University of Minnesota
Check & Connect Student Engagement Intervention
Institute on Community Integration
Institute on Community Integration CEHD

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Check & Connect Seeking National Trainer

Check & Connect is currently accepting applications for an Education Program Specialist 2 or national trainer. See position announcement (PDF).

Full-Time 100%, Professional/Academic (P&A) Education Program Specialist 2 position available, Inst on Community Integration Job ID # 314286

One or more full-time (100%FTE) education program specialists who will provide expert knowledge and consultation in fields and disciplines focused on at-risk children and youth, including those with disabilities within the Institute on Community Integration (ICI). This individual leads the design, development, implementation and evaluation of training programs for state education agencies; local school districts; middle schools and high schools; postsecondary education entities; juvenile corrections programs; and other community service agencies. Training primarily focuses on developing the capacity of professionals nation-wide to successfully implement a student engagement and drop prevention intervention model-Check&Connect. This will require that the individual formulates and defines training needs and establishes program objectives and outcomes, and training designs that meet state of the art training standards and methods. This position requires independent decision-making within a set of defined quality standards and protocols to ensure the quality of training curricula and timeliness and effectiveness of delivery to targeted audiences.

How to Apply

View the full position announcement (PDF).

Applications must be submitted online at To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. Please include a 1) current resume, 2) cover letter, 3) names and contact information of three references, 4) a transcript showing highest degree earned, and 5) a brief sample of professional writing ability. For questions, contact Jean Echternacht, Search Committee Chair, 612-625-5322 or This position will remain open until filled.

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