Researcher in Counseling, Education Psychology and Spec Education

Michigan State University College of Education

United States

Specialist - Outreach-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Counseling, Educ Psych & Spec Educ 10014204
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Education/Training, Advising/Counseling, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to serve as an Outreach Specialist-Fixed term for the STRIDE Center, a community-based Center to support underserved individuals with disabilities who are seeking transition support.

This position will start in December 2022 and will be renewed annually based on available funding. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture our team endeavors to cultivate. This includes providing opportunities and access for all people which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Managing all center-related activities, including;
    • Providing training and clinical supervision over center staff, including performance reviews;
    • Providing clinical services as needed;
    • Managing center schedule, clinical in-take, program offerings, and staff scheduling;
    • Organizing and communicating information with the team and relevant stakeholders (clients and families) in a timely manner;
    • Leading budget reviews, monitoring budget forecasts, spending and re-budgeting;
    • Developing center materials and preparing related documentations with the team;
    • Collaborating with other project managers/coordinators to conduct all center meetings to review pending projects, team goals/timelines;
    • Managing product delivery and preparation of reports to funders, partners, and the public to maximize use and impact;
    • Database management including tracking service delivery and monitoring client progress;
  • Building and managing strategic partnerships and relationships with community partners and stakeholders;
  • Ensuring center compliance and improving the quality assurance of center procedures;
  • Leading strategic planning for the team and individual members;
  • Managing oversight of branding materials for publicizing work and raising visibility;
  • Performing related work as assigned and appropriate based on the specific interests and expertise of the selected candidate.

The STRIDE Site Coordinator will oversee staff and graduate assistants of the team to ensure all project progress. We are seeking a person who is excited to be a member of an interdisciplinary, dynamic and motivated group, and who is driven by a desire to produce and provide high-quality services aimed at driving improvements for individuals with disabilities. The position, which include benefits, is a fixed term annual, 100% time position beginning December 1, 2022 with the potential potential for renewal in the College of Education.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Rehab, Counseling, Psych or related field

Desired Degree

Other -LPC, CRC or BCBA

Minimum Requirements

  • A master’s degree in rehabilitation, counseling, psychology, disability studies, education, allied health, social work, social science or related field;
  • Professional experience in project coordination;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products;
  • Highly motivated, self-directed and extreme attention to detail;
  • Strong organizational, management, and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with internal and external team members;
  • Ability to manage multiple project tasks and competing priorities while maintaining flexibility;
  • Willing to travel and be flexible with working hours.

Desired Qualifications

  • Project management, including developing and maintaining project timelines with contingency plans, coordinating the work of others, and ensuring project deliverables are met to a high standard for quality and accuracy;
  • Hold professional credentials such as Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC in Michigan), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), or Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA)
  • Knowledge or interest in partner-orientated special education and rehabilitation research;
  • Experience working in career counseling and related areas;
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities;
  • Experience with data collection and analysis activities across a large team;
  • Experience in communication/marketing and community outreach.

Required Application Materials

Interested candidates should send: 1) a letter of application stating qualifications for and reasons for interest in this position; 2) current resume or curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information for three references.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Applicants must apply online at: Please reference posting 825986. Review of applications will begin on December 7, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled. Questions can be directed to Connie Sung at or (517) 353-1638.

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (CEPSE) at Michigan State University is committed to the study of human learning and development across the life span. CEPSE faculty and students bring an important array of conceptual, technical and therapeutic perspectives to the study of learning in a wide variety of contexts.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Dec 1, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Dec 1, 2024 Eastern Standard Time

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