 20

Positions Available:

  • Full‐time (40 hours) Regional Coordinator serving Region 20 (preferably to be based in Eagle Pass, TX in order to serve Uvalde, Frio, Zavala, Dimmit, La Salle, and Kinney counties)
  • Part‐time (20 hours) Regional Coordinator serving Region 1 – Rio Grande Valley (preferably to be based in Laredo, TX in order to serve Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg, Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy, and Cameron counties)

Submit Letter of Interest and Resume to: Alejandra Barger| TEAM Project Director, prnteamjobs@gmail.com

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Regional Coordinator position will serve as the area representative for the project. He/She will also serve as a liaison between communities and the Project, and as the primary contact for the TEA Regional Education Service Centers, LEAs, and other stakeholders. The position will be responsible for information dissemination and training, community development, identification of resources to outreach underserved populations. The position will report directly to the Project Director.

SPECIFICATIONS, DUTIES, AND ACTIVITIES

1. Arrange, develop, and facilitate a series of training programs in the service area for parents, service providers, and interested community members.
2. Respond to local requests for information concerning referral sources, technical assistance, and parent‐to‐ parent support groups.
3. Distribute promotional literature across the region (i.e. newsletters, brochures, flyers, and factsheets).
4. Conduct outreach to underserved families, homeless parents, parents of children in the juvenile justice system, and military families within the area.
5. Recruit and support the participation of parents, professionals, and significant others in community coalitions and facilitate their completion of needs assessment and action plans.
6. Collaborate with Education Service Centers, Independent School Districts and Early Childhood Intervention Service personnel.
7. Network and form partnerships with key agencies and organizations.
8. Submit timely reports concerning the progress toward and completion of individual Project goals and objectives.
9. Participate in data collection, reporting, evaluation, and public awareness.
10. Participate in the staff training activities of the Project such as: monthly virtual conference calls, yearly in‐ person staff meetings, and conference.
11. Assist parents with crisis management, leadership development and systems advocacy.
12. Assist in statewide activities of the Project, including but not limited to conference, development of publications and materials, and public awareness.
13. Utilize a variety of formats for training purposes: in person PowerPoint based presentations, Facebook Live videos and/or Zoom videoconferencing for meetings/webinars.
14. Participate in other activities of the Project as required or as assigned by the Project Director.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1. Education: A minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent.
2. Experience: Demonstrate at least two years of community or professional involvement in activities or services to persons with disabilities and their families. Working knowledge of the federal and state laws related to special education, Section 504 and vocational services for children, youth, and young adults ages 0‐26 with disabilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

1. Knowledge of the unique training and information needs of families who have children and youth with disabilities.
2. Experience as a parent or family member of a person with a disability.
3. Ability to conduct presentations and trainings to groups in an outgoing and enthusiastic manner.
4. Working knowledge of the federal and state laws related to special education, Section 504 and vocational services for children, youth, and young adults ages 0‐26 with disabilities.
5. Ability to communicate with parents and professionals in a comfortable, effective manner, especially parents from underserved groups.
6. Ability to problem solve and diffuse difficult situations.
7. Ability to organize and obtain closure.
8. Ability to work effectively in a self‐directed manner according to prescribed goals, objectives, and resources.
9. Knowledge of key disability agencies and organizations in the community.
10. Demonstrated excellent time management & organizational skills
11. Ability to proficiently utilize a computer for e‐mail, internet research, preparation of correspondence and reports, Google Drive, Google Docs/Spreadsheets, Adobe Acrobat, and the design/creation of flyers.
12. Ability to proficiently use Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
13. Ability to effectively utilize office equipment, including laptops, copiers, and scanners.
14. Excellent written & verbal communication skills (Bilingual is a plus!)

Submit Letter of Interest and Resume to: Alejandra Barger| TEAM Project Director, prnteamjobs@gmail.com

Partners Resource Network – TEAM Project
Activity & Outreach Coordinator

Position Available: Full‐time (30 hours) Activity Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator serving all of TEAM Project regions (regions 1, 13, and 20). This position will be based out of TEAM Project office in Austin, TX.

Submit Letter of Interest and Resume to: Alejandra Barger| TEAM Project Director, prnteamjobs@gmail.com

ACTIVITY COORDINATOR – GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Activity Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Project Director in all administrative activities, including reports, events, materials, communication, calendars, and public awareness. The Activity Coordinator is the liaison between field staff and the Project Director and assists with staff support and the planning and implementation of staff training. This position reports directly to the Project Director.

