The Training Program Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the RIT Principal Investigator (PI) with the scope of work for a NIH grant entitled “Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholars.” The coordinator is responsible for the recruitment of new Bridges scholars, hosting monthly seminars with faculty from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), and placing scholars in laboratories at RIT and URMC. The coordinator will also host meetings with the scholars’ academic mentors and laboratory mentors to ensure that all are working together as outlined in the grant. The coordinator will travel to events hosted by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (program’s funding agency) for training program personnel responsible for serving underrepresented minorities. The coordinator is also responsible for communicating with RIT undergraduate and graduate behavioral and biomedical science program directors frequently to advance the science training of deaf and hard of hearing students at RIT. The coordinator will also be the person of contact for the Office of the Dean of Graduate School and the School of Individualized Studies to make policy changes as necessary to ensure that the Bridges scholars do not face accessibility or programmatic barriers during their training at RIT.
The coordinator is responsible for overseeing all of the access issues of the Bridges program and to produce new interpreters trained to work in biomedical and behavioral science disciplines. The coordinator is expected to be fluent in American Sign Language and to have a sign language interpreting certification. The coordinator will hire and mentor student apprentice interpreters, work with coordinators at NTID Department of Access Services, Interpretek, and URMC Interpreting Services. The coordinator will travel with scholars to their science conferences to assist with networking and to ensure that access services are appropriately provided by science organizations. The coordinator will be responsible for promoting the Bridges program at conferences and other outreach events.
The coordinator will work with the Project Administrator in the NTID Office of the Associate Dean of Research to ensure that all of the grant-related paperwork (TERs, Kronos, Pro Card purchases, PaymentNet processing, Journal entries) handled by that office for this grant are accurate and are in compliance with grant regulations. Under the supervision of the PI, the coordinator will make budgetary modifications as necessary for the program’s success.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree and at least 2-3 years working with federally funded grant budgets and/or finances/accounting. Interpreter Certification required. Valid driver's license.
Required Minimum Education Level
Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Cover Letter, List of References
How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
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THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career ...education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.
Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”