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Program Coordinator of Integrated Studies 

EOE Statement Gwynedd Mercy University is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working, and living environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. Gwynedd Mercy University does not discriminate against any applicant for admission to or employment at the University because of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, color, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law ('Protected Classes'). This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, financial aid, educational services, and student programs and activities, as well as to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, and termination. The University will not tolerate unlawful acts of discrimination or harassment based upon Protected Classes, or related retaliation against or by any employee or student.  

This position is responsible for overseeing an inclusive post-secondary program for students with intellectual disabilities. This position is grant funded for one year with the expectation that it will become university funded for future years.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Program Development & Sustainability:

  • Lead and manage the day to day operations of the program, including the creation of foundational experiences, incidental learning, scheduling, and program activities
  • Conduct evaluations and develop a process for establishing outcome measures for individual participant success
  • Coordinate the application, admissions and registration process in collaboration with Admissions & Registrar
  • Create and manage the program budget
  • Compile data, including student and program outcomes and training
  • Create and maintain Integrated Studies website
  • Organize and inform the annual program evaluation e.g., PASSING

Support Students & Families:

  • Support students in building relationships and the creation of natural supports
  • Serve as a liaison and resource for students, parents, faculty and members of the campus community.
  • Develop and lead orientation for new students
  • Coordinate Person Centered planning e.g., for all students/families

Capacity Building:

  • Take part in University Admission Events, including Open House, Accepted Students Day, and Orientation
  • Cultivate relationships with OVR, Supports Coordinators, AHEDD and other third party supports/resources
  • Conduct ongoing outreach to schools, transition service providers, OVR, Medicaid Waiver Supports Coordinators, parents, prospective students, other Universities and community members inquiring about inclusive post-secondary opportunities
  • Collaborate with members of the campus and surrounding post-secondary education community to ensure sustainability of the program
  • Build capacity for Integrated Studies and the development of 'model' programs
  • Engage with faculty and staff in creating/establishing best practices, and curriculum modification, to cultivate an authentic inclusive college experience

Professional Development:

  • Actively engage and collaborate in ongoing professional development related to inclusive post-secondary education (e.g., leadership, supporting students and families, succession planning, program development and evaluation, SRV & CVA, and building relationships)

Post-Graduation Success:

  • Engage students and families in purposeful activities related to student's post-graduation plan e.g., launching, employment, independence and natural supports
  • Create foundational experiences and provide incidental learning to ensure continuity of focus (e.g., academics, experiences, internships and relationships) for students

Work Hours: vary and may include weekends and evenings.

Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor degree in Social Work, Special Education, Disability Studies, or similar program required; masters preferred.

Preferred skills include: Experience working with individuals with intellectual and other disabilities at an inclusive post-secondary/college level; Knowledge and skills providing learning experiences that are functionally relevant and community based; and experience working collaboratively with an academic department or inclusive secondary transition curriculum.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and apply Human Resources’ principles. Ability to respond to common requests from employees, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively communicate with employees and managers.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to read and interpret statistical data, such as salary scales. Ability to present statistical data in written reports.

Interpersonal Skills

Ability to interact effectively and professionally with others. Ability to respond to individuals who may be concerned with a complaint or issue.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to prepare reports for data utilized in department.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Gwynedd Mercy University  
About the Organization Gwynedd Mercy University is a Catholic university with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy, the University offers more than 40 associate, bachelor, master and doctorate degree programs on a full- and part-time basis. Our academic distinction lies in the intersection of excellent programs in health care, education, and business administration, which prepares students to become leaders in the region's powerful and growing life-sciences industry. Our enrollment of nearly 2,500 students and prime location within minutes of Philadelphia means that we're large enough to offer a vibrant campus life but small enough that professors can develop mentoring relationships with students. We educate students in the Mercy tradition of service to society, preparing graduates who not only find jobs but also create lives and careers with deep meaning.

Gwynedd Mercy University students enjoy a vibrant, collegiate campus life highlighted by its 19 NCAA Division III men's and women's sports teams and opportunities to pursue interests through 24 clubs and activities. The University has four residence halls with a variety of living options, a gym and access to indoor track and outside basketball and tennis courts. There are four eateries on campus where students can grab a coffee on the run, get pizza and sandwiches or sit down to all-you-can eat meals. The University is situated on 314 beautiful acres close to a variety of shops and eateries and just a short ride away to the city excitement of Philadelphia.  

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