Special Education Coordinator
Program Leader, Part Time, Day Hours
Seeking an energetic individual to lead one-hour Scouting programs in school
classrooms for people who have special needs. Current programs are held during daytime hours and are located
mostly in the north and west metro. Can work 15 to 20 hours per
week, depending on your availability. Some evening programs at group
homes may be available if you're interested. May be asked to work
Training will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity for those
wishing to gain or expand their teaching experience, and to serve as an advocate for people who have special needs.
The program is offered through Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of
America, and brings both traditional Scouting and "Learning for Life"
programs to physically and developmentally challenged boys, girls, and
adults (with cognitive challenges). In 2015, 2,644 individuals were
served through Scouting's Special Needs program.
The Program Leader maintains a viable and effective program in targeted
areas by providing adapted programs. Success is measured in two ways:
a) effective programs are provided for people who otherwise wouldn't be
able to participate; and b) ties to community organizations using the
program are strengthened.
- Assist in planning and development of the monthly program curriculum with appropriate adaptations.
- Prepare materials for every assigned program.
- Schedule date and time for each site monthly. Implement each
unit's program to ensure a positive learning environment conducive to
developing teamwork, leadership, and confidence building.
- Complete all administrative duties including site records,
advancement reports, meeting plans and notes, expense and mileage
reports, time sheets.
- Complete training as assigned by supervisor to fulfill the
responsibilities of the position. Attend additional meetings as
- Must be age 21 or older
- Must be available between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM.
- Experience and skills: Required: Demonstrated ability to
facilitate program with adults who have special needs. Excellent
organizational, recordkeeping, communication skills. Preferred:
Volunteer experience in a teaching or leading capacity, previous
Scouting experience as a youth or adult leader, camping experience,
knowledge of outdoor equipment.
- Education: High school diploma or equivalent, post-secondary
education in Education, Social Work or other relevant program
preferred. Must be willing and able to learn details of the Special
Needs Scouting program.
- Flexible and able to adjust to last-minute program changes as needed
- Strong organizational and communication skills
- Must have (or be able to obtain) a valid driver's license, ability
to drive personal vehicle to and from program sites, reliable
transportation, and current automobile insurance at levels of
Compensation: Reimbursement for business mileage is provided. Wage to be discussed in interview.
To apply: Email resume (and a
cover letter would be a plus) to email@example.com. Or you can fax to
763-231-7202, or mail to Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America,
Attention: HR, 393 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102. Resumes will be
accepted until the position is filled.
Northern Star Council BSA is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly Employer