Project Director

Parents Helping Parents of WY, Inc: Parent Information Center - Cheyenne, WY

Full-time

Parent Information Center Project Director:
To apply, send Resume with cover letter stating your experience with disabilities and/or the name and age of the family member with a disability.

Status: Full time 12 months, salaried, exempt status. Preference for successful applicant to be based out of Cheyenne. Starting salary at $45,000 depending on experience. Employer paid retirement package of 13% and paid vacation and sick leave, plus paid holidays.

Qualifications: Preference goes to a parent or family member of a child with disabilities. Successful applicant must have personal knowledge of and experience with disabilities, IEP’s, the special education process and their impact on families. Bachelor’s degree in education, social services and/ or related field required. Experience in project management and staff supervision required.

Skills: Good public speaking and interpersonal communication skills. Must be detail-oriented with good writing skills, and have the ability to manage multiple priorities and market the project. Must have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Computer skills required with knowledge of Microsoft office software.

Successful applicant will receive some specialized training on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and family engagement, however, must have the capacity and ability to absorb and understand the special education law and become familiar with material/research on his/her own.

Travel required: Because PIC is a statewide project, some travel (year round) across the state for meetings, trainings and supervising outreach staff is necessary. Successful applicant must have the ability to travel across the state, and a vehicle in good working condition to do so. Mileage for approved travel will be reimbursed.

Basic Responsibilities/Roles: The PIC Project Director’s main priority is to implement the project goals, objectives and activities. This includes marketing the project across the state. Our main goals are to provide information, guidance and individual assistance to families to empower them and increase their capacity for advocating for their children and better understand the special education process.

The Project Director is directly responsible to the Executive Director of PHP, who evaluates the job performance of the Project Director annually.

Other responsibilities:
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  • Coordinate, supervise, train and manage Outreach Parent Liaisons (OPL),
  • Provide annual performance reviews of OPL,*

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  • Develop and maintain training and workshop curricula and other materials,*

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  • Track and collect programmatic data for timely and accurate reporting,*

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  • Develop grant performance reports,*

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  • Collaborate in development of federal Parent Training & Information (PTI) grant,*

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  • Provide individual assistance, and support to families and youth,
  • Attend IEP’s and IFSP’s as requested by families and youth,
  • Provide workshops and trainings to families,*

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  • Manage family database/mailing list and email distribution lists,*

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  • Produce PIC e-news (monthly),*

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  • Manage OPL to ensure accomplishment of goals,*

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  • Collaborate with local, state, and national agencies, and network of national parent centers, and*

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  • Provide professional development opportunities to OPL, families, educators & providers.*

Equal Employment Opportunity: PHP is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability or any other status protected by state or local law.

ADA Accommodation: PHP will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship to PHP. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits investigated.

TOGETHER We Make a Difference!
Parents Helping Parents of Wyoming, Inc.
Parent Information Center
2232 Dell Range Blvd Suite 204, Cheyenne, WY 82009

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Writing Skills: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Communication Skills: 3 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Location:

  • Cheyenne, WY (Required)

Required travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Benefits:

  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes

This Job Is:

  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply