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CIS Employment and Community Life Coordinator

Up to $45,000 yearly

Salem State University

Last Updated: 11/09/22

Job Description

The Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment initiative (MAICEI) is through the MA Office Of Higher Education is a grant funded program for students 18-22 years old who remain eligible for special education services through their district. There are eleven state-wide initiatives providing access to students with intellectual disabilities and/or autism. Salem State University’s MAICEI initiative is the Community of Inclusive Scholars (CIS). Students in the CIS program share the same experiences as their college peers in the areas of academics, socialization, professional development, employers/internship sites, and independent living. Students become more independent and actively engaged in creating and living their lives.

The CIS Program Employment and Community Life Coordinator serves as the main contact between all parties involved with the program’s implementation: CIS students, SSU Residence Life staff, CIS staff, partnering SSU departments, partnering high school district staff, and families. Working directly with students, CIS Community Peer Mentors, Residence Life staff, and CIS staff, the Campus Life Coordinator oversees the on-going implementation of the CIS Residence Life program, ensuring CIS students have a successful transition living on campus. The Campus Life Coordinator, in collaboration with CIS staff, is also responsible for program development and the implementation of daily programming, activities, and events.

Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our community.

Please Note: This is a a 10 month (August – May) grant-funded position. Continued employment is contingent upon funding.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in education, social work, psychology or a related field
  • Experience working with adults 18-22 years old with intellectual disabilities and/or autism
  • Experience collaborating across various stakeholders
  • Experience with college programming
  • Experience with supervision and evaluation of staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Special Education, Social Work or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs for students with intellectual disabilities and/or autism

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter. Application deadline is November 20, 2022.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.

This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.

EEO Statement:

Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Company Details

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Our Mission Salem State's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development. Our Vision Salem State University will be a premier teaching university that engages students in an inspi...