SPECIFICATIONS, DUTIES, AND ACTIVITIES:

1. Provide administrative support to the Project Director, such as telephone calls, preparation for meetings and other events, preparation of reports, review of expense vouchers and timesheet, travel arrangements, lodging arrangements, copies, filing, and mail-outs.
2. Assist the Project Director in coordinating and conducting in-person and virtual staff meetings.
3. Assist the Project Director in the orientation of new employees.
4. Assist the Project Director with the development and distribution of training and educational materials.
5. Provide support for field staff including: prepare materials for trainings, duplicate informational materials, and respond to requests for specific information.
6. Develop and disseminate the project’s monthly e-newsletters.
7. Monitor the timely submission of accurate, complete monthly reports and accompanying documentation, such as sign-in sheets, evaluations, workshop summaries, public awareness items, etc.
8. Maintain a project calendar of events and provide information to other appropriate staff for posting on the website and social media.
9. Maintain a working inventory of supplies and other resources and process requests for additional items as needed.
10. Monitor and direct messages received through the general email account for the project.
11. Monitor the accuracy of information about the project and its staff on the website.
12. Solicit donations and work with community partners.
13. Assist with public awareness about the project.
14. Participate in strategic planning and program evaluation.
15. Participate in other activities as required.

OUTREACH COORDINATOR – GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Outreach Coordinator serves as a liaison between underserved groups, project staff, and the Coordinating Office. The position will be responsible for outreach to parents and youth: with limited English proficiency, low income families, homeless families, parents with disabilities, incarcerated youth with disabilities and their parents, military families, families living on reservations, families living in rural areas, and parents whose children may be inappropriately identified as having a disability. Responsibilities include: information dissemination, identification of resources, provision of workshops, and taking calls from parents. The position will require moderate travel within the project area, which includes rural and remote towns. The position will report directly to the Project Director.

SPECIFICATIONS, DUTIES, AND ACTIVITIES

1. Assist underserved parents and youth throughout the project area by responding to their requests for information and support.
2. Collaborate with project staff to develop and facilitate a series of training programs in the project area for underserved families of children and young adults with disabilities.
3. Assist with the project announcements, emails, and public awareness materials to be used within the project area.
4. Network with key agencies and organizations who work with underserved groups to promote connections with the project.
5. Submit reports accurately and on a timely basis.
6. Assist in activities of the Project, including but not limited to: data collection, training, conferences, evaluation and dissemination of project announcements, newsletters, and public awareness materials.
7. Participate in the staff training activities of the Project including mandatory staff meetings, monthly virtual conference calls, and annual State conference.
8. Participate in other activities of the Project as required.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:

1. Education: A minimum of two years of course work at a college, university, or technical school with a specialization in a related field such as Administration, Clerical Arts, Business, or Education.
2. A combination of four years of related postsecondary education and related professional experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

1. Ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing with staff, parents, professionals, businesses, and the public in a comfortable, effective manner.
2. Ability to organize and obtain closure.
3. Ability to problem solve and diffuse difficult situations.
4. Ability to utilize a computer for email, internet research, and preparation of correspondence and reports.
5. Ability to proficiently use Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
6. Ability to work effectively in a self-directed manner according to prescribed goals, objectives, and resources.
7. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish
8. Experience as a parent or family member of a person with a disability.
9. Knowledge of key disability agencies and organizations in the community.
10. Ability to work effectively in a self-directed manner according to prescribed goals, objectives, and resources.
11. Demonstrated excellent time management & organizational skills

Submit Letter of Interest and Resume to: Alejandra Barger| TEAM Project Director, prnteamjobs@gmail.com

Partners Resource Network – PATH Project
Regional Coordinator for Region 3

Position Available:

  • Part‐time (20 hours) Regional Coordinator serving Region 3 – Victoria, Port Lavaca, and El Campo

Submit Letter of Interest and Resume to: Lisa Cowart| PATH Project Director, pathproject@sbcglobal.net

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Regional Coordinator will serve as the area representative of the Project and as Liaison between communities and the Project. The position will be responsible for local information dissemination, training, networking, development and organization of community coalitions, identification of resource persons, crisis management and response, and resource development within the service area. The position will report directly to the Project Director.

