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College of Mount Saint Vincent

VIP Instructor/Educator

  • Location

    Riverdale, NY
  • Posted On

    May 21, 2021
  • Job Type

  • Category

    Special Education
  • Experience Level

    2-5 Years
  • Education Level

    Master's Degree
  • Salary

    Not Specified

Job Description

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan.

Job Description
The CMSV – Vocational Independence Program (CMSV-VIP) provides opportunities for young adults with developmental disabilities to develop and use skills that will enable them to seek employment and adult living opportunities in their communities. At the College of Mount Saint Vincent, VIP is expanded to embrace not only Vocational preparation but also campus and community Inclusion, and opportunities for Participation in campus life for each and every student.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Academics and Educational Programming, the Instructor/Educator develops and teaches coursework designed for the CMSV-VIP students and facilitates meetings with students to plan and reflect on. The Instructor/Educator also works closely with faculty, staff, and administrators in academic and student life departments to support participation of VIP students in campus life. This is a full-time, 10-month position off during the months of June & July each year.


Design coursework based on student need and interest
Teach up to five courses designed specifically for VIP students each semester
Work with VIP students to develop study skills, personal advocacy, and employment readiness skills
Collaborate with full time and adjunct faculty to design, implement, and evaluate academic or social modifications or accommodations
Participate in research and/or assessment plan to evaluate the success of the VIP program and to use data for continuous improvement
Provide community-based support to VIP students through job coaching and participation in planned activities
Attend program, division, college-wide or community meetings and committees as assigned
Partake in the new student orientation
Perform other duties as assigned


Master’s degree in Special Education or related field, NYS Teacher Certification preferred
Online teaching experience preferred
Three+ years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
Knowledge and experience in designing coursework, measuring student learning, and program evaluation
Knowledge and experience in the use of positive support methods for behavior and instruction


College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.

How to Apply

Application Process

Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references who can speak to your professional qualifications by email to All qualified applicants are subject to a background check as part of the final approval process.

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