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Program Specialist (VDBP Technical Assistance Specialist)

PN# FAF510

Partnership for People with Disabilities

Virginia Commonwealth University

The Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness (VDBP) is seeking a dynamic professional with experience teaching children with deaf-blindness to serve as a Program Specialist. This position will support the Professional Development and Training Program in Deaf-Blindness by providing training, technical assistance, and coaching to participants in the program. Additionally this position offers the opportunity to collaborate with families, local education agencies, state agencies, and other projects in the Office of Special Education Program’s deaf-blind network to achieve project goals. This position entails local travel and occasional overnight travel. Requirements include: Master’s degree in special education or related field; demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU, and at least three years teaching experience. Preferred skills include sign language, braille, providing professional development, use of distance technology (i.e. web conferencing, on-line learning platforms), and knowledge and experience with the Specialty Set: Special Education Paraeducator Intervener for Individuals with Deafblindness (Council for Exceptional Children, 2015).

This is a twelve month, grant funded non-tenure track position. The position is located at the Partnership for People with Disabilities office in Richmond. Salary will be determined by experience in the field and educational degrees obtained. Start date is negotiable. To be considered you must meet all required qualifications. Please contact Julie Durando at or (804) 828-8252 if you have any questions. A complete job description and online application can be found at

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