TRAVEL TRAINER COORDINATOR

Job Title:                    Travel Trainer Coordinator
Department:              Travel Training
Reports To:                Director Special Projects and Program Development
FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt

SUMMARY

Supports the implementation of the Travel Training Program including Metro grant compliance activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develops a solid travel training program utilizing best practices from other proven programs.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains and oversees staff to effectively deliver training programs.
  3. Schedules travel trainers’ work hours as coordinated by each participant travel training assessment and
  4. Delivers training as needed.
  5. Markets program within New Horizons and to other agencies and programs to generate participants to meet target goals.
  6. Coordinates training schedules between participants, trainers, and host facilities.
  7. Ensures that assessments and curriculum are individualized to the consumers’ needs by utilizing best practice and evidence based
  8. Summarizes data collected from program participants to report on outcomes as required by the grant.
  9. Works with accounting to submit monthly reimbursement requests to grantor.
  10. In collaboration with others, generates and submits compliance reports as required by the grant contract.
  11. Manages program expenses to stay within the grant budget requirements.
  12. Encourages trainees to advocate for themselves and others;

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Attends meetings as directed by the Director Special Projects and Program Development.
  2. Supports the Agency’s mission and partners with others to accomplish the mission.
  3. Maintains the highest professional and ethical standards at all times.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Director Special Projects and Program Development (or in his or her absence) supervises travel trainers, and works collaboratively with Development for marketing support.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Travel Trainer Coordinator is at times a spokesperson for the agency. As such he/she must adhere to and project high standards of business conduct.  Must have an understanding of the agency mission and program objectives and how the role of travel training impacts upon the mission and program.

Ability to effectively manage programs and supervise staff; to consistently demonstrate good judgment and to act decisively and effectively; excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills; excellent verbal and written skills, ability to work effectively with program directors, consumers, families, and staff.

Must have a motor vehicle to use for the position and show proof of vehicular insurance.  Must have a valid California driver license and a driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier.  Must also pass a criminal background clearance.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

College graduate with a degree in business or social sciences.  Experience in successfully developing and implementing new programs preferred.  Some experience with persons with developmental disabilities preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret in English general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write in English reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information in English and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide at a high school level.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.