Department: IU Bloomington Ind Inst On Disability/Commnty
The Eppley Institute is Indiana University's highly regarded unit that serves agencies and organizations engaged in park, recreation, and public land management in the U.S. and across the globe. The Institute is unique and houses the National Center on Accessibility (NCA); a 30-year program of providing technical assistance, assessments and consulting across the nation. NCA and Eppley are exceptionally qualified to assist organizations with training and development, planning and operations, and research and analysis supporting physical accessibility and program accessibility for individuals with disabilities, as well as managing parks, recreation, and public lands. Eppley is also the premier provider of on-line training and education courses for practicing and aspiring park professionals seeking to advance their capabilities and their careers. With close to 30 years serving federal, state, local, and non-profit organizations that provide quality of life services, Eppley has assisted and trained thousands of practicing and aspiring park professionals annually.
As the leading Institute of its type in the nation, Eppley performs a wide variety of services and manages platforms as found at www.eppley.org that include:
accessibility planning and assessments;
organizational development consulting including capability analysis, workforce development, and individual competency/qualifications;
instructional design, content development for online e-courses and classroom courses;
community health and climate adaption plans, including sustainability focused, CHIP, and CHA documents;
business and operational planning including asset management plans including all components;
visitor and user focused research and plans including trail user surveys, park user surveys, interpretation themes and values surveys, and visitor related plans.
survey development, and administration; analyze and report on survey and qualitative research results;
literature reviews; qualitative stakeholder interviews, policy research and development;
meeting facilitation (internal and external) and public engagement with strong attention to detail for advanced planning, documentation, and follow-up.
Lead project-based teams, where assigned providing technical assistance (consulting) training, education, research, planning and policy development for park, health, recreation, and public lands management organizations who are the Eppley Institute’s partners
Create and maintain partner relationships to obtain grants, financial assistance, project agreements, and ensure all project requirements, monitoring progress and decisions related to projects with Institute management team,
Oversee and participate in research in needs assessment, program evaluation, and policy analysis using both quantitative and qualitative methods,
Travel required, including occasional week-long and weekends trips to partner locations,
Contribute to grants, contract and internally funded projects s by managing multiple duties and contributing to multi-functional teams,
Design, develop content for, manage, and present for continuing professional development certificates, workshops, and courses.
Support collaboration opportunities with faculty at Indiana University Bloomington and the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.
Contribute to Eppley Institute's highly active collaborative team environment which is a diverse group of employees, graduate students, contractors and partners.
Experience writing and contributing to multiple projects in diverse cross-functional teams that include project sponsors including, but not limited to, the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, city, county, and state park related agencies, and public land organizations.
Expertise in accessibility assessments including knowledge of laws, techniques, and approaches used in evaluating accessibility of park and facility improvements, programs, exhibits, multi-media products, and tactile displays among other park related services to include:
Familiarity with content and application of accessibility legislation including, but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Architectural Barriers Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and others.
Experience in applying design standards and best practices for accessibility to evaluation and planning for a variety of facilities and outdoor recreation areas
Ability to leverage compliance requirements with budgetary and staffing constraints in communications with external partners
Capacity to advocate for inclusion and equity in experiential components of recreation and wellness design
Excellent time management, project completion, writing and communication skills required. Must demonstrated the ability to become proficient with virtual project work via web and VOIP conferencing.
Detail orientation with demonstrated analytical, problem solving, and research skills.
Experience working in a team environment and the ability to act as a liaison between outside partners, and program managers.
Master's degree in Recreation Therapy, Physical Therapy, Parks and Recreation Management, Public Health, Adult Education, City and Urban Planning, Sustainability, Tourism Management, Land or related discipline.
Department Contact for Questions:
Interested candidates should apply at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10402. Applications received by 3/01/21 will be given full consideration. Expected start date is 4/01/21. Please direct questions regarding this posting to: Susan Henning-Harris at email@example.com.
OAA #: 22012-14
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 10402
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