SPECIFICATIONS, DUTIES, AND ACTIVITIES

  1. Participate in the program of staff training.
  2. Arrange, develop and facilitate a series of training programs in the service area for parents, service providers, and interested citizens.
  3. Respond to local requests for information concerning referral sources, technical assistance, and parent-to-parent support groups.
  4. Disseminate Project announcements and public awareness materials within area.
  5. Collect and disseminate information of interest to other staff members, parents and professionals in the area of:
  6. State service delivery systems and policies
  7. Texas resources for persons with disabilities
  8. Parent support groups and networks
  9. Innovative methods of service delivery and “promising educational practices”
  10. Serve a communication linkage between local communities and coordinating office to provide for two way interaction.
  11. Conduct community needs assessments related to children with disabilities and their families.
  12. Recruit and support the participation of parents, professionals, and significant others in families.
  13. Recruit volunteers to provide one-on-one information and technical assistance to other parents.
  14. Submit reports on a timely basis.
  15. Assist in statewide activities of the Project, including but not limited to conference, development of publications and materials, and public awareness.
  16. Participate in other activities of the Project as required.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  1. Education:  A minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  2. Experience:  Demonstrate at least two years of community development activities for services to persons with disabilities and their families. Must be familiar with special education services and the ARD process.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  1. Knowledge of the unique training and information needs of parents of children with disabilities from the perspective of a parent or family member of a child with a disability.
  2. Awareness of the various types of disabilities.
  3. Knowledge of the agencies, services and communities found within the area.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  5. Ability to read and write effectively.
  6. Willingness to participate in the Project for its duration.
  7. Knowledge and acquaintance with the educational and other service systems within the area.
  8. Ability to identify and utilize volunteer workers.
  9. Ability to plan and complete a task.
  10. Ability to work in a self-directed manner without extensive direct supervision.
  11. Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies affecting children with disabilities and their families.

Submit Letter of Interest and Resume to: Lisa Cowart| PATH Project Director, pathproject@sbcglobal.net

Partners Resource Network – PEN Project
Regional Coordinator for Region 9

Position Available:

  • Regional Coordinator serving Region 9 (Wichita Falls and surrounding area)

Submit Letter of Interest and Resume to: Bonnie Perez Ramirez | PEN Project Director, penprntx@gmail.com

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Regional Coordinator will serve as the area representative of the Project and as Liaison between communities and the Project. The position will be responsible for local information dissemination, training, networking, development and organization of community coalitions, identification of resource persons, crisis management and response, and resource development within the service area. The position will report directly to the Project Director.

SPECIFICATIONS, DUTIES, AND ACTIVITIES

  1. Participate in the program of staff training.
  2. Arrange, develop and facilitate a series of training programs in the service area for parents, service providers, and interested citizens.
  3. Respond to local requests for information concerning referral sources, technical assistance, and parent-to-parent support groups.
  4. Disseminate Project announcements and public awareness materials within area.
  5. Collect and disseminate information of interest to other staff members, parents and professionals in the area of:
  6. State service delivery systems and policies
  7. Texas resources for persons with disabilities
  8. Parent support groups and networks
  9. Innovative methods of service delivery and “promising educational practices”
  10. Serve a communication linkage between local communities and coordinating office to provide for two way interaction.
  11. Conduct community needs assessments related to children with disabilities and their families.
  12. Recruit and support the participation of parents, professionals, and significant others in families.
  13. Recruit volunteers to provide one-on-one information and technical assistance to other parents.
  14. Submit reports on a timely basis.
  15. Assist in statewide activities of the Project, including but not limited to conference, development of publications and materials, and public awareness.
  16. Participate in other activities of the Project as required.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  1. Education:  A minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  2. Experience:  Demonstrate at least two years of community development activities for services to persons with disabilities and their families. Must be familiar with special education services and the ARD process.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  1. Knowledge of the unique training and information needs of parents of children with disabilities from the perspective of a parent or family member of a child with a disability.
  2. Awareness of the various types of disabilities.
  3. Knowledge of the agencies, services and communities found within the area.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  5. Ability to read and write effectively.
  6. Willingness to participate in the Project for its duration.
  7. Knowledge and acquaintance with the educational and other service systems within the area.
  8. Ability to identify and utilize volunteer workers.
  9. Ability to plan and complete a task.
  10. Ability to work in a self-directed manner without extensive direct supervision.
  11. Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies affecting children with disabilities and their families.

Submit Letter of Interest and Resume to: Bonnie Perez Ramirez | PEN Project Director, penprntx@gmail.com