The CMSV – Vocational Independence Program (CMSV-VIP) provides opportunities for young adults with developmental disabilities to develop and use skills that will enable them to seek employment and adult living opportunities in their communities. At the College of Mount Saint Vincent, VIP is expanded to embrace not only Vocational preparation but also campus and community Inclusion, and opportunities for Participation in campus life for each and every student. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of CMSV-VIP is responsible for for development, management, maintenance, and growth of the program. As a member of the college community, the Director works closely with faculty, staff, and administrators in academic, admissions, business, financial aid, institutional advancement, and student life departments. This is a full-time, 12-month position.
Direct and oversee the overall operations of the program including supervision of staff, budget, and administrative functions
Work with various departments on campus, outside agencies including school districts, advocacy and family organizations to recruit a cohort of students for the CMSV-VIP program each year
Develop individualized skills based academic, social, and vocational success plans for each VIP student culminating with a transition plan for the student’s use beyond graduation
Coordinate professional development for VIP staff in addition to providing training to faculty, staff and students on the purpose and goals of the CMSV-VIP program
Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Advancement to seek and obtain external funds to support the program including state, regional, foundation, and federal grants
Provide vision, planning and assessment for the program to advance the department
Partake on division, college-wide or community committees as assigned
Masters degree in Education or related field, doctorate preferred
Five+ years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
Two+ years of experience working in higher education
Experience with vocational preparation of persons with developmental disabilities
Experience in developing and managing effective teams
Experience with state and other outside agencies that support vocational and community inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities
Knowledge and experience in the use of positive support methods for behavior and instruction
Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references who can speak to your professional qualifications by email to HR@mountsaintvincent.edu. All qualified applicants are subject to a background check as part of the final approval process.
College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to providing equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.