Bethel University

  • Assistant Director of BUILD

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/1/2018 9:32 AM)
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    Academic Affairs
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    Benefit Eligible
    Benefit Eligible
  • Job Summary

    BUILD (Bethel University Inclusive Learning and Development) is a two-year postsecondary residential program for students with intellectual disabilities.  BUILD provides a comprehensive educational experience that fosters independent living, meaningful employment and life-long learning.


    Provide oversight to the BUILD program in conjunction with the Director to ensure that students are able to successfully participate in and fulfill the requirements for an Applied Skills Certificate.  Support BUILD program focus on developing independent living skills including developing and teaching BUILD Independent Living Courses, as well as designing and implementing personalized learning process to track student progress in development of independent living skills.



    • Teach two BUILD Independent Living courses per semester (year one and year two) including planning, developing and implementing curriculum.
    • Design personalized learning plans for student advisees and monitor student progress in collaboration with the Director, faculty and parents/guardians.
    • Support BUILD Faculty in using Moodle within their courses and following Bethel Faculty timelines and expectations for progress reporting, grading, and instructional policies.
    • Assist Director in marketing and promoting program by attending special education resource fairs and other activities 
    • Assist Director in reviewing applicant files and selecting students

    Required Skills

    Ability to support Bethel University’s statement of Christian faith and share that knowledge with students and clients

    Knowledge of characteristics of students with intellectual disabilities

    Ability to plan, develop, and implement curriculum and instruction using principles of Universal Design for Learning

    Knowledge of certification requirements and standards for Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)

    Knowledge of community agencies and service groups focused on supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in developing their independent living skills

    Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for students

    Ability to establish and maintain open and cooperative communication with Director, students, parents, and Bethel Community Members

    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

    Ability to hire, train, and manage student workers as well as direct work of administrative assistant

    Required Experience

    3+ years’ experience teaching or working with students with disabilities. Experience teaching or working at transition or college level and administrative or team leadership experience preferred.

    Required Education

    Master’s degree in Special Education or related field: Education, Leadership, Social Sciences preferred

    Additional Information

    Must be able work at a computer sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Ability to lift up to twenty pounds to transport instructional materials to classroom/work setting.
    FTE/10 month position. Position requires some night or weekend engagements.


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