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Lead Transition Specialist

Granite State Independent Living

Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote quality of life with independence for people with disabilities and seniors.  As the state’s only Independent Living Center, we pride ourselves in being innovative leaders with the highest standards. Granite State Independent Living promotes quality of life with independence for people with disabilities and those experiencing the natural process of aging through advocacy, information, education, support and transition services. 

For more than 30 years Granite State Independent Living has been committed to excellence and model what we want to see in society; inclusion for all through the elimination of attitudinal and physical barriers. Through multiple programs we deliver services that allow people to navigate their lives and live as independently as they choose.



• Serves as lead instructor of the day-to-day academic activities

• Oversees the development of the new ELO’s (extended learning opportunities) to respond to identified student needs

• Directs staff in recruitment, intake and progression through the program experience and back to school and other appropriate service

• Works with Program Administrators and stakeholders (Regional Advisory Group) to continually review and evaluate all aspects of the program – assess process effectiveness and full academic rigor

• Responsible for establishing and maintaining student expectations

• Provide support to work site activities as needed

Other Responsibilities:

• Participate in general GSIL events and activities.

• Maintain professional knowledge/skills by reviewing professional literature and attending trainings/workshops.

• Support and uphold GSIL policies and procedures, workplace regulations and safety practices.

• Share newsworthy information appropriately throughout the organization.

• Conduct other duties as assigned that will increase options for persons with disabilities to live independently in their communities.


• Comfort and ability in quick and rapid decision making

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities • Comfort with 1-1 instructions and group presentations

• Excellent organizational skills • Excellent attention to details • Demonstrated collaborative skills



• College graduate preferred

• Teaching/instruction experience

• Experience working with adolescents, at-risk youth or high school students with disabilities

• Ability to drive a 13-passenger vehicle.

• Ability to convey a variety of diverse thoughts and ideas to learners of varying academic levels and learning styles

• Ability to work in dynamic and high stress environment with flexibility and focus

• Ability to see the best in all students and assist each in “creating themselves”

• Knowledge of career development assessment software and processes

• Knowledge and/or personal or professional experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred

• Knowledge of special education law, accommodations and modifications as related to IEPs and 504s preferred

• Google Suite including; Google Classroom; Docs; Sheets; Slides; Forms, and Gmail

• Microsoft Office including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and various templates

• Working with Database programs

*Physical/Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this position, the individual is regularly required to sit, use a computer, a telephone, and other office equipment and to move throughout the building and attend outside meetings.  Employee may occasionally need to exert up to 10 pounds of force to lift carry, push or otherwise move objects (e.g. files or presentation materials). This position requires the ability to express or exchange ideas and to comprehend and present detailed and critical information including

but not limited to financial information. Exceptional judgment and creativity are regularly required to evaluate results and make decisions.

Reasonable accommodations will be made available to assist persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

GSIL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

* Essential Job Functions

How to Apply:

To apply for this postion please forward your resume and cover letter to:

Salary Range:

$40,000. - $45,000.

Job Location:

Littleton Area

Date Added: May 7, 2020

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