Center on Transition and Career Innovation - Department of Counseling, Higher Education & Special Education, College Park, Maryland



Center on Transition and Career Innovation


Department of Counseling, Higher Education & Special Education

College Park, Maryland


The Center on Transition & Career Innovation (CTCI) in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education & Special Education at the University of Maryland is seeking applications for a Technical Assistance (TA) Coach to support a newly funded Disability Innovative Fund project, from the US Department of Education, Rehabilitation Service Administration, in partnership with the Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS). The Connecticut Pathways to Integrated Employment (CT/PIE) project is designed to help individuals with disabilities currently working or considering subminimum wage employment make the choice to prepare, secure, and sustain competitive, integrated employment in growing career clusters. CT/PIE will create viable, sustainable options through a model that builds on existing resources to align consumer assessment and career preparedness activities with structured customized training and employment programs, individualized supports and wraparound services.


CTCI is seeking experienced and motivated applicants to serve as a TA coach to support PIE regional resource teams throughout the state in implementing pathways to competitive integrated employment CIE). Duties will include:

  1. assist in outreach and recruitment of individuals who are currently working or considering subminimum wage employment to participate in the intervention;
  2. develop and deliver in-the-field TA and training to the PIE resources teams and CRPs to address overarching systemic issues;
  3. work directly with PIE resource teams to identify individual consumer supports and services, through assessment and job development activities, for CIE;
  4. work with PIE resource teams to promote informed choice and the coordination of service delivery to individuals working or considering subminimum wage employment;
  5. assist PIE resource teams and CRPs with data collection and reporting in accordance with the evaluation requirements;
  6. develop relevant training and toolkits to enhance replicability of the CT/PIE model;
  7. participate in the planning and delivery of the required project meetings; and
  8. provide on-going feedback to the project management team on progress.


Preferred qualifications include:

  1. Master Degree;
  2. knowledge and experience vocational rehabilitation processes (e.g., case flow);
  3. experience providing career development strategies, including customized employment, to individuals with complex support needs;
  4. understanding of organizational transformation and ability to navigate diverse organizational cultures;
  5. willingness to learn the labor market needs within CT and promote innovative strategies to connect individuals with complex support needs to CIE;
  6. ability to cope with ambiguity (i.e., effectively cope with change; shift gears comfortably; decide and act without having the total picture; comfortably handle risk and uncertainty);
  7. demonstrated ability to work within a team including active listening, conflict resolution, and consensus building;
  8. demonstrated ability to take direction, while exhibiting the competence to identify and network with various community partners including vocational rehabilitation; and
  9. availability and flexibility for overnight travel, based on the needs to project. 

The ideal candidate will be results-oriented and a motivated self-starter. Interested applicants can email their cover letter and resume to:

Christy Stuart, Director or Kelli Crane, Co-Director  

Center on Transition & Career Innovation

University of Maryland, College Park


The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.