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About The Transition Academy (TTA):

The Transition Academy (TTA) is a pioneering disability college and career preparation center that was established in 2019. Our fundamental mission is to transform the lives of youth with disabilities by making economic inclusion a reality. We are particularly focused on empowering young people of color who have historically faced systemic barriers.

Position Summary:

The Transition Academy is in search of two Seasonal Program Associates for 2024 Spring and Summer semesters. Associates will provide real-world learning experiences for high school students with disabilities. Associates’ primary roles are to assist with hands-on job skills training experiences – in classrooms and on field trips. 

Reporting and Relationships:

Program Associates report to the Program Manager and work as part of a cross-trained team. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the TTA team to design, coordinate, and implement programs that support the transition of youth with disabilities, ages 14-21, into college and career pathways.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partnering schools, disability-supporting agencies, employers, and community stakeholders.
  • Support youth in exploring their interests, talents, and skills, and guide them in identifying appropriate educational and career opportunities.
  • Facilitate workshops, group activities, and individual sessions to enhance life skills, employability, and postsecondary readiness.
  • Maintain accurate program records and data, ensuring the collection of relevant documentation for program evaluation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • College degree or industry certification in a related field is preferred. Relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Experience in program coordination or youth services.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in standard office software (e.g., Google Workspace, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • A commitment to fostering inclusivity and a passion for serving youth with disabilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders, including program participants, educators, and community partners.

If you want to make a difference in the lives of youth with disabilities and become a part of a dynamic and dedicated cross-trained team, we encourage you to apply for this role.

Salary: $25 per hour, 10-12 hours per week (average)

Timeframe: February 2024 to June 2024

Location: Kansas City Public Schools and Charter Schools

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to The Transition Academy at [email protected].

In the subject line type: “Seasonal Program Associate – (Your Name